We’re only a third of the way into 2016, but it’s never too early to start planning for next year, because Disney announced dates for the 2017 D23 Expo.
The 2017 D23 Expo, otherwise known as the “Ultimate Disney Fan Event,” will be held July 14-16, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center near the Disneyland Resort. Sponsored by D23, The Official Disney Fan Club, the D23 Expo celebrates the company’s theme parks, television, music, gaming, and films, from the Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel brands.
Details of the 2017 D23 Expo are not yet available, but the event is expected to include the Disney Legends Ceremony, which honors the talented men and women who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new exhibit curated by the Walt Disney Archives; D23 Expo’s costume contest, Mousequerade, showcasing the most creative designs by fans; the D23 Expo Emporium, where Disney fans can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, merchandise, and more; the D23 Expo Design Challenge; and a massive show floor full of immersive experiences and special opportunities.
StagePass, the ticket distribution system that allows attendees to obtain guaranteed seats for some of Expo’s most popular presentations, and StorePass, which allows priority entry to select shopping venues at the event, will once again be offered. Hall D23, the presentation and performance venue featuring more than 7,000 seats, will return, as will Stage 23, Stage 28, and Center Stage.
Advance tickets for D23 Expo 2017 will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning July 14, 2016. D23 Members will receive special pricing on both one- and three-day tickets to the event, which is open to the general public. D23 Gold and Charter Members will also be entitled to special benefits at the 2017 Expo. Gold Members will also have an opportunity to purchase the Sorcerer Package, which provides a host of special benefits and amenities. Ticket prices will be announced this summer