The new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Disney California Adventure has gone M-A-D. The new Monsters After Dark Halloween overlay will provide a scary treat for guests who check-in after dark. Once the sun goes down the attraction will transform in to a creepy… Read More »Guardians of the Galaxy ride adds Monsters for Halloween
A new attraction themed to Disney’s box office hit animated feature “Frozen” will open in EPCOT’s Norway pavilion next year along with a new meet and greet area for the Queen Elsa, Anna, and the snowman Olaf. The “Frozen Ever After” attraction will reuse the… Read More »Frozen attraction construction from EPCOT’s Norway – December 2015
With New Fantasyland, Avatar, Toy Story Land, and Star Wars Land all major projects recently completed or on the horizon, Walt Disney World may seem like it’s in a perpetual state of makeover. It’s certainly true that the company is spending a lot to remake… Read More »Attraction makeovers: a few candidates that Disney may have overlooked
Escape Rooms are the latest thing to hit Orlando. You and a few friends are co-workers are locked in a room and you have to use teamwork and mental acuity to escape within the time given (usually 1 hour). To be 100% honest, I wasn’t… Read More »Escapology – Orlando’s new real life escape game
Walt Disney and his team of Imagineers practically invented the modern theme park. They took old ideas and elevated them to something guests would be talking about for years to come.
Over the years, the crowds have grown most sophisticated and ride technology has changed too. It still comes down to one thing, telling an amazing and engaging story, rich in detail, and immersive in environment.
Here’s a list of 7 attraction types that will never be built again in a Disney theme park:
Snow White / Pinocchio Dark Ride – The original dark ride at Disneyland was little more than a giant electric train set going through a series of wooden cutouts. Not only are ride systems much more complex, guests are too savvy for simple set decorations. The new rides are all nearly 360 degrees immersive.
The Great Movie Ride / Ellen’s Energy Adventure – Not only are both these rides full of expensive to build and maintain animatronics, their ride systems are large and complex, essentially theaters on wheels. The modern guest doesn’t quite get the metaphor.
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A few days ago Disney released this preview of one interactive element that will be featured in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train standby queue. Kinda reminds me of one of the games they added to Space Mountain’s queue a few years ago. We had a… Read More »Interactive Queue Element from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
In case you need another reason to get excited for summer, here’s a pretty good one: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy. Disneyland Paris recently announced the opening of a new section dedicated to our favorite cooking rat, which will house a new ride, a shop… Read More »Disneyland Paris Releases New Details of Ratatouille Ride
Disney World has released three exciting new images that tease the great things to come when the Fairytale Forest section of New Fantasyland opens this fall. Above is the new Marquee to “Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid.” The entrance sign features… Read More »New Look Inside Be Our Guest Restaurant, Little Mermaid Marquee