D23 Expo 2024: Dates, Tickets, and Schedule

by | Mar 19, 2024 | Disney News, The Walt Disney Company

This is your comprehensive guide to the D23 Expo 2024, a Disney fan event filled with exciting panels, experiences, shopping, and more.

We’re getting closer and closer to the D23 Expo 2024, the ultimate Disney fan event. The 2024 event will take place in Anaheim, California, on August 9, 10, and 11, showcasing the storytelling and innovation of The Walt Disney Company. This massive event has plans to be bigger and better than ever in 2024, so let’s dive into everything that you need to know, from tickets and dates to exhibits and announcements.

D23 Expo 2024 Overview

The D23 Expo is a massive gathering of Disney fans, with exhibits, interactive experiences, panels, shopping, and more. Each year, the event has hosted some of the biggest announcements in the world of Disney movies and theme parks. For example, at the 2022 D23 Expo, fans were given a preview of things to come, including TRON Lightcycle / Run, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. The D23 Expo takes place bi-annually, alternating with Destination D23. Comparatively, Destination D23 is a smaller event, exclusive to D23 Gold Members.

This year’s event will take place in Anaheim, California, from August 9 to August 11, with events at the Anaheim Convention Center, Honda Center, and Disneyland Resort. The week prior, there will even be a special D23 Day at Angel Stadium! For 2024, Disney has promised a bigger and more immersive experience than ever, with three days of showcases and presentations, an expanded show floor, more shopping opportunities, and a week-long celebration leading up to D23.

Dates and Location

The official D23 Expo will kick off in Anaheim, California, on August 9 and continue through August 11. D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa® will feature experiences at the Anaheim Convention Center and, for the first time ever, the Honda Center.

Disney has shared the following schedule of events for the Honda Center presentations:

  • Disney Entertainment Showcase: Friday, August 9 at 7 PM
  • Disney Experiences Showcase: Saturday, August 10 at 7 PM
  • Disney Legends Ceremony: Sunday, August 11 at 5 PM

Guests will have the opportunity to select from a variety of tickets, including ones that provide access to both locations or that solely provide access to the Anaheim Convention Center events.

Ticket Information

D23 will be offering a variety of different ticketing options for the D23 Expo. Here is a full list of tickets that will be available for the event:

  • D23 Ultimate Fan Pass 3-Day Ticket: Includes a 3-day assigned seat for evening shows at the Honda Center and 3-day access to all experiences at the Anaheim Convention Center—starting at $297/ticket.
  • D23 Ultimate Fan Pass 1-Day Ticket: Includes a reserved seat for that date’s evening show at the Honda Center and same-day access to all experiences at the Anaheim Convention Center—starting at $99/ticket.
  • D23 Preferred Ultimate Fan Pass 3-Day Ticket: Exclusive to D23 Gold Members, includes a 3-day floor seat for evening shows at the Honda Center (same seat each night), and 3-day access to all experiences at the Anaheim Convention Center—starting at $999/ticket.
  • D23 Fan Pass provides access to the Anaheim Convention Center only:
    • 1-Day Pass
      • Gold Members: $79/ticket
      • General Members: $89/ticket
    • 3-Day Pass
      • Gold Members: $209/ticket
      • General Members: $259/ticket
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Ticket Information

If you’re purchasing a ticket that includes seating at the Honda Center, your cost of the ticket will depend on where you’re sitting (and how many days you’re attending). We’ll be sharing exactly how much each the ticket for each section costs below:

D23 Ultimate Fan Pass 1-Day

  • 400 Level Upper Rows: $99
  • 400 Level Lower Rows: $149
  • 200 Level Stage Adjacent: $189
  • 200 Level: $249

D23 Ultimate Fan Pass 3-Day

  • 400 Level Upper Rows: $297
  • 400 Level Lower Rows: $447
  • 200 Level Stage Adjacent: $567
  • 200 Level: $747

D23 Ultimate Preferred Fan Pass (3-Day)

  • 100 Level (Sections 110-112): $999
  • 100 Level (Sections 107-109): $1,499
  • 100 Level (Sections 104-106): $2,099
  • 100 Level (Sections 101-103): $2,599
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Photo by WDW Magazine

Ticket Sales

Tickets for all D23 Gold and General Members will go on sale beginning March 28, 2024 at 12 PM PST, while supplies last. Attendees must be a D23 member to purchase tickets. You can join as a General Member or upgrade to a Gold Membership by clicking here.

