Actress Yvette Nicole Brown and Fashion Designer Ashley Eckstein Return to Judge the Mousequerade Costume Contest
D23 Gold Members Enjoy Additional Savings and Member-Only Benefits
Plus, D23 Expo 2019 Design Challenge Themed to Haunted Mansion
Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 23, for next year’s D23 Expo, which will take place August 23-25, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars across film, television, theme parks, products, online, music, live entertainment, and more. D23 Expo 2019 marks the sixth biennial Expo held in Anaheim.
The Expo will celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney with entertainment, celebrity appearances, panels, presentations, sneak previews, and immersive experiences. The immense show floor will feature exhibits, shopping, and photo opportunities from all across Disney and its partners.
To give you a flavor of what you’ll experience if you go to the Expo, here’s a tour of the show floor from 2011:
A highlight of every D23 Expo is the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made unforgettable contributions to the Disney legacy. Here’s a clip from the D23 Expo in 2013, where the actor John Goodman was honored:
Also returning to the Expo this year are the Walt Disney Archives, which will feature an all-new exhibit; Talent Central, where fans can meet their favorite Disney stars; and a daily parade on the show floor.
The Mousequerade costume contest is back with actress Yvette Nicole Brown and fashion designer Ashley Eckstein returning as judges for the popular event, which includes dozens of eye-popping creations from fans around the world.
In addition, the D23 Expo 2019 Design Challenge will be themed to the popular Haunted Mansion, which first opened at Disneyland in 1969 and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Fans are encouraged to create ghoulishly delightful designs, from paintings and drawings to sculptures and models, inspired by the beloved attraction and its 999 happy haunts. Twenty-three pieces of finalist artwork will be on display throughout the D23 Expo weekend at a gallery on the show floor. The winning artist will be chosen prior to the start of the D23 Expo and will receive a cash prize of $2,300. Details for Mousequerade and the Design Challenge will be revealed this fall.
D23 Expo 2019 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe. In 2017, celebrity appearances included Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Whoopi Goldberg, Jordan Fisher, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Hamill, Kristen Bell, Chris Hemsworth, Mandy Moore, and the stars of Disney’s Descendants.
Additionally, Disney executives and creative talent came together to deliver special presentations, announcements, and experiences to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.
This year, discounted single-day and multi-day tickets for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members, and Gold Members who purchase their tickets from August 23-November 20, 2018 will enjoy an additional special “Early Bird” discount. D23 Gold Family Members can save as much as $288 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Gold Member “Early Bird” rate. General admission tickets are $89 for a one-day adult admission and $69 for children. Three-day money-saving tickets are also available. Discounted hotel and Disneyland Resort park tickets are available to all Expo ticket purchasers. For more information on tickets and the ticket prices for Gold Members and general admission, visit D23expo.com.
A limited number of VIP Sorcerer Packages for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to both D23 Gold and Gold Family Members at $2,500 per ticket. The Sorcerer Package includes a three-day admission ticket with a commemorative Sorcerer credential; reserved seating at presentations; a preview day with a tour of the show floor and advance shopping opportunities; a Haunted Mansion-themed welcome reception; a packed D23 Expo gift pack, including an exclusive bag provided by D23 Expo 2019 sponsor American Tourister, and more. Members can purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets. Additional details and a complete list of Sorcerer Package benefits are highlighted at D23expo.com.
D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will also be entitled to special benefits throughout the weekend including exclusive discounts and offers at select Disney retail and partner locations; a commemorative gift; and limited priority queueing for Hall D23 and the Expo Arena. Look for announcements about these opportunities in the coming months. To join D23 and enjoy these benefits, visit D23.com/join.
For the latest news and updates about D23 Expo 2019, visit D23expo.com.
And if you’re on the fence about whether to go to the D23 Expo, here’s our D23 Expo Video Playlist covering past years, which will give you an idea of what you’ll miss if you DON’T go!