New Disney Editions Book Celebrating The “Women of Imagineering” to be Released October 13th

Disney Parks fans around the world have enjoyed their work. Soon, you’ll be able to read their stories.

Disney Editions is set to release a new book, Women of Imagineering: 12 Careers, 12 Theme Parks, Countless Stories by Elisabete Erlandson, which celebrates some of the female Imagineers that have brought Disney magic to life.

The official description reads:

“Capturing an era – and preserving the stories they have told their daughters, their mentees, their husbands and their friends – a dozen women Imagineers have written personal stories from their decades designing and building the Disney world-wide empire of theme parks.

Illustrated with the women’s personal drawings and photos in addition to archival Imagineering images, the book represents a broad swath of Imagineering’s creative disciplines during a time of unprecedented expansion. Intertwined with memories of Disney legends are glimpses of what it takes behind the scenes to create a theme park, and the struggles unique to women who were becoming more and more important, visible and powerful in a workplace that was overwhelmingly male.

Each chapter is unique, from a unique Imagineer’s perspective and experience. These women spent their careers telling stories in three dimensions for the public. Now they’ve assembled their stories in print, with the hope that their experiences will continue to entertain and illuminate.”

The author listing suggests the twelve Imagineers to be featured include:

  • Maggie Elliott, Senior Vice President, Creative Development Administration
  • Eli Erlandson, Principal Concept Architect
  • Peggie Fariss, Executive, Creative Development
  • Paula Dinkel, Principal Lighting Designer
  • Karen Connolly Armitage, Concept Designer
  • Katie Olson, Principal Color Concept Designer
  • Becky Bishop, Area Development Executive
  • Pam Rank, Principal Show Lighting Designer
  • Lynne Macer Rhodes, Producer
  • Kathy Rogers, Executive Show Producer
  • Julie Svendsen, Concept Show Designer
  • Tori Atencio McCullough, Director (Interior Design)

The book is set to release on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020, and retails for $29.99. You can currently pre-order the book at retailers including and Barnes & Noble.

Will you be picking up this book? Let us know in the comments below!


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