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Disney D23 Expo

Get the latest updates and announcements at the D23 Expo, the world’s biggest Disney Fan event at the Anaheim Convention Center. Now marking the seventh biennial Expo in Anaheim, fans will gather to explore all things Disney – including Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars.

When Is Disney’s D23 Expo 2024?

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is set to take place in Anaheim, California from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11, 2024.

This fan event will feature dazzling shows, new venues, and multiple days filled with entertainment under the realms of Disney. This encompasses all things Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and beyond.

The excitement of D23 will kick off with a celebration at Disneyland Resort on August 8, followed by an immersive experience including shopping, exhibits, panels, presentations, and more from August 9 to 11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The festivities will extend into the evening at the Honda Center, providing a larger stage for marquee shows. A special highlight will be the D23 Day at Angel Stadium, inviting D23 enthusiasts to join the excitement of the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game on August 4.

Tickets for D23 will become available March 26, 2024, with various ticketing options to be unveiled later for access to both the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be offered as separate ticketed events.

Stay tuned for more updates and additional details regarding D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, set to be revealed in early 2024.

D23 Expo

As the D23 Expo is held biennially, there was no D23 Expo 2023 scheduled since the most recent one took place in 2022.

The D23 EXPO 2022 was held September 9-11, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The expo was announced during the summer of 2021 and tickets went on sale January 20, 2022.

New to the roster of D23 events is D23 Brazil, a multi day D23 experience that will take place in November.

D23 is the official Disney fan club, with D representing Disney and 23 representing 1923, the year the company was founded by Walt Disney. In addition to the Expo, D23 members receive a quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three, annual gifts, invites to members-only events, access to exclusive merchandise, plus early access and discounts at the D23 Expo. It’s estimated that 100,000 people attended the 2017 event. A smaller event, Destination D is held on non-expo years.

D23 Expo

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2024 Dates: Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11, 2024
2022 Dates: September 9-11, 2022
9AM – 7PM Daily
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

D23 Expo Tickets

  • 3-Day Tickets: TBA (2022 Cost: $209-$279)
  • D23 Gold Member: TBA (2022 Cost: $89 for Adults, $79 for Children)
  • Non D23 Gold Member: TBA (2022 Cost: $99 for Adults, $79 for Children)
  • Children’s tickets are for ages 3 – 12. Children under 3 are admitted free.

Download the D23 Expo App on Apple App Store or Google Play for full access to all-things Expo including making and managing your reservations, getting all the latest updates, and getting pre-event reminders.

Ticket holders will receive D23 Expo Badges enabled with RFID tech. Before heading to the Expo, activate your badge online or on the D23 Expo Official Mobile App. Your D23 badge is your key to securing advance reservations for shows and stores, participation is Disney and Friends of Disney opportunities, pick up photos taken at D23 experiences, redeem D23 Gold Member gifts, and more. Badges will be mailed beginning August 5th. Your badge will be required for admission to activities, sessions, and booths, and to check in for StagePass, TalentPass, and StorePass reservations. You must also scan your badge when you leave the event or you may not be able to re-enter.

What Does D23 Mean?

D23 stands for “Disney twenty-three,” which is Disney’s D23 fan club. The name “D23” is derived from “D” for Disney and “23” in reference to 1923, the year Walt Disney founded the company.

Events & Activities

Below were the 2022 events and activities. We will post the 2024 lineup once it is announced.

D23 is the ultimate fan experience. Opportunities and experiences at the expo include:

More Panels & Presentations

Hall D23

  • Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Disney Legends Awards Ceremony
    • Studio Showcase, Day 1: Celebrate the Magic of Disney and Pixar
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • Studio Showcase, Day 2: Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios
    • Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza!
  • Sunday, September 11, 2022
    • A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
    • Disney Princess – The Concert Live at D23!

