On this day in 1955, the Casey Jr. Circus Train attraction opened. While Walt Disney hoped the attraction would debut when the park opened on July 17, 1955, it was delayed by two weeks to allow for additional safety measures to be installed.
Disney artist and Imagineer Bruce Bushman was born on this day in 1911. Bushman, pictured here with Walt Disney, was a lead designer of the original Fantasyland as you can see by his concept art on the walls. Bushman was first hired by the Disney Studios to work on Fantasia on April 5, 1937. He’d…
Early concept drawings for the Mad Tea Party attraction by artist Bruce Bushman included a number of features that were ultimately not included in the final attraction.
Disney artist Bruce Bushman drew these Casey Jr. Circus Train concept art pieces in 1954. At the time, Bushman - who was a longtime studio employee specializing in art direction - was tasked with developing attraction concepts based off of Disney’s film catalogue.