Walt disney imagineering imaginations finalist project
This project was conceived by the Savannah College of Art & Design Team and created for the Walt Disney Imagineering’s Imaginations Design Competition. This project is the sole property of Walt Disney Imagineering and all rights to use these ideas are exclusive to Walt Disney Imagineering. The competition is a way for students and recent graduates to showcase their talents and for Walt Disney Imagineering to identify new talent.
PROJECT CHALLENGE - There are many wonderful urban environments around the world where millions of people live, work and play every day. Select a large and densely populated urban area, and design an experience that temporarily or permanently transforms the city for the enjoyment of its citizens and visitors. The experience must take advantage of existing infrastructure, and may be above, below or anywhere in between existing development.
The Living Library is a one of a kind experience that blends storytelling, game play, and learning in a real, fully interactive, fully immersive themed environment. The concept is housed in San Francisco’s Candlestick park, the former home of the San Francisco 49ers, and makes use of all aspects of the stadium, from the surrounding concourses to the central bowl, even the sub-levels beneath the building. The Living Library allows guests to be active participants in some of their favorite stories, giving them a chance to really live out these Disney adventures. Guests move through themed environments (made up of both physical and projected effects) and must solve various puzzles and challenges in order to move on. Eventually, guests work their way to the center of the stadium where they find themselves in a massive recreation of Peter Pan’s Neverland.
As our team's designated Team Leader I acted as Creative Producer, Art Director, Writer and Layout Artist. Additionally, I determined the layout of the facility and calculated the THRC model below. I also contributed some illustrations, most notably the Neverland map. Jon Plsek was the primary Illustrator for the project. I also built the presentation decks for the initial submission and final pitch at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA.
My goal, when writing the script for our project, was to weave a compelling narrative through the presentation which would be supported by technical and logistical information about the operation of the facility. Overall, my most important task during this project was to support the rest of my team – keeping them focused on creating a complex yet functional attraction.