• Midnight reflections on Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel

    Analyzing the forthcoming changes to this beloved hotel.
  • Halloween at the Tokyo Disney Resort

    Sharing with you some beautiful photos of the seasonal decorations.
  • Shanghai Disneyland – Mickey Avenue

    Discover how this land of Shanghai Disneyland looks like.
  • Designing Main Street USA – Dapper Dan’s Hair Cuts

    Learn about the design & origins of "Dapper Dan’s Hair Cuts”, Disneyland Paris.
  • Inside the Euro Disney Preview Center

    Sharing with you some never before published finds.

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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People

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.

Book Reviews

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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Midnight reflections on Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel

We reminiscence over our past visits to the original Disney’s Hotel New York and analyze the forthcoming changes to this beloved place.
 

Halloween at the Tokyo Disney Resort

One of our best Disney friends shares with you her most beautfil photos of the Halloween decorations at Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea and the Tokyo Disney Resort Line.
 

Shanghai Disneyland – Mickey Avenue

We show you around the four neighborhoods of this land and discuss the differences with the Main Street USA concept.