The Sights of D23 Expo 2015 – Day 3

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D23 Expo 2015 has come to an end, and for some people mercifully so. There was a lot of exhausted looking attendees seen around the Anaheim Convention Center today. I used today to take a look at some booths that I missed, and to see some favorites one last time. Here you see “Harold” the original abominable snowman from Disneyland‘s Matterhorn. It’s great to see that he’s doing well in retirement.

DSC06600With the big announcements at the Walt Disney Studios, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts taken care of yesterday, Disney Interactive was given its chance to shine. Kingdom Hearts 3 received huge cheers from the crowd and it’s obvious this game is the game will be a huge hit. Baymax joined series executive producer Shinji Hashimoto to announce that a Big Hero 6 world will be included in the game.

DSC06607It’s no surprise that merchandise was a huge part of D23 Expo. Fans waited over 2 hours to enter one of the many stores located on the show floor. Seen here is the Disney Dream Store where many exclusive items were available for purchase.

DSC06608A popular item was this Star Wars: The Force Awakens shirt, one of the first pieces of merchandise to be sold for the new film.

DSC06609Those with deeper pockets could purchase this Haunted Mansion caretaker figure for $17,000.

DSC06592Many companies that work closely with Disney has a presence on show floor. Target offered attendees a chance to create their own Zoetrope animation.

DSC06594Obviously it’s not very impressive in a still picture but just imagine this is an animation of me doing the “Elsa pose.”

DSC06616Vans was at the Expo selling their Disney-branded shoes and shirts.

DSC06617There was no shortage of great photo ops at D23 Expo. Here’s Sven from Frozen.

DSC06611The Pizza Planet truck.

DSC06613Here’s one Disneyland fans will enjoy, a Skyway bucket.

DSC06612Center Stage is the first thing all attendees see as they enter D23 Expo. Various concerts, magic acts, interviews and more were shown on the stage, including Jedi Training Academy from Disneyland.

DSC06605A big highlight of the day was the live Silly Symphony concert hosted by Leonard Maltin. Each Silly Symphony cartoon was introduced by Walt Disney and then the music and sound effects were played live by an orchestra.

DSC06614Disney Legend, Dave Smith appeared presented “Walt Disney World: The Way We Were.”  Which was a slideshow looking back on the development, construction, and former attractions of Walt Disney World.DSC06618I’ll leave you with one last cosplayer who was dressed as Sallah from Indiana Jones Adventure.

We hope you enjoyed our daily looks at D23 Expo 2015. If you missed anything be sure to take a look at coverage from Day 1, Day 2,  Shanghai Disneyland, and Pandora: The World of Avatar.

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Guy Selga Jr.

Disneyland writer for and co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. Also a Disneyland local and appreciator of Disney theme park history. Twitter and Instagram: @guyselga

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