Documenting my journey t0 becoming a Disney Artist
World Drive is a personal design project dedicated to refining my craft while working towards my lifetime goal of becoming a Disney artist. Through art and design I want to lend a hand in creating for guests the same feeling of joy and excitement that I have personally experienced at the parks since my childhood. All work showcased here is not in partnership with the mouse, simply glorified conceptual fan art. I am just documenting my journey until I get called up to the big leagues.
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Everyone loves the trip down World Drive
It means you are heading to a land of adventure and fantasy in a world where imagination becomes reality. You're heading towards the magic and often the journey is just as magical as the destination.
…and that's World Drive.
I am certainly not the only one in the Disney fan community with a passion for creating. I love any story of someone chasing their dreams, so I decided to take an in depth look behind the scenes of my favorite people who help bring magic home outside the parks. See how these dreamers and doers envision their ideas and the process of bringing them to life.
About Ryan Pimental
First Disney Trip, 1998.
World Drive is the project of graphic designer Ryan Pimental. He first experienced Walt Disney World in 1998 on a family trip to surprise his older sister on the college program. As a timid eight year old he was nearly scared to death on Honey I Shrunk The Audience and Tough To Be a Bug, but eventually settled down and fell head over heels for the parks and resort. He hasn't been inside the Tree of Life since, nor was he sad to see Honey leave The Journey Into Imagination pavilion.
With family today.
Ryan resides in the quiet Boston suburb of Bridgewater, Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters and their shih tzu. As annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members at the Polynesian, they enjoy coming to their home away from home twice a year. They love taking their time, enjoying the atmosphere - but mostly the food and never leave without Ryan trying to convince them to permanently move to nearby Celebration.