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Tonight, on a very special Imagineering After Dark…

“Relaxing for a moment on the huge model of EPCOT at WED Enterprises in Burbank, California, are vice-presidents Marty Sklar (left) and John Hench. WED “imagineers” are paid to tinker with the mechanics of fantasy in order to create the future according to Disney.”

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Walt Disney And The Winter Olympics

With the arrival of the 2010 Winter Olympics, it might occur to Disney fans to look back to 1960 – to the VIII Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California. In their drive to make those Olympics memorable, the organizing committee looked to the greatest showman of the age – Walt Disney. Walt was named [...]

New Horizons For… Those Guys

Today’s flashback comes from 1982, when the first show scene had been completed and approved for EPCOT’s Horizons attraction. The first set to be completed was Scene #14, “Urban Habitat.” You remember the one:

To celebrate the first finalized scene for the attraction, what better for a group of talented Imagineers to do than [...]

Neverworlds – The Magic Kingdom’s Fantasia Gardens

This one’s a bit of a surprise. Most Disney folks, myself included, upon reading that headline would probably think of the fairly well-known but unbuilt Fantasia Gardens – the boat attraction based on the animated film that was intended to be part of Animal Kingdom’s “Beastly Kingdom.”

Concept art for the Animal Kingdom’s Fantasia Gardens [...]