The Disney Insider, Disney's online newsletter, has a cover story on D23 this week. The article includes a list of the schedule's highlights:
Bob Iger kicks things off in the arena at 10 a.m. with an overview of current happenings and future plans for the Company worldwide.
For the first time ever, fans can witness the Disney Legends Ceremony. Scheduled for 11 a.m. in the arena.
"The World of Vintage Disneyland – In Color" offers a fascinating look into the fledgling Theme Park's first year. Held in the Storytellers Theater at 2 p.m., Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter and media preservationist Ed Hobelman will treat Guests to rarely-seen Park footage, behind-the-scenes stories, still photos, and more.
Ron Stark's "History and Preservation of Disney Animation Art: The Courvoisier Tradition," on Stage 23 at 2 p.m.
"The Evolution of Mickey," at 3:30 p.m. on Stage 23.
Animation buffs should return to the Stage 23 Theater at 5:30 p.m. for "Disney Rarities," hosted by producer/author Don Hahn and Walt Disney Animation Studios creative director Dave Bossert.
Walt's nephew, Roy Patrick Disney, will be joined by author/Disney biographer Neal Gabler for "Growing Up Disney" on Stage 23 at 12:30 p.m. Roy will show photos, exclusive video, and share childhood memories of playing in Walt's office, roaming the Studio's back lot, and standing on the mound of dirt that magically became Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World Resort.
Stick around Stage 23 for the "Sneak Preview of The Walt Disney Family Museum" at 2:30 p.m. Founding Executive Director Richard Benefield provides the inside scoop on the long-awaited grand opening as well as how the Museum plans to illuminate the genius behind Walt's vision, success, challenges, and entertainment legacy.
Take part in the live auction at 7 p.m. in the arena for a chance to bid on one of the most sought-after prizes, Lot 23. The lucky winner will become an honorary Archives Angel (only bestowed upon a select few), receive a limited-edition Archives Angel pin, and tour the Studio Archives as well as Archives' warehouses around the area. "This is a rare opportunity to see Disney's crown jewels up close and personal. It's an experience no one outside the Company has ever had," Steven explains.
"Collector's Edition Fine Art," a seminar featuring artists from the Disney Fine Art Program. Held on the Performances Stage at 12:30 p.m.
Ever wonder what that Disney collectible is worth? Catch "Disneyana Detective with Tom Tumbush," on Stage 23 at 3 p.m. to have one item (made before the year 2000) appraised.
Disney music aficionados will love "From Annette to Miley," a multimedia celebration of popular Disney songs and recording stars from the Studio's early beginnings right up to the present. On Stage 23 at 3:30.