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D23 Expo 2019 Floor Tour – A Look at Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Parks, Pixar and More…

The 2019 D23 Expo is officially underway and one of the coolest parts is just wandering the show floor and checking out all the pavilions with the new displays of everything new that’s coming.

We spent all Friday morning exploring the different booths and displays that you can visit to bring you a first look at them. We got a look at the Disney Parks pavilion, Marvel’s Avengers Campus coming to Disneyland, Pixar animation, The Disney Archives, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and more.

We can’t show you all of the pavilions because of how big it is, but we tried to get you the ones you might most enjoy. I hope you like them and can feel like you are there with us!

Let’s take a look!

D23 Expo 2019 Tour

If you haven’t been to the D23 Expo before, it’s BIG. You can and will get lost wandering around and while it’s fun just to mindlessly wander, you really want to have a plan for where to go. Grab a map and see which pavilions you want to see the most.

D23 Expo 2019 Tour
D23 Expo 2019 Tour
D23 Expo 2019 Tour

Our first stop is the Disney Parks Imagining Tomorrow, Today:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Parks Pavilion
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Parks Pavilion

Right up front we have a first look at the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel model:

D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Model

We go more into it in our Star Wars Hotel post, but this is the first interactive hotel experience which will work more like a cruise ship than a hotel.

D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Model

From all accounts it sounds amazing and we can’t wait to take of on a 2-night, 3-day excursion into space!

D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Model
D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Model

Next we can see the Hong Kong Disneyland castle which is being fully re-imagined. The old castle base remains and new spires are being added to the top.

D23 Expo 2019 Hong Kong Disneyland Castle

The cool part about the Parks pavilion is that all the Disney Parks worldwide are represented:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Parks Pavilion
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Parks Pavilion
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Parks Pavilion

For example in Shanghai there is a Zootopia land coming!

D23 Expo 2019 Zootopia Shanghai

The Tokyo Disneyland expansion model is quite impressive and you can see the new Big Hero 6 and Beauty and the Beast expansions:

D23 Expo 2019 Tokyo Disneyland

Here is a look at some of the other projects:

D23 Expo 2019 Tokyo Disneyland
D23 Expo 2019 Tokyo Disneyland
D23 Expo 2019 Tokyo Disneyland

The main attraction here though is the newly designed Epcot:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

While new it takes its inspiration from the Epcot Center of old! I love that they are doing this and play of the nostalgia of 80’s Epcot.

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit
D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit
D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

That is reflected even in the new logo that looks retro at the same time:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit
D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

Awesome!

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

In the back there is a huge model of the Epcot transformation and redo:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

All the Epcot pavilions are represented:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

Not all of them are visible though, and there are 2 blank ones that are “Revealing Sunday”

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit
D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit
D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit
D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

Closer look at the model:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit
D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

Spaceship Earth is still there, but how different will it be?

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

It was awesome to watch the slide show of the new Epcot. It lasts about 8 minutes and has tons of concept art where you can see all the changes:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

Future World is getting totally changed and adding parks and green spaces:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

and of course the New nighttime shows, Epcot Forever:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

and the more permanent replacement:

D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit
D23 Expo 2019 Epcot Exhibit

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride vehicle on display:

D23 Expo 2019 Mickey and Minnies Runaway Railway
D23 Expo 2019 Mickey and Minnies Runaway Railway

and a look at the costumes for cast members:

D23 Expo 2019 Mickey and Minnies Runaway Railway

We found out the name of the TRON coaster will be “TRON Lightcycle Run”

D23 Expo 2019 TRON Lightcycle Run

a look at the costumes for cast members:

D23 Expo 2019 TRON Lightcycle Run

The concept art is totally different. Find out what we noticed from the TRON coaster here.

