• 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.
  • Discovering Ratatouille – The Pixar Connection

    Interview with Roger Gould & Liz Guazzano.
  • Discovering Ratatouille – Creating The Score

    Interview with John Dennis.

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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Design

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

History

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

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People

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

Calendar

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

Book Reviews

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

Current Events

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

New - Articles

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.

Discovering Ratatouille – Creating The Animation

In this article, Pixar animator Andrew Schmidt explains how the animation for “Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy” came to be.

Discovering Ratatouille – The Pixar Connection

Roger Gould and Liz Guazzano talk about the involvement of Pixar Animation Studios in the creation of Disneyland Paris' new "Ratatouille" attraction.