When you approach Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can’t help but notice the snowy peaks of a mountain rain looming off in the distance. Eventually, if you’re brave enough, the chance to journey to the top of the world on Expedition Everest – Legend of the… Read More »Take a virtual ride on Expedition Everest roller coaster from Disney’s Animal Kingdom
time lapse video
With the 60th anniversary of Disneyland fast approaching the park is getting a bit nostalgic. I don’t mind, I love it when they share great moments from the past. This week, they’ve released some timelaspe video takent from the park’s construction. The park was built… Read More »Disneyland shares rare Time-Lapse Video of Park Construction
Walt Disney Imagineering is famous for their project documentation. The archives are full of great concept art, construction photos, and documentation from most of the major builds over the last 50+ years. But my favorite of these has to be the time-lapse video.
This short time-lapse video shows the construction of most of New Fantasyland, including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Definitely worth expanding it to full-screen to view:
Interesting how construction on the coaster itself didn’t actually start until about half-way through the video.
Below the jump, I have an interview with Bruce Vaughn, executive vice president at Walt Disney Imagineering, and Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, as they talk about how Seven Dwarfs Mine Train fits into New Fantasyland and how excited the Imagineers are to finally have it open to the public on May 28th.
March 2012 is closer than you think. That’s the grand debut for the Disney Fantasy, the fourth ship in tbe Disney Cruise Line fleet. Disney just released a wonderful time lapse video showing the Fantasy’s construction. It’s pretty far along at this point, which makes… Read More »Disney Cruise Line Fantasy Ship – Time Lapse Construction Video
If you’re a Disney fan, and I hope you are if you’re reading this blog, stop what you’re doing right now and set aside the next 50 minutes to flashback to the very first moments of Disneyland with Walt Disney pacing off the site and… Read More »Building Walt’s Dream – Disneyland Construction Timelapse Video