The excitement surrounding the Anaheim Convention Center is palpable as I pull into the parking structure across the street at seven thirty in the morning. People of all ages don their favorite Disney swag as they happily make their way to the Convention Center. Walking through the structure I see that I am in the midst of the TRUE Disney fans– Bumper stickers, antennae toppers, even wheel hub covers, are all sporting mouse ears, and I suddenly feel little out of place, wearing a simple non-Disney tee shirt driving my naked, non-Disney-fied Honda Civic. Immediately wishing I had brought along my trusty mouse ears, I bring my caffeinated self over to Will Call to pick up my ticket. Along the way, I see hundreds and hundreds of people waiting in line to get into the Convention Center. The people towards the front of the various lines even have sleeping bags and pillows with them. I find my respective line at about eight, and manage to get into the Expo by about nine thirty.
Want more D23 Expo news? Check out the other articles in Grace’s D23 Expo Mini-Series:
Part One: Arrival, Frozen, and the ‘Animation’ App
Part Two: “The Art of Frozen” Panel
Part Three: “Crash Course on the Force” Panel
Part Four: “Working With Walt” Panel
Part Five: “To Infinity and Beyond” Panel
Part Six: Coming Soon…