(Scroll down for today's annoucements and photographs which will be added throughout the day)
Today is the first official day of the D23 Expo. The AllEars team will be reporting live whenever possible.
Doors open at 8am for D23 members and at 9am for the general public.
The Expo begins with 2 blockbuster events:
10am Bob Iger opens the Expo
11am Disney Legends Ceremony
Other highlights today include (but hardly limited to):The Magic in the Art of Disney Stamps
The World of Vintage Disneyland In Color
ABCs of Disney
Haunted Mansion Sounds and Music
An Afternoon with Imagineering Legends
The All Ears® Reporters will be posting text, audio and photos to Twitter.
AllEars® Team Coverage: http://twitter.com/D23Expo_AllEars
Deb Wills: http://twitter.com/allearsdeb
At the same time, AllEars® team member Jack Marshall will be back home, copying our Twitter photos and combining them with this daily blog. So, you can follow us either here, on Twitter or on Facebook.
And as time allows, our photographs will be posted below. (Remember we are on West Coast Time!)
Today's Photos and announcements:
Cedric: half past 5am and already in a queue.
Cedric: the sun is out. so is Mickey and Pluto. Line is getting huge.
Cedric: The line still grows
Cedric: in line with voucher for d23 pins
Sara: 1st Glimpse!!
Sara: Vicki and Annette setting up!
Registration is open and the people are headed inside the bldg!
Around 400 in line for Bob Iger already
Steve Barrett and Debbie Koma at D23 Expo
Cedric: queueing up to go in the D23 arena. they're going to take our cameras
Margaret Kerry (Tinkerbell) arrive for D23 Expo
Beci: we just got the 5 min warning for doors and the arena queue is filling up!
Beci: a little D23 display eye candy!
Expo photo op
Dmk: mr. Lincoln in parks & resorts area
Dmk: lucky the dino
Jeanine: It's time! Expo, baby! Expo!
Beci: a hidden Steve Barrett with Stitch
Jeanine: Possibly the cutest plush ever. And they're giving out Steamboat Willie keychains!
Dmk: my hero! Wall-E
Sara: Beci and Deb stop NY WDW Radio!
I met Wall-E
Beci: Deb meeting Alison at the Mouse Fan Travel booth
Sara: Don Morin from PNW Meet and Deb Wills
Sara: Steve Barrett of Hidden Mickeys and his lovely wife Vicky
Beci: Deanna Mongello and I had to check out the technology booth.
Beci: Disney is running a food drive. It was fun to watch them stack the cans at set up
Sara: Radio Disney is evil. We are all trying not to do the macarena! Already caved on YMCA on WDW Radio web cam.
Sara: happiness is...
Don: watched imagineer work on programmng the lincoln figure due to premier in december!!
Don: cars land looks to be spectacular, cant wait for 2012!! Ride will have several variations each time you ride...
Sara: Disney Tattoo Hit! Over 2000 Disney tattoos!
Dmk: Cinderella carriage
Sara: Justin Muchoney, former Disney CMO
Jeanine: preview of Princess and the Frog looked really good--live performance by ANR was terrific! Got my phone back
Cedric: redeeming pin vouchers and getting some ears at the dream store.
Sara: Lou Mongello and Imagineer Jason Surrell
Even PUSH came to the D23 Expo
Free AllEars hats by Deb at MouseFanTravel booth at D23 expo
Cedric: line for 2pm vintage disneyland is ridiculous. screening abc's modern fam
DMK: So enjoyed this morning's activities -- seeing Robin Williams and Betty White at the Disney Legends ceremony just
icing on the cake!
Jeanine: watched 20 minutes of Beauty and the Beast in 3D, with Don Hahn, Paige O'Hara, and Glenn Keane.
Cedric: layout for the upcoming mystic manor at hong kong disneyland.
Deb: Big surprise to see Disney Legend Art Linkletter in the audience -- sadly didn't get a photo.
DMK: Was also thrilled to watch 30 mins of Princess & the Frog -- really hooked me, can't wait to see the rest of the movie!
Artist Willardson in Collectors forum D23Expo
Mari and Alexander (from Australia) at D23expo
DMK: Back to the convention -- this afternoon? Donny Osmond, Joseph Fienne, Kelsey Grammer and lots more Disney stuff!
Disney Fairytale Weddings at D23Expo
Sara: Annette in her Volunt-ears
Artist signing by Ron Velasco and Anthony Whitfield
Cody Linley signs autographs
In a long line for 4:30 Imagineering Legends
SO much to see and do! Carsland model at Themeparks area
Sara: Kevin Robinson the winner of our first drawing!
Don: Wonderful World of Vintage Disneyland was excellent!! Tony Baxter & Ed Hobelman did a GREAT job. Many color
footage never seen before
Cedric: both sessions at storyteller's theatre filled up fast.
DMK: as close as i got to Donny Osmond
An afternoon with imagineering legends
The previous post in this blog was Disneyland Pre-D23 Expo - Wednesday.
The next post in this blog is D23 Expo - Day Two - September 11, 2009.