Monday, December 6, 2010

Project Review: WDI- Tarzan Project

A first pass blocking model roughed out for the framework of the Roller coaster I skinned in a Tarzan Theme.

The Tarzan Design version 1.0; you can see the base camp used throughout the Queue Line Design below the coaster and tree house Icon.

A Side elevation of the Design 1.5 Modified a bit from the above sketch.

Tarzan Coaster Designs.

Client: Walt Disney Imagineering.
Art Director: Myself.
Project Date: Summer 1998.

While working at WDI in the 90's I was on the Paris team for about a year working on various projects. I was the chief show designer on a "E" ticket high dollar attraction to be placed in Adventureland in Paris a Roller Coaster clad to look like a jungle ride.

As a "Part II" to this design exercise I was asked to do a version based on the upcoming new Feature Animation Tarzan. I did a few sketches you can see above. The Tarzan overlay was scrapped and we did some work on the Swiss Family Robinson Tree in Anaheim instead.

Cheers, THOM


  1. Thank you for sharing this! Do you have any other Disneyland Paris related artwork?

  2. Yes!
    Search my site with "WDI" ,or use the theme park tag on the right....