Via the Whitehouse.gov blog we get this video of President Barack Obama as he records his speech for the Hall of Presidents attraction that officially reopens on the 4th of July. I’m guessing President Obama has never been to Walt Disney World since he asks… Read More »Video of President Barack Obama recording his Hall of Presidents Speech
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune profiles a team of three Cal State Fullerton Students who were finalists in a Walt Disney Imagineering contest to design and build a prototype of an attraction. Their idea is an interactive adventure featuring a guy named Otto. Their concept,… Read More »Cal State Fullerton Students make Imagineering Contest Attraction
I was at EPCOT yesterday and managed to sneak in a ride on Test Track. GM’s imprint via name, vehicles, and brands is still all over the attraction. Frankly, it seemed a bit of a disconnect from what everyone knows is going on with the company… Read More »GM & Disney still working out Sponsorship of Test Track at EPCOT
We’ve known for sometime that the Hall of Presidents attraction at the Magic Kingdom was getting a fairly large makeover. A new film, new narrator, and, of course, a new President. But the details as laid out in today’s NY Times are really impressive. The… Read More »Robobama coming to Walt Disney World
It’s hard to express how talented an artist Marc Davis, one of Walt’s Nine Old Men, was. You’ve no doubt seen his animation (Aurora, Maleficient, and Tinkerbell to name a few) and his concept art (Pirates, Country Bears, and Haunted Mansion are just the beginning),… Read More »Marc Davis Art on Exhibit
I wasn’t able to make it to DHS’s 20th, so please welcome guest author Leigh Caldwell to The Disney Blog. Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ 20th birthday dawned bright and early May 1, with a special rope drop welcome by the park’s new vice president, Rilous Carter.… Read More »Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates its 20th in Style
Over on /film, Word has leaked that filming for the long rumored Star Tours 2.0 has finally begun. We already know that some voice tracks have been laid (confirmed by the Anthony Daniels, the voice of C-3PO at Star Wars Celebration IV) and that some… Read More »Star Tours 2.0 filming at last?
Imagineers Rolly Crump and Don Edgren were recently honored at Disneyland by having their name added to what are effectively the ‘credits’ for the theme park, the Windows on Main Street. Don Edgren was known for his mastery of resort development and his ‘can-do’ attitude.… Read More »Rolly Crump and Don Edgren honored with Windows at Disneyland