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Reserving a spot at the D23 Expo panels is now different this year

Reserving a spot at the D23 Expo panels is now different this year

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We are exactly a month out until the fan favorite Disney D23 expo in Anaheim occurs.  Reserving a spot for the highly-anticipated panels and meet and greets will look quite different this time around.  Read on to learn more about the new process.

D23’s Reservation Random Selection Process

Credit: D23

For previous events, tickets to attend the various panels, entertainment opportunities, and more were first come first serve basis while waiting in an online queue. However, for the 2022 D23 Expo, reservations will be obtained through a Random Selection Process.

The Reservation Random Selection Process (“Reservation RSP”) entry period for all D23 Expo 2022 event days will open on Monday, August 15, at 12 p.m. PT, and conclude Friday, August 19, at 12 p.m. PT.

Guests will have until 12 p.m. PT on Friday, August 19 to make their selections before the entry period closes.  Guests can return to the page as often as they would like to review and modify their reservation selections before the entry period closes.

Credit: D23 website

Reservations will randomly be distributed based on preferences and availability.  Beginning September 2, 2022, reservations will be assigned and then communicated to guests via email if they have a confirmed selection(s).

A valid, activated D23 Expo adult badge is required to check in for a reservation.  Children under the age of 16 are unable to make reservations but can accompany an adult as their designated guest.  Guests will be able to make one reservation per time slot. If the guest does not arrive by the time specified prior to their reservation, their spot will be filled by standby guests.

Four Categories to Make Reservation Selections

Credit: screenshot of D23 Expo

There are four (4) categories in which guests can reserve selections. Each section will allow guests to choose up to four (4) items. The more selections made, the better the chances may be of receiving at least one reservation.  For each item selected, the guests can choose to bring up to one (1) guest.

  • StagePass – Hall D23: Provides reservations to the confirmed sessions at Hall D23 (Note: Hall D23 Preferred Seating ticket holders will not be able to make selections for Hall D23.)
  • StagePass: Provides reservations to the confirmed sessions at Premiere Stage, Backlot Stage, Walt Disney Archives Stage, and Hyperion Stage
  • TalentPass: Provides reservations for the confirmed talent photos and signings at Talent Central
  • Show Floor Experiences: Provides reservations for the confirmed talent signings, demonstrations, presentations, and giveaways happening in booths around the Show Floor
Credit: D23

For guests who do not get reservations for their preferences, standby queues will be available for most panels and experiences. 

Lastly, it is of importance to transfer any additional badges to individuals in the guest’s party by 11:59 pm PT on Sunday, August 14. After this time, badges will no longer be transferable.

An individual can only submit one reservation entry per badge type. Example: if you purchased two Friday badges, the guest can only request a reservation for one badge and the other must be transferred to another person for them to request a reservation. Badge transfers will not be allowed after the reservation process has begun.

Will you be making your Reservation Random Selection Process on Monday, the 15th? Let us know in the comments on Facebook and in our Facebook group.

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