11 Awesome Epcot Audio-Animatronics® Figures

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Epcot is the home of original Disney Parks characters that have stolen the hearts of fans around the world. Whether they are part of the world of tomorrow or showcasing the wonders of countries all over Earth, the Audio-Animatronics® figures of Epcot are known for their whimsy, their educational value, and their innovation. To celebrate 35 years…

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Wayne Jackson

Wayne Jackson

Wayne Jackson began his career as an Imagineer in October 1965, and in the decades that followed he would put his technical skill and know-how to great use in the development and installation of Disney attractions around the world.

Wayne was the first employee of MAPO—Walt Disney Imagineering’s manufacturing and production arm. Originally trained in aircraft…

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Walt Disney Archives Presents—A Pirate's Life for Me: Disney's Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs exhibit

Disney’s Pirates are Coming to D23 Expo in Brand-New Walt Disney Archives Exhibit

By Nicole Nalty

If ye be seekin’ adventure at D23 Expo, don’t miss this year’s exclusive exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents––A Pirate’s Life for Me: Disney’s Rascals, Scoundrels and Really Bad Eggs.” Located on the Expo show floor, this 12,000-square-foot exhibit will celebrate some of Disney’s most popular pirates with unproduced artwork,…

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Walt Disney with Vice President Nixon and his family

Disney’s Presidential Past: Connections to Commanders-in-Chief

By Courtney Potter and the D23 Team

Few people have made as indelible a mark on American life as Walt Disney. From creating the first full-length animated feature, to the state-of-the-art Audio-Animatronics® figures we continue enjoy at Disney theme parks, and the astonishing innovation that flows from all parts of the Company to this very day… Walt truly had an…

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Many of these…

“Many of these attractions will ‘come-to-life’ through Audio-Animatronics, our space-age electronic method of making inanimate things move on cue, hour after hour and show after show.”
-Walt Disney

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Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

The Tiki Room Celebrates 50 Years

By Jim Fanning

Welcome to Our Tropical Hideaway, You Lucky People, You
For 50 years of pleasure and glee, Disneyland guests have been singing (and whistling) along with the fantastic flora and fabulous fauna of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Starring 225 of some of the most singular Disney characters ever created in the form of trilling birds, warbling…

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Roger Broggie

As Walt Disney’s original Imagineer, Roger Broggie built everything from steam locomotives to electronic robots that could sing and dance. Gifted with mechanical genius, there wasn’t anything Roger couldn’t do or figure out how to do. He epitomized the essence of Disney Imagineering—“the blending of creative imagination and technical know-how.”
When Roger…

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