Podcast Interviews of Mark Hickson

Disney by Mark’s Founder Interviewed by ThinkTechHawai’i on KGU Radio 760 AM, Honolulu. For Immediate Release: May 3, 2013, Today Mark Hickson, founder and editor-in-chief of Disney by Mark was interviewed by Atilla Seress for ThinkTechHawaii’s weekly business program on KGU radio, Honolulu. The topic “Into the looking glass with Disney” covered Mr. Hickson’s expert knowledge […]

What’s Mark Doing Right Now?

Current projects include  content development & programming for the websites DisneybyMark.com, DbM Interludes, design of Q-Display retail advertising platform, and contributing to a secret theme park in Abu Dhabi!   Mark with an old friend at Aulani Resort


Disney by Mark – Your Independent Disney News Source Created by Mark Hickson, Disney by Mark, a.k.a. DisneybyMark.com & DbM offers a unique look at Disney that only a former Imagineer can share. The website features news, stories, and editorials about the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries. Disney by Mark also features consumer product, film, television, theme […]

Campus Speaking

Never Say It’s Impossible Mark was an Imagineer during the “Disney Decade” which saw an unprecedented expansion of the company and its resources. On a daily basis new content was developed, new venues were located, and new technologies were explored to bring to the world the Disney theme park experience. In this presentation Mark will […]

Retail: Cucina Bella

Retail Concept: Cucina Bella is Italian for “Beautiful Kitchen” and is Maui’s first, exclusive gourmet kitchenware store. Cucina Bella is a “Destination Store” offering mid to high-end products to a more discriminating buyer.The store is a melding of retail and live interaction. Demonstrations during store hours featuring how-to lessons such as knife skills, bundt cake baking, or barista […]


I wanted to be an Imagineer as long as I can remember. When I was in 3rd grade I spent an entire day drawing a big map of Disneyland on my desktop. I had rendered every attraction in the minutest detail. But my teacher caught eye of my masterpiece, made me scrub it off my […]

The Comedy of Mark Stephan

Yes, that’s me performing at the world-famous Improv. My stage name is Mark Stephan (pronounced Steven). I found that by having a “stage” name anyone that I offend during my show won’t be able to find out where I live. My act has been best described as “a fresh and very twisted, no-holds-barred comedic style.” Trained […]

Internet: Malibu Horse Club

In 1997, I was a father of three teenage girls. In talking with them I discovered that there wasn’t anyplace on the web that contained age and gender appropriate material. You know, stuff just for them. Also if they used a search engine looking for “teen girl stories” all they would get is porn. Pretty […]

Floating Theme Park

No, it’s not a cruise ship.. it was the concept before, we called it the “Floating Theme Park”. That’s right, a complete Disney park with all the attractions shops and restaurants in a converted supertanker hull. Developed in conjunction with Disneyland International it was to be a new and very unique way to bring the Disney theme […]

DbM Interludes

Disney by Mark (DbM) Interludes is a series of videos intended to relax the viewer with beautiful scenes from Disney’s Parks and Resorts. All videos are © Hickson Media Click on the graphic to visit DbM Interludes!

Kingdom O’Magic

When I took over as Head of Development at SCi, I found that 70% of my staff was working on a game called Kingdom O’ Magic or KOM for short. It was a comedic spoof of JRR Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings” and was the brainchild of a most gifted writer and gamer, Fergus McNeill. […]


 I met Scott Wolf, a producer for Walt Disney Computer Software at the 1991 Disney Employee Forum. Sharing many things in common we became great friends. One day at lunch we made a visit to one of the new Disney Stores. We found a charming interior, the cast members were cheerful and helpful, and a happy atmosphere. But […]

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