Retired Imagineer Kevin Rafferty will deliver the keynote address for the Carolwood Society UnMeeting on Nov. 4, 2022, at AMC Disney Springs in Walt Disney World Resort.
During his illustrious career at Walt Disney Imagineering, Rafferty brought many iconic attractions to life, including The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Test Track, “It’s Tough to Be a Bug!,” Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Toy Story Midway Mania!, Cars Land, and last but certainly not least, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
During the presentation Rafferty will share details (and a few secrets) from his 42-year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, and in particular, highlight his experiences leading the development and delivery of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – an attraction that showcases both Walt Disney’s love of trains and his best pal Mickey Mouse.
“Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is very near and dear to my heart [and] I couldn’t be more proud of the way it turned out,” Rafferty said. “You can imagine how daunting it was to deliver Mickey’s first-ever ride-through attraction, but after almost 43 years of being an Imagineer, I put all the best things I learned along the way into this attraction…so [it] was a wonderful cherry to put on the icing on the cake that ended my career. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to hop on the rails and head out than to work on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.”
The host for the event is Michael Broggie, son of Walt Disney’s original Imagineer (and Disney Legend) Roger Broggie and co-founder of the Carolwood Society, an international organization celebrating Walt’s life-long love of railroads by preserving his railroad legacy, including operating Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.
Kevin Rafferty will deliver his keynote address at 10 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2022 at AMC Disney Springs; doors open at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $35 per person (plus tax and service fees). All tickets are general admission and are transferable but non-refundable.
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