30 Books About Imagineering All Disney Fans Should Read

As a huge fan of Disney theme parks, I am always looking for ways to bring the Disney magic home.  One of my favorite ways to do that is to learn as much as I can about the design and development of the Disney Parks, and the talented people who brought them to life: the Imagineers.  If you’re also finding yourself with a need to ignite that Disney spark while you’re away from the magic, I’ve put together a list of the best books about Imagineering (and Imagineers) that you should add to your collection immediately!

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Books About Specific Disney Imagineers

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair by John Canemaker and Mary Blair

Description: For more than a dozen years, a soft spoken, unassuming woman dominated design at The Walt Disney Studios with a joyful creativity and exuberant color palette that stamped the look of many classic Disney animated features, including Cinderella and Peter Pan. Favorite theme park attractions, most notably the “It’s A Small World” boat ride, originally created for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, were also among her designs. Now the story behind one of Walt’s favorite artists is celebrated in this delightful volume of whimsical art and insightful commentary. In her prime, Mary Blair was an amazingly prolific American artist who enlivened and influenced the not-so-small worlds of film, print, theme parks, architectural decor, and advertising. Her art represented and communicated pure pleasure to the viewer. Mary Blair’s personal flair was at one with the imagery that flowed effortlessly and continually from her brush for more than half a century. Walt Disney loved her art and championed it at the Studio. The two shared many sensibilities, including a childlike fondness for playfulness in imagery.

Published: May 2014
Available on Kindle? No
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Bob Gurr: Legendary Imagineer by Bob Gurr

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Description: Legendary Imagineer includes highlights of Bob’s childhood thru high school, which established the basic approach to his philosophy of design and to his passions for life experiences. BOB GURR: Legendary Imagineer probes deeper into his life and times. While a few more of his projects are described, the primary tales that Bob weaves are about the passions and adventures in his life that the reader might find most interesting, quite beyond the general public knowledge of his connection with Walt Disney .

Published: May 2019
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Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms by Marty Sklar

Description: Marty Sklar was hired by The Walt Disney Company after his junior year at UCLA, and began his Disney career at Disneyland in July 1955, the month before the park opened. He spent his first decade at Disney as “the kid,” the very youngest of the creative team Walt had assembled at WED Enterprises. But despite his youth, his talents propelled him forward into substantial responsibility: he became Walt’s speech writer, penned Walt’s and Roy’s messages in the company’s annual report, composed most of the publicity and marketing materials for Disneyland, conceived presentations for the U.S. government, devised initiatives to obtain sponsors to enable new Disneyland developments, and wrote a twenty-four-minute film expressing Walt’s philosophy for the Walt Disney World project and Epcot. He was Walt’s literary right-hand man.

Over the next forty years, Marty Sklar rose to become president and principal creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, and he devoted his entire career to creating, enhancing, and expanding Walt’s magical empire. This beautifully written and enlightening book is Marty’s own retelling of his epic Disney journey, a grand adventure that lasted over half a century.

Published: August 2013
Available on Kindle? Yes
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From Horizons to Space Mountain: The Life of a Disney Imagineer by George McGinnis

Description: Walt hired George McGinnis in 1966, and right away George found himself in design meetings with his new boss. For the next three decades, George contributed to such high-profile projects as the new monorails, Epcot’s Horizons, and two Space Mountains. Working alongside Disney luminaries like Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and John Hench, George brought his unique background as an industrial designer to the creation of the Mark V and Mark VI monorails, and much of Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Space Mountains. His concept art, often begun on the back of napkins, influenced the final look of many theme park attractions. 

Published: May 2016
Available on Kindle? Yes
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From Jungle Cruise Skipper to Disney Legend: 40 Years of Magical Memories at Disney by William “Sully” Sullivan

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Description: Young “Sully” Sullivan needed a job, and so in 1955 he applied for one at the brand-new theme park, Disneyland, where he was hired on the spot as a ticket-taker for the Jungle Cruise. Soon he was promoted to skipper, and then he met his future wife at Waltah Clarke’s Hawaiian Shop across from the Jungle Cruise, and then he was assigned to projects ranging from the 1964 New York World’s Fair and Epcot to Disneyland Paris, and then it was forty years later, and Sully was retiring as vice-president of Magic Kingdom in Orlando.

