2017 D23 Expo Presentation Schedule as of April 27


The 2017 D23 Expo takes place from July 14-16th at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event showcases all aspects of the Walt Disney Corporation including movies, television, and the theme parks. Details have been slowly coming out via press release and the Disney Parks Blog. For full coverage of D23 Expo related items, refer to our D23 feed here.

During the D23 Expo, several panel presentations take place each day. The full schedule of these panels has not been released, but details on many of these presentations has been made available. The three facilities used in 2015 that are expected to also be used in 2017 are as follows:

  • Hall D23 – Seats 6800 (Down from 7500 in 2015)
  • Stage 23 – Seating Capacity Unknown
  • Stage 28 – Seating Capacity Unknown

An incomplete schedule for these events can be found below (as of April 27), we will update this further as new information becomes available:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Time Hall D23 Stage 23 Stage 28
10:00 AM Disney Legends Awards Ceremony
2:30 PM Walt Disney Studios Animation

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Time Hall D23 Stage 23 Stage 28
10:30 AM Walt Disney Studios Live-Action
3:00 PM Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Time Hall D23 Stage 23 Stage 28
1:30 PM A Whole New World of Alan Menken
5:00 PM A Whole New World of Alan Menken

Additional details on every event can be found below. The descriptions have been taken from various press releases put out by the D23 staff.


The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony

Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 am – Hall D23

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: Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.

Walt Disney Studios Animation

Friday, July 14, 2017, 2:30 pm – Hall D23

Fans will discover what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.


Walt Disney Studios Live-Action

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:30 am – Hall D23

Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm showcase the Studios’ exciting slate of live-action films. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 pm – Hall D23

Step into the worlds of magic of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts with Chairman Bob Chapek to find out what’s new and what’s next for resorts around the globe.


A Whole New World of Alan Menken

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm – Hall D23

The eight-time Oscar-winner introduced new generations to musicals through such box office hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the Broadway shows Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Newsies, and A Bronx Tale, as well as the ABC television series Galavant. Menken will perform his own music and share entertaining anecdotes about his unrivaled career during the show.