D23 Expo 2013

Are you heading to Anaheim for the D23 Expo this year (August 9th – 11th)? Here are some details about what awaits guest this year:

1. Harrod’s Disney Princess Dresses

The stunning dresses made by famous designers and inspired by famous Disney princesses will make their debut at this year’s D23 Expo inside the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit.

  • Ralph & Russo: Tiana,
  • Versace: Cinderella,
  • Elie Saab: Aurora,
  • Marchesa: Ariel,
  • Escada: Jasmine,
  • Missoni: Mulan,
  • Roberto Cavalli: Pocahontas,
  • Jenny Packham: Rapunzel,
  • Valentino: Belle,
  • Oscar de la Renta: Snow White

2. “Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins.”

Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith will host an event, where guests will learn the complete story of how Walt Disney first discovered the book, worked on the script with author P.L. Travers, brought in the Sherman Brothers to write a memorable score, selected an unforgettable cast, oversaw actual filming, and celebrated at a gala Hollywood premiere.

3. “Secrets of ‘The Lost Chords’”

Secrets behind Disney’s “lost” songs written for classic Disney films by legendary Disney composers will be revealed by, Grammy® Award-winning producer and resident Disney Music historian Randy Thornton. Additionally, D23 guests will be among the first to hear songs currently in production from a significant upcoming “Lost Chords” release.

4. “Sounds Delightful: An Illustrated Audio Adventure”

Disney Artist and Historian Stacia Martin will take guests on an entertaining trip across the decades via vintage Disney Vinyl Recordings from her extensive personal collection, including never-before-heard musical moments from Walt Disney’s own “journey down the Yellow Brick Road.”

5. ABC’s Once Upon A Time: Behind The Fairytale

There will be a panel on August 10th, where Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will talk about exciting developments for season three of the hit series Once Upon A Time, as well as the new series Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, coming to ABC in fall.
Guests will be able to explore the famous pirate ship Jolly Roger, and feast their eyes on original props from the set. They will also have the chance to meet some of the characters and see original costumes.

6. New Star Wars Attractions, AVATAR Land and Disney Springs

“We’re also going to be doing sneak peeks at upcoming projects – including Disney Springs, the reimagining of Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort. There will be teasers for new attractions based on Avatar and Star Wars that we’re working on now for the Disney Parks.” – Dave Fisher, show producer of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pavilion.

About the Author:

She lives in Germany, got engaged at Disneyland Paris, got married at a somewhat Disney-themed wedding and honeymooned in the USA with two days in Disneyland Resort Anaheim. As newest member of Meetthemagic.com, Klaudia is really excited to write about the one thing she loves most in life (besides her newly wedded husband ;)) and hopes to give you some really useful advice about your future Disney vacations.

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