Tag: Imagineering

DIS Unplugged Podcast – 08/26/14 – Orlando Show

DIS Unplugged Podcast – 08/26/14 – Orlando Show

| August 26, 2014 | 1 Reply

In this week’s show the Villains Unleashed party happened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Saturday night and the internet hated it, Disney is cashing in on the Star Wars franchise, and Disney applies for patents for drone technology. Plus, we complete our bracket for best theming in the different lands at Walt Disney World and we’ll [...]

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DIS Unplugged Podcast – 08/15/13 – Disneyland Show

DIS Unplugged Podcast – 08/15/13 – Disneyland Show

| August 15, 2013 | Reply

In this week’s show, Tom, Michael and Craig share their final thoughts about the D23 Expo, some friends call in to share their thoughts and we share the audio from the live daily recaps of the 3 days of the Expo. Check out our contact page. Listen/Download D23 Expo: Roundup [download mp3] D23 Expo: Friends [...]

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Testing the Next Generation in Disney FastPasses

Testing the Next Generation in Disney FastPasses

| September 20, 2012 | 2 Replies

Ask tourists what their least favorite part about visiting a theme park is and you’ll most likely find one answer: waiting in line. Disney Parks has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to enhancing guest experience with line queues. Interactive screens with trivia questions or games and the FastPass+ system have both [...]

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One if by Land, Two if by Sea – Imagineering at its Best

One if by Land, Two if by Sea – Imagineering at its Best

| April 21, 2012 | 2 Replies

In Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom there is a land celebrating our country’s rich history.  Over at Liberty Square you’ll find special background stories and pieces Disney Imagineers placed inside this land to immerse guests into our independence.  One of these specific Imagineering touches is often missed by guests because they simply don’t take the [...]

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Video: Sneak Peek of New Disney Fantasy Stage Show “Wishes”

Video: Sneak Peek of New Disney Fantasy Stage Show “Wishes”

| December 8, 2011 | 1 Reply

Disney Cruise Line (DCL) announced a brand-new stage show called “Wishes” for the Disney Fantasy.  This show will headline the state-of-the-art Walt Disney Theatre, and include 12 musical numbers (one original), 12 Disney characters, 18 puppets, 290 costume pieces, 2 confetti drops, 1 flying aerial stunt, and indoor fireworks… whew.  I was part of a [...]

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Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

Lead Imagineer and Hawaiian Joe Rohde Discusses Disney’s Aulani

| October 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

In August, Disney opened its first hotel outside mainland USA not associated with a theme park.  Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is a stand-alone Disney Vacation Club property located in Hawaii.  Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde was one of the lead designers of the new resort, and took time to talk with the DIS Unplugged about [...]

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Retired Imagineer Marty Sklar Reflects on Walt Disney World’s 40th

Retired Imagineer Marty Sklar Reflects on Walt Disney World’s 40th

| October 18, 2011 | Reply

Saturday October 1, 2011, Walt Disney World turned 40 years old and celebrated the opening of Florida’s Magic Kingdom.  Disney Legend Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, was involved throughout the design, planning and opening of Walt Disney World, and reflected with the DIS Unplugged on his experience.  Continue after [...]

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