Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ to Be Touted in ‘Bundle Pavilion’ at D23

Streaming services Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ will be touted at the D23 Expo 2022 in early September.

At the event, presented by Visa, attendees will be able to enjoy immersive experiences, talent appearances, and photo opportunities at the Disney Bundle Pavilion along with live demos of the latest features on Disney+ and special perks for Disney+ subscribers across the show floor, according to the studio.

This year, the global celebration of Disney+ Day returns Sept. 8, leading into the D23 Expo Sept. 9 to 11. Attendees will be treated to news, first looks, and talent appearances from upcoming Disney+ Originals as part of the Hall D23 showcases including the Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Disney Live Action presentation on Sept. 9, and the Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios and Disney Branded Television presentations on Sept. 10. Throughout the weekend, Disney+ subscribers attending D23 Expo will be able to unlock special giveaways or promotions at Offer Spots on the show floor when they present their Disney+ subscriber pass, which can be picked up at D23 Expo starting on Sept. 8.

In honor of the new home of “Dancing With the Stars,” Disney+ will ​​invite guests to step into the ballroom for a special celebration on the Backlot Stage on Sept. 11. Co-hosts Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro will be joined by a panel of executive producers and judges to share their memories from the show and reveal new details about season 31, premiering Sept. 19 on Disney+.

On the show floor, the Disney Bundle Pavilion will showcase the collection of entertainment and sports content offered across Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ with special programming and experiences. Disney+ will exhibit two installations. A lenticular installation offers guests an opportunity to look for their reflection among the moving images, while a Disney+ holographic display will offer beamed-in appearances by characters.

Hulu will invite guests to “Check in to Their Obsessions” as they walk through the Hulu green vessel. They will be able to join the Belchers for a “Bob’s Burgers” family photo opportunity, as well as put themselves in the hot seat of a confessional from their favorite reality TV shows, as they navigate a variety of immersive experiences.

ESPN+ will offer fans a close-up look at some of the most iconic memorabilia in sports, including the College Football Playoff trophy, the UFC Championship belt, an El Clásico game ball, and more. Fans will also be able to snap a photo sitting behind a sports news desk. 

The Disney Bundle Pavilion stage will host three days of panels, trivia, activities, screenings, and more, highlighting the offerings from Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.

The tentative schedule includes:

Friday, Sept. 9
11:35 a.m. — “Pixar’s Onward Story Presentation” by story supervisor Kelsey Mann
12 p.m. — “To the Edge of the Unknown” from National Geographic with Jimmy Chin and Alex Honnold
12:35 p.m. —” Sketch With an Animator” with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Eric Goldberg
1:55 p.m. — “The History of Cars: Road Trip from the Original Film to New Series ‘Cars on the Road'” with creative director Jay Ward
3:50 p.m. — “Across the Bundle Spotlights: Hispanic Voices Panel”
6:25 p.m. — Hulu dance party

Saturday, Sept. 10
12:10 p.m. — “A Conversation with Frozen Filmmakers” with Academy Award winners Chris Buck (director) and Peter Del Vecho (producer)
1:10 p.m. — “Sketch with an Animator” with Lindsay Carrozza of “Solar Opposites”
3:50 p.m. — “Across the Bundle Spotlights: Made by Her Panel”
4:50 p.m. — “Meet the Muppets: The Muppets Mayhem Conversation” hosted by Tahj Mowry
6:25 p.m. – Hulu dance party

Sunday, Sept. 11
10 a.m. — “A Conversation with Encanto Filmmakers” with Academy Award winners Jared Bush (director/writer), Clark Spencer (producer), and Yvett Merino (producer)
3:50 p.m. — “Across the Bundle Spotlights: Black History Always Panel”
6:25 p.m. — Hulu dance party

Continuing the Disney+ Day celebration, fans will be treated to first looks at some of the new movies, series, specials, and shorts coming to Disney+ in 2023 and beyond during the following panels:

Friday, Sept. 9
10:45 a.m. — “The Simpsons” (Premiere Stage)
3:30 p.m. — “Studio Showcase, Day 1: Celebrate the Magic of Disney and Pixar” (Hall D23)
5:45 p.m. — National Geographic and Disney+ special screening: “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” (Hyperion Stage)

Saturday, Sept. 10
10 a.m. — “Studio Showcase, Day 2: Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios” (Hall D23)
3:30 p.m. — “Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza!” (Hall D23)
5:45 p.m. — National Geographic and Disney+ special screening: “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth” (Hyperion Stage)
6 p.m. — “The Santa Clauses: Conversation with Cast and Creators” (Premiere Stage)
6 p.m. – sneak peek at Zootopia+ from Walt Disney Animation Studios (Backlot Stage)

Sunday, Sept. 11
10 a.m. — Disney original documentary’s sneak peek of Mickey: The Story of a Mouse (Backlot Stage)
10:30 a.m. — the cast and creators of the Disney+ Series “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” (Premiere Stage)
6 p.m. — “Dancing With the Stars” 31st season celebration (Backlot Stage)

The Disney+ Innovation Lounge Presented by Imax Enhanced will feature innovations from across partners and products in a dedicated space to learn and explore the future of the streaming service. In the lounge, Disney+ subscribers and D23 Gold Members will receive a Disney+ collectible card pack featuring custom illustrations.

D23 Expo is sold out, according to the studio.  Select presentations will be streamed for guests at D23 Expo Live! For more information, visit D23Expo.com.

D23 Members Offered Free Year of Disney+

Members of official Disney fan club D23 can get a free year of Disney+ through an exclusive promotion that runs until Sept. 2.

D23 members who order a three-year Disney+ subscription will receive the third year for free, a savings of 33% or $23 per year. The subscription rate for the pending streaming service is $69.99 annually or $6.99 monthly. The deal brings the three-year rate from $209.97 to $140.97, which must be paid up front. The D23 deal makes the effective monthly rate $3.92 for the three years.

The offer is extended to all three levels of D23 membership: general, gold and gold family. General membership in D23 is free; gold membership is $99.99 per year and gold family is $129.99 per year.

Fans can sign up for D23 memberships at D23.com. The free membership includes an e-newsletter subscription and website access, including a limited array of discount offers, including the Disney+ subscription. Paid memberships include a pin set, more discount offers and greater access to D23 events.

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The Disney+ deal can be redeemed through a redemption link available on a D23 member’s account info page, or through a redemption offer email. It may take several hours for the link or email to appear for new D23 members, depending on how busy the site is.

Disney+ will launch Nov. 12.