Tag: Walt Disney Imagineering

Walt Disney World & Disneyland: Learning Laboratories in the Parks

Walt Disney World & Disneyland: Learning Laboratories in the Parks

| January 3, 2013 | Reply

  “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” — Walt Disney   Image: Experience real physics on thrilling attractions. Form a team to solve conservation challenges. Discover new cultures of the world. Explore careers and a new way of thinking with Walt Disney Imagineering. These are just a few of the opportunities available [...]

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Strange Sightings, Loud Noises, & Flames: Dragons in the New Fantasyland?

Strange Sightings, Loud Noises, & Flames: Dragons in the New Fantasyland?

| November 14, 2012 | Reply

Something strange is happening in the new Fantasyland, or at least that’s the word on the Net. There’s talk of mythical creatures, more specifically DRAGONS, in the Magic Kingdom. Since the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1998, fans of myths and legends have been questioning whether or not some type of dragon attraction would [...]

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Starbucks to Replace the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom

Starbucks to Replace the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom

| November 9, 2012 | 27 Replies

That’s right, folks, you read the headline correctly. Tonight Disney Parks announced that the first ever Starbucks inside Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will replace the iconic Main Street Bakery. As an avid lover of both Disney and Starbucks, I’m both conflicted and shocked at this news. It’s time that I weigh in.   Image: The [...]

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The Return of Classic Disney Imagineering

The Return of Classic Disney Imagineering

| October 21, 2012 | 4 Replies

Disney does it right. For years, theme park goers have found themselves amazed by the amount of detail Walt Disney Imagineering puts into creating new experiences for its guests. Everything from the line queues, ride vehicles, and walkways, to the background music, cast member costuming, and building structures are examined when creating a new area [...]

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Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park – Part II

Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park – Part II

| September 23, 2012 | 2 Replies

The beat of the drum. The hustle and bustle of a busy marketplace surrounded by crumbling, sand-colored buildings. The crunch of a leaf and the caw of a bird in the distance. It’s morning, and the city of Harambe is awake and alive with energy. Villagers weave in and out of the thatched roof huts [...]

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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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Magic Kingdom No Longer a “Dry” Park Against Walt’s Wishes

Magic Kingdom No Longer a “Dry” Park Against Walt’s Wishes

| September 13, 2012 | 8 Replies

When Walt Disney first designed the Magic Kingdom, he made it clear that alcohol was not to be sold. The concept for the park was to be “family oriented” with children and their parents enjoying time together. Much unlike what happens at some carnivals, state fairs, or non-Disney theme parks, an adult member of the [...]

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