As the home of Disneyland, Anaheim is ground zero for tens of thousand of Disney fans on a daily basis. That population will spike by 45,000 this weekend as the D23 Expo comes to the Anaheim Convention Center.

From the OC Register:

It’s the third biennial D23 Expo, the official Disney fan club’s get-together, at the Anaheim Convention Center, running today through Sunday.

“As we grow, this is probably the biggest and best year yet,” said Steven Clark, the head of D23.

Actors Billy Crystal and John Goodman will accept awards. Disney Channel stars from “Teen Beach Movie” and “Shake it Up” will appear. Tim Gunn, a “Project Runway” host, will do story time for children.

In the past, actor Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance. Officials one year announced that the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland would be updated.

This year?

Maybe Tom Hanks, playing Walt Disney in an upcoming movie, will show up. Or a new “Star Wars” attraction will be announced.

“There are always a few surprises that we don’t announce,” Clark said. “We have a pretty good track record from the past.”

There will be panel discussions and displays, too.

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Saturday is sold out, but tickets for today and Sunday are still available.