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D23 Expo 2022 - News & Rumors

Nick

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Sep 22, 2011
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So no Sorceror Pass this year. I would not have expected Disney to give up selling packages at that price point.
They got a lot of negative feedback over the past few Expos for not being able to meet what was promised since Disney can't get their stuff together. Besides, they'll sell more 3-day's at $900 than they could ever sell Sorcerer passes and the Sorcerer Pass wasn't that much more expensive and you were getting A LOT more than just general admission.
 
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Tobias

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They got a lot of negative feedback over the past few Expos for not being able to meet what was promised since Disney can't get their stuff together.
Speaking of which, I shudder to think how operations are going to be this year. The Expo is getting gradually infamous for botched ops in one way or another, and I don't think the break it's had is gonna' help.
 

PerceptiveCoot

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As somebody who has been to every D23 from 2011-2019, and who doesn't plan on going this year, I'd say don't waste your time. There's some interesting panels, but a lot of self-congratulatory puff (shout out to my Music of Galaxy's Edge podcast where they spent twenty minutes talking about the great job they did). Also most of the interesting stuff on the show floor from 2011-2015 has been replaced with more stores and upsell activities. Maybe I've become fundamentally disenchanted with the premise behind conventions themselves, but when most of the panels are available online and little of the film/TV footage stays exclusive to the panels themselves, there's not much going for the big events.

That being said, if you do decide to go, maybe do what I did in 2019 and just spend a whole day listening to the artist presentations at the Animation pavilion. If you have to, go to the Animation showcase presentation. This hasn't happened since 2015, but they might show you something substantial from a film they will eventually cancel (Like the opening sequence and plot outline for the 2014 version of the Good Dinosaur, or an entire song from Gigantic).

Speaking of which, I shudder to think how operations are going to be this year. The Expo is getting gradually infamous for botched ops in one way or another, and I don't think the break it's had is gonna' help.
This 100%
 

TheUniC6

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The only things I could see being announced for the parks will be more details on Disneyland Forward and the fruit it will bear at DLR in the short term like construction on the new parking garage and closing off DisneyLand. And if we are lucky maybe what will replace HollywoodLand as i predict that will be one of the first areas revamped as part of DL forward.
 

Scott W.

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Feb 26, 2014
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Chapek might not be there though (at least not at the parks presentation) and D’amaro has a fan club, so I’d lower the expectation for any boos.

Also, Walt’s plane will be brought over to the Expo this year.
I cannot wrap my head around why Amazon are involved with this.

Does Disney not care enough that they had to find a partner?

What do Amazon get out of this?
 

Nick

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I cannot wrap my head around why Amazon are involved with this.

Does Disney not care enough that they had to find a partner?

What do Amazon get out of this?
Amazon get's free advertising and probably a booth to promote their companies products around what will probably be the most visited areas of the show floor and Disney gets someone to pick up the bill on bringing the plane from Orlando to Anaheim.
 

AlexanderMBush

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Chapek might not be there though (at least not at the parks presentation) and D’amaro has a fan club, so I’d lower the expectation for any boos.
Yeah--I don't see Chapek being present at all for the subject of the parks presentation. D+ and film though, more than likely.

I also believe the reason Amazon is sponsoring, is that they are working also on that Disney/Alexa aspect that'll be integrated into the parks. Makes sense they're involved with D23.
 
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Scott W.

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Feb 26, 2014
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Yeah--I don't see Chapek being present at all for the subject of the parks presentation. D+ and film though, more than likely.

I also believe the reason Amazon is sponsoring, is that they are working also on that Disney/Alexa aspect that'll be integrated into the parks. Makes sense they're involved with D23.
That makes perfect sense to me.