Tag: Joe Rohde

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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Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

| October 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

In August, Disney opened its first hotel outside mainland USA not associated with a theme park.  Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is a stand-alone Disney Vacation Club property located in Hawaii.  Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde was one of the lead designers of the new resort, and took time to talk with the DIS Unplugged about [...]

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First Hand Account of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa Opening Day

First Hand Account of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa Opening Day

| September 1, 2011 | Reply

Excitement has been growing in the Disney fan community for the opening of Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii.  On Monday, August 29th the first stand alone Disney resort not connected with a theme park opened to the public.  One of our Hawaiian DISboards members, Jeff Oh (DISboards username mkymsehi), was on hand for the opening, [...]

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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’s Aulani Resort & Spa References Former Adventurer’s Club

Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa References Former Adventurer’s Club

| July 22, 2011 | 2 Replies

John Magi and Kevin Klose of the DIS Unplugged and Dreams Unlimited Travel had an exclusive tour of Disney’s newest Disney Vacation Club property in the Ko Olina resort area of Oahu, Hawaii.  During the tour they had a one on one interview with Walt Disney Imagineer Jeanette Lomboy, Senior Show Producer for Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa.  [...]

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Video: Disney Executives Discuss New DVC Property Aulani

Video: Disney Executives Discuss New DVC Property Aulani

| October 14, 2010 | 5 Replies

Disney released a video where Joe Rohde, Senior Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, discusses the story behind Aulani, the Disney Vacation Club property currently under construction in Hawai’i.  Djuan Rivers, Vice President for Disney Vacation Club and Resort in Hawai’i, says the resort is meant to be a reflection of Hawai’i culture. Disney’s Aulani [...]

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Just Who Exactly Is Harrison Hightower III?

Just Who Exactly Is Harrison Hightower III?

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Replies

The strange case of the disappearing Harrison Hightower III and the reappearing Walt Disney Imagineer Tokyo DisneySea has a stunning version of the Tower of Terror that is the focal point of the American Waterfront port.  However, Tokyo’s Tower of Terror is unique among Disney Parks.  Instead of the Twilight Zone, its story focuses on [...]

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