D23 has shared even more of the exciting opportunities and experiences available to guests attending the D23 Expo 2019.

What’s happening: 

  • D23 Expo 2019 will be a must for fans of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.
  • Highlights for 2019 include:
    • An immersive pavilion providing an insider’s look at new themed lands, attractions, shows, and more,
    • Entertaining presentations
    • Exclusive shopping opportunities  

“Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion:

  • Showcasing an array of new experiences for guests around the world to enjoy for years to come, the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion will give fans a unique look at the exciting developments underway at Disney parks around the world.
  • Attendees will see a dedicated space showcasing the historic transformation of Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • They will also see Tony Stark’s latest plans to recruit guests to join alongside the Avengers in fully immersive areas filled with action and adventure in Hong Kong, Paris, and California.

Entertaining presentations: 

  • The fan-favorite Hall D23 presentation with Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will take place Sunday, August 25, at 10:30 am.
  • Guests will be treated to more details on much-anticipated attractions, experiences, and transformative storytelling that set Disney apart.

Exclusive shopping opportunities:

  • During the three-day event, fans can scoop up never-before-seen collectibles across from:
    • Disney Parks
    • shopDisney.com | Disney Store
    • Disney DreamStore
    • Mickey’s of Glendale
    • Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store
  • Attendees will be introduced to new collections that celebrate milestone anniversaries and favorite characters across:
    • Disney
    • Pixar
    • Star Wars
    • Marvel
  • Plus:
    • Official D23 Expo 2019 gear and accessories
    • Nostalgic Disney Parks-inspired items
    • Limited-edition collectibles celebrating Walt Disney Imagineering’s heritage

Special panel presentations

The Music and Sounds of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

  • Friday, August 23, 12:30 pm, D23 Expo Arena  
  • Sound design is an instrumental layer of storytelling found throughout every Disney park, resort, and cruise ship.
  • Join Imagineering Music Studio lead Matt Walker in discussing the creative process behind the original music and sound design heard throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
  • Join Imagineers and collaborators who will share how they developed all-new iconic soundscapes while taking inspiration from the rich legacy of Star Wars music and sound design, from the land’s epic John Williams-composed musical score to the sounds of low-flying starships.  

Haunted Mansion: Celebrating 50 Years

  • Saturday, August 24, 12:30 pm, D23 Expo Arena  
  • Celebrate Disney’s famed home of 999 happy haunts!
  • The attraction’s rich history has generated global fandom from both the living and the unliving.
  • Our ghost host has assembled a procession of bodies you will be dying to meet!

Immersive Worlds: Bringing Stories to Life in Disney Parks

  • Saturday, August 24, 3:30 pm, Stage 28
  • Disney Imagineers continue Walt Disney’s legacy in creating themed environments where beloved stories and characters come to life.
  • Join Imagineers Joe Rohde and Scott Trowbridge to learn about the creative process for dreaming up and developing new Disney experiences as we invite guests to enter authentic worlds previously seen only in a film, a book, or one’s imagination.

Travels with Marty: A Conversation with the Sklars and Imagineers

  • Saturday, August 24, 6 pm, Walt Disney Archives Stage
  • Celebrate the legacy of Disney Legend Marty Sklar as his colleagues, mentees, and family recount the journey of publishing his last book and discuss his lasting impact on The Walt Disney Company.

 

Behind the Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between

  • Sunday, August 25, 10 am, Stage 28
  • Celebrate the imagination, passion, and attention to detail in creating Disney costumes.
  • Go behind the scenes with the team that crafted the dazzling new Walt Disney Archives exhibit on the D23 Expo show floor and its accompanying coffee table book.

Inspiring Women Behind Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

  • Sunday, August 25, 2 pm, Stage 28
  • Meet some of the talented women from across Disney Parks, Experiences and Products responsible for bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life.
  • Hear stories about their roles and experiences in developing everything from the original backstories of the land and its inhabitants, to the themed merchandise, galactic fare, and the interactive elements found throughout Black Spire Outpost.

Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career with Kevin Rafferty

  • Sunday, August 25, 4 pm, Walt Disney Archives Stage
  • Join veteran Imagineer Kevin Rafferty as he reminisces about a career spanning 40-plus years, from a dishwasher at Disneyland to builder of immersive worlds.
  • Kevin explains his path to Imagineering and talks about his new book.

Marc Davis in His Own Words – Imagineering the Disney Theme Park

  • Sunday, August 25, 6 pm, Stage 28
  • Authors Pete Docter and Christopher Merritt reveal their magnificent two-volume tribute to the artwork and career of Disney Legend Marc Davis.
  • Featuring artwork from Marc for the creation of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, the presentation will also highlight the 50th anniversary of the storied attraction.

Disney Store Artist Signing Schedule

Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24, Talent Central

Come meet the artists and designers behind some of our amazing D23 Expo product ranges:

Disney Pixar Tiki Mug Signing with Jerome Ranft 

Friday, August 23, 4 – 5 pm, Talent Central

Midnight Masquerade and Animator Villains Collections with Steve Thompson and Courtney Watkinson 

  • Saturday, August 24, 11 am – 12 pm, Talent Central

The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary Collection with Steve Thompson, Bryan Mon, Daria Vinogradova, Diana Tran, and Cathy Clark-Ramirez

  • Saturday, August 24, 4 – 5 pm, Talent Central  

Disney Parks Designer Collection Artist Signing Schedule

Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25, Talent Central

Meet the artists behind the latest releases from this exclusive, limited-release collection of Mickey ear hats and Minnie ear headbands:

 

Jerrod Maruyama

  • Friday, August 23, 4 – 5:30 pm, Talent Central
  • Saturday, August 24, 12:30 – 2 pm, Talent Central  

SHAG

  • Saturday, August 24, 2– 3:30 pm, Talent Central  

Noah Fine Art

  • Saturday, August 24, 2  – 3:30 pm, Talent Central  

 Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe

  • Saturday, August 24, 9:30  – 11 am, Talent Central  
  • Sunday, August 25, 5 – 6:45 pm, Talent Central

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Join the fun:

  • Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children ages 3–9.
  • Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $79 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children ages 3–9.
  • Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out.
  • For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.
 
 

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