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Disney D23 Expo 2022 | Info, Tickets, Dates, & Tips

Planning a trip to the D23 Expo in 2022? This is THE event to go to if you are a Disney fan and a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We have everything you need to know before going to the D23 Expo including the Dates, Full Schedule of all the Panels, Ticket Information, and What to Do, plus all the Announcements and News from the event!

Disney has announced new details including ticket prices for the 2022 D23 Expo and some of the things we can expect to see there.

Join us as we share everything you need to know about the D23 Expo including how to plan for the trip, how to get to see everything you want, and lots of other great tips you’ll find useful.

Before we get into all the details of this year’s D23 Expo, I’ll be putting some important links below that will help guide you through and give you some of the most important information.

If you want the Schedule of Events and Presentations keep scrolling down…

(NEWS) – 2022 D23 Expo Presentations Announced

We are only a few months away from the 2022 D23 Expo and now Disney has shared some details about the major panels and presentations we will see from September 9-11, including the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation headed up by Chairman Josh D’Amaro.

outside the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center

Let’s take a look at what to expect…

Friday, September 9

Disney100 kicks off at D23 Expo on Friday, September 9, at 10:30 a.m. with an epic presentation that includes the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, featuring Disney CEO Bob Chapek. The Disney Legends Ceremony will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. Look for the names of the 2022 inductees to be announced in the coming weeks.

At 3:30 p.m., guests will be treated to new details, first looks, sneak peeks, surprises, and announcements regarding upcoming theatrical and Disney+ titles from Disney Live-Action, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Studio heads, filmmakers, and cast members will come together on stage with the inside scoop on some of these studios’ most exciting titles.

Saturday, September 10

Filmmakers, celebrity talent, and surprise guests will join representatives from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, among others, on stage in Hall D23 at 10 a.m. to showcase theatrical and Disney+ titles. Going behind the scenes of these studios’ highly anticipated films, specials, and series, attendees will see exclusive footage and be among the first to learn what else is in the works.

At 3:30 p.m., Disney Branded Television, home to some of the most iconic stories and characters in the Disney canon—including Peabody Award winners Doc McStuffins and The Owl House, plus the culture-defining movie franchises High School Musical and Descendants—will present an exclusive showcase of upcoming content that will continue the legacy of excellence in storytelling.

The showcase will feature talent appearances and never-before-seen sneak previews of original content for Disney+, Disney Channel, and Disney Junior, including looks at the new Disney+ Original series National Treasure, American Born Chinese, and The Santa Claus.

Sunday, September 11

At 10:30 a.m., join Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro for a look at Disney’s boundless future. With announcements and updates on the magic happening around the world in parks, on the high seas, at home, and beyond, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the big dreams of Disney Imagineers. Every Disney fan will want to be a part of this special presentation full of exciting news and surprises.

At 4:15 p.m., Disney Concerts will present a special performance of Disney Princess – The Concert, featuring Tony® nominee Susan Egan (Broadway’s original Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Meg in Disney’s animated feature Hercules),® Audience Award nominee Isabelle McCalla (Princess Jasmine in AladdinThe Prom), Disney Channel star Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven, Raven’s Home, Broadway’s final Belle in Beauty and the Beast), and Broadway World Award winner Syndee Winters (Broadway’s Nala in The Lion King, Hamilton).

Music director Benjamin Rauhala (Fiddler on the RoofThe Secret Life of Bees) and Prince Adam J. Levy (Moulin Rouge) will also join the quartet. The acclaimed cast will perform favorite Disney Princess and Frozen songs, including classics such as “Part of Your World,” “Let It Go,” “A Whole New World,” “Colors of the Wind,” and “Almost There.” The performers will share exclusive, hilarious, and heartfelt behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen.

(NEWS 1/13/21) 2022 D23 Expo New Details & Ticket Prices

2022 D23 Expo tickets on sale

We know the next D23 Expo is scheduled for September 9-11, 2022, and now we know exactly when the tickets are going on sale and how much they will cost.

Tickets for the 2022 D23 Expo go on sale at 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, January 20th, 2022.

This year, tickets for the D23 Expo will be available exclusively to D23 Gold and General Members. That means if you aren’t a D23 member, you need to be if you want to go to the expo.

There is also an exclusive presale for D23 Members who are also Visa cardholders starting on Wednesday, January 19, at 10 a.m. PT. 

Tickets are available in both single-day and three-day options which will save you a little money on a per-day basis. One-day adult admission tickets are $89 for Gold Members, $99 for General Members, and $79 for children ages 3-12.

3-day tickets are $229 for Gold Members, $279 for General Members, and $209 for children.

2022 D23 Expo Ticket Prices

The Sorcerer’s Pass is gone in 2022 and has been replaced by the D23 Gold Member Exclusive Hall D23 Preferred Seating pass. This ticket costs $899 and gives you the best seats in the house for all the biggest panels such as the Disney Legends, Movies, Disney+, and Disney Parks.

This will be a special event as The Walt Disney Company will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary and fans will have a first look at all the latest projects coming from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Walt Disney Studios, theme parks, and more.

This year the D23 Expo is celebrating the Disney100, the centennial celebration of The Walt Disney Company. D23 Expo 2022 will feature more than 50 shows, presentations, and panels, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, as well as an all-new exhibit curated by the Walt Disney Archives highlighting the 100th anniversary of Disney.

D23 Expo 2022

One of the coolest things at the D23 Expo is the fans in their amazing costumes. There is no better place in the world to see top-notch Disney cosplay and we got some more details about the D23 Mousequerade.

This Disney costume contest is back in 2022 and showcases the attendees with the best costumes at the expo. This year’s contest features categories like “Imagine That!,” Off the Screen,” “Cast of Characters,” and “Magical Mashups.”

The contest will be hosted by celebrity judges Nina West, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ashley Eckstein, and Ally Maki. The winner of the “Best in Show” category brings home a prize of $2,300!

D23 Expo Mousequerade

Another highlight each year is the Walt Disney Archives which show off some of the most treasured artifacts in Disney history both from the movies and theme parks. This year the biggest artifact ever showcased at the D23 Expo is coming…Walt Disney’s plane!

Walt’s Gulfstream airplane affectionately called: “The Mouse” is being transported from Florida all the way to Anaheim and guests will be able to see it up close. The plane has been restored and will be on display.

Walt Disney's Jet

StagePass is coming back to the Expo in 2022 which guarantees guests entry to select panels, but standby lines will be available as well.

If you can’t make it to the 2022 D23 Expo, no problem. Many of the panels will be live-streamed on Disney’s social channels, much like they did at the most recent Destination D23 event, so you can follow all the news at home.

