One of the dreams that countless people have had for decades has been to become either a Disney animator or a Disney Imagineer. Very few folks actually got to realize that dream. Unfortunately, some extremely talented people only had a brief opportunity to enjoy either of those positions before economic circumstances resulted in layoffs.

However, it is important to remember and celebrate the many contribu- tions of those artists who helped to make the Disney magic. One of those talented people was Rock Hall.

Rock Hall became a consultant to Walt Disney Imagineering in 1980, and then in 1982 was hired as a fulltime WED Imagineer. He worked on Disneyland’s New Fantasyland project (specifically the dark rides including Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, and Peter Pan’s Flight) and then was laid off in 1984 along with other talented people, including Monty Lunde, when the project was completed


Rock was gracious enough to answer a few questions about his love of Disney and his handful of years as an Imagineer.


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