The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios
By Alex Wright
(Disney Editions, Paperback, 9781423115939, 128pp.)
Publication Date: July 7, 2010
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The fifth in a series of pocket-size paperbacks answers the question "What would it be like to walk through Disney's Hollywood Studios with an Imagineer by your side?" The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios provides that experience: pointing out details and telling stories, backstories, and Imagineering insights never before heard, condensed into a portable, easily referenced park guide. You'll never spend time at the Studios the same way again.
Each spread contains fascinating textual information and related images (drawings, photos, graphics) such as:
Layouts, backgrounds, and origins of each park/land/miniland
Concept art to compare to the finished show
Timeline information (opening dates, previous shows in the same venue, alterations, and updates)
Photography of the details and pictures being discussed
Special props, design sources, artistic inspirations, nomenclature gags
Alex Wright is a show designer for Walt Disney Imagineering in Orlando, Florida. His credits include concept and set-design work for Disney's Animal Kingdom and Journey into Imagination with Figment, as well as various enhancement projects all over the Walt Disney World Resort. Alex received a B.A. in Design Theory from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1992 and an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles in 1994. He lives in Ocoee, Florida, with his wife, Kim; son, Finn; daughter, Lincoln; and two dogs, RocketDog and Edison.