Thursday, July 7, 2011

Arena Schedule Announced for the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event August 19 - 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The D23 Expo 2011 is proud to announce the Arena schedule for The Ultimate Disney Fan Event. From August 19 – 21, Expo guests will have exclusive access to presentations from The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Channel and Marvel Comics – plus they will be able to experience the 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony. In addition to the spotlight arena presentations, this year's Expo will feature screenings, celebrity panels and autograph signings, eye-popping pavilions, exclusive insights into TV shows, theme parks, animation, Disney history and more, to be announced in the coming weeks. Arena presentations will include:

Friday, August 19, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony   
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – Join Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, as he gives D23 guests a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the exciting projects currently underway at Disney's parks and resorts around the world.

Saturday, August 20, 2011 
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Walt Disney Studios – Behind-the-scenes glimpse at projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios. Hosted by Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios; Sean Bailey, President of Production, The Walt Disney Studios; John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; and Kevin Feige, President of Production, Marvel Studios.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- The Lion King 3D Exclusive D23 Screening.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Marvel Comics – An inside glimpse of the history of Marvel and its iconic Super Heroes. Hosted by Joe Quesada, Marvel's Chief Creative Officer.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Disney Channel special panel, autograph session and more.

The schedule of experiences, presentations and pavilions that will make up the D23 Expo 2011 also includes the Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament presented by Hasbro's Trivial Pursuit, the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit – including the Fan Art Gallery, the D23 Expo Live Auction and the D23 Expo Dream Store. Additional announcements will be made in coming weeks.

Tickets to the D23 EXPO are available at