Disneyland Wondrous Journeys

Agency: Mousetrappe / Client: The Walt Disney Company

Provided 3D & Motion Design for Disneyland’s 100th Anniversary nighttime spectacular, Wondrous Journeys. This multi-location experience combines state-of-the-art projection mapping, pyrotechnics, animatronics, and a symphonic music score to celebrate 100 years of the Walt Disney Animation Studio.

My job was to bring the five projection-mapped surfaces to life with 3D animations and animation assets provided by the Walt Disney Archives. Over the course of the project I worked on multiple scenes and surfaces, following direction from Mousetrappe’s creative team and Disney Live Entertainment. One of our greatest challenges was properly celebrating all 62 Disney animated films, and placing references to the films in the proper context. The show features 18 different Disney songs, and the projection environments reflect the mood and story of the soundtrack.

Wondrous Journeys takes place in four locations: Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street USA, It’s a Small World, and Rivers of America. Each location has a custom-made version of the show built into the environment.

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This project was the work of hundreds of talented artists and engineers. There has not been a full credits list released, but if one comes about I will share it. Congratulations to everyone who worked hard on this project!

About Me

I’m an artist fascinated by themed entertainment, live shows, and creative uses for technology. I live in Orlando, FL with my girlfriend and two cats. Outside of work I like to play drums, visit theme parks, and enjoy video games with friends.
Software Capabilities

Autodesk Maya
Maxon Cinema 4D
SideFX Houdini
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop
Unreal Engine 5