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Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Tuesday evening, hundreds of Disney Parks Blog readers gathered at Disney California Adventure park for a unique evening of science, storytelling and Disney magic at the Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up. The evening began with a panel discussion featuring a group of scientists, explorers and storytellers.

Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World

Featured Panelists:

  • Capt. Mike Foreman – Former NASA astronaut
  • Dr. Kimberly Ennico Smith – NASA Astrophysicist
  • Stephen Wacker – Vice President of Development, TV and New Media, Marvel Entertainment
  • John Mauro – Regional Executive Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Amy Jupiter – Executive Media Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering

This fascinating panel discussion explored the ways science influences the storytelling that we bring to life in innovative ways at Disney Parks as well as the ways stories inspire scientists to think differently about how they explore our universe.

Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World

Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World
Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World

Following the panel discussion, event guests were treated to a dessert reception featuring appearances by Star-Lord and Gamora as well as the opportunity to experience the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. Take a look at this out-of-this-world event!

Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World

We were also excited to welcome students from the Anaheim Union High School District, each with an interest in science education. After watching the panel discussion, the students were invited onto the Hyperion Theater stage to meet and talk with the panelists.

Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up at Disney California Adventure Park Takes Readers Out of this World

Did you attend the Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up? What was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments!

Comments

  • So sorry I missed this. Not to slight anyone, but I REALLY would have loved to meet Stephen Wacker.

  • Thank you so much for including AUHSD! I took 5 students and they were blown away with the combination of science and Disney. And they felt honored to have some one on one time with the panelists. They had a blast!!

  • Also really loved getting to take photos with Star Lord and Gamora! <3

  • Those giant macarons were DELICIOUS!

  • I love how Disney celebrates the fusion of technology and creativity, something Walt was intensely passionate about. Thanks for posting!

  • It definitely was a great event! I loved the q&a (my question made it on your video) ?

  • I’m always very thankful to Disney Parks blog for these fun and exciting opportunities!! I loved it! Thanks again!

  • Such a wonderful event, we really enjoyed it. Thanks Erin for hosting it!

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