D23 Expo August 9, 2013 – General Overview


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.