Recently I attended my first D23 Expo. I was expecting large crowds, mass confusion & missed opportunities of attending the programs that I really wanted to see. What I found, was an incredible array of Disney experiences that I thoroughly enjoyed! There were three presentations that I wanted to see: Broadway & Beyond...Celebrating the Stars of Disney on Broadway; The Art & Artistry of Aulani; and ABC's Once Upon A Time, Behind the Fairytale. I had mentally prepared myself so that if I didn't get to see the ones that I really wanted to see, there would surely by some presentations that I could get into, and enjoy. I counted myself incredibly lucky to be able to attend my three "Must-do's" and also was able to attend Dave Smith's Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins".Dave Smith gave an entertaining & historical behind the scene account of how Walt Disney brought everything together to get the film made. It really got me excited to see this year's Christmas release of "Saving Mr. Banks". Imagineers Joe Rohde & Jeanette Lomboy gave a fascinating account of how the Walt Disney Imagineers, along with a team of Hawaiian locals created Disney's newest resort, Aulani near Honolulu, Hawaii. Jeffrey Epstein narrated a panel with Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, the creators and executive producers of ABC's "Once Upon A Time". We were treated with a 20 minute clip of their newest show, "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland" and were also teased with upcoming moments of one of my favorite shows, "Once Upon A Time".
Ken with the Abe Lincoln head.......
Props from the Once Upon a Time TV series
Costume of Winifred Banks from Mary Poppins
Ken and Captain America!
Thanks to Ken for sharing this great experience with the blog!! We really appreciate his efforts, and so glad he enjoyed his experience!