The Walt Disney Company (Japan) has announced it will hold a D23 Expo Japan in 2018. The special event created by the the Official Disney Fan Club will run February 10-12 at Tokyo Disney Resort in Maihama. Details will be posted to disney.jp/D23 as they become available.
D23 Expo is held every two years in the US (the next one will be held this July 14-16 in Anaheim; d23.com/d23-expo). The first D23 Expo Japan was held in 2013 as a distinct event that was unique to the country while remaining true to the original vision of “The Ultimate Disney Fan Event.” D23 Expo Japan 2015 was themed to “The Power of Story.” Guests were treated to spellbinding stories from Disney’s brands—Disney, Disney-Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Fans enjoyed experiences, merchandise, collectibles, and endless surprises.
“We heard from a lot of fans about how delighted they were with the D23 Expo Japan 2013 and 2015D23 Expo Japan 2018 promises to be even more spectacular,” said Paul Candland, President, Walt Disney Asia and President, The Walt Disney Company (Japan). “2018 marks The Walt Disney Company’s 95th anniversary and the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse’s screen debut. In Japan, it marks Tokyo Disney Resort’s 35th, Disney Channel’s 15th, and the Disney-JCB Card’s 10th. We’re very excited about being able to present this great event once again, and we know our guests will have an incredible experience during the three days we have planned for them.”