Every other year since 2009 the Walt Disney Company celebrates Disney fans and all things Disney at an amazing convention called D23 Expo. 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary, and the dates have been announced! Mark your calendars for August 23-25, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
Why is this convention so special? Each of Disney’s magical worlds – Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars – unite to celebrate what’s new and what’s on the horizon from Disney theme parks, TV, music, products and films. We’ve covered three D23 Expo’s on our podcast, so if you’re wondering what the fuss is all about, have a listen to our coverage of 2017’s D23 Expo, including an Imagineer interview about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and audio from Tangled: The Series Panel featuring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Jeremy Jordan and Eden Espinoza. Scroll to the bottom of this article for links to all of our coverage from every D23 Expo.
You also get amazing one-of-a-kind experiences like this one-man concert by Alan Menken, in which he tells stories behind the movies and music, while playing selections from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies, Tangled and many, many more:
FROM THE D23 PRESS RELEASE:
All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents D23 Expo 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of August 23–25.
Highlights planned for D23 Expo include more than 50 shows, presentations, and panels, including the Disney Legends Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new exhibit curated by the Walt Disney Archives; a daily parade down the middle of the show floor; D23 Expo’s costume contest, Mousequerade, showcasing the most creative designs by fans; and the D23 Expo Design Challenge. (Details on the Design Challenge and Mousequerade will be forthcoming.)
D23 Expo 2019 will feature a massive show floor full of immersive experiences and special opportunities to see what’s next for Disney around the world—and guests may run into their favorite Disney stars, characters, Imagineers, animators, and filmmakers. Guests can enjoy numerous shopping opportunities with D23 Expo-exclusive collectibles and more at an assortment of Disney and partner merchants, including the D23 Expo Emporium, where Disney fans can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, merchandise, and more. All of the popular presentation venues will return, including Hall D23, the Expo Arena, Stage 28, and Center Stage.
D23’s sixth Expo follows the success of D23 Expo 2017, which drew tens of thousands of Disney fans for three star-studded days and nights. Guests were treated to appearances by such celebrities as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Whoopi Goldberg, Jordan Fisher, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Hamill, Kristen Bell, Chris Hemsworth, Mandy Moore, and the stars of Disney’s Descendants. Guests had the chance to take a jump into a life-sized DuckTales money bin; were the first to see a full-scale model of Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars-themed land coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts; and were able to enjoy a full-length concert from Disney Legend Alan Menken. They also enjoyed a look back at Disney’s rich history through extraordinary panels, presentations, and exhibits and discovered the newest entertainment, technology, and products coming from Disney.
D23 Expo Past Coverage: