• Creating Disney Magic – Installation of the Christmas Window Displays

    Interview with Christel Du Genestoux.
  • Creating Disney Magic – Installation of the Christmas Decorations

    Interview with Katy Harris.
  • 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.

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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Creating Disney Magic – Installation of the Christmas Window Displays

Christel Du Genestoux explains in the second instalment of our 2014 Christmas series how the Christmas window displays at Disneyland Paris are designed, created and installed.

Creating Disney Magic – Installation of the Christmas Decorations

In the first instalment of our 2014 Christmas series, Katy Harris gives insight in how the Disneyland Paris Christmas decorations are designed, created, installed, removed and stored.

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).