Today Disney announced a virtual event celebrating the 5th anniversary of Shanghai Disney Resort. D23 x Walt Disney Imagineering Magical Milestones – Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Anniversary will be presented on June 16. It is the second virtual event in the Magical Milestone series that celebrate Disney Parks anniversaries. The event will be hosted by Leslie Iwerks and look at the history of Shanghai Disney Resort. This will be done with a roundtable discussion that includes Wing Chao (Disney Legend and 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).
This event won’t just look at the past though, it will also look toward the future. This will include a look at Disney-Pixar Toy Story Land, entertainment including Mickey’s Storybook Adventure, and the nighttime spectacular Illuminate! This all leads up to a magical fifth anniversary celebration. D23 Members experiencing this virtual event will also get a look at the new Zootopia-themed land that is coming soon to Shanghai Disneyland.
The event will include multiple magic makers from around the world. This includes:
- 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
To register for this virtual event, visit D23.com. Once registered, the attendee will be sent a unique access code and link to watch the panel. It will premiere on Wednesday, June 16, at 4:00 pm PT. It will remain available through Friday, July 9, at 11:45 pm PT.
D23 Gold Members are able to request one complimentary access code per membership to view this event. D23 General Members can purchase one access code per member for $10 (plus a $1.50 processing fee) to view the event. As with all events, things are subject to change.
What do you think of this virtual event celebrating Shanghai Disney Resort’s 5th Anniversary? Will you be participating? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!