Avatar’s Avatar at Disney Animal Kingdom

Avatar at Disney Animal Kingdom We have an interesting insight into a major component of Pandora-The World of Avatar, opening soon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There are two major attractions in this entirely new land. One of them is the Na’vi River Journey. We learned something very interesting about this ride. But we should offer you first … Read more

Podcast Episode #2: Organizational Lessons From Disney in 2017

Big things are happening this year–what organizational lessons from Disney will you be able to apply to your company in 2017?  Our second podcast notes five of these milestones, and discuss lessons you can take from them for your own organization. You’ll see that their successes and failures could teach you a lot about how you … Read more

The Engineering Awe of Avatar

Major strides are being made on the construction of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But they aren’t without enormous effort and cost. Over the weekend, floating islands were being put in place to the exterior of the attraction. These are small pieces compared to the major segments that will largely cover the front of the building. … Read more

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Rumors and Additions

Let’s visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You’ll be surprised that some new things big and small are happening. And while we’re there, let’s look at some new rumors: Addition: The Great Movie Ride The Great Movie Ride continues to be plussed under the new TCM sponsorship. That includes new display cases with costuming and props from a very … Read more

Disney Studio Backlot Tour Closing Permanently

Big Changes for Disney’s Hollywood Studios–Let the Makeover Begin! The Studio Backlot TourDisney has announced that Disney’s long-heralded attraction, The Studio Backlot Tour, will close permanently on September 27, 2014. This attraction will be really the biggest closure of any park attraction ever at Walt Disney World. Up until Kilimanjaro Safaris, no attraction took up more space. And … Read more

Reflections of AVATAR

The D23 conference in Tokyo has released photos of the new AVATAR attraction coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We brought you this article over the weekend, but we have since updated with several important new photos. It is an amazing look at the world of Pandora both day and night. As Imagineer Joe Rhode noted:  “Above and … Read more

Plan 67 & 17, And The Evolution of a Disney Park

What is Plan 67 and 17? For our family’s summer beach trip I downloaded a copy of Rolly Crump’s biography, It’s Kind of a Cute Story. There’s a great little tale about Rolly being asked by Marty Sklar to create a version of what Epcot would ultimately look like. By this time, many versions had … Read more