Tag: Walt Disney Imagineering

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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Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Seeking Adventure? Rediscovering Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

| August 25, 2012 | 3 Replies

The golden sunlight peeks through the clouds to awake the savannah at the beginning of another day. The warm breeze tickles the lush vegetation causing its leaves to rustle ever so slightly. Down below, the trickling of water calmly nudges the flamingos who raise their heads to greet the morning. Hippos surface in the pools, [...]

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Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Scoops, Sprinkles, & Cones at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Scoops, Sprinkles, & Cones at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

| August 2, 2012 | Reply

Until the 1960s, it was quite common for Americans and their families to enjoy carbonated beverages and sugary treats at their local soda fountain or ice cream saloon. Milkshakes, malts, egg cream, and various flavors of ice cream brought smiles to faces young and old. Parlors were typically attached to town pharmacies and served as [...]

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Grand Opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure

Grand Opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure

| June 14, 2012 | 1 Reply

June 13th was the star-studded premiere for Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.  Enjoy the video of the Grand Opening Ceremonies and scroll down for some great photos from the exciting event!

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Historic Orange Bird Flies Out of the Archives and back to the Magic Kingdom

Historic Orange Bird Flies Out of the Archives and back to the Magic Kingdom

| May 2, 2012 | 1 Reply

Back in the 1970s, guests of the Walt Disney World Resort were greeted not only by Mickey and the gang, but also a brightly colored feathered friend known as Orange Bird. To the surprise of many, Disney recently announced the return of Orange Bird and his iconic treat, Citrus Swirl, to Sunshine Tree Terrace in [...]

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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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