Disney revealed exclusively tidbits of info for their D23 Expo 2019 including…
- 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
- D23 Expo 2019 Design Challenge Themed to Haunted Mansion
Celebrating its sixth biennnial Expo in Anaheim, California, D23 is considered the largest Disney fan event in the world. It 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 return of fan favorites, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, honoring the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s recipient will be Ron Logan at Walt Disney World. There will also be an all-new exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives; Talent Central, where fans can meet their favorite Disney stars; and a daily parade on the show floor.
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 at a gallery on the show floor. The winning artist will be chosen prior to the start of the D23 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 and Marvel Universe. 2017 revealed celebrity appearances by 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.
This year, discounted single-day and multi-day tickets for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members. Gold Members who purchase their tickets from August 23–November 20, 2018 will enjoy an additional special “Early Bird” discount. 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.
Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($79.99), Gold Family Membership ($104.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com and at shopDisney.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
In addition to the Halloween themed events around the The Haunted Mansion and the 25th Anniversary of Hocus Pocus, D23 will present “Sip & Stroll” as part of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival October 22, 2018 with tickets going on sale on August 22, 2018. Rounding out the end of 2018, there will be D23 Days of Christmas.
The most special treat of this preview event was getting an exclusive tour of the Disney studio lot, archives and Walt Disney’ personal office.
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