D23 has revealed even more information about schedules, panels, and presentations coming to the D23 Expo 2019. There will be a lot of excitement taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center including a Secret Walt Disney Company Project!
Panels and Presentations
Mousequerade—Presented by Raw Threads
- Friday, August 23, 11 am – Stage 28
- Mousequerade, the fan-favorite costume competition that invites participants to create their own Disney-inspired designs, returns to D23 Expo 2019.
- Join judges Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars Rebels), Yvette Nicole Brown (Disney’s upcoming live-action Lady and the Tramp), Jennifer Leonard (owner and designer of Raw Threads), and the contest’s host, Disney’s Jim Babcock, to watch dozens of finalists compete in five exciting categories for the $2,300 Best in Show Prize!
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series—Episode II First Look
- Friday, August 23, 2 pm, Stage 28
- Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series lets you become the hero of your own personal adventure as you step into the role of a Force-sensitive smuggler recruited by Darth Vader himself.
- Director Ben Snow, Senior Experience Designer Jose Perez III, and Lucasfilm Story Group Creative Executive Matt Martin take the stage for an in-depth discussion about the upcoming second episode, including an exclusive sneak peek that will be available only to those at D23 Expo.
The secret is out! Disney+ and Disney Publishing Worldwide are proud to present a new documentary series and coffee table book highlighting the men and women behind the Disney magic!
Secret Walt Disney Company Project:
- Saturday, August 24, 1:30 pm, Stage 28
- Stay tuned, as details will be announced on August 22!
Heroines of the Disney Galaxies—Presented by BoxLunch
- Sunday, August 25, 10 am, Stage 28
- Join Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, creator of Her Universe) and some very special guests for a celebration of some of the most inspiring and empowered heroines from the worlds of Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and more!
- Guests include:
The Art of Disney Storytelling
- Sunday, August 25, 6 pm, Stage 28
- A panel of master storytellers—including Disney Legends Tony Baxter and Floyd Norman, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Paul Briggs (head of story, Frozen and Big Hero 6), and legendary producer Don Hahn—discuss Walt Disney’s impact on their careers and the entertainment industry, highlighting the ways they leverage those lessons to spark creativity today.
D23 Expo Arena:
A Musical Celebration of Aladdin
- Saturday, August 24, 5:30 pm, D23 Expo Arena
- To celebrate the in-home releases of the all-new live-action Aladdin and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Aladdin Walt Disney Signature Collection, hosts Scott Weinger (“Aladdin”) and Linda Larkin (“Jasmine”) take us on a musical-magic-carpet ride through your favorite tunes from Aladdin both on stage and on screen.
- Special guests include:
- Brad Kane (“Aladdin” singing voice)
- Deedee Magno Hall (“Jasmine” in Disney’s Aladdin—A Musical Spectacular)
- Jamal Sims (choreographer, Aladdin live action)
- Clinton Greenspan (Broadway’s next Aladdin)
- Lillias White (Hercules)
- Norm Lewis (Scandal, The Little Mermaid on Broadway)
- You never know what surprises the Genie may conjure up.
Disney Character Voices, Inc: The 30th Anniversary Celebration
- Sunday, August 25, 3 pm, D23 Expo Arena
- For 30 years, Disney Character Voices has kept the voices of Disney characters alive and well for fans through toys, games, apps, theme park attractions, and much more.
- Take a journey with Rick Dempsey, SVP of Character Voices, and many of those beloved voices including:
- Tony Anselmo (“Donald”)
- Jodi Benson (“Ariel”)
- Bill Farmer (“Goofy” and “Pluto”)
- Bret Iwan (“Mickey Mouse”)
- Linda Larkin (“Jasmine”)
- And more!
- Join these actors as they step out from behind the microphone to celebrate this joyous anniversary through stories and amazing voices!
Two Worlds, One Family: The Making of Tarzan
- Sunday, August 25, 5:30 pm, D23 Expo Arena
- Twenty years later, the team who brought the animated classic to life “swings” into the D23 Expo to give a behind-the-scenes look at how the Walt Disney Animation Studios film came to be!
- Guests include:
Inside the World of Avatar
- The astonishing world of Avatar is one of the most indelible ever created in film and a celebration of all that is possible in cinema and storytelling.