D23 Gold Member Benefits and Visa Cardholders

D23 Gold Members will have first access to the 1-day and 3-day tickets beginning March 26, 2024 at 12 PM PST. Both D23 Gold and General Members, who are also Visa cardholders, will have pre-sale access beginning March 27, 2024, at 12 PM PST.

In addition to the pre-sale window and discounted tickets, D23 Gold Members will also get additional benefits, discounts, and offers across the show floor and throughout Downtown Disney. They’ll also receive a commemorative pin. Plus, D23 Charter Members who joined D23 in 2009 will get exclusive access to a private lounge off the show floor.

D23 Event Programming

So, what can you expect throughout the weekend and before? Here are the highlights of what Disney has shared so far.

Honda Center

For the first time ever, D23 will be using the Honda Center as an additional venue for programming. This will allow for bigger shows than ever, hosting three marquee showcases on each of the three nights.

  • Disney Entertainment Showcase: On Friday, August 9, at 7 PM, D23 will host the Disney Entertainment Showcase. This will provide an exclusive look at Disney movies, series, and stage shows, including what’s coming next.
  • Disney Experiences Showcase: Saturday, August 10 at 7 PM, the Disney Experiences showcase will highlight new and anticipated projects at Disney Parks around the world.
  • Disney Legends Showcase: On Sunday, August 11, at 5 PM, there will be a special ceremony to celebrate the 2024 class of Disney Legends, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. This year, the Walt Disney Archives will honor Colleen Atwood, Angela Bassett, Martha Blanding, James L. Brooks, James Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miley Cyrus, Steve Ditko, Harrison Ford, Mark Henn, Frank Oz, Kelly Ripa, Joe Rohde, and John Williams.

D23 Day at Disneyland Resort

Leading up to the D23 Expo, there will be a first-ever D23 Day at Disneyland Resort on Thursday, August 8. D23 fans will be able to enjoy unique offerings at the park, including a custom cavalcade, dance party, specialty food and merchandise, and photo opportunities.

Show Floor

At the Anaheim Convention Center, you can enjoy pavilions, including Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney+, Marvel Studios, Disney Experiences, and Lucasfilm. Plus, there will be a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Walt Disney Archives entitled “A Great Big Beautiful Car Show.”

The space will also have shopping opportunities, including a space to experience limited-edition merchandise and collections. Mickey’s of Glendale, The Hollywood Studio Store, and The Emporium will return. The Walt Disney Company Store will debut this year and feature exclusive D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event branded products.

At this location, guests can enjoy curated shows, panels, and presentations featuring Disney content on five stages at the Anaheim Convention Center.

D23 Day at Angel Stadium

On Sunday, August 4, Angel Stadium will host the first-ever D23 Day at Angel Stadium. The first 23,000 fans through the gate will receive a commemorative D23 Mickey Mouse bobblehead.

The Ultimate Disney Sweepstakes: Fantastic Prizes

In celebration of the 15th anniversary, D23 will be hosting one of the most expansive sweepstakes in Disney history with the D23: The Ultimate Disney Sweepstakes – FANtastic Prizes. Starting July 8, fans can enter for a chance to win massive prizes, which will include sailing on the seven-night maiden voyage of the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Treasure.

Disney Legends

To conclude the D23 Expo, Disney will honor its newest class of Disney Legends. The program honors animators, Imagineers, songwriters, actors, and business leaders who have made a significant impact on The Walt Disney Company. The Legends are chosen by a selection committee, which was formerly chaired by the late Roy E. Disney.

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This year’s ceremony will take place at the Honda Center at 5 PM, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. This year’s honorees include Colleen Atwood, Angela Bassett, Martha Blanding, James L. Brooks, James Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miley Cyrus, Steve Ditko, Harrison Ford, Mark Henn, Frank Oz, Kelly Ripa, Joe Rohde, and John Williams.

 

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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