D23 Expo 2013: It’s in 2 Days!!!

With the D23 Expo 2013 only two days away, I wanted to give some advice and recommendations about how to enjoy your time at the Anaheim Convention Center.

First off, arrive early.  If there is a panel that you are interested in seeing, make sure you are there early.  Be there maybe 2 hours early.  If you are interested in the Walt Disney Studios presentation which is Saturday at 10:30am, I recommend getting in line as early as possible.  Lines will begin to form at 5am and that’s when you should be there if you want to see this one.

Now I know I get a bit overwhelmed with the whole event because there is so much I want to see and do, but just take a breath and have fun.  Just know you can’t see everything, but you’ll still have a wonderful time.  There will be plenty of exhibits and vendors to enjoy for hours on end and you will be sure to get into a panel or two.

The following are panels and presentations that I would like to see:

1. Mayhem, Mischief, and Monkeys: The Magic of Mystic Manor – A panel discussion about Hong Kong Disneyland’s newest attraction inspired by the Haunted Mansion. –  Friday August 9th at 10:30am

2. Undiscovered Disneyland – Tony Baxter and Josh Shipley will present never before seen footage from Disneyland dating back to the 1950s. – Friday August 9th at 12:30pm

3. Voices of the Disney Parks – The people that bring Disney Parks to life with their voices will be there to discuss and share stories. – Saturday August 10th at 2:00pm

4. Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook – These two Disney Legends will be performing many of their classic pieces. – Saturday August 10th at 6:30pm

5. Walt Disney Imagineering’s 60th: Working with Walt – Disney Imagineers from Walt’s era will discuss what it was like to work with the man himself. – Sunday August 11th at 9:30am

6. Walt Disney Imagineering’s 60th: Craft of Creativity – Current Disney Imagineers will discuss what it is like to work as an Imagineer.  – Sunday August 11th at 1:00pm

Those are all the panels I am going to try and see this upcoming weekend.  For a full schedule of events, click the link below:

*D23 Expo 2013 Schedule of Events*

I hope you all have a wonderful time at the Expo and please share your experiences with us.  We’ll see you there!

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