Whew! Day 1 of the 2015 D23 Expo has come and gone, and I’m exhausted. Today’s main events were the Disney Legends ceremony (which I did not attend, but which featured a surprise appearance by Johnny Depp), and the Disney Animation presentation (which I did attend and was amazing). My day started when I joined the queue for the show floor at 5:15 or so, after getting my guidebook, schedule, and badge holder, and after walking by the Buzz Lightyear balloon from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. D23 allowed people to camp out overnight for the first time this year, and I was probably 600th in line to get on the show floor, though there were relatively few people in line for the Disney Legends ceremony (which supposedly wasn’t full when it started).
Walter: But Kermit, you have to try! The Muppets are amazing! You give people the greatest gift that can ever be given!
Kermit the Frog: Children?
Walter: No, the other gift.
Kermit the Frog: Ice cream?
Walter: No, no, after that…
Kermit the Frog: Laughter?
Walter: Yes! The third greatest gift ever!
Rowlf: How come you didn’t use me in the montage? I thought my story was pretty interesting.
[cut to Rowlf snoring in a hammock on his porch surrounded by other Muppets]
Kermit the Frog: Rowlf?
Kermit the Frog: You wanna get back together?
[cut back to the car]
Kermit: The skies are blue when it’s me and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and… well… all of you!