For me, one of the great privileges of working here is the chance to meet so many extraordinarily creative, intelligent and inspirational cast members – including our incredible Imagineers, who are the the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide.
Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting 25 of the country’s top female journalists at the Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) Campus in Glendale, California. Members of the Online News Association’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator Program took time from a week-long event at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism to tour of the campus.
The visit included a panel of some of our top creative executives, who discussed the art, passion and creativity of storytelling in a way that captures the hearts of our guests around the world. The panel was moderated by our own Disneyland PR Director Michele Himmelberg, who was also an award-winning journalist. Panelists included:
- Charita Carter, Producer: Charita’s scenic illusion team is responsible for advancing new creative technologies to bring storytelling to the next level, including Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Jeanette Lomboy, Regional Executive WDI Pacific: Jeannette has been a creative force at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, and Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, among others.
- Robin Reardon – Executive Creative Producer: Robin is one of the top creative executives working tirelessly on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The Imagineers discussed their unique work at WDI and how it impacts our guests every day. Take a look at the video below for more, and stay tuned on the Disney Parks Blog to see updates on the exciting projects our Imagineers are bringing to life at Disney Parks.