Chapek, D’Amaro, and More Will Appear at Destination D23 2021

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Later this year, Disney’s Contemporary Resort will host Destination D23 2021 — a live event celebrating 50 years of the Walt Disney World Resort and so much more!

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Now, we have confirmation that Disney CEO Bob Chapek and Disney Park and Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro will both make special appearances at Destination D23 2021.

Per the D23 website:

Presentation Highlights of Destination D23 2021 will include*:

A kickoff welcome presentation with Bob Chapek, CEO, The Walt Disney Company.

What’s New and What’s Next for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products—Chairman Josh D’Amaro will share what’s new and what’s next for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. The exclusive presentation will feature updates on some of the most anticipated projects around the world. And as D23 Members know, there is always a surprise or two in store!

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But that’s not all because Disney’s acapella sensation DCappella, filmmakers from Encanto, Broadway’s Michael James Scott, a cavalcade of Imagineers, and more will all be part of the three-day event!

The D23 website also states:

A special look at what’s new and next from Disney+!

Musical Memories of Walt Disney World— A journey through 50 years of the Walt Disney World songbook with Walt Disney Imagineering, revealing the stories behind beloved fan-favorite melodies and a peek into the process of creating new ones.

Destination D23 audiences will also thrill to performances from Michael James Scott, Genie in Disney on Broadway’s hit Aladdin and Disney’s acapella sensation DCappella.

The Art and Imagery of Walt Disney World— Dive into the Walt Disney Imagineering Art and Photo collections for a look at over 50 years of the most gorgeous, stunning, and surprising artwork that inspired the most magical place on earth over the years.

The Magical Musical World of Encanto—Join filmmakers and special guests for a melodic Saturday evening celebration of the upcoming musical, the 60th animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios!

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Walt Disney Imagineering also posted to Instagram sharing the announcement, writing:

JUST ANNOUNCED: Tap the link in our bio to check out some of the presentations featuring Disney Imagineers and programming headed to #DestinationD23 at @WaltDisneyWorld Resort, the biggest Disney fan event of the year. Tickets on sale exclusively to @DisneyD23 Gold Members Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT.

Destination D23 2021 will take place at Disney’s Contemporary Resort from Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 21. Please keep in mind that Destination D23 2021 is different from the D23 Expo, which will take place in 2022.

For more information, visit D23’s official website here.

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