D23 Expo tracker - news and updates throughout the weekend!
We will post info as it breaks at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim California. As time permits, we will also update this first post with the top items you might find of interest (or may have missed in the thread). In addition, you might also want to visit the following discussions for more information on the following sessions:World Of Color: Making of World of Color Presentation: Pics and thoughtsThe big news of the weekend thus far:
Treasures from the Disney Archives: EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK - Treasures from the Disney Archive
Imagineering The Future of the Disney Theme Parks: Imagineering the future of Disney Parks - Pics and rundown
OC Register coverage and videos: D23 Expo Updates
Coheteboy takes a look at D23 Expo and merchandise: Coheteboy's D23 EXPO-rience - photos & bonus commentaryKeep checking back for more information and updates in this post and throughout the thread and D23 section.
- Walt Disney World Fantasyland update and expansion has been approved
- WDW's Dumbo will have a "Play Area" instead of a queue - themed to a circus.
- The parks will become more interactive (This is the rumor Al had posted many months ago)
- Star Tours II in 3D confirmed for 2011
- Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is on the way "On Stranger Tides"
- New Muppet Film on the way "Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made"
- John Carter on Mars Trilogy
- Alaska cruise coming
- Disney Wonder cruise ship to relocate to West Coast
- Beatles Yellow Submarine 3D (Motion Capture) - by Robert Zemeckis
- No mention of Captain EO from Rasulo. Iger seemed to deny it. Al Lutz has it confirmed for January.
- Disney Store stated their "target" was 0-12 year olds.
- NEW animated Winnie the Pooh in classic style
- Relaunching Muppets - New TV show and movie - Halloween tv special. Build your own Muppet - "Whatnot Workshop"
Video of pre-show for the amazing Parks and Resorts pavilion at the Expo:
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