It’s an exciting time for Disney history fans. Many Imagineers from the ’80s and ’90s finally have the chance to tell their stories. This second generation joined the company for the opening of EPCOT Center and worked directly with legends from Walt’s time. As the company expanded under Michael Eisner, these Imagineers took center stage. A key figure was Tom K. Morris, who worked at Disney for more than 35 years.
Morris is [the] guest on this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his career and a lot more. It’s clear that he’s a big fan of the parks and their history. Morris sold balloons at Disneyland when he was young, and he approached Imagineering as a fan. His recent appearance at Midsummer Scream showcased his fandom for The Haunted Mansion. We start by talking by that iconic attraction on its 50th anniversary.
[The podcast] also [covers] Morris’ work on EPCOT Center, especially World of Motion and his extensive role in the original Journey Into Imagination. He worked on the design for the turntable, which set the scene with Dreamfinder and Figment. Another big topic is Morris’ design for the incredible Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Paris. Morris was the show producer for Fantasyland there during an exciting time at Disney.