Close Encounter: Walt Disney Imagineering revamps an L.A. restaurant with otherworldly lighting and space-age decor

For travelers passing through Los Angeles, a new destination restaurant is serving up a creative close encounter. Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) has redesigned the Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as a space-age, out-of-this-world eatery called Encounter. Colorful lighting by Michael Valentino, WDI principal show lighting designer, plays a key role in establishing a fanciful look both inside and out.

Part of an extensive program by the City of Los Angeles Depa

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