Everything you need to know about Disney’s 2022 D23 Expo

Ultimate fan event kicking off Sept. 9

2022 D23 Expo (D23/Disney)

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The 2022 D23 Expo is scheduled to kick off Sept. 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California.

D23 Expo is dubbed as the Walt Disney Company’s biggest fan convention. The ultimate Disney fan event features a number of presentations, including the Disney Legends Award Ceremony, Mousequerade, celebrity trivia, as well as panels from Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Disney Branded Television, Disney and Marvel games, National Geographic and more.

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Every day, D23 will bring fans eight hours of non-stop enchanting entertainment, including must-see panels from the brightest stars and first looks.

This year’s expo will happen as The Walt Disney Company prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2023. Along with the must-see panels, Disney fans will also get the chance to glimpse sneak peeks at new merchandise, tour one-of-a-kind experiences, interview with Disney Publishing authors and receive highlights from the D23 Inside Disney podcast hosts.

See a schedule of this year’s expo below. All times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time.

Friday, Sept. 9
Disney Legends Ceremony at D23 (2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

10:30 a.m. Disney Legends Awards Ceremony

  • Disney100 kicks off at D23 Expo with an epic presentation that includes the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, featuring Disney CEO Bob Chapek. The event will honor visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s honorees include Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Chadwick Boseman, Patrick Dempsey, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Ellen Pompeo, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more.

1 p.m. Disney & Marvel Games Showcase

  • Fans can listen to Disney & Marvel GAMES SHOWCASE for announcements, trailers and reveals for new and upcoming games from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and more.

2:30 p.m.Disney For Scores Podcast Live Celebrates Marvel Music

  • Celebrate the powerful music of Marvel storytelling when Variety’s Jon Burlingame hosts Disney For Scores Podcast Live. Jon will bring the format of the popular Disney For Scores Podcast to life as he interviews composers of some of your favorite Marvel series and films.

4 p.m. ­– Disney Legends in Conversation

  • Listen in as members from the newest class of Disney Legends partake in an enlightening conversation about their storied careers.

6 p.m.D23 Expo Mousequerade 2022

  • The Ultimate Disney Costume Contest returns to D23 Expo! Join host Nina West and guest judges Yvette Nicole Brown, Ashley Eckstein and Ally Maki as they showcase the most magical makes and quintessential creations of the Disney cosplay fan universe. New this year, Disney said fans watching the show at D23 Expo and at home will be able to cast their vote for “Fan Favorite” and see who will be named the winner.
Saturday, Sept. 10
D23 EXPO, The Ultimate Disney Fan Event - brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. (2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

10:30 a.m.Talkin’ Pets with the Vets of National Geographic

  • Join National Geographic’s veterinarian sensations Dr. Jan Pol and his wife Diane (The Incredible Dr. Pol); Dr. Vernard Hodges (Critter Fixers: Country Vets); Dr. Geoff Pye, Dr. Jen Flower, and animal keeper Rain Westgard (Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom); and Alfonso Ribeiro (America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition) for a heartwarming look behind the scenes of their popular series, moderated by Tamron Hall (Tamron Hall Show).

12 p.m.Bob’s Burgers

  • The Emmy® Award-winning animated series Bob’s Burgers joins D23 Expo hot off the critically-acclaimed release of The Bob’s Burgers Movie! The cast and creators will break news and have you howling with laughter during a lively panel discussion.

2 p.m. MARVEL COMICS: Celebrating 60 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man

  • Celebrate 60 spectacular, sensational, web-slinging years of Spider-Man! From his humble debut in 1962′s Amazing Fantasy #15, he wall-crawled his way to international super-stardom. Now, join Executive Spider-Editor Nick Lowe and Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski as they team up to trace the comics history of the web-head across six decades—and BEYOND! Tantalizing trivia about the webbed wonder will be shared in this can’t-miss panel, so be sure to swing by!

3:30 p.m.Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza!

  • Join Disney Branded Television for an exclusive showcase that highlights a legacy of excellence in storytelling and includes talent appearances, performances, and never-before-seen previews of original content for Disney+, Disney Channel, and Disney Junior.

6 p.m.D23 Disney Stars Trivia Showdown

  • Join the iconic Nina West as she hosts hopeful celebrity contestants and audience members through a kaleidoscopic world of larger-than-life Disney Games, including Disney Trivia, physical challenges, and so much more!

6:30 p.m.The Making of Disney100: The Exhibition

  • Producers from Walt Disney Archives, Semmel Exhibitions, and Studio TK reveal illuminating details about the all-new exhibition celebrating 100 Years of Disney Wonder, scheduled to premiere at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in February 2023.
Sunday, Sept. 11
Minnie Mouse will join Mickey Mouse as hosts of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Walt Disney World)

10:30 a.m.A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

  • Join Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro for a look at Disney’s boundless future. With announcements and updates on the magic happening around the world in parks, on the high seas, at home, and beyond, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the big dreams of Disney Imagineers. Every Disney fan will want to be a part of this special presentation full of exciting news and surprises.

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

  • For 70 years, Walt Disney Imagineering has blended imagination with cutting-edge technology to create groundbreaking experiences. Join Imagineers past and present as they discuss the core elements of storytelling and innovation that bring dreams to life for guests from all around the world.

3:45 p.m.Explore the World with the Next Generation of National Geographic!

  • Meet the exciting next generation of National Geographic stars—Kristen Kish (Restaurants at the End of the World), Bertie Gregory (Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory), Mariana van Zeller (Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller), Jeff Jenkins (travel blogger), and Dwayne Fields (7 Toughest Days)—who are taking viewers to the most remote locations on Earth in pursuit of breathtaking landscapes, extraordinary wildlife, exotic foods, epic challenges and undercover storytelling.

5 p.m.D23 Disney Stars Trivia Showdown

  • Join the iconic Nina West as she hosts hopeful celebrity contestants and audience members through a kaleidoscopic world of larger-than-life Disney Games!

Tickets for the expo are currently sold out, but fans will be able to view special presentations through livestreams and social media channels.

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