With each passing expo, D23 keeps getting better and better. I’ve had the privilege of attending a D23 expo, two years ago and for any ultimate Disney fan, this is one expo you cannot afford to miss. The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, and theme parks.
This year’s expo will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo Arena on August 9–11, 2013.
One of the main highlights, if not only highlight, of the expo is the newly announced concert by non-other than two of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and composers, Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken. Together they will present The Disney Songbook.
The concert “Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.” will take place at the D23 Expo 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo Arena on Saturday, August 10.
For the most fanatic of the mouse, this is a huge deal. HUGE! I’ve been in the presence of Mr. Sherman at Disneyland. in fact, I was present when he and his brother, the late Robert Sherman, received their “window” on Main Street, U.S.A.. That event was one of the most profound Disney moment, I’ve had as a Disney blogger. It had Disney magic all over it.
Together Sherman and Menken have won a combined 10 Academy Awards for their work with Disney, and have composed music and songs for more than three dozen Disney feature films, over two dozen Disney Park attractions and half a dozen Disney musicals on Broadway.
Take a look at what we might get to hear music from some of Disney’s most popular movies like:
- Mary Poppins
- The Parent Trap
- The Jungle Book
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks
- Winnie the Pooh
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
- it’s a small world
- The Little Mermaid
- Beauty and the Beast
- Pocahontas and so much more!
Okay, seriously? I got goosebumps from writing that list! If you’ve been to any of the Disney Parks, I am most certain that you have heard their work. Now, we get to experience these songs live and in concert and I CAN”T WAIT. On Saturday, I will make it a point to get in line, as early as I can, to claim my spot. Last year, the lines to get into different sessions were ridiculously long. I wish I was kidding with my exaggeration. At this expo, you will see the throngs of ultimate Disney fans. One question remains:
Will I see you there?
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