First Look: Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid

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Today we’re thrilled to share the very first photos from inside the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction, which will open at Magic Kingdom Park this December.Housed in the grottos below Prince Eric’s Castle, this New Fantasyland attraction invites guests to follow Ariel on her remarkable journey as she meets Prince Eric, falls in love, and makes a deal with Ursula, the evil Sea Witch.These photos, supplied by Walt Disney Imagineering, are featured in the “All in the … [Read more...]


Walt Disney Imagineering make significant appointment for upcoming Walt Disney World projects

According to WDWMagic.com, Walt Disney Imagineering has just completed an organizational reshuffle which appears to point to some significant activity at Walt Disney World in the near future.Kathy Magnum, a 30 year plus veteran at WDI who has most recently overseen the Cars Land project at Disneyland Resort, has moved to Florida to become 'Executive Producer, Walt Disney World Portfolio".  In this new role, Kathy becomes the creative producer for Walt Disney World, partnering with Jack … [Read more...]


Do You Speak the Disney’s Language?

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The world of Walt Disney entertainment is so unique it requires its own language. Some words originated directly from Walt and his Imagineers. Others, it seems, have grown into their own Disneyness and have acquired new meanings along the way.Attraction = a theme park ride or show Audio animatronics = realistic robotics that bring 3-D effect to an Attraction Automagic = play on automatic; the Disney way of making things magically happen Backstage = a park area not accessible to … [Read more...]


The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney has announced via the summer edition of Mickey Monitor, the newsletter for Annual Passholders,  that a new attraction will be coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow will be "will be a first-of-its-kind sensory experience in which Guests will have the chance to be enveloped by the world of the Pirates of the Caribbean® as seen in the four feature films." It is assumed that the new attraction will be located in Stage 4 which was the home to Journey Into … [Read more...]


Disney Cast Members’ Children Win National Safety Poster Contest

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Two Disney Cast Members are the proud parents of children being honored next month in Washington D.C. as winners of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) annual ‘Safety-on-the-Job’ poster contest. First-place honors went to Victor Fan, the 13-year-old son of Ming Fan, who works in merchandise at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, while 5-year-old Takoda Paschel, the daughter of Christie Paschel with Walt Disney Imagineering, placed third in her age group. In addition to the awards ceremony … [Read more...]