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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The grand opening of Aulani, the newest Disney Vacation Club property in Hawaii, is rapidly approaching. Major construction has completed, and workers are finishing up interior details. Disney released the video below explaining some of the storytelling that will occur nightly around a beachside firepit.
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 [...]
Disney announced that major structural construction work is complete for their Hawaiian Vacation Club property, Aulani. On April 21, construction workers from Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. handed over the property to the Disney Imagineers and Cast Members who will add the final details and theming to the resort. Continue after the break for Disney’s [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]