Tag: Imagineer

Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

| August 25, 2012 | 3 Replies

The golden sunlight peeks through the clouds to awake the savannah at the beginning of another day. The warm breeze tickles the lush vegetation causing its leaves to rustle ever so slightly. Down below, the trickling of water calmly nudges the flamingos who raise their heads to greet the morning. Hippos surface in the pools, [...]

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Video: “The Imagineer” – Kevin Rafferty

Video: “The Imagineer” – Kevin Rafferty

| July 9, 2011 | Reply

Drea Cooper produced this touching video highlighting the personal journey of Walt Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty.  If you are a fan of the Disney Parks, but have not heard Kevin Rafferty’s name – trust me, you know his work.  He was writer and director for the award-winning Toy Story Mania attraction, and is currently working [...]

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Power of 10 Defeats the Power of the Dark Side at Disney

Power of 10 Defeats the Power of the Dark Side at Disney

| June 7, 2011 | Reply

It never ceases to amaze me the power and generosity of the Disney fan community.  On Sunday, May 22 a breakfast meet was held in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to raise money for Give Kids The World (GKTW) via our Power of 10 campaign.  There were over 120 guests registered for the event, and helped to raise [...]

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Video: Legends Bob Gurr, Charlie Ridgway on Disney Wonder

Video: Legends Bob Gurr, Charlie Ridgway on Disney Wonder

| December 29, 2010 | 2 Replies

We recently completed the 2nd DIS Unplugged Podcast Cruise, better known as PCC2.0, on the Disney Wonder December 12-16, 2010.  We were fortunate to have a number of special events for the 600+ guests sailing on the cruise.  One such event was an exclusive presentation with two Disney Legends: Walt Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr and Magic Kingdom Press [...]

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Jodi Benson, Voice of Ariel, Performs at Disneyland Resort

Jodi Benson, Voice of Ariel, Performs at Disneyland Resort

| June 14, 2010 | 2 Replies

Members of the media and special guests were treated to an unexpected surprise during a press conference on Friday, June 11 promoting “What’s New and What’s Next at Disneyland Resort.”  After Walt Disney Imagineer, Lisa Girolami, described the concept of the new “The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure” dark ride, Jodi Benson – the [...]

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Cirque du So-Magic Kingdom: a Party with Pow! Wow!

Cirque du So-Magic Kingdom: a Party with Pow! Wow!

| June 1, 2010 | 5 Replies

Beer on Main Street?  Contortionists?  Ice billiards?  Imagineers at your beck and call?  Parade floats not seen for nearly two decades?  Has the Mad Hatter taken over Walt Disney World?   No, but there was an over-the-top private party put on by Disney Destinations for U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow, and it was clear [...]

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Interview with Toy Story Mania’s Award Winning Creative Team

Interview with Toy Story Mania’s Award Winning Creative Team

| December 4, 2009 | 8 Replies

It was recently announced that Disney’s Toy Story Mania! received the amusement park industry’s top international award for an attraction.  Toy Story Mania! won the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement – an international award given to a new amusement park ride.  Toy Story Mania! is a favorite attraction for our DIS Unplugged listeners for a [...]

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