Join Give Kids the World for their new Give Kids The World Presents speaker series. Their first guest is Walt Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter, who will share behind-the-scenes stories about the creation of guests’ favorite Disney attractions.
Tony Baxter is the former senior vice president of creative development at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he was responsible for creating designs and carrying out the construction of attractions all over the world. During his 47-year tenure with the company, Tony oversaw the construction of numerous contemporary Disney theme park attractions including Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Star Tours, Splash Mountain, The Indiana Jones Adventure, and Journey Into Imagination. He also served as the executive producer of Disneyland Paris.
During this two-day event, taking place April 7-8, Tony will share behind-the-scenes details and stories about his time with Walt Disney Imagineering. Friday is all about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad as Tony discusses the project from the initial blue sky concepts to the opening of the attraction. Saturday is all things EPCOT, as Tony delves into the creation of Journey Into Imagination and other EPCOT stories.
Individual tickets are $34.99, but you can also update to a VIP ticket for either day (or both). VIP ticket holders with enjoy hors d’oeuvres in an intimate setting as Tony answers your questions. You will have the opportunity for a photo and will receive a signed photo. Following the VIP experience, you will be escorted to reserved seating in the front for ‘Give Kids The World Presents: Tony Baxter.’ Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Give Kids The World Village to make magical dreams come true for critically ill children and their families. All ticket sale proceeds benefit Give Kids The World.
About Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides critically ill children and their families from around the world with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost. From life’s simple pleasures to the stuff that dreams are made of, every family is treated to an all-inclusive, customized dream vacation including transportation, accommodations, donated theme park tickets, nightly entertainment, daily gifts, and unique experiences at the Village, a storybook destination of its own – featuring an array of accessible rides and attractions. Since 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 178,000 wish families from all 50 states and 76 countries. For more information, visit www.gktw.org.