Two long years have passed and now D23’s biennial convention, the Ultimate Disney Fan Event, D23 Expo is back.
As a quick preview of what to expect on the show floor, AllEars was invited to take a look at three of Disney’s major pavilions.
Disney+ is their upcoming streaming network scheduled to launch on November 12, 2019 with content from all of Disney’s different branches: Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, FOX, WDAS, and WDS.
The booth largely consisted of stations where people can sign up in advance for the Disney exclusive stream and an expansive stage for presentations.
While we were there, Ricky Strauss, president, Content & Marketing for Disney+ and Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts (an upcoming 2019 Disney Legend) revealed a joint project between Disney+ and Disney Publishing Worldwide–“One Day at Disney.”
This documentary and coffee table book tell the stories of the many people who work for Disney (Robin Roberts, for one) and the happiness of their guests. It will be released on December 3, 2019–see DisneyPlus.com for more information.
Every Expo, one of the highlights is the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit. This year, which is no exception, is “Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.”
Entry into the exhibit is through “Cinderella’s Workshop,” which includes gorgeous dresses worn by Disney Cinderellas through the years on both screen and TV.
The rest of the 70+ costumes in the gallery were divided up into “Heroes,” “Villains,” and “Spaces Between.”
This is only a subsection of the costumes on display, many of which can be seen in the upcoming Disney publication “The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between.”
The final pavilion was the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion.
While there were few details forthcoming (cast members preferred to defer to Sunday’s Parks panel) there was no shortage of things to examine. One area showed some of the expansions happening in the overseas parks.
A large area was devoted to the various transformations being enacted around EPCOT.
Prominently displayed was a model of the planned Star Wars hotel at Walt Disney World, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.
Guests will board the Halcyon for two night stays in which they will experience their own adventure in an immersive environment with interactive characters.
The largest area was the Avengers Campus, that offered a glimpse of the many activities guest can experience at the different Avengers Campuses around the world.
Certainly, the booth will be even more intriguing after Sunday’s panel where the significance of all the things on display should be clearer. Let the Expo begin!
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