Tag: Walt Disney Imagineering

Starbucks to Replace the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom

Starbucks to Replace the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom

| November 9, 2012 | 28 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 | 10 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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