D23 Members Can Have Lunch With Disney Legend Jim Cora

On August 10, 2018 at the The Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA D23 Gold and Gold Family Members can have a globally-inspired three-course luncheon with Disney Legend Jim Cora at the Buena Vista Room at The Walt Disney Studios This event will also include an exclusive gift and time to shop at the Disney Studio Store.
Tickets for this event will be $135 per person, and D23 Gold and Gold Family Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and one guest.Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. PT. on the D23 website. This event will start at 12 p.m. PT, and check-in will start at 11:45 a.m. in front of the Hyperion Room at The Walt Disney Studios. Members will need to have their D23 Membership card and photo id at check-in. 
For those unfamiliar with Jim’s history with the Disney company D23 was nice enough to share the following information. “Jim Cora began his legendary Disney career as a Disneyland attraction host in 1957, quickly moving up the ranks of operations, being part of the opening team of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room in 1963. By 1971, Jim was part of the opening of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, implementing innovative new leadership programs, and pioneering many operational concepts for Disney’s parks which are still in place to this day. By 1979, Jim assumed the responsibilities of managing director of Operations for Tokyo Disneyland, Disney’s first international theme park. Jim would go on to oversee all of Disney’s international park openings during his tenure, including Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Tokyo DisneySea. Upon his retirement in 2001, as Chairman, Disneyland International, Jim had spent 43 years with Disney. He was named a Disney Legend in 2005.”