D23 Expo returns once again this year, and an on-sale date for tickets has officially been announced, along with some of this year’s event offerings!
Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. PT, with an exclusive presale for Visa cardholders who are also D23 members starting Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. PT. Guests must be members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club — either at the complimentary General Member level or the Gold Member level — to purchase tickets.
Discounted single-day ($89) and three-day tickets ($229) will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members. Regularly-priced single-day tickets are $99 for a one-day adult admission and $79 for children, and three-day tickets will also be available. This year, a limited number of Hall D23 Preferred Seating tickets (which include admission for all three days and a reserved seating section for all Hall D23 presentations) will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members. D23 Members who are also Visa cardholders, and who pay with their Visa, will have pre-sale access to a limited number of one-day and three-day tickets for 24 hours starting Jan. 19 while supplies last. Discounted hotel and Disneyland Resort park tickets will also be available to all D23 Expo ticket purchasers.
Along with an exclusive discount on tickets, D23 Gold Members can enjoy other benefits at the Expo, including on-site discounts from select retail locations and a compliemtnary gift.
“The Ultimate Disney Fan Event,” hosted by D23, will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center from Sept. 9-11, 2022, celebrating the magic of Disney entertainment past, present, and future and will serve as the kick-off for Disney100, the centennial celebration of The Walt Disney Company.
D23 Expo 2022 will feature more than 50 shows, presentations, and panels, including the Disney Legends Award Ceremony, as well as a new exhibit curated by the Walt Disney Archives commemorating the 100th anniversary of Disney.
The annual Mousequerade costume contest will return for this year’s expo, hosted by Nina West and featuring a star-studded judges panel including Yvette Nicole Brown (“Big Shot,” “Disenchanted”), Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano and creator of Her Universe), and Ally Maki (“Toy Story 4,” “Home Sweet Home Alone”). The contest will feature new categories to challenge contestants, like “Off the Screen,” “Imagine That!,” “Magical Mashups,” and “Cast of Characters,” as well as a fan-favorite award voted on by the audience and a “Best in Show” prize of $2,300. Complete rules for entry can be found at D23Expo.com.
Also returning this year will be, of course, the massive show floor packed with experiences and opportunities for guests to see what’s next for Disney around the world — and attendees might even run into their favorite Disney stars, characters, Imagineers, animators, and filmmakers. Guests will also get to enjoy numerous shopping opportunities, with many featuring D23 Expo-exclusive collectibles, at an assortment of pop-up shops like the D23 Expo Emporium.
The 7,000-seat Hall D23 will also return, and will be joined this year by the 3,000-seat Premiere Stage, the 1,200-seat Backlot Stage, and the expanded 700-seat Walt Disney Archives Stage for more presentations curated by the staff of the Archives. On the main show floor, the D23 Expo Live! Stage will feature performances, appearances, demonstrations, and more all weekend long — many of which will be livestreamed to guests watching at home.
As Visa will be a presenting sponsor this year, Visa cardholders will have access to additional benefits and one-of-a-kind Disney experiences during the Expo.
In addition, D23 and the Walt Disney Archives, working with new D23 Expo Platinum sponsor Amazon, are resorting Walt Disney’s Grumman Gulfstream I company airplane, which is currently housed backstage at Walt Disney World Resort. The aircraft was on display for years as part of the former Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and will be transported (though not flown) to Anaheim for the convention, where it will be on display for guests to see in an exhibit called “Mickey Mouse One: Walt’s Plane.”
Amazon will also host the D23 Ultimate Fan Lounge on the show floor.
To learn more about tickets, ticket prices, and D23 Expo 2022, visit D23Expo.com.