D23 Expo Friday Schedule ~ August 9th

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The D23 Expo is taking place this weekend in Anaheim CA. Starting tomorrow, die hard Disney Fans from all over will be in attendance to catch breaking news, and take in the sights and sounds of Disney Magic with fellow Mickey lovers. Below is the Friday schedule for the D23 Expo, which runs from August 9th through August 11, 2013.

FRIDAY August 9, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Disney Store Opening Ceremony, featuring special guests Snow White and Prince Charming Disney Store
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Radio Disney Road Crew Disney Center Stage
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Waffle-inator
Dr. Doofenshmirtz has set up his most evil “inator” yet in the Grand Plaza, near the D23 Expo entrance. Disney Channel Pavilion
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Silent Auction Disney Dream Store
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Special guest artists from Stuller Fine Jewelry and Alex & Ani Jewelry, and Precious Moments doll artist Linda Rick Disney Dream Store
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Puppet Activities, Makeovers and Manicures by Sephora, “Find Your Voice” Karaoke, and Disney Junior Photo Opportunities Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Radio Disney Road Crew
Begin the day by rockin’ out with the Radio Disney Road Crew. Disney Channel Pavilion
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Fantasia: Music Evolved On-Stage Demonstration Disney Interactive Pavilion
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Character artists Rich Tuzon, Jeff Shelly, Robert Farrell, and Eric Hutchison, and product designer Jose Zamora Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Disney Performing Arts Presents The House of Rock Disney Center Stage
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Disney Interactive Demonstration of the Disney Animated App Walt Disney Animation Studios
10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Cast of Phineas and Ferb
See Phineas and Ferb creators/executive producers and stars Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh, plus stars Vincent Martella and Alyson Stoner, plus character appearances by Agent P, Phineas, and Ferb. Disney Channel Pavilion
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios
Fans know that animation is the heart and soul of Disney. Get an up-close look at the exciting and innovative projects on the horizon from our animation studios, from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Thanksgiving release Frozen and Pixar Animation Studios’ summer 2014 feature The Good Dinosaur to Disneytoon Studios’ Disney’s Planes and far beyond. Join Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter and our filmmakers and stars for the behind-the-scenes scoop on our upcoming animated features, including exclusive film debuts, can’t-miss announcements, and thrilling live performances.
Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

D23 Arena
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Disney Fairytale Designer Collection special guest artist signing with Jess Fuchs & Gerald Mendez Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Yo-Yo Performances, presented by Duncan Toys Disney Center Stage
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins
Come take a historical look behind the scenes at the origins of the 1964 film as we near its 50th anniversary with Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith. As you prepare to see Saving Mr. Banks later this year, learn the complete story of how Walt Disney first discovered the book, worked on the script with author P.L. Travers, brought in the Sherman Brothers to write a memorable score, selected the unforgettable cast, oversaw the actual filming, and celebrated at a gala Hollywood premiere.
StagePass not available.

Stage 23
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mayhem, Mischief, and Monkeys: The Magic of Mystic Manor
Featuring an innovative ride system, a mysterious music box, and a mischievous monkey named Albert, Mystic Manor is an inventive new attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland that takes guests on a highly immersive adventure filled with surprises, special effects, and theatrical wonders. Imagineers Joe Lanzisero and Mark Schirmer pull back the curtain on this amazing new Disney attraction.
StagePass not available.

