• Designing Fantasyland – Fantasia Gelati

    Learn about the design & origins of “Fantasia Gelati", Disneyland Paris.
  • Tribute to Space Mountain

    Love letter to the greatest ride in the universe.
  • Morgan ‘Bill’ Evans

    Biography of this legendary Walt Disney Imagineer.
  • Designing Disney’s Hotel New York

    Tribute to Michael Graves.
  • Creating Disney Magic – Installation of the Christmas Window Displays

    Interview with Christel Du Genestoux.

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

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Designing Fantasyland – Fantasia Gelati

Together with Walt Disney Imagineer, mister Tom Morris, we discuss the design and origins of the “Fantasia Gelati” ice cream parlor at Disneyland Paris.

Tribute to Space Mountain

We discuss the recent renovation of this legendary Disneyland Paris attraction that gave rise to my love for the Disney theme parks and the wizardry of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Designing Disney’s Hotel New York

In tribute to mister Michael Graves, who passed away on March 12, 2015, we discuss the design of one of the architect’s most magical creations.