Monday Morning Imagineer – The Shanghai Effect

On May 7th, the soft opening for Shanghai Disneyland began. Not too long after, the first video began to surface of the new attractions in the park, with a lot of attention being paid to the TRON Lightcycle Power Run and Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. While it's hard to judge from video alone, but the buzz for the latest creations of Imagineering is strong.

Monday Morning Imagineer – The Process

In 1953, Disneyland was just a 160 acre orange grove. In 1965, Walt Disney World was largely undeveloped swamp. Transforming these plots of land into the kingdoms and resorts we know today took more than just ingenuity and hard work, it required a new degree of creativity.

Monday Morning Imagineer – Reshaping the Future: Journey into Imagination

On March 5th, 1983, Epcot Center opened a masterpiece. Journey into Imagination opened several months after the park itself, but in the eyes of many Disney fans it was worth the wait. Instead of creating an attraction using one of the multitude of familiar Disney characters, the Imagineers created two new stars who would quickly find a place in the hearts of park goers: Dreamfinder and Figment. With an incredibly well designed attraction, an incredibly catchy theme song and a lovable character who would go on to arguably serve as the park's unofficial mascot, Journey into Imagination should have taken its place alongside Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion as an iconic fixture of Future World.

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