During the Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering panel at D23 Expo 2017, Disney fan John Stamos spoke with legendary Imagineers, Marty Sklar, Tony Baxter, and Wayne Jackson, to celebrate the many remarkable men and women who achieved Walt Disney’s dreams of Disneyland and beyond. See highlights of the fascinating conversation below.See more
Wayne Jackson began his career as an Imagineer in October 1965, and in the decades that followed he would put his technical skill and know-how to great use in the development and installation of Disney attractions around the world.
Wayne was the first employee of MAPO—Walt Disney Imagineering’s manufacturing and production arm. Originally trained in aircraft…See more
By D23 Team
Can you believe we’re just five weeks away from D23 Expo 2017? We’ve already shared some of the exciting panels, presentations, and performances coming to the three-day event, but as D23 Expo veterans know, there’s so much more to explore!
From Mousequerade to the making of Hercules, there’s a lot in store during the three-day ultimate Disney…See more
By D23 Team
The Disney Legends Award ceremony is one of many highlights during D23 Expo, and we’re excited to share this year’s class of legendary honorees! Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Disney Legends Award was first given to Fred MacMurray in 1987, and has since honored 276 Disney Legends (including this year’s honorees). “The Disney…See more
By Courtney Potter
D23 celebrates Women’s History Month with a look at some of the talented women bringing Disney magic to life at Walt Disney Imagineering.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week—celebrating, as he said at the time, the “achievements, leadership,…See more
By Jocelyn Buhlman
While we continue racing toward the June 16 opening of the animated feature Cars 3, we’re taking a side trip into the immersive Cars universe via the upcoming book Poster Art of Cars: Collecting More Than a Hundred Posters and Graphics from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.
D23 has an exclusive look at some of the…See more
By D23 Team
Disney fans pride themselves on their knowledge of Disney’s legendary films, theme parks, and much more, but even the most knowledgeable Disney fan is bound to have a question or two. From easy to obscure, there’s one Disney expert who has almost all the answers––and if he doesn’t, he knows where to look for them! Disney Legend, Walt Disney…See more
By Nicole Nalty
If you’ve ever visited a Disney theme park, you’ve probably picked up a park map. While the maps are absolutely helpful in finding your way around the park, Disney maps have become a collectible and cherished keepsake for many Disney fans… which is why we decided to celebrate this special souvenir with a closer look at some amazing original…See more
By Becky Cline
Legendary mechanical effects man Robert A. Mattey Jr. began his Hollywood career in the late 1920s, while visiting his father, a costume jeweler who created the faux coins used in the 1927 epic film The King of Kings. The 16-year-old Bob was fascinated by the production process, and was hooked for life.
Shortly after, Bob began working in motion…See more
This story is excerpted from a piece originally published in the Fall 2009 issue of Disney twenty-three. If you like what you read, become a D23 Gold Member to receive the Disney twenty-three quarterly publication for more fascinating stories about all the worlds of Disney.
By Ed Squair
To this day, more than four decades after first opening its heavy wood doors to…See more