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We'll Take You to the Moon Disney's MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT Event

"Have you ever seen anything so wonderful in your entire life?"

Media Advisory

On embargo until May 25, 2020

WHAT: Disney will be making a major announcement including plans to build a resort on the moon by 2035.

WHO: 5,000 exclusively invited people including families, celebrities, reporters, investors, and other partners.

WHEN: May 25, 2020 from 8:30am to 9:00pm. This is the 50th anniversary of the day we announced that we would try to land on the moon.

WHERE: Disneyland, 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802.

"A whole new world. A dazzling place I never knew."

Fact Sheet

Tomorrowland officially opened on October 1, 1971.

The first ride, Flight to the Moon, opened on December 1, 1971.

Tomorrowland wasn’t completed until 1975.

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority is powered by electromagnets that attract and repel to move along the track.

Development of Space Mountain took ten years for the concept and two years of building

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave a historic speech before a joint session of Congress that set the United States on a course to the moon.

The Astro Orbiter completes 11 rotations per minute and offers one of the best views in the park.

A scaled down replica of the TWA Moonliner stands next to Redd Rocket’s Pizza Port. The original rocket, which was 80 feet tall, stoof just outside the entrance to Disneyland's original The Rocket to Moon attraction.

The “Agrifuture” billboard along the Disneyland Railroad in Tomorrowland refers to Disney’s Imagineers’ theory that the future’s large population will replace ornamental landscaping with functional gardens.

Vintage rockets from the Rocket Jet ride that used to sit on top of the People Mover platform, have been repurposed into futuristic store shelves.

"Look beyond what you see."

Event Itinerary

8:30 a.m. Check-in beings outside gates of Tomorrowland

9:00 a.m. Welcome speech by Robert Iger who unveils new Moon Rocket Ride

9:15 a.m. Tomorrowland gates open!

10:00 a.m. Rocketship signing begins

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. NASA Astronaut Meet & Greet

2:00 p.m. Rocketship signing ends

2:30 p.m. Refreshment carts sent around park

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Announce plans for Disney resort on the moon

9:00 p.m Rocket Launch

"Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough."

Corporate Profile Fact Sheet

The mission of the Walt Disney Company is to entertain, inform and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds and innovative technologies.

The Walt Disney Company is the world's largest media conglomerate, with assets encompassing movies, television, publishing, and theme parks. Its Disney/ABC Television Group includes the ABC television network and almost ten television stations, as well as a portfolio of cable networks including ABC Family, Disney Channel, and ESPN (80%-owned).

Walt Disney Studios produces films through imprints Walt Disney Pictures, Disney Animation, and Pixar. It also owns Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm, two extremely successful film producers. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts runs its popular theme parks including Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

"I don't want to survive! I want to live!"

Available for Interview

BOB IGER

During the event, Disney's CEO Bob Iger will be on hand for interviews. Please hit the button below to learn more about Bob and schedule your 15-minute time slot.

Iger has been CEO of Disney for 15 year now, always pushing the already phenomenally successful company into bigger and brighter spaces. Under his leadership the massive media empire has acquired other entertainment giants like Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Film, and 21st Century Fox. Iger's work for Disney has contributed to tripling the company's market capitalization, and has made expansion into foreign markets a reality.

Iger's life work expands far beyond the confines of Disney. He loves to spend time with his four children, and sits on the boards of several philanthropic organizations.

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Contact Information

If you have questions, please reach out in one of the following ways:

PHONE: (384) 465-2747

EMAIL: moon@disney.com

MAIL: 108 W Disney Street, Anaheim California 92801

Helpful Links

https://www.nasa.gov/

https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/

https://www.instagram.com/disney/

https://www.instagram.com/nasa/

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