animatronic

Is a Dinosaur Diorama coming to the Walt Disney World Railroad?

What’s going on with the train track at the Magic Kingdom? The Walt Disney World Railroad at the Magic Kingdom is currently down for refurbishment as the park is reworking a section the track to accommodate the addition of a TRON-themed roller coaster. But is… Read More »Is a Dinosaur Diorama coming to the Walt Disney World Railroad?

Luxo Jr. Animatronic Lamp arrives atop Pixar Pier Marquee

The animated drawing lamp known as ‘Luxo Jr.’ is the icon of Pixar Animation Studios. You’ve probably seen it as it jumps around and flattens the ‘I’ in the Pixar logo before the studios’ animated films. Now, fans visiting Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure… Read More »Luxo Jr. Animatronic Lamp arrives atop Pixar Pier Marquee

Garner Holt creates most lifelike audio-animatronic of President Lincoln yet

A few years ago Garner Holt productions took over production of audio-animatronic figures from Walt Disney Imagineering. They’ve been creating amazing humanoid robotic figures ever since. Their latest takes the cake for realism. This expressive talking animatronic of President Abraham Lincoln is a special effect… Read More »Garner Holt creates most lifelike audio-animatronic of President Lincoln yet

[Video] Animatronic Hand

In the old Odyssey restaurant at EPCOT there is currently a temporary annual passholder lounge where they’re converting paper tickets to the new RFID enabled plastic tickets. In the lobby is a fun collection of objects from the history of the resort. One of them… Read More »[Video] Animatronic Hand

Disney Research Invents Robot You Can Juggle With

Some pretty amazing robot animatronic developments coming out of Disney Research Pittsburgh these days. The latest to be revealed is this robot you can play catch and even juggle with. Entertainment robots in theme park environments typically do not allow for physical interaction and contact… Read More »Disney Research Invents Robot You Can Juggle With

Luxo Audio Animatronic going dark at DHS

From WDWMagic we get word that the Luxo Lamp Animatronic that lights up Pixar Place in Disney’s Hollywood Studios with its dancing antics will dance no more. This is a quick end to a park detail that never got the chance for its moment in… Read More »Luxo Audio Animatronic going dark at DHS

Inside Mr. Lincoln, literally

The OC Register reports that the long missed Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln will re-open later this month at Disneyland. That’s good news. It’s vacation for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary should have ended 3 years ago. I’m curious to see what the Imagineers have done this… Read More »Inside Mr. Lincoln, literally