Published: July 2015
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From Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend: The Adventures of Tom Nabbe by Tom Nabbe

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Description: In 1955, twelve-year-old Tom Nabbe was selling newspapers at Disneyland when he heard that Walt needed someone to play the role of Tom Sawyer. Tom pestered Walt until he got the job. Nearly fifty years later Tom retired, a Disney Legend.

You can’t be Tom Sawyer forever. Eventually, you grow up. When Tom Nabbe became a little too tall, a little too deep-voiced, to continue his childhood on Tom Sawyer Island, Disney made him a ride operator. No more magazine covers for Tom. No more photos with celebrities. But it wasn’t the end of Tom Nabbe’s career; it was just the beginning. 

Published: September 2015
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It’s Kind of a Cute Story by Rolly Crump

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Description: The Imagineers, those men and women who helped Walt Disney bring his creations to life, have achieved legendary status among theme park enthusiasts. IT’S KIND OF A CUTE STORY is the life story of one of the most beloved Imagineers, Rolly Crump. Covering his long and varied career, including designing some of Disney’s most famous attractions and working directly with Walt himself, Rolly’s stories weave into a lighthearted yet riveting narrative of his life and accomplishments. Packed with over 200 photos, many of which have never been seen before, IT’S KIND OF A CUTE STORY is a tribute to the life and work of a true original.

Published: November 2012
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Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career by Kevin Rafferty

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Description: A forty-year storied career-beginning in the dish room at the Plaza Inn in Disneyland, Kevin Rafferty has conceived, designed, written, and overseen the creation of some of the Disney parks most memorable attractions including Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, Cars Land, Toy Story Mania, Test Track, Tower of Terror, MuppetVision, and many others.including the first-ever Mickey and Minnie Mouse attraction set to debut at Walt Disney World in 2019.

For a young man who began studying for the priesthood at a seminary, the journey to halls of Imagineering has truly been a magical one. A master storyteller, Kevin chronicles his unimaginable career with great humor, honesty, and heart.

Published: September 2019
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Marc Davis in His Own Words by Pete Doctor and Christopher Merritt

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Description:  Award-winning filmmaker Pete Docter and veteran Walt Disney Imagineer Christopher Merritt share a deluxe two-book slip-cased set celebrating Disney Legend Marc Davis. The hefty volumes showcase Marc’s mostly unseen Disney theme park concept art and offer a unique behind-the-scenes view as told through Marc’s own words.

Published: September 2019
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Tony Baxter: First of the Second Generation of Walt Disney Imagineers by Tim O’Brien

Description: Tony Baxter joined Walt Disney Imagineering when he was 22 years old and is among the first of a second generation of Disney creatives who fashioned the magic found today in Disney parks worldwide. He would stay with the company for nearly fifty year and today serves as a mentor and consultant to the new, younger generation of Imagineers.

Tony is credited for helping create such Disney attraction icons as Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, and the Indiana Jones Adventure. He has been lauded for his creative leadership at Disneyland Paris Resort, is a Disney Legend and has a personalized window on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Park, considered by many to be one of the highest honors a Disney employee can achieve.  From ice cream scooper in 1965 to Senior Vice President of Creative Development in 2013, this is his story.

Published: October 2015
Available on Kindle? Yes
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Travels with Figment: On the Road in Search of Disney Dreams by Marty Sklar

Description:  In his fifty-four years at Disney-among his assignments in his first ten years was writing personal materials for Walt Disney-Marty travelled the globe, creating Disney magic and committing his adventures to memory.

After his retirement from Disney, Marty kept on traveling, with book tours sharing his memoir Dream It! Do It! My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms and his book full of Imagineering “secrets,” One Little Spark! Mickey’s Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering. In response to the most-asked question raised on his book tours-“When can we read more stories about the Disney world you lived in for more than half a century?”-he drew upon his memory to tell stories he hadn’t shared before. And in this fresh volume, Marty regales readers with more captivating tales from his storied career.

Published: November 2019
Available on Kindle? Yes
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Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park by Jeff Kurtti

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Description:  Fifty years ago, Walt Disney utterly transformed the concept of outdoor entertainment venues from tawdry carnivals and seedy amusement piers called “amusement parks,” to an entirely new destination that would come into common vernacular as the “theme park.”

Although Disneyland was the inspiration of one man, Walt did not achieve this history-altering concept on his own. Using his innate talent for combining disparate skills and personalities, he assembled a creative team that blended imagination with engineering. Walt called this group his “Imagineers.”

