First-Ever D23 Expo Japan to Be Held October 12-14, 2013

Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:00am EST

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The Official Disney Fan Club`s Signature Event Makes Its International Debut
TOKYO--(Business Wire)--
The Walt Disney Company Japan (NYSE: DIS) announced today that it will stage the
first-ever D23 Expo Japan, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The
Official Disney Fan Club. D23 Expo Japan, the first Expo to be held outside the
U.S., will feature an array of engaging presentations, hosted by senior Disney
creative executives, showcasing what`s on the horizon from across The Walt
Disney Company, including theme parks, movies, television, music, and
interactive gaming. Fans will enjoy unique experiences; have the opportunity to
purchase one-of-a-kind merchandise and collectibles; meet many of their favorite
Disney characters; and delight in countless other surprises. D23 Expo Japan will
take place October 12-14, 2013, at the Tokyo Disney Resort® in the Maihama area.
Expo ticketing and program information will be announced in March. 

D23 Expo Japan will also feature two special exhibitions celebrating landmark
Disney milestones. First, to pay homage to The Walt Disney Company`s 90th
Anniversary, D23 and the Walt Disney Archives will present Treasures of the Walt
Disney Archives, featuring nine decades of treasures from the Archives` vast
collection. Plus, the Tokyo Disney Resort will celebrate its 30th year with a
special retrospective exhibit. This special exhibition, presented by Oriental
Land, operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, celebrates this milestone year by making
D23 Expo Japan possible. Further details will be posted at
as they become available. 

"We are thrilled to host this extraordinary, three-day event where all the
wonderful worlds of Disney come together," said Paul Candland, president, The
Walt Disney Company Japan. "2013 marks The Walt Disney Company`s 90th
anniversary, Disney Channel`s 10th, Disney Mobile`s fifth, the Disney-JCB Card`s
fifth, Dlife`s first, and Tokyo Disney Resort`s 30th! The D23 Expo Japan allows
us to show Disney`s tremendous appreciation to its fans." 

This event is supported by JCB Co., Ltd, and The Dai-ichi Life Insurance
Company, Limited as official sponsors. 

Disney fans from around the globe flocked to Anaheim, Calif., for the first D23
Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, in September 2009, followed by a second in
August 2011. The next D23 Expo will take place August 9-11, 2013, at the Anaheim
Convention Center and will feature: the 2013 Disney Legends Ceremony; a special
exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives; the Collectors Forum, where Disney fans
can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, and merchandise; an
all-new Fan Art Contest themed to the upcoming 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins,
and a massive show floor full of special opportunities to see what`s on the
horizon for Disney around the world. 

About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a
leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with
five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment,
consumer products, and interactive. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual
revenues of about $42.3 billion in its last fiscal year. 

About D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the remarkable past, present, and
future of Disney, taking its name from 1923, the year Walt Disney founded his
world-famous company. D23 unlocks the magic of Disney with a host of exclusive
benefits, including a quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website
at; a weekly e-mail newsletter; an array of discounts and special
offers; and free gifts throughout the year; as well as exclusive events created
especially for its members.

The Walt Disney Company
Atsuko Omura (Japan)
The Walt Disney Company
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
Lisa Scalzo, 818-560-3117

Copyright Business Wire 2013

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