Make sure to mark your calendars for January 20, 2022, as tickets can sell out quickly.

When tickets go on sale you will be able to buy them on the D23 website. Stay tuned for more updates and keep reading below for more details on the 2022 D23 Expo.

What is the D23 Expo?

If you haven’t been to the D23 Expo yet you are in for a real treat as it’s my favorite event Disney puts on hands down and truly something special you have to experience for yourself.

The D23 Expo is a convention that Disney puts on once every two years to celebrate the past, present, and future of the Walt Disney Company. You get a behind-the-scenes look at Disney including all of the company’s divisions: TV, Movies, Animation, Disney+, Parks, and so much more.

There are presentations, panels, a huge showroom floor, meet and greets with your favorite Disney celebrities to keep you busy all 3 days. But probably the coolest part is you get to see amazing artifacts from the company’s history and a glimpse into future films, attractions, and projects Disney is currently working on.

Basically, if you are a Disney super-fan, this is your place and these are your people!

What is D23?

D23 is the name of the official Disney fan club which was started on March 10, 2009. D23 was the first Disney fan club of its kind and the only official fan club recognized by the Walt Disney Company.

If you are looking for more Disney in your life then D23 is just the fix you need. It throws Disney events all year round, gives members access to VIP experiences and events, discounts on D23 Expo, exclusive stories, annual gifts, discounts on merchandise, special offers, and more!

What Does D23 Stand for?

It’s really a very simple meaning. The D stands for Disney and the 23 stands for the year Walt Disney came to California to start his career, 1923. D23 does a good job of paying homage to the man Walt Disney and it does so often.

What are the Dates for the 2022 D23 Expo?

The next D23 Expo is September 9-11, 2022 in Anaheim California, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event is always held from Friday – Sunday so you have 3 full days of Disney fun to experience.

Is the D23 Expo Every Year?

While that would definitely be awesome, the D23 Expo is not held every year, but once every two years. The last D23 Expo was in 2019 and the current expo will be in 2022.

This will be the 7th D23 Expo so far, and it’s always been held at the Anaheim Convention Center. The first D23 Expo was in 2009, then 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and now 2022.

You may have noticed there is a three-year gap between 2019 and 2022 instead of the normal 2 years. That’s because of the current health crisis which has made it difficult to organize large events like the expo.

Disney wasn’t sure the D23 Expo would be possible by 2021, so they postponed it until 2022 to be safe.

Could the D23 Expo Come to Disney World?

Since the very first D23 Expo, the convention has been held in Anaheim, and it most likely will stay that way for the near future. The Anaheim convention center is located perfectly next door to Disneyland, putting it right in their backyard.

The Orlando convention center is too far from Disney World, and plus you have company headquarters in California making it easy for execs and the Hollywood talent the expo attracts. Don’t expect it to move away from Anaheim anytime soon.


The D23 Expo unfortunately is not free and you’re going to need a ticket to get in. We’re going to break down all your options for tickets including prices and when to get them.

When Do Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets for the 2022 D23 Expo go on sale on January 20, 2022, at 12:00 pm PT. Tickets can be purchased on the D23 website.

Visa cardholders who are also D23 Members get an exclusive presale on January 19, 2022, at 10:00 am PT.

  • NEW – For the 2022 D23 Expo only D23 Members can purchase tickets and you must be either a Gold Member or General Member.

How Much are Tickets for D23 Expo?

The cost of tickets for D23 depends on what type of ticket you buy and when you buy it. Although you do have to be a D23 member to buy tickets to the D23 Expo, there are discounts for Gold Members you’ll want to take advantage of.

This year you can get single-day or multi-day tickets, with a $10 discount going to D23 Gold Members off the price of admission. Usually, there are regular prices and early-bird prices where if you book your tickets before a certain date, you get an even deeper discount. Last time the early bird special was from August 23 – November 20, 2018.

In 2022, there are no early-bird discounts and all prices are the same starting on January 20.

Single-Day tickets are the same price for every day. 3-Day tickets will get you admission to all 3 days of the expo ad a much cheaper price. This is definitely worth the price if you are going all 3 days.

(Here are the 2022 D23 Expo prices):

D23 Gold Member Prices:

  • Single-Day Ticket Adult Regular – $89
  • Single-Day Ticket Child Regular – $79
  • 3-Day Ticket Adult Regular – $229
  • 3-Day Ticket Child Regular – $209

D23 General Member Prices:

  • Single-Day Ticket Adult Regular – $99
  • Single-Day Ticket Child Regular – $79
  • 3-Day Ticket Adult Regular – $279
  • 3-Day Ticket Child Regular – $209

Hall D23 Preferred Seating Prices:

  • 3-Day Ticket Regular – $899 (limited quantities)

D23 Gold Member Family Tickets:

Not only can the D23 Gold member get their tickets to the expo at a discounted rate, but they can also buy discounted tickets for up to 3 additional friends or family members per day.

Gold members may purchase up to 12 tickets for the expo (for themselves, plus family and friends). Just keep in mind that the Gold member has to be going to the D23 Expo. Members cannot buy tickets for others without going to the event themselves.

Are D23 Expo Tickets Refundable?

No, they are not. There are strictly no cancellations or refunds, and tickets are not transferable.

Also keep in mind that members and guests who have purchased tickets but do not attend D23 Expo 2022 forfeit their place as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event.

Do D23 tickets sell out?

Tickets to the D23 Expo often sell out well before the start of the Expo. Saturday is usually the first day to sell out because of the popularity of the panels that day. Right now, all Friday, Saturday, and Sunday tickets are still available.

TIP: Make sure to get your tickets to the D23 Expo as early as you can to take advantage of the discounted prices and to make sure you get a ticket to the event before it sells out.

How Will I Get My Tickets?

After purchasing tickets to the D23 Expo you can choose to 1. have your tickets mailed to you or 2. pick them up at will call.

This year tickets will be mailed well before September 9, 2022. You then can activate your badges once you get them (more on that in a minute.

If you choose to get your tickets at Will Call you can pick them up before the event. The Will Call dates have not been announced yet.

How to Register Badges

The last time was a bit different as Disney decided to replace standard tickets with guest badges. There are a lot of new benefits from these badges but first, you need to register yours to take advantage of them.

Activating your badge allows you to:

  • Secure advance reservations for shows and stores ahead of time. (more info to follow)
  • Participate in opportunities presented by Disney and Friends of Disney
  • Receive photos taken at select D23 Expo experiences
  • Redeem your Gold Member Expo gift (D23 Gold and Gold Family Members Only)

It’s important to note that it’s not necessary to activate your D23 Expo badge in order to attend the event, however, the event will be enhanced if you do. You also don’t need to activate badges for any guests under the age of 14. They just need to be accompanied by an adult with a registered badge and they’ll be able to participate in all the events.