Published: August 2008
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Books About Disney Imagineering

Building A Better Mouse: The Story Of The Electronic Imagineers Who Designed Epcot by Steve Alcorn and David Green

Description:  On October 1, 1982, The Walt Disney Company opened its EPCOT Center to the world, heralding changes that would take the Disney property in Florida from a mere theme park to a world-class resort destination. Authors Steve Alcorn and David Green were there, as employees of Disney’s WED Imagineering. “Building a Better Mouse” tells the tale of the “hundreds of mostly young, mostly bright and all embarrassingly idealistic people” who worked on Epcot, and gives a unique insider’s perspective on what it was like to be in the trenches as a Disney Imagineer in the early 1980s, from pixie dusting – when new employees are indoctrinated into all things Disney – through the craziness of the engineering design process, right up until the last frantic dash to opening day. It is a breathtaking, breezy, E-ticket ride of a book, required reading for both hard-core Disneyphiles and people interested in the business side of themed entertainment.

Published: September 2012
Available on Kindle? Yes
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 Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show by John Hench

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Description:  Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of the late John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still came into his office at Imagineering each day. His principles of theme park design, character design, and use of color made him a legendary figure, not only for Disney fans but also for students and aficionados of architecture, engineering, and design. 

Published: January 2009
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The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at its Peak

Description:  How high? How fast? How’d they do that? The top favorites at any Disney Theme park always include the roller coasters. The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at Its Peak will tell you that and more–not only about the current Disney mountain range and its show enhancements, but about mountains unclimbed and mountains yet to be.  Attractions include:   Disneyland: Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain – old and new, Splash Mountain; Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  Never built: Big Rock Candy Mountain and the Western River Expedition;  Disney’s California Adventure: Grizzly Peak and Grizzly River Run; Tokyo Disneyland: Mysterious Island (Journey to the Center of the Earth); Disneyland Paris: Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain; Walt Disney World: Space, Splash, and Big Thunder at Magic Kingdom Park; Mount Mayday and Mt. Gushmore, and the latest mountain–Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.

Published: September 2007
Available on Kindle? No
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The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic by Jason Surrell

Description:  The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic explores how the attraction’s “999 happy haunts” were brought to life. Rare early concept sketches, detailed architectural drawings, and stunning still photography illustrate the Mansion’s evolution as it was designed and built at each Magic Kingdom park around the world-including Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Our tour begins here with a twistedly thorough third edition. Based on the retired title The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies, this newly updated volume confirms or debunks longstanding urban legends, shares fascinating behind-the-screams stories, and reveals how concepts move from inspiration to reality. Readers will discover the latest show enhancements to this classic attraction and find even more artwork depicting the happy haunting grounds in California and Florida as well as Tokyo, Paris, and now Hong Kong. This is one book you’ll be dying to have on your shelf!

Published: August 2015
Available on Kindle? No
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The Imagineering Field Guide Series by The Disney Imagineers

Description: A series of pocket-size paperbacks answers the question “What would it be like to walk through the Disney theme parks with an Imagineer by your side?” The Imagineering Field Guides provide that experience: pointing out details and telling stories, backstories, and Imagineering insights never before heard, condensed into a portable, easily referenced park guide. You’ll never spend time at a Disney theme park the same way again.

Published: September 2005 – March 2014
Available on Kindle? No
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One Little Spark!: Mickey’s Ten Commandments and The Road to Imagineering by Marty Sklar

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Description:  We’ve all read about the experts: the artists, the scientists, the engineers-that special group of people known as Imagineers for The Walt Disney Company. But who are they? How did they join the team? What is it like to spend a day in their shoes?

Disney Legend Marty Sklar wants to give back to fans and answer these burning questions. When Marty was president of Walt Disney Imagineering, he created a list of principles and ideals for the team, aptly named Mickey’s Ten Commandments. Using this code of standards as his organizational flow, Marty provides readers with insights and advice from himself and dozens of hands-on Imagineers from around the globe. It’s a true insider’s look like no other!

Published: September 2015
Available on Kindle? Yes
Available on Audible? Yes
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Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies by Jason Surrell

Description: A behind-the-scenes look at the forty-year history of the popular Disney theme park ride and film adaptation, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” includes illustrations and photographs, recollections of cast and crew, and early story concepts.

