Disney Parks fans rejoice! D23 Expo 2022, presented by Visa, is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Sept. 9 through 11, and today we have a first look at some of the new, amazing experiences, displays, presentations and shopping, especially for fans of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products!
From the moment D23 Expo 2022 begins, attendees will be able to explore the Disney Parks Wonderful World of Dreams pavilion and step right into the new stories, attractions and adventures Disney Imagineers are bringing to life around the globe. There will be behind-the-scenes glimpses of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the transformation of EPCOT, new Frozen-themed experiences, Disney Cruise Line, live entertainment and more to explore at the pavilion.
The latest on highly anticipated projects in development around the world will be shared when Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro presents A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Josh takes the Hall D23 stage Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m. for this presentation filled with see-it-here-first moments and special surprises. Be sure to stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for coverage on these announcements throughout the event.
This year’s D23 Expo 2022 will also feature never-before-seen, limited-edition merchandise from across Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more. The Walt Disney Imagineering Mickey’s of Glendale shop is returning to D23 Expo this year, this time with three unique retail spaces tailored to different categories and experiences: Mickey’s of Glendale Main Store, Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store and D23 Expo Shop x Mickey’s of Glendale. We recently shared a complete D23 Expo 2022 merchandise roundup of important announcements, including details on our new marketplace.
Disney Parks fans can enjoy other one-of-a-kind offerings during the event, including special panel presentations that cover everything from the making of the Disney Wish cruise ship to learning about Walt Disney Imagineering’s illusions and special effects in the parks. Check out the lineup of panels:
Friday, Sept. 10
10:30 a.m. – Inside Look at the Society of Explorers and Adventurers at Backlot Stage
Saturday, Sept. 10
10 a.m. – A Peek Behind the Curtain at the Walt Disney Imagineering Illusions and Special Effects Development Lab at Walt Disney Archives Stage
12 p.m. – Uncovering Treasures from the Marty Sklar Collection at the Walt Disney Archives Stage.
4 p.m. – Dreaming, Designing and Bringing to Life the Disney Wish at Backlot Stage
Sunday, Sept. 11
1 p.m. – Walt Disney Imagineering: 70 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible at Premiere Stage
4 p.m. – Disney Parks Through the Decades: A Disney Ambassador Perspective at Walt Disney Archives Stage
4:15 p.m. – The World of Duffy & Friends Revealed at Hyperion Stage
D23 Expo attendees will also get first access to DisneyMe, an all-new digital avatar in the Play Disney Parks app. This experience empowers guests to express their Disney style by creating their own unique DisneyMe. To celebrate the launch of DisneyMe as part of Disney Uncharted Adventure on the Disney Wish, guests at D23 Expo will be invited on a quest that can only be completed at the Expo. Attendees will uncover specially designed Disney Wish and D23 Expo digital clothing and accessories for their DisneyMe around the show floor.
Starting in September, D23 Expo guests will need to download the latest Play Disney Parks app to be ready to create their DisneyMe and join the DisneyMe D23 Expo Quest during the convention.
Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more details as we approach the Sept. 9 kickoff of D23 Expo 2022.
by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks
Kristin will be attending the D23 Expo all 3 days, so be sure to stay tuned on our Facebook and Instagram to follow along and see all the magical content!
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