Disney Illusions Part 1 (Episode 84)

From the very beginning, Walt Disney always aimed to raise the bar in movies, shows, and family entertainment. With the Disney Parks, that meant creating a tradition of innovation at WED Enterprises and Walt Disney Imagineering (to “plus” an attraction, as Walt would say). Today, the Disney Parks around the world are full of incredible illusions and special effects that blur the lines of fantasy and reality. Even the earliest attractions still capture our imagination, and new attractions set new standards of immersion and realism.

In this two-part episode of Imagineer Podcast, we’ll discuss our favorite illusions at the Disney Parks. Whether it’s a practical effect that has been in place for decades or a new kind of special effect that utilizes the latest technology, we’ll share just a small subset of the many illusions we love. Joining me in this two-part episode are James, Philander, and Randy.

For part 1, I’d love to know which of the illusions we discussed are your favorite. I’ll ask a different questions about part 2 when that episode airs. Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I’ll include your message in a future show:

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Published by Matthew Krul

Host of Imagination Skyway.

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