Walt’s Legacy Lives On: Disney Named Top Company For Innovators

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Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward” — and that could not be more true for The Walt Disney Company today. The company continues to innovate, creating new experiences and opening new doors. Now, Walt Disney Imagineering has officially been named one of Fast Company’s 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators.

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Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative powerhouse behind Disney’s amazing projects. This facet of the company is responsible for the revolutionary, immersive experiences we have come to know and love at the Disney Parks, including more recent developments like Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney shared in the announcement, “One of the secrets to Imagineering’s success is pairing diverse backgrounds and expertise to develop concepts and then collaborate through to completion—from engineers who work with writers, to programmers who work with designers, to choreographers who work with roboticists.”

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Walt Disney Imagineering released the following video, which shows clips of past projects as well as new ones, like the lifelike walking Groot and the impressive and realistic lightsaber, both of which Disney teased earlier this year.

Take a look:

We are thrilled to be named one of @FastCompany’s 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators. Congratulations to all of the Disney Imagineers around the world who continue to make the impossible, possible! ✨

In the announcement of this recognition, Disney shared the following:

Imagineering is the creative force that imagines, designs and brings to life all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build Disneyland, Imagineering is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. These experiences are brought to life by a diverse array of talented Imagineers from around the globe who work collaboratively to enhance and expand on Walt Disney’s legacy of immersive storytelling.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge crowds
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That feeling you get when you walk down Main Street, U.S.A., enter a galaxy far, far away, or step into the world of fairy tales you know and love? You have Walt Disney Imagineering to thank for it!

Every time you set foot in a Disney Park, you get to experience Imagineering marvels come to life, like the gravity-defying Spider-Man stuntronic soaring over Avengers Campus, the highly lifelike shaman of songs on Na’Vi River Journey, or — later in 2022 — the highly immersive and interactive experiences onboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. And with everything on the horizon, Walt Disney Imagineering is clearly not slowing down anytime soon.

Congratulations to the team at Walt Disney Imagineering for this achievement! We can’t wait to see what comes next.

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