Now that you know why you should, let’s go ahead and activate your badge. Just follow three simple steps:

  • Step one: Visit
  • Step two: Enter your badge number and press SUBMIT
  • Step three: Enter your first name, last name, and valid email address and press SUBMIT

Once your badge is activated you will receive an activation confirmation email from Make sure the email doesn’t go into your spam folder. That’s it, your badge is now activated and you’re ready to go!

Here is a video from Disney explaining some tips you need to know about your badges.

Gold Membership Benefits at D23 Expo

Besides of course the discounted ticket to the expo itself, there are many other benefits to being a D23 member at the expo. You will need your D23 Gold Member Card to access these extras.

Discounts on Merchandise
Everywhere you look on the show floor D23 Members have discounts and exclusive offers on select merchandise. Just look for the “Gold Member Offer Spot” sign as you explore the convention, and shop till you drop.

Gold Member Lounge
Located on the Expo show floor there is an exclusive member lounge exclusively for D23 Gold Members. Refreshments are served and this is a great place to relax and rest between panels. There are also charging stations to literally recharge your batteries. Plus look out for the fun games and a chance to win some prizes while you’re there.

Free Gift
All D23 Gold Members at Expo will receive an exclusive collectible print, created by Disney artist Eric Tan. A great souvenir to take home with you. Just go to the D23 Gold Member Gift Pick-Up in North Hall, and show your Gold Member card to claim your gift.

D23 Gold Member Priority Queuing
One of the best perks of being a D23 Gold Member is enjoying priority queuing at the expo and cutting the lines.

For select expo sessions in Hall D23 and the D23 Expo Arena, priority queuing will be available allowing members to have first access to the presentations. Gold members can bring 1 Expo Guest and D23 Gold Family Members can bring up to 3 guests. You’ll need to show your D23 Gold Member card to enter the queue and all your family members must be present at the time of entry.

Don’t think that means you can just come strolling up at the last minute and get a seat to the panels. The priority queues close 1 hour before the scheduled start time at Hall D23 and 30 minutes before at the D23 Expo Arena, or once capacity is reached for the queue. This happens quite often and Gold Members are then directed to the standby queues if there is still space.

We’ve found that while the priority queues are an amazing feature, you still have to get there ridiculously early anyways for the most popular presentations (Disney Legends, Walt Disney Studios, and Parks and Resorts). Where this comes in handy the most are the panels with medium popularity.

  • TIP: If you are trying to get into the “Walt Disney Studios” presentation, be prepared to get there at a minimum of 4 am to get into the room, if not earlier. Many people camp out overnight so if you really want to experience that room plan on making a night of it.

Here’s a video from Disney further explaining the benefits of a Gold Membership at the expo:

Discounted Disneyland Tickets

Lastly, it’s great having the D23 Expo right next to Disneyland because that means you can extend your stay and also get to visit the happiest place on Earth while you’re there. Luckily, guests going to the D23 Expo also get a chance to purchase discounted tickets to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure.

Just go to the email with your D23 Expo tickets purchase receipt in it and click on the following link which will take you to the discounted Disneyland tickets page:

D23 Expo 2019 Disneyland Tickets

(This link with the discounts hasn’t been sent yet in 2022 so stay tuned for it soon.)

These discounted tickets must be purchased in advance of your arrival at the D23 Expo. The purchasing period has not yet been announced. These are a great deal so get them if you’ll be visiting Disneyland.

  • There is a 6 ticket maximum per order for this offer and a limit of 2 orders per D23 attendee.
  • Tickets are valid for use during dates around the D23 Expo only.

It’s also important to note that the purchaser of these tickets must be the one using them (aka, the D23 Expo-goer). Disney doesn’t want you buying discounted tickets and then re-selling them to strangers. They can also contact the ticket purchaser to make sure they are the event goer.

If Disney finds out that the tickets were being re-sold, it will be considered a misuse of this offer and the tickets will be blocked without a refund. So only buy them for yourself and your friends, and make sure you are actually going.

Here are your Disneyland discounted ticket rates for the D23 Expo (last Expo’s prices):

  • 1 day, 1 park – $140 adult, $132 child
  • 1 day, Park Hopper option – $185 adult, $177 child
  • 2 day, 1 park – $210 adult, $195 child
  • 2 day, Park Hopper option – $255 adult, $240 child
  • 3 day, 1 park – $255 adult, $240 child
  • 3 day, Park Hopper option – $295 adult, $280 child
  • 4 day, 1 park – $280 adult, $265 child
  • 4 day, Park Hopper option – $325 adult, $310 child
  • 5 day, 1 park – $300 adult, $290 child
  • 5 day, Park Hopper option – $340 adult, $325 child
  • Twilight Tickets – $93 for 1 Day. These tickets get you entrance to Disneyland at 4pm or 4 hours before park closing, whichever is earlier.

2022 Panel and Presentation Schedule

There is so much to see and do at the D23 Expo, but certainly one of the highlights is all the various Disney-based presentations and panels that are available throughout the weekend. Disney executives, experts, celebrities, and Imagineers take the stage to break down some of your favorite Disney shows, films, and park attractions.

The presentations and exhibits are held in several different areas throughout the expo.

  • Hall D23 (seats 7,000)
  • Premiere Stage (seats 3,000)
  • Backlot Stage (seats 1,200)
  • The expanded Walt Disney Archives Stage (seats 700)

Hall D23 is the biggest stage at the D23 Expo and is where the company’s biggest and most important announcements and presentations take place. Panels are also done in the D23 Expo Arena, Stage 28, and the Walt Disney Archives Stage too.

Look through the list and decide which panels interest you the most and then plan your day around going to them.

(Some of the 2022 D23 Expo lineup has been announced, but we are waiting for the full list. Here is what we know so far…)


D23 Expo 2019 Schedule Friday

Hall D23:

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Disney Legends Awards Ceremony

    Disney100 kicks off at D23 Expo on Friday, September 9, at 10:30 a.m. with an epic presentation that includes the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, featuring Disney CEO Bob Chapek. The Disney Legends Ceremony will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. Look for the names of the 2022 inductees to be announced in the coming weeks.
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Disney+ Showcase

    At 3:30 p.m., guests will be treated to new details, first looks, sneak peeks, surprises, and announcements regarding upcoming theatrical and Disney+ titles from Disney Live Action, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Studio heads, filmmakers, and cast members will come together on stage with the inside scoop on some of these studios’ most exciting titles.


