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Show Set Design: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

March 24, 2012

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As part of the Fantasyland Expansion at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will be the centerpiece of the new land.  As the ride is not yet open I can’t talk about anything more than has already been released by Disney, but happily they have released some of my work on the […]

Show Set Design: Storybook Circus

March 24, 2012

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I spent good portion of 2011 working on the new Storybook Circus area of Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World.  I was primarily working on the Show and Prop elements of The Barnstormer Coaster, as well as some of the ornamentation for the new Dumbo spinners. Some loyal fans took very good photos of the […]

Why study Visual Effects as a Theme Park designer?

March 18, 2012

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What do you do when you want to learn a new skill?  Some read books.  Some talk to friends about the topic. Others dip a toe in to see if it’s “their thing”.  Me, I lead with my head. In 2008 while working at Thinkwell Design, I discovered that the skills and techniques of 3D […]