TODAY on WDWNT LIVE: Disney’s Hollywood Studios Appreciation Week Continues! “Backstage Pass” Panel with Former Imagineer Brian Collins at 11:00 AM, Plus Ride Rehab Watches The Disney MGM Opening Ceremony at 9:00 PM

Welcome to another week of quarantine in the weird world of post-Disney closures! The parks may be closed off for now, but we’re trying to bring you as much entertainment as possible, with daily lineups full of fun YouTube content.

Hooray for Hollywood! We’re celebrating the Hollywood that never was… but always will be. This year, we will premiere the full presentations from last year’s WDWNT event, Stage 89!

Today at 11:00 AM, we have “Backstage Pass” with former Imagineer Brian CollinsAs a Disney Cast Member and Imagineer in the early 1990’s, Brian helped create the magic for some of the most beloved attractions throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, including show concepts for such attractions as The Great Movie Ride, Studio Backlot Tour, Jungle Cruise, and Epcot’s World Showcase. After leaving Disney, he continued to earn his stripes in a variety of creative positions within the ranks of corporate America.  A passionate educator, Brian has served on the faculty of several colleges and universities where he has developed and taught courses on entrepreneurship, marketing, innovation, and even “Product Development for Theme Parks.”  Through it all, he has always maintained a “dotted line” relationship with Disney and has continued to work for them in a variety of freelance and contractual projects over the years. You can catch the full presentation below!

Then tonight at 9:00 PM, join “Ride Rehab Watches” as Tyler, Thomas, Ben, and more will be watching and riffing along to the Disney MGM Opening Ceremony, complete with retro commercials!

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If you missed out on yesterday’s programming, here’s a full recap:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Watch Along

Cosmic Reid Live (4/27/20)

Tomorrow at 11:00 AM, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Appreciation Week continues with another presentation from our 30th Anniversary Stage 89 event, plus another episode of ParksCenter at 9:00 PM!

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