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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

Located in the historic Presidio of San Francisco, California, The Walt Disney Family Museum is a center for art, animation, and inspiration. Since October 1, 2009, our nonprofit museum has celebrated the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney, thanks in large part to Walt's daughter, Diane Disney Miller, who wanted to share her father's story with the world. Now, in recognition of the museum's tenth anniversary, this podcast will do its part to honor the man behind the magic.

Dec 14, 2022

On October 29, 2022, we held a special talk with women who made an indelible impact on some of Walt Disney Imagineering's most iconic and enduring projects. On part one of this special two-part episode of WD-FM, hear the stories of Peggie Farriss and Kathy Rogers—two contributing authors of Women of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Peggie Fariss began her 50-year career at Disney as an Attractions Hostess on the Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland park. She was instrumental in the research for the EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth attraction and later became WDI’s liaison to corporate sponsors. Her experience representing WDI’s artistic vision led to her final assignment as a creative development executive for Disneyland Paris, where for five years she led a team that doubled in size from 25 to 50.

Kathy Rogers’ career began in the Disneyland parking lot. She became an Attractions Lead and then was tapped to work for WDI at Disneyland in 1983. Working first as a coordinator, she rose through the ranks to the producer level, retiring as Executive Show Producer with attractions as diverse as Muppet*Vision 3D and Expedition Everest to her credit.

Women of Walt Disney Imagineering is available now!