Our good friends over at WDWCelebrations have put out a press release that includes details on the official activities Disney will be doing to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1, 2009:
WDWCelebrations Studio 20 Commemorative Event Final Schedule Released; Official Disney Events Include Special Sessions with Walt Disney Imagineering
Orlando, FL , April 19th, 2009 —
WDWCelebrations is pleased to announce the release of the final schedule for our Studio 20 Commemorative Event, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios™. Two major additions to the event schedule feature official Disney activities marking the anniversary.
On Friday May 1, 2009, the date of the anniversary, the park will open at 8:00 am with a special rope drop ceremony welcoming guests into the park to kick off the celebration. In addition, two special sessions to commemorate the anniversary will take place in the Premiere Theater, one at 9:00 am and another at 10:45 am. These sessions will feature Imagineers from Walt Disney Imagineering who were fundamental in the development of the park and will share their insights on the creation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios™. Currently scheduled to appear are Bob Weis (Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering), Tom Fitzgerald (Executive Vice President, Senior Creative Executive; WDI), and Eric Jacobson (Senior Vice President, Creative Development; WDI). Each session will last approximately one hour. This exclusive information was communicated to the WDWCelebrations Core Team by the management of Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ in a recent meeting regarding the park’s 20th anniversary celebration. This information was approved for release by Disney.
Adam Roth, Co-Founder of WDWCelebrations, explains, “We are very excited about these new developments surrounding the celebration of the anniversary, and are very appreciative of the management of Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ for sharing it with us. As such, we decided to extend our registration period in order to accommodate any additional guests who wish to join WDWCelebrations at our Studio 20 event.” The registration deadline for Studio 20 has been extended to Saturday, April 25, 2009.
About WDWCelebrations, L. L. C.
WDWCelebrations, L. L. C. is a Florida-based organization created by Disney fans, dedicated to “celebrating the magic of the past, present, and future, together.” WDWCelebrations was founded by the organizers of Celebration 25, which commemorated the 25th anniversary of Epcot in 2007. WDWCelebrations Commemorative Events are designed to celebrate milestones in Disney park history. For more information about WDWCelebrations and its events can be found at http://www.wdwcelebrations.com.
Anniversary merchandise will be available, and Starring Rolls will be selling special anniversary cupcakes. Many of the restaurants will feature menu items from opening day.
If you are planning at being at the Studios on May 1 or 2, 2009, be sure to register to be a part of history and WDWCelebrations’ Studio 20 commemorative event by visiting WDWCelebrations.com.