Here is our TOP 10 Disney Imagineers
- Joe Rohde– Chief designer for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as many of Disney’s resort hotels; noted for his distinctly exotic style, use of elaborate detail, and penchant for cultural accuracy
- Bob Gurr – Responsible for the designing of ride vehicles for much of Disneyland’s history.
- Tony Baxter – Oversaw the design of some of Disney’s most famous modern attractions, such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure, Journey into Imagination, and Disneyland Paris
- Roger E. Broggie – Oversaw development of Audio-Animatronics, CircleVision 360, WedWay Peoplemover, Viewliner, the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad, the Disneyland Monorail, the Matterhorn Bobsleds and dark ride transportation systems.
- Rolly Crump – Known for his re-design of Disneyland’s Adventureland Bazaar, the Tower of the Four Winds kinetic sculpture, and much of Epcot; noted for his richly stylized design style
- Mary Blair – Distinctly stylistic Imagineer, known for designs for “it’s a small world,” the massive murals in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and the murals overlooking Disneyland’s Tomorrowland of 1967
- Xavier “X” Atencio – Most famous works include the songs “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” for, Pirates of the Caribbean and “Grim Grinning Ghosts” for the Haunted Mansion
- Marc Davis – Distinguished Imagineer noted for his stylized character design and comedic “sight gags;” designed most of the characters in The Jungle Cruise, The Enchanted Tiki Room, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Carousel of Progress, Country Bear Jamboree, America Sings, and many other classic attractions.
- Richard and Robert Sherman – Created musical scores such as “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” from the Carousel of Progress, “it’s a small world” from the attraction of the same name, and “In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room” from Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.
- Herb Ryman – Noted for his numerous and distinctive conceptual renderings, many of which served as the principally guiding concepts for Disney attractions and environments
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