Premier Stage

  • Friday, September 9, 2022
    • The Simpsons!
    • D23 Expo Mousequerade 2022
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • Talkin’ Pets with the Vets of National Geographic
    • A Celebration of Disney Animation’s Encanto
    • The Santa Clauses
  • Sunday, September 11, 2022
    • The Cast and Creators of the Disney+ Series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
    • Walt Disney Imagineering: 70 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible
    • Explore the World with the Next Generation of National Geographic!
    • Conversations with Disney Character Voices

Backlot Stage

  • Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Inside Look at the Society of Explorers and Adventurers
    • ABC’s Home Economics
    • Disney For Scores Podcast Live Celebrates Marvel Music
    • The Cast and Creators of Disney Channel’s Hamster & Gretel
    • Here for the Laughs
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • The Making of Disney100: The Exhibition
    • Bob’s Burgers
    • MARVEL COMICS: Celebrating 60 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man
    • Dreaming, Designing and Bringing to Life the Disney Wish
    • Sneak Peek at Zootopia+ from Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Sunday, September 11, 2022
    • Disney Original Documentary’s Sneak Peek of Mickey: The Story of a Mouse
    • Back to the Grid: 40 Years of Tron Presented by Enterprise
    • 100 Years of Treasures from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library
    • FX’s AHS: Behind the Screams
    • Dancing with the Stars 31st Season Celebration

Walt Disney Archives Stage

  • Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Sounds Delightful! – An Illustrated Audio Adventure
    • Who is Honored with a Window on Main Street, U.S.A.?
    • A Very ’90s Afternoon Special with the “All-New” Mickey Mouse Club
    • Disney Legends in Conversation
    • Walt’s Plane: Taking Flight Through Disney History – Presented by Amazon
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • A Peek Behind the Curtain at Walt Disney Imagineering’s Illusions and Special Effects Development Lab
    • Uncovering Treasures from the Marty Sklar Collection
    • A Century of Storytelling at Walt Disney Animation Studios
    • Cautionary Tales with the Disney Villains: The Imagination of Ridley Pearson
    • Building Walt’s Florida Project: Walt Disney World from Dream to Reality
  • Sunday, September 11, 2022
    • Nat Geo & Disney: 100 Years of Exploring the World Through Storytelling
    • An Animated Conversation: Celebrating 90 Years of Goofy
    • The Main Street Electrical Parade — 50 Years of Nighttime Magic & Imagination
    • The Disney Parks Through the Decades: A Disney Ambassador Perspective
    • Memories of Walt Disney World: Framing A Portrait of 50 Magical Years

Hyperion Stage

  • Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Cesar Millan: Better Human, Better Dog
    • traceback: Celebrating the People of Walt Disney Animation Studios
    • National Geographic’s Superhero Women of STEM
    • Behind The Scenes: ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast: a 30th Celebration”
    • National Geographic Special Screening: Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • Women in Disney Fashion
    • Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
    • It’s a Small Disney World: Celebrating the Art of Disney Parks
    • ABC’s On The Red Carpet’s Storytellers Spotlight
    • National Geographic Special Screening: Limitless with Chris Hemsworth
  • Sunday, September 11, 2022
    • Revisiting Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century
    • Join National Geographic Books on 100 Disney Adventures of a Lifetime
    • 100 Years of Hollywood Magic: A Disney Tour of the UCLA Film & Television Archive
    • The World of Duffy & Friends Revealed

2022 D23 Announcements & News

Here is a magical D23 2022 recap focused on Disney SoCal parks and Disney movie and show announcements. Stay tuned for more…

Avatar: The Way of the Water: In theaters December 16, 2022

The Santa Clauses: Starring Tim Allen, streaming on Disney Plus on November 16, 2022

Andor: Streaming on DisneyPlus on September 21, 2022

Wish: A new animated feature film that explores the background of the wishing star. Starring Ariana DeBose as Asha, directed by Chris Buck & Fawn Veerasunthorn, produced by Peter Del Vecho & Juan Pablo Reyes, and featuring all-new songs by Julia Michaels. Disney’s Wish Release Date: November 2023

Strange World: New movie in theaters November 23, 2022

Iwaju: All new original series streaming on DisneyPlus in 2023

The Little Mermaid: Releasing May 26, 2023

Inside Out 2: Releases summer 2024 starring Amy Poehler

ELIO: Releases spring 2024

Win Or Lose: All new original Pixar series streaming on DisneyPlus in 2023

Elemental: In theaters June 16, 2023

Snow White: Starring Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot, 2024

Mufasa: The Lion King: Coming 2024

Disenchanted: Original movie streaming on DisneyPlus November 24, 2022

Hocus Pocus 2: Original movie streaming on DisneyPlus September 30, 2022

Disney Illusion Island: Debuts on Nintendo Switch in 2023

Willow: New Original Series streaming on DisneyPlus in November

Marvel Studios Special Presentation: Werewolf by Night: Streaming October 7 on Disney Plus

