Disney announced that 2022's D23 Expo livestream will feature more panels and presentations than in previous years.
In a recent announcement, Disney noted that due to a large number of fans who will be unable to attend the in-person D23 event in Anaheim, CA due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2022 livestream will feature "more panels and presentations than ever before." The full schedule will be announced in the days leading up to the event, which will take place between Sept. 9 and 11.
While we know the “ultimate” experience is being at #D23Expo in person, there are many Disney fans who can’t make it to the event. This year, we will livestream more panels and presentations than ever before!— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23)January 13, 2022
Along with this announcement, D23 added two more stages, The Premiere Stage and the Backlot Stage, which will join Hall D23. As for tickets, the prices range from $89 single-day tickets and $229 three-day tickets for Gold Members, while general admission tickets will cost $99 and $270 for single and three-day tickets, respectively. For Hall D23 Gold Members, three-day preferred seating tickets are available in a limited quantity for $899. This year, guests must be D23 members to purchase tickets for the event, which will go on sale Jan. 20.
Along with a slew of other exhibits and presentations, D23 will feature a new exhibit called "Mickey Mouse One: Walt's Plane," which will see Walt Disney's plane restored and displayed in the Anaheim Convention Center. There will also be a special presentation from The Walt Disney Archives, as well as the return of the Mousequerade costume contest. These join previously announced experiences such as a 50th-anniversary celebration of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a window dedication event for Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith and milestone anniversary ceremonies for Lilo & Stitch, Hercules, Aladdin and The Muppets Christmas Carol.
2022's D23 Expo will celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. Announced in September 2020, the bi-annual Expo will host panels, presentations and interactive elements for fans to celebrate all the magic and adventure Disney has to offer. This covers film, television, theme parks and more. It was also previously revealed that, along with the already announced lineup, D23 will also unveil new content from Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel projects.
This year, D23 will be held both in-person and on livestream. The last full in-person event took place Aug. 23-25, 2019 and presented extended looks at content from Disney/Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, including Raya and the Last Dragon and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While the next event was originally intended to be held in 2021, it was delayed due to restrictions caused by the pandemic.
Tickets for D23 Expo 2022 go on sale Jan. 20.
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