Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Corporation, finished off his last appearance at the 2013 D23 Expo with the phrase, “See you in two years!”. The Disney fan community rejoiced as this served as official confirmation that the D23 Expo would definitely return.
This past week, D23 announced the dates and location for the 2015 D23 Expo. The large Disney convention, which drew more than 65,000 fans in 2013, will return to the Anaheim Convention Center August 14, 15 and 16 in 2015.
Highlights from the 2013 D23 Expo
- – Tony Baxter Receives Disney Legend Award
- – Tony Baxter Main Street Window Announcement
- – Journey into Imagineering Exhibit
- – “Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland” Narrated by Tony Baxter
- – “Journey into Imagination” Narrated by Tony Baxter
- – Richard Sherman and Alan Menken Concert
- – Steve Jobs Disney Legends award accepted by John Lasseter
“The D23 Expo is the ultimate Disney fan event, created to honor and celebrate your love of all things Disney,” Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger told shareholders and D23 Members at the Company’s Annual Meeting today in Portland, Oregon. “And we hope to see you there.”
Returning for the 2015 D23 Expo:
- 2015 Disney Legends Ceremony
- Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
- Collectors Forum
- Special Presentations and Arena Events
- StagePass – a ticket distribution system for popular presentations
There is much more in the works and we should learn more about presentations, exhibits and arena shows as we get closer to August.
Advance tickets will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning August 14, 2014 – one year to the day of the Expo. D23 Members will receive special pricing on one and three-day tickets to the event. Ticket purchases to the D23 Expo are open to the general public. D23 Gold and Silver Members can also receive early admission to the Expo show floor. Charter Members will have access to the Expo’s Charter Member lunge. All D23 Members can also purchase the Sorcerer Package, which provides special access, seating guarantees and other benefits. Pricing for the 2015 D23 Expo Sorcerer Package is not yet available.