Published: November 2005
Available on Kindle? No
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Walt Disney’s Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow by Richard R. Beard and the Walt Disney Company

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Description: Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of EPCOT, a showcase of urban planning, technological developments, and world cultures

Published: September 1982
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Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making Magic Real by The Imagineers

Description:  A full-color book reveals the engineering and scientific wizardry behind Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland through the drawings, models, and stories of the Disney Imagineers, beginning with Walt Disney himself.

Published: November 1996
Available on Kindle? No
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Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real by The Imagineers

Description:  How can you make dreams come true? Or transform a fantasy into a colorful, exciting world that visitors can move through, touch, and enjoy? Such fabulous work is the daily business of Walt Disney’s Imagineers, a core group of creative and highly skilled professional wizards who combine imagination with engineering to create the reality of behind the dreams that comprise the Disney theme parks. In this sequel to the best-selling Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind-the-Dreams Look at Making the Magic Real, the Imagineers serve up another dose of magic with an even closer look at who they are, what they do, and how they do it, illuminating their theories and explaining the tools they use, and where and how they use them. Contained within this deluxe tome are rough drawings, conceptual models, and behind-the-scenes stories showcasing Disney’s newest attractions and innovations from the inside out. There’s also an exclusive peek inside the Research and Development Lab to see what new magic will soon be appearing.

The Imagineers tell their own stories, as well as how they got there, what they do on a daily basis, what they show their friends in the parks, and how you can learn what it takes to become an Imagineer.

Published: May 2010
Available on Kindle? No
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The Walt Disney World That Never Was: Stories Behind the Amazing Imagineering Dreams That Never Came True by Christopher E. Smith

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Description: On an alternate earth, Walt Disney World guests are taking in the thrills of Thunder Mesa, braving the Beastly Kingdom, marveling at Villains Mountain, and staying the night at Disney’s Persian Resort. Want to join them? This is your guidebook to the theme park that Disney never built.

In this unique, extensively researched book, Christopher Smith discusses the many attractions, shows, and resorts that were planned for Walt Disney World, from opening day to the present day, but that exist only in the minds of Imagineers.

You’ll find old “favorites” such as Thunder Mesa and Beastly Kingdom, as well as those lost to the pixie dust of time, like Dick Tracy’s Crime Stoppers, the Enchanted Snow Palace, and Buffalo Junction. Smith looks at the politics and internal struggles behind the decision to shelve each concept, and imagines what guests might have experienced.

Published: November 2016
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Books About Imagineering Your Own Life

The Imagineering Process: Using the Disney Theme Park Design Process to Bring Your Creative Ideas to Life by Louis J. Prosperi

Description:  When we think of Imagineering, we think of Disney theme parks. But Imagineering is a creative process that can be used for nearly any project, once you know how it works. Lou Prosperi distills years of research into a practical how-to guide for budding “Imagineers” everywhere.

The Imagineering Process is a revolutionary creative methodology that anyone can use in their daily lives, whether at home or on the job. Prosperi will teach you first how the Disney uses the Imagineering Process to build theme parks and theme park attractions, and then he’ll show you how to apply it to your own projects, “beyond the berm.”

You’ll learn how to begin as the Imagineers begin, with an evaluation of needs, requirements, and constraints, and then you’ll delve into the six stages of the Imagineering Process: blue sky, concept development, design, construction, models, and the “epilogue,” where you hold your “grand opening” and assess the effectiveness of what you’ve built.

Published: May 2018
Available on Kindle? Yes
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The Imagineering Pyramid: Using Disney Theme Park Design Principles to Develop and Promote Your Creative Ideas by Louis J. Prosperi

Description: Creativity. Innovation. Success. That’s Disney Imagineering. It was the Imagineers who brought Walt Disney’s dreams to life. Now you can tap into the principles of Imagineering to make your personal and professional dreams come true.

Even if you’re not building a theme park, the Imagineering Pyramid can help you plan and achieve any creative goal. Lou Prosperi designed the pyramid from the essential building blocks of Disney Imagineering. He teaches you how to apply the pyramid to your next project, how to execute each step efficiently and creatively, and most important, how to succeed.

