Legendary Imagineer Tony Baxter received his window above the magic shop on Main Street today over at Disneyland. To say he deserves it is an understatement, thank you for all those years of magic you gave us, and for teaching us that imagination is at the heart of all creation. Some things that we can thank Tony Baxter for, The redesign of Disneyland’s Fantasyland into its current beautiful Bavarian inspired state, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Star Tours, Indiana Jones Adventure, Journey into imagination, Splash Montain, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and much, much more. One thing is certain Disney parks would not be the same today without Tony Baxter.
Most importantly to me, T-Bax oversaw the return of Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln in the late 2000’s to classic form, stripping it of the dumb, gimmicky surround-sound headphone incantation that was unwisely added for some reason (NOW YOU’RE GETTING A HAIRCUT!).