Published: November 6, 2013 at 4:06 PMA real WOW interview. Between James Rao's excellent articles & the recent stories by editor Robert Niles, TPI has really elevated it's presence. It was always a good site but it's now probably the best theme park read on the net.
Published: November 6, 2013 at 7:08 PMWow, this might be my favorite thing I have ever read on this site. Can't wait for the next part.
Published: November 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM^^^Agreed! This is fantastic, and I realize just how much I miss longer-form writing and interviews when I'm reading blogs. This is so engaging! Is Mr. Baxter going to discuss EPCOT more in a future installment? Thank you for making my evening!
Published: November 7, 2013 at 2:31 AMI can't believe you are making us wait a week for the next part of this interview!!! Wow! is right! tony baxter seems like a man with a lot to say and the best part? we are hanging on every word and when he is finished answering a question...I want to wait to see what more he will add to fill the silence!
This is a great interview...you ask a question and let him answer until he is tired! LOL --- If ever there was a man (besdies Walt or Roy) that I wish I could sit and have dinner (or a beer) with -- Tony Baxter is him!
Next time I get to visist Disneyland...I will be making a special point to find his window and take a picture!
Thanks for the great story so far.
Published: November 7, 2013 at 8:52 AMI really enjoyed reading the interview with Tony Baxter. Your questions brought out a lot of interesting details-- I listened to a recent interview with him on a different website, and although much of what was covered was similar, the questions about design and the existing template of Disneyland were spot-on, and covered material that was unexpected. Thanks for making this available.
I look forward to reading the book that Tony Baxter says he is working on about his years with Disney Imagineering.
Published: November 7, 2013 at 10:11 AMTony is a fabulous designer and great to work with. It is a sad day for Disney that he is retiring! He made many uniques contributions to Disney parks!
Published: November 12, 2013 at 1:17 AMA great piece. I can hear Tony's voice in my head while reading - looking forward to the continuing conversation.