D23 Expo Confirms Advance Online Reservations For Shopping, Panels and More!

D23 has just sent out an email with updated information on this year’s Expo. Badges will not start mailing to US Residents until August 5, as we knew the App will not release until closer to the Expo. But the big news is that D23 Expo will be using an “Advance Online Reservations” for select sessions, shopping experiences and autograph times!

  • D23 Expo Badges: Expo badges will begin shipping to guests on August 5. Once you receive your badge, it will be important to activate it online prior to arriving at the Expo. More information will be shared about how to activate your badge in the coming weeks and specific instructions will be included with your badge.
  • Advance Online Reservations: For the first time ever at D23 Expo, we are excited that guests with activated badges will be able to make advance reservations online for shopping times at select Disney retailers using StorePass; guaranteed entry to select sessions, including performances in Hall D23, using StagePass; and reserved times to meet special luminaries and celebrities using our new TalentPass. More information will soon follow about how advance reservations will work, so stay tuned.
  • D23 Expo App: The official D23 Expo App will soon be released on the App Store and Google Play to help you navigate and plan your experience. It will include details and schedules for sessions and shows, an interactive map of the show floor, information on special appearances, tips on where to grab a bite to eat, and more.

** We have a call in to D23 to confirm how the reservation process will work for overseas guests. If Star Wars Celebration is an example to this program, we think we may see the use of ticket confirmation numbers as an option**