In addition to the Marvel booth and X Box Lounge, Disney Infinity set up shop across the tracks from the convention hall. Visitors were treated to giveaways, drinks and served hors d’oeuvres as they were introduced to the new world of Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes on compatible game consoles. New Characters, adventures and power disks were a reach away as gamers sampled the updated toy box and play sets in the Marvel Universe and placed advance orders for the new game system.
Disney/Marvel mashup sketch artists were on hand to send home a collectible worth framing. If I had time to get one, I would have requested a Stitch/Wolverine or a Tinker Bell/Phoenix to see if I could facilitate a reconciliation between studios. Instead I got a Groot mask and a t-shirt. Not just any t-shirt, but the treasure I have been searching for… a men’s large Tinker Bell! They ran out of Groot, but they also had Stitch and Maleficent to choose from.
D23 had a special “Happy Hour” with the creator of Gravity Falls, Alex Hirsch, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. A special treat was the Gravity Falls power disc set giveaway, making the anticipation for the September delivery of my special edition nearly unbearable.