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.
In addition to the official Disney event on the morning of May 1, WDWCelebrations, an organization run by Disney fans, will be hosting their Studio 20 event.