Horizons

7 Technological Wonders Predicted by Disney Theme Park Attractions

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The famous theme song for Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress declares “There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day,” but sometimes the promise of tomorrow has already come true today! Walt Disney tasked his Imagineers to envision ways to make our future bright, and the stories they told with classic theme park…

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Disney robots

Meet K-2SO and the Other Disney Droids You’re Looking For

By Jocelyn Buhlman

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story only a tantalizing week and a half away, we can hardly wait to meet all the new characters joining our favorites in a galaxy far, far away. One of these characters, K-2SO, is a unique droid stolen and reprogrammed from an Imperial base. He joins not just the impressive roster of beloved Star Wars characters, but a…

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Partners statue

Get the Picture: Foolproof Tips from a Disney Photographer

We’re asking Disney photographers from around the world for their best tips and tricks in our new series, Get the Picture. From what time of day to shoot Cinderella Castle to interesting angles at Castaway Cay, learn how to create picture-perfect moments wherever you are! In this edition, we asked Walt Disney Archives Photo Editor and regular Disney twenty-three…

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Flying Saucers

Flying Back in Time with Disneyland’s Flying Saucers

By Nicole Nalty

On August 6, 1961, guests began to fly into the future with Walt Disney’s latest attraction, the Flying Saucers. Bringing life to a relatively quiet Tomorrowland, the Flying Saucers were the bumper cars of the future—the saucers hovered above the ground thanks to bursts of air shooting through the attraction’s floor. While this attraction