DREAMFINDERS: Former Imagineer J. Daniel Jenkins on Designing New Fantasyland and Galaxy’s Edge

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When J. Daniel Jenkins was a kid, he would make sand castles but never play with them. It was the building part he liked best. Years later, Daniel would be helping to build dreams into reality as Senior Project Design Manager for Imagineering.

Daniel sits down with Nathan to discuss how to tell stories with architecture, how the 7 Dwarfs’ Mine Train coaster was a uniquely difficult challenge, and why Florida soil became one of the major frustrations when planning for Galaxy’s Edge.  

Lean all about J Daniel Jenkins, Theme Park Architecture Academy, his podcast, and blog at themeparkarchitect.com

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Nathan Hartman

A sunshine state resident, Nathan is an avid Disney parks wonk as well as a university film professor.

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