UPDATE: Sorcerer’s Package tickets to D23Expo 2017 are already sold out (Sold out within the first 10 minutes from a report on Twitter).
To borrow from Shakespeare, that is the question isn’t it? It seems early to think about whether or not to invest in D23 Expo 2017 Sorcerer’s Package tickets, but once they are released (Thursday, July 14), there won’t be much time. Even if you do decide to make the plunge of $2,250, there’s no guarantee you’ll get tickets. Not only are you competing with hardcore Disney Nerds, but investors looking to profit from the exclusive goodies and early access that comes with the package turn out in droves and are willing to shell out the money since they know they’ll make it up on eBay. Even with an increase of $250 from 2015, these will sell out almost immediately.
Investing in the Sorcerer’s Package is more than just “good seats.” There are a number of great perks for being in this exclusive club in addition to admission into the Expo. Reserved seating in Hall D23, Stage 23 and Stage 28; exclusive shopping time at the Dream Store, Mickey’s of Glendale, and Disney Store; pre-Expo tour of select exhibits including Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives; pre-Expo tour of the show floor; exclusive entrance to the Expo; meet and great with a “special Disney guest;” awesome exclusive gifts from D23 and the rest of the Disney companies; an exclusive limited edition American Tourister boarding bag; and even a massage from an onsite therapist. Believe it or not, that’s only SOME of what you get.
And when you consider the incredible time savings from having to wait in lines to get into the shows, presentations, and exhibits, it is not only handy, but time efficient by allowing you to experience more of the Expo. Instead of being able to get to one venue or attraction every two to three hours, you can spend time going to a bunch of them. And the long lines for shopping? Forget about it. At D23 Expo 2015 people were waiting for 3 to 6 hours just to get into the Disney Store pavilion – and that was after all the good stuff was purchased! But with early access and priority purchasing power, you won’t have to worry about it. And although not yet listed as one of the benefits, last year Sorcerer’s Package recipients were able to sign up for RSP shopping (Random Selection Process) which allows them access to products before anyone. For some of the highly limited items, it means they will likely be gone before they go on sale to the public.
On top of all that, Sorcerer’s Package recipients get exclusive ID tags, an exclusive lounge, a “welcome” and “farewell” reception, and tons of other perks not even listed yet. But remember, only Gold and Gold Family Members even have a chance at purchasing these precious tickets. So if you’re not already a member, consider signing up before the big day. If you can afford it, the Sorcerer’s Package is WELL worth the price, but bring LOTS of money! And maybe an extra suitcase…or two.
- To find out more about D23 Gold Membership, read our post on Disney Nerds!