Tag: Walt Disney Imagineering

Treasure Island / Discovery Island: A Look Back

Treasure Island / Discovery Island: A Look Back

| September 8, 2011 | 5 Replies

Sail the Seven Seas of Walt Disney World to an island filled with tropical beauty, colorful birds, and the mystery Ben Gunn’s buried treasure. And so began the adventure that awaited guests on Treasure Island. Opening on April 8, 1974, Treasure Island was a place for guests to observe various forms of wildlife, as well [...]

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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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What Are You Hoping to See During August’s Disney D23 Expo?

What Are You Hoping to See During August’s Disney D23 Expo?

| July 26, 2011 | Reply

In less than one month, the curtain will rise on the second D23 Expo – an official fan convention sponsored by the Walt Disney Company celebrating all things Disney - from theme parks, to films, music, books and television.  August 19-21, the most fervent of Disney fans will descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center for a glimpse behind [...]

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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: “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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