It’s here! It’s been two long years since the last D23 Expo, and we’ve been anticipating the 2019 event since the last one pulled out of town.
Disney fans from all across the globe have flocked to the Anaheim Convention Center near Disneyland for the “ultimate fan event,” and we can’t wait to see what is going to be announced beginning today at the Expo.
Here’s a run-down of the schedule for today.
The Expo opens at 10:00 a.m. PST with a “Dancing with the Stars and Disney” panel at the D23 Expo Arena. From 10:30 a.m. to noon at Hall D23, the Expo is hosting a “Disney Legends” ceremony. Also at 10:30 a.m., “Great Moments with Walt Disney” will be presented at the Walt Disney Archives Stage.
At the Expo Center Stage from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Guests can enjoy the TSUM TSUM Festival, followed by the reveal of a new Disney mobile game by Jam City at 11:00 a.m.
From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Raw Threads presents “Mousequerade” at Stage 28. And from noon to 1:00 p.m., attendees at the Archives Stage will also enjoy “At Work with Walt,” a story about James Algar’s 43 years with Bambi, lions and Mr. Lincoln.
Calling all Star Wars fans! “Music and Sounds of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” will be presented at the D23 Expo Arena from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. And speaking of music, “Radio Disney Presents” has two panels, one at noon and one at 12:45 p.m. at Center Stage.
Any Disney history buffs in the house? From 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., you’ll want to catch the “Making Walls Talk: Disney’s Historical Sites and Museums” at the Walt Disney Archives Stage, followed almost immediately by a presentation about the Disney Legend Bill Farmer at 4:00 p.m. at the Archives Stage.
Back over at the D23 Expo Arena, Marvel fans can catch “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hall D23 will be packed today at 3:30 p.m. as the Expo presents a “Disney+ Showcase,” during which we’re hoping to get a sneak peek of content on the new streaming service’s roster.
At Stage 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., attendees can channel their hero side (or their darker side) at the presentation called “Behind the Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains and Spaces Between.” (Sounds spooky, right?)
At the Expo Arena at 5:30 p.m., Guests of the D23 Expo can get their long-awaited glimpse of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” at a special screening. “In Search of the Swiss Family Treehouse” will be presented at the Walt Disney Archives Stage from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. as well.
This is just some of the excitement on tap today at the D23 Expo. Check back with Inside the Magic all day and all weekend for the very latest news, reveals and exciting announcements from the Expo!