This year, the most famous mouse in the world, Mickey Mouse, celebrates his 92nd birthday! Mickey’s anniversary will be celebrated at this year’s D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration. Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, the event will take place virtually starting next week from November 16 – 20 on D23.com. The celebration will be a one week long virtual celebration with several virtual events, articles and merchandise releases, all celebrating the wonderful worlds of Disney.
As part of the virtual events, Disney Parks announced that they will be providing a lineup of park presenters to participate in five panels. According to the Disney Park Blog, this is the break down of the presenters:
- Monday, November 16, 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET – Brad Schoeneberg, Tracie Alt and Cody Hampton – Disney Parks Merchandise team – They will be exploring the storytelling goes into the exotic and authentic imports of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
- Wednesday, November 18, 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET – Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse birthday celebration – Taking an inside look at the world of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a special look at the new Disney+ series “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” and appearance of Mickey Mouse’s official voice, Bret Iwan.
- Thursday, November 19, 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET – Join Walt Disney World Ambassador Stephen Lim as he talks with people who are planning their Disney trip sharing stories and secrets on creating a memorable vacation.
- Thursday, November 19, 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET – 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 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 being built at EPCOT’s France pavilion.
To top it all off, there will also be a D23 Gold Member Exclusive panel starting on Friday, November 20 at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. called Creating Fantastic Worlds: A Journey into Disney Worldbuilding. During the exclusive event, several Disney creative geniuses will come together to share a collective look behind the magic in creating the worlds that we all love.
If you are interested in looking at a detailed lineup of the Imagineers that will be talking during the D23 Gold Member Exclusive event, you can click here. And if you are a D23 Gold Member, you can register for the exclusive event here, or register to become a D23 Gold Member here.
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