Episode #1305 - Disney Imagineer Dave Minichiello

We're joined by the Executive Creative Director of Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios... Disney Imagineer Dave Minichiello.

November 1, 2018 1 hr 10 minutes Download (MP3)

Show Notes

The Off-Season is here and that means the local parks are closed to most of us (except for you lucky ones in Florida and California!) To help combat the "Off-Season Blues," Mike and EB have some ideas that will tide you over until the parks open again in March.

During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including:

  • What will be inside "Marvel Land" at Disney California Adventure?
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway railroad being built at Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland
  • West Coast Racers at Six Flags Magic Mountain has a Preview Center
  • A bomb threat was called in to German theme park because the caller wanted to ruin friend’s day.
  • After some interesting Live Trip Reports, we open our Mailbag! We also find an interesting blueprint on!

    Then, we welcome Disney Imagineer Dave Minichiello to the show! Dave is an Executive Creative Designer with Imagineering and has worked with Disney for close to 40 years! He has been responsible for many of the attractions we have experienced at EPCOT, Disneyland Paris, Magic Kingdom and the Disney Cruise Line. Most recently, he has lead the creative direction for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the Little Mermaid Undersea Adventure.

    But this week, Dave joins us to talk about his most recent project...Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Dave will tell us about the storyline behind the new land and also all about "Slinky Dog Dash," the highly themed roller coaster that is the land's headlining attraction!