Disney Imaginations Competition 2016
Semifinalist - Top 30 out of over 300 submissions.

Challenge Prompt: "Many families living across the United States do not have the opportunity to travel to our parks. We challenge you to design a traveling experience that will tour small towns across the United States. This temporary venue will operate in each community for two to three days, should take no more than a day to set up and break down, and embody the kind of family entertainment that Walt envisioned when he first built Disneyland."

Our team decided to travel into the imagination of Walt Disney. From the train where he first created Mickey Mouse, through the legacy that has grown since. The prominent theme was to connect the past and present so that all generations could come together for a family experience.

I managed the story, final presentation, and various pieces of artwork. As a team we collaborated on the overall vision for the project and the concept for the individual images, then assisted on each others artwork when necessary. We divided the work based on strengths and personal interest for each area.

In London square guests can board the Story-Wheel and go on a journey above London along with their favorite characters from 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, and Peter Pan. This will be based on the London-Eye wheel and will be a continuous slow moving ride that guests will be on board for just one rotation. Ride capsules will be fitted with glass that will show the outside view of the park, but will then transform into the scenes from the films. The story scenes will be accompanied by the corresponding dialogue and music, stitched together for a seamless story telling experience.

The Big Hero 6 Robotics lab, will give the opportunity for guests to explore new technologies and become a member of the team. Hiro will scan the new recruits and they will move to a touch table where they can customize their suit. Guests can also test Go-Go's bike, create new chemistry with Honey Lemon, and have a meet and greet with Baymax.

It’s Anna’s turn to surprise Elsa for her birthday celebration! Guests will travel up the North Mountain with Olaf and Sven just in time for the “Frozen Celebration”. This ride will take place in a single dressed environment, with the animated world on a wrap around screen. The sled will pitch and roll with the animation, giving guests the feeling of traveling up the mountain. I produced the concept, original drawing, and painting. Another team member contributed extra painting, color, and effects.

Special thanks to my amazing team members Lauryn Danae and Lauren Patterson for all their incredible work!

The project was conceived by the Art Center College of Design Team and created for the 2016 Walt Disney Imagineering’s Imaginations Design Competition. This project is the sole property of Walt Disney Imagineering and all rights to use these ideas are exclusive to Walt Disney Imagineering. The competition is a way for students and recent graduates to showcase their talents and for Walt Disney Imagineering to identify new talent.