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Celebrate Five Magical Years of Shanghai Disney Resort with D23 and Walt Disney Imagineering

Jeffrey Epstein

by , Director, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company

Hard to believe it was just five years ago that Shanghai Disney Resort opened its doors to guests for the first time. On June 16, to mark the occasion, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club invites you to join us for D23 x Walt Disney Imagineering Magical Milestones – Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Anniversary. This exclusive virtual event includes an unbelievable roster of Imagineers who will take guests on a journey from the park origins and history, to beautiful artwork and storytelling, to behind-the-scenes stories on the creation of this remarkable resort.

Academy Award®-nominated director Leslie Iwerks, who hosts, will go far back before the grand opening five years ago to explore the earliest history of the groundbreaking resort with a roundtable discussion featuring 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). Together—along with nearly a dozen special guests—they’ll pull back the curtain on what makes Shanghai Disney Resort “Authentically Disney, Distinctly Chinese”—with the inside story on the resort’s development, unique designs and influences, favorite memories, and more!

Guests will also hear about upcoming attractions and entertainment at the new “Mickey’s Storybook Adventure” and nighttime spectacular “Illuminate!,” as well as a special sneak peek at the all-new “Zootopia”-themed land coming soon!

The event is complimentary for D23 Gold Members and $10 for D23 General Members. Visit for complete details on the event.