I decided to make a video out of all my footage from this year’s D23 Expo. I was nervous because it was my first time making a voice-over video and I was unsure how to sort all of my clips from the weekend in one place. Little did I know that the video would turn out to be 14 minute tribute to why I love the Disney community.
Disney’s D23 Expo is about coming together as a community to celebrate the literal magic of a fandom we love. The energy in each panel and every performance is magnetic and unparalleled. For a Disney fan, it feels like coming home.
I cried several times during D23 Expo weekend — tears of joy, tears of pride for my friends releasing or announcing Disney projects they’d been working on, and mostly tears of gratitude that I was able to be present in the middle of such a momentous event. I cried when Dick Van Dyke came on stage to an astounding standing ovation, I cried when Lilias White (the original Calliope from Hercules) sang Speechless during the Music of Aladdin panel, and I cried several times just making this video. So please enjoy this video collection of moments that made me emotional during the ultimate Disney fan event. Can’t wait for D23 Expo 2021!