The DIsney YEars
Marshall Monroe spent 14 years as a Designer, Creative Executive, and Principle Technical Staff at the Walt Disney Company. He led projects developed for Disneyland in Anaheim, Walt Disney World, EuroDisney, and the new generation of parks in Asia. HIs patented technology systems are in use in the parks all over the world, entertaining literally millions of guests each year. Here we showcase a few of those projects and reflect back on lessons learned from this extraordinary period.
This sensational water park in Walt Disney World is the brainchild of Marshall Monroe - a concept he developed in the early 1990's. As a $100 million design and development project, Monroe envisioned a melting ski resort, complete with ski-themed main lodge, slide-rides, and environmental theming. The park has generated over $2 billion in gate revenues alone since opening, with merchandising and corporate event elements adding to the business benefits. Monroe's concept is featured in the Walt Disney Imagineering coffee table book as an exceptional example of multi-dimensional creative inspiration and fluid development process.
Cranium command Show
Marshall Monroe led the special effects and kinetic elements for this delightful theater show in the Wonders of Life pavilion at EPCOT. The show places the audience inside the head of a 10-year old boy making his way through his first day of school. The audience learns about the power of imagination .
Marshall Monroe worked with a team of talented designers and Imagineers to fashion this adventure thrill ride that includes special effects and illusions in the pre-show as well as a remarkable large-scale simulator ride. This project was a partnership with legendary filmmaker George Lucas.