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Photo and video wrap-up of Disney’s D23 Expo 2013

by Banks Lee

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The 2013 D23 Expo was held Aug. 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. We have a recap of some of our coverage as well as videos released by D23 to highlight some of the many events that happened at the ultimate Disney fan event.

Let’s start with a look at the two big panels over the weekend, showcasing Disney’s upcoming animated and live-action films.

Disney D23 Expo movie presentation highlights - animated and live action upcoming films

We filmed our entire Aug. 15 episode of The Show at the Expo. The episode featured interviews with Imagineers and celebrities from upcoming animated films, tours of the show floor and Parks & Resorts pavilion, and more.

Attractions - The Show - Aug. 15, 2013 - Disney's D23 Expo, celebrity interviews and more

Once again D23 held a Voices of the Disney Parks panel, and we were able to capture it again this year.

Full Voices of the Disney Parks panel from the 2013 D23 Expo

Here’s a look around the Parks & Resorts pavilion at the Expo.

Disney's Parks & Resorts pavilion 2013 D23 Expo Highlights - Disney Springs, Star Wars

Also in the Parks & Resorts pavilion, there was a mock office setup featuring research about Avatar Land for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here is an interview with an Imagineer about it.

Avatar land Imagineer interview for Disney's Animal Kingdom during the 2013 D23 Expo

At the Parks & Resorts pavilion, Captain America made his first Disney appearance, meeting & greeting with guests.

Captain America meets guests at Disney's D23 Expo 2013

Several other characters also made their first appearance at the Expo this year, including Spider-Man and Iron Man…

Disney's Spider-Man and Iron Man first public appearance in promotion of Phineas and Ferb crossover

…Once Upon A Time…

Characters from ABC's Once Upon A Time meet fans at the 2013 D23 Expo

…and Doc McStuffins.

Doc McStuffins First Character Appearance at the Disney D23 Expo 2013

There was even a surprise appearance by Dreamfinder and Figment at the Expo.

Dreamfinder and Figment meet fans at the Disney D23 Expo 2013 for a special surprise

A rarely seen Haunted Mansion character was brought out from retirement to be displayed at the Expo.

Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost Animatronic demo on display at the Disney D23 Expo 2013

Dr. Doofenshmirtz brought his Waffle-inator to the Expo, allowing guests to try their hand at it.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz's Waffle-inator Challenge with Marvel and Phineas and Ferb voice actors

The Disney Legends ceremony had a wonderful tribute to the late Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs Disney Legends Ceremony, acceptance by John Lasseter

Tony Baxter was also honored as a Disney Legend, with a special appearance by Dreamfinder & Figment.

Imagineer Tony Baxter's Disney Legends speech with Dreamfinder, Figment and Darth Vader

There were also plently of performances, appearances, and announcements made this year. To see our full playlist of videos, head to our YouTube channel.

Full D23 Expo 2013 Photo Gallery:

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2 comments

Jennifer Lynn Cole August 18, 2013 - 11:20 am

Just wanted to say Hi again to Banks & Jeni! It was so great to meet you both at the Expo! I hope to run into you all again next time I go to Orlando! Take care and I hope you’ve ALL recovered now! 🙂

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Tim August 23, 2013 - 11:43 am

Wow! So much amazing photo and video coverage of the expo. Thanks Attractions Magazine!

I really like the little nod to the Animal Kingdom logo on the top of the divider in the Avatar booth. 🙂

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