William Gorgensen

Senior Adviser

About me

William Gorgensen for almost 15 years worked as Set and Lighting Designer for a number of America’s top 10 Opera Houses including Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles where he held the post of Resident Designer and Technical Director in three of these Houses. As a freelance Designer, he worked on world famous Casino Show Rooms in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe. During this period, he lit 110 productions and designed 21 major productions in Theatre, Opera, Ballet and Television.

In 1987, Bill joined Walt Disney Imagineering at the early stages of the Disneyland Paris Project. As Show Designer for Adventureland, Bill designed all of the new scenes for the Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction and contributed to other attractions throughout the land. In 1989, Bill relocated to France as Assistant Show Producer and Overall Art Director for Adventureland. Upon completion of the project in 1992, Bill accepted the role of Overall Art Director for the Show Quality Standards and remained in Paris, designing most of the enhancements and additions to the existing attractions in the Park. In 1998, Bill left the Magic Kingdom shifted focus to Disney Village Entertainment Center as well as the numerous Hotels found on the Property. As Creative Consultant for the Resort Development Department, Bill worked on future master planning of the Resort and provided design and design input on all shops, restaurants and facilities.

In 2001, Bill relocated to Germany as Head of Design and Executive Producer for the Space Park Bremen Project. Bill was responsible for upgrading and completing the design of the Space Center Park and overseeing the quality of the entire Project, including the Shopping Mall and the Hotel as well as the Theme Park. He also worked closely in the role of Producer for the Star Trek/Borg Encounter and Stargate SG1 3000 in conjunction with Viacom Productions and MGM respectively.