If one had to select some Disney Legends among the “second generation of Disney Imagineers,” Tony Baxter would certainly be at the very top of the list. Not only was he the artist in charge of the overall design of Disneyland Paris, he was also the creator of such classic attractions as Big Thunder Mountain, Journey into Imagination, Splash Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure. And if this were not enough, Tony happens to be a true Disney history enthusiast.

In February 2013, Tony Baxter announced that he would transition from being a full-time Imagineer to becoming a part-time advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. He is now retired.

Didier Ghez had the pleasure of interviewing him for the first time during the ceremonies of inauguration of Space Mountain at Disneyland Paris in 1995. […]

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