Disney to grow D23 Expo 2013 with more seating and expanded show floor, tickets to go on sale August 9

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D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced plans to expand the 2013 D23 Expo, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 9-11, 2013. Anticipating an even higher attendance than the already-packed previous two years, available presentation seating will be increased and the show floor will be enlarged.

More than 40,000 Disney fans from around the world gathered for the 2011 D23 Expo, many disappointingly shut out of its most enticing presentations, both in the D23 Arena, able to seat just 4,000 at the event, and secondary Stage 23, with only 1,000 seats. To fix this biggest complaint about the otherwise enjoyable event, next year Disney will be offering 2,000 seats in an overflow theater allowing attendees who don’t make it into the main Arena to watch a live stream of the presentation. Stage 23 seating will be doubled, allowing 2,000 attendees to see the smaller presentations.

In addition, Disney is expanding the event’s show floor to include Halls A, B, C and D and a larger Collectors’ Forum.

Included in the 2013 D23 Expo will be all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof: The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Consumer Products, Media Networks (including ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, and Radio Disney) and Disney Interactive.

The Disney Legends Awards ceremony will be once again presented along with a 12,000 square-foot Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2013 will be available starting August 9, 2012, one year before the event, at a discounted price through December 31, 2012. Tickets will be $47 for a one-day adult admission and $37 for children 3-12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will be $40 for a one-day adult admission and $32 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available for both D23 Members and the general public, and D23 Members can save as much as $204 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate.

D23 Members will receive early admission to the Expo show floor, and D23 will once again give a special thanks to D23 Charter Members, providing them special access to the Expo’s Charter Member Lounge.

In addition, D23 Members can also buy D23 Expo VIP Sorcerer Packages, extremely limited tickets that are only available to members. These packages offer exclusive opportunities.

The Sorcerer Package includes:

  • Three-day admission ticket
  • Reserved seating at all presentations in the D23 Arena and Stage 23
  • Commemorative Sorcerer credential
  • Pre-Expo tour of the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit
  • Exclusive shopping time in the D23 Expo Dream Store and the Treasure Trove the day before the Expo is open to guests
  • Exclusive tour of the D23 Expo show floor the day before the Expo is open to the public
  • Private welcome reception
  • Special entrance to the Expo each morning
  • Hardbound Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives catalog
  • Hardbound Disney Legends ceremony commemorative program
  • A voucher for an appointment with an on-site massage therapist
  • Exclusive D23 Expo 2013 tote bag filled with gifts
  • “Fond Farewell” reception on final day of Expo
  • Access to the Sorcerer Member Lounge
  • Sorcerer Package tickets will be available exclusively to both Gold- and Silver- level D23 Members at $1,500 per ticket. Members will also have the option to purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets.

    More information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission can be found at www.D23Expo.com.

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