D23 Expo: Times Released for Can’t-Miss Disney Legends Ceremony and Disney Parks, Disney Studios, and Disney+ Presentations

The D23 Expo has been home to some of the biggest Disney parks and film announcements over the past couple of years. We learned about the addition of the TRON, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventures attractions in Disney World at the last D23 Expo.

D23 2019 Session Preview ©Disney

We’ve already been given a sneak peak at some of the announcements to come at this year’s D23 Expo regarding Epcot. Now we know when each of the sessions will be taking place during the three-day Expo, which runs August 23-25 in the Anaheim Convention Center.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will open the Expo on Friday, August 23 with the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony.

D23 Expo Events: Friday, August 23

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Hall D23

This special ceremony honors visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s recipients are: Wing Chao, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer.

Learn more about this year’s Disney Legends here.

Disney Legend Statue ©Disney

Disney+ Presentation

  • 3:30 p.m.
  • Hall D23

Disney+ will give guests a first look at some of its original content including Lady and the Tramp, The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and many more during this star-studded presentation.

Learn more about Disney+ here.


D23 Expo Events: Saturday, August 24

Walt Disney Studios Presentation

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Hall D23

Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its collection of upcoming films. Get a preview of what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios and get a peek at the lineup of live-action projects, from Disney to Marvel Studios to Star Wars. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

See Disney’s entire lineup of films being released between now and 2027 here.

Disney Movies Being Released through 2027 ©Disney

D23 Expo Events: Sunday, August 25

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Presentation

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Hall D23

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek will announce what’s new and what’s next for resorts around the globe, including more about the transformational plans for Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

See a sneak peek at the transformational plans for Epcot that will be announced here.

A New Entrance, Park Core, and Pavilion Icons to come… and more to be announced at D23 Expo. ©Disney

These Expo favorites will take place in “Hall D23,” the 6,800-seat venue located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. All events subject to change and additional events to be announced in the coming weeks.

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo visit D23Expo.com.

Which session are you looking forward to hearing about the most? Will you be attending the D23 Expo? Share your plans and thoughts in the comments.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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