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Beyond The Stage: The Influence Of Theatre In Walt Disney Imagineering, Cassaundra Soumas Dec 2016

Beyond The Stage: The Influence Of Theatre In Walt Disney Imagineering, Cassaundra Soumas

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Walt Disney Imagineering is the head design team behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Their experts and creators spearhead all projects, from shows and attractions to architecture and locations. Their groundbreaking work has put them at the forefront of the Themed Entertainment Industry. While they have become trendsetters in the world of entertainment, much of their foundation is still based in the world of theatre. Through this thesis, I will examine just how much of an influence theatre has had in the foundation of Walt Disney Imagineering. From simple verbiage to designs, theatre is present in many levels. I will ...