The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Parks, and Disney+ Join the Disney
Legends Awards Ceremony in the 6,800-Seat “Hall D23” Venue at the
Anaheim Convention Center.
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–D23:
The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most
highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2019, August 23–25. The
Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob
Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday morning, August 23. Later that
same day, Disney+ will showcase its exciting slate of original films and
series coming to the streaming service, set to launch in the U.S. on
November 12. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans
a sneak peek at their collection of world-class film labels, including
Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel
Studios, and Lucasfilm. And on Sunday morning, fans will get a preview
of what’s in store at Disney Parks during a presentation hosted by
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek.
These Expo favorites will take place in “Hall D23,” the 6,800-seat venue
located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule of Hall
D23 Events and Presentations is as follows (all events subject to change
and additional events to be announced in the coming weeks):
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. This year’s recipients
are: Wing Chao, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette
Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer,
Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer.
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.
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!
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
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. For more information
on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.
About D23 Expo 2019
D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of
Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions,
experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event
provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television,
games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2019 news,
Presentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23
Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923
when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first
official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It 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; a rich website at D23.com
with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special
events for D23 Members throughout the year.
Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Family Membership
($129.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at D23.com.
To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
NOT FOR PRINT: For images, press releases, and the official media
credential application, please visit D23ExpoPress.com.
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