Well we made it to the final day of the D23 Expo, 2011! Saturday was a very busy day, with sold out crowds and many fans not able to attend all the presentations that they wanted to. As far as Disneyland specific news goes, we did get a lot of inside info and views of concept art for Buena Vista Street, and the biggest Disneyland Resort news story was the unveiling of the Storytellers, Walt and Mickey statue for Disney California Adventure Park. This statue appeared very different in early concept art and disappeared from conversation some time ago. Most people, myself included, assumed that it was shelved…no so! Head over to California Adventure’s Walt and Mickey Statue Unveiled to see it for yourself!
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Friday was news about a Disneyland Fantasyland expansion, Saturday was Buena Vista Street, and Sunday we’ll get more info on Cars Land and possibly the implementation of Marvel in the parks!

Here is our don’t-miss-list for Saturday, August 20th!

MARVEL

From 10:15am – 11:45am in the Arena, attendees will get an exclusive and unprecedented experience that will take you through the evolution of Marvel from its first comic book in 1939 to its current position as one of the most important creative forces in the world. During this presentation, which will include interactive Q&A segments, you will not only get an inside glimpse of the history of Marvel and its iconic Super Heroes but also discover why Marvel truly is the House of Ideas. This session will be hosted by Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer and one of the most respected and sought after writers and artists in the entertainment industry. (source D23expo.com)

RADIATOR SPRINGS REALITY

From 1:30pm – 2:30pm at Stage 23, attendees will have the opportunity to join Pixar’s John Lasseter, Roger Gould and Imagineers for a sneak peek look at Cars Land.

THE MAKING OF STAR TOURS – THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE

From 3:30pm – 4:30pm at Stage 23, attendees will meet with the Imagineers who updated the attraction. The event will be hosted by Tom Fitzgerald.

MORE OF THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF VINTAGE DISNEYLAND AND WALT DISNEY WORLD

From 5:15pm – 6:15pm at Stage 23, you can join film preservationist Ed Hobelman and Imagineer Tony Baxter for a look back at vintage park footage.

View the full schedule for Sunday, August 21st.

Visit dlandlive.com/D23 or D23expo.com for more information!