Recap: Day 1 D23 Expo 2019 — Disney Legends, Disney+, Vader Immortal

How was your first day of D23 Expo 2019? It was an eventful one for sure packed with plenty of announcements and surprises! From this morning’s Disney Legends ceremony up to the afternoon Disney+ presentation there was so much information to take in. Here’s a short recap of today’s events and some of our favorite moments.

Disney Legends Ceremony

Today, The Walt Disney Company honored 12 men and women by naming them Disney Legends. These individuals were selected for their amazing contributions to Disney and spanned across movies, television, parks and more. The 2019 class inductees were:

  • Christina Aguilera
  • Wing Chao
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Jon Favreau
  • James Earl Jones
  • Bette Midler
  • Kenny Ortega
  • Barnette Ricci
  • Robin Roberts
  • Diane Sawyer
  • Ming-Na Wen
  • Hans Zimmer

Check out all of the Disney Legends speeches on our YouTube channel:

Disney Cosplay

Disney fans of every part of the company were decked out in their best and most unique costume iterations of beloved characters. Some even merged franchises together! Check out all of our Friday favorites right here.

Disney+ Presentation

We’re not sure if we’re going to be consuming Disney+ or if Disney+ will be consuming us! Either way, today’s presentation proved there’s a lot of good coming to this new streaming service. Read about all of the big Disney+ announcements in our reap article or jump to your favorite:

The animal stars of Lady and the Tramp stopped by to say hello!

D23 Expo 2019 attendees can sign up for 3 years of Disney+ for a discounted price of $140 (plus local tax). On top of that, they get a cool Disney+ Founders Circle pin!

Vader Immortal

During today’s panel, the creative team behind the VR experience gave fans a sneak peek at Vader Immortal Episode II. While the team couldn’t reveal many key details such as release date, they were able to introduce a few new characters and announce returning favorites:

Just for Fun

Here’s a few more pictures to enjoy before we say goodnight.

If you’re here at the Expo we’d love to meet you! Come find us in Hall A of the Emporium at booth 113E. See ya real soon!

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