Marvel Studios: Armor Wars: Coming to Disney Plus starring Don Cheadle

Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four: In theatres November 2024

The Muppets Mayhem: Coming to Disney+ in 2023, comedy series

American Born Chinese: Disney+ Original Series streaming in 2023

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Live action series coming to Disney+

Growing Up: New Original docuseries

Best In Snow: Holiday special premiering on Disney+ in 2022

Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays: Holiday special debuting on Disney+

The Hip Hop Nutcracker: Run-D.M.C.’s Rev Run brings us along for a hip-hop reimagining of The Nutcracker ballet, debuting on Disney+

National Treasure: Edge of History: Original Disney+ series premiering December 14, 2022

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: New series premiering on Disney Channel and streaming on Disney+

Choir: Unscripted Disney Original documentary series

Madu: Disney Original documentary streaming on Disney+

Prom Pact: Original movie coming to Disney+

Zombies 3: Now streaming on Disney+

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures: New series premiering in 2023 on Disney Junior and Disney+

Disneyland & Disney California Adventure:

  • Avengers Campus will get a new expansion that will include a third attraction
  • Two new nighttime spectaculars will debut: “World of Color – One” at DCA and “Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland. “Magic Happens” parade returns to Disneyland Park in the Spring.
  • Paradise Pier Hotel is reimagined to Pixar Place Hotel
  • Downtown Disney District welcomes Chinese food restaurant, Din Tai Fung
  • Run Disney races return in 2024
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opening 2023
  • Pacific Wharf at DCA will be reimagined as San Fransokyo (from Big Hero 6)

Announcements from Previous D23

Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure: Disney revealed that the new superhero Marvel-themed Disney park will be called Avengers Campus. The first phase of the Avengers Campus opened at Disney California Adventure park in June 2021. Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland will open Avengers Campuses later.

Magic Happens Parade: A new parade called “Magic Happens” is headed to Disneyland in the spring, with floats celebrating films like Moana, Coco, Sleeping Beauty and more!

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway: Based on the recent Mickey Mouse cartoons. Coming to Walt Disney World/Hollywood Studios and then Disneyland/Toontown in 2022.

“Jungle Cruise” Film: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt star in the live-action Jungle Cruise movie inspired by the Disneyland and Disney World attractions of the same name. See the official Jungle Cruise trailer…

“Raya and The Last Dragon” Film: Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, starring Cassie Steele (Raya) and Awkwafina (Sisu, the Last Dragon).

“Cruella” Film: Emma Stone will play Cruella de Vil and it will take place in the punk rock era of the 1970s.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”: Check out the poster for Star Wars: #TheRiseOfSkywalker. The Emperor has returned! Shots from the D23 presentation showed Rey clad in Sith black, holding a double-bladed red lightsaber.

Disney +: Every single Disney movie “from the vault” will initially be available on Disney +, Disney’s new streaming service, beginning November 12, 2019. There will also be exclusive content such as “High School Musical: The Musical”, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, “Star Wars: Captain Cassian Andor”, “Star Wars: The Mandalorian”, “Monsters Inc: Monsters at Work”, “High Fidelity”, “Marvel’s Loki”, “Pixar’s Sparkshorts”, “Lady & The Tramp”, “Disney’s Ink & Paint Documentary”, “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe”, “Diary of a Female President”, “Muppets Now”, “Togo: The Untold True Story”, “Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made”, “Stargirl”, “WandaVision”, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum”, “Ms. Marvel”, “She-Hulk”, and “Moon Knight”, “Lizzie McGuire”, and a new Christmas movie called “Noelle”.

“Star Wars: The Mandalorian”: The first live-action Star Wars series, only on Disney Plus. Now Streaming.

She Hulk”, Ms. Marvel, “Moon Night”: All original series from Marvel Studios coming out only on Disney+.

“One Day at Disney”: Disney’s “Secret Project” is called “One Day at Disney”, A 244-page coffee table book, feature-length documentary (mockumentary-style), and new series spotlighting the people who bring Disney to life. Now available.

Opening Video Montage: The opening video montage included brand new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lady and the Tramp, and Frozen 2.

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