Tony Baxter on Harry Potter Diagon Alley, Frozen and More!

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Published on August 21, 2015 at 2:00 am with No Comments

The Season Pass Podcast returns to the Baxter residence for another deep conversation on Themed Entertainment with Disney Legend and Imagineering Genius, Tony Baxter.  Tony discusses the back story of many great Disney Park attractions (Phantom Manor, Haunted Mansion, New Orleans Square, the Disney Studios Parks, Fantasy Faire, etc.), but also dives deep into Universal Studios Florida’s amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley.  Tony also explains why it’s important to design an attraction for the 20th ride–not the first, the arithmetic to use when creating a “Magical Experience,” and dissects the decision of converting Maelstrom into Frozen. Get ready for a very educational and thought-provoking journey into the design of immersive theme parks, attractions, and environments.

Let us know what you learned from this interview! Would you like to hear more from Tony in the future?

About Doug Barnes

Doug Barnes is a Life Long Fan of Theme Parks and Roller Coasters as well as a fan of Podcasting. Doug has spent his entire life living and meandering under the California sky; regularly attending many parks including Disneyland, DCA, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (AKA-Marine World), California's Great America (AKA-PGA), and more. Doug has toured all over the country in search of Great Themed Recreational Fun including Florida, Ohio, Texas, Nevada, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Missouri & more. Aside from his duties as master of ceremonies for the MiceChat Podcast, Doug owns the critically acclaimed Season Pass Podcast:

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