Live streaming schedule for this weekend's Destination D23 event from Walt Disney World

Nov 17, 2021 in "D23 - Official Fan Organization"

Posted: Wednesday November 17, 2021 11:51am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Destination D23 takes place this weekend at Walt Disney World, an event where we expect to hear a couple of announcements for upcoming additions to Walt Disney World.

If you will not be attending the event in person, D23 is streaming some of the panels via its social media channels, including the "Connections: A Look at the Future of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products" panel presented by Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro. We'll have an embed of the live video and of course a summary of any announcements as they happen.

Destination D23 Live! Event Program

Saturday, November 20, 2021

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET: Morning Presentations, including:

Destination D23 Welcome
Connections: A Look at the Future of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products – Around the world, we’re re-establishing connections—returning to our happy places with the people who mean the most to us, and making brand-new memories. In this session, DPEP Chairman Josh D’Amaro will share how, even in the most difficult of times, Disney continues to inspire and unite us through connections to beloved people and places… to treasured hopes and dreams… and to the power of magic and endless possibilities. You’ll get a first look at some of the newest projects around the world, and of course a little Disney magic along the way.

Planes, Trains, and Monorails: Walt Disney World on the Move Presented by Enterprise® – Host Bret Iwan and an array of Imagineers take us on a journey of Walt Disney World transportation, from Walt Disney’s Airplane to the Disney Skyliner.

Walt ’70s World – A pop culture-fueled ride through the first of the Disney decades that defined Walt Disney World, featuring former Walt Disney World Ambassadors Ken Facey and Stephen Lim.

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET: Afternoon Break

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET: Afternoon Presentations, including:

Drawn to Life: Inside Disney’s first Collaboration with Cirque Du Soliel – Cirque du Soleil’s Michel Laprise and Fabrice Becker sit down with Natalie Woodward of Disney Live Entertainment and legendary Disney Animator Eric Goldberg to look back over the years-long process of creating Drawn to Life, from the team’s early Animator’s Trust up to their emotions following the show’s grand opening.

World Building for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser – Learn how this all-new two-night immersive experience is coming to life, and how it connects to the broader Star Wars galaxy, with host Ashley Eckstein and an array of the creative minds behind the project.

Magical Entertainment for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration – Join the Walt Disney World Ambassadors, Disney Live Entertainment Creative Director Tom Vazzana, and some special guests for a look at new experiences created for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” along with a few surprises!

The Art and Imagery of Walt Disney World – Join longtime Imagineering executive Peggie Fariss, and Imagineers Gary Landrum, Mike Pucher, and Stacy Shoff as they share stories of 50 years of the most gorgeous, stunning, and fascinating artwork and images behind The Most Magical Place on Earth.

Walt ’80s World – Join us for a totally awesome pop culture-fueled ride through the second Disney decade that defined Walt Disney World.
Sunday, November 21, 2021


Sunday, November 21, 2021


9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET: Morning Presentations, including:

Disney+ Download at Destination D23 – Fresh off the heels of Disney+ Day, join Disney+ and friends for a look at what’s trending and what’s next for the streaming service.

The Dawn of the Disney World – Join Steven Vagnini, author and historian behind the new Disney Editions coffee table book A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth,for an entertaining presentation on the development of the resort, followed by a lively discussion with Global Ambassador for the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Celebration George A. Kalogridis, inaugural Walt Disney World Ambassador Debby Dane Browne, and longtime Imagineering executive Peggie Fariss for a conversation about their experiences being a part of the resort’s unveiling and 1971 opening (and beyond). To close out the session, Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline will host a special appearance by Disney Legend Dick Nunis for a look at how Walt Disney’s greatest dream was transformed into the Vacation Kingdom of the World.

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET: Afternoon Break

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET: Afternoon Presentations, including:

Delicious Disney: 50 Years of Walt Disney World – Join host Morgan Gaines and authors Pam Brandon and Marcy Carriker Smothers for a half century of culinary history, including stories and a look behind the creation of the new Delicious Disney Walt Disney World: Recipes & Stories from the Most Magical Place on Earth.

From the Vault: Merchandise Memories of Walt Disney World – Actress and fashion icon Ashley Eckstein and the Walt Disney Archives’ own Kelsey Williams join the creative minds behind the latest must-have Walt Disney World collections for a look at the past, present, and future of the merchandise you love to collect!
Walt ’90s World – Oh snap! The last of our pop culture-fueled rides through the Disney decades that defined Walt Disney World.

Musical Attractions of Walt Disney World – Join Imagineers Tom Fitzgerald and John Dennis on a journey through 50 years of Walt Disney World music, highlighting songs and scores from some fan-favorite attractions—past and present.

A FAN-Tastic Finale – The musical culmination of an exciting weekend, featuring performances from Disney’s a cappella sensation DCappella, recording artist and star of Broadway’s The Lion King Syndee Winters, and some very special surprises.

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JusticeDisneySep 10, 2022

Looks like your reading comprehension skills need some work. Show me where I defended anything. Oh, and even if someone was defending the mouse, that would be just totally insane on a WDW message board, wouldn’t it?! LMAO at you!

JoeCamelSep 10, 2022

You gonna pull something jumping to defend the mouse so much

JusticeDisneySep 10, 2022

Such a quick and witty remark nearly 10 minutes later.

lazyboy97oSep 10, 2022

Such a quick and witty remark nearly 10 months later.

JusticeDisneySep 10, 2022

Yet here you are spending your time posting about it on an internet message board. 🤣🤣🤣

V_L_RaptorNov 27, 2021

I'm at the point where I would rather just have access to some Fusion360 files for the Epcot props so I could build my own (the butler especially, but there will forever and always be room for the likes of Figment). Enough with paying big moolah to chase around event tickets just to get a glimpse of a prop that they may possibly wheel out but might not. Give me what I need to build my own, just like Lucasfilm has done with

DoleWhipDreaNov 27, 2021

Nunis has had a pretty consistent reputation when it comes to running his mouth and saying rather inappropriate things. Many quotes I've read of his talking to other Disney employees have made my jaw drop. He'd be a real HR nightmare today.

JoeCamelNov 24, 2021

Well he is a D*ck

hopemaxNov 23, 2021

My Dad thought that since Nunis is writing his book, for Disney Editions, and Nunis is the type of person who knows how to get a result... Nunis had difficulty getting his Archive information requests handled appropriately and timely. He was challenging Becky in a public and direct manner.

VJNov 23, 2021

Ah, I didn't catch her introduction. Indeed it did, Mr. Nunis is apparently a very outspoken individual.

BrowncatPNov 23, 2021

The "host lady" was Becky Klein, head of the Archives. That comment left her a bit speechless.

RobbiemNov 23, 2021

These are really interesting. I didn’t know WDW was going to be called ‘The Walt Disney World’. Its interesting to see how the design evolves. I just think its a shame the original logo isn’t used a lot these days it gave the resort its own identity more than using the handwriting logo everywhere. It was nice when each park was unique like that but its only really Disneyland thats still marketed like that.

MisterPenguinNov 23, 2021

source: @scottwalker88

ToTBellHopNov 22, 2021

He actually gave Josh a pep talk before he walked out: