If you are a Disney fan who loves to follow along to learn all the latest Disney news, then you probably know that Disney recently hosted its biennial ultimate fan event, the D23 Expo. The Expo took place over three days and gave fans the chance to purchase exclusive merchandise, see unique performances, and attend panels to learn about the latest projects at Disney theme parks and Disney+. The Expo is a massive event that takes place every two years and draws tens of thousands of people to the Anaheim Convention Center, which is right by Disneyland Resort.
In years past, Guests would begin to line up the night before big panels so that they could be first into ones like Marvel and Lucasfilm. This year, however, Disney instituted a rule that no one would be allowed to line up before 4:30 a.m. (although that didn’t really happen). The doors to the D23 Expo would open around 9 a.m. and — to avoid a massive rush — Disney Cast Members would work hard to keep things in line. Unfortunately, one group was kept from entering the Expo when it opened, and they were less than thrilled.
According to TikToker Dwats (@itsdwats), he was in a line of Guests that had formed before the sun came up. A camera crew then came by and began to set up their equipment. According to the video, Disney was attempting to film a promotional video. However, things took a bad turn when the Expo opened, but Dwats’ line didn’t move.
According to Dwats’ video, Disney kept the Guests in line for more than an hour after the Expo opened — meaning that people who got there early to get in, wouldn’t get a good place in line as other lines were actually moving, and those Guests would get there first. The video overlay says that the crew members were trying to get the crowd to yell “We love D23!”, but the Guests were so annoyed at the hold-up that all they did was boo, yell in frustration, and curse.
There were several people who commented that they were also stuck in that line. They claimed that Disney’s camera crew kept them back for so long that they were worried that they would not make it to the panels they wanted to go to or had reservations for in time.
There was a lot learned at this year’s Expo — including a number of projects coming to Disney Parks like Walt Disney World Resort, a San Fransokyo expansion at another Park, as well as release dates for original movies like The Santa Clauses and series like National Treasure: Edge of History. We also learned an approximate opening date for Disney’s highly anticipated rollercoaster, TRON Lightcycle/Run.