6 Ways to Live Your Best Disney Cast Life at D23 Expo

Emily Wagner

by , Digital Employee Communications Manager, Disney Parks, Experiences & Products

If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait for the news to come from this month’s D23 Expo, presented by Visa. The fan-favorite event returns this year, and it’s also my very first time attending!

As I’m making my wish list of can’t-miss panels and must-have merchandise, I’m also noting special offerings for cast, crew, Imagineers and employees throughout the weekend. And knowing we have many cast making their way to Anaheim for the event, it’s only fair to share that list! Here’s how to make sure you catch every #DisneyCastLife moment at D23 Expo:

1. Visit the Life at Disney booth

New this year, The Walt Disney Company presents a booth all about those who work here and create the unbelievable stories, characters, experiences and happiness everyone in attendance knows and loves. Whether you’re a current cast member or employee, a former part of the company (or maybe hoping to join in the future!), Booth 621 is the place to visit to learn more about the complete experience of being part of The Walt Disney Company. You’ll get to enjoy everything from fun photo opportunities, visits with our Business Employee Resource Groups (BERGs) and Disney Aspire representatives, to highlights of favorite cast spotlights… and even a few surprises! We hope to see you there!

2. Don’t Miss Panels and Presentations with Josh D’Amaro and the Disney Ambassadors

While the entire weekend is full of incredible panels and presentations with announcements and exclusive looks, these two are at the top of my list. On Sunday morning, join Disney Parks, Experiences & Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro for a look at what’s next for the segment. “A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences & Products” will include announcements and updates of magic happening all around the world. Later that same day, the current Disney Ambassador global team hosts “The Disney Parks Through the Decades: A Disney Ambassador Perspective.”  The panel welcomes Disney Ambassador alumni, who were there when the program began and span the decades since, to share their stories.

Disney cast members meeting up at D23 Expo in 2019
3. Save the Date for the #DisneyCastLife Meetup  

If you’re attending D23 Expo in person, please save the date and join us for the #DisneyCastLife Meetup on Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon Join our Disney Ambassadors and cast from around the world for this very special meetup.

Cast members, head to the Disney Cast Life App or HUB Events to learn more!

4. Tune in from Anywhere with the D23 Expo [Live]

In the past few years, we’ve all become pros at attending events virtually, and D23 Expo is no exception. Thanks to D23 Expo [Live] hosted by Ashley Eckstein, Juju Green, Brett Iwan and more, you’ll have a front-row seat to all the panels and presentations the weekend has in store. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for reminders of how to watch! 

5. Catch the Latest on Social and in the Disney Cast Life App

If you already have the Disney Cast Life App, you’ll see the latest news from D23 Expo delivered directly to you via the inbox (click the bell icon to see them!). And it’s never too late to download the app to make sure you don’t miss Disney Parks, Experiences & Products updates. You can also follow the Disney Ambassadors and Disney Parks on social throughout the event to get a firsthand look at some of the excitement!

6. Join in the #DisneyCastLife Conversation

However you participate in D23 Expo, please connect with us on social! You can share your favorite moments using #DisneyCastLife, #LifeatDisney and #D23Expo all weekend long. We can’t wait to see you real soon!