I bought a membership in Dec 2009, the Charter Year. As already shared the magazine is what ultimately persuaded me to join. I like it overall. All the issues I've read have been made with genuine care. Silly me I also thought I would use my D23 card to get lots of discounts on my 2010 Disneyland trip...but I didn't. For varied reasons (location, negatives outweighing positives) I chose not to renew my membership in Dec 2010 and consequently lost my "Charter member" status.
Fast forward to July 2012. I'm going to escape to Disneyland in August so I decide to renew with a Silver membership (no magazine.) This time around I signed up just for the sweet 23-month calendar
and discounts, which I was able to take advantage of. By the way, I was so
close in attending an event, but it didn't fall into place.
Anyway, unless tickets for the D23 Expo fall into my lap, I don't plan on renewing. Why not?
I'm able to get the magazine at CARRS/Safeway. 2)
By the time the fan emails are sent out I already know what they're reporting on. 3)
I can't get to any events or meet-ups. 4)
I'm not an avid collector, so the exclusive D23 Boutique doesn't charm me. 5)
I'm not interested in the varied online offers.
The perks for Alaska members don't stack up to much. Right now I essentially own it just for the bragging rights.