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Discounted Tickets for D23 EXPO 2013: On Sale Thursday, August 9, 2012





Discounted 2013 Tickets Available for a Limited Time

D23 Members Enjoy Additional Savings and Members-Only Benefits

BURBANK, Calif. – July 26, 2012 –
On Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. PT, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will open one
year later and run from Aug. 9-11, 2013, at the Anaheim Convention
Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, the D23 Expo
celebrates the entire world of Disney entertainment and brings together
all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including The Walt
Disney Studios; Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Disney Consumer Products;
Media Networks (including ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, and Radio
Disney) and Disney Interactive. D23 Expo 2013 marks the third Expo held
in Anaheim, following Expos in 2009 and 2011.

than 40,000 Disney fans from around the world gathered at the Anaheim
Convention Center in 2011 for the second D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney
Fan Event. In anticipation of even bigger attendance, D23 Expo 2013 will
feature an overflow theater for the D23 Arena, which will accommodate
more than 2,000 guests for live streaming of the popular Arena
presentations; nearly double the size of presentation venue Stage 23
(formerly 1,000 seats); and an expanded show floor, to include Halls A,
B, C and D, as well as a larger Collectors' Forum to provide even more
magical experiences for guests.

in previous Expos, D23 Expo 2013 will showcase all of the latest stars
in the Disney universe. In 2011, celebrity appearances included Robert
Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, 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, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer,
Kelly MacDonald, Kevin McKidd, Taylor Kitsch, Wilmer Valderrama,
Melissa Joan Hart, Sean Astin, Chelsea Kane, and Kyle Massey, along with
Disney executives and creative talent. They came together to bring
special presentations, announcements, and performances to Disney fans
throughout the three-day extravaganza.

Expo 2013 will also feature the Disney Legends Awards-a stirring
biennial event that pays tribute to the talented men and women who have
made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new Fan Art
Contest themed to the upcoming 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins; the 12,000 square-foot Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
exhibit featuring costumes, props, and set pieces from Disney's rich
history; plus amazing live events, celebrity appearances, panels and
presentations, sneak peeks, and unique experiences that celebrate the
past, present, and future of Disney.

for D23 Expo 2013 will be available at a discounted price for a limited
time. From August 9-December 31, 2012, tickets will be $47 for a
one-day adult admission and $37 for children 3-12. Tickets for members
of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will be $40 for a one-day adult
admission and $32 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also
available for both D23 Members and the general public, and D23 Members
can save as much as $204 off the price of admission, based on the
purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more
information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and
general admission, visit

addition to these special advance-purchase savings, D23 Members can
also buy D23 Expo VIP Sorcerer Packages, extremely limited tickets that
are only available to members. These packages offer incredible,
exclusive opportunities.


  • Three-day admission ticket

  • Reserved seating at all presentations in the D23 Arena and Stage 23

  • Commemorative Sorcerer credential

  • Pre-Expo tour of the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit

  • Exclusive shopping time in the D23 Expo Dream Store and the Treasure Trove the day before the Expo is open to guests

  • Exclusive tour of the D23 Expo show floor the day before the Expo is open to the public

  • Private welcome reception

  • Special entrance to the Expo each morning

  • Hardbound Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives catalog

  • Hardbound Disney Legends ceremony commemorative program

  • A voucher for an appointment with an on-site massage therapist

  • Exclusive D23 Expo 2013 tote bag filled with gifts

  • "Fond Farewell" reception on final day of Expo

  • In addition, Sorcerer-level members have access to the Sorcerer Member Lounge

Package tickets will be available exclusively to both Gold- and Silver-
level D23 Members at $1,500 per ticket. Members will also have the
option to purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets. Additional details and
benefit are highlighted at

Members receive early admission to the Expo show floor, and D23 will
once again give a special thanks to D23 Charter Members, providing them
special access to the Expo's Charter Member Lounge.

Visit to relive some of the extraordinary experiences from the first two Expo events and get a peek at what's to come in 2013.



Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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