Zsolt Hormay, creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, has been busy creating amazing otherwordly lands for Walt Disney Imagineering over two decades. From Carsland to Pandora – the World of Avatar to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (in two locations), Hormay has led a team of… Read More »Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Interview– Building new worlds with Imagineer Zsolt Hormay
We’ve enjoyed watching Sam Towler’s Nature Wonderland Model come to life over the last 5 years. He’s actually been working on it since 2005. It’s been a long process but the model is ready to go on display to the public for the first time.… Read More »Disneyland fan builds amazing model of Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland
Today was a sneak peek of D23 Expo for those who paid, media, and assorted vendors. Among the big reveals were models and displays in the Disney Parks area of the exhibit floor. First, we’ve seen tantalizing glimpses of the Avatar Land model in the… Read More »D23 Expo – First look at Avatar Land Model
Disney Parks Chair Tom Staggs was the first to reach out to Director James Cameron with the idea to bring the worlds of Avatar to life at Disney’s theme parks. At Japan’s D23 event, Staggs shared the most details yet about the exciting plans for the first Avatar-land to be built at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Currently scheduled to open in 2017, Avatar will take guests to the mythical world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s Avatar. The awe-inspiring land of floating mountains, bio-luminescence rainforests and soaring Banshees will become real for Disney guests to see, hear and touch. The Avatar-inspired land will be part of the largest expansion in Disney’s Animal Kingdom history.
Four pieces of concept art and one photo of Staggs, Cameron and Imagineer Joe Rohde were published. These appear to confirm many of the rumors about the land, including the presence of a boat ride and an emphasis on the bioluminescent glowing plants night effects that wowed so many in the movies. Guests will also be able to soar into the sky on the backs of a Banshee. The latter, is expected to be a motion platform projection movie experience similar to Soarin’ but with the latest digital technology (and most-likely 3D).
I think I have finally found a good reason to buy my own Makerbot. The 3D printing kit site Thingiverse has uploaded plans for printing a reproduction of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. If it looks a little off, that’s because forced-perspective only works… Read More »Makerbot Cinderella Castle
We now know why Walt Disney Imagineering rushed Imagineer Kathy Magnum out east as soon as she returned from her much deserved vacation following opening Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. She has been placed in charge of the Disney Springs transformation coming to Downtown… Read More »Tour of Digital Projection Model for Disney Springs Transformation of Downtown Disney
Get your passport renewed and start saving your pennies, earlier today at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of The Walt Disney Company, chairman and chief executive officer Bob Iger unveiled the first image of a model of Shanghai Disney Resort, featuring the resort’s theme park,… Read More »Disney Unveils First Image of Shanghai Disneyland Model
Disney Fandom is a worldwide phenomenon. Check out this amazing model of Sleeping Beauty Castle from Disneyland Paris. Alexandre de Araújo, a Portuguese Disneyfan, spent five years to build this model. Here is his video tour of the very detailed work: See also: Jaime Ibanez… Read More »Sleeping Beauty Castle Model by Alexandre de Araújo