Published: April 2016
Available on Kindle? Yes
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The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity by The Disney Imagineers

Description: Famed for making dreams come true, the Disney Imagineers are world renowned for their incomparable creativity and their ability to turn fanciful ideas into reality. How do they do this? By approaching all projects, problems, and questions with the knowledge that they will undoubtedly accomplish the task set before them. Now for the first time, the Imagineers off a detailed look at their principles and processes that allow Disney to do what it does so well. Beyond paper and canvas, beyond wood, steel, and concrete, there is magic at the heart of every Imagineering project. In The Imagineering Way, the Imagineers reveal the secrets to creating an environment that fosters explosive creativity, with clear examples of how to adapt the most creative thinking in the world to your home and work life. The difference between the Imagineers and the rest of the world is that the Imagineers assume they can do what they dream.

Published: July 2003
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The Imagineering Workout by The Disney Imagineers

Description: You’ve been told how to think “out of the box,” and even been told to throw the box away, but really, isn’t it time someone taught you how to create your own box in the first place? The Imagineering Workout: Exercises to Shape your Creative Muscles, will do just that, with interactive, ingenious, and practical exercises that will stimulate your imagination, tone your creative muscles, strengthen ideas, and, most importantly, inspire new approaches. The Imagineering Workout is for anyone who wants to learn new ways to problem-solve challenges, whether they’re creative, logic-oriented, everyday, or event-inspired. The ingredients Imagineers use are simple and contain a large measurement of fun, which contributes to shapelier thinking and stronger solutions.

Published: June 2005
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Books About Imagineering Available for Pre-Order

The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky by Jeff Kurtti, Vanessa Hunt, and Paul Wolski

Description:   In The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky, readers will discover the parallel stories of the development of a new form of transportation and the evolution of Walt’s prophetic creative mind, which together resulted in the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere. Since June 1959, this mid-century modern marvel has captured the hearts and imaginations of theme park and Disney fans everywhere; it has inspired, as Walt hoped, the creation of working monorails in practical transit applications in varied locations all around the world.

Through a lively and succinct narrative and a stunning collection of unique historical photographs and rare concept and development art (much of it never before published) readers will be transported into a future where yesterday’s dreams are tomorrow’s realities!

Release Date: September 15, 2020
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Windows on Disney’s Main Street, U.S.A.: Stories of the Talented People Honored at the Disney Parks by Chuck Snyder

Description: When you first enter Disneyland, in California, or the Magic Kingdom in Florida, a charming train station is set elevated before you, like a stage-show curtain. Walk through one of its tunnels to find vibrant posters displayed like “coming attractions” at a theater. Then arrive at Main Street, U.S.A., an idealized Victorian-era town of bright colors, upbeat melodies, and delicious smells. Here, your eyes finally meet the grand view ahead: a stunning castle, filled with the promise of adventures beyond.

Keen observers will notice intricate details throughout the Disney parks, including names emblazoned on the building windows lining Main Street, U.S.A. Designed as calling cards for fictionalized shopkeepers, these names belong to the real life “all-stars” who helped make Disney’s theme parks a reality. They are the opening credits to a show like no other. The people listed on these windows are skilled actors, artists, business leaders, Imagineers, songwriters, and more. With their imagination and sharp skills, each person has made an important contribution to The Walt Disney Company. In fact, many have also received the impressive Disney Legends award.

Release Date: June 7. 2022
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Women of Imagineering: 12 Careers, 12 Theme Parks, Countless Stories

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Description:  Capturing an era – and preserving the stories they have told their daughters, their mentees, their husbands and their friends – a dozen women Imagineers have written personal stories from their decades designing and building the Disney world-wide empire of theme parks.

Illustrated with the women’s personal drawings and photos in addition to archival Imagineering images, the book represents a broad swath of Imagineering’s creative disciplines during a time of unprecedented expansion. Intertwined with memories of Disney legends are glimpses of what it takes behind the scenes to create a theme park, and the struggles unique to women who were becoming more and more important, visible and powerful in a workplace that was overwhelmingly male.
Each chapter is unique, from a unique Imagineer’s perspective and experience. These women spent their careers telling stories in three dimensions for the public. Now they’ve assembled their stories in print, with the hope that their experiences will continue to entertain and illuminate.

Release Date: October 13, 2020
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Theresa is a Maryland native who is grateful to only be a 2-hour flight from Walt Disney World. She loves exploring new locations & cuisines, and can beat anybody in a game of “Oh! You know what else that actor was in?” Although myopic macular degeneration is deteriorating her eyesight, it hasn’t dampened her spirit or sense of humor; she likes to tell people this simply makes her a “temporary visionary.” Visit About Theresa to learn more or send an email to insightfulllife@gmail.com!

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