I covered the event on it's 3rd day. Attending as a media representative for my blog as part of the invitation extended by Disney. And being a Disney Fan myself and being in California at the time of the event, it was an offer hard to resist. I went...just like what most attendees did...with their family!
This was the magic of Disney! And when I say magic, the abundance of free Disney merchandises given away to event-goers was a brilliant concept to draw more people to the expo. For an attendee, Disney geek or not, it was like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow... simply, jackpot!
Shake it Up cast at D23 Expo - Aug. 21, 2011
photo courtesy of D23 MediaNet
a lot of you already know that!
Though I missed the awesome fun of the initial two days of the expo, third day didn't totally disappoint. The main cast of Shake it Up including Bella Thorne, Zendaya, Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, enliven the last day, much to the satisfaction of their screaming and entranced young fans! And for the younger bunch, Phineas and Ferb's Perry-Oke was a great hit! It was a treat for Karaoke enthusiasts like my daughter who had a blast singing along. Then, there's the Platy-bus which made for a great gaming hang-out too.
But not this one! Disney announced and displayed at the expo a new theme park in....Shanghai, China!
According to the representative in that booth, "we recently broke ground a few months ago and is projected to finish and open the park in 5 years". The park looked bigger than Florida. I can't wait to see how it looks like when it's done. One thing is for sure though, Disney is bringing the same magic to that part of the world!
Check the rest of our Expo photos in our Flickr Gallery.
Shake it Up Cast Members Photos
Disney D23 - Three days of Magic
On The Road: Disney on the cheap
Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2011