Kevin Rafferty

Imagineer Kevin Rafferty Retiring After 42 Magical Years: Read his Exclusive Interview

By Zach Johnson

Kevin Rafferty, the brilliant and charismatic Imagineer who conceived, designed, wrote, and oversaw the creations of some of Disney Parks’ most memorable attractions and lands, has announced in a memo to staff that he will retire from Walt Disney Imagineering, effective April 1, 2021. His end date is not an April Fool’s joke, he assures us in an…

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D23 Inside Disney Episode 53 | EPCOT Updates with Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley

New holiday traditions coming to Walt Disney World Resort, the untold origins of Olaf, Halloween with D23, Dancing with the Stars’ celebrity cast, The Mandalorian gets season two debut, Trevor Tordjman to join BUNK’D, Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween set, and an update on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland. Plus, Disney Imagineer Zach…

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Watch the D23 Expo Panel Marc Davis in His Own Words

By the D23 Team

In 1962, senior animator Marc Davis moved from Walt Disney Feature Animation to a new division of the company: WED Enterprises, the group assembled to design Disneyland. After more than 30 years working on classic feature films, Davis was about to become one of the most renowned Imagineers—and, in 1989, a Disney Legend! In the riveting D23 Expo…

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D23 Special Event: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

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The Imagineering Story

How Disney+’s The Imagineering Story Celebrates Walt Disney’s Legacy

By Zach Johnson

It’s no secret that making Disney magic is in Leslie Iwerks’ DNA. The daughter of Disney Legend Don Iwerks and the granddaughter of Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, the Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker has been telling behind-the-scenes stories about The Walt Disney Company’s history for two decades, starting with the 1999 release of her first…

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A Look into Imagineer Kevin Rafferty’s Magical Journey

By Savannah Salazar

Walt Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty gives readers a look behind the magic. Looking back on his storied 40-year career, Rafferty chronicles the magic of developing dimensional storytelling experiences for Disney Park guests around the world. From Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks to Cars Land, Toy Story Mania, and The Twilight Zone…

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Pete and Chris Talk Marc Davis in His Own Words—Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks

By Savannah Salazar

Pixar Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter and Lead Concept Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering Chris Merritt present Marc Davis in His Own Words—Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks, a fantastical, rare look into never-before-seen photos and notes of Disney Legend Marc Davis. From beautiful animation to designing iconic…

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