D23 Expo Disney Fan Event to Be Held in Japan in 2018

MINATO-KU, Tokyo–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Walt Disney Company (Japan) announced today that it will stage D23
Expo Japan 2018, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The
Official Disney Fan Club, over three days from February 10 to February
12, 2018, at Tokyo Disney Resort in Maihama.

D23 Expo is held every two years in the U.S. for Disney’s most
passionate fans. The first D23 Expo in Japan was held in 2013 and is
unique to Japan 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 each of the
four Disney brands—Disney, Disney•Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel.
Fans enjoyed experiences, merchandise, collectibles, and endless
surprises created exclusively for the event.

D23 Expo Japan 2018 will once again feature special exhibits and
opportunities for the delight and enjoyment of guests. Further details
will be posted at http://disney.jp/D23
as they become available this summer.

“We heard from a lot of fans about how delighted they were with the D23
Expo Japan 2013 and 2015.D23 Expo Japan 2018 promises to be even more
spectacular,” said Paul Candland, President, Walt Disney Asia
and President, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. “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.”

About Walt Disney Japan

The Walt Disney Company marked its formal move into the Japanese market
by establishing a local subsidiary in 1959. In April 2000, several
Japanese affiliates were integrated to form a new company, The Walt
Disney Company (Japan) Ltd., to oversee all Disney interests in Japan.
Walt Disney Japan runs a diversified business building on synergies
created by the following segments—Studio Motion Pictures, Television,
Consumer Products & Interactive, Media Distribution, Disney Store Japan
and Parks & Resorts.

About D23: The Official Disney Fan Club

The name D23 pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when
Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first
official fan club in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members
a greater connection to the magical world of Disney through its
quarterly magazine Disney twenty-three, information-packed
website D23.com, member-exclusive discounts, and special events like the
D23 Expo held in Anaheim, California.

About D23 Expo in the U.S.

D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event has been held in the U.S. four
times to date, drawing Disney fans from around the world to Anaheim,
California. D23 Expo 2017 will take place at the Anaheim Convention
Center the weekend of July 14–16. Highlights include what’s new and
what’s on the horizon from theme parks, television, music, gaming, and
films, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel; the Disney Legends
Ceremony to honor the talented men and women who have made significant
contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new exhibit curated by the
Walt Disney Archives; the D23 Expo Emporium, where Disney fans can buy,
sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, merchandise, and more;
and D23 Expo’s costume contest.

Contacts

The Walt Disney Company (Japan)
Sayo Inomata
Sayo.Inomata@disney.com
or
The
Walt Disney Company
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
Jeffrey
Epstein
Jeffrey.R.Epstein@Disney.com