Stage 28
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Discover Disney Animated App
Learn about the process behind your favorite animated films with Disney’s new iPad experience. Disney Interactive Pavilion
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Hear a story narrated by the Fairy Godmother Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fantasia: Music Evolved On-Stage Demonstration Disney Interactive Pavilion
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Disney Performing Arts Presents The House of Rock Disney Center Stage
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Disney Interactive Planes videogame demonstration Disneytoon Studios
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wreck-It Ralph presentation with Lighting Supervisor Adolph Lusinsky Walt Disney Animation Studios
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Disney Publishing artist signs Peter Pan lithographs Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Harveys Seatbeltbag Collection founders and designers Dana and Melanie Harvey and artist Noah Talent Round-Up
11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Cast of Marvel Universe
See Marvel Universe stars Adrian Pasdar, Drake Bell,
Fred Tatasciore, Roger Craig Smith, Bumper Robinson and Laura Bailey, plus character appearances by Spider-Man and Iron Man. Disney Channel Pavilion
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learn how to draw Planes characters with Stephane Kardos Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ridley Pearson and the Kingdom Keepers Quest
Disney Publishing Worldwide reintroduces New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson as he embarks on a journey to write the seventh and final book in the Kingdom Keepers series—only this time, his readers are helping him write it through a brand new app—Kingdom Keepers Insider! Join the author as he reveals how deception and betrayal rock the Kingdom Keepers’ world as the merciless group of Disney villains stage an unexpected comeback. In addition, Ridley will unveil two all-new Kingdom Keepers Quests that will be published inside Birnbaum’s Official Walt Disney World Guide 2014 in September. Stage 28
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Direct from Downtown Disney: Bluesman Brother Yusef Disney Center Stage
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Signing with Legendary Disney animation story artist, producer, and director Burny Mattinson Walt Disney Animation Studios
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Disney Legend and voice of Beauty and the Beast‘s Belle Paige O’Hara and artist Jim Shore Disney Dream Store
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Planes research presentation with writer Jeff Howard Disneytoon Studios
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Undiscovered Disneyland
Proving you can absolutely never get too much of a good thing, creative advisor to Walt Disney Imagineering and soon-to-be Disney Legend Tony Baxter returns to the D23 Expo, along with Imagineer Josh Shipley, with still more treasures from hundreds of hours of never-before-seen color footage of Disneyland shot in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. Stage 23
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Digital artists Anthony Mai and Brad Andrews,
and character artists John T. Quinn III, George McClements, Dorota Kotarba-Mendez Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Discover Disney Animated App
Learn about the process behind your favorite animated films with Disney’s new iPad experience. Disney Interactive Pavilion
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Disney Performing Arts Presents The House of Rock Disney Center Stage
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wreck-It Ralph presentation with Visual Development artist Lorelay Bove Walt Disney Animation Studios
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Introducing Mickey and Minnie Collection
special guest artist signing with Oskar Mendez Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Unannounced Dinseytoon Studios film signing with the director and producer Disneytoon Studios
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cat’s Baton is Gone authors Joe Lanzisero and Scott Hennesy Talent Round-Up
1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Crash & Bernstein
See Crash & Bernstein, stars Cole Jensen, Tim Lagasse, Landry Bender, Aaron R. Landon, plus a Crash appearance. Disney Channel Pavilion
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Kingdom Keepers series author signing with Ridley Pearson Talent Round-Up
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fantasia: Music Evolved On-Stage Demonstration Disney Interactive Pavilion
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Disney Find Your Voice Performance by Nick Pitera Disney Center Stage
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dave Bossert Remembers Roy E. Disney, with special guest Roy P. Disney
Dave Bossert, who has enjoyed a 30-year career at Disney, had a very unique role between 1994 and 2009. During those years, Dave worked primarily on projects that were spearheaded and executive produced by Roy E. Disney. In Disney Publishing’s 45-minute session at D23 Expo, Dave Bossert, along with guest Roy P. Disney, oldest son of Roy E. Disney, will share stories, drawings, and candid photos found in his new book, Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life. Drawing a poignant and funny picture of a man revered and idolized by legions of Disney fans, the book is filled with personal memories, stories, and artifacts collected over those special 15 years. A signing will follow this presentation in the Talent Round-Up. Stage 28
1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Artist Larry Dotson, designer Art Lewis, and graphic designer and paper sculptor Dave Avanzino Disney Dream Store
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Dooney & Bourke Ian Ray and Precious Moments sculptor Hiko Maeda Disney Dream Store
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Disney Performing Arts Presents Momentum Performing Arts Troupe Disney Center Stage
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hear a story narrated by the Fairy Godmother Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fairies Animation demonstration with animators Sheryl Sackett and Mike Greenholt Disneytoon Studios
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Big Hero 6 signing with director Don Hall and producer Kristina Reed Walt Disney Animation Studios
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join in Some Disney Dream Party Fun!, Hosted by Cakes.com, Hallmark, and Walmart Disney Center Stage
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Disney Publishing artist signs Peter Pan lithographs Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learn how to draw Mickey and other characters
with John T. Quinn III and Jeff Shelly Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join in some Disney Dream Party fun, hosted by Cakes.com, Hallmark, and Walmart Disney Center Stage
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cast of Gravity Falls
See Gravity Falls star Kristen Schaal, plus creator/executive producer and star Alex Hirsch. Disney Channel Pavilion
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Walt Disney Imagineers Tony Baxter and Josh Shipley Talent Round-Up
