announced that tickets for next year's Expo will go on sale August 9th, 2012, exactly one year before the Expo's opening day.
The prices have gone up somewhat from the 2011 Expo; an advance three-day pass for a D23 member was $85 for the 2011 Expo and will cost $115 for next year's event. That still strikes me as an excellent value for three days.
I'm glad to note that Disney appears to have plans in place to help address the problems I described in 2011, with too few events and not enough seating, as well as not enough to experience on the show floor.
Per the D23 site, there will be an overflow theater for the D23 Arena providing live streaming for an additional 2000 guests; Stage 23 will double its seating capacity from 1000 to 2000; and the show floor will be expanded.
Even with last year's issues, we had a wonderful time and were able to attend many interesting panels, so I'm excited about attending next year and highly recommend the experience for Disney fans.
Meanwhile, in just a couple of weeks I'll be attending Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animation, which is due to include appearances by Marge Champion (the live-action model for Snow White), Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Alice and Wendy), Dickie Jones (the voice of Pinnochio) and Chris Sanders (the voice of Stitch), as well as concerts by Dick Van Dyke and Alan Menken...and much, much more.
I'm looking forward to sharing more about Destination D here after it takes place August 11th and 12th.!