114 episodes

Theme parks deserve smart discussion, and The Tomorrow Society Podcast is here to help. Interviews go in-depth and explore Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and other parks from a fan’s perspective. I talk to former Imagineers, authors, filmmakers, podcasters, and other experts that worked behind the scenes. Walt Disney set the standard with Disneyland, and history is important. We live in an exciting time for the industry, and there’s no limit on what designers can imagine and build. Join me on this exciting journey into the world of themed entertainment.

The Tomorrow Society Podcast Dan Heaton

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9, 99 Ratings

Theme parks deserve smart discussion, and The Tomorrow Society Podcast is here to help. Interviews go in-depth and explore Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and other parks from a fan’s perspective. I talk to former Imagineers, authors, filmmakers, podcasters, and other experts that worked behind the scenes. Walt Disney set the standard with Disneyland, and history is important. We live in an exciting time for the industry, and there’s no limit on what designers can imagine and build. Join me on this exciting journey into the world of themed entertainment.

    111. Improving EPCOT (Part 2)

    111. Improving EPCOT (Part 2)

    Dan Heaton continues his focus on his ideas to improve EPCOT in Walt Disney World on this Tomorrow Society Podcast episode with a look at World Showcase, Test Track, and Mission: Space. Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://tomorrowsociety.com/member. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at https://tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    110. Improving EPCOT (Part 1)

    110. Improving EPCOT (Part 1)

    Dan Heaton submits his ideas for improving EPCOT at Walt Disney World on this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, including Spaceship Earth, The Seas, and the Imagination pavilion.



    Check out Wesley James' ideas to save EPCOT at https://www.reverseimagineering.com/save-epcot-ii/. Read Tim Grassey's ideas to fix EPCOT in his MiceChat article at https://www.micechat.com/148461-fixing-epcot/.



    Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://tomorrowsociety.com/member. Leave a one-time donation at https://tomorrowsociety.com/tipjar. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at https://tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.



    Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc or YouTube at http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube. Contact Dan Heaton by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    109. David Green on Building a Better Mouse and Engineering for EPCOT Center

    109. David Green on Building a Better Mouse and Engineering for EPCOT Center

    On this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, Dan Heaton talks with David Green about his book Building a Better Mouse and working at Walt Disney World on the construction of EPCOT Center in 1982.



    Learn more about David Green and Visual Terrain at https://www.visualterrain.net/. Listen to Dan Heaton's recent appearance on Book of the Mouse Club at https://bookofthemouseclub.libsyn.com/.



    Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://tomorrowsociety.com/member. Leave a one-time donation at https://tomorrowsociety.com/tipjar. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at https://tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.



    Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc or YouTube at http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube. Contact Dan Heaton by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.

    • 57 min
    108. Garner Holt on Creating Animatronics for Fantasmic!, Haunted Mansion Holiday, and Knotts Berry Farm

    108. Garner Holt on Creating Animatronics for Fantasmic!, Haunted Mansion Holiday, and Knotts Berry Farm

    Garner Holt joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk with Dan Heaton about his background creating animatronics for Disneyland and other theme parks, including Fantasmic! and Haunted Mansion Holiday.



    Learn more about Garner Holt Productions at its official website, garnerholt.com, and the Garner Holt Foundation at https://www.garnerholteducationthroughimagination.com/.



    Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://tomorrowsociety.com/member. Leave a one-time donation at https://tomorrowsociety.com/tipjar. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at https://tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.



    Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc or YouTube at http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube. Contact Dan Heaton by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.

    • 49 min
    107. Former Imagineer Tom K. Morris on the Early Days of WED Enterprises

    107. Former Imagineer Tom K. Morris on the Early Days of WED Enterprises

    Former Disney Imagineer Tom K. Morris returns to The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk to Dan Heaton about the early days of WED Enterprises, constructing EPCOT Center, and Splash Mountain.



    Follow Tom K. Morris on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TomKMorris and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tomorrowsociety/.



    Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://tomorrowsociety.com/member. Leave a one-time donation at https://tomorrowsociety.com/tipjar. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at https://tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.



    Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc or YouTube at http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube. Contact Dan Heaton by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    106. Todd McCartney on Horizons Revisited and the Retro Disney World Podcast

    106. Todd McCartney on Horizons Revisited and the Retro Disney World Podcast

    Todd McCartney joins Dan Heaton on The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about the Retro Disney World podcast and his work restoring old films plus the amazing Horizons Revisited.



    Learn more about the Retro Disney World Podcast at https://www.retrowdw.com/ and the Lake Buena Vista Historical Society at http://lbvhistory.org/.



    Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://tomorrowsociety.com/member. Leave a one-time donation at https://tomorrowsociety.com/tipjar. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at https://tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.



    Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc or YouTube at http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube. Contact Dan Heaton by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Bill 1986 ,

Great Disneyworld podcast!

Love the Epcot episodes!

ellarburt ,

Fantastic!

This is such an entertaining and informative podcast. Dan conducts great interviews, especially with Disney Imagineers, and his love of Disney and Disney Parks really shines through. Nostalgia for 80s/90s Epcot Center is a huge plus.

CrazyCooter789 ,

Excellence

Always enjoyable, interesting and worth your time.

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