D23 Press Release – D23 Expo Arena Schedule Released

Hi everyone!

I received a press release for the upcoming D23 Expo, which lists the Arena schedule for this 3 day event. We really enjoyed the D23 Expo two years ago,  I hope to see everyone out there! 

ANAHEIM, Calif. – July 7, 2011 – The D23 Expo 2011 is proud to announce
the Arena schedule for The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. From August 19 –
21, Expo guests will have exclusive access to presentations from The
Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Channel and
Marvel Comics – plus they will be able to experience the 2011 Disney
Legends Ceremony. In addition to the spotlight arena presentations, this
year's Expo will feature screenings, celebrity panels and autograph
signings, eye-popping pavilions, exclusive insights into TV shows, theme
parks, animation, Disney history and more, to be announced in the coming
weeks.  Arena presentations will include:

Friday, August 19, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  2011 Disney Legends Ceremony – Hosted
by Tom Bergeron. Honorees Regis Philbin; Jim Henson; Disney Princesses
Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, Lea Salonga, Linda Larkin and Anika Noni
Rose; Bo Boyd; Jack and Bonita Wrather; Guy Williams and Ray Watson will
be inducted as Disney Legends for their contribution to the creative
legacy of The Walt Disney Company in a special presentation exclusively
for D23 Expo guests.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – Join
Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, as he gives D23
guests a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the exciting
projects currently underway at Disney's parks and resorts around the

Saturday, August 20, 2011

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  The Walt Disney Studios – A fascinating
behind-the-scenes glimpse at the exciting roster of projects on the
horizon at The Walt Disney Studios. From exclusive video clips and live
performances to filmmaker discussions and star appearances, this session
will be hosted by Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios; Sean
Bailey, President of Production, The Walt Disney Studios; John Lasseter,
Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar
Animation Studios; and Kevin Feige, President of Production, Marvel

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  The Lion King 3D Exclusive D23 Screening
– Disney fans will have access to an exclusive advance screening of The
Lion King in Disney Digital 3D(tm), ahead of the film's highly
anticipated theatrical and home entertainment releases. "The Circle of
Life" takes on a new dimension as Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa
grace the screen once again, this time in breathtaking 3D.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Marvel Comics – An exclusive and
unprecedented experience that will take you through the evolution of
Marvel from its first comic book in 1939 to its current position as one
of the most important creative forces in the world. During this
presentation, which will include interactive Q&A segments, you will not
only get an inside glimpse of the history of Marvel and its iconic Super
Heroes but also discover why Marvel truly is the House of Ideas. This
session will be hosted by Joe Quesada, Marvel's Chief Creative Officer
and one of the most respected and sought after writers and artists in
the entertainment industry.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Disney Channel – Fans are invited to
experience the excitement of a spectacular live performance, featuring
stars of Disney Channel's hit series Shake It Up. From meeting the cast
of television's first dance-driven sitcom and learning moves from a
Disney Channel dance master to a special panel, autograph session and
more, this unforgettable experience awaits Disney fans of all ages.

These presentations add to the already robust schedule of experiences,
presentations and pavilions that will make up the D23 Expo 2011,
including the Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament presented by Hasbro's
Trivial Pursuit, the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit –
including the Fan Art Gallery, the D23 Expo Live Auction and the D23
Expo Dream Store. Additional schedule, pavilion and talent announcements
will be made in the coming weeks.
Tickets to the D23 EXPO are available at http://www.D23Expo.com. 

Admission includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 EXPO, including the Disney
Legends Ceremony, and can be purchased for single days or for the full
three days of festivities. Admission is $47 for a one-day adult ticket
and $37 for children 3-12. Three-day passes are $136 for adults and $106
for children. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will receive
a discount for up to four admissions, as well as early entry to each day
of the D23 EXPO for themselves and their guests.

About D23 Expo 2011

The D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Event for Fans and Families brings the
entire world of Disney under one roof, providing guests with
unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks.

About D23

The name "D23" pays homage to the wonder and excitement that began in
1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood.  D23 is
the first official community for fans in Disney's 88-year history. D23
gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by
placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly
publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at www.Disney.com/D23
<http://www.disney.com/D23> ; a collectibles line, The Walt Disney
Archives Collection; and special events for D23 Members throughout the
year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 19-21,

Fans can join D23 at www.Disney.com/D23,
select shops at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort and
www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up
with all the latest D23 news and events, follow us "DisneyD23" on
Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.