Disney D23 Expo Returning to Anaheim in August 2015

The biennial Ultimate Disney Fan Event, the Disney D23 Expo, is returning to Anaheim, CA for three days on August 14-16, 2015.  The dates and location were announced today during the company’s annual shareholder meeting.  Continue reading for more details, including when you can purchase your tickets.

Update August 6, 2014

Reminder, tickets to the 2015 D23 Expo go on sale on Thursday, August 14 at 10am PT – one year ahead of the opening day for the event.

D23 Expo 2015

Tickets for D23 Expo 2015 are available at a discounted price for a limited time.  From August 14–December 31, 2014, tickets are $61 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children 3–12.  Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $52 for a one-day adult admission and $37 for children.  Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available.  D23 Members can save as much as $268 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate.  For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit D23Expo.com.

If you’re starting to plan ahead for your travel, we also have discounted room rates set up for the D23 Expo from our partners at Destinations in Florida.  Cut off date for reservations: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015, rate: $129/night at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Anaheim.  The block of rooms are August 12 – 17, 2015 with 2 queen beds.

Original post from March 18, follows below…

D23 Expo 2013

From the press release:

All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again under one roof when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of Aug. 14–16, 2015. Each of Disney’s wonderful worlds will unite to celebrate what’s new and what’s on the horizon from theme parks, television, music, games, and films, including Pixar, the Muppets, Star Wars, and Marvel.

ALAN HORN (CHAIRMAN, WALT DISNEY STUDIOS)

Alan Horn, Chairman, Walt Disney Studios, presents at the D23 Expo. Photo courtesy of D23 EXPO by Richard Harbaugh

 

“The D23 Expo is the ultimate Disney fan event, created to honor and celebrate your love of all things Disney,” Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger told shareholders and D23 Members at the Company’s Annual Meeting today in Portland, Oregon. “And we hope to see you there.”

BOB IGER (PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY)

Bob Iger at the D23 Expo. Photo courtesy of D23 EXPO by Richard Harbaugh

 

The fourth event promises to be the biggest ever, following the success of D23 Expo 2013, which drew more than 65,000 Disney fans for three star-studded days and nights. Fans were treated to appearances by such superstars as Angelina Jolie, Chris Evans, Billy Crystal, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston; watched performances by Idina Menzel, and R5 featuring Ross Lynch; enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime concert from Disney Legends Alan Menken and Richard M. Sherman; explored the inner workings of Walt Disney Imagineering; looked back at Disney’s rich history through extraordinary panels, presentations, and exhibits; and discovered the newest entertainment, technology, and products from The Walt Disney Company.

IDINA MENZEL AT D23 EXPO

Idina Menzel performs a song from “Frozen” at the D23 Expo. Photo courtesy of D23 EXPO by Richard Harbaugh

 

Highlights planned for D23 Expo 2015 include the 2015 Disney Legends Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy; Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a collection of one-of-a-kind assets, props, and costumes curated by the Walt Disney Archives; and the Collectors Forum, where Disney fans can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, and merchandise. Once again the event will feature a massive show floor full of special opportunities to see what’s on the horizon for Disney around the world—and guests may run into their favorite Disney stars, characters, Imagineers, animators, and filmmakers. Plus, the event will once again feature StagePass, the popular ticket distribution system that allows attendees to obtain a guaranteed seat for some of the Expo’s most popular presentations.

Richard Sherman & Alan Menken perform together at the D23 Expo

Richard Sherman & Alan Menken perform together at the D23 Expo

 

Advance tickets for D23 Expo 2015 will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning August 14, 2014. D23 Members will receive special pricing on both one- and three-day tickets to the event, which is open to the general public. D23 Gold and Silver Members will also be entitled to early admission to the Expo show floor. D23 Charter Members will enjoy access to the Expo’s Charter Member Lounge. Members will also have an opportunity to purchase the Sorcerer Package, which provides a host of special benefits and amenities.

2013 D23 Expo StagePass queue area

2013 D23 Expo StagePass queue area

 

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About Chrysty Summers

Growing up in southern California, Disneyland has always been a staple for my family. Today, my husband and I spend most of our free time at the parks, where you can usually find us soaking up the atmosphere of Buena Vista Street in California Adventure. We also love traveling to Walt Disney World as often as we can, especially during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival in the Fall! Find me on Twitter @PenelopePeach for live updates from around the parks.