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Releases in ‘Technology’

  • Glow With the Show Mickey Ear Hats Light Up Magic Kingdom

    New Interactive Glow With the Show Mickey Ear Hats Let Guests Shine During After-Dark Spectaculars at Walt Disney World Resort

    Fantasmic! Celebrates 15 Years with Dazzling Addition LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Guests of the Walt Disney World Resort will light the night thanks to new Glow with the Show Ear hats that magically change colors in sync with fireworks, shows and each other at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Fun, interactive light-up versions […]

    Magic Kingdom, Technology

  • Audio-Animatronics Timeline

      Early 1950s Walt Disney purchases a mechanical bird while vacationing in Europe. The souvenir becomes the inspiration for Audio-Animatronics technology. 1951 Work begins on “Project Little Man.”  Roger Broggie and Wathel Rogers, pioneers in Audio-Animatronicstechnology, create a miniature figure that is programmed with cams, cables and tubes to mimic tap-dancing routines performed by the […]

    Technology, Walt Disney World Resort

  • Mark Sumner, senior technical director and project/ride engineer at
Walt Disney Imagineering, shows off the simple prototype he
constructed from old toy parts to demonstrate the sophisticated
mechanism that would simulate a high-flying adventure on Soarin'.

    Soarin': The Making of a Free-Flight Fantasy

    Inside the Technology LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Walt Disney World Resort takes Epcot guests on a high-flying magical journey that sweeps them up, over and across the richly diverse landscape of California. Never before Soarin’ has anyone had the opportunity to view the Golden State from a bird’s-eye view with such an extraordinary sensation […]

    Epcot, Technology

  • Mission: SPACE at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista,
Fla., takes guests on a pulse-racing journey among the stars to
Mars.

    Disney Blends Imagination and Technology to Deliver Landmarks in Theme Park Innovation

    With the launch of the groundbreaking “Turtle Talk With Crush” attraction at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney has established yet another theme park landmark in keeping with Walt Disney’s simple philosophy, “I believe in being an innovator.”

    Through a rich combination of storytelling, guest service, imagination and complex engineering born out of years of research and development, Disney’s resorts around the world have become synonymous with cutting-edge achievements in themed entertainment since Disneyland opened in 1955.

    Technology, Walt Disney Imagineering

  • Guests respond to instructions from CapCom in order to complete
their Mission to Mars during a "test flight" of Mission: SPACE at
Epcot.

    Mission: SPACE . . . Launching an Adventure Through Technology

    Creating a first-of-its kind attraction that would combine unique aerospace technology with classic Disney storytelling presented a world of technical challenges to Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative development and design arm of the Disney theme parks. Specifically, how would Imagineers use technology to create a realistic experience of rocketing to Mars? The answers are found in technical know-how and innovation, research and consultation with space professionals, and a dramatic storyline inviting guests to explore a new world.

    Epcot, Technology

  • "Mickey's PhilharMagic," a new Magic Kingdom 3-D spectacular at
Walt Disney World Resort, features classic Disney characters
jumping off the screen in computer-generated 3-D imagery.

    ‘Mickey’s PhilharMagic’ at Magic Kingdom

    Lights, Music, Special Effects, Action! LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Located in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, “Mickey’s PhilharMagic,” features the world’s largest seamless projection screen, representing the most immersive wrap-around image Disney has ever created. The screen measures 150 feet long and 24 feet high. The show begins with a concert hall proscenium measuring […]

    Magic Kingdom, Technology, Walt Disney Imagineering

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