$25 adults | $20 seniors and students (with ID) | $15 youths
FREE for children ages 5 and under, Registration Required
Join us for a talk with Kim Irvine, executive creative director of Walt Disney Imagineering’s Anaheim office for the Disneyland Resort. She will share fun and fascinating stories about her role and some of her legendary mentors like Disney Legends Rolly Crump, John Hench, and Marty Sklar, and the impact they have had on her career path and creative style.
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About the Speaker
Kim Irvine is the executive creative director of Walt Disney Imagineering’s Anaheim office for the Disneyland Resort. She creatively leads a diverse team who oversee the constant care and enhancement of Walt Disney’s original theme park. In her role, she directs the team’s design concepts, from attractions, architecture, and interiors to lighting, area development, and landscape.
Some of her projects include the Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante, additions to the “it’s a small world” attraction, the Disney Dream Suite, the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, The Disney Gallery exhibits, the remodel of Club 33 and the recent redevelopment of the Rivers of America. Her latest projects include Tiana’s Palace restaurant and the Adventureland Treehouse inspired by Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson.
Irvine began her career in 1970 at Walt Disney Imagineering’s (then WED Enterprises) Model Shop. During this busy time of creating Walt Disney World Resort, she contributed to many attractions. Her assignments ranged from painting sets and dolls for “it’s a small world”, to painting blacklight figures for Snow White’s Adventures, and feathering birds for Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Soon after, Kim began exploring the use of color and its application to architecture with John Hench. From 1971 to 1979, she created many of the exterior color schemes and graphics for the Disney Parks in Anaheim, and Tokyo, as well as the development of what would become Disneyland Paris.
In 1980, with the help of Marty Sklar, she pioneered the first onsite Imagineering design team at the Disneyland Resort. Starting with just three members, this team was responsible for partnering with the Resort lines of business and maintenance to consistently look for ways to enhance the attractions and experiences of Disneyland.
In 2011, she became the first female recipient of the prestigious Buzz Price Thea Award for a Lifetime of Outstanding Achievements.
Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative force that imagines, designs and brings to life all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from the teamwork and synthesis of creative and technical professionals representing more than 100 diverse disciplines.