As D23 Expo 2017 gets closer and closer, D23 has announced some of the most anticipated presentations for the event, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center from July 14-16.
The Disney Legends Awards ceremony will kick off the Expo with a bang on Friday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Hosted by Bob Iger, Disney Chairman and CEO, he will honor those who helped to contribute to the Disney name and legacy. This year’s recipients of the Disney Legends award are Manuel Gonzales, Carrie Fisher, Wayne Jackson, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Mark Hamill, Garry Marshall, Stan Lee, Julie Taymor and Oprah Winfrey.
Also on Friday at 2:30 p.m., The Walt Disney Studios will host a sneak-peek event for fans at the latest film from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Saturday morning will bring even more announcements from The Walt Disney Studios. At 10:30 a.m., Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm will discuss the upcoming schedule of live-action films. Fans attending these presentations can expect surprise guest appearances, exclusive and never-before-seen footage, and more.
On Saturday, July 15 at 3 p.m., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will host a presentation on what’s new and coming soon to Disney parks around the world.
To bring the Expo to a close, Disney Legend Alan Menken will perform his new one-man show, “A Whole New World of Alan Menken.” The eight-time Oscar-winner and composer of Disney classics like “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast” will perform his music and share stories about his career and life during the performance. Two performances of “A Whole New World of Alan Menken” will be held on Sunday, July 16: one at 1:30 p.m. and a second at 5 p.m.
Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are still available at $81 for one-day admission for adults, and $59 for children ages 3-9. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club members can receive discounted ticket prices at $72 for a one-day adult admission, and $53 for children. Multi-day ticket packages are also available. For more information on D23 Expo 2017 and to purchase tickets, visit d23expo.com
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