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Movie and theme park event schedules revealed for D23 Expo 2015

by Banks Lee

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D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of presentations inside the new Hall D23 space at the D23 Expo 2015, taking place Aug. 14–16.

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday, Aug. 14. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at all the latest from Disney Animation and Pixar. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Then on Saturday afternoon, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts during a presentation hosted by Parks Chairman Bob Chapek.

To showcase these Expo favorites, Disney is creating “Hall D23,” a new 7,500-seat venue located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center, so that more guests than ever can see the presentations live and in person. During the last Expos, these events were held in a 4,000-seat venue and usually turned guests away.

The Schedule of Hall D23 Events and Presentations includes the following (times and additional announcements forthcoming; all events subject to change):

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will take place Friday, Aug. 14. The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. The creativity and innovation of these visionaries and artists have earned them a place among some very famous names.

In two separate Hall D23 sessions, The Walt Disney Studios will unveil an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at its upcoming film slate. At Friday’s session, fans will go in-depth with the talented filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios to get a sneak peek at films such as “Zootopia” and “Finding Dory”. On Saturday, live-action titles such as “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “The Jungle Book” and films from Marvel and Lucasfilm, along with some very special guests, take center stage.

On the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 15, join Bob Chapek, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, for a behind-the-scenes peek at the magical experiences and entertainment coming to Disney’s parks and resorts around the world.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2015 are available at a discounted price for a limited time. Until June 30, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23 are $58 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23EXPO.com.

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