My Must Sees & Haves At Disney D23 2017!

Hey All!

I can’t believe it’s been 2 years already! Count down to July aka the month I geek out hard has begun! July 14th-16th is when the Disney D23 Expo takes place.  Out of all the geeky conferences I attend, I’m looking forward to D23 Expo the most! I’m a card carrying D23 Member and I’m also a Disneyland Annual Pass holder. I look forward to D23, every 2 years (when it takes place)! D23 has everything you could possibly imagine and want in a conference to geek out over. D23 combines Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Animation, Disney Live Action, Disney Parks, Disney Products, and the out of this world Disney Legends ceremonies into one amazing convention. Today, I wanted to share my must sees and must haves at Disney D23 this year!

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I have to see the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony!

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will kick off this year’s D23 Expo with the special ceremony that honors this year’s Disney Legends Award recipients. This years honorees include Oprah Winfrey (YES OPRAH WILL BE AT D23 THIS YEAR!!!!!!), Carrie Fisher (I will cry for Carrie!), Mark Hamill (I flip out every time I see him!), Stan Lee (I also flip out every time I see Stan!), Julie Taymor, and other remarkable contributors to the Disney legacy will be honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2017. The Disney Legends Award ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney Legends Awards! I’m sure Disney is going to have something super magical in store for the event. I cry every time I attend!

D23 EXPO 2015 – D23 EXPO (Photo by ABC/Image Group LA via Getty Images) JOHN LASSETER (Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios; Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering), WOODY

I have to see the Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios Panel!

You get to see what the artists behind these two acclaimed animation studios are dreaming (and drawing) up. With such an exciting lineup of films––Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2, Coco, and The Incredibles 2, just to name a few! Last time I attended they showed scenes from Moana and I cried! I do a lot of crying at D23 to say the least! I CAN’T WAIT to see what they will show for Wreck-it Ralph 2 and The Incredibles 2!

D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

I will be camping out for the Walt Disney Studios Live-Action Films!

This is the panel where they show all the live action movies coming from Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm! They put it all together in one large mind blowing panel! If they show anything from the Han Solo movie or Infinity Wars my head will probably explode from geeking out so hard!  At D23 Expo 2015, we got our first glimpses at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Beauty and the Beast, and Doctor Strange! I can’t wait to see what’s on deck for this year’s presentation!

D23 EXPO 2015 -(Disney Parks/Image Group LA)
ROBERT A. IGER (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company)

I have to check out the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts panel!

Last time they announced Star Wars Land and the new Avatar Land. Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will take the stage during this presentation to share what’s new and what’s next at Disney Parks and Resorts around the globe. I so want to hear more about Star Wars land!

D23 ALWAYS has some amazing live performances. Last year we saw all the Disney Broadway show performers do a show together, this year they’ll have “A Whole New World of Alan Menken”! It will celebrate the magic of Disney music with Disney Legend and eight-time Oscar®-winner Alan Menken in his brand-new one-man show. Alan will perform his own music and tell tales from his storied career.

I have to shop till I drop at the Disney Dreamstore and Disney Store!

Disney Theme Parks, the Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney fans of all ages. From Disney-inspired apparel, art and collectibles to accessories, books, and more, the Disney Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s dream come true.  I have to get myself the “R5-D23” droid and Brethupp the Ewok plush, which will be debuting at D23 Expo 2017! I’m an Ewok fanatic, so I will die if I don’t get one of these. The Dream Store will also be featuring a Legends 30th Anniversary collection including a commemorative tee, limited edition pins, and paperweights. Details about Dream Store merchandise offerings, special artist appearances, and more will continue to be updated on,, and on Facebook and Twitter at “DisneyD23”.

The Disney Store also has a booth to shop in. This was the Disney store from last year!  I’m sure I’ll snag some amazing products in there too!

I have to see what the Disney Archives has in store this year!

They always have something fun on display at the convention. This years display is called “A Pirate’s Life for Me”. Costumes and props from the Pirates movies will be on display. How cool is that?!!!

I love to wander the Exhibit Floor! It’s a must see!

Last year there was an amazing Target and Star Wars booth where we got these awesome ID’s made and there was tons of Star Wars costumes on display! You’ll always find amazing brands and fun things to do on the Exhibit floor!

And lastly, I can’t wait to dress up as my favorite Disneyland Treat, Dole Whip!

I love seeing all the costumes on the exhibit hall floor and I can’t wait to fit right in at D23!

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit

Counting down the days and hope to see you there!