Leading By Consensus

When you enter Tokyo Disney Sea, you are greeted by this amazing water sculpture. Its title is AquaSphere, and it’s a symbolic reminder that you are entering a park dedicated to fantastic harbors across the globe. In their own humble history of their organization, the Oriental Land Company, or OLC, shares a little story about … Read moreLeading By Consensus

An Imagineering Look at Additive Collaboration

In our previous blog, we discussed the beauty of Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant, or Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris. Tom Morris began his career as a balloon seller at Disneyland as a teenager. He graduated from position to position until he became the designer of Fantasyland for Disneyland Paris at the time … Read moreAn Imagineering Look at Additive Collaboration

Reflections of AVATAR

The D23 conference in Tokyo has released photos of the new AVATAR land coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We brought you this article over the weekend, but we have since updated with several important new photos. It is an amazing look at the world of Pandora both day and night. As Imagineer Joe Rohde noted:  “Above and beyond … Read moreReflections of AVATAR

Plan 67 & 17, And The Evolution of a Disney Park

What is Plan 67 and 17? For our family’s summer beach trip, I downloaded a copy of Rolly Crump’s biography, It’s Kind of a Cute Story. There’s a great little tale about Rolly being asked by Marty Sklar to create a version of what Epcot would ultimately look like. By this time, many versions had … Read morePlan 67 & 17, And The Evolution of a Disney Park

Tony Baxter & Being Mentored

I listen to a lot of great Disney podcasts while I’m working out (yes…I work out…believe it or not). But my absolute favorite is The Season Pass Podcast. There is seldom a program–particularly on Disney–where I don’t walk away with something new. This week’s podcast features newly named Disney Legend Tony Baxter. It is so … Read moreTony Baxter & Being Mentored

2012: Disney Parks’ Biggest Year

Walt said that “Disneyland will never be complete as long as there is imagination left in the world.” Since the mighty Matterhorn addition in 1959, Disney parks have been adding in a major way. Take a look at those biggest additions made over the years. Then take a look at 2012. It may well be the … Read more2012: Disney Parks’ Biggest Year