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[26 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
Adventures by Disney Launches New Southern California Short Escape

Adventures by Disney has launched a new Disneyland/Southern California Short Escape vacation.
This all-new vacation includes private tours of The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering, and more.
Guests will also get a VIP tour at Disneyland, an exclusive visit to Walt’s Disneyland apartment, and a look at costumes and more at the Disney Archives.
This vacation can be booked as a stand-alone vacation or in conjunction with a Disney Cruise Line sailing from San Diego.
The vacation can be booked for dates in the spring and fall of this year.
Pre- and post-cruise trips …

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[31 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Winners Announced for Annual Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition

The winners for this year’s Walt Disney Imagination Design Competition have been announced.
This annual competition brings college students from around the country to Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters for a chance to showcase their skills. Areas covered include engineering, technical, and artistic.
Participants also have a chance to interview for a spot in Disney Imagineering.
More than 330 projects were submitted this year and just six teams were selected to visit Imagineering’s campus in Glendale, California.
The students were challenged to “apply the same design principles used in Disney parks and resorts” while they …

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[18 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Winners Announced for Walt Disney Imagineering’s 2015 Imaginations Competition

Disney recently announced the winners of the Walt Disney Imagineering 2015 Imaginations design competition.
The winning team hails from Ringling College of Art & Design and their project was called “The New Orleans Double Rail.” The project was created as “a symbol of hope for a city whose greatest challenge is its location below sea level.”
Students in the competition were tasked to apply Disney magic to transportation within a major city. Six teams were chosen as finalists and visited Walt Disney Imagineering in California where they could meet with and work …

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[26 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Imagineering Announces Finalists for Imaginations Design Competition

Walt Disney Imagineering has announced the finalists for the Imaginations design competition, which was created to develop future talent and give students a place to showcase their skills.
The competition is looking to find and nurture the next generation of Disney Imagineers while brining a fresh perspective to Walt Disney Imagineering.
The challenge for this year’s competition was: Take what Disney does best today—from its world-class theme parks, resorts, cruise ships and other entertainment venues that are highly popular with families—and apply it to transportation within a major city.
The teams were challenged …

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[20 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to be the Focus of New Comic Book Series

Fans of Disney’s thrilling Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will soon have a chance to experience the thrills of the attraction in a comic book.
The five-part comic book series Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will feature stories from Walt Disney Imagineering. Action-packed stories include earthquakes, floods, and dynamite chewing goats.
The adventures in the story are set in the wild frontier and will take readers back in time to a Gold Rush town where the residents battle the mountain. Readers will also discover why Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is more than just an …

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[25 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Imagineering Honored for Work on Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disneyland

As construction continues at Shanghai Disneyland, the American Institute of Architects has honored Walt Disney Imagineering for their work at the park.
The AIA recently presented Walt Disney Imagineering with its Technology in Architecture Practice Award for successful implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Building Information Modeling uses height, weight, and depth in building design, therefore giving a virtual representation of what the building will look like. Traditional design uses 2D drawings and elevations.
The use of BIM also allows the digital model to be linked to construction scheduled so designers are able …

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[8 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Participants Announced for the Disney Accelerator Program

Disney has announced the 11 companies participating in the Disney Accelerator program.
The Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is connecting innovative companies with the Walt Disney Company and giving them access to the creative expertise and resources needed to help them develop new entertainment experiences and products.
The companies selected for the mentorship program are: Buzzstarter, ChoreMonster, Codarica, Cogo, Jogg, Sphero, Sidelines, Snow Shoe, Twigtale, Tyffon, Zombiebooth, and Ubooly.
The Disney Accelerator will provide the companies with the tools and support they need to expand their visions for the next 15 weeks.
Disney executives …

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[13 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
New Disney Kingdoms Comic Arriving in June Starring Figment and Dreamfinder

This summer a new Disney Kingdoms comic series will be released and it stars Figment and Dreamfinder.
The five-issue series is a collaboration between Marvel and Walt Disney Imagineering, and was created by writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers), artist Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel), and cover artist John Tyler Christopher.
The story in the series is a steampunk fantasy adventure that reveals the never-before-told story of Dreamfinder’s origin.
“Can you imagine the never-before-revealed origin of one of Disney’s most creative characters? Can you picture a Marvel spin on the Epcot’s mind-expanding attraction, Journey Into Imagination? …

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[21 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Spread Holiday Cheer around the World

Disney VoluntEARS have been celebrating 30 years of service this year, and during this holiday season they have been continuing to donate their time around the world.
Walt Disney World Resort VoluntEARS collected and donated more than 32,000 new toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. The toys, games, and books will be given to children in Orange and Seminole counties in Central Florida.
On the other side of the world, cast members from Shanghai Disney Resort and Imagineers visited a local children’s hospital where they made holiday …

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[4 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend Tony Baxter Honored with a Window on Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A.

Disney Legend Tony Baxter was honored for his contributions with a window on Main Street U.S.A . at Disneyland last week.
The window unveiling ceremony was hosted by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs, Walt Disney Imagineering Chief Creative Executive Bruce Vaughn, and Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier. Friends, family, and other Disney Legends were also on hand for the ceremony.
The window is located above the Main Street Magic Shop and states: Main Street Marvels, Tony Baxter, Inventor, “Imagination is in the Heart of our Creations.” The last line …