Monday, March 3, 2008

EPCOT and TDL 25th Anniversary Dinner

Had it really been 25 years!? On Saturday a celebration dinner honoring the design staff of EPCOT Center and Tokyo Disneyland was held at the Equestrian Center in Burbank, California.

With over 200 attendees, lots of photos and videos, and more than a little reminincing the evening went by very quickly. Those two projects trained an entire generation of themed entertainment designers who dispersed throughout the world after the projects opened. It's almost impossible to find a themed entertainment project anywhere in the world they haven't had a hand in somehow.

It was an interesting era, one where by just walking down th hallways of WED you would be passing some of the "best of the best" in a wide variety of disciplines. A truly amazing group of individuals. One wonders what that team could have done had Disney kept the team together...