Category: Imagineering

EPCOT Renovations and Upcoming Attractions

So EPCOT is in the process of going through a MASSIVE transformation. Future World is currently a giant construction zone. Personally, I have been in a love/hate relationship with EPCOT for a while now, as all of my favorites from the OG EPCOT are either gone (RIP Horizons) or ghosts of their former selves (I

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Imagineer Spotlight: Leota Toombs….and Family

There is one Imagineer you know very well, only you might not realize you know her. Her name is Leota Toombs, and her story is amazing. It all started at Ink and Paint, which was only women. These women, though, had all the same skills as the men, but it was believed that animation could

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Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano

Let’s talk Mama Melrose! Located deep in the back of Hollywood Studios, outside the exit of MuppetVision3D, you’ll find an Italian Restaurant that seems….out of place. Well, it’s tucked in the back for a reason, and that reason is BACK STORY!!! You all know how much I love a back story! So here we go!!

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Resort Rundown: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Let’s talk about where you want to sleep. One of the best themed resorts I have ever seen can be found pretty close to Hollywood Studios. I’m talking about Art of Animation. When I say “pretty close” to Hollywood Studios, I mean it, too. Watch those GPS directions sometimes! We THOUGHT we were headed to

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Harriet Burns: The First Lady of Imagineering

There have been many, many, many Imagineers over the years, and they have each played an integral role in the development of all things Disney Parks. But back in 1955, Harriet Burns became the first female Imagineer. She was known for her sleek styling, continually dressing in high heels and stylish skirts. This, naturally, made

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it’s a small world – May 28, 1966

Originally created for the 1964 World’s Fair, it’s a small world officially opened at Disneyland on May 28, 1966. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the song that will never leave your brain! iasm was the brainchild of Mary Blair, Marc and Alice Davis, and Rolly Crump, 4 legendary Imagineers. Mary did the styling and coloring, while the

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Longue Vie a la France! Let’s Visit the France Pavilion

Let’s take a stroll around the streets of Paris, shall we? France is an easy pavilion to miss because the highlights are all tucked back behind the restaurants you see out front. Of course, come October, everyone will be quite familiar with the entire pavilion, as there is sure to be a mad dash back

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MuppetVision 3D Turns 30!!

MuppetVision 3D opened at Hollywood Studios on May 16, 1991, which means it’s time for a celebration!! THIRTY YEARS OF MUPPETS AT DISNEYWORLD!!!! It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! My family absolutely LOVES all things Muppets! We named our kittens Gonzo and Scooter, after all. My daughter dressed up

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Weekly Recap – May 10-16

Catch up on everything Disney from the past week. MASKS NO LONGER REQUIRED IN OUTDOOR SPACES Beginning May 15, 2021, Walt Disney World has relaxed its masking policy, and masks are now optional in outdoor spaces. Things are slowly going back to normal. Read more about it here. Bob Chapek also announced that park capacity

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

So you think you know all about Big Thunder Mountain. Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. Let’s take a deeper look. Big Thunder Mountain was originally meant to be a water ride, called Western River Expedition. Marc Davis, the Imagineer responsible for animatronics on Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more, designed the Western

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