I have not yet made it out to see the revised Country Bear Jamboree show for myself. Because of that, I’m keeping away from what other people are saying about the changes. However, I know that the show is shortened, many characters have a new… Read More »Imagineers excited about Country Bear Jamboree Makeover
Just as Walt Disney loved to tinker with his park, modern day Imagineers are always looking to make improvements to the guest experience. One area at Disney’s California Adventure that has been neglected since its opening in 2001 is Beast’s Library and the “Which Character… Read More »Disney Updates “Which Character Are You Most Like” Exhibit at DCA
Storybook Circus was the first area of the expanded Fantasyland area to open a few attractions at the Magic Kingdom. The backstory for the area is that a small circus has come to the small midwest town of Carolwood Park. Over the last few weeks, many of the final details have been added, but the land wasn’t completely open yet.
It’s still not completely open, but yesterday they opened Big Top Souvenirs and the new Fastpass distribution tent for the land. All that remains now is a little landscaping and Pete’s Silly Sideshow, the character meet and greet for the land.
When Imagineering originally wanted to redo the Toontown Fair area, the numbers folk at the park asked that they keep the large tent store since it’s one of the best performing stores per square foot in the park. So the imagineers compromised, give us the budget to really make the tent themed to a circus and we’ll redo our plans for the area to keep the tents.
Maker Camp is a month-long virtual DIY camp put on by Maker Faire. Hundreds of teens participate and learn about science, technology, engineering, and math and how to put them together to make useful things. These lucky kids recent got a virtual field trip that… Read More »Walt Disney Imagineering participates in Google+ Hangout with Maker Camp
Walt Disney was never one to rest on his laurels, he was always innovating with an eye toward what’s next. The modern Disney company keeps up that tradition by partnering with learning institutions around the globe. Sometimes the results are just one off cute inventions,… Read More »Wired Magazine Explores Disney’s Latest Technology Projects
Last week we saw part one of the the Imagineering tour of Enchanted Tales with Belle – a new meet & greet experience coming to Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. The video ended with a peak at the magic portal coming to life. Today we… Read More »Imagineering Reveals More of Enchanted Tales with Belle in New Video
With New Fantasyland Walt Disney’s Imagineers are providing more insight and behind the scenes details on a project than ever before. In a new video they’re showing off Enchanted Tales With Belle. This attraction will be a totally re-imagined character greeting experience. The details, story,… Read More »Imagineering Offers Insider Tour of Maurice’s Cottage and Enchanted Tales With Belle
The centerpiece of Belle’s Village will be an elaborate bronze statue of Gaston and his sidekick, Lefou from Beauty and the Beast. Watch this video as Imagineers Ted Robledo and Chris Kelly walk us through the detailed process it takes to create such an elaborate… Read More »Gaston Statue added to New Fantasyland – Video of the big moment