Friday, August 7, 2015

Preparing for D23 Expo 2015

It's that time again, the event that happens every 2 years, the D23 Expo! I went to the last one and my biggest regret was not having a phone with a longer battery life. I've made a list of some expo essentials I plan to bring for this year's expo.

Video on what I think you should bring:

List of what was mentioned in the video:
-Sensible sized bag - for carrying everything. Don't want to have it too big because you'll have to carry it with you all day, but still big enough for the things you are bringing. I might go with a small backpack that way I will have my hands free throughout the day.
-Portable charger - in case of low phone battery or just as a backup
-Camera - if you like something nicer to take pictures with than your cellphone
-Water and snacks - to keep yourself energized and hydrated throughout the day when waiting in lines. (Convention food is pricey)
-Schedule - D23 will have a pdf online with all the shows and panels. Link will be at the bottom of this post when it is up. Also there is an information booklet that is basically a free souvenir you can get when you enter the expo. Don't forget to pick one up!
-Swag bags included! - Giant reusable shopping bags for all your goodies you will get from the expo. I still use mine weekly!
-Sanitizer, tissue, handkerchief - for mess reasons. I always have these
-Money, discount, ID - you need money to buy goodies, and your Disney Annual Pass/D23 Membership/Disney Visa for discounts, and your ID to authenticate that it is your discount.
-D23 Expo 2015 app - Newly updated for 2015, links are at the bottom. Has all the information in your phone!
-Ticket - DON'T FORGET THIS AT HOME! Yes, the ticket is a bulky shape, but the lanyard will be provided at the door. They hand you one as you enter.
-Costume - This is one of the few Disney event allows costumes but make sure to read the rules, they are posted on the D23 Expo site and are the same as the costume rules for the Disney parks.
-Walking shoes - There will be a lot of walking around from panel to panel and standing in lines. Make sure your feet are happy!
-Blankets - If you plan to wait at midnight for the next morning, keep yourself bundled up! Just have someone in your party return it to your room or stick it in your bag before the doors open.

Have Fun!

Playlist of last expo's videos:

Expo website:

This year's expo schedule:

Link to Google doc of schedule (I created it myself):
Schedule without signings, meet and greets, and performances:

D23 Expo 2015 app: