So far as I can tell from officially announced events, D23 Expo is light on Walt era content (at least to date). I'm not too interested in promotional hype for new products and franchises (Lion King 3-D etc) or corporate feel-good exhibits and certainly not ABC or Disney Channel in its current form.
Save for the Disney Archives Exhibit and the late Guy "Zorro" Williams honored as a Disney Legend (one of the few Walt era talents honored this year out of many yet to be designated legends)-- and the usual worthy WDI displays and vintage collectible resellers -- I have yet to see any standout event announced of special interest to those of us who enjoy the classic works of Walt Disney Productions.
Especially disappointing, the "Dream Store" listing does not reference any classic unreleased Walt era media: vintage movies, music, TV shows, art repros to be offered... just the usual limited edition consumer product merchandise. I know there is an auction for high roller collectors, but why not some affordable DMC exclusives or authentic programs for fans of the actual movies, cartoons, records etc. on a tighter budget?
I assume some Walt-relevant screenings and talks will be scheduled (hopefully a lot of these to make me consider going), some stars invited (where's Hayley?) but when will we know what/who's on the line-up?
Still time to add some of the unavailable Walt media to buy? I'll bet more people would easily pay admission to be able to get "Song of the South" on DVD for example - or "Wonderful World of Color" sets.