For their eleventh issue, Tales from the Laughing Place has been given unparalleled access to the Walt Disney Imagineering library for artwork, photographs, and other conceptual work relating to the development and construction of EPCOT Center that celebrates 25 years this year. Across the issue there are 54 either rarely-seen or never-before-published images from both Future World and World Showcase.
Working closely with WDI Ambassador and Disney Legend Marty Sklar has resulted in an unprecedented opportunity to reveal the real story behind the creation of a multi-billion dollar theme park. In addition Tales has spoken with many of the Imagineers that cut their teeth on the Epcot project including current Senior Vice-President, Creative Eric Jacobson.
The issue also contains articles about the creation of the latest crop of projects including the renewal of Spaceship Earth, O’ Canada! and Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros. The cover image of Spaceship Earth will feature a metallic silver ink finish that will be a fitting treatment for one of the most recognizable structures at any Disney theme park.
Issue 11 is 52 pages in all and the contents will be as follows:
- Tales of Twenty-5: Circles of Life – A comprehensive 22-page article that looks back at the development of Disney’s first second gate theme park with stories retold by Marty Sklar and Eric Jacobson;
- Tales of Twenty-5: New Horizons – An exclusive article about the redevelopment of Epcot’s central icon: Spaceship Earth with show producers Bob Zalk and Susan Bryan and Show Writer Pam Fisher;
- Tales of Twenty-5: The Long and the Short of It – The new O’Canada movie starring Martin Short with Show Writer Steve Spiegel and Production Director David Katzman;
- Tales of Twenty-5: Day of the Duck – A look at the development of the Mexico Pavilion’s latest River of Time featuring Donald Duck, Panchito and Jose Carioca with Show Director George Scribner;
- The Ghost Re-host: Enhancing Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion with Show Producer Kathy Rogers;
- Tales from the Tokyo Disney Resort: Value-Added Traditions – An explanation of two of the resort’s traditional festivals: New Year’s Holidays and Star Light Festival; and
- The Douse Mouse: A behind-the-scenes tour of the creation of Vice-President of Spectacles Steven Davison’s Hong Kong Disneyland summertime parade Mickey’s Waterworks.
Sounds like another great issue from the team at LaughingPlace.com. If you’ve never seen an issue of Tales from The LaughingPlace magazine then you’re missing out on the most beautifully designed Disney magazine out there. Plus Tales is the only Disney magazine where you’ll find in-depth articles on the news of today, as well as great looks at the companies colorful history.