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Heroes and Villains à la Mode: The Official D23 Expo Costume Contest, Sponsored by Party City
The à la Mode Costume Contest invites fans to dress their best for fun and the chance to win a very collectible—only five were made!—Edna Mode (The Incredibles) bronze trophy. Stage 23
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life author Dave Bossert and special guest Roy P. Disney Talent Round-Up
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Live Big with Ali Vincent Disney Center Stage
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Start Telling Your Story: Disney’s Story App Demo and Meet-Up Disney Interactive Pavilion
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Paperman presentation with animator Patrick Osborne Walt Disney Animation Studios
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Artists Rodel Gonzalez and Rob Kaz Disney Dream Store
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Disney Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar Presents… Dream It! Do It!
Disney Legend Marty Sklar presents a fascinating half-century journey creating Disney’s magic kingdoms in his new book, Dream It! Do It!, launching exclusively at D23 Expo by Disney Publishing Worldwide. Marty will take guests through a presentation that recounts his epic Disney adventure, including working as Walt’s literary right-hand man for the Disney parks, writing a film expressing Walt’s philosophy for Walt Disney World project and Epcot, and helping to open nine of the 11 Disney parks around the world. A signing will follow this event. Stage 28
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exclusive Screening of Disney’s Planes
Be among the first to see Disney’s Planes on its opening day! An action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure from Disneytoon Studios, Disney’s Planes will take flight in theaters nationwide August 9, but D23 Expo guests are invited aboard for this special 3D presentation featuring an introduction by some very special guests. Dusty Crophopper dreams of competing as a high-flying racer, but he’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps him train to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. D23 Arena
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Disney Performing Arts Presents Momentum Performing Arts Troupe Disney Center Stage
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The 3 Magical Elements of a Disney Dream Party, sponsored by Cakes.com, Walmart, and Hallmark Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith Talent Round-Up
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mickey Mouse in Get a Horse! signing director Lauren MacMullan and producer Dorothy McKim Walt Disney Animation Studios
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Product designer Gabe Maldonado, digital artist Steve Andrews, and character artists Stephane Kardos, Jeff Shelly, and Anthony Whitfield Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Cast of Lab Rats
See Lab Rats stars Tyrel Jackson Williams, Billy Unger, and Spencer Boldman. Disney Channel Pavilion
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. The Biggest Loser Winner Ali Vincent Talent Round-Up
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Yo-Yo Performances, presented by Duncan Toys Disney Center Stage
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fantasia: Music Evolved On-Stage Demonstration Disney Interactive Pavilion
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Artists Michelle St. Laurent and former Walt Disney Imagineer Valerie Edwards Disney Dream Store
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Dream It! Do It! author signing with Disney Legend and former Imagineering creative executive Marty Sklar Talent Round-Up
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pixar’s Small Fry director Angus MacLane signs Buzz Lightyear Small Fry action figures Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Magician Todd Migliacci Disney Center Stage
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mickey Mouse in Get a Horse! animation demonstration with animators Eric Goldberg and Adam Green Walt Disney Animation Studios
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Art and Artistry of Aulani
Walt Disney Imagineers worked hand-in-hand with locals to create Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i, that celebrates Hawaiian culture, history, and traditions and immerses guests in the legends of the islands. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this fabled new Disney resort with Imagineers Joe Rohde and Jeanette Lomboy. Stage 28
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. See the Winners from the Heroes and Villains à la Mode: The Official D23 Expo
Costume Contest, Sponsored by Party City Disney Center Stage
5:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. The Disney Junior opportunity sweepstakes winner is announced Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Planes presentation with art director Ryan Carlson Disneytoon Studios
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Planes Signing with director Klay Hall and producer Traci Balthazor-Flynn Disneytoon Studios
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Learn how to draw your favorite Muppets character with George McClements Disney Consumer Products Pavilion
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Miniatures sculptor artist Robert Olszewski and artists Manny Hernandez, Tim Rogerson, and John Coulter Disney Dream Store
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Unannounced Walt Disney Animation Studios film signing with the director, writer, and producer Walt Disney Animation Studios
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cast of Shake It Up
See Shake It Up stars Roshon Fegan, and Adam Irigoyen. Disney Channel Pavilion
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Pixar: Doing Our Homework
Learn from Pixar filmmakers why research is such an integral part of the filmmaking process. Once a story idea is seeded, Pixar filmmakers set out to become experts, embarking on research trips to immerse themselves in places, people, and experiences that inspire and inform their filmmaking. Whether it be spirited Scots, delectable French cuisine, or deep sea adventures, Pixar always focuses on creating an authentic film that captivates audiences with a new world to explore. Stage 28
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Mobile Phone Voicemail Greetings Recorded by the Voice of Disneyland Bill Rogers Disney Center Stage
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Broadway & Beyond… Celebrating the Stars of Disney on Broadway
Join Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, for a musical journey into Disney’s history on Broadway and beyond. This one-night-only performance features an all-star lineup, including Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast), Merle Dandridge (Tarzan and Aida), Josh Strickland (Tarzan) and Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King), who will sing beloved songs from the award-winning musicals they starred in as well as classic tunes from the Disney on Broadway catalog. Stage 23
Schedules, appearances, and times are subject to change without notice.

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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