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Special Disney Parks Panels Announced For D23

In just about a month and a half, Disney fans from around the world will head to Anaheim, California for Disney’s ultimate fan event — the D23 Expo. The D23 Expo will feature a number of panels and lots of exciting information will be revealed. Past D23 Expos have included announcements about the latest Star Wars films and the creation of Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Panels at this year’s Expo will include the Disney100 — which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of The Walt Disney Company — and Disney Princess – Live in Concert.

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As in years past, Disney will have entire panels dedicated to Disney Parks, Experience, and Products. The D23 Expo will not only cover new things happening at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. There could also be announcements made involving Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disney, and Disneyland Paris. Heck, Disney could even choose to share some news about the future of the Disney Cruise Line!

Disneyland Paris

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Now, Disney Parks Blog is sharing more information on certain panels that will be at the D23 Expo discussing Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products. According to Disney Parks Blog:

From the moment D23 Expo 2022 begins, attendees will be able to explore the Disney Parks Wonderful World of Dreams pavilion and step right into the new stories, attractions and adventures Disney Imagineers are bringing to life around the globe. There will be behind-the-scenes glimpses of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the transformation of EPCOT, new Frozen-themed experiences, Disney Cruise Line, live entertainment and more to explore at the pavilion. 

The latest on highly anticipated projects in development around the world will be shared when Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro presents A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Josh takes the Hall D23 stage Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m. for this presentation filled with see-it-here-first moments and special surprises. Be sure to stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for coverage on these announcements throughout the event.

World Celebration EPCOT

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Here are some of the panels that will give Guests a behind-the-scenes look at how Imagineers create that special Disney Magic:

Friday, Sept. 10

10:30 a.m. – Inside Look at the Society of Explorers and Adventurers at Backlot Stage

Saturday, Sept. 10

10 a.m. – A Peek Behind the Curtain at the Walt Disney Imagineering Illusions and Special Effects Development Lab at Walt Disney Archives Stage

12 p.m. – Uncovering Treasures from the Marty Sklar Collection at the Walt Disney Archives Stage.

4 p.m. – Dreaming, Designing and Bringing to Life the Disney Wish at Backlot Stage

Sunday, Sept. 11

1 p.m. – Walt Disney Imagineering: 70 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible at Premiere Stage 

4 p.m. – Disney Parks Through the Decades: A Disney Ambassador Perspective at Walt Disney Archives Stage 

4:15 p.m. – The World of Duffy & Friends Revealed at Hyperion Stage 

Disney Wish

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In addition to all the incredible panels that will be at this year’s D23 Expo, there will be a ton of great shopping opportunities. The D23 Expo Marketplace will be back, as will the Disney Music Emporium. Guests will also be able to shop for one-of-a-kind merchandise at Mickey’s of Glendale and Disney Publishing. Unfortunately, the D23 Expo is sold out, so those hoping to still purchase a ticket are out of luck.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!