Posts Tagged: Theme Parks

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someone’s building an actual Krusty Krab less than 6 miles from where i live

no really, it’s in construction

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it’s coming along nicely

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they put up the flags

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WHERE IS THIS HOW DO I GO HERE

holy shit. tell me everything. this is clearly not a park property which means it has the potential to be the salvation of seafood fastfood everywhere

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gothiccharmschool:

Words from my spiritual home.

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GOD DAMN, UNIVERSAL

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homestarrunnerandstrongbad:

Sorry, little guy, I can’t do nothing for you. Maybe you better head over to Sweet Cuppin’ Cakes Land instead.

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  • Question: I think it's a shame that blogs like this ruin the magic of the Disney Parks. I'm sure you put a lot of effort into it, but the parks are a lot better enjoyed not thinking about how everything works all the time. I know that Disney is very open towards the workings of attractions/shows nowadays, but having backstage photos online showing parts of character costumes and guessing how that all works just goes a bit too far. And now I shall await the usual "Then don't visit this blog" reply… - Anonymous
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    backstagemagic:

    Nah, no “don’t visit this blog” reply. You get to make your own decision on that.

    What I will do is point out that Walt Disney himself spent a great deal of time showing people how things worked when he was alive. Ever since using the Disneyland TV show on ABC to share updates on the park as it was being built,

    …to sharing with us preparations for the 1964 World’s Fair,

    …Walt was never one to act like the knowledge of how things worked was in any way sacred.

    Walt taught us about audio animatronics,

    …he showed us how the multi-plane camera worked to make cartoons look more realistic,

    …he showed us the scale models of attractions that were being planned,

    …he showed us how cartoons were made.

    Somehow, in recent years, some of that thirst for sharing knowledge has been lost. Some people have started treating this information as something that shouldn’t be public, like we’re supposed to just accept that it is “magic” and move on.

    Walt Disney was an entertainer, and he loved to blow people away with fantastic new effects and attractions.

    Walt Disney was also a teacher who loved to educate. He understood that imagination requires knowledge in order to become reality.

    If there was one thing Walt loved more than blowing your mind, it was explaining how he had done it (or how he would do it in the future).

    As with all entertainment, there is a suspension of disbelief that comes into play when you are experiencing it. But that doesn’t mean that the secrets behind how its done should never be shared.

    Walt Disney took us on amazing journeys - but he didn’t hoard the road map, he shared it with us. Whether or not you want to read the map is entirely your choice.

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mentalfloss:

9. Hotel Mel (MGM/Hollywood Studios)

Photo courtesy The Neverland Files The original Tower of Terror, but with everybody’s favorite Jewish grandpa, Mel Brooks. The premise: Guests would be told they were on the set of a horror film, directed by Brooks, that was being filmed inside an actual haunted hotel. The plot of the ride revolved around the idea of the guests auditioning for a role in the film and boarding studio golf carts. Gags would then ensue, such as Quasimodo as a bellman, Dracula attempting to shave in a mirror, and Frankenstein in a bathroom stall without TP next to the Mummy.

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my idea for a new disney world ride. please signal boost this so that this ride can be at disney world.

Do you need help

yes, i need help getting this ride opened at disney world

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beautyandterrordance:

Photograph of Vincent Price surrounded by Imagineers: Al Vasquez is behind the camera, Jeff Kurti is behind Vincent Price, and the woman on the right is Gabrielle Reynolds.

This image relates to a recording Vincent Price did for Disneyland Paris, providing the voice for the Phantom Manor ghost host. The recording was used for a short time, but was soon withdrawn when it became apparent that French speaking visitors to the park were not able to understand the English version recorded by Price. The recording was substituted for a French language version, but the famous Vincent Price laugh was retained as the laughter of the ghosts. Price’s recording was subsequently released on the Haunted Mansion anniversary CD, and can be listened to here: Phantom Manor. (Click image for source), via eclectic-scriptorium.

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