New Disney Infinity characters, playset, virtual Disneyland at 2013 D23 Expo with Toy Story, Rapunzel, Jack Skellington

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In an exciting 1.5-hour presentation of the final day of the 2013 D23 Expo, Disney Interactive announced new characters, a new playset, and a few other fun new features to launch when Disney Infinity hits store shelves next week.

The presentation not only featured Disney Infinity, but also Fantasia: Music Evolved, and a variety of online and mobile applications and entertainment.

Video: Full Disney Interactive presentation at the 2013 D23 Expo

The attending crowd of Disney fans were thrilled to learn of new playable characters and figures: Jack Skellington, Wreck-It Ralph, Vanellope von Schweetz, Anna and Elsa from “Frozen,” Phineas, Agent P, and Rapunzel.

The addition of princess characters to the Infinity lineup was met with cheers from the audience.

These figures will be rolled out beginning in October through 2014. Each will come with their own “Adventure,” unique to that character and allows them to play a short game.

Toy Story was also announced as the 6th playset for the game, featuring Woody, Buzz, and Jessie figures, which will be released in October.

Toy Story in Space features Buzz and Jessie in the play set pack, with Woody sold separately. Players can go on a new space adventure with the Toy Story gang as they help to relocate the Pizza Planet Aliens to a new world. Explore and discover the secrets that lay below the surface of this new planet and unlock Space Ranger equipment to help defend the new colony and friends. The Toy Story in Space play set introduces hoverpacks, jetpacks, laser blasters, goo blasters, new mounts and more into the Toy Box mode. In Toy Box, players can build and customize worlds, and incorporate these new items into their interactions with other Disney and Pixar characters.

The Disney Infinity team has also created a virtual Toy Box version of Disneyland, available for players to download on launch day.

Finally, the full 7-minute action-packed intro sequence was played, offering players a chance to play as a variety of characters – including Mickey Mouse. The introduction to the game allows players to play as a variety of characters even without having the physical figures, a tease that will surely entice gamers to collect them all.

Then as a finale, Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey Mouse was revealed as one final playable Disney Infinity character, with figures exclusively given to all who were in attendance at the presentation. The figure won’t go on sale until January.

But we will be giving away one of those exclusive Mickey figures here on Inside the Magic soon, so keep checking back!

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