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Step-planDisney: No membership stuff from D23; who do I call?

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Uncle Walt’s Insider step-planDisney (Step)Moms answer your real questions with their own totally reliable advice. [Lawyer-mandated disclaimer: do NOT rely on this advice. Our panel of experts may or may not be actual stepmoms, but they are definitely evil.]

“Dear step-planDisney (Step)Moms: I joined D23 but have not received anything. Who do you suggest I contact for a real answer??” – Melanie Campbell, Kansas City, MO


Hi Mel, thanks for asking.

D23? Not familiar with that, I’ll have to look into it. 


Hello, Belle! You’ve certainly brought your question to the right place! We (with one exception <cough> Walt <cough>) know everything there is to know about D23 and everything else Disney- and theme park-related!

First of all, there is one fundamental rule when dealing with Disney. It’s always been true, but especially these days under CEO Bob “Bob” Chapek: nothing is free. Oh, sure, there’s a “free” version of D23, but what do you get? You get on a mailing list, and you have the “opportunity” to buy overpriced merch at slightly-less-but-still-overpriced rates. So if you joined at the “free” level and got a confirmation email, congrats, you’ve pretty much received everything.

But did you purchase (subscribe to) a “Gold” membership, starting at $99.99 per year plus taxes and fees? That’s where you get real, tangible goodies! Of course, they’re still worth much less than you’re shelling out each year, but hey, you have that “exclusive” membership card. Woo hoo.

So did you buy into that “Gold” level and haven’t received anything? Tell you what: cancel the credit card charge, send us the $99 bucks, and we’ll send you a really exclusive membership card. It may even include a “D,” “2” & “3” somewhere on it, and we can guarantee it’ll be at least as good a value for you as that real D23 membership.


Oh, THAT D23… yeah, do what Marty said, or give Chapek a call. His number is 407-939-3463. At least I think that’s it… 


Hi Megan. It’s great to hear from you.

SpaceX has only taken four tourists up into space, and they said that the one unpleasant part of spending four days in a 9.3m3 – or 328 cubic feet for those of you not in Svalbard – capsule was using the space toilet. For reference, imagine going yourself with three other people in the stall with you, and you’ve got an idea what it was like for them. That, and of course, using the camera to… aim.

Until such time as the toilet situation changes, I will not be going to space. There are just certain parts of my body that I don’t care to view live on camera or recorded for that matter, especially when using them to do what God designed them to do.

Also, I believe the Crew Dragon 23 mission won’t happen for at least another few years. They’re working to launch Crew Dragon 5 during Hurricane Ian for the extra challenge. Crew Dragon 7 is scheduled for sometime in 2024. At this rate, Crew Dragon 23 should be sometime in 2052.

Hope that helps!


Just don’t go to the D23 convention. Theree are too many people there without you.


I’m not sure how useful a 23-sided die would be. Most Dungeon Masters that I know prefer a D20. Would a D23 even be physically possible to make?



Amateur. Let me find my D1024. It’s basically a bowling ball with numbers painted all over it. 

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