D23 Expo 2019 Schedule Saturday

Hall D23:

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Go Behind the Scenes with The Walt Disney Studios
    The Walt Disney Studios 

    This is the biggest panel of the entire weekend and it’s where Disney presents a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films. Hosted by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer and Pixar Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter, fans will get a first look at all the upcoming films including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and other exciting Live-Action movies.

    There are sure to be plenty of big announcements, celebrity appearances, and many surprises in store for this one. You won’t want to miss this!
  • 3:30 am – 5:00 pm: Disney Branded Television

    Home to some of the most iconic stories and characters in the Disney canon—including Peabody Award winners Doc McStuffins and The Owl House, plus the culture-defining movie franchises High School Musical and Descendants—will present an exclusive showcase of upcoming content that will continue the legacy of excellence in storytelling. The showcase will feature talent appearances and never-before-seen sneak previews of original content for Disney+, Disney Channel, and Disney Junior, including looks at the new Disney+ Original series National Treasure, American Born Chinese, and The Santa Claus.


D23 Expo 2019 Schedule Sunday

Hall D23:

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products

    If you are a Disney theme parks fan then this is the most exciting panel of the week. Chairman Josh D’Amaro hosts the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products as they bring you to Disney Parks all around the world and share news about the newest attractions, experiences and resorts that Disney is working on. Of particular interest will be the transformation of EPCOT in Walt Disney World. Don’t miss this!
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Disney Princess – The Concert

    Disney Concerts will present a special performance of Disney Princess – The Concert, featuring Tony® nominee Susan Egan (Broadway’s original Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Meg in Disney’s animated feature Hercules),® Audience Award nominee Isabelle McCalla (Princess Jasmine in AladdinThe Prom), Disney Channel star Anneliese van der Pol (That’s So Raven, Raven’s Home, Broadway’s final Belle in Beauty and the Beast), and Broadway World Award winner Syndee Winters (Broadway’s Nala in The Lion King, Hamilton). Music director Benjamin Rauhala (Fiddler on the RoofThe Secret Life of Bees) and Prince Adam J. Levy (Moulin Rouge) will also join the quartet. The acclaimed cast will perform favorite Disney Princess and Frozen songs, including classics such as “Part of Your World,” “Let It Go,” “A Whole New World,” “Colors of the Wind,” and “Almost There.” The performers will share exclusive, hilarious, and heartfelt behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen.

(As more presentations are announced we will post them here so stay tuned!)

How to Get Into Into the Presentations You Want

How do I get into the panels I want to see? We all want to be in the room in those hard-to-get presentations like “Walt Disney Studios” or “Disney+” but doing so is easier said than done. Luckily this year you have a few more options than normal…

Get Up Super Early
Let’s just say if you haven’t spent the night in the queue before, then you haven’t really experienced the D23 Expo. Camping out overnight in line is a rite-of-passage for expo-goers and one of the only ways to really guarantee yourself a seat for the most popular panels like the Walt Disney Studios panel.

Seats are never reserved and always on a first-come-first-serve basis so if you get there before the others you’ll get in. On Thursday and Friday night at 10 pm, the queue starts to form, so you can get in line at that time or after. Friday is the best day for shopping so people line up Thursday for that and Friday night they get in line for the Walt Disney Studios presentation on Saturday morning.

You don’t have to spend the night, but I would recommend getting in line NO LATER than 4:00 am if you want a good chance of getting in. I say a good chance because the Studios presentation line was already filled up by shortly after 4:00 am last year and things could be even crazier this year.

Smaller panels of course are less crowded but again, you can never get there too early, always er on the side of caution.

Also don’t think you can get into one presentation and then stay for the next, each room is cleared out after every presentation and if you want to get into the next panel in that same room, you’ll have to get back in line.

Advanced Reservations
Returning to the 2022 D23 Expo are Advanced Reservations which allow you to book reservations in advance for you and another D23 Expo guest to presentations, experiences, shopping, and more. This will be a huge time saver and help you avoid wasting half of your day just sitting in lines.

Advanced reservations are complimentary and can be made online before attending the D23 Expo for StorePass, StagePass, and Talent Central locations.

StorePass gives you access to shop at one of the following stores at the D23 Expo without waiting in line: Disney Dream Store, Disney Store, or Mickey’s of Glendale. You receive a reservation time and can skip the sometimes 2-3 hour waits these stores have. One StorePass is allowed per guest, per day. Please arrive at the store you have booked no later than 5 minutes prior to your reservation time.

StagePass gives you a reservation for a guaranteed seat to panels in Hall D23, the D23 Expo Arena, Stage 28, and the Walt Disney Archives Stage. StagePasses are assigned in a lottery-style random selection, you can’t buy it. D23 guests select their top choices and some ticket holders are randomly selected for those panels.

There are no seating selections with StagePass, it’s first-come-first-serve. Each guest can book up to 2 StagePasses per day, but only one at each stage. Please arrive at least 1 hour before the presentation starts in the Hall D23 stage and 30 minutes prior to panels in D23 Expo Arena, Stage 28, and the Walt Disney Archives Stage.

TalentPass gives you reservations for talent photos, signings, and other experiences at the D23 Expo. You are allowed to book 3 TalentPasses per day. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of your reservation.

Booking for Advanced Reservations will start on August 16 and more information is coming in the coming days . Keep on the lookout for an upcoming email with directions.

Have a Backup Plan

Even though you probably have some panels you would really like to see throughout the weekend, popularity for those panels or time restrictions will most likely come in the way and you won’t be able to see all the ones you want.

So what happens when you can’t get into that one you really had your heart set on? It’s important to have a backup plan. Make sure that you have a second, and a third option in that case and you’ll still have a great time.

What’s New in 2022?

Every D23 Expo is different from the last and at the next one, there will be so many great new experiences, panels, shopping experiences, celebrity meet and greets, and more to see and do.

In 2022 there will be more than 50 shows, presentations, and panels, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, and some big announcements and sneak peeks on various projects Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and more are working on.

Here is a sneak peek of what we know is coming so far with more to be announced in the coming months.

The Walt Disney Company 100th Anniversary Celebration

The 2022 D23 Expo is a special one because it is celebrating the big 100th Anniversary Celebration of The Walt Disney Company. The new logo and D23 Expo artwork are inspired by the Disney100 celebration, which shows off Mickey Mouse with a platinum look.

D23 Expo Logo Mickey Mouse

We can’t wait to hear what they have in store!

