Having retired earlier this year from Walt Disney Imagineering, things haven’t slowed down much for Tony Baxter. During the D23 Expo this summer, the mind behind many of our favorite Disney attractions such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, received one of The Walt Disney Company’s highest honors, the Disney Legends award. (Other Imagineers to receive this honor include Rolly Crump, Bob Gurr, Alice Davis, Marty Sklar, and several others.)
Tony was informed of yet another surprise during the D23 Expo, Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced that he would be honored with his very own window on Main Street at Disneyland, CA this fall. If there is any honor possibly higher than the Disney Legends, this just might be it.
We caught up with Tony briefly to see how he’s been. Read our interview with Disney Legend Tony Baxter here!