Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde visits Sichuan, China, during Expedition Everest: Mission Himalayas

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A young monk peers through a viewfinder while Joe Rohde, creative executive with Walt Disney Imagineering, interviews Rinpoche, a sacred man known as "the living Buddha," in Sichuan, China.

IN SEARCH OF A STORY — A young monk peers through a viewfinder while Joe Rohde, creative executive with Walt Disney Imagineering, interviews Rinpoche, a sacred man known as “the living Buddha,” in Sichuan, China. Rohde was part of Expedition Everest: Mission Himalayas — a cultural and scientific journey throughout the Eastern Himalayas in search of the legend of the yeti. Rohde’s goal was to research customs, lore and architectural style in order to bring a high level of authenticity to Expedition Everest, the new thrill attraction opening in April at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 1219AV_1000ND