This year is the fifth anniversary of Shanghai Disney Resort!
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and Walt Disney Imagineering are teaming up in the Magical Milestones series to celebrate!
Coming up soon, D23 Members can hear from a panel of Disney’s most creative minds, learn about the history and future of Shanghai Disney, and receive a sneak peek into what’s coming next to the park!
The Academy Award®-nominated director Leslie Iwerks will host the event, which features a roundtable discussion with Wing Chao (retired Imagineer), Doris Woodward (retired Imagineer and the Resort’s Senior Director and Producer), Howard Brown (General Manager & Site Portfolio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering Asia), and Bob Weis (President — Creative & New Experience Development, Walt Disney Imagineering).
Those who attend get a glimpse of the magic behind Shanghai Disney, with looks into the Disney Pixar Toy Story Land, the new Mickey’s Storybook Adventure, and amazing nighttime show Illuminate! D23 Members also will get a sneak peek at the new Zootopia-themed land, set to open this year!
Here’s a list of all the amazing people D23 Members will hear from at this exclusive event!
- Michael Jung, Executive Theatrical Development, Disney Live Entertainment
- Keith Gallo, Director Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai
- Leia Mi, Art Director, Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai
- Aileen Li, Art Director, Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai
- Dustin Schofield, Senior Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering
- Chang Xu, Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai
- Chris Yu, Associate Show Design & Production Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai
- Tom Williams, Executive Producer, Disney Live Entertainment
- Joe Schott, President & General Manager, Shanghai Disney Resort
- Andrew Bolstein, SVP Operations, Shanghai Disney Resort
Register with D23 for this event, which will show on Wednesday, June 16, at 4PM PT. You’ll be able to view it until Friday, July 9, at 11:45PM PT. D23 Gold Members receive 1 complimentary access code per membership, and D23 General Members can purchase a code to view the event for $10.
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