D23 Expo 2019 TRON Lightcycle Run
D23 Expo 2019 Disne
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Parks

more projects from Walt Disney World were on display:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Parks
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Parks
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers C
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus

Next one of the things I’m most excited for, the Avengers Campus:

D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus

This is being rolled out in Paris, Hong Kong and Disneyland Anaheim:

D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus

Here is a model of the California campus:

D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus

Disneyland Paris:

D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus

The full concept art is quite impressive:

D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus

Spider bots are on display from the Spider-Man attraction:

D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus
D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus

and a Spider suit:

D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus

There is a little info on the Sanctum, the Dr. Strange show:

D23 Expo 2019 Avengers Campus

Now let’s head over to Pixar animation:

D23 Expo 2019 Pixar
D23 Expo 2019 Pixar
D23 Expo 2019 Pixar

Frozen 2 is a big part and there is an interactive photo shoot:

D23 Expo 2019 Sta
D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars
D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars

You can learn how Pixar actually does animation at the panels:

D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars

There is an Onward photo shoot too:

D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars

Star Wars has a big presence at the Expo and if you buy for Disney park passes here you’ll get free Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge pins:

D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars
D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars

Are you a stormtrooper fan?

D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars

Well they have them all:

D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars

They are all on display from the original films right down to the most recent:

D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars
D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars
D23 Expo 2019 Star Wars
D23 Expo 2019 Marvel St
D23 Expo 2019 Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios was of course a big draw for us:

D23 Expo 2019 Marvel Studios

There is a huge poster from all the MCU characters that will be carrying the series from now on into Phase 4 and beyond:

D23 Expo 2019 Marvel Studios
D23 Expo 2019 Marvel Studios

There are some interesting panels here too with presentations from Marvel execs and stars:

D23 Expo 2019 Marvel Studios

and of course many of the MCU costumes are on display:

D23 Expo 2019 Marvel Studios

a Marvel interactive photo shoot where you can where the costumes digitally:

D23 Expo 2019 Marvel Studios

Heading over to Disney+

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D23 Expo 2019 Disneyurlencodedmlaplussign

Costumes from the new series: The Mandalorian are on display:

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D23 Expo 2019 Disneyurlencodedmlaplussign

and the Lady and the Tramp movie:

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D23 Expo 2019 Disneyurlencodedmlaplussign

If you sign up at the Expo you can get a big discount on your first 3 years of the Disney+ service:

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It’s a D23 Expo offer or D23 member offer only:

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There are displays showing exactly how Disney+ is going to work. Pretty streamlined and slick imo:

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Disney Vacation Club makes its presence known:

D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor

and shopping which is always a huge part of the experience:

D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor
D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor
D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor
D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor

I didn’t have time today, but the lines were LONG!!

There were plenty of cool photo ops:

D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor
D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor

We checked out the ESPN+ pavilion where Peyton Manning’s new show is on display:

D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor
D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor
D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor

Disney on Broadway is here:

D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor
D23 Expo 2019 Show Floor

Disney Music fans can get their fix:

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The newly acquired National Geographic has a pavilion too with stars there from their shows:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archive
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives

The Disney Archives exhibit is always one of the coolest parts of the Expo and this year it’s Disney’s Heroes & Villains – The Art of the Costume.

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

On display are dozens of the actual costumes worn in your favorite Disney films:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

Various Cinderella films and shows:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

Aladdin:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

Original Julie Andrews Mary Poppins costumes:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

and some from Mary Poppins Returns:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

Frozen:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

Pirates:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

101 Dalmations:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

Beauty an the Beast:

D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains
D23 Expo 2019 Disney Archives Heroes and Villains

We hope you enjoyed this tour of the D23 Expo Show Floor and all the exhibits on display. Of course I wasn’t able to get each and every one because of the sheer size of the expo, but I thought these were the best ones.

For more information about the D23 Expo please read our other articles below:

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the D23 Expo show floor:

  • Which pavilion are you most impressed by?
  • What other displays would you like to see next time?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Marion

Sunday 25th of August 2019

Thanks for showing us the event. Couldn't be there but this made me feel like I was a part of it, even though from a distance. Nice covering of the event.

Orangeanna

Saturday 24th of August 2019

I know you didn't get a chance yet, but I would love to see some of the exclusive merchandise. Thanks for showing us so much . I love the costumes!