National Geographic Joins Disney’s D23 Expo 2019!

For the first time ever at a D23 Expo, National Geographic, one of the newest members of the Disney family, will have a presence on the show floor. Expo visitors will have the chance to interact with National Geographic explorers and other special guests, including some four-legged friends!

National Geographic will also be supporting its upcoming Disney+ original series at D23 Expo.

Details on experiences, talent appearances, and special signings in the National Geographic pavilion will be made available on the D23 Expo app. Events at the pavilion include the following:

  • On Aug. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m., legendary rock climber Alex Honnold, featured in the Academy Award-winning film Free Solo, will be on hand for a book signing. Honnold climbed the face of the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope.
Dr. Jan Pol of Nat Geo WILD’s The Incredible Dr. Pol.
  • On Aug. 24 from 3 to 4 p.m., Dr. Jan Pol from Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 series, The Incredible Dr. Pol will share his amazing animal stories. He’ll also bring along his cutest four-legged friends.
  • On Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon, Sue Aikens from the Emmy-award-winning series Life Below Zero, will sign autographs and take photos as she talks about what her life is like in the remote corners of Alaska.
  • Throughout the weekend on the show floor, National Geographic will create a unique fan experience—Beneath the Blue—which will take you on an incredible journey to explore the oceans and learn more about the impact of single-use plastic on marine life.

National Geographic will also present a number of panels during D23 Expo:

On Saturday, Aug. 24: WOMEN OF IMPACT: Meet the Nat Geo Explorers Changing the World, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Stage 28. Join submersible pilot and founder of a girls’ underwater camp Erika Bergman; multimedia storyteller and Planet or Plastic ambassador Lilly Sedaghat; and large-carnivore expert Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it takes to become the next game-changing explorer.

Keegan Michael-Key host of Celebrity Brain Games. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP)

On Sunday, Aug. 25, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the D23 Expo Arena, Power Up Your Brain with Keegan-Michael Key will give fans a first look at the reboot of Brain Games, National Geographic’s popular series. Host Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4, The Lion King) shows you the “why” behind the “wow.” Joining him on stage will be top-class mentalist Lior Suchard.

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children ages 3-9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $79 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children ages 3-9. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are still available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children 3–9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $77 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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