Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!
D23 – Disney’s first official fan expo. It was absolutely incredible to be there! I’ll get to my first trip to DL later in the week but for now I’m going to focus on the Expo itself.
The energy was palpable even on Wednesday when set up began. The Anaheim Convention Center and all the roads surrounding it were covered in D23 banners. By Thursday morning at 5:00 am, a queue had begun forming – three hours prior to the doors opening! Our first big thrill was when Disney CEO, Bob Iger, walked right by our booth apparently checking out the Expo for himself. Surrounded by security and other Disney execs he didn’t stop but smiled in passing. Day 2 brought the Disney Cruise Line announcements and a surprise appearance in the Arena by Johnny Depp in full Jack Sparrow regalia. The place went NUTS! (Sadly, I did not see him but frankly just being in the same building was a thrill.)
Tomorrow: My own John celebrity moment and more!
Be well and make magic wherever you go!