D23 Expo August 9, 2013 – General Overview

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The 2013 D23 Expo began on Friday August 9th with fans and press meeting at the Anaheim Convention center. People began queuing up hours before the floor opened at 9 AM, and some fans even camped out overnight. I was there before 8 AM and was inside the convention center by 9:30 AM.

While not all items will be available tonight, activities for today included three panel discussions:

  • Mayhem, Mischief, and Monkeys (A panel on Mystic Manor from Hong Kong Disneyland)
  • Undiscovered Disneyland (A panel hosted by Disney Legend, Tony Baxter)
  • The Art and Artistry of Aulani (A panel hosted by Disney Imagineer, Joe Rohde)

Additionally, I have coverage from a variety of elements inside the Imagineering Pavilion including the following:

  • Off camera interview with MyMagic+/Fastpass+ expert, Robert
  • Photos/Video of original concept models for Epcot
  • Video of the Hatbox Ghost
  • Video of Disney Imagineering's DISH system which is used in the creation of new attractions

This footage will be made available in the coming days. I will try to assemble it as quickly as possible.