2013 D23 Expo dates announced for August 9-11, 2013 in Anaheim, Disney promises expanded capacities

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D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the 2013 D23 Expo will once again return to the Anaheim Convention Center with dates set for Aug. 9-11, 2013. Special events, exhibits, celebrities, and other Disney fun are all expected once again when the convention returns next year.

Addressing the issue of overcrowding and long lines at last year’s D23 Expo, it’s also been announced that the D23 Expo 2013 will feature “expanded capacities” for many of its most popular presentations. The 2013 Disney Legends Ceremony will once again take place at the Expo, which will also feature a new Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit.

“The D23 Expo has become a phenomenal way for Disney fans to see everything they love about Disney all in one place – from Disney’s biggest stars and latest innovations to unforgettable performances live on stage,” said Steven Clark, head of D23. “Our third Expo is sure to create even more magical new experiences and memories for our biggest fans attending from throughout the U.S. and around the globe.”

“Anaheim is extremely pleased that the D23 Expo will be returning next year,” said Charles Ahlers, president of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. “This exciting event is quickly becoming an industry icon, drawing Disney fans from around the world. The Anaheim community truly appreciates and enjoys this quality show and positive impacts it brings.”

The 2011 D23 Expo drew more than 40,000 Disney fans over its 3 days and nights in Anaheim.

Tickets for the D23 Expo 2013 will go on sale at D23Expo.com beginning August 9, 2012. D23 Members receive special pricing on both one- and three-day tickets to the event, which is also open to the general public.

D23 Members will receive early admission to the Expo show floor Charter Members will have access to a special lounge. The Sorcerer Package will return once again, offering other benefits and amenities.

If you don’t know what to expect out of a D23 Expo, check out one of the biggest highlights from last year’s event, when several Disney Princess voices sang together during the Legends ceremony:

With more than a million views on YouTube, that one moment summarizes the spirit of the D23 Expo perfectly. See you in Anaheim!

See more highlights, including hundreds of photos and hours of video, from the 2011 event with our complete D23 Expo coverage.


  1. josh darkensins

    its all just too little too late.Last years expo was my first And my last I will most definitely Not be going to another one of these things. Lots of long lines for things that aren’t that exciting in the first place. ill be much happier staying at hope watching rickey’s coverage from the comfort of my home

    1. josh darkensins

      that being said i did have fun =p just wasn’t worth the hassle and the money

  2. Catherine

    How do you purchase your tickets at D23.com on the 9th of August, and attend the event 7 hours away from home on the 9th of August? If I go online while standing in line……. how do I print out my tickets? No smart phone here, just an iPad. Not trying to be funny, but not understanding how you attend an event the same day tickets go on sale online. Why no advance ticket sales, or pre-registration?

    1. Ricky Brigante

      Tickets go on sale one year in advance of the convention – August 9, 2012. The show is August 9, 2013.

  3. Sean

    @Ricky Brigante
    I wonder if Pirates of the Caribben 5’s full movie title will be announced at the D23 Expo event in August 2013?

    1. Ricky Brigante

      That would certainly follow the trend of the last one, but I doubt they’ll repeat Johnny Depp appearing as Jack Sparrow.


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