Walt Disney Archives

Every year the Walt Disney Archives selects a new exhibit and this year it’s entitled: “Mickey Mouse One: Walt’s Plane” presented by Amazon.

Walt Disney's Jet

Walt Disney’s Grumman Gulfstream I company airplane “The Mouse” has been fully restored and will be transported to the D23 Expo in Anaheim California all the way from the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

The iconic aircraft was seen for years as part of the Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and will be on display at D23 Expo 2022 for guests to see. This looks awesome and we can’t wait to see it in person!

The Previous Expo

Here’s a rundown of what was new at the last Expo:


This is the crown jewel of the last D23 Expo and a project that Disney is hoping will take them into the next phase of the company. We’re going to learn a lot about Disney+ and you’ll see it everywhere you go. Fans will get an exclusive preview of the new Disney+ streaming service along with some of its new original films and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.

D23 Expo 2019 Disney+

We know that the normal pricing for Disney Plus is going to be a reasonable $6.99 a month or $69.99 annually. If you want to get the Disney Plus, ESPN, and Hulu bundle it costs $13.99 a month.

Disney+ has also announced a special pricing offer it’s giving to D23 Expo attendees and D23 members.

D23 Expo Offer:

  • Expo attendees and all D23 Members can get a 33% discount on the annual plan with a three-year commitment. That means you can enjoy Disney+ for the first 3 years for $46 per year.
  • If you sign up at the D23 Expo you will receive a Founders Circle pin
  • This offer is good through Sept 2 to D23 Members.

Disney+ Panel in Hall D23 (Friday, August 23 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm)
Get a first look at how Disney+ works and watch never before seen content coming to Disney+ later this Fall including Lady and the TrampThe MandalorianHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and many more.

Disney+ Pavilion
If you don’t make the panel on Friday that’s ok. Stop by the Disney+ Pavilion on the Expo show floor, to see live demonstrations of the live Disney+ app as experienced across mobile and connected TV devices, and get a look at the amazing collection of entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.

Guests will also see costumes and props from Disney+ Originals and will have the opportunity to subscribe to the service with a special offer available exclusively to Expo attendees and D23 Members.

Hulu Pavilion
The Hulu Pavilion will be home to more than 20 iconic costumes and artifacts, including the famous red robe worn by Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid’s Tale, paintings featured in season one of Castle Rock, and George Clooney’s Catch-22 costume. Visitors will also get a closer look at show props from upcoming Hulu Originals like Little Fires Everywhere and select shows found in Hulu’s streaming library, such as The Good DoctorBrooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Goldbergs.

Disney+ Pavilion Stage Programming
Want to know more about Disney+? The Disney+ Pavilion Stage will host three full days of panels, showing all the original content coming to the service, classic movies and shows as well as special ESPN+ panel programming.


Since being bought by Disney in 2009, Disney has become a staple of the D23 Expo and absolutely one of the convention’s biggest draws. Fans will learn about upcoming Marvel films, series, animation projects, comics and so much more. Here is what is planned for Marvel at the 2019 D23 Expo:

D23 Expo 2019 Venom

Marvel Studios Pavilion
Right down on the show floor, you’ll find the Marvel Studios Pavilion with an array of interactive experiences such as a D23 Expo-exclusive video experience where fans can step inside the action of Avengers: Endgame and a tour of the costume gallery to see costumes worn by characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

There also will be special panel conversations with filmmakers and artists, and you never know which of your favorite Marvel talents will come by the pavilion for an autograph signing. Plus test your encyclopedic knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with daily trivia games for prizes.

Disney Parks’ Imagining Tomorrow, Today
If you haven’t heard, Disney is working on 3 fully immersive, Marvel-themed lands coming to Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong. Step into this pavilion for a sneak peek at what Marvel is working on.

The weekend is also filled with exciting Marvel film, television, animation, and comic book panels and stage events you can’t miss:

How to Draw the Marvel Way
Friday, August 23, 3:30 p.m. PT, and Saturday, August 24, 3 p.m. PT, Center Stage
Learn step by step how to draw your favorite Marvel characters from Brian Crosby, Creative Director of Themed Entertainment for Marvel.

Marvel Animation’s Venom Invasion and a World Premiere!
Friday, August 23, 6 – 7 p.m. PT, Stage 28
Get the first scoop on Marvel Animation in this exciting panel full of sneak peeks, special guests, and big announcements, including scoop on fan-favorite series Marvel’s Spider-Man and the world premiere of the new Marvel Rising special Battle of the Bands!

The Walt Disney Studios Hall D23 Presentation
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. – noon, Hall D23
Want to know more about the MCU’s upcoming Phase 4 and Phase 5 projects? The Walt Disney Studios will give you a behind-the-scenes look at all the Marvel Studios projects in the pipeline including exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

MARVEL COMICS: Marvel 80th Anniversary
Saturday, August 24, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT, Stage 28
Learn from Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort about the amazing 80-year history of Marvel Comics in honoring the iconic characters and timeless stories that have inspired fans all around the world.

Star Wars

If you are a Star Wars fan then the D23 Expo is the place to be! Learn about upcoming films such as Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, the Mandalorian, new animated series, books, comics and so much more.

Star Wars Rise of Skywalker

Lucasfilm Pavilion
2019 is the first year that Star Wars will host its own pavilion on the D23 Expo show floor. Step inside and see the evolution of the Star Wars stormtroopers in an incredible costume display. Several of these costumes were used in filming the iconic space saga. This is a unique opportunity to examine these costumes up close and in person.

Young Padawans will enjoy the pavilion too with Adventures video shorts and interactive activities for kids.

The Walt Disney Studios Hall D23 Presentation
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. – noon, Hall D23

This is where guests will get a sneak peek at all the upcoming Lucasfilm projects like Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker and Jon Favreau’s action-packed bounty hunter series, The Mandalorian coming to Disney+.

The Mandalorian is the first-ever Star Wars live-action series and stars Pedro Pascal as a bounty hunter who travels the outer reaches of the lawless galaxy, surviving as a mercenary-for-hire.

Pack your lightsabers and get ready to jump to lightspeed because it’s going to be a force-filled weekend at D23 Expo 2019.

Disney Parks

If you’re a Disney Parks enthusiast you’re going to love the D23 Expo this year as you’re going to be treated to so many new projects for new attractions and more at the Disney theme parks worldwide. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion
The Disney Parks are going to have a dedicated pavilion on the show floor where you can see models and updates on all the current developments in Disney Parks around the world. Some of the projects that will be shown in more detail are the Epcot transformation in Walt Disney World and the new Marvel-based Super Hero Lands coming to Disneyland, Paris, and Hong Kong. Who knows what other surprises will be there…

Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Hall D23
Join Bob Chapek as he goes into detail about the current projects being built around the globe in Disney Parks, as well as plenty of surprise announcements for new projects not yet started. This is one of my favorite panels and will get you super-pumped for your future visits to the Disney theme parks.


