For three magical days, the Anaheim Convention Center was home to the epic display of Disney’s Ultimate Fan Event…. the D23 Expo 2022! From showstopping performances and surprise announcements to spectacular cosplay and unforgettable fan connections, there was A LOT going on for this year’s event.
It’s literally impossible to see it all over the course of the three days but we hit some of the biggest highlights, sights, and sounds to bring you be best of all the info from the mouse.
Join us now for a complete look at all of our coverage from the D23 Expo 2022! ENJOY!
Panels and Presentations
Watch these surprise performances by Jodi Benson and the Muppets at the ‘Magic in the Air: 30 Years of The Muppet Christmas Carol’ panel
There’s still in excess of a hundred more sleeps ’til Christmas, but the D23 Expo 2022 spread the yuletide cheer with a celebration The Muppet Christmas Carol which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
A closer look at the mythical Society of Explorers and Adventurers that Disney Imagineers have created for Disney Parks
For more than two decades, Walt Disney Imagineering have been indulging in a bit of a theme park extended universe across its Disney Parks with the backstory of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (or S.E.A. for short.)
The Disney Animation Research Library lifts the curtain on traceback program, ‘Celebrating the People of Walt Disney Animation Studios’
During the D23 Expo 2022 the Walt Disney Animation Research Library shone a spotlight on the artistic and technical contributions of women and employees of color throughout the history of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Enlightening conversations with Walt Disney Imagineering, reflecting on 70 Years of Making the Impossible, Possible
Since its creation in 1952 by Walt Disney himself, Walt Disney Imagineering has been a crown jewel of the Walt Disney Company known for ground-breaking means of bringing time-cherished Disney stories to life.
Renowned modern day Disney artists assemble for ‘It’s a Small Disney World: Celebrating the Art of Disney Parks’ panel
At the D23 Expo 2022, a full panel was dedicated to the artful creations for the Disney Parks around the world.
FX’s AHS: Behind the Screams brings a hell of a good time
Horror is not necessarily the first thing you think of when it comes to Disney but with 20th Century, Fox and FX added to the fold, that means some of the less Disneyesque content was also bound to be on display at the D23 Expo 2022.
Voices of Disney Princesses plus Mickey and crew and even Donny Osmond appeared for explosive weekend finale
The D23 Expo finished with an unexpected bang in the final panel of the Premiere Stage in the Conversations with Disney Character Voices panel which included surprise performances from Disney princesses, Mickey, Minnie, and the gang, and a spectacular finale with Donny Osmond performing “I’ll Make A Man Out of You”.
On the Show Floor
A complete look at EVERYTHING inside the Disney Parks pavilion teasing Disneyland, Disney World, and international destinations
The Disneyland Mickey’s Toontown land renovation and upcoming Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction are on full display this weekend at the D23 Expo and we’ve got your full peek inside at the gorgeous new models!
Take a look at the entire ‘Walt Disney Archives presents Step in Time’ exhibit commemorating 100 years of Disney history
Walt Disney Archives presents Step in Time is a fun display of amazing original curated pieces of literal Disney history. With the Disney100 celebration taking place next year this exhibit features archival props, costumes, and other pieces setup in selfie-ready stations.
Enjoy a complete tour of the ‘Mickey Mouse One: Walt’s Plane’ exhibit offering an intimate look at Disney history
Walt Disney’s Grumman Gulfstream the Mickey Mouse One was on display at the D23 Expo offering a larger than life view at another rarely seen part of Walt Disney’s personal and business life.
Complete look at the 2022 Show Floor including pavilions, appearances, vendors, and more
The D23 Expo 2022 has come and gone and one of the biggest most memorable aspects is always the expansive Show Floor which features both official pavilions and booths from DIsney partner and vendor.
More to Explore
Amazing cosplay was a true highlight of Disney’s 2022 ultimate fan event
D23 Expo is a magical place where the best of Disney is on display from the displays and panels to the fans themselves showcasing AMAZING cosplay. Ranging from all the realms of Disney we’re bringing you along for a look at some of the best cosplay of the 2022 D23 Expo! ENJOY!
