As Disney fans, we owe so much to all of the fantastic Walt Disney Imagineers that have worked on Disney Parks. From the attractions to the overall theming, each Imagineer has played a unique role in shaping some of our favorite places.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Walt Disney Imagineers, Disney has released some behind-the-scenes pictures that fans will love.
The official Disney Parks Twitter posted four photos, two showing the work that went on behind the scenes and two showing some of the impressive feats the Imagineers have created.
70 years ago today, Walt Disney formed a think tank of his moviemakers to develop Disneyland, using their film expertise to craft dimensional storytelling. We're celebrating Walt Disney Imagineering’s anniversary and the contributions of its Imagineers: https://t.co/SAJsEUpCfU pic.twitter.com/bgQlEJsRQy
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) December 16, 2022
In the first photo, Walt Disney himself is working on what looks like “it’s a small world” with two Imagineers. According to the official Walt Disney World website, the classic attraction “it’s a small world” was “personally overseen by Walt Disney in support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).”
In the second photo, we can see a more recent instance of Walt Disney Imagineers working to create that one-of-a-kind Disney magic.
70 years ago today, Walt Disney Imagineering was founded. ?? Want to discover more about how Disney Imagineers make magic at @DisneyParks around the world? Stream all of The Imagineering Story only on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/l3ED8SHkC3
— Disney (@Disney) December 16, 2022
The official Disney Twitter account also posted pictures to commemorate such an anniversary! In the first photo, we can see an older Mickey Mouse face character with the beginnings of Space Mountain behind them, followed by a picture of an Imagineer hand painting one of the puppets for a Snow White (1937) attraction.
The third photo shows a group of Imagineers as they watch the construction of EPCOT’s Spaceship, Earth, from afar. Lastly, the fourth photo shows two Imagineers inspecting Madame Leota’s crystal ball for the Haunted Mansion.
For more information and pictures of the work that went on behind the scenes, check out this post by the official Disney Parks Blog!