The D23 Disney Expo has just announced that they will not be having their event in 2021 but have instead moved it to September 9-11, 2022.
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) September 28, 2020
Here’s what they said:
“We are excited to announce that the next D23 Expo will be held September 9-11, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
D23 Expo 2022 will be a celebration unlike any other, as we give fans a first look at the incredible plans for the 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Company.”
This makes sense for a few reasons:
- First we don’t know how long it’s going to take to bring the travel industry back. Some analysts predict it won’t have a recovery until 2022 or 2023.
- Secondly, this gives Disney a chance to see where they are at with projects and finances before they decide what they can financially move forward with for the 100th Anniversary.
- Thirdly, Walt Disney World has a big 50th Anniversary celebration next year, so this pushes it back to give the 100th more attention.
- Finally, people need time to recover financially. They need time to re-build and have the money to go and this gives them that time.
But what about ‘Star Wars Celebration’?
However, a lot of people have been commenting that now the event will be too close to ‘Star Wars Celebration’ and it makes it hard for people, who don’t live in the area, to do both. The ‘Star Wars’ event was cancelled for this year and has been pushed back until August 18-21, 2022. It’s too far apart for people to stay for both, and too close together for a lot of people to do both.
If they had kept the ‘Star Wars’ event every other year it would have worked out, but for 2019 and 2020 they tried to do them back to back.
The good news is it gives people more time to recover financially so they can attend one or both events. I think each event might take a bit of a hit with the other event right on top of it, but they will both be busy.
What do you think? Comment and let us know!
Source: D23 Twitter