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Neverworlds – EPCOT Center’s Science & Invention Pavilion

Science & Invention Pavilion by Herb Ryman, 1979

I can’t say I have a very interesting story for this one, as this is something I don’t really know anything about. In fact, I’m fishing for information. The pavilion you see above, dubbed the “Science & Invention Pavilion,” was under consideration as part of EPCOT’s lineup [...]

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 [...]

Jaw Hitting Floor In 5.. 4.. 3.. 2..

The S.S. Disney, from bow to stern: the Orbitron, a ferris wheel, the glass-covered multideck hub area, the Casey Jr. Circus Train and glass-canopied carousel, and its a small world (Mark Hickson)

Hey, remember in 1994 when Disney built a traveling theme park inside the hull of a massive supertanker? You don’t? That’s because it’s [...]

Neverworlds Bicentennial Special – Port Disney

This is our 200th post here at Progress City, and I wanted to do something a little special to mark this milestone of my unexpected commitment. Something from the Bicentennial would be appropriate, I thought, but those seem like they were pretty depressing times so I decided to skip it. Instead we’re going to feature [...]

Blue Sky Update – Walt Disney Studios Paris

In the realm of Disney parks these days, there are the haves and the have-nots. The “haves” are fortunate enough to have an executive team that recognizes the need for expansion and refurbishment, and were also lucky enough to secure funding for these projects before the economic situation worsened. The “have-nots” are… well, in [...]