- Avatar’s visionary director, James Cameron, has created a spellbinding, immersive world that transports audiences to a never-before-imagined place inhabited by jaw-droppingly original characters.
- At D23 Expo 2019, the spectacular world of Avatar comes to life once again with rarely seen props, costumes, and models used in the making of Cameron’s groundbreaking film, paired with the iconic movie moments where they are brought to life.
- Fans will also get a glimpse at the making of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort, making this one-of-a-kind exhibit, located on the second floor of the Anaheim Convention Center, a must-see stop for anyone who appreciates the very best in movie and theme park storytelling.
Walt Disney Archives Stage
The popular Walt Disney Archives Stage returns, hosting 16 panels and presentations throughout the weekend offering peeks “behind the magic” with such Disney notables as:
- Disney Legend Bill Farmer
- Author J.B. Kaufman
- Designers Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily
- Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline
- Walt Disney Imagineering president Bob Weis
- Imagineers Daniel Jue and Kevin Rafferty,
- Plus many more
- Fans will enjoy exploring many of Disney’s worlds, from holiday magic in the Disney Parks and secrets of Walt Disney’s Fun and Fancy Free to a celebration of 50 years of Haunted Mansion collectibles and a preview of the final book by Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar with his friends and family.
Friday, August 23:
- 10:30 am – Great Moments with Walt Disney
- 12 pm – At Work with Walt: James Algar’s 43 Years with Bambi, Lions, and Mr. Lincoln
- 2:30 pm – Making Walls Talk: Disney Historical Sites and Museums in Conversation
- 4 pm – In Conversation: Disney Legend Bill Farmer
- 5:30 pm – In Search of the Swiss Family Treehouse with Kevin & Jody
Saturday, August 24:
- 10 am – Digging Deeper: Uncovering Disney’s Hidden History
- 11:30 am – Making Holiday Magic at Disney Parks
- 3:00 pm – Ken Anderson’s Haunted Mansion ‘57: A Year of Horror, Humor, and Voodoo?
- 4:30 pm – Collecting the Creepy: 50 Years of Haunted Mansion Merchandise
- 6 pm – Travels with Marty: A Conversation with the Sklars and Imagineers
Sunday, August 25:
- 10:30 am – Sounds Delightful!
- 12 pm – Hidden Gems of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library
- 2:30 pm – 50 Years of Walt Disney Archives: A Gold Mine of Fun Finds
- 4 pm – Magic Journey: Take a Fantastical Ride with Imagineer Kevin Rafferty
- 5:30 pm – Disneyland ‘59: Matterhorn, the Monorail, and Submarine Voyage
Visit D23expo.com for the complete schedule.
- Located in Hall A, Center Stage will once again be the heartbeat of the Expo and a hub of activity throughout the weekend.
- K-pop star Tiffany Young will celebrate the launch of her new single and upcoming music video.
- Radio Disney Presents will bring some of today’s hottest talent to the stage, including:
- Booboo Stewart
- Meg Donnelly
- Asher Angel
- Disney on Broadway stars will drop in to reminisce about bringing some of Disney’s most beloved tales to the stage. And, back by fan demand, Bill Rogers, the “voice of Disneyland,” will be on hand each day to record fans’ outgoing voicemail messages in his signature dulcet tones.
The complete lineup will be available on the D23 Expo app.
D23 Expo’s Ultimate Fan Street Party – Presented by Alamo
- D23 Expo’s one-of-a-kind street party returns to the show floor with a disco twist!
- Twice each day the cavalcade will travel down Mickey Avenue, with a live band, beloved Disney characters, high-energy dancers, and celebrity grand marshals!
- In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Disco album, Mickey, Minnie, and several of their friends will be wearing their disco duds as they delight guests along with Disney stars.
- Newly inducted Disney Legend Kenny Ortega and Tom Bergeron will lead the 4:30 pm parade on Friday, August 23.
- Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) and Skylar Astin, who star together in the Disney+ film Secret Society of Second Born Royals, lead the 2 pm Street Party on Saturday, August 24.
- Additional talent and times to be announced in the coming weeks and will be available on the D23 Expo App.
Yes, tickets are still available:
- Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children 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 3–9.
- For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.