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Tag: Tony Baxter

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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D23 Announces Scavenger Hunt and Destination D Schedule

D23 Announces Scavenger Hunt and Destination D Schedule

| July 7, 2010 | 2 Replies

Disney’s official fan community, D23, will hold its fall event at the Disneyland Resort September 24-25th in Anaheim, CA.  Instead of the full scale D23 Expo held in September 2009, a slimmed down “Destination D” event will be offered to highlight the history of the 55th Anniversary of the original Disney theme park.  To cap [...]

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Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter: The Importance of Being Twelve

Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter: The Importance of Being Twelve

| July 3, 2010 | 10 Replies

Tony Baxter, the Senior Vice President of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering and the Creative Executive for Disneyland, recently gave the keynote address at the Creative Problem Solving Institute titled “Designing for Disney: Patterns that Embolden Successful Innovation.”  A fitting subject for someone who received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Themed Entertainment Association in [...]

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Walt Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter Discusses Creativity

Walt Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter Discusses Creativity

| June 7, 2010 | 2 Replies

Can you teach creativity?  Innovation?  Or are people innately creative and innovative?  What about companies?  To learn how to foster creativity, why not ask someone who has led a few creative projects to successful conclusion?  Why not ask someone whose official title has “creative” in the name (in multiple places actually).  Tony Baxter, Senior Vice [...]

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Happy Birthday Splash Mountain: A History

Happy Birthday Splash Mountain: A History

| August 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

During my last trip to Walt Disney World, I had lunch with Disney Historian Mark Matheis from the Disney Institute.  It was Friday, July 17th – a pretty momentous day in the history of the Disney Parks.  On July 17, 1955, Ronald Reagan hosted the live telecast on ABC of Disneyland’s opening in Anaheim, CA.  [...]

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