2010 Wayne Jackson

Originally trained in aircraft tooling, Wayne Jackson started his Disney career at MAPO in October, 1965. For five years, he worked as a technician in the show mechanical department. His next assignment was as a designer for show mechanical and animation, and he supervised the manufacture of show equipment. Wayne then spent seven years as manager of the show mechanical and plastics manufacturing departments. During the development of Tokyo Disneyland, Wayne served as director of show and ride production, manufacturing and installation. Among many other responsibilities, he directed the installation of all shows and rides at the park. After the opening of Tokyo Disneyland, Wayne served as director of show quality standards for more than four years. He was asked to establish a show quality program for Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland. Imagineering’s next big project was Disneyland Paris (then Euro Disney), and Wayne was director of show and ride manufacturing, artificial rock work, and installation of shows. Wayne’s next assignment at Imagineering was as technical director of show quality standards. He established a communication system for special effects, projection and new materials that (for the first time) allowed all Disney parks worldwide to identify common problems and methods in maintaining the parks. His final assignment was director of show systems for the Tokyo DisneySea project. He directed the manufacture and installation of all show mechanical equipment, special effects, audio equipment, electronic show control equipment and show ride programming. Wayne retired from Disney in March, 2002.
 

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