Writer + Actor
Darryl Pickett has been using his creative storytelling gifts for the themed entertainment industry for over 25 years. A veteran of Walt Disney Imagineering, he has provided concepts, scripts, and story for numerous rides and attractions, cruise ship shows, park events and even video games and interactive park elements. Darryl comes from a background in music and theater, and brings a strong sense of narrative and character-driven engagement to his work. He is also an actor and musician. His voice graces a number of area attractions, and he has written musical and lyrical content for area shows and events as well.
As part of the AOA team, Darryl has contributed story and creative content to projects for clients ranging from Disney, Universal, and Sea World to international companies including Baha Mar, SCG, Patina Restaurant Group, and Merlin Entertainment. Select projects include preshow content for the Incredible Hulk Coaster, story concepts for Sea World’s Infinity Falls ride, multiple venues at Disney Springs including The Edison, and The Wheel at Icon Park on International Drive. He has recently begun giving lectures and workshops on Storytelling and Design in Themed Entertainment, starting with a well-received program at Savannah College of Art and Design.