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Disney’s Expanded D23 Fan Event: Ticket Prices, On Sale Dates, Day-By-Day Event Focus & New Disney Legends Announced

Disney has revealed key details about its biannual D23 fan event coming to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center on August 9, 10 & 11. The company promises “the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more. This year’s event will feature Disney+ integration with some presentations streamed live, musical performances with world-class artists, special content presentations, a new interactive app, and one-of-a-kind shopping experiences.”

The ticket tiers present a dizzying array of price points and options, starting at $79 for a single-day entry and running to $2,599 for the 3-Day Ultimate Preferred Pass with premium seating. The event typically sells out and you must be a D23 member to purchase tickets.

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The Honda Center is a new addition to D23 this year and Disney says it “will be home to three nights of marquee showcases—Disney Entertainment, Disney Experiences, and Disney Legends—allowing us to bring bigger shows with more magic to the biggest audience of Disney fans in the world.”

See below graphics for a full pricing breakdown.

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Here’s Disney’s breakdown of what you get for each tier of ticketing. Note that only the Ultimate Fan Pass and the Ultimate Preferred Fan Pass tiers gain access to the showcases and the Legends Ceremony.

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And even within the Ultimate and Ultimate Preferred fan pass levels there are separate tiers of pricing based on how close you would like to be to the stage. On-sale dates vary from March 26-28, depending on the purchaser’s D23 membership level and/or whether that person is a Visa cardholder.

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As for what’s on offer during D23, the event has been segmented into three topics of interest, one per day.

On Friday, August 9 at 7 p.m. the Disney Entertainment Showcase will offer “a star-studded… exclusive look at the movies, series, and shows fans love, and a glimpse into what to look forward to from Disney’s film studios, television and streaming services, live stage shows on Broadway, and beyond.” The company promises “surprise announcements and special guests, musical performances, and exclusive new content coming to the big screen, to smaller screens, and to the stage.” In the past, the event has included revelations from Marvel, the Star Wars universe and James Cameron’s Avatar movies.

On Saturday at 7 p.m., Disney Experiences takes the center stage for Disney Experiences Chairman Josh D’Amaro’s presentation featuring the latest on projects in development around the world for Disney Parks and experiences,” including special announcements, surprises and performances.

Finally, on Sunday at 5 p.m., Ryan Seacrest will host the induction of the 2024 class of Disney Legends. They include Colleen Atwood, Angela Bassett, Martha Blanding, James L. Brooks, James Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miley Cyrus, Steve Ditko, Harrison Ford, Mark Henn, Frank Oz, Kelly Ripa, Joe Rodhe, and John Williams.

As for the Convention Center floor, Disney promises “an immersive show floor full of great experiences and activities” designed and expanded this year in partnership with Walt Disney Imagineering.

There will be pavilions from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney+, Marvel Studios, Disney Experiences, Lucasfilm and a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Walt Disney Archives titled “A Great Big Beautiful Car Show.”

And if that is not enough Disney fandom for you, there are additional opportunities to gather with fellow D23 members in the week leading up the to the big event.

They include the first ever D23 Day at Angel Stadium on Sunday, August 4, with attendees getting a Mickey Mouse bobblehead.

On Tuesday, there is D23 Night at the Anaheim Packing District.

On Wednesday, Disney will present an outdoor screening of The Incredibles to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary. The event will take place at Pearson Park Amphitheater in Downtown Anaheim and feature food trucks.

On Thursday, both Disneyland and California Adventure will welcome ticketed D23 fans from rope drop to late night. The day will include “unique offerings for fans, including a custom cavalcade, an energetic dance party, special photo opportunities, and more.”

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