If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you know I attended the D23 Expo this past weekend. I didn’t know what to expect from it as I had never been before.
It turned out to be very different then I had thought. I had a couple really great experiences that reminded me of some important things in my life and I also got to have a once in a life time experience! There is no way I can share everything with you in 1 post. I tried, but it is too long. So I split it up into 3 posts I will be sharing with you over the next couple weeks.
First off I want to say that if love all things Disney, you will LOVE this event. I didn’t think tickets were very expensive and you could choose how many days you would be there. The event has different sections for different topics. This makes it very user friendly and gives everyone a chance to go and be a part of something. That is something that I think Disney misses the mark on at times. So I was super happy to see they had something for everyone including those with a small budget.
The hall is huge! I can’t even begin to tell you how much space it took up. My feet and legs were hurting just from walking around the expo for the day and I even took lots of breaks. *or I may just be out of shape…*
There is a collectors forum which houses everything Disney you could ever hope for. There are some seriously amazing artists out there that spend hours creating Disney inspired paintings, sculptures, pins ect. you name it, they have it there for sale. It was so cool to be able to go into this hall and see all the talent that had come to sell their goods.
Next to that they had the exclusive Disney Store for the expo. This contained many hard to get items or items not available other places from The Disney Company. This store was filled and always had a line from the time the expo started to the time it closed so if I were to do it again I would go get in line first thing in the morning.
Next to this area they had an area of imagineering and how that park works. That is very interesting to see some of the back stage items and workings. There is so much that goes into the parks that you would never think of.
They then had a bunch of booths with different Disney related items. Some were parts of Disney and others were not. Those booths stretched all the way to the arena where they had the special events. The booths had everything from Disney items you could buy that were exclusive to the event, to karaoke stations that you could sing at, to artist stations where you could meet the artists of Disney who draw some of the characters.
I was super excited to see a Tinkerbell artists station. My 2 year old is a Tink addict. So I got her a signed photo to frame on her wall by her bed.
What section of the expo would you like to experience and why?