Disney D23 Expo

CNC report from Los Angeles
Added On August 11, 2013

Children's paradise, adults' resort, Disney always brings people happiness and surprises. This year, 3rd Disney D23 Expo held its grand opening in Anaheim Convention Center on Friday.

Lifestyles takes you there...

This year, more than 40,000 Disney fans from around the world has lined up in the morning to get in the Expo and have an insight of Disney's latest shows.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): DRAKE BELL, Voice actor
"I wanna go tour around. I want to see what's going on here. It's my first D23 here. I'm a huge Disneyland fan and Disney freak, so I' m just excited to get in and kind of see all the animators, see all different booths what they got."

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JENNIFER EARNSTER, Fan
"I haven't seen everything yet, but I'm exciting because this year there is a costume contest that I'm entered in, so I'm excited about that. There wasn't those before, and I'm just kind of checking everything out, see how it compares after days."

D23 expo is originally the official fan club for the Walt Disney Company, which founded in 2009.

The name of D23 refers to D for Disney and 23 for 1923, the year when Walt Disney arrived in Hollywood and the company was founded. Afterwards, the organization transformed to the exposition event. As a biennial event, more than 45,000 Disney fans from 48 states and 21 countries were expected to come on each year.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): TRISHA CARDINAS, Fan
"We are actually overwhelmed, we are like we need more money haha. There is so much Disney merchandise, it's ridiculous. I didn't come prepare with enough right here and there is a lot right here the dream store that will last for life time."

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JENNIFER EARNSTER, Fan
"Tomorrow there is a star trek panel that I'd like to see, and a little than that, just seeing friends and seeing other Disney fans."

Hundreds of Disney cartoon products made their debut at the D23 expo this year. Besides, Disney Channel brought more than 40 stars from their biggest series to meet with their fans.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): VINCENT MARTELLA, Voice actor
"It's awesome, I mean we were really excited to be having  'Phineas and Ferb: Misson Marvel' premiere. I think everyone is gonna love it, you know, it's pretty awesome that we get a chance to have this like first Marvel and Disney crossover like this, and I think fans from both universes are really going to like it."

SOUNDBITE
"Hey! What's up! It's Peter Parker! You are from the neighborhood of Spider-man."

Disney D23 Expo 2013 features more than 230 presentations, panels, concerts, demonstrations, screenings, and sneak peeks. Not only Disney D23 Expo provides a lot of fun for fans, it also provides a good platform for industry professionals to debut and promote their work.

The event will last until this Sunday.