The D23 Expo has become a massive event – think a Comic Con run by Disney. The event is held every two years, gathering Disney fans to hear splashy announcements about the company’s upcoming ventures and providing space for limited edition and rare items to be sold. We knew there would be a 2015 edition, after an announcement was made at the 2013 show, but now we have concrete dates so you have plenty of time to plan. Find more details after the break!
D23 Expo 2015 will return to the Anaheim Convention Center in California, which is located within walking distance of the Disneyland Resort, which allows fans relative ease in jumping between the convention and the parks. The 3-day event will take place August 14-16, following in the footsteps of the August dates for previous iterations of the show. It is still too early to know what to expect at the next D23 Expo, but it has, without a doubt, evolved into the biggest Disney event in the world. Disney tends to save big announcements for the show, even having a smaller role at San Diego Comic Con the years that the D23 Expo is held. Plan accordingly!
Update (8/14/14): Tickets are now on sale, exactly one year before the show begins.
The breakdown on how much tickets will cost is below – as previously announced, the longer you wait to purchase tickets, the more you could end up paying:
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The full press release is below:
ALL THE WONDERFUL WORLDS OF DISNEY COME TOGETHER
AT THE D23 EXPO—THE ULTIMATE DISNEY FAN EVENT—
AUGUST 14–16, 2015 IN ANAHEIM, CALIF.
Advance Tickets on Sale August 14, 2014 for the Biggest Disney Fan Event Ever
PORTLAND, Ore. – March 18, 2014 – 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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
About D23 Expo 2015
The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, and theme parks. For the latest D23 Expo 2015 news, visit D23Expo.com. To join the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 on Twitter and use #D23Expo.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three and a rich website at D23.com. D23 Members enjoy exclusive discounts and special events, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 14–16, 2015.