How Becoming an Imagineer Made Terri Hardin Love Disneyland Even More–DD024

Terri_Hardin_JacksonThe Disney Dose podcast is back with Terri Hardin, the Disney Imagineer and sculptor responsible for the beautiful rock work at Disneyland Paris and the artistry of Splash Mountain Tokyo. You can listen to her first interview by clicking here.

This week we discuss the difficulty of being a woman working in the rock work division, why the people who say Disney doesn't pay well are wrong, and how she became a true Disney enthusiast after working as a Walt Disney Imagineer.

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In this episode you will hear:

  • What happened on her first day working on Big Thunder Mountain
  • Why the Disneyland Paris castle was so difficult to build
  • How she was given the opportunity to work on Dragon's lair
  • What pieces of Disneyland Paris set it apart from Disneyland in California
  • Why people are wrong when they say Disney doesn't pay well
  • How Terri got laid off from Disney and then rehired
  • The magic of forced perspective on Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Why she snuck guests into the parks for free
  • Why Disney Imagineers aren't allowed to wear their name tags in Disneyland
  • What the best part of being a Disneyland Annual Passholder is
  • And so much more…

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Resources Mentioned in This Episode

  1. Look at Terri's Website for more information on her.
  2. Tales From Terri is the first in a series of autobiographies that Terri is writing about her work as a sculptor
  3. You can find Terri at the following places:
    1. IMDB Profile
    2. Twitter
    3. MiceChat Author Page

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