Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! parade debuted today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, replacing the Block Party Bash parade. This parade features the characters from Pixar movies such as Up, Monsters Inc, A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, and Toy Story.
Tony Baxter, the Senior Vice President of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering and the Creative Executive for Disneyland, recently gave the keynote address at the Creative Problem Solving Institute titled “Designing for Disney: Patterns that Embolden Successful Innovation.” A fitting subject for someone who received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Themed Entertainment Association in [...]
Imagination. That’s been the driving force behind the Walt Disney Company since its inception. Now, The Disney Store has called upon that force to create its next generation of shopping experiences. Okay, hold on. Did I really say that? Shopping experiences? That’s what Disney is calling it. The official press states that they want this to be the [...]
It was recently announced that Disney’s Toy Story Mania! received the amusement park industry’s top international award for an attraction. Toy Story Mania! won the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement – an international award given to a new amusement park ride. Toy Story Mania! is a favorite attraction for our DIS Unplugged listeners for a [...]
I had the chance the other day to meet the characters from the latest Disney-Pixar movie Up. If you haven’t seen the movie yet I highly recommend it. The characters have a meet and greet area at the end of the Magic of Animation show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. If you have ever wondered how [...]
Today was the first day of the Annual Passholder Preview for Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We arrived at the park at about 2:30PM and it was Africa Hot!!! We made our way through the crowds towards the new Pixar Studios area of the park. We were greeted by polite, smiling cast [...]
Whenever Disney develops a new ride, show or attraction there is always a lot of testing and reworking to make sure it is perfect for when guests arrive. One of the final phases of testing is called Cast Member Previews and, as the name suggests, Cast Members (aka Disney employees) will experience the attraction to [...]