D23 Fantastic Marceline

Sat. Sep 5, 2020 at 8:00am CDT
58 days away
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Of all the fantastic places that inspired Walt Disney’s storied career, Marceline, Missouri, was at the forefront. “I’m glad I’m a small-town boy, and I’m glad Marceline was my town,” he once said. The Official Disney Fan Club is proud to invite D23 Gold Members back to Walt’s boyhood hometown for a one-of-a-kind experience, exploring the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, visiting Walt Disney Elementary School, strolling down Marceline’s own “Main Street, U.S.A.,” and even enjoying a hometown BBQ at Walt’s former family farmhouse!

On this D23-exclusive day trip, The Official Disney Fan Club is thrilled to host a magical one-of-a-kind experience that will begin at the Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, MO, with a light continental-style breakfast aboard the bus to Marceline.

During the approximately 100-mile trip, several pieces of curated content will be shared to fully prepare you for the story that will unfold when in Marceline.

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Upon arriving in Marceline, Guests will receive a warm welcome from the residents of the city before being ushered into the local community center for a special presentation from those who know Walt’s Marceline best.

The morning will feature a combination of curated tours of locations such as the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in the town’s train station, Marceline Post Office, a visit to the children’s auto ride originally donated by Walt and Roy from Disneyland in the mid-1960s, and free time to be fully immersed into Walt’s Main Street, U.S.A.

For a special lunchtime retreat, we will enjoy the outdoors at the Walt Disney Swimming Pool and surrounding park, where a picnic will be served along with a take-home commemorative blanket for you to remember Marceline.

The afternoon will allow you to continue to explore the idyllic setting, including the Walt Disney Elementary School, which features beautiful Disney character murals designed by Disney Legend Bob Moore.

As evening approaches, Guests will then be transported to Walt Disney’s family farmhouse for a very special reception, where they will enjoy hometown BBQ while mingling with fellow D23 Members and Disney guests.

“Everything connected with Marceline was a thrill to,” Walt once said, and we know that the same will be true for our D23 Members. Whether this is your first visit or a homecoming, it will be a special occasion of summer magic that will inspire all, just as it did for Walt so many years ago.

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Available to Gold and Gold Family Members
You will be required to show a photo ID. Members will be required to show their D23 Membership Card.

Event check-in will take place on Friday, September 4, from 4 – 7 p.m. at The Elms Hotel & Spa, roughly 30 miles from Kansas City, MO, in Excelsior Springs, MO. The bus to Marceline will leave promptly at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, and return that evening to The Elms Hotel & Spa at approximately 10:30 p.m. All guests must utilize D23’s transportation to and from Marceline. This event does not include hotel accommodations at The Elms Resort & Spa. Guests will receive exclusive D23-rate information in the confirmation email. In order to receive this rate, all Elms Resort & Spa accommodations must be booked by August14, 2020. Subject to availability.

The event includes several specially crafted gifts to help you enjoy your visit and commemorate this special occasion.

The event will include:

  • Motor coach transportation for the round-trip journey from Excelsior Springs, MO, to Marceline, MO (100 miles each way)

  • Continental breakfast snacks for the trip

  • Special presentation on Walt’s hometown with Marceline residents

  • Picnic lunch near the Walt Disney Pool

  • Specially created D23 picnic blanket to take with you

  • Access to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum

  • Ability to explore various parts of Marceline—such as the Marceline Post Office, Walt Disney Elementary School, and other locations on Main Street

  • Visit to the property of Walt Disney’s boyhood home and barn, featuring live music and a BBQ dinner

  • A commemorative gift created exclusively for this special occasion


  • D23 Gold Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and one (1) Guest. D23 Gold Family Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and three (3) Guests.

  • All Guests under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend this D23 event.

  • Due to the nature of this experience, all attendees must be at least 15 years of age or older to partake in this D23 event.

  • All dietary restrictions must be communicated to our Guest Services team by August 14, 2020.

  • This event does not include hotel accommodations at The Elms Resort & Spa. Guests will receive exclusive D23-rate information in the confirmation email. In order to receive this rate, all Elms Resort & Spa accommodations must be booked by August 14, 2020. 

  • During portions of the day, transportation will not be provided, and Guests will be required to walk to and from locations, rain or shine.

  • D23 Members attending must bring their photo ID and event tickets or they will not be admitted to the event.

  • Ticketed Members and Guests who do not attend the event forfeit their place as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event. D23 Members must be present for their guests to gain entry to the event.

  • All D23 events are subject to change without notice. There are strictly no cancellations or refunds, and tickets are not transferable.


PLEASE BE ADVISED: Filming, photography, and other recording will take place in MARCELINE, MO, during the event you will be attending. By entering the premises, you irrevocably consent to and authorize Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., its affiliates, successors, and assigns (collectively “Disney”), to photograph you, make sound recordings of you, and use such photographs and recordings throughout the world, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, television broadcasts and home entertainment products, including, but not limited to, home video and DVD. All such photographs and sound recordings will be the sole property of Disney.

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Marceline, MO 401 Regent St #2694
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024