More than 23,000 Disney fans from all across Japan gathered for three days of dazzling presentations, special screenings, eye-popping exhibits, and concerts. The first D23 Expo Japan, held at the Tokyo Disney Resort, took place October 12–14 during the “Sports Day” weekend holiday, and highlighted the incredible enthusiasm of Disney fans on a global scale.
And there was much more to the Expo, including two breathtaking exhibits. D23 presented Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives inside Hotel MiraCosta. “We brought more than 70 pieces from our collection,” explained Becky Cline, director of the Archives. “We spoke to our partners in Japan to make sure we focused on things the audiences here would be particularly interested in.” Much to the delight of fans, included in the exhibit were original dolls from The Aristocats featured in the windows of Disneyland’s Emporium for the film’s opening in 1970.
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