Jason Surrell

Executive Creative Director

Jason Surrell

Executive Creative Director

Jason Surrell is an author, screenwriter and the Executive Creative Director of Storyland Studios.

Jason is a former Senior Creative Director for Universal Creative, where he served as the Creative Director of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon and the Senior Creative Director of Universal Studios Beijing and Universal’s Epic Universe, along with extensive concept development.

For fifteen years, Jason was a Senior Show Writer for Walt Disney Imagineering, with twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry. His Disney credits include the reimagined Star Tours, New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Raiders of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom, Symphony in the Stars: A Star Wars Fireworks Spectacular, The American Idol Experience, Star Wars Weekends, The Great Movie Ride, Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream, The Magic of Disney Animation, and the recent enhancements to Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Jason is the author of The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies, The Art of the Haunted Mansion, Screenplay by Disney: Tips and Techniques to Bring Magic to Your Moviemaking, Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies, The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at Its Peak and The Art of Marvel’s The Avengers. Jason also contributed essays and feature articles to The Imagineering Way, The Imagineering Workout, The Disney Insider Yearbook and disney twenty-three magazine. He also wrote for Walt Disney Television’s internationally syndicated television series “Secrets of the Animal Kingdom.” Jason is currently working on the screenplay for a supernatural thriller and a trilogy of YA novels.