It’s not everyday that you get to sit down and talk with a with Disney Dreamer. I am so fascinated to hear about what happens behind the scenes and the process and got the chance to do that with two Disney Dreamers stories while I was in California a few weeks ago. To hear these stories from Charita Carter and Mike Goslin were so inspiring to me and I think you will agree.
Growing up she didn’t imagine being where she is now as she first wanted to be an Air Force Fighter Pilot. Her career did a complete turn around from what she first wanted to be in life. First she was introduced by an agent while standing on the TRAM and was asked if she ever thought about hand modeling. Never knowing that such a thing existed she took the card the agent handed to her and literally put it in a jewelry box for a year until she made that phone call. You may notice her hands in the Bounty commercials.
She also loved that her aunt was an accountant and was good with money wearing nice clothes so she thought about being an accountant. Little did she know she would end up in the creative world at Disney and become an Imagineer. Now you can find her in the concept lab or producing one of the attractions.
Her advice to kids is to take advantage of every opportunity cause you never know when you are going to gleam from it or what it will mean in the future.
The creator of Disney’s Playmation available in stores in October has been working on his creation for 3 years now. By creating this game he is bringing back to old school where kids would use their imagination and play. Playmation will allow you to actually put on super hero pieces and play the game while moving around the room. So if you are wearing the wrist pieces and get hit in the arm by the game you will actually feel it shake. Cool right!? It’s basically like you are living in the video game but physically moving along with it.
You will be able to expand the experience by playing multi-players and open up the app. And if kids want to wear the pieces from the game they are able to do so and be a super hero all day. Avengers will be out next month, Star Wars will be out in 2016 and Frozen in 2017.
To make sure the game is just right they had focus groups with parents and kids to test it out. While it’s geared towards kids ages 6-12 they found that adults enjoyed it too and some of the wrist pieces with fit some adult wrists. I can see this being a game we will play on family game night.
His advice to future game inventors is to stay in school and learn as much as you can with art and technology classes. When Mike was talking you can tell he was passionate and excited about his work from the way he talked about it.
Are you excited to try out Playmation?
Disclosure: Disney provided me with an all expense paid trip to LA to the #TomorrowlandBloggers #AladdinBloggers & #Disneyland60 Events. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.