Does Disney Have A Landscape Architecture Program?

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Our Imagineering Landscape Architectural Studio, being part of the Walt Disney Company, offers us a broad and informative perspective of our work. As the designers, builders and operators of Disney Parks globally, we are able to learn many lessons from our parks and resorts development and operations.

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Today, Walt Disney Imagineering employs 12 landscape architects—24 if you include consultants from other firms who are embedded within the company. Walt Disney Imagineering was founded more than 50 years ago to design Disneyland. Since then, it has gone on to design theme parks and resorts around the world.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Disney have architects?

The Walt Disney Company is not just for kids. When you visit any of the Disney theme parks or hotels, you'll find buildings designed by some of the world's leading architects, including Michael Graves. Typically, theme park architecture is as the name implies — thematic.

Who does the landscaping for Disney?

Kelly Comras, FASLA, is principal landscape architect of KCLA in Pacific Palisades, California.

Is Disney World a landscape?

Nearly 12 percent of the Walt Disney World Resort property, an area equivalent to nearly 3,000 football fields, is devoted to gardens and maintained landscapes. That's 4,000 acres worth of beauty. Three million bedding plants and annuals are planted each year at Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts.

How many landscape architects work at Walt Disney World?

Today, Walt Disney Imagineering employs 12 landscape architects—24 if you include consultants from other firms who are embedded within the company. Walt Disney Imagineering was founded more than 50 years ago to design Disneyland. Since then, it has gone on to design theme parks and resorts around the world.

What does landscape architecture do at design school?

The Landscape Architecture program at The Design School aims to teach students to make the world more sustainable, healthy and beautiful. Landscape architecture employs knowledge from the arts and sciences to explore reasons for and the techniques involved in shaping the outdoor environment.

Who is the architect of the Disney Parks?

To commemorate the launch of these festivals, we prepared three articles about the design of outdoor areas at the Disney Parks and Resorts. In the first piece, we talk with Jeff Morosky about Landscape Architecture.

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