My favorite Disney thing EVER is happening this summer in Anaheim when the 2019 D23 Expo kicks off. We just got details on the 2019 D23 Expo Panels and I know you’re going to want this! Here’s your D23 Expo Panels calendar.
We are just a short few months away from the D23 Expo and I expect all the news to start flowing out of Disney like a river.
If you’re new to the D23 Expo, I’ve got 6 tips for D23 Expo first timers and a great list of 23 things to know before your first D23 Expo. Be sure to check both those posts out for all the boots on the ground details of how to expo like a pro!
Alright, onto the details you and I’ve been waiting for!
2019 D23 Expo Panels Announced
D23 Expo Panels for Friday, August 23
The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 23. The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy.
Check out this post on the 2019 Disney Legends Inductees for all the details on the legends being honored this year: hint, IRON MAN WILL BE THERE.
On Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., the highly anticipated streaming service 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.
And yes, you did just hear me squeal from wayyyy over here. All three of those shows are HIGH on my anticipation list for the Disney+ Streaming Service coming in November.
D23 Expo Panels for Saturday, August 24
The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. Fans will see 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 exciting slate 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!
Guys- the D23 Live Action panels are my absolute favorite. We haven’t heard a lot about the next slate of plans for Star Wars or Marvel, so … I’m going in prepared to be WOWed!
D23 Expo Panels for Sunday, August 25
On Sunday, August 25, at 10:30 a.m., step into the magical world of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products with Chairman Bob Chapek to find out 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.
And again, I’m hoping for some more Marvel news here. There’s so much Marvel in the Disney Parks right now, but I. Want. More.
All the Marvel All the Places. Really hoping we learn more about the plans the Disney Parks have up their sleeves for us Marvel fangirls.
How To Get Tickets To D23 Expo
Want to see the action for yourself?
Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are 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.
Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.