• Halloween Decorations at Tokyo DisneySea – Photo Report

    Photo report of our most recent visit.
  • Tour of Walt Disney Imagineering Headquarters

    An exclusive look behind the scenes of Disney’s fun factory!
  • Fred Joerger

    Tribute to one of the most legendary Walt Disney Imagineers.
  • Discovering Ratatouille – Review Attraction

    Review of DLP's newest attraction.
  • Discovering Ratatouille – Creating The Animation

    Interview with Andrew Schmidt.

Welcome to Designing Disney Research Center.

Fan website, investigating, and encouraging others to investigate, the art and history of Disney theme parks, in the firm belief that a good understanding of their creation and roots will fuel higher appreciation of their beauty and unique charm. Read more.

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DesignWe take you behind the scenes and show you how Disney theme park magic is made.

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HistoryPast and Present. We give you an overview of the evolution of the Disney parks and resorts.

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PeopleEverything you need to know about the most legendary Walt Disney Imagineers.

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On this DayRead about mayor events that happened today in Disney theme park history.

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Book ReviewsDiscover the ‘must-read’ books about the art and history of Disney parks and resorts.

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Current EventsStay up-to-date with the latest from all of the Disney theme parks across the globe.

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Halloween Decorations at Tokyo DisneySea – Photo Report

We show you the Halloween decorations that can be found in Tokyo DisneySea (Park Entrance, Mediterranean Harbor, American Waterfront and Lost River Delta).

Tour of Walt Disney Imagineering Headquarters

Recently, I visited the WDI Headquarters. While I can imagine that you might be interested in learning how Disney’s fun factory looks like from the inside, I wrote down my experiences.

Discovering Ratatouille – Review Attraction

We tell you why Disneyland Paris' new "Ratatouille" attraction fully meets our quality standards arising from the major reason we fell in love with Disney theme parks more then 19 years ago.