This past weekend was the bi-annual D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. This was the third D23 Expo and I’ve been to all three (see my recap of D23 Expo 2011 here), and I have to say I think this one was the best so far. There were still a lot of kinks, mostly clueless Expo workers who sent me on a wild goose chase at one point, and very long, disorganized lines to get in. I’m not sure what the problem was, but the lines to just get in the Expo were insane, and I don’t remember that issue from the past two Expos. The first panel I attended on Saturday morning was very poorly attended and I wanted to shout to the panelists “It’s not you; there are hundreds of people lined up outside wanting to come in!”
Things were a bit more organized inside. The inside queues that I experienced were well planned out and moved along rather quickly. One thing that was SORELY missing was any type of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons representation. In my experience, a lot of Disney fans still don’t realize you can get married at Disney Resorts, so a booth about this at the Expo would be well received, in my *cough* unbiased opinion.
While it’s tough to narrow down two fun filled days into a single blog post, here are some of my personal highlights from the D23 Expo 2013, in pictures. More detailed posts to come, once I’m revived from my death bed*.
*death bed = head cold
This Tinkerbell pop art
Free Sephora makeovers using the Ariel Collection
These Blank and Bow Vinylmations
Hallmark’s Disney Itty Bitties Collection
These Cinderella keepsakes from Hallmark
This very enthusiastic Hallmark employee who wanted me to take his picture
This mod “D” panel outside Mickey’s of Glendale pop-up shop
This Mulan art
These limited edition Mickey and Minnie Huffy bikes
These princess paint chips
Mary Poppin’s carpet bag
And this Mary Poppins pointillism
This tiny Boba Fett with a carbonite Mickey
This Disney Cruise ship made of balloons
These cute Minnie fashion accessories (Need. Those. Shoes.)
More pretty Tinkerbell art
These sparkly Precious Moments Mulan dolls (yes, I bought one)
These Harrods couture princess-inspired gowns
These original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs statutes (did you know the ones in the Disneyland Snow White Grotto were replicas? I didn’t).
And the best part of the Expo … meeting up with friends!