Walt Disney Animation and Pixar always have a big role in the Expo and this year is no different with a sneak peek looks at the studios’ new slate of films like Frozen 2, Onward, and upcoming unnamed projects. Take a look at what to expect:

D23 Expo 2019 Onward

The Walt Disney Studios Hall D23 Presentation
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. – noon, Hall D23
During the Walt Disney Studios panel on Saturday morning, we will get more information on all the upcoming animation projects.

You’ll get a sneak peek at Frozen 2 and learn new brand new details about the film from directors Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and producer Peter Del Vecho.

We’ll find out more about Pixar’s new film Onward, including a chance to meet the team behind the film, autograph signings, see promotion art and meet the characters from the film.

Lastly, we’ll learn more about the new original feature Soul, coming next Summer from Pete Doctor and producer Dana Murray.

Pixar Pavilion
If you can’t make it to the presentation, that’s ok. All weekend long from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily on the Show Floor, you can experience this immersive animation experience. The pavilion will share more details about Frozen 2 and Onward and host celebrity meet and greets and autograph signings.

Fans will have the opportunity to step inside a real-life version of Guinevere, the van from Pixar’s upcoming Onward. Decked out with crescent moon windows and a “Pegacorn” (part Pegasus, part unicorn, of course) painted on the sides, Guinevere will offer guests a taste of the adventure that the two teenage elf brothers embark upon in the film.

Don’t forget to pick up the free promotional materials too while you’re there!


Inside the World of Avatar
There’s no doubt that Disney has big plans for the newly purchased Avatar franchise and for the first time at D23 it will have its own pavilion. Learn more about the incredible world of Avatar that James Cameron has created.

Check out rare costumes, props and models that were used in creating the first Avatar film and find out more about the next set of Avatar films. Fans will also get to see a behind-the-scenes look at the amazing Pandora: The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and what exactly went in to building this one-of-a-kind theme park land.

Heroes & Villains: the Art of the Disney Costume

Every year the Walt Disney Archives selects a new exhibit and this year it’s entitled: “Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.”

In this all-new exhibit, guests will be treated to more than 70 costumes spanning 55 years of Disney movies and television. The exhibit will be divided in three parts: “Disney Heroes,” “Disney Villains,” and “Spaces Between,” reserved for the antiheroes whose fascinating journeys make them among Disney’s most complex characters.

The exhibit includes costumes from some of Hollywood’s preeminent designers, past and present, including Academy Award®-winners Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell, and Tony Walton, as well as Emmy® winner Ellen Mirojnick and Emmy nominees Eduardo Castro and Penny Rose.

Some of the costumes include:

D23 Expo 2019 Cinderella Dress

Cinderella’s Most Enchanting Ballgowns
This 12,000-square-foot exhibit will hold “Cinderella’s Workshop,” which houses costumes from the many incarnations of the Cinderella character including 1997’s Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella; the gown worn by Scarlett Johansson for Annie Leibovitz’s 2007 Disney Dream Portrait series; 2014’s Into the Woods; the 2015 live-action reimagining of the animated masterpiece Cinderella; and the ABC hit series Once Upon a Time.

Practically Perfect Ensembles
In the “Disney Heroes” section you’ll find Belle’s village dress and ballgown from 2017’s Beauty and the Beast; outfits were worn by the Genie, Aladdin, and Jasmine in this year’s live-action Aladdin; and for the first time ever displayed together, three iconic Mary Poppins “traveling dresses” worn in three Poppins productions: the 1964 original film, 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns, and the Broadway musical.

Wicked Wardrobes
This is where you’ll check out the costumes from the “Disney Villains” including thing 3 dresses from the wicked witches in 1993’s Hocus Pocus, the duo of dresses worn by the stepsisters in 2015’s Cinderella, and the dress worn by the incomparable Bette Davis in 1978’s Return from Witch Mountain. And in the “Spaces Between” section you’ll find Maleficent’s gown from the 2014 film, as well as the Evil Queen and Hook’s costumes from Once Upon a Time.

Special Events

D23 Expo 2019 free solo

(No special events have been announced for this year’s Expo yet, but here is a look at the ones from the last expo.)

National Geographic
One of the bigger brands that came to Disney in the Fox purchase this year was National Geographic. This year they will have their own pavilion on the show floor displaying their various shows and movies, and immersing you in a world as you’ve never seen before.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making the ground-breaking film Free Solo and see what it takes to make it to the top of El Capitan.

One new and unique experience is called Beneath the Blue, an exhibit showing you the breathtaking underwater world to explore the oceans and learn more about the impact of single-use plastic on marine life.

Disney on Broadway
Want to know what it feels like to step out onto the stage of a real Disney broadway show? The brand-new VR experience puts you right on center stage in AladdinFrozen, and The Lion King’s and features Broadway’s Caissie Levy (Elsa), Major Attaway (Genie), Telly Leung (Aladdin), and Tshidi Manye (Rafiki).

D23 Expo 2019 Disney on Broadway

Center Stage
Located in Hall A, Center Stage will as usual be the heartbeat of the Expo and a hub of activity throughout the three days, especially for celebrity sightings. Find some of the biggest Disney pop stars and talent today including K-pop star Tiffany YoungMeg Donnelly, and Asher Angel. You might catch one of the many Disney on Broadway stars as they drop in to reminisce about bringing some of Disney’s most beloved tales to the stage.

And, back due to fan demand, Bill Rogers, the “voice of Disneyland,” will be on hand each day to record fans’ outgoing voicemail messages in his signature dulcet tones. If you want to know more about the talent that’s coming, check out the entire lineup on the D23 Expo app.

D23 Expo’s Ultimate Fan Street Party – Presented by Alamo
This one-of-a-kind party travels down Mickey Avenue, with a live band, beloved Disney characters, high-energy dancers, and celebrity grand marshals, but this time it has a disco twist. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Disco album, Mickey, Minnie, and several of their friends will be wearing their disco costumes as they entertain Disney fans.

Join newly inducted Disney Legend Kenny Ortega and Tom Bergeron as they lead the 4:30 p.m. parade and Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) and Skylar Astin, lead the 2 p.m. Street Party. Stay tuned for more announcements on the D23 Expo app about the rest of the talent leading the party.


If you aren’t at the D23 Expo for the panels or pavilions, you are certainly here for the shopping. And the Expo is the perfect place to grab some of the rarest and most limited-edition Disney collectibles anywhere on the planet as well as see new special limited edition sets.

