D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a biennal one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more. Now, the studio has announced the dates and plans for the week-long event that will happen in August 2024.
Past D23 Expoes were a three-day celebration of all things Disney where attendees converged at the Anaheim Convention center to exclusive footage of forthcoming Disney, Pixar, Marvel to Lucasfilm content. But there’s also music, books, and other merchandise that any Disney fanatic would like to add to their collection.
However, this D23 Expo will differ from the rest as the events will be held all across Anaheim, CA. D23 Expo fans who also happen to be baseball fans have the opportunity to attend a Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. Later on that week, Disney kicks off their D23 Expo with a celebration at the Disneyland resort. Finally, the main event where fans can shop, browse exhibits, watch panels and presentations during the day at the Anaheim Convention Center, while the marquee shows will take place at night at the Honda Center.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game.
- Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
- Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.
It should be interesting to see how the D23Expo team approaches presenting their marquee shows, which are the live-action, animation, Lucasfilm, and Marvel Studios presentations. With Anaheim Convention Center’s limited seating capacity, D23 members had a hard time to secure a spot to watch the exclusive footage for some of the highly anticipated films. Now that it is moving to a bigger venue, it might be easier to get a seat. However, that also means that they will be away from the convention center where all of the fun usually happens.
Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event go on sale in Spring 2024. Details for the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center will be revealed later.