By the D23 team
D23 Ultimate Fan Lounge Presented by Amazon
The D23 Ultimate Fan Lounge Presented by Amazon is a free-flowing relaxation area brought to you by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club where D23 Expo attendees can recharge and be transported to the world of Disney. D23 Gold Members, redeem your exclusive D23 Expo gift here! Not a D23 Gold Member? Visit JoinD23.com to sign up!
Mickey Mouse One: Walt’s Plane Presented by Amazon
Experience the ultimate sky-high journey by visiting Walt Disney’s Grumman Gulfstream I airplane, which will be on display at D23 Expo. To accompany the return of this piece of Disney history, which has had its exterior restored and will be available for guests to see in the Arena of the Anaheim Convention Center, the Walt Disney Archives has curated an all-new exhibit featuring specially selected items that represent the history of the aircraft.
Schedule a time to enter the Exhibit with a Virtual Boarding Pass! To request a Virtual Boarding Pass, make your way to the Arena Lobby at the North end of the show floor, where you will find signage with a QR Code. Scan the QR Code using your mobile device and follow the on-screen instructions to book your return time for entrance. QR Code signage is also available in Hall A at the D23 Ultimate Fan Lounge and at the Amazon Booth. A Standby Queue will also be available.
When returning for entry, arrive at the Arena Lobby 15 minutes prior to the start of your time slot.
If you have any trouble booking a Virtual Boarding Pass or any other inquiries, please visit the Guest Services Help Desk located in the North end of the Arena. Virtual Boarding Passes are subject to availability.
D23 Expo Mousequerade
Join host Nina West and guest judges Yvette Nicole Brown, Ashley Eckstein, and Ally Maki for the Ultimate Disney Costume Contest! And new this year, fans watching the show in person and at home will be able to cast their vote for “Fan Favorite” and be entered for a chance to win a D23 Prize Pack!*
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Sweepstakes begins at approximately 6:00 PM PT on 9/9/22 and ends at approximately 7:30 PM PT (depending on when the “Cast of Characters” category winner is announced) on 9/9/22. Open only to legal residents of 50 US/DC who are 18 years or older who are a D23 Member (General or Gold Membership) at the time of entry. Click Here for Official Rules, including how to enter, odds, prize details and restrictions. Void where prohibited. Msg&data rates may apply. Sponsor: Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. dba D23 Worldwide, 500 Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521.
D23 Expo Cosplay Meetups
Cosplayers, assemble! This year, we are bringing back the official Cosplay Meet-Up** for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars fans, exclusively at the D23 Expo 2022. All you need is to suit up and grab your D23 Expo ticket—meet us at the Grand Plaza Fountain during the times below to snap a pic and immortalize your cosplay creation. All D23 Expo attendees are welcome to join the jamboree!
Friday, September 9
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Heroes & Villains
Saturday, September 10
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 11
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Princesses & Parks
**D23 Expo 2022 admission required
D23 Expo Shopping
Here’s more to know about shopping at D23 Expo 2022, with Virtual Queues at select retail locations. Be sure to download or update the D23 Expo App and Disneyland Resort App.
Step 1: Open the D23 Expo App and navigate to the retail location.
Step 2: Tap “Join Virtual Queue” at your retail location and request to join at 6 a.m. or 1 p.m. PT. You do not need to be at the Anaheim Convention Center to enter the virtual queue.
Step 3: Log in to the Disneyland Resort App, select the number of guests, and tap “Join Virtual Queue.”
Step 4: A confirmation screen will appear with an estimated wait time.
Step 5: You will receive a push notification when your group time is ready. Notifications will begin after 10 a.m. PT, and you will have one hour to arrive back at your selected retail location after you have been notified.
Note: We think you’ll love Virtual Queues because you’ll be able to explore the show floor while you wait, but there may still be a queue outside of your retail location. Joining the Virtual Queue does not grant any or immediate access to the D23 Expo or any experience. Virtual Queues are limited in capacity and subject to availability.
Be the First to Experience DisneyMe
Guests at the D23 Expo will get first access to DisneyMe, an all-new digital avatar in the Play Disney Parks app. This experience empowers guests to express their Disney style by creating their own unique DisneyMe. To celebrate the launch of DisneyMe, as part of Disney Uncharted Adventure on the Disney Wish, guests at the D23 Expo will be invited to a quest that can only be completed at the Expo! Attendees will uncover specially designed Disney Wish and D23 Expo digital clothing and accessories for their DisneyMe around the show floor.
D23 Expo guests will need to download the latest Play Disney Parks app to be ready to create their DisneyMe and join the DisneyMe D23 Expo Quest during the convention.***
***Message, data, and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider, or otherwise. Coverage not available everywhere. Guests under age 18 need their parents’ permission first. Some features require separate theme park admission.
Are you the ultimate Disney Halloween fan? Celebrate the Halloween season during your D23 Expo weekend with spellbinding thrills and chills throughout the Disneyland Resort! Be sure to get your tickets and make a theme park reservation today! Visit Disneyland.com for details.