We’re just about two months away from this year’s Disney D23 Expo and the news and updates are starting to roll in, with two major announcements being made this evening on the Expo’s ‘Things to Know‘ page.
D23 Expo has already taken a page from the San Diego Comic-Con handbook by creating the 7,000 seat ‘Hall D23′ this year and now they’ve announced plans to allow attendees to start queuing for the events hall the previous night to ensure guests’ safety. Beginning at 10:00 pm, guests can start lining up for Hall D23 on Thursday and Friday evenings for Friday and Saturday events respectively, in Hall E. These lines will be for the show floor as well as access to Hall D23 events — guests who arrive after 7 am on the day-of for the show floor are asked to enter directly through the front doors. A concession stand in Hall E will be available for guests who queue the evening before. Guests are asked to not bring anything that cannot easily be put away into a backpack or smaller-size bag since there is not a place to store/check items until the floor opens. There is a no re-entry policy for those who exit the overnight queues and there is no reserving space for anyone, so all members of the party should enter the queues together.
Also new this year is the StorePass, a FASTPASS-like system for the D23 Expo Dream Store, the Disney Store and Mickey’s of Glendale. A limited number of day-of tickets will be available beginning at 10:00 am for half-hour timeslots between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm.