D23 Expo 2019 Announcements + What’s Coming to D23 in 2019!
It’s easy to see, I am a huge fan of D23! Whether it’s enjoying their magazines and exclusive member gifts, to attending special events (like One Saturday Morning on the Lot), there’s always something in store for Disney fans! I recently had some major pixie dust, attending a media event for D23, that was an early look at D23 Expo 2019 announcements, as well as fun things coming to the D23 fan club over the next year.
D23 Expo 2019
Above you can see the newly released artwork, which will be the poster for D23 Expo 2019, as well as be on exclusive online merch just for those who have purchased D23 Expo tickets. The combination of Mickey, Elsa, Woody, R2-D2, and Black Panther represents that D23 Expo will not only be the ultimate Disney fan event, but also the ultimate Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel fan event – a celebration of all the amazing films part of the Disney family!
There are some fan favorites returning to D23 Expo next year, including:
- Street party with celebrity grand marshalls
- Mousequerade costume contest (including returning judge Ashley Eckstein and Yvette Nicole Brown)
- Talent central
- Exclusive photo opportunities (such as the Frozen sled)
- Disney Legends reward ceremony
- Stage pass and store pass
- Exclusive benefits available to Gold and Gold Family members
- Design Challenge (next year’s theme will be Haunted Mansion)
New to 2019!
For the first time, there will be a new online video series called “Know Before You Expo”, kicking off August 23rd, giving helpful tips on attending D23 Expo 2019. Also new will be specific discounts for ticket purchasers at Disneyland Resort hotels, as well as Disneyland Good Neighbor hotels – the discounts will be the lowest possible discounted price you can find during that time for hotels!
Tickets for D23 Expo 2019
Tickets for D23 Expo will go on sale August 23, 2018 (including Sorcerer’s Package tickets). There will be specially discounted tickets for D23 Gold and Gold Family members. Another perk of getting your tickets, aside from the hotel discounts? Discounted single-day and multi-day tickets to Disneyland for Gold & Gold Family, as well as non-member who purchase between August 23-November 20th. Plus if you purchase early, it increases your chances on getting the exclusive D23 Expo 2019 merch while supplies last! You can find complete ticket pricing here.
D23 Fan Club
At the media event, it was announced that there will fun Fanniversary events in both California and Florida, celebrating the 25th anniversaries of Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus (be sure to get your D23 membership so you can sign up once events are announced). Also coming up, is Sip and Stroll at Epcot, where guests will be able to learn about Sip and Stroll inside the VIP Spaceship Earth Lounge! Also announced was that the Walt Disney Archives will be headed to Destination D at Walt Disney World, sharing about a selection of Mickey merchandise from the archives. Be sure to keep up-to-date on all upcoming D23 events that you can sign up for with a Gold or Gold Family membership here!
We ended the day with a sneak peek of D23’s fan club next year, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the D23 fan club. The theme of the year will be “Celebrating 10 Fan-Tastic Years”. I can’t wait to see what fun surprises D23 has in store!