Disney Imagineers spills 7 secrets about the parks most popular attractions

The next Incredicoaster in Pixar Pier is just one of many attractions that include fun secrets cleverly included by Disney’s designers.

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Of Space Mountain is reverse architecture to Tinker Bell the secrets of the fly, there are plenty of insider-y tidbits to know about the Disney parks.

But these bits of insider info are different, because they come straight from members of Walt Disney Imagineering, the brilliant minds behind the rides, attractions, hotels, restaurants and entertainment in the Disney Parks worldwide.

The inventory of these little-known stories directly from the Imagineers’ mouth — and prepare for a long-held Disney truth to be disproved.

Disney can create audio-animatronics of a photo.

Imagineers were able to replicate Donald Trump’s likeness for the Hall of Presidents, with nothing more than a high-resolution digital photos.

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Walt Disney Imagineering is using advanced digital scanning technology since 2005, with the figures for the rides, including Johnny Depp’s likeness in Pirates of the Caribbean attractions around the world.

When working on an Audio-Animatronic Barack Obama for The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom, they were not allowed to make use of digital scanning for the time and security purposes, but that turned out to be a short-lived problem. Technology has advanced so quickly that for the Donald Trump image is used in the attraction, no scan was necessary — they were able to replicate his likeness by rendering a 3D model using high-resolution digital photos.

Only drawback? The $250,000 machine they bought a decade ago is essentially obsolete.

California Screamin’ really lives up to its name.

Not that there is today the dag….net wishin’. #californiaadventure #disneyland

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The decorative tunnels throughout the ride, not for aesthetic purposes, they really are a scream shields, intended to block sound and keep the theme park noise away from the surrounding homes and businesses.

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When the ride turns into “The Incredicoaster” as part of Disney California Adventure next Pixar Pier, they will be extended and closed, making for a thrilling ride-complicity scenes view.

There are more similarities between Disneyland drive than you would expect.

Some of the exact same characters can be spotted in the many attractions. An example? The court is baptized in the water in Pirates of the Caribbean also seems to be in the Haunted Mansion. When the latter opened a few years after Pirates, the full-cheeked gentleman’s likeness was from a blow out the cake candles in the spirit-filled ballroom scene.

You will never look at the White of the Snow Cave the same way again.

I am who I am…for the one I love…to find me…today

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As the story goes, the Carrara marble sculptures were a generous anonymous gift of incorrect proportions, as the White of the Snow was at the height of Sneezy and friends. Walt Disney Imagineer John’s hench saved the day by brilliant-arrange them in a fountain setting to give the appearance of a variety of heights, that alone is not the whole truth. The figurines were not a gift; in fact, they were in command of’s hench himself.

The designer misread’s hench measurements and resulted in an incorrect Snow White frame, and would cost thousands if he had to resculpt. So, it’s hench got crafty, spent a little money and re-designed of the cave covered its tracks so that Walt would not be disturbed. The rest is (incorrect) theme park of the history.

Do you want to know how many Cars the Country of the scenes of the movie trilogy?

Is my fav ? #carsland

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The collaboration between Pixar and Disney is so close that in the development of new attractions based on Pixar films, the artists themselves will be drawn in to help.

Although the theme park land at Disney California Adventure opened six years after the first film (and it took five years to develop!) Pixar executives, such as the production designer of “Cars”, were there on site to help paint the mountain region in Radiator Springs.

Disney attractions value itself on story.

But sometimes the technology comes first, allowing Engineers to pursue ideas, without knowing what they could be applied. That is what happened in the case of Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage in Disneyland, at least.

Walt Disney Imagineering’s Research and development team was an experiment around an aquarium and found a way to have Nemo magically appear to swim through. Rich in inspiration, the staff did what they could, and wound up with the great idea for the new Submarine Voyage as well as The Seas with Nemo & Friends area of Epcot.

There will be a tasty new modification of an old (and soon-to-be new favorite ride.

There is plenty to look forward to when The Incredicoaster debuts this June — have they replaced the ride start and loop track systems, added a water effect to the launch, and will all the famous characters to the Pixar Pier attraction — but there is yet another thing that you convince even the little ones on board of a reverse roller-coaster of cookies.

A part of the journey will attract the smell of cookies in the attraction, allowing guests to enjoy a delicious chocolate chip aroma before taking a breathtaking plunge.

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