Disney D23 Expo 2019

The 2019 D23 Expo will be  in Anaheim from August 23-25  at the Anaheim Convention Center. This page is a summary of my posts from the Expo. Be sure to check back as I am still adding pictures, video, thoughts and observations from the events.

D23 is filling in a schedule/times grid as announcements are made.

Quick News:

  • 8/14/19 – The D23 Expo 2019 is now completely sold out.  They will be announcing some live streams before the  Expo starts.
  • 8/7/19 – Multi Day and Single Day Tickets for Friday & Saturday are sold out.  Only single-day tickets for Sunday are still available
  • 8/7/19 – The D23 Expo App has been updated for the 2019 Expo and released. The D23 Expo 2019 Official Mobile App will help guests navigate all the entertainment, presentations, shopping, photo opportunities, and magic that Disney has in store.
    • Use maps to navigate your way through D23 Expo 2019 and find everything you need – from stages and stores to photo spots and more.
    • See the full schedule of presentations and entertainment.
    • Personalize a schedule that keeps you on track to see and do everything you’re dreaming about, find out about sessions and where they take place, and learn about special guests.
    • Locate exclusive D23 Expo and Disney products.
    • The app is free and available in the App Store and Google Play stores.
    • NOTE: For those who have the D23 Expo app already installed from 2017, it’s a quick update (if it doesn’t update automatically): Go to the App Store, click on “updates” and the D23 Expo 2019 app should be in your queue.
  • 8/2/19 – D23 Expo, Gold Members will receive a slew of incredible benefits including…
    • Access to Gold Member Lounge, which will include a D23 Expo penny press, charging stations, and games (with prizes!)
    • A collectible print by Disney artist Eric Tan which celebrates 10 years of D23
    • Discounts with exhibitors including American Tourister, H2O+, Raw Threads, and Steiff
    • For Charter Members we will again have an exclusive D23 Charter Member Lounge
    • Click here for the complete list of D23 Expo Gold Member Benefits.
  • 8/2/19 – Disney Publishing Worldwide Expo releases and signings

Friday – August 23, 2019 – Day 1

  • Live pictures from the Expo, full picture sets, thoughts & observations and more coming soon

Saturday – August 24, 2019 – Day 2

  • Live pictures from the Expo, full picture sets, thoughts & observations and more coming soon

Sunday – August 25, 2019 – Day 3

  • Live pictures from the Expo, full picture sets, thoughts & observations and more coming soon

Videos From the D23 Expo 2019

Will start posting during the Expo weekend

Disney D23 Expo Tips:

This will be my sixth 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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