The Disney Parks have gone far beyond simply being places to vacation. Disney has brought together some of the best and brightest to make dreams come true. The following documentaries show what goes on behind the scenes, of course, but it also shows what it takes to make each visit to Disney special and unique. How many have you seen?
- The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland (1955)
- Walt is ready to show off all the hard work that has gone into planning and building Disneyland. If you’re a Disney Parks diehard, this film was made for you – and, it is a perfect time capsule of everything Disneyland had and still has to offer!
- Disneyland Around the Seasons (1966)
- 11 years after opening, we get a playful update of where Disneyland is at. And of course, it wouldn’t be an early Disneyland doc without Walt being the one to give you all the details!
- Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (2017)
- If you’ve ever wondered how to deck the halls… and Main Street USA, this documentary is one you’ll LOVE. Overnight, the park is transformed – and that takes a lot of hard work, a lot of people – and of course, some magic!
- Disney Fairy Tale Weddings (2018)
- You have plenty of viewing options here. Get your dosage of what goes into a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding in movie and series form! Some wedding stories are corny, some are just plain romantic, and some will even have you wondering if you too should be having your own Disney Fairytale Wedding.
- Star Wars Galaxy Edge: Adventure Awaits (2019)
- Ah, it seems only yesterday Galaxy Edge was just a dream. Now, Star Wars fans can experience a galaxy not-so-far away – in two parks no less! Watch what you’ve been looking forward to enjoying in this out of this world documentary.
- One Day at Disney (2019)
- A great doc that shows the many jobs that Disney has – that also span a vast array of interests. If you’d like a brief overview, the film is fantastic. On another note, they have released a series of shorts highlighting individual jobs as well.
- The Imagineering Story (2019)
- This series has skyrocketed from a quiet release to being one of the best documentaries about what it takes to make a park enjoyable, beautiful, and most of all – successful. It also highlights the countless people who spent their lives working job after job to make the parks what they are to this day.
- Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom (2020)
- Animals and the people that care for them are some of the most important cast members that Disney Parks have to offer. Lucky for us, we get an inside look at all the hard work that goes into making sure one of Animal Kingdoms biggest attractions is treated with the best of care.
- Disney Insider (2020)
- This series not only highlights the parks but everything that goes on around the many facets that makes Disney the powerhouse it is today. This is certainly a cannot miss!