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On August 14, Disney will begin selling tickets for the D23 Expo 2015 at 10 a.m. PT. The next D23 Expo will take place August 14–16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center, once again bringing together all parts of The Walt Disney Company, including The Walt Disney Studios, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Consumer Products, ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Interactive, and more.

For this fourth D23 Expo, Disney plans to celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney with more live events, celebrity appearances, panels, presentations, sneak peeks, and immersive experiences, including the Disney Legends Awards and Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit.

More details about what fans can expect at the D23 Expo will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2015 will be discounted for a limited time. From August 14–December 31, 2014, tickets are $61 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23 are $52 for a one-day adult admission and $37 for children. Multi-day tickets are also available.

An extremely limited number of D23 VIP Sorcerer Packages will once again be available, likely to sell out fast. These special packages include even more exclusive opportunities for the D23 Expo 2015:

  • Three-day admission ticket and commemorative Sorcerer credential
  • Welcome Reception on Thursday evening
  • Exclusive entrance to the Expo each morning
  • Reserved seating at all presentations in the main hall, Stage 23, and Stage 28
  • Pre-Expo tour of the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit
  • Special tour of the Walt Disney Imagineering Pavilion
  • Exclusive shopping time in the D23 Expo Dream Store, Disney Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale
  • Tour of the D23 Expo show floor the day before the Expo is open to the public
  • Limited-edition D23 American Tourister boarding bag
  • A voucher for an appointment with an on-site massage therapist
  • Exclusive D23 Expo gift pack including gifts from D23 and the rest of The Walt Disney Company
  • Saturday morning Meet and Greet Coffee with a special Disney guest
  • Fond Farewell” reception on final day of Expo
  • Access to the Sorcerer Member Lounge and other benefits
  • Sorcerer Package tickets are available exclusively to both Gold and Silver D23 Members at $2,000 each. Members can purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets.

    For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit D23Expo.com.


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    Disney has announced this fall fans will be able to meet and greet with characters from “Big Hero 6″ at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

    Both Hiro and Baymax will appear in the parks, though details of where and when have yet to be revealed.

    Though Disneyland has featured Marvel characters including Captain America and Thor, this will be the first Marvel meet-and-greet for Walt Disney World.

    A pre-existing contract between Marvel and Universal Orlando prevents Disney from utilizing many of the classic Marvel characters at Walt Disney World. But since the characters of “Big Hero 6″ were never seen at Universal’s parks, they fall outside the legal restrictions. (The same is true for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” should Disney decide to add that hot property to the parks.)

    “Big Hero 6” hits theaters on November 7, 2014.


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    SDCC ’14: The Best of the Rest – Unique show floor exhibits and offsite sights fill Comic-Con with themed fun

    SDCC ’14: The Best of the Rest – Unique show floor exhibits and offsite sights fill Comic-Con with themed fun

    While we’ve already spotlighted Disney’s biggest hits at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 as well as many more exciting sights and experiences (all of which can be seen here), the huge convention featured so many more unique exhibits to see.

    So this is a catch-all post to wrap up everything else from the event, something we’re calling the Best of the Rest, presented in no particular order. It’s an assortment of items and happenings we found interesting and worth sharing from throughout the 5 days of SDCC.

    Show Floor / Exhibit Hall

    Aside from the major booths we’ve already featured, the Comic-Con 2014 show floor was full of thousands more – far too many to include each and every one. So below are a few photo highlights from around the exhibit hall, from Transformers to Batman to Sideshow Toys (with a fantastic Iron Man display) to The Hunger Games and more.


    Video: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1 display at San Diego Comic-Con 2014


    Video: Iron Man Hot Toys Sideshow display at San Diego Comic-Con 2014


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    Offsite Events

    Outside of the convention center, San Diego Comic-Con always draws hugely entertaining offsite events in nearby fields and the Petco Park Interactive Zone. Themes this year included The Simpsons, Godzilla, Into The Storm, Hello Kitty, Sin City, The Leftovers, and more.


    Video: Agents of SHIELD trolley wrap at San Diego Comic-Con 2014


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    And you never know who you’ll run into driving around the nearby Gaslamp area:

    San Diego Comic-Con 2014 offsite events

    San Diego Comic-Con 2014 offsite events

    San Diego Comic-Con 2014 offsite events

    More offsite event photos from San Diego Comic-Con 2014:

    Random Celebrity Sightings

    Likewise, on the show floor, you’ll never know what celebrities you’ll see walking the aisles or appearing for photo ops and autographs.

    “Weird Al” Yankovic:

    Former MTV VJ Jessie:

    Ashley Eckstein:

    Cast of “American Horror Story: Freak Show”:

    Cast of “The Flash”:


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    Busch Gardens Tampa has begun to release details about Howl-O-Scream 2014 with the announcement of this year’s first new haunted house.

    It’s called Dead Fall, where “the ghosts of long lost memories reach into the present and will NOT be forgotten,” set inside a Victorian garden and greenhouse.

    Now Howl-O-Scream fans can vote on three elements of Dead Fall, including the name of the estate, a murder tool one of the residents fell victim to, and the name of one of Dead Fall’s residents. Voting has begun on the Howl-O-Scream Facebook page and will take place over three weeks.

    Howl-O-Scream 2014 begins with Freaky Preview weekend on Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27, followed by official dates Thursday through Saturday nights, Oct. 2-Nov. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 19.


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    Tonight a 7-minute sneak peek of the upcoming Disney XD animated series “Star Wars Rebels” aired following Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars. Now that preview is available to watch online below, introducing the show’s new characters and settings.

    Scheduled to premiere this October as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, “Star Wars Rebels” will be followed by a series on Disney XD.

    “Star Wars Rebels” continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.


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