Thursday, August 30, 2007


Mark VII Monorail - Disneyland - 2008-2010 one monorail released a year
Animation Academy - Hong Kong Disneyland - 2007
Mickey's Waterworks - Hong Kong Disneyland - 2007
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - Walt Disney Studios Park - 2008
Hollywood Boulevard - Walt Disney Studios Park - 2008
Stitch Encounter - Walt Disney Studios Park- 2008
Monsters, Inc.: Ride n Go Seek! - Tokyo Disneyland - 2008
Toy Story Mania - Disney's California Adventure & Disney-MGM Studios - 2008
"it's a small world" - Hong Kong Disneyland - 2008 Current works

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage - Disneyland - June 11, 2007
Pirate's Lair - Disneyland - May 25, 2007
Toon Studio - Walt Disney Studios Park - 2007
Crush's Coaster - Walt Disney Studios Park - 2007
Cars Race Rally - Walt Disney Studios Park - 2007
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor - Magic Kingdom - April 2,2007
Finding Nemo - The Musical - Disney's Animal Kingdom - November, 2006
The Seas with Nemo and Friends - Epcot - October, 2006 Recent projects
The corporate headquarters of Walt Disney Imagineering are in, and have been since the 1950s, Glendale, California. It is for this reason that there is no WDI field office at the Disneyland Resort, which is thirty-six miles away. There are two field offices at the Walt Disney World Resort, required for the sheer size of the resort. Both are relatively close to each other. There are field offices located at;

Epcot and the Disney-MGM Studios, Walt Disney World Resort
Tokyo Disney Resort Administration Building, Tokyo Disney Resort
The former WDFA field office, Disneyland Resort Paris
Walt Disney Imagineering Hong Kong Site Office, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Walt Disney Imagineering Locations
The Imagineers have been called on by many other divisions of the Walt Disney Company as well as being contracted by outside firms to design and build structures outside of the theme parks.

The very first Disney Store opened in Glendale, California, mere meters from WDI HQ, and was designed and constructed by a group of architectural Imagineers. The Store remains the only North American Disney Store (other than a Disney Store on the Disney studio lot itself) owned by the Walt Disney Company today.
Environmental and graphic design for The Disney Cruise Line and DCL's Castaway Cay
Imagineering have co-operated with Walt Disney Consumer Products on four more occasions for Disney Stores. Firstly, WDI developed the Walt Disney Gallery at the Main Place Mall in Santa Ana, California (open for a short time in the 1990s, next to the still-operating Disney Store), and then a Roman themed Disney Store at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two more themed Disney stores were opened in San Francisco, California, and New York City, New York - the latter having been developed into a World of Disney.
After the purchase of the Disney Stores by The Children's Place in 2004, Disney developed a more exclusive chain of flagship Disney stores, called World of Disney (see above). Located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (at the Walt Disney World Resort), Anaheim, California (at the Disneyland Resort) and New York City. Each have been exclusively designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, an odd feat in recent times as Disney out-contracts work more and more to other companies. A fourth incarnation of the "World of Disney" brand is due to arrive in Disney Village at Disneyland Resort Paris in 2008/2009.
Former Senior Vice President of Imagineering John Hench designed the "Tower of Nations" for the opening and closing ceremony of the 1960 Winter Olympics, where Walt Disney was Pageantry Committee Chairman.
Imagineering designed galleries and exhibitions for the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, California.
Imagineering developed the Encounter Restaurant, a science fiction themed redesign of the restaurant suspended at the top of the 135-foot parabolic arches of the iconic Theme Building at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Imagineering manufactured flight attendant uniforms for Northwest Airlines from Claude Montana designs in 1989 due in part to the fact that Northwest's then-CEO Al Checchi was also a member of The Walt Disney Company's board. The WDI-made uniforms only lasted until 1992.
When Disney purchased ABC, the Imagineers remodeled the ABC Times Square Studios in New York City.
Imagineering designed exhibits for the Port Discovery children's museum at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Walt Disney Imagineering Imagineers

Hench, John, with Peggy Van Pelt. Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show. Disney Editions, 2003, ISBN 0-7868-5406-5.
Imagineers, The. Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making the Magic Real. Disney Editions, 1996, ISBN 0-7868-6246-7 (hardcover); 1998, ISBN 0-7868-8372-3 (paperback).
Imagineers, The. The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity. Disney Editions, 2003, ISBN 0-7868-5401-4.
Imagineers, The (as "The Disney Imagineers"). The Imagineering Workout: Exercises to Shape Your Creative Muscles. Disney Editions, 2005, ISBN 0-7868-5554-1.
Imagineers, The. The Imagineering Field Guide to Epcot at Walt Disney World. Disney Editions, 2006, ISBN 0-7868-4886-3.
Imagineers, The. The Imagineering Field Guide to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Disney Editions, 2005, ISBN 0-7868-5553-3.
Kurtti, Jeff. Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park. Disney Editions, 2006, ISBN 0-7868-5559-2.

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