Presenters Announced For D23 Fantastic Worlds Virtual Celebration
If you’ve been following along with MickeyBlog you’ll know that Disney’s official fan club D23 is kicking off an incredible week of virtual events that celebrate Disney’s amazing knack for creating incredible worlds and immersive experiences for theme park visitors, movie fans and collections.
These series of awe4some online events will be held from November 16-20 on D23. To help prep you for the awesome week of insights ahead, here’s an overview of the presenters and the offerings line up for next week.
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Storytelling Through Merchandise
- Premiering at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET on Monday, November 16
- Brad Schoeneberg, Tracie Alt and Cody Hampton from the Disney Parks Merchandise take you through the rich storytelling that goes into the exotic and authentic imports you’ll find at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
Celebrate Mickey and Minnie On Their Birthday
- 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 18
- It’s a birthday celebration of everyone’s favorite pals, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse! Host Mark Daniel takes you on an inside a look of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Mark is joined by one of the attraction’s lead Imagineers, Kevin Rafferty.
- Then get a special look at the new Disney+ series “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” and hear from Bret Iwan, official voice of Mickey Mouse, as he shares a sneak peek of his designer Mickey Ears.
- 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 19
- Once you decide you are going to Walt Disney World Resort, the fun really begins. Join Walt Disney World Ambassador Stephen Lim as he talks with fellow planners sharing their stories and secrets on creating a memorable vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth.
EPCOT: The Magic of Possibility
- Premiering at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 19
- Host and Walt Disney World Ambassador, Marilyn West, is joined by Zach Riddley, Imagineering Portfolio Executive for Walt Disney World Resort and Melissa Valiquette, Vice President of EPCOT as they share about the Magic of Possibility at EPCOT and how this park is transforming today and building toward the future.
- You’ll also hear from Pixar’s Roger Gould and Harley Jessup along with Tom Fitzgerald from Walt Disney Imagineering about the making of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and what it takes to bring this animated favorite to life in the France pavilion.
Creating Fantastic Worlds: A Journey into Disney Worldbuilding
- 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET. – D23 Gold Members Only
- From San Fransokyo and Wakanda to Treasure Cove, Mustafar, and beyond, D23 will bring together creative wizards from across the realms of Disney to share a collective look behind the magic in creating the worlds that we all love. Hosted by Justina Ireland, this all-star lineup of creative geniuses will include Paul Felix, Production Designer, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Noah Klocek, Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios, Luc Mayrand, Creative Portfolio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering, Ryan Meinerding, VP of Visual Development, Creative Director, Marvel Studios, Mark Miller, Executive Creative Producer, ILMxLAB and Andy Park , Director Visual Development, Marvel Studios. Gold Members can register here!
We hope you’ll have a chance to enjoy a virtual event or two during the week ahead! Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for further news and updates!
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