D23 Expo is going to be here before we know it! Even before that will be the dates where you can try to secure seats for the panels. This year, D23 Expo is using a lottery system called Random Selection Process, or RSP. It will not be first come, first served this time, you can put your name in at any point between August 15 and August 19.
Here are the details on how it works and what you’ll need to do from D23.
Reservation Random Selection Process for D23 Expo 2022 presented by Visa
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.
Be sure to transfer any additional badges to individuals in your party by 11:59 p.m. 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, you 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.
Please note: 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. You will be able to make one reservation per time slot. If you do not arrive by the time specified prior to your reservation, your spot will be filled by standby guests.
HOW THE RESERVATION RSP WORKS
Unlike past years, the Reservation RSP is not first come first serve. You will have until 12 p.m. PT on Friday, August 19, to make your selections before the entry period closes. You can return to the page as often as you would like to review and modify your reservation selections before the entry period closes.
Reservations will be randomly distributed based on preferences and availability, and starting September 2, reservations will be assigned and then communicated to you via email if you have a confirmed selection(s).
There are four (4) categories in which to make your reservation selections. Each section will allow you to choose up to four (4) items. The more selections you make, the better your chances may be of receiving at least one reservation. For each item you select, you 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
- If you are picking up your badges at will call, you can still participate in the Reservation RSP with your D23 member login associated with your badge.
- Guests under the age of 16 are unable to make reservations but can still participate in reservation as the guest of an adult with an activated D23 Expo badge.
- The most popular offerings will have a lot of interest, so consider signing up for some of the smaller events to increase your odds of getting a confirmed reservation.
- Guests with Hall D23 Preferred Seating will not be able to make Hall D23 selections as your badge guarantees reserved seating for ALL presentations in Hall D23.
- For guests who do not get reservations for their preferences, standby queues will be available for most panels and experiences.
- All reservations are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
- If you do not arrive by the time specified in your reservation confirmation email, your place will be filled by standby Guests.
- If you are assigned a StagePass reservation, please check for the arrival time noted in your confirmation email. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given away to a guest from the standby queue.