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
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!
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.)
Of course, Tim’s arguably biggest achievement was Disneyland Paris Discoveryland, probably the best version ever of a “Tomorrowland”.
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!
A few years later, Tim did fantastic work as show producer on Disney California Adventure’s Paradise Pier…
…before designing a new version of Tomorrowland for Hong Kong Disneyland.
We’ll have an extended view of Tim Delaney’s artwork for Hong Kong Disneyland in a future article – stay tuned!
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!
Pictures: copyright Disney