The official trailer of “Behind the Attraction” is here!
If you are into the documentaries at Disney Plus, specially the ones about the history of the parks and Imagineering then this one is perfect for you! We are talking about a 10 episodes show that will take you behind the curtain of the most beloved attractions and destinations at Disney Parks around the world.
These are the first five episodes you will be able to enjoy on July 21:
Join a skipper for the story behind the Jungle Cruise, and try to spot the backside of water! When Walt decided to create the original immersive attraction, he asked Imagineers with building a river in the Southern California desert and the mechanical animals to populate it.
The episode has an special appearance of Dwayne Johnson who discusses his childhood memories of the attraction and his favorite joke from the skippers.
Welcome foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion! When Walt Disney developed the attraction, he didn’t specify if it should be funny or scary. Ultimately, it became a perfect blend of both. The attraction became so popular that it inspired several later iterations, including the chilling Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris and the wonderful Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Lightspeed to Endor! A long time ago, Disney created Star Tour, a thrilling simulator attraction that takes guests to a galaxy far, far away. It inspired Imagineers to build a whole new land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
This new land allow guests to explore Batuu and amazing attractions like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Stars: Rise of the Resistance.
THE TWILIGHT ZONE TOWER OF TERROR
Discover the ups and down of creating this gravity-defying attraction set in the eerie world of Rod Serling’s renowned “Twilight Zone” television series. Then hold on tight as Imagineers reimagine the Disney California Adventure version as Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout!
You’re about to hear the story of Space Mountain in T-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…launch!
Walt’s vision of an attraction that simulates space travel was a design challenge Imagineer John Hench tackled head on, creating a signature structure now in Disney Parks around the world. Imagineers continues the tradition by creating another thrilling indoor attraction, the landmark TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai Disney Resort.
Very interesting right? You can take a look at the official trailer of “Behind the Attraction” here:
But the show doesn’t end here, there are plenty of other episodes that will premiere later on, take a look:
Castles are the heart of Disney Parks around the world. The original at Disneyland Resort in California quickly became a symbol of The Walt Disney Company on par with Mickey Mouse. In this episode you will hear the unique stories behind each one and learn how Imagineers designed and built them.
Can you imagine Disneyland without a hotel? Well this almost happened! Check in to see how Walt got it built. Envisioned as an extension of the park, funding for the hotel proved hard to come by, so Walt struck a deal with producer Jack Wrather.
The agreement was that Jack would own the hotel but Walt’s name would be on it. Together, they made it into an immersive experience, setting the stage for all Disney hotels to come. After Jack passed away, The Walt Disney Company bought the Disneyland Hotel.
IT’S A SMALL WORLD
It all began at the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair! If a chance encounter between an Academy Award winning actress and Walt Disney hadn’t taken place, this beloved attraction might never have been created. With its signature, unforgettable song, its flume boat ride design, and audio animatronic figures, it was a huge success.
TRAINS, TRAMS AND MONORAILS
All aboard! Everything moves at Disney Parks, especially the guests, by land, water and air!
Walt loved locomotion of all kinds, trains, trams, monorails and boats. They’re all fun, but Walt also believed the monorail could help cities end traffic. The vast transportation network at Walt Disney World Resort is a testament to that.
HALL OF PRESIDENTS
This unprecedented presidential attraction in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom brings our commanders in chief to life. Walt created the world’s first human audio animatronic figure based on his childhood hero, Abraham Lincoln.
Behind the Attraction is executive produced by Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, Kevin Hill from Seven Bucks Productions, Brian Volk-Weiss (The Toys That Made Us), Robin Henry and Cisco Henson from The Nacelle Company. Brian Volk-Weiss also directs the series.
We can’t wait for this show to premiere next week on Disney Plus!
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