March 12, 2011 – Imagineer and Disneyland Art Director Kim Irvine is Awarded the Themed Entertainment Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award
“The greatest thing about [this award] is it honors the entire on-site group of Imagineers – not just Disneyland by Walt Disney World and Paris, Tokyo, and Hong Kong too.”
On March 12, 2011, the Themed Entertainment Association awarded their lifetime achievement award, also known as the Buzz Price Thea Award, to Imagineer and Disneyland Art Director Kim Irvine. Irvine, who started at Disney in 1970, has had several prominent projects in the park, including the design of the Disneyland Dream Suite, the updated version of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and the refurbishment of it’s a small world. Irvine also founded the Disneyland Imagineering office in the early 1980s.