These collections will be spread out across 3 Disney-operated retail shops on the show floor: | Disney store, The Dream Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale. In these stores, you’ll find never-before-seen collectibles that celebrate the Disney characters, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and more.

D23 Expo Merchandise

Here are some examples of the merchandise you will find in 2022:

  • T-Shirts
  • Water Bottles
  • Hats
  • Limited Release Pins
  • Lanyard
  • and more…

You’ll definitely want to hit up the “Big 3” stores at D23 Expo: Disney Store, Mickey’s of Glendale, and The Dream Store for all the coolest limited edition items you can only get here. This place is a collector’s dream…

Disney Store

This is where you’ll find the widest variety of Disney merchandise at the D23 Expo and they have something for everyone in the family. Look for D23 Expo merchandise, specially curated collections, and limited-edition (LE) series.

Here are some examples of what you will find in the Disney Store from the last Expo:

  • Disney Designer Collection: Midnight Masquerade Series – New series of doll sets like: Tiana and Naveen, Giselle and Edward, and Aurora and Phillip. Rapunzel, Belle, Meg, Cinderella, and Esmeralda will also be included. Also look for pin sets, stationery, mug and plate sets, and more
  • Legacy Collection – LE collection of some of the most beloved Disney characters and films including:
    • Donald Duck 85th – Plush, collectible pins, a retro T-shirt, varsity jacket, hat, and more
    • Silly Symphony 90th – Spirit Jersey shirt, retro T-shirt, pins, and more
    • The Lion King 25th – Celebrate the wonder that is The Lion King with LE collectibles, plush, litho set, and more
  • The Little Mermaid 30th – Journals, ornament sets, pins, apparel, dolls, and more celebrating 30 years of The Little Mermaid.
  • Disney•Pixar
    • LE plushes and talking figures like “Talking Woody,” “Talking Jessie,” and “Talking Bullseye,” and LE plush set of Ellie and Carl in their “Adventure Book” and much more
  • Backstage Collection – Celebrate the artistry, legends, and rich heritage of The Walt Disney Company and go behind-the-scenes with DisneyPixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
    • Disney Backstage Collection Subscription Box – New Disney Backstage Collection subscription box, with limited-release T-shirts, pins, and more, delivered to your doorstep—all in a custom-designed package.
    • Walt Disney Animation Studios “Under the Hat” – LE Wreck-It Ralph Shadow Box, mug, and sketchbook
    • Disney•Pixar “Under the Lamp” – Pixar campus hat, fleece, tiki crew mug, and more
    • Lucasfilm “Behind the Force” – All-new crew jacket and hat along with a LE “Java the Hutt” T-shirt, mug, and more
    • Marvel “Behind the Hero” – A LE Black Panther Shadow Box, hat, and more
  • Mickey Mouse Shufflerz – “Mickey Mouse Memories” fans will want to stop here for new collections with the new Mickey Mouse Shufflerz that highlight Mickey through the years in an LE 13-pack or single figures.

The Dream Store

Come to The Dream Store for all the D23 Expo-themed official merchandise, as well as other specialty items from Disney Theme Park Merchandise. Some of the special items this year are whimsical assortments inspired by the Dapper Dan’s, Main Street, U.S.A., and iconic Mickey balloons on a variety of items including apparel, art and collectibles, accessories, pins, and more!

  • Dapper Dan’s – This collection features a “Dapper Dress” from Her Universe along with adult T-shirts, a Spirit Jersey shirt, pins, plush, Funko POP figures, and much more
  • Mickey Balloons – Evoking the feeling you get as you stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., the Mickey Balloons lend their iconic look to an assortment that includes adult apparel, a Spirit Jersey shirt, skirt from Her Universe, hats, mugs, accessories, and more
  • Official D23 Expo 2022 Gear – Official 2022 D23 Expo gear including T-shirts, a Lounge Fly mini-backpack, hat, pins, and more!

The Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s dream come true!

Mickey’s of Glendale

Mickey’s of Glendale, is the Walt Disney Imagineering store, and this year at the Expo it’s going to have two stores over three days at the Anaheim Convention Center:

  • Mickey’s of Glendale Main Store – Mickey’s of Glendale will feature exclusive merchandise designed by Imagineers, including hats, T-shirts, accessories, and more. Additionally, Guests will have the opportunity to shop limited-edition collectibles celebrating Walt Disney Imagineering’s heritage.
    • Attraction Quote T-Shirt Collection– An assortment of T-shirts that let fans celebrate the most iconic quotes from their favorite attractions through bold graphics.
  • Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store – Disney pin enthusiasts will want to stop by the Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store, which will feature a large assortment of limited-edition pins.

Disney Studio Store Hollywood

The Disney Studio Store Hollywood is back at the D23 Expo 2022 with exclusive gifts for fans of villains, heroes, pins, spirit jerseys, Disney Broadway, and more! Here are some of the limited-edition collectibles you will find only at the D23 Expo:

Limited-Edition Pin Series

  • Beloved Tales & Dark Tales (Limited Edition of 300): 8 new Beloved Tales pins and 12 new Dark Tales pins featuring iconic movie moments from your favorite Disney features.
  • Marquee Series (Limited Edition of 400): The historic El Capitan Theatre marquee is making its way to D23 Expo! Featuring a collection of 10 never-before-created marquees, this series will light up your collection.
  • Heroines Fight Back Series (Limited Edition of 300): This series features Disney Heroines in action.
  • Organ Series (Limited Edition of 300): This series released in 2012 is coming back with the Mighty Organ from the World Famous El Capitan Theatre featuring various characters is back.
  • Mane-N-Friends Series (Limited Edition of 400): This brand-new series will make its debut at Expo, featuring Disney Fan Favorites and their loyal steeds.
  • Anniversary Celebration Premiere Collection Pin (Limited Edition of 200): The Disney Studio Store Premiere Collection line features a beautiful 10-inch super jumbo pin, celebrating the anniversaries of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Disney’s The Lion King, Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles, Disney and Pixar’s Up, and Disney’s Big Hero 6.

Hollywood & More

  • Check out the newest collection in the Disney Studio Store Hollywood City Line with apparel for the whole family, including the first ever “Hollywood Edition” of The Original Spirit Jersey. Also look for various keychains, drink-ware, brand-new open-edition pins, and framed pin sets.

Disney Theatrical

  • Join the Disney on Broadway Bear as he celebrates the Broadway sensations The Lion KingAladdin and Frozen. Look for the commemorative, limited-edition D23 2022 patch, and get it while supplies last!

