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[18 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend Tony Baxter to be Honored with Window on Main Street USA

Last weekend, longtime Imagineer Tony Baxter was declared an official Disney Legend at the D23 Expo. However, that was not the only honor in store for the truly legendary Imagineer, as it was also revealed that weekend that Baxter would be receiving his own window on Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A.
The exciting surprise was revealed on Friday during the Expo’s “Undiscovered Disneyland” presentation, in which Baxter and fellow Imagineer Josh Shipley treated audiences to some fantastic rare and unreleased footage of Disneyland in its early years. Following the presentation, Walt Disney …

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[29 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo to Celebrate 60 Years of Walt Disney Imagineering

Fans of Disney’s theme parks who are headed to this year’s D23 Expo are in for a treat, as D23 announced this week some of the exciting events and exhibits that Disney’s Parks and Resorts Division have in store for the upcoming Expo. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney Imagineering, Expo attendees will be able to enjoy exclusive panels, access to Imagineers, merchandise, and more.
Like at the 2011 Expo, Imagineering will be hosting a pavilion on the Expo floor this year that offers a glimpse behind-the-scenes at Imagineering. …

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[4 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tony Baxter Announces Retirement from Full-Time Walt Disney Imagineering Position

Over the past nearly five decades, Disney fans of all generations have enjoyed the work of legendary Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter. From his first job at Disney scooping ice cream at Disneyland to playing a key creative role in the creation of such iconic Disney attractions as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Indiana Jones Adventure, Baxter has played a role in millions of guests’ vacations to Disney parks around the globe. After 47 years of working for the Walt Disney Company, however, Baxter announced this week that he will be …

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[18 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Video:  Disney Imagineers Offer Sneak Peek Into New Haunted Mansion Queue at Magic Kingdom

One of Magic Kingdom’s most beloved rides is getting an update to its queue area, as the line for Disney’s Haunted Mansion goes interactive.
Guests to the parks over the last few weeks have noted walls erected around the queue area for the popular and darkly funny ride.  Earlier this week, the walls started to come down, and Disney Parks Blog offered a sneak peek video into what the Imagineers have been up to.
All of the favorite old tombstones with witty epitaphs are still here, but the area has incurred new …