D23 Expo 2011 Schedule Details Three Days of Extraordinary Entertainment and Surprises at the Ultimate Disney Fan Event
Final Event Schedule Revealed for the Ultimate Disney Event for Fans and Families at the Anaheim Convention Center August 19 – 21, 2011
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For three incredible days beginning August 19, fans of Disney entertainment will revel in new discoveries, special panels and presentations, movie screenings, celebrity appearances and autograph signings, plus new insights into movies, TV shows, theme parks, animation, Disney history, and more. It’s all part of Disney’s D23 Expo 2011 from August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Exciting details about the activities and events planned for the three days of Disney’s D23 Expo 2011 have been announced, and a complete, up-to-the-minute schedule can be found online at www.D23Expo.com. Tickets for D23 Expo 2011, which is open to the general public, are available at D23Expo.com, and are available for individual days or for the full three days of this Ultimate Disney Fan Event.
Highlights of the D23 Expo 2011 include:
Exclusive Screenings & Sneak Peeks
D23 Expo 2011will offer guests the chance to get sneak peeks and screenings of upcoming Disney movies and TV shows and specials like The Avengers, Disney’s The Muppets, John Carter, Disney–Pixar’s Brave, The Lion King in 3D, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, Oz The Great and Powerful, Once Upon A Time, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice,and many others. D23 Expo 2011 also will present the U.S. premiere screening of The Lion King in Disney Digital 3D(TM).
Special Presentations and Panels
D23 Expo 2011 will offer fascinating explorations of the past, present, and future of Disney. Throughout the three days, scores of special panels and presentations will bring new insight into Disney history, let guests go “behind the magic” of Disney theme park attractions and movies, and get fans up close and personal with Disney’s legacy of unforgettable entertainment.
D23 Expo Show Floor
A giant Show Floor filled with incredible pavilions and interactive areas assembles the entire world of Disney under one roof. From Disney’s global theme parks to the Company’s environmental initiatives, the Show Floor includes an area for collectors, a gathering of Disney licensees, a high-energy area devoted to Disney Channel, a pavilion dedicated to Walt Disney Animations Studios, and more.
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit
The legendary Walt Disney Archives will assemble a 12,000-square-foot exhibition featuring a beachside display of props, costumes and set pieces from LOST and Pirates of the Caribbean; a “House of de Vil” featuring the finalists and winner of Disney’s Fan Art Contest; a room devoted to 1982’s Tron, a display of vintage Mickey Mouse memorabilia, and much more. Plus, the Expo Show Floor will feature three iconic pieces: Walt Disney’s limousine, a 23-foot-long model of the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Dharma Initiative Volkswagen van from LOST.
Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament Presented by Hasbro(®) TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Disney For All Edition
For D23 Expo 2011, Disney is launching the first-ever Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament. Topics will range from classic to contemporary and from theme parks to films and everything in between. The tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday, August 18, the day before the D23 Expo opens. Twenty semi-finalists will compete in front of a live audience during a dynamic show at 6 p.m. in Stage 23 on Friday, August 19 to win a special preview cruise on the Disney Fantasy.
The 4,000-seat Anaheim Convention Center Arena will be home to spectacular presentations throughout the three days of the Expo.The event kicks off with the Disney Legends ceremony, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy including Regis Philbin, Jim Henson and the voices of many of the Disney Princesses. Other highly anticipated sessions include presentations from The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Marvel Studios, and a rocking performance by the cast of the Disney Channel hit Shake It Up.
Celebrities from both current and classic Disney projects (both on screen and behind the scenes) will be on hand throughout the Expo, and are currently scheduled to include: Jennifer Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Willem Dafoe, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Jason Segel, Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, Michael Giacchino, Tony Baxter, Tom Bergeron, Regis Philbin, Jodi Benson, Lea Salonga, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara, Anika Noni Rose, David Arquette, Jason Dolley, Hayley Keyoko, Sterling Knight, Tiffany Thornton, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Kelly MacDonald, Kevin McKidd, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, Wilmer Valderrama, Sean Astin, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, Chelsea Kane, Kyle Massey, cast members from Marvel’s The Avengers and many more.