NEWS: Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter Inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame

This past Tuesday, The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced their 2020 Award Winners. One of these names was very familiar to Disney Parks enthusiasts — Tony Baxter.

Tony Baxter

The IAAPA is The Global Association for the Attractions Industry, and we are so excited that they have chosen to honor Baxter!

Tony Baxter was inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame, an award developed to recognize pioneers in the attractions industry. Induction into the IAAPA Hall of Fame is considered the highest and most prestigious award in the attractions industry. 

Opening day for the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage saw Imagineers Tony Baxter, John Gizienski, Kevin Rafferty and Skip Lange posing for a photo near the attraction’s entrance. [The Walt Disney Company]
Baxter was one of the main Imagineers featured in The Imagineering Story on Disney+. He is an extremely accomplished Imagineer, known for his work on classic Disney attractions such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Star Tours, and Splash Mountain

Long-time Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter, left, with Mickey Mouse and then-Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Tom Staggs at Baxter’s retirement ceremonies. [The Walt Disney Company]
Congratulations Mr. Baxter! We can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor! Now excuse us while we go binge-watch The Imagineering Story for the fourth time…

Check out our review of The Imagineering Story here!

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