Three action-packed days of panels and booth activations showcasing over three dozen fan-favorite franchises, series and specials
Disney General Entertainment brings together more than 30 fan-favorite programs under one roof at this year’s D23 Expo: the ultimate Disney fan event presented by Visa. Through interactive convention floor activations as well as shows, panels and talent appearances, fans will immerse themselves in the storytelling wonders of some of the most iconic and culture-defining shows across the genres on TV and streaming, created by content brands ABC. Entertainment, ABC News, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective.
The three-day extravaganza kicks off Sept. 9 in Anaheim, Calif., and features immersive activations in the Disney General Entertainment “Journey Into Storytelling” pavilion, plus a dynamic schedule of exciting announcements, previews, panels gripping shows and special guest appearances from the stars of some of today’s most beloved shows.
Through the “Journey Into Storytelling” experience on the show pavilion, there is a story for everyone. Fans are invited to immerse themselves in the different worlds of their favorite programming, or perhaps even discover their new favorites, with interactive experiences from “Abbott Elementary,”” Chinese American,” “American Horror Story,” “Cruel Summer,” “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory,” “Fire of Love,” “Good Morning America,” “Grey’s Anatomy’” “The Kardashians,” “Legacy: The True History of the LA Lakers,” “Unlimited with Chris Hemsworth,” “National Treasure: On the Edge of History,”&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote ;”Only the murders in the building” and “ZOMBIES 3.” There will be photo and video activations as well as gamification throughout the pavilion.
Fans of daytime TV favorites “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and “Tamron Hall” can take center stage for a photo and video moment where they’ll feel like they’re part of the show during these fun photo booth opportunities – located in Hall B of the D23 Expo floor. Additionally, fans can see Tamron Hall hosting various panels in person across D23 Expo.
The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will also feature panels, performances and talent appearances on its five stages: Hall D23, Premiere Stage, Backlot Stage, Walt Disney Archive Stage and Hyperion Stage. Exciting panels include a preview of ABC Entertainment & CloseCurlyQuote’s upcoming special; “Beauty and the Beast: A 30e Celebration” and a special fan experience celebrating “The Simpsons” reigns as the longest-running animated series of all time. Additional programming will take place on the Disney Bundle Stage. More details to come.
Show Floor Pavilion — “Journey Into Storytelling” Immersive Experiences:
“Hello America” (ABC & Hulu) TSS Shot
Start the journey by seeing your name in the lights on the famous ABC News’ “Good Morning America” marquee – a must-see photo op.
“Chinese American” (Disney+) – Mythical Staff Maneuvers
Learn to master the staff alongside the mythical Chinese heroes featured in Disney Branded Television’s ‘American Born Chinese’
“National Treasure: Edge of History” (Disney+) – Clue Room Zoom
Prepare for an archaeological adventure as you search for clues in the secret pyramid tunnel with Disney Branded Television’s “National Treasure: Edge of History.”
“Abbott Elementary” (ABC and Hulu) – Sub for a Day
Step into a day in the life of a substitute teacher at “Abbott Elementary” and see how you would react in some iconic scenes!
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC and Hulu)
Do as the world-class staff at Gray Sloan Memorial when they need a boost: strike a superhero pose or dance!
“Cruel Summer” (Freeform and Hulu) – Y2K Room
Enter this experience to participate in “Dance Dance Revolution” to your favorite hits, pose in the 2000 era bedroom and experience lake life in a cool photo op from the upcoming season of “Cruel Summer”.”
“American Horror Story” – Horror Scare Moment (FX and Hulu)
Be the star of your own nightmare while celebrating 11 award-winning seasons of FX’s ‘American Horror Story.&CloseCurlyDoubleQuote’
“Only the murders in the building” – Silhouettes of Arconia
Become a resident of famed Arconia with your very own Mabel Mora-style portrait with Hulu Originals & CloseCurlyQuote; “Only the murders in the building.”
“The Kardashians” – 7th sister
Think you have what it takes to be a Kardashian? Give him the best of yourself.
“Legacy: The True History of the LA Lakers” – Skyhook Slo Mo
Realize your Laker’s legacy with your very own attempt at a skyhook inspired by Lakers legends.
National geographic content:
“Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory & CloseCurlyDoubleQuote; (Disney+); “Fire of Love” (Disney+); “Unlimited with Chris Hemsworth” (Disney+)
Push your own limits as you become an explorer in some of the world’s most breathtaking environments with National Geographic.
D23 Expo is sold out. Select presentations will be streamed for guests at D23 Expo Live! For more information, visit D23Expo.com.
About Disney General Entertainment
Disney General Entertainment Content (DGE) is a collection of renowned content brands from The Walt Disney Company that creates original entertainment and news programming for the Disney+ Company’s streaming platforms, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast networks and cable. Its extensive portfolio of brands includes ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, as well as Disney Television Studios, which includes 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Alternative to Walt Disney television. Creative brands and studios are responsible for producing and curating some of the most popular and defining shows in culture: long-running franchises — “9-1-1,” “Atlanta,” “Blackish,” “Family Guy,” “Grey’s Anatomy’” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “The Simpsons,” “World News Tonight, ” and the “American Horror Story” and “Genius” franchises – to the latest hits, including “Abbott Elementary,” “The Old Man,” and “The Proud Family: Stronger and Prouder.” In 2022, DGE’s programming excellence won 117 Primetime Emmys® applications.
About D23 Expo 2022
D23 Expo – The Ultimate Disney Fan Event – brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three days packed with presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, previews, shopping, and more. The event gives fans unprecedented access to Disney movies, streaming, TV, games, theme parks and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2022 news, visit D23Expo.com. Presentations, talents and schedule are subject to change. To join the D23 Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 99-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the midst of the magic through its quarterly publication, disney twenty three; a rich website on D23.com, with member-only content; exclusive member discounts; and special events for D23 members throughout the year.
Fans can join D23 at the Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99), and General Membership (free) levels at D23.com. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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