The ultimate fans event for all things Disney (including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars) is happening in about one week and I’ll be there! That’s right – 25 bloggers and their fearless leaders will be roaming the halls of D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim, CA August 13-16. Not only will we get to be among fandom at its finest but we’ll enjoy presentations, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. Whoo-hoo! You’ll be joining us on our adventure, right?! Just follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #D23Expo.
D23 Expo 2015
Here are just a few of the items on the agenda so far.
- Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter
In what has become a D23 EXPO must-see, host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, presents this in-depth look at the animation studios’ slate. Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar’s upcoming The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation’s Zootopia and Moana. The event will include surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by the films’ star voice talent.
- Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios
In this exclusive Hall D23 presentation, join Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn for a tour of upcoming live-action projects from these legendary film studios. A bevy of special guests will be on hand to offer a look at an unparalleled slate that includes Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens—and much, much more.
- Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration!
Join host Chris Montan, president, Walt Disney Music, and the Oscar®-winning songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez as they take you on a once-in-a-lifetime musical journey through the world of Frozen. This one-day-only performance features your favorite friends from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film—including Anna and Elsa––with sing-along experiences and fascinating stories behind some of your favorite Frozen songs.
- Toy Story: 20 Years Later, the Original Crew Looks Back
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1995’s Toy Story, the first computer-animated feature film, join members of the original crew, including filmmakers John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Galyn Susman, Ralph Eggleston, Sharon Calahan, Eben Ostby, Bob Pauley and Bill Reeves as they share their stories and the challenges they faced along the way.
- The Walt Disney Studios – Show Floor Exhibition
Step into the worlds of The Walt Disney Studios in this wide-ranging showcase of exciting projects from Disney Live Action, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm.
Of course, being an event for fans, dressing up for D23 Expo 2015 is encouraged. I was having some serious issues coming up with ideas so my teen daughter had to step in to help 🙂 We both agreed that going Disneybound would be much easier (and less expensive) than full-on costumes though. I still have some shopping and planning to do but here are the basic outfits I plan to wear during the expo.
Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration
As if that wasn’t enough Disney fun, we’ll also be visiting Disneyland for a few hours. With the 60th anniversary Diamond Celebration still going on, it’s going to be AMAZING!
I was invited on an all-expense paid media trip as a guest of Disney in honor D23 Expo. All opinions are my own.