In past years, D23 Gold Members received access to the show floor one hour prior to other attendees. It appears that will not be the case in 2017. This year D23 Gold Members and Gold Family Members will receive, priority seating for presentations in Hall D23 and the D23 Expo Arena, a complimentary Expo-exclusive print, and special offers and discounts from Disney partners including Havaianas, Ozobot, Steiff, and Thomas Kinkade.
It should be noted that it appears D23 will once again be using the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center which it did not use in 2015.
Once again, D23 Charter Members (who joined in 2009 and have maintained their Gold Membership status) will have access to a private lounge off the show floor, where they can relax and purchase food and beverages.