Look back at Kevin Rafferty’s 40 years with Disney in ‘Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career’

by Brittani Tuttle

Take a look back at the 40-year career of Imagineer Kevin Rafferty in his new book, “Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career” – starting in the dish room at Disneyland’s Plaza Inn and leading up to his many contributions to the Disney Parks.

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Rafferty has conceived, designed, written, and overseen many of the most iconic and memorable attractions of the Disney Parks, including Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, Cars Land, Toy Story Mania, Test Track, Tower of Terror, MuppetVision 3D, and more – including the first-ever Mickey-themed attraction opening at Walt Disney World in 2020, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

“Magic Journey” chronicles Rafferty’s exciting career, tracing the path from a young man studying to join the priesthood to a master storyteller walking the halls of Walt Disney Imagineering.

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“Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career” by Kevin Rafferty is available now on Amazon.

In our upcoming fall issue, you’ll find a Q&A we did with Rafferty. You can pick up your copy here.


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