Before Walt Disney’s Epcot was a theme park, it was supposed to be an actual city. With actual humans inside of it around the clock. After Walt died in 1966, the plans for Florida slowly changed. But in a newly uncovered proposal for the park’s computer and communications system in 1968, we can see what might have…
Do you remember Myst? That mysterious 3D computer game from the 1990s where you walked around solving puzzles? Well, believe it or not, the folks over at Disney were in talks with the creators of Myst to turn it into a theme park down in Florida. No joke.
The Most Magical Place on Earth has started scanning the fingers of three-year-olds in an effort to prevent ticket fraud, because you can never be too careful about tiny babies that have only just started communicating properly.
I haven’t been to Walt Disney World in many years, but the next time I go my first stop is going to be the Animal Kingdom park. Disney opened a delightful market in 2015 that serves ribs, curry sausages, and an assortment of other grilled foods. The name? The Harambe Market.
Disney’s Epcot theme park in Florida includes exhibits of countries from around the world, staffed by student ambassadors from those countries. But before the theme park even opened in 1982, the FBI was concerned that EPCOT might become overrun with Communist spies from China, Poland, and the Soviet Union.
“Perhaps Madame Leota can establish contact,” the Ghost Host decides. “She has a remarkable head for materializing...the disembodied!” As the Ghost Host is speaking, the Doom Buggies make their way into a dim parlor and take their place around a large seance circle.
I've never been to Norway. I guess it's supposed to be like Minnesota, but with more fjords and trolls or something. But you know where I have been? Epcot. Which is kind of the same thing. Right?
The manifesting and disappearing ghosts in the grand ballroom of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion aren't holograms or digital projections. They're based on Pepper's Ghost, a nineteenth century technique that, until the Haunted Mansion was constructed, had never been used on such a grand scale.
Because it was garbage. BA-ZING!
On October 1, 1983 the greatest ride to ever appear at Walt Disney World opened to the public. They called it Horizons.
We've been absolutely ravenous to check out any footage from Escape From Tomorrow, a surreal piece of black-and-white fantasy shot entirely at Disney theme parks. But without any approval from the Mouse House.
Last summer guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios had the opportunity to get a miniature version of themselves frozen in carbonite thanks to the magic of 3D printing. And this year that one-of-a-kind souvenir will be available again, with the addition of a Stormtrooper option if you like what the Empire has been doing…
This might be the most amazing thing we've seen all month. In celebration of the brand new Fantasyland expansion, Disney World constructed a life-size, fire-breathing dragon and flew it around the Magic Kingdom. The nighttime video is chill-inducing, as the giant, winged beast spits fire through the sky. Check out…
You no longer have to be a smuggler who drops his shipments at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser to be frozen in carbonite. As part of its Star Wars-themed weekends, Disney World is now offering that service to all of its guests.
By the year 2015, Disneyland Paris could have its very own Star Wars Land. What started as internet whispers on the Disneyland Paris Forums has been upgraded to an actual possibility, according to the Disney and More Blog, who has confirmed from Imagineers that plans are underway to construct a Star Wars Land…
Audiences were depressed that they couldn't join Avatar's society of azure Snagglepusses. Trust James Cameron to be a crazy-eyed visionary and give the masses what they want.
Every year the Disney theme parks host a Star Wars weekend, which means one thing: more demented "Dancing with the Star Wars Cast" videos. But 2011 may be our new favorite. We give you Chewbacca grinding to Guns N' Roses.
The imagineers at Disney World recently made the dangerous decision to fiddle with Haunted Mansion, one of the park's finest attractions, reworking the holographic hitchhiking ghosts that appear to join you in your car as you leave the ride. But wait!, you say. Stop! It's not broke! Don't fix it! Normally I would…
Part of what makes Disneyland such an immersive experience is the sophisticated sound design found throughout the park. Across dozens of narrative worlds, hundreds of sound cues must be deployed at just the right moment to keep the visitors suspended in disbelief. Here's a look at the extraordinarily talented…
Lady Liberty, the Golden Gate Bridge—they didn't just appear there one day. Here's a look at what some of America's greatest monuments looked like before they became the iconic images we know today.