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[D23 Expo] Disney Streaming Services Get Showcase, Previews

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A Hall D23 showcase will feature the first public preview of Disney+ app and sneak peek of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, while ESPN+ and Hulu will have their own pavilions on the show floor. Live demos, never-before-seen content, and special experiences are scheduled throughout the weekend.

Disney+ launches on November 12, but D23 Expo guests will be the first to test and experience the app. Fans also get to check out an interactive ESPN+ exhibit, and a costume/show prop exhibit from Hulu.

The Disney+ Pavilion specifically will offer guest demos of the app, across multiple devices, showcasing the huge entertainment collection from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Most excitingly, guests will have the opportunity to subscribe to Disney+ with a special exclusive offer.


Friday, August 23, 3:30PM – Hall D23
Disney+ First Look Showcase

Hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown (Lady & the Tramp, Elena of Avalor), this star-studded presentation will be packed with sneak peeks, surprise guests, performances, and new reveals. Not only will High School Musical: The Musical: The Series get a first look, but also Lady and the Tramp, The Mandalorian, and even more.

Friday, August 23, 5:30PM – D23 Arena
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Sneak Peek Screening & Panel

Expo guests are invited to an advanced screening of the first episode and the panel with the new talented cast.

ESPN+ Pavilion:

Two interactive exhibits are dedicated to new programs debuting on ESPN+ this summer.

Peyton’s Places

A 30-episode documentary hosted by Peyton Manning himself, the series is a tour through 100 years of football. Manning crisscrossed the country for almost a year, visiting and highlighting memorable events, teams, players, and trends.


This series devoted to sneaker culture talks with star athletes, artists, enthusiasts, and brands. Each episode will follow a unique narrative, using “mixtape-style” segments to dive deep into every aspect. Bobbito García, award-winning filmmaker and acclaimed author, directs and the full series premieres this fall.

Hulu Pavilion

More than 20 iconic costumes will be featured in the main display, primarily from several popular Hulu shows. Also, fans will get a close look at show props from upcoming Hulu Originals, including Little Fires Everywhere, and other select shows, like The Good Doctor, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Goldbergs.

Disney+ Pavilion Stage

schedule subject to change

Friday, August 23
10AM – ESPN+ Presents Peyton’s Places Special Screening and NFL 100th Anniversary Trivia

12PM – Walt Disney Animation Studios Panel with Eric Goldberg and Mark Henn

12:30PM – The World According to Jeff Goldblum Q&A with Jeff Goldblum

1:15PM – Phineas and Ferb Conversation with Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh

Saturday, August 24
10AM – ESPN+ Presents SneakerCenter Panel moderated by show director Bobbito Garcia

11AM – ESPN+ Presents SneakerCenter Demonstration by Mr. Cartoon

12PM – Stargirl Performance and Panel

1PM – The Simpsons Trivia with Yeardley Smith

1:15PM – Marvel’s Hero Project Panel with Sana Amanat, Sarah Amos and Stephen Wacker

2:30PM – Forky Asks a Question and Lamp Life Creative Panel with Val LaPointe, Bob Peterson, Mark Nielsen, and Marc Sondheimer

3PM – Secret Society of Second Born Royals Q&A with Peyton Elizabeth Lee and Skylar Astin

Sunday, August 25
10:45AM – Prop Culture Movie Prop Showcase and Q&A with Dan Lanigan, Jason Henry, Tony Swatton, and Fon Davis

11:15AM – Be Our Chef Games with Angela Kinsey

12PM – Monsters At Work Behind-the-Scenes Presentation with Bobs Gannaway and Ferrell Barron

12:45PM – The Imagineering Story Conversation with Leslie Iwerks and Bob Weis

1:15PM – Short Circuit Creative Panel

3:30PM – Pixar’s SparkShorts Screening

5PM – ESPN+ Hosted DJ Wrap

Are you excited to hear more about Disney+ from D23 Expo?

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About Kajsa Rain Forden

Kajsa is a writer from foggy San Francisco, living in sunny LA. She spends most of her time writing, binge-watching animated movies, and working in web design. With a soft spot for stop-motion, her favorite films are Coraline, Castle In The Sky, and The Thief and the Cobbler (Recobbled). You can find her on Twitter, or Pinterest, and most other social media @TheKajsaRain, or at Disneyland.