Craving Magic and Nerds Who Make Podcasts

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Last week I did an interview about The Imagineering Pyramid and The Imagineering Process with Zach Moore from the Craving Magic and Nerds Who Make podcasts.

Both episodes are now live!

If you should happen to listen, please let me know what you think.

 

 

Thanks!

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Another Imagineering Process Update

Here’s another brief update on the status of The Imagineering Process.

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I recently was in touch with my publisher, Theme Park Press and it looks like the release will most likely push out into early May. Again, as we get closer I’ll have a better estimate.

I’ve also received a few more testimonial “blurbs” (or jacket quotes) including blurbs from:

As I noted before, as we get closer to the release I’ll share the testimonials here (as well as on Facebook and Twitter), and I’ll also be posting some snippets from the book that provide a high-level look at the seven stages that comprise the Imagineering Process.

 

Thanks!

Imagineering Process Update

I know it’s been a long time since my last post. My apologies.

I wanted to post a brief update on the status of The Imagineering Process.

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I submitted the final draft to my publisher, Theme Park Press. Right now we’re looking at a release in late March to mid-April. As we get closer I’ll have a better estimate.

I’ve also sent the final manuscript to some friends, colleagues, and nice folks who have agreed to write testimonial “blurbs” (or jacket quotes) for the book. So far I’ve received testimonials from:

  • Lee Cockerell, Former Executive Vice President, Walt Disney World® Resort and Best Selling author of Creating Magic…10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney, The Customer Rules, Time Management Magic, and Career Magic.
  • David Burkus, author of Friend of a Friend, Under New Management, and The Myths of Creativity
  • Sam Gennawey, author of Walt Disney and the Promise of Progress City, The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream, and Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry
  • Brian Collins, Former Imagineer & WDI Show Writer
  • Jeffrey A. Barnes, Dean of Student Success at California Baptist University and best-selling author of The Wisdom of Walt series
  • Louis L. Lemoine, Retired Walt Disney Imagineer and Disney Legacy Award recipient

I’m expecting blurbs from a few other folks as well, and will post an update when I have more to share.

So far the response to the book has been better than I could have hoped for.

As we get closer to the release I’ll share the testimonials here (as well as on Facebook and Twitter), and I’ll also be posting some snippets from the book that provide a high-level look at the seven stages that comprise the Imagineering Process.

 

More soon.

Thanks!

Imagineering Process Update

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I finished the last of my edits on THE IMAGINEERING PROCESS last weekend, and submitted my final draft to my publisher Theme Park Press yesterday.

As of now we’re looking at a release in Winter/Spring 2018.

I’ll be posting excepts, graphics, and other updates here as we get closer to the release.

I also hope to be able to spend a little more time on posts here in the next few months.

Take care!

Imagineering Process Cover, An Announcement, and a Quick Progress Report

I’m thrilled to share the cover of the next book in the Imagineering Toolbox series: THE IMAGINEERING PROCESS: Using the Disney Theme Park Design Process to Bring Your Creative Ideas to Life.

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I’m also very excited to announce that author and former Imagineer Jason Surrell will be writing the Foreword for this book. Jason is the author of some of my favorite Disney theme park books including “Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies”, “The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic”, and “The Disney Mountains: Imagineering At Its Peak”.

[I’ve shared this on social media, but wanted to share it here as well.]

Progress Report:

I’m making good progress on the book. I just finished the “Imagineering Management and Leadership” chapter last night. Next up is my “final thoughts” chapter, followed by some work on the appendices, the bibliography and references, and a couple of rounds of proof reading and editing.

Getting very close now.

I’ll post another update when I know more about when the book will be available.

 

Thanks!