Personally, I was a bit relieved to hear that the Expo is taking a year off. I want these shows to be a big success and there just didn't seem to be enough new Disney stuff to populate an entire Expo so soon after last year's big event.
Sounds like they are in the planning stages of producing a stellar event to fill the Expo time frame in 2010. And that's a really nice step for them to be taking since there has been very little concern from the fans about no Expo being listed on this year's schedule.
I'm looking forward to hearing more about both next year's Expo and this year's special event soon. Thought you all might be interested.