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<strong>BURBANK, Calif. – July 6, 2016 </strong>– On Thursday, July 14, at 10 a.m. PT, <a href=”http://d23.com/”>D23: The Official Disney Fan Club</a> will begin selling tickets for the next <a href=”http://d23expo.com/”>D23 Expo</a>, which will take place July 14–16, 2017, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of Disney entertainment, uniting all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including The Walt Disney Studios (including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm); Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media; and Media Networks (including ABC, Disney Channel, and Radio Disney). D23 Expo 2017 marks the fifth biennial event held in Anaheim.
Once again the Expo will celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney with live events, celebrity appearances, panels, presentations, sneak peeks, and immersive experiences. D23 Expo 2017 marks the return of fan favorites, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, honoring the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy; an exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives, which spotlights costumes, props, and set pieces from Disney’s rich history; and the <em>Mousequerade</em> costume contest.
Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 will be available at a discounted price for a limited time. From July 14–December 31, 2016, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $46 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $57 for a one-day adult admission and $41 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $296 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit <a href=”http://www.d23expo.com/”>D23Expo.com</a>.
To celebrate the launch of ticket sales, D23 will be streaming select presentations from D23 Expo 2015 at <a href=”http://d23expo.com/”>D23Expo.com</a> from Wednesday, July 13, through Sunday, July 17. Presentations include “<em>Once Upon a Time</em>: An Evening with Snow White & the Evil Queen” (featuring Ginnifer Goodwin and Lana Parilla), “<em>A Goofy Movie </em>20th Anniversary Celebration!” (including stars Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, and Jim Cummings), “Disneyland: Fond Memories of the Past” (with Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline), and “In Conversation with the Filmmakers and the Emotions Behind <em>Inside Out”</em> (featuring Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera, and a special appearance by Sadness herself, Phyllis Smith).
D23 Expo 2017 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe. In 2015, celebrity appearances included Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Dwayne Johnson. The event also featured performances by Ne-Yo, Sabrina Carpenter, the cast of <em>Teen Beach 2</em>, and stars of Disney’s shows on Broadway. Additionally, Disney executives and creative talent came together to deliver special presentations, announcements, and experiences to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.
A limited number of VIP Sorcerer Packages for D23 Expo 2017 will be available. The Sorcerer Package includes:
<li>Three-day admission ticket and commemorative Sorcerer credential</li>
<li>Reserved seating at presentations in Hall D23, Stage 23, and Stage 28</li>
<li>Limited-edition D23 American Tourister boarding bag</li>
<li>Pre-Expo tour of select exhibits including <em>Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives</em></li>
<li>Exclusive shopping time in the D23 Expo Dream Store, Disney Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale</li>
<li>Tour of the D23 Expo show floor the day before the Expo is open to the public</li>
<li>Welcome Reception on Thursday evening</li>
<li>Exclusive entrance to the Expo each morning</li>
<li>A voucher for an appointment with an on-site massage therapist</li>
<li>Exclusive D23 Expo gift pack including gifts from D23 and the rest of The Walt Disney Company</li>
<li>Meet and Greet with a special Disney guest</li>
<li>“Fond Farewell” reception on final day of Expo</li>
<li>Plus, access to the Sorcerer Member Lounge and other benefits</li>
Sorcerer Package tickets are available exclusively to both D23 Gold and Gold Family Members at $2,250 per ticket. Members have the option to purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets. Additional details and benefits are highlighted at <a href=”http://www.d23expo.com/”>D23Expo.com</a>.
D23 Gold and Charter Members will be entitled to special benefits throughout the weekend. Look for announcements about these opportunities in the coming months.
For the latest news and updates about D23 Expo 2017, visit <a href=”http://www.d23expo.com/”>D23Expo.com</a>.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It 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, <em>Disney twenty-three</em>; a member-exclusive website at <a href=”http://d23.com/”>D23.com</a>; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.
Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($74.99), Gold Family Membership ($99.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at <a href=”http://d23.com/”>D23.com</a> and at <a href=”https://mobile-west.disney.com/OWA/redir.aspx?C=6c7f7533b8204a15beb00cc9b5dc7929&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.DisneyStore.com%2fD23″>DisneyStore.com/D23</a>. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.