Whirligig Woods NC

How to be a Disney Imagineer

We are with Bob Baranick, past Disney Imagineer and experience designer.

If you have ever wanted to be an imagineer we talk with Bob Baranick about how he started his career in the parks and how he set himself up with the skills needed starting at the age of 10.

Please Listen to our Interview with past Imagineer Bob Baranick.  Bob talks about how he got started as an Imagineer, what he studied and how he got into the entertainment business.  Bob goes into what classes he took and how he prepared himself to get his job in the Amusement / Entertainment industry.  You can learn and follow in her foot steps for your Disney or other Imagineering career.  There are loads of amusement parks being built all over the world as well as entertainment areas, hotels, water parks, etc. and a career in Imagineering is defiantly a dream job for a great deal of people.


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As a Disney Imagineer, Bob worked on some of the world’s most iconic rides and experiential spaces.

  • Epcot
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse
  • Pirates of The Caribbean
  • Splash Mountain
  • Frontierland
  • New Orleans Square
  • Phantom Manor
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Liberty Street
  • The Haunted Mansion

Other Work

Bob’s design expertise has been called upon by some of the biggest names in American and global entertainment.

  • Paramount Parks
  • Warner Studios
  • Six Flags
  • Everland
  • Busch Entertainment
  • Chimelong
  • Hershey’s
  • Universal Studios

Disney Imagineer opens theme park in North Carolina


Bob’s latest Theme Park Project

Bob is also doing what every Disney fan dreams about.  He is building his own theme park.  With story telling at the center of Bob’s park, Whirligig Woods, is set on 21 acres in North Carolina.  The park is not for the masses, but a smaller themed environment for families to come and enjoy a day in the natural setting with themed simple attractions.  Bob has envisioned family tree houses to be the centerpiece for the park with a rain that takes guests to their depot to spend the night in the park.  There might be just one tree house to start but Bob has plans reaching out ten years to grow Whirligig Woods for generations to come.


How to be a Disney Imagineer



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