D23 Expo Opens Today!
by, 09-10-2009 at 05:35 AM
Disney's official fanfest, the D23 Expo, opens in just a couple of hours at the Anaheim Convention Center. Over 30,000 attendees are expected for this four-day event, showcasing everything Disney has to offer in movies, TV, theme parks and merchandise. There'll be a significant dose of history too as Disney unlocks the vault to display "Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives," an exhibit of memorabilia that includes costumes from "Mary Poppins" to "Tron" to "Captain EO" to "Hannah Montana." There will also be the original Nautilus from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and the jewel-encrusted storybook used in the opening scene of "Sleeping Beauty."
As far as events today, tops on the list are president and CEO Bob Iger's opening keynote and a rare public ceremony to induct this year's Disney Legends. Honorees include Robin Williams and the cast of "The Golden Girls."
I'll be at the Expo all week with photos, news updates and commentary. You can follow me on [URL="http://www.twitter.com/disneytim"][COLOR=#996699]Twitter[/COLOR][/URL] or [URL="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tims-Disney-News-Archive/91502916935"][COLOR=#996699]Facebook[/COLOR][/URL] and, of course, you can check back here for daily updates on my blog.
I'm heading over to the Expo right now. I've heard there's a big line forming already. Cover me, I'm going in.
See you real soon . . .