Hundreds of people were in line several hours before doors opened at the event, which was being held in the Anaheim Convention Center.
One of the most talked about features at this year's D23 is the model of the new "Stars Wars"-themed land that's set to open in 2019. The 3D model was unveiled Thursday.
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Disney CEO Bob Iger will present Legends awards to Mark Hamil, Stan Lee and Oprah Winfrey at the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony.
Later in the day, Pixar and Disney Animation will preview upcoming films, which will be hosted by Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter.
There will also be a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the popular Disney franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean."
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