Mousequerade 2022 brings stunning and inventive cosplay looks, awards $2,300 top prize
D23 Expo Mousequerade 2022 took the Premiere Stage by storm with an impressive assemblage of talents on full display showcasing fandoms from across the realms of the Disney kingdoms.
Take a peek inside the exclusive Charter Member Lounge
Disney has some of the most passionate fans and every year at the D23 Expo there is always a Charter Member Lounge that is accessible only to a supreme and select number of special fans that have been members of the Disney twenty-three Fan Club since its inception in 2009!
News and Announcements
There was A LOT of news over the weekend!
- ‘Wondrous Journeys’ fireworks and new ‘World of Color – One’ shows to debut for #Disney100 celebration
- Get an up close look at the gorgeous model for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure retheme of Splash Mountain at Disneyland
- A full list of all the changes for Mickey’s Toontown plus up close pictures of the model for the land and Runaway Railway!
- Concept art teases interactive features coming to Mickey’s Toontown, Runaway Railway
- Pixar Place Hotel retheme of Paradise Pier Hotel will feature a FINDING NEMO water play area, Great Maple-operated dining
- Grogu and the Mandalorian are coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in mid-November
- The Hulk will appear at Avengers Campus very, very soon
- King Thanos plus heroes from anywhere, anyWHEN, to unleash Multiverse of conflict in new attraction at Avengers Campus
- San Fransokyo Square teased in concept art including new Lucky Cat Cafe and Cerveceria for Disney California Adventure
- EPCOT transformation unveils Walt the Dreamer statue and scale model for Moana set piece
- #D23 Expo BREAKDOWN: Exactly how Dinoland will transform into the worlds of Moana and Zootopia
- #D23Expo: A closer look at the teases for international Disney Parks including Frozen, Tangled, Pan, and more
- #D23Expo: Disney Cruise Line confirms name for sixth ship; offers details on new island; Australian destinations
Disney Live Action
- Marvel Studios unleashes more details about upcoming slate with sneak peeks and star appearances
- The worlds of Star Wars, Willow, and Indiana Jones offered peeks at upcoming adventures from Lucasfilm
- First look at Ariel revealed for live action THE LITTLE MERMAID
- Jamie Lee Curtis revealed via Doom Buggy as Madame Leota for upcoming live action HAUNTED MANSION
- Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot share exclusive sneak peek of SNOW WHITE
- Details, exclusive clip revealed for MUFASA: THE LION KING, coming 2024
- Ariana DeBose brings powerhouse voice to Disney Animation’s WISH
- Jake Gyllenhaal, Lucy Liu, Dennis Quaid invite users to embark on a journey to STRANGE WORLD
- Pixar confirms ELIO animated feature will literally be out of this world
- Amy Poehler confirms INSIDE OUT 2 for a Summer 2024 release
- Pixar introduces Ember and Wade in upcoming animated feature ELEMENTAL
- Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem electrify the vibe in anticipation of THE MUPPETS MAYHEM on #DisneyPlus
- Stars of DISENCHANTED surprise fans with first look trailer, poster | #DisneyPlus
- HOCUS POCUS 2 drops new trailer | #DisneyPlus
- Tim Allen shares teaser video, artwork for upcoming THE SANTA CLAUSES series coming to #DisneyPlus
- Catherine Zeta-Jones shares teaser of upcoming NATIONAL TREAURE: EDGE OF HISTORY coming to #DisneyPlus
- Jude Law and the cast of PETER PAN & WENDY debut exclusive first look, teaser poster | #DisneyPlus
- IWÁJÚ is Disney Animation’s first collaboration, a love letter to Lagos coming 2023 to #DisneyPlus
- PICTORIAL: Free ear hats, balloons, buttons, and more fun surprises at Disneyland for #DisneyPlusDay
- Free ‘Disney+ Subscriber Pass’ unlocks access to even more Disney+ magic at the 2022 #D23Expo, Sep 8-11
- Disney+ subscribers eligible for 50 points PER MONTH on Disney Movie Insiders plus 150 bonus points for linking accounts!
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