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Disneyland’s First Female Imagineer Helped Create Your Favorite Attractions

By Jocelyn Buhlman When we think of classic Disneyland attractions, many minds wander to haunted houses, salty old pirates, and children of the world. One Imagineer had a hand in bringing all of them to life: Disney Legend Harriet Burns, the first woman ever hired by Walt Disney Imagineering in a creative capacity. A “Model” Imagineer …

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WDI Imaginations Design Competition

See the Amazing Concepts that Won Imagineering’s Imaginations Design Competition!

By Beth Deitchman Have you ever dreamed of being an Imagineer? For more than 25 years, Walt Disney Imagineering has given college students the opportunity to design innovative and entertaining projects, present them to Imagineering executives, and enjoy a look behind the magic at Imagineering headquarters in Glendale, California. The late Disney Legend and Imagineering …

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6 Imagineers Share the Disney Experiences that Led Them to Their Dream Jobs

By Nicole Nalty Walt Disney Imagineering celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and with it, 65 years of unbelievable experiences, unparalleled storytelling, and unforgettable memories for Disney fans across the globe. To celebrate the occasion, we asked a few of the men and women behind the magic to share which Disney experiences inspired them to …

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Disney Legends for 2017

Here Are the New Legends Who Will Be Honored at D23 Expo

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 …

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female imagineers

9 Inspirational Disney Imagineers

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, …

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Poster Art of Cars

Get Revved Up for an Exclusive First Look at the Poster Art of Cars

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 …

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Your Disney Questions Answered—by Disney Legend Dave Smith

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 …

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