WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING
Walt Disney Imagineering
Contact: Walt Disney Imagineering Media Relations 818-544-2142
Behind every great Disney vacation is the vision of a great scientist. Or artist. Or filmmaker, engineer, landscaper, sculptor or writer. Or most likely, all of the above. Such visionaries work in more than 140 professional disciplines at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), the creative force behind Disney parks, resorts, attractions, cruise ships and entertainment venues throughout the world. Walt Disney Imagineering – the storytellers behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – focuses on imagining the future of family entertainment with groundbreaking creativity and technology. Imagineers bring to life fantastic worlds, beloved characters, extraordinary experiences and magical encounters for Disney theme park and resort guests throughout the world. A Special Role in History Imagineering played an enormous role in bringing the first Disney theme park – Disneyland in California – to life in 1955. Walt Disney Imagineering, known at the time as WED Enterprises (WED stood for Walter Elias Disney), was formed in 1952 to plan, design and build Disneyland. The first Imagineers were picked by Walt himself from the Disney Studio’s best creative talents, and since that time Walt Disney Imagineering continues to inspire succeeding generations of talented men and women as it develops Disney parks, resorts, cruise ships, hotels and attractions in Florida, California, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong. Imagining the Future Walt Disney Imagineering continually explores and raises the bar on all forms of guest experiences. The Blue Sky Studio is a dedicated group of Imagineers who develop new concepts and experiences that may not be seen for five to 10 years. Meanwhile, the Research and Development team routinely unveils innovative special effects and technical magic to blend the digital age with the three-dimensional world of Disney parks and resorts. Magical...