Heading Off to Disney World!

You may recall me posting about the “Help Us Bring Our Music to the Mouse” fundraising campaign for an upcoming trip to Walt Disney World (see this post).

Well, that trip is no longer upcoming – it’s happening today! This week I’ll traveling to Walt Disney World to chaperone a trip with our local high school music department.

Music to the Mouse

The high school marching band will be marching in Magic Kingdom on Friday, and our A Cappella groups will be singing at Disney Springs on Sunday.

Music and Disney Magic – A Perfect Combination!

I may post the occasional picture or short post while I’m there, particularly if I can get good pictures of some the Imagineering Pyramid principles in practice.

Imagineering Process Sneak Peek – An Overview of the Process

This post provides a sneak peek of The Imagineering Process: Using the Disney Theme Park Design Process to Bring Your Creative Ideas to Live.

The “Imagineering Process” is a simplified version of the process Walt Disney Imagineering uses when it designs and builds theme park attractions, resorts, and other venues.

There are seven pieces or stages in the process. Five stages form the core of the process, while the other two serve as Prologue and Epilogue for the process.

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The following diagram provides a visual representation of the Imagineering Process. As you can see, the Prologue (Needs, Requirements, and Constraints) leads to the five core stages of the process:

  • Blue Sky
  • Concept Development
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Models

These stages in turn lead to the Epilogue (Openings, Evaluations, and Show Quality Standards).

The book will explore each of these stages in more detail, including how each is practiced by Walt Disney Imagineering as well as how each can applied to your own creative ideas and projects.

 

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