Tag: D23 Expo

Walt Disney World’s 40th: We Built this City on Cold Coors Beer

Walt Disney World’s 40th: We Built this City on Cold Coors Beer

| October 11, 2011 | Reply

At this summer’s Disney D23 Expo, Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, hosted a panel titled “Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering.”  The panel included Bob Gurr, Don Iwerks, Alice Davis, Orlando Ferrante, and current Imagineer Kim Irvine (daughter of Disney Legend Leota Toombs).  They reflected on the 40th anniversary [...]

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Imagineers Blend Elegance with Whimsy in Disney Ship Design

Imagineers Blend Elegance with Whimsy in Disney Ship Design

| September 19, 2011 | Reply

On the final day of Disney’s D23 Expo, Walt Disney Imagineers Joe Lanzisero and Bob Zalk presented “Imagineering the Dream and the Fantasy: Designing for Disney Cruise Line.”  Lanzisero was part of the team responsible for designing the Disney Magic and Wonder, and discussed Disney’s approach to family cruising.  Continue after the break to learn [...]

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Imagineers Preview Show For Disney Fantasy’s Animator’s Palate

Imagineers Preview Show For Disney Fantasy’s Animator’s Palate

| August 31, 2011 | 1 Reply

On the final day of Disney’s D23 Expo, Walt Disney Imagineers Joe Lanzisero and Bob Zalk presented “Imagineering the Dream and the Fantasy: Designing for Disney Cruise Line.”  They discussed how they used their background in animation and theme park design to create a 3D storytelling experience to captivate an audience for 3-7 days.  One of the [...]

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Video: A Kids’ Eye View Of Disney’s D23 Expo

Video: A Kids’ Eye View Of Disney’s D23 Expo

| August 26, 2011 | Reply

If you’re a big Disney fan, or Disney Nerd like me, I’m sure you’ve already heard most of the news that came out of the D23 Expo August 19-21 in Anaheim, CA.  However, may you have wondered just how kid/family friendly the event was?  Well, I’ve got you covered.  I gave a FlipCam to two [...]

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Disney Parks and Resorts Update Ongoing Projects At D23 Expo…

Disney Parks and Resorts Update Ongoing Projects At D23 Expo…

| August 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

But don’t announce anything new.  Of course, Disney Parks and Resorts had a significant presence at the 2011 D23 Expo.  At the 2009 D23 Expo, Disney first announced the re-imagineering of Star Tours and an expansion of Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland.  Therefore, expectations were high for the announcement of what’s to come for the Disney [...]

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Disney Legends – The Emotional Heart Of The D23 Expo

Disney Legends – The Emotional Heart Of The D23 Expo

| August 20, 2011 | 2 Replies

The D23 Expo kicked off on Friday, August 19th, and the first large arena presentation was the Disney Legends induction.  Thousands of Disney fans watched as 12 luminaries received the honor of Disney Legend status, and the ceremony did not disappoint.  We were serenaded by contemporary princesses belting it out on stage, and touched by [...]

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Star Wars Icon Billy Dee Williams Discusses Art, Mickey & Disney

Star Wars Icon Billy Dee Williams Discusses Art, Mickey & Disney

| August 9, 2011 | Reply

“Hello, what have we here?”  Actor Billy Dee Williams is best known for the iconic role of Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy.  Friday, August 19, he’s appearing at the Disney’s D23 Expo in conjunction with the debut of the newly re-imagined Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.  However, before Williams portrayed the gambling scoundrel Lando [...]

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