Check Out Disney Experiences Programming at D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event

Horizons: Disney Experiences Showcase

Get ready for three days jam-packed full of Disney magic, with the return of D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa for 2024! We’re less than one month away from the big event, and to kick things into high gear, D23 revealed the lineup of every panel, presentation, and offering guests can experience across the Anaheim Convention Center. Get the download on D23 now.

Horizons: Disney Experiences Showcase, will take place on Saturday, August 10 at the Honda Center. Josh D’Amaro will welcome fans as he takes the stage with surprise stars and special guests for a live celebration of the music and creativity that power our stories and — of course — news and updates about projects in development around the world. The future is bright for Disney Experiences and this can’t-miss showcase will show fans what’s on the horizon and beyond.

We’re only just getting started with everything fans can see, do, and experience August 9-11. Here’s just a small sampling of what’s in store:


Imagineering: Behind the Dreams
Imagineering: Behind the Dreams is a one-of-a-kind pavilion that gives our biggest fans unprecedented access to Imagineering’s passionate and talented team of artists, engineers, and craftspeople. Through design models, interactive demos, live prototypes, and exclusive presentations, you’ll get a first-hand view of the innovative and immersive storytelling that will fuel the growth of Disney’s parks, resorts, cruise ships, and other experiences for decades to come.

Bringing the Worlds of Disney Animation to Life in Disney Parks
Team members from Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios discuss bringing the worlds of Disney Animation to life in Disney parks around the world, including such projects as World of Frozen (Hong Kong Disneyland), Zootopia (Shanghai Disneyland), Fantasy Springs (Tokyo DisneySea) and Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (Magic Kingdom and Disneyland).

Dream Chasing: Four Decades with Walt Disney Imagineering
Join Leslie Iwerks, Bob Weis, and Wendy Lefkon for an intimate conversation spanning four decades of creating Imagineering projects from Anaheim to Paris, Tokyo to Shanghai. Audiences will be inspired to believe any dream worth doing is worth chasing.

The Costuming Artistry Behind Disney Experiences
Join Disney Live Entertainment costume designers as they share the design inspiration, creative process, and up-close details behind costumes worn at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and more.

Magic After Dark—The Story of Disney’s Nighttime Spectaculars
Fireworks above the castle became an iconic “kiss goodnight” at Disneyland, and every Disney park has filled the night with light, music, water, and fire. Join Disney’s nighttime magicians to hear the stories behind your favorite after-dark shows.

60 Years of Disney Ambassadors – The Stories You’ve Never Heard
Take a trip down memory lane with Disney Ambassadors who’ve been a part of the 60-year legacy started by Walt Disney, as they share favorite moments ranging from unforgettable to unforeseeable!

Disneyland Foods – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Thanks to Walt Disney himself, dining has always been an essential part of the Disneyland experience! Join the Disneyland Resort chefs and Pam Brandon―coauthor of the Official Disney Parks Cookbook series―to learn about the early days of the Disneyland food scene, today’s methods for concept creation and menu development of fan favorites, and a look toward the resort’s culinary future.

Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed – The Return of a Beloved Classic 
Wield the paintbrush once more in Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed out this fall! Join Disney Games, Epic Mickey Creative Director Warren Spector, and more special guests, for a conversation that delves into how this beloved classic adventure came to life.

Disney Legends Awards Ceremony
Since 1987, the Disney Legends Awards program has honored gifted individuals for the significant impact they’ve had on the Disney legacy. We’ll be honoring the 2024 class of Disney Legends, including Disneyland Resort’s Martha Blanding and longtime Imagineer Joe Rohde on Sunday, August 11, at 5 p.m. at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

World of Disney: The Product Experience
A must-see D23 shopping and immersive destination showcases new and limited-edition products and experiences across your favorite Disney brands and franchises, including, Mickey & Friends, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney Princess.

Disney Publishing 
Disney publishes stories that foster a love of reading, inspire a natural curiosity, and excite families and fans. Shop for first-to-market Disney books, beloved fan-favorite stories, and collectible titles in this premiere bookstore destination located in World of Disney: The Product Experience.

And this is only just scratching the surface for D23 2024! Find the full slate of programming and schedule your weekend for D23: The Ultimate Fan Experience now.

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