An Imagineer in Paris: Main Street Memories with Eddie Sotto

$15 members
$30 adults | $25 seniors and students | $20 youth
FREE for children 5 and under
Sat, Sep 14 | 1pm

Thirty years since its contentious opening, Disneyland Paris has cemented its place among Disney Parks worldwide and other premier European attractions. Join former Walt Disney Imagineering executive designer Eddie Sotto as he revisits how Imagineers translated Main Street U.S.A. for a European audience, faced challenges unique to building a park in France, and took inspiration from the legacy of Walt Disney.

An autograph signing with the speaker will follow the conclusion of this event, exclusive for all program ticketholders.

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Tickets for An Imagineer in Paris: Main Street Memories with Eddie Sotto are available as follows:

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About the Speaker

Eddie Sotto

Eddie Sotto is an award-winning designer, creative leader, and entrepreneur with a proven track record in entertainment design. Sotto's strength lies in vision, solutions, and team-based execution—skills he honed as Senior Vice President of Concept Design at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he ran his own concept development studio. His portfolio at Disney alone contains $500 million in built projects ranging from "E”-ticket attractions to retail, restaurants, web, and mobile technology, including digital architecture like ABC Times Square Studios. Quitting Disney in 2000, Sotto exported his skills to reimagine and reinvent brands and places as “experiences.” Working cross-platform, Sotto expanded to innovate in marketing, AR/VR, and network television. Born in Hollywood, Sotto's cinematic style is largely self-taught by having motion picture Production Designers and Disney's original artists as his mentors. Sotto is currently featured in the first three episodes of the epic miniseries The Imagineering Story (2019) on Disney+. 

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