Tag: Imagineering

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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Imagineer Kim Irvine’s Child Eye Stewardship of Disneyland

Imagineer Kim Irvine’s Child Eye Stewardship of Disneyland

| March 16, 2011 | 1 Reply

Each Disney destination including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland has its own Imagineering team to maintain and develop the parks.  Long-time Walt Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine founded Disneyland’s Imagineering office in the early 1980’s, and currently serves as the Art Director for Disneyland.  On Saturday, March 12, she [...]

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Around the World, Disney Dollars and More with Jack Lindquist

Around the World, Disney Dollars and More with Jack Lindquist

| February 17, 2011 | 3 Replies

Interview with Jack Lindquist, Disneyland’s First President, Part 2 Jack Lindquist is a Disney Legend whose Disney career began in 1955 as the initial advertising manager for the new theme park.  He worked in the public relations office alongside future head of Walt Disney Imagineering Marty Sklar.  In Part 1 of the interview, Lindquist discussed his early years at Disneyland, [...]

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Interview with Disneyland’s First President, Jack Lindquist

Interview with Disneyland’s First President, Jack Lindquist

| February 15, 2011 | 4 Replies

Part 1: Jack’s Start at Disneyland to Dealing with Walt Disney’s Passing Recently I was able to speak with Jack Lindquist, a Disney Legend who also served as the first-ever President of Disneyland.  He started with the Disney Company in 1955, two months after Disneyland opened, as the park’s first advertising manager.  Jack worked his way up the [...]

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Marty Sklar Talks Imagineering and the Passing of “Buzz” Price

Marty Sklar Talks Imagineering and the Passing of “Buzz” Price

| November 23, 2010 | 4 Replies

An Interview With Disney Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar Not too long ago I received an e-mail from Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering.  We had previously talked about doing another interview to hear more of his thoughts and perspective from working for 50+ years at the Walt Disney Company.  [...]

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Book Review: Melody Malmberg’s Look At Walt Disney Imagineering

Book Review: Melody Malmberg’s Look At Walt Disney Imagineering

| August 31, 2010 | 4 Replies

In May 2010, Disney Editions released a new book titled “Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real” written by Melody Malmberg with a lot of help from the Imagineers.  This is a sequel to the book published almost 15 years ago with the similar title “Walt Disney Imagineering: A [...]

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Imagineering’s Hallway Culture – Graffiti Hallway Culture, That Is

Imagineering’s Hallway Culture – Graffiti Hallway Culture, That Is

| August 10, 2010 | 2 Replies

Disney fans have little opportunity to peek behind the scenes at Walt Disney Imagineering.  Adventures by Disney offers the “Backstage Magic” California itinerary that takes guest on a tour of Imagineering, but other than that, few fans see inside the place that created their favorite theme parks and attractions.  Former Imagineering show writer, Melody Malmberg, [...]

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