Other Shopping Experiences:

Uptown Disney
Get an interactive shopping and photo experience, with merchandise available through Fans can shop, snap photos with friends, and discover hidden surprises around every corner. Check out the Mickey Mouse LEGO® Ideas Steamboat Willie set and the relaunch of the Minnie Mouse Dose of Colors collection, “The Lion King” Mighty Roar Simba from furReal, Toy Story 4 apparel from Fifth Sun, “Black Leather Collection” from Disney store China along with Marvel’s Iron Man MK50 Robot by UBTech, The Little Mermaid apparel, and accessories, and new Star Wars items.

Disney Music Emporium – Album Signings and Exclusive Products
The pop-up store dedicated to collectible Disney music products is back at D23 Expo 2019. Check out the limited quantities of a wide assortment of music products available such as new releases from Marvel and Lucasfilm, vinyl albums, die-cut picture disc vinyl, cassettes, Crosley turntables, cassette players, posters, and more.

This is also the place to be for album signings by artists and award-winning composers too. Album signings at the Disney Music Emporium shop include Oscar®– and Grammy®-winning composer and Disney Legend Randy Newman (Toy Story films, The Princess and the Frog, Cars films); composer Tyler Bates (Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy); actor Anthony Gonzalez (voice of Miguel from Coco); singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer Matthew Morrison (Glee); plus Hollywood Records artist JD McCrary (voice of young Simba in The Lion King). Scheduled artists are subject to change.


Definitely one of the most unique aspects of the D23 Expo is all the cosplay from the fans as their favorite Disney, Marvel, Star Wars or Pixar characters, and this year will be taking it to an even higher level. This year fans will be able to show off their goods even more than previous years with four Cosplay Photo Shoots!

There will be a full cosplay schedule soon so make sure you’re dressed to the nines because all Expo attendees are welcome to participate!


D23 Expo Mousequerade

If you like Disney cosplay, you won’t want to miss Mousequerade. This is a costume contest where fans get a chance to compete and show off their cosplay best. The outfits that some guests come up with are absolutely stunning!

This year’s Mousequerade is hosted by Nina West and features a star-studded panel of celebrity judges including Yvette Nicole Brown (Big Shot, Disenchanted), Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano and creator of Her Universe), and Ally Maki (Toy Story 4, Home Sweet Home Alone).

The contest categories include: “Off the Screen,” “Imagine That!,” “Magical Mashups,” and “Cast of Characters,” as well as a fan-favorite award voted on by the audience and a “Best in Show” prize of $2,300.

If you are interested in entering, check out the complete rules for entry and details at

Meet and Greets:

D23 Expo 2019 meet and greets

Friday, August 23
9 a.m.
Fancy Nancy character appearance
10 a.m. Vampirina character appearance
12 p.m. Just Roll With It stars Suzi Barrett, Tobie Windham, Ramon Reed, and Kaylin Hayman
1- 2 p.m. Alex Honnold: come see Alex who starred in the Academy Award®-winning film Free Solo as he documented his climb of the face of 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park…without a rope.
2-3 p.m. Dancing with the Stars meet stars of the past and present Ginger Zee, Carrie Ann Inaba, Tom Bergeron, Rashad Jennings, and Jordan Fisher
3 p.m. Raven’s Home stars Navia Robinson, Issac Ryan Brown, Jason Maybaum, and Sky Katz
5–6 p.m. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Jeff Ward, and executive producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb

Saturday, August 24
9 a.m.
Vampirina character appearance
10 a.m. Fancy Nancy character appearance
11 a.m. Sydney to the Max stars Ruth Righi, Ava Kolker, Jackson Dollinger, and Christian J. Simon
12 p.m. Coop & Cami Ask the World stars Dakota Lotus, Ruby Rose Turner, Olivia Sanabia, Albert Tsai, Paxton Booth, and Rebecca Metz
3-4 p.m. The Incredible Dr. Pol. meet Dr. Jan Pol from Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 series
5 p.m. DuckTales stars Bobby Moynihan and Toks Olagundoye

Sunday, August 25
9 a.m
Big Hero 6 The Series stars Genesis Rodriguez and Brooks Wheelan
10 a.m. ZOMBIES stars Meg Donnelly, Kylee Russell, and Carla Jeffery
11-12 a.m. Life Below Zero, hear from Sue Aikens from the multiple Emmy Award®-winning series Life Below Zero as she relates her stories from Alaska, signs autographs, and takes pictures.
1 p.m. BUNK’D stars Miranda May, Mallory James Mahoney, Raphael Alejandro, Will Buie Jr., Shelby Simmons, Scarlett Estevez, and Israel Johnson
3 p.m. Vampirina character appearance
4 p.m. Fancy Nancy character appearance

Talent Central Artist Merchandise Signing Schedule:

Friday, August 23
9 a.m.

4-5 p.m. Disney Pixar Tiki Mug Signing with Jerome Ranft
4-5:30 p.m. Jerrod Maruyama

Saturday, August 24
9:30-11 a.m.
Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe 
11-12 p.m. Midnight Masquerade and Animator Villains Collections with Steve Thompson and Courtney Watkinson
12:30-2 p.m. Jerrod Maruyama
2-3:30 p.m. SHAG
2-3:30 p.m. Noah Fine Art
4-5 p.m. The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary Collection with Steve Thompson, Bryan Mon, Daria Vinogradova, Diana Tran, and Cathy Clark-Ramirez

Sunday, August 25
5-6:45 p.m.
Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe

Where to Stay for D23 Expo

Goofy in Lobby of Paradise Pier Hotel

There are many options for hotels within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center so having a choice shouldn’t be a problem it’s just a matter of how fast you move.

Since Disneyland is right next door to the Anaheim Convention Center the best option is to stay at one of the 3 Disneyland hotels. Any one of the Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier, or Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is great choice, though our favorite is the Grand Californian. They are located right next to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure so it’s easy if you choose to do a day or 2 in the parks during your trip.

This is also a great place to spot Disney celebrities and executives as they tend to stay in these hotels. The only problem is during the D23 Expo prices are very high and availability books are up really fast so make sure to jump on it and reserve a room right away if you want to stay in one of them.

Good thing there are plenty of other good choices in the area and all within walking distance of the convention center. Hotels like the Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim Marriott, and Doubletree Convention Center are all great choices and located really close so if you have to go back to the room and take a nap you can no problem. Again book early to make sure you get a room.

Your Thoughts

I want to know what you think about the Disney D23 Expo…

  • What is your favorite part of the D23 Expo?
  • What are you most looking forward to at the 2022 D23 Expo?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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