D23 Expo 2015 Recap: Day one

{top via City Chic}
{shoes via Crocs}
{belt via Betsey Johnson}
{glasses via BonLook}
Day one of D23 Expo 2015 was certainly a crazy one! We started bright and early and were in line for the show floor by 6:15am. It was absolutely nuts. Luckily they moved the queue inside this year underneath Hall E. I’m definitely not complaining about waiting indoors. We got into the show floor around 9:30am and hit the dream store so I could get my Harvey’s bag and the cutest phone case ever:
?How could you not love this? Harvey’s bags are my favorite. They’re durable and cute which really helps balance out the price and value.
Then, I got to check out a preview of the new Muppets show coming to ABC this fall and even got a chance to jump in a photo booth with Animal!
We ended up wandering around the show floor for a bit and decided around 11am that it was time to line up for the Animation presentation. After the very long wait this morning (what ended up being a little over 3 hours, little did we know, this would be a short wait compared to most things the rest of the weekend), we figured the interest in the Animation presentation would make lining up 4 hours before the presentation necessary. We were right.? It was pretty busy by the time we got down there. But, we waited and then it was time for the presentation!
{photo via Inside the Magic}
It was a seriously amazing start to the weekend. Not only was there an appearance by Dwayne Johnson (yes, The Rock), but we got to see some footage of a couple upcoming movies like Zootopia and Moana. I can’t imagine a better start for the expo! I am very excited for Zootopia, after all, Ginnifer Goodwin is in it! It’s so funny to see how obsessed with Disney she is; it’s adorable. I don’t know how I feel about Gigantic. I’ve never cared for the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but I’m very interested to see Disney’s twist on it. Another movie they talked about was the Good Dinosaur, which I’m definitely looking forward to seeing in November. It has truly developed since I last heard about it and I really love what it’s turned into. We also saw a scene of Finding Dory and Ellen made an appearance. It was just a great couple of hours.
The presentation was amazing, but ended up going an hour over the expected time, leaving us only a little bit of time to explore the show floor that night. Luckily we still had two days left!
We did, however, get to explore the model of Pandora: The World of Avatar and I can tell you, it’s gonna be an amazing addition to Animal Kingdom.
?We also explored a little bit of the Shanghai Disneyland pavilion and that led me to the conclusion that I will definitely be making a trip to China soon. The new Pirates of the Caribbean ride looks fantastic and who can resist a Tron roller coaster? Certainly not me.
And of course, I had to close out the day by saying hello to Gruff from Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast!
… And that was day one! The expo always feels like a lot of waiting, and not a whole lot of doing, but the quality and caliber of information and experiences you get makes it oh-so worth it!