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Disney fans attending D23 Expo can expect all the insider details about developments at the Disney parks and products at the upcoming D23 Expo.  

According to Disney, they will enter the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion with BTS looks at new parks, attractions, and shows, along with exclusive shopping opportunities. These include an exhibit mapping Epcot’s transformation at Walt Disney World Resort and an Avengers fan experience where Tony Stark recruits guests into the league of Marvel superheroes in Disney’s Hong Kong, Paris, and California parks. 

Fans will also have the chance to sit in on the Hall D23 presentation led by Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, experiences, and, products, on Sun., Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. to hear about more developments in the Disney parks. 

The most-anticipated part of the three-day show for fans will be snagging all of the never-before-seen collectibles from the retail shops, including shopDisney.com/Disney, Disney DreamStore, Mickey’s of Glendale, and Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store. New collections will commemorate anniversaries and fan-favorite characters from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel, along with official D23 Expo gear, nostalgic Disney Parks items, and limited-edition collectibles inspired by the history of Walt Disney Imagineering. 

D3 Expo Epcot Exhibit rendering

Below all the presentations going down at the expo.

  • The Music and Sounds of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — Fri., Aug. 23, 12:30 p.m., D23 Expo Arena
  • The Music and Sounds of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — Fri., Aug. 23, 12:30 p.m., D23 Expo Arena  
  • Immersive Worlds: Bringing Stories to Life in Disney Parks — Sat., Aug. 24, 3:30 p.m., Stage 28
  • Travels with Marty: A Conversation with the Sklars and Imagineers — Sat., Aug. 24, 6 p.m., Walt Disney Archives Stage 
  • Behind the Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between — Sun, Aug. 25, 10 a.m., Stage 28
  • Inspiring Women Behind Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — Sun., Aug. 25, 2 p.m., Stage 28
  • Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career with Kevin Rafferty — Sun., Aug. 25, 4 p.m., Walt Disney Archives Stage
  • Marc Davis in His Own Words – Imagineering the Disney Theme Park — Sun., Aug. 25, 6 p.m., Stage 28

Disney Store Artist Signing Schedule

From Fri., Aug. 23 to Sat., Aug. 24 in Talent Central, fans can meet the masterminds behind the D23 Expo products. 

  • Disney Pixar Tiki Mug Signing with Jerome Ranft — Fri., Aug. 23, 4-5 p.m. 
  • Midnight Masquerade and Animator Villains Collections with Steve Thompson and Courtney Watkinson — Sat., Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-noon 
  • The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary Collection with Steve Thompson, Bryan Mon, Daria Vinogradova, Diana Tran, and Cathy Clark-Ramirez — Sat., Aug. 24, 4-5 p.m. 

D23 Expo presentation

Disney Parks Designer Collection Artist Signing Schedule

Fans can also meet up with the artists behind the latest releases from the limited-edition collection of Mickey ear hats and Minnie ear headbands from Fri., Aug. 23 to Sun., Aug. 25 in Talent Central and Noah Fine Art.

  • Jerrod Maruyama — Fri., Aug. 23, 4-5:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 24, 12:30-2 p.m. in Talent Central
  • SHAG — Sat., Aug. 24, 2-3:30 p.m. in Noah Fine Art and Sat., Aug. 24, 2- 3:30 p.m. in Talent Central  
  • Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe — Sat., Aug. 24, 9:30-11 a.m. in Talent Central and Sun., Aug. 25, 5-6:45 p.m. in Talent Central 

D23 Expo will have the scoop on all the new Disney park and product developments from Aug. 23-25 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. For more information, check out D23Expo.com.

Photos: Disney 

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