Part 2: D23 - Planning for the Expo!

Well readers, plans have changed since my initial article about D23 - but I’m here to let you know what the planning stages entail for getting to the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Hopefully the information I provide will give you the edge to plan for, and attend, the next D23 Expo in 2017!

Without further ado - How to get to the Expo in 10 easy steps:

Step 1: Join D23!  

  • It’s really simple.  Just follow this link to join D23

Step 2: Save your pennies!

Step 3: Purchase tickets early!

  • You could save anywhere from $10-$50 per person

Step 4: Plan your costumes now!

  • You and your family are invited to cosplay!

Step 5: Prepare yourself!

  • There are long lines, panel discussions, many vendors, pricey foods, and long days!

Step 6: Search for Hotel Rooms early!

  • See hotels HERE.  Do your research for the hotel that has the right amenities for you.

Step 7: Plan your travel early!

  • Are you flying? Search the best airlines from your airport to John Wayne, SNA, airport
    • Why not LAX?  
      • It’s is considerably farther away, and any rental car, shuttle service, will break the bank! Resorts have parking fees too!
    • Driving or taking a train?  Plan your routes, allocate money for gas or tickets early!  And always plan for rush hour traffic in these areas!
    • PLEASE NOTE: The Disneyland Resort does not have a free, direct shuttle service.  Every shuttle service has a price.
      • Super Shuttle is reputable - save for the private service so you are directly dropped off at your hotel!

Step 8: Purchase your specially discounted D23 park tickets!

  • D23 members have access to special event park tickets at a slight discount
    • “Twilight Tickets” are also available at a greatly reduced rate that allow you entrance into each park after 4pm until close!

Step 9:  Budget!

  • Remember those pennies you were saving? You’ll still need to make a budget for while you’re at the Expo for food, D23 exclusive souvenirs, photo ops, autograph ops, incidentals - they will add up!

Step 10: Don’t forget to bring your D23 Membership card!

  • Arrive and have fun!
  • Enjoy it!  It will be amazing!

Your Me and the Mouse travel specialist can help you with all the details.  Feel free to contact me if you have questions!

Amy Sowinski

Travel Specialist