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    Post Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    Disney made a surprise announcement of their next fan expo today. The date is set as August 9th through 11th, 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

    There is nothing particularly exciting in the announcement. They are mostly pitching that they'll fix the things that went so wrong at the last expo. "Among the highlights of D23 Expo 2013 will be expanded capacities at some of our most popular venues . . ." Seems strange that they would make that the leading item on the highlights.

    Also, although they previously promised that the next expo would be in Orlando, they've opted to stay in Anaheim for a 3rd go round. This will no doubt upset the East Coast folks who have been waiting on the Expo to make it out their way for many years now.

    What do you think folks? Excited for the next Expo? Will there be much for Disney to promote that will draw you in? If you are an out-of-towner, will you fly in for this? Did Disney World get robbed again?

    As for us at MiceChat, we always look forward to a chance to look under the hood at Disney, though we admit that there was less to see at the last Expo than there was at the first and we suspect even less new stuff to see at the next Expo (as major theme park projects wrap up this summer at Disneyland and Disney World). What will Disney have to drive us into the next Expo? So far, just a promise to have expanded capacity at the same type of events they've held the last two times.

    The announcement itself falls flat, but they've got a year and a half to figure things out. There's still hope for this Expo; though, it looks like they've gone out of their way to make it sound boring so far.

    http://d23.disney.go.com/d23-expo-2013/

    What are your thoughts?
    Last edited by Dustysage; 03-09-2012 at 01:42 PM.
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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    I'm excited about the Expo, but the year 2013 is rather lulling. Why do they always have the expo on terrible years?


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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    I'm excited about the Expo, but the year 2013 is rather lulling. Why do they always have the expo on terrible years?
    LOL. I'm actually sort of looking forward to it too. Though the way they treated the fans at the last event bordered on abuse.

    What I find strange is the way they are promoting this event (BORING!) and that they announced it on a Friday, which from a marketing point of view is the kiss of death.

    It almost seems like someone is trying to kill the Expo (and perhaps D23 along with it).

    Reminds me a bit of the whole John Carter controversy.
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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    I'm undecided about this one at the moment. Coming from the UK I would usually count on the draw of Disneyland to keep me entertained for a few days after the Expo. But since I'm visiting this Summer to check out Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, do I really want a third year in Anaheim. Also these events always end up badly organised and I'm not sure I want to spend another three days surrounded by people constantly complaining about how badly D23 have screwed up. But on the other hand I enjoy the chance to buy all the great merchandise on sale and attend the presentations. I need to think it through over the next 5 months...

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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    I loved being a part of the last Expo, meeting so many wonderful people, and having a chance to hang out with friends. The Expo itself... eh... wasn't that impressed. Will I do it again? Maybe.

    One of the reasons I kept my D23 Charter Membership was because of the promised really cool Charter Member Lounge. I was really less than impressed with that. It was a nice, comfortable room where I had the opportunity to buy over priced (adult) beverages, but other than that... whoopie.

    I may give it one more shot, but unless they really knock me off my feet I think I personally will be done with both the Expo's and D23.




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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    It would be nice if Disney had the Expo every year, but alternate each year between California and Florida.
    Last edited by Louwii; 03-09-2012 at 02:06 PM.

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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage View Post
    Also, although they previously promised that the next expo would be in Orlando, they've opted to stay in Anaheim for a 3rd go round.
    The costs (and possible interest levels) of flying Burbank, Glendale, Emeryville employees and any talent would only tack on alot of costs upfront that they'd have to recoup along with all other production, etc. expenses asscociated with a convention.
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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    Hard to get too excited as it;s a long ways off and no details. The last one was pretty lame in my opinion. I am still decided on re-upping my D23 membership. The only thing keeping me on board is that I am a charter member lol. Also I haven't made it to the mickey's at glendale store ever so i am hoping they have another d23 day again....Unless someone can help me out with that



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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    My only interest in the next D23 Expo is in seeing if Disney truly learned the lessons of how the last D23 Expo was so screwed up. But the more they hype it with that nauseating "Disney Marketingspeak" that coats every utterance the Mouse makes like cheap ham glaze, the more I doubt it.
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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd View Post
    The costs (and possible interest levels) of flying Burbank, Glendale, Emeryville employees and any talent would only tack on alot of costs upfront that they'd have to recoup along with all other production, etc. expenses asscociated with a convention.
    I agree with this completely. Some hard facts are impossible to change. The Walt Disney Company and a significant part of their "creative" talents reside in CA.

    Due to costs associated with moving resources, and the willingness/interest of key people to travel to FL, I think a D23 Expo in FL would be diluted compared to what can be done in CA.

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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    Since we've missed the first 2, we're definitely planning to make it this one in 2013.
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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    I had a great time at the first two D23 Expo and look forward to the third one. Considering that Orlando gets the Star Wars Weekends, the two Epcot Festivals, and the major Disney Pin events, I see no problem keeping the D23 Expo in Anaheim.
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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    Fingers crossed they announced some BIG things for Disneyland...last years expo really had no big announcements whihc was disappointing to say the least

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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

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    Re: Next D23 Expo Announced for Aug 9-11, 2013 - Excited or Not?

    Here's a question. How many of you are going to shell out for the Sorcerer and other deluxe packages this far in advance without a hint of what the schedule is going to be like? (And how apparently the people who did shell out that kind of money last year didn't get priority seating at all of the panels, only the ones in the arena.)

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