To Sorcerer’s Package or Not to Sorcerer’s Package – D23 Expo 2017

Buzz LIghtyear's dramatic appearance high in the sky at D23 Expo 2015
Buzz LIghtyear’s dramatic appearance high in the sky at D23 Expo 2015

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.

Among the most amazing performances of the event was Ashley Brown belting out Let It Go as it was announced that Frozen would be the next Disney Broadway production
Among the most amazing performances of the event was Ashley Brown belting out Let It Go as it was announced that Frozen would be the next Disney Broadway production

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.

Just one of the many pieces of amazing Disney merchandise you could bring home with you
Just one of the many pieces of amazing Disney merchandise you could bring home with you

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.

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10 thoughts on “To Sorcerer’s Package or Not to Sorcerer’s Package – D23 Expo 2017

    1. I don’t know for sure if it’s seconds, but I remember last year going on the site a couple of hours after they went on sale to buy my regular tickets and they were already gone completely. I would guess they sell out as fast as the computer can process the sales, but until I try it I won’t know for sure. I’ll let you know!

    1. Hi, Winnie! So glad you’re reading Disney Nerds! Unfortunately, all the Sorcerer Package tickets are sold out already. If they had not been sold out, it would have been an option on the same page as the 3-day pass. These packages sold out within 10 minutes. Hopefully, next time you’ll get to purchase it.

      1. I was online at exactly 10:00 am…..and there was never an option for sorcerer tix. Just saying.

      2. Hi, Betty! Thanks for reading! Yes, me too. There wasn’t a link at all on the D23 Expo site. I went to Twitter and someone posted the link to the sales site which was a completely different link altogether (you can now reach it from the D23 site). I’m not sure what happened – my guess is something went wrong with the server due to too many people all at once? I’m not sure and Disney hasn’t said officially what happened as far as I know. I did get tickets so I know they exist, but they sold out very quickly.

  1. Hi. Can someone *please* post details about the schedule for people with a Sorcerer’s Package, especially the *Thursday* before the event. I want to go to the park on Thursday but I’m not sure how much time if any I’ll have to enjoy the park or if the day before is full of Sorcerer’s Package events. And just in general is there time to enjoy the park during the expo, at least in the evening?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi, Arthur! A schedule hasn’t been posted yet and likely won’t be posted until close to the event. If it’s like it has been in the past, there are events in the afternoon and I believe at night on Thursday. The Expo has evolved each time so it’s hard to tell what will be the same and what will be different. In general there is something going on all day long from about 10am to 6pm every day. And as a Sorcerer’s Package recipient, you’ll have early access and you’ll want to use it. If you really want to go to the park, I would suggest coming a day early or staying a day late and spending the time to enjoy it. Hope that helps.

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