D23 Announces Disney Parks Themed Expo Arena, Stage 28 and Walt Disney Archives Stage Expo Panels

D23 has announced more D23 Expo panels! The eight panels focus on the Disney Parks in some way be it history, music, attraction anniversaries, design and more. The 2019 D23 Expo is shaping up to have some amazing panels!
Below is the list of just announced panels. We have also added them to the articles we have created for each stage/location to make it easier for you to plan your D23 Expo experience! Here is the list of just announced panels:

Friday, August 23, 12:30 p.m., D23 Expo Arena
The Music and Sounds of Star Wars: Galaxy’s EdgeSound design is an instrumental layer of storytelling found throughout every Disney park, resort, and cruise ship. Join Imagineering Music Studio lead Matt Walker in discussing the creative process behind the original music and sound design heard throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Join Imagineers and collaborators who will share how they developed all-new iconic soundscapes while taking inspiration from the rich legacy of Star Wars music and sound design, from the land’s epic John Williams-composed musical score to the sounds of low-flying starships.

Saturday, August 24, 12:30 p.m., D23 Expo Arena
Haunted Mansion: Celebrating 50 Years—Celebrate Disney’s famed home of 999 happy haunts. The attraction’s rich history has generated global fandom from both the living and the unliving. Our ghost host has assembled a procession of bodies you will be dying to meet!

Saturday, August 24, 3:30 p.m., Stage 28
Immersive Worlds: Bringing Stories to Life in Disney Parks—Disney Imagineers continue Walt Disney’s legacy in creating themed environments where beloved stories and characters come to life. Join Imagineers Joe Rohde and Scott Trowbridge to learn about the creative process for dreaming up and developing new Disney experiences as we invite guests to enter authentic worlds previously seen only in a film, a book, or one’s imagination.

Saturday, August 24, 6 p.m., Walt Disney Archives Stage
Travels with Marty: A Conversation with the Sklars and ImagineersCelebrate the legacy of Disney Legend Marty Sklar as his colleagues, mentees, and family recount the journey of publishing his last book and discuss his lasting impact on The Walt Disney Company.

Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m., Stage 28
Behind the Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces BetweenCelebrate the imagination, passion, and attention to detail in creating Disney costumes. Go behind the scenes with the team that crafted the dazzling new Walt Disney Archives exhibit on the D23 Expo show floor and its accompanying coffee table book.

Sunday, August 25, 2 p.m., Stage 28
Inspiring Women Behind Star Wars: Galaxy’s EdgeMeet some of the talented women from across Disney Parks, Experiences and Products responsible for bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life. Hear stories about their roles and experiences in developing everything from the original backstories of the land and its inhabitants, to the themed merchandise, galactic fare, and the interactive elements found throughout Black Spire Outpost.

Sunday, August 25, 4 p.m., Walt Disney Archives Stage
Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career with Kevin Rafferty—Join veteran Imagineer Kevin Rafferty as he reminisces about a career spanning 40-plus years, from a dishwasher at Disneyland to builder of immersive worlds. Kevin explains his path to Imagineering and talks about his new book.

Sunday, August 25, 6 p.m., Stage 28
Marc Davis in His Own Words – Imagineering the Disney Theme Park—Authors Pete Docter and Christopher Merritt reveal their magnificent two-volume tribute to the artwork and career of Disney Legend Marc Davis. Featuring artwork from Marc for the creation of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, the presentation will also highlight the 50th anniversary of the storied attraction.

For more information and each stages’ confirmed schedule visit our website!

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