This weekend, Disney will hold the bi-annual D23 Expo, its own version of Comic Con, for the third time. The Anaheim Convention Center has been the venue of choice, for good reason, as it can pack in a sizable number of attendees without issue and its close proximity to the Disneyland Resort does not hurt either. Organizers are currently preparing the convention center and its surrounding area for the sudden influx of Disney fans. Take a look at images after the break!
DisneyLifestylers, who has arrived in Anaheim early for the Expo, shared some photos on Instagram. Back this year is the huge banner of Sorcerer Mickey covering the facade of the convention center. The character has been the mascot for the Expo since the show’s launch in 2009.
This year, though, Disney has outfitted a few more characters in the sorcerer’s clothing for the Expo. Chip and Dale, who have been the mascots for the D23 organization, and Goofy join Mickey in welcoming visitors passing through the plaza outside of the convention center. It is a fun addition, especially for fans of the classic characters.
We will be there this weekend bringing you coverage of Pixar announcements at the Expo. Also, you can expect many photos from the show floor, so if you are unable to make it to the show, check back with The Pixar Times throughout the weekend.
D23 Expo 2013 starts on Friday, which is now less than three days away!