For many con fanatics, it’s going to be one of the busiest couple of weeks of their lives – San Diego Comic-Con (20th-23rd July 2017) and, the weekend before that, the celebration of everything Disney – and Lucasfilm, and Pixar, and Marvel… D23 Expo takes to the Anaheim Convention Center from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th. It’s going to be quite the party – and we’ve got the presentation lineup schedule to prove it.
We knew about one of the items on the docket already – the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony – but now we have the rest of the timetable, courtesy of this D23 press release:
GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS, PIXAR, MARVEL, STAR WARS, AND WALT DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS AT D23 EXPO 2017
Fan-Favorite Events, Including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, Plus a New Concert by Alan Menken, Take Center Stage in the 6,800-Seat “Hall D23” Venue at the Anaheim Convention Center.
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2017, July 14–16. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday morning, July 14. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at all the latest from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Then, on Saturday afternoon, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts during a presentation hosted by Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek. Sunday afternoon, Disney Legend Alan Menken will take fans on a musical journey during an all-new concert.
These Expo favorites will take place in Hall D23, the 6,800-seat venue located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule of Hall D23 Events and Presentations are as follows (all events subject to change):
- THE DISNEY LEGENDS AWARDS CEREMONY (10 am, Friday 14th July)
The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s recipients are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.
The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films in two jam-packed Hall D23 sessions.
- WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS and PIXAR ANIMATION (2.30pm, Friday 14th July)
…fans will discover what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.
- DISNEY STUDIOS / MARVEL STUDIOS / LUCASFILM (10.30am, Saturday 15th July)
Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios’ exciting slate of live-action films. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!
- WALT DISNEY PARKS and RESORTS (3pm, Saturday 15th July)
Step into the worlds of magic of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts with Chairman Bob Chapek, to find out what’s new and what’s next for resorts around the globe.
- A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (1.30pm / 5pm, Sunday 16th July)
To round out the weekend, Disney Legend Alan Menken will perform his exciting new one-man show, A Whole New World of Alan Menken. The eight-time Oscar-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN, POCAHONTAS, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, ENCHANTED and TANGLED, as well as the Broadway shows LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, SISTER ACT, NEWSIES and A BRONX TALE, as well as the ABC television series GALAVANT. Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show, which will be performed in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23expo.com.
About D23 Expo 2017
D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event, which will take place July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2017 news, visit D23expo.com. Presentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23 Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty–three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.
Fans can join D23 at Gold and General Membership levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 onFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.