Interview With Imagineer Sayre Wiseman, Executive Parades and Spectaculars–DD028
Sayre Wiseman is the executive producer of all three new Disneyland shows; the Paint the Night Parade, Disneyland Forever Fireworks, and World of Color- Celebrate! Previously, she launched the Disneyland 50th Anniversary, Soundsational Parade, World of Color, Festival of Fantasy Parade in Walt Disney World, and Disney Dreams in Disneyland Paris. She also served as the Director of Ceremonies for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. It is estimated that the shows she produced are seen by 150,000-200,000 people around the world everyday.
This is an incredibly insightful interview into the role of a producer at Walt Disney Imagineering. Sayre Wiseman was a delight to talk to and provided incredible stories from her years of working for the Walt Disney Company.
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In this episode you will hear:
How Sayre Wiseman got started working for Disney
What is her favorite show that she has produced
How she was involved with the 50th Anniversary Celebration
What the process is for creating a new parade, fireworks show, or spectacular
Who is the group they call the Vampire Crew
Her favorite moment from her career working for Disney
How they choose which characters will appear in parades and shows
The best spots to watch the new night time shows at Disneyland
Who are the best type of creative people to work with
How shows come to life during the graveyard shift rehearsals and programming sessions
We are just getting ready to release our new book, Disneyland Secrets. This book will feature the stories behind the details throughout Disneyland park.
This week’s Disneyland Secret comes from Mickey’s Toontown. In Mickey Mouse’s house, inside of a glass case, you can find Mickey’s passport. This passport has the names of the five locations of Disney parks around the world. They are Anaheim, Orlando, Hong Kong, Paris, and Tokyo. Each is dated with their opening day. No stamp has yet been added for the opening of Shanghai Disneyland. I wonder if the Imagineers will remember to add a Shanghai stamp when the park opens next Spring?
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