Walt Disney Creative Entertainment

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Walt Disney Creative Entertainment
Division of Walt Disney Imagineering
Founded 2000; 16 years ago (2000)
Headquarters Glendale, California, U.S.
Products Theatrical/technical live entertainment productions
Owner The Walt Disney Company
Parent Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Creative Entertainment is the theatrical and technical live entertainment production division of Walt Disney Imagineering, the design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company.


Disney Creative Entertainment devises and produces large scale shows, parades, and fireworks displays for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, one of the four major units of the media conglomerate, and also creates entertainment for the two non-Disney-owned theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland, and Tokyo DisneySea.[1] Walt Disney Creative Entertainment is currently led by Kevin Eld.[2] Kevin took over the role from Anne Hamburger, who left the organization to establish herself as an independent theatrical producer. Theatrical Development of Walt Disney Creative Entertainment is led by Michael Jung, parades, fireworks displays, and nighttime spectaculars development is led by Steve Davison, and the production and technical division is led by Ted Carlsson, long time technical director for multiple projects in all Disney theme parks.


Formerly founded as Walt Disney Entertainment as a wing of the Walt Disney Company, it produced all shows and parades for Disney worldwide, including everything from the Disney-created Super Bowl Half-time shows to theme parks. The division was altered on January 31, 2001, at the retirement of Executive Vice President, Ron Logan, who was the head of the division.

Disney Creative Entertainment was founded in 2000 with the arrival of Executive Vice President Anne Hamburger.[1]


Some of the company's most notable works since being officially formed in 2000 include:

Disneyland Resort[edit]

Walt Disney World Resort[edit]

Tokyo Disney Resort[edit]

Disneyland Paris[edit]

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort[edit]

(All events held at Hong Kong Disneyland)

Disney Cruise Line[edit]

Other venues[edit]

  • Main Street Electrical Parade—New York Route at New York, New York (As part of the opening of Hercules) [3]
  • 2000 Super Bowl Half Time Show [3]
  • 2016 Honda Celebration of Light - Vancouver Fireworks


  1. ^ a b "Anne Hamburger To Exit The Disney Stage". MiceAge, via Free Press Release. 
  2. ^ " "Disney to outsource making of some Audio Animatronics". 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Created under Walt Disney Entertainment