Meet the Amazing Tim Delaney, Disney Imagineer

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Published on February 01, 2014 at 3:00 am with 1 Comment

On Saturday, February 8th, celebrated Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney will be giving a fascinating MiceChat exclusive presentation about the conception and construction of Disneyland Paris. There are just a few tickets left to this event and we have details on how YOU can attend – right after this brief introduction to Tim’s work from Alain Littaye. ~~Rick

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Tim Delaney – Imagineer Extraordinaire
by Alain Littaye
Disney and more blog

The great WDI Imagineer Tim Delaney, who produced Disneyland Paris’ Discoveryland, will be appearing at a MiceChat event on February 8 at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney, Anaheim!

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Tim will have a fantastic an audio-visual presentation for those who attend this event. Plus, Tim will also sign copies of my Disneyland Paris “From Sketch to Reality” book which will also be available for purchase at the end of Tim’s presentation at the ESPN Zone. This will be the very first time that a Disneyland Paris Imagineer Show Producer will sign the book, so if you live in Southern California, you probably don’t want to miss this event! Just a few tickets are left, so be sure to register right now at the link HERE where you can also pre-order a copy of the DLP book at a very special “event only” price to make sure you’ll have a copy waiting for you at the event.

During his career at Walt Disney Imagineering Tim was not only a fantastic show-producer of memorable attractions but also created a wonderful collection of gorgeous artwork. Here is a selection of my favorites.

One of Tim’s first achievements was the first version of Epcot Living Seas, now unfortunately gone on to Yesterland. Here is some great artwork that Tim created for the attraction. (These are enhanced versions of scans previously posted in my Epcot Living Seas article that you can read HERE.)

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Of course, Tim’s arguably biggest achievement was Disneyland Paris Discoveryland, probably the best version ever of a “Tomorrowland”.

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A Star Wars land will surely come in the future to the Disney parks, but back in the 1990′s, Tim imagined an early version of Star Wars land in which Space Mountain’s dome looked like the Death Star!

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A few years later, Tim did fantastic work as show producer on Disney California Adventure’s Paradise Pier…

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…before designing a new version of Tomorrowland for Hong Kong Disneyland.

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We’ll have an extended view of Tim Delaney’s artwork for Hong Kong Disneyland in a future article – stay tuned!

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Event Description

Most Disney fans will agree that Disneyland Paris is the most beautiful of all the Magic Kingdom Style parks. But how did Disney go about building this spectacular park? Let’s take a look behind the magic curtain as one of the Disney Imagineering greats takes us on an adventurous journey.

Meet celebrated Imagineer Tim Delaney (Creative Director, Producer & Field Art Director of Discoveryland) as he leads us on a journey through the development and of this magical Disney park. Learn about the challenges, creative opportunities, and wonderful stories that make this park so unique in the universe of Disney theme parks.

 

Tim Delaney’s 34 years at Walt Disney Imagineering included 19 years as a creative director and Vice President of Design. He has been instrumental in all phases of design from initial concept through design development, corporate sponsorship, project production and onsite construction supervision through completion. As a designer, illustrator, painter, creative director, producer and art director, Delaney has lead teams that have designed and constructed over $1.2 billion of Disney Parks and attractions worldwide, including Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Hong Kong.

Tim has been awarded the 2002 Ray Bradbury Award for Lifetime of Creative Excellence. He was the subject of the popular BBC documentary ”Shoot the Moon.” And, in, 1995 he was awarded the Themed Entertainment Association award for best attraction for Space Mountain at Disneyland Paris.

Your event ticket includes…

  • Delicious breakfast buffet at ESPNZone in Downtown Disney Anaheim
  • Bacon, bacon, bacon
  • 90 minute audio/visual presentation
  • Opportunity to purchase Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality at the discounted price of $114.99 (Pick up at event only – no shipping available)*
  • Opportunity to meet a true creative genius, Tim Delaney

This event is limited to 125 guests and will sell out quickly. Grab your tickets now!

TICKET OPTION – EVENT + BOOK:

Disneyland Paris From Sketch To Reality is one of the most collectible Disney books of all time. This is a gorgeous “coffee table book” with 320 pages and 750 pictures – of which 500 are park and attractions photos and 250 are Walt Disney Imagineering renderings!

The size is 9 x 12 inches, all pages are in color and it’s hardbound with a glossy dust jacket. The text (by Disney historian Didier Ghez), was written after more than 75 interviews he conducted with all the Imagineers who created the park. He goes into just about everything you wanted to know about this unique place that many describe as the most beautiful “Magic Kingdom” ever created by WDI.

Order an event ticket with a copy of this magical book at one VERY special price.

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS LEFT FOR THIS EVENT!

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE EVENT PAGE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Pictures: copyright Disney

About Rick Wright

Rick has been a long term MiceChat author and co-founder of the Weekend Update. You will often find Rick in the position of "Greeter" at official events due to his warm and welcoming spirit. If you've got photos, news or trip reports to share, Rick would love to hear from you: [email protected]

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  • http://micechat.com Dusty Sage

    I’m really looking forward to meeting Tim at the MiceChat event and hearing him speak. I understand that he’s an amazing story teller and can’t wait to hear all about the Disneyland Paris project.

    Hopefully, there’s a bit of information about the original ambitious plans for the huge Space Mountain project, which would have included multiple attractions under its massive dome.