Disney D23 Expo 2017

The 2017 D23 Expo was in Anaheim from July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This page is a summary of my posts from the Expo.

Some stats:

  • 36 Hours at the Anaheim Convention Center
  • 22.5 Miles Walked during the extended weekend
  • 2,355 -SLR Camera Pictures
  • 1,521 – Cell Phone Pictures

My Thoughts and observations from all three days

Thursday – July 13, 2017 – Media Preview Event

Friday – July 14, 2017 – Day 1

Saturday – July 15, 2017 – Day 2

Sunday – July 16, 2017 – Day 3

Videos From the D23 Expo 2017


Disney D23 Expo Tips:

This will be my fifth D23 Expo. Each time the event unfolds slightly differently but here are some take away tips from the previous ones that may help you with this years if you are planning to attend.

  • Do NOT plan on seeing everything. There is just too much and many presentations/sessions are scheduled with overlapping times. Identify your must sees and then your tolerance level for waiting to get in. Do not expect to just show up and walk into a presentation. Most are at capacity and have queues that involve sitting for hours. Have a backup plan for each too.
  • Bring patience and flexibility. Panels start late, run late, things happen, lines are longer than you thought, something of interest catches your eye and throws off your plans. Be prepared for the unexpected schedule wise
  • Take advantage of the StagePass & StorePass to save some time in line. This is a FastPass type system which will help you to know if you will have a spot and minimize your wait time for many of the sessions.
  • Be sure to leave time to explore the Floor. There are usually some great booths and exhibits throughout.
  • Remember to leave time to eat… the first Expo I made this mistake and it makes for a miserable experience. Be sure to each lunch and possibly even dinner to ensure you are in good shape for events
  • When in line visit with your fellow disneygeeks. You all have a similar interest since you are investing your time and money to visit and wait in line and it sure helps the time go faster

Disney Press Releases & Announcements (leading up to the Expo):

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