Monday, March 31, 2008

Disney Magic Behind the Scenes

This is a good article on the Disney Imagineers and what goes on behind the scenes. It has quite a good coverage on the upcoming and highly-anticipated Toy Story Mania attraction.

They are Imagineers. That means they spend their workdays (and probably a lot of work nights) dreaming up and ultimately implementing new attractions for Disney parks and resorts around the world. There are about 1,000 Imagineers, 750 of whom work in Glendale, California, in an office building (once a cosmetics factory) that has tighter security than many government buildings.

They are computer scientists and engineers, architects and graphic designers, programmers, special-effects designers and more -- representing 140 disciplines. Those who work in the Blue Sky Studio are charged with coming up with Disney magic we might not see for 10 years.

Don't miss the info about the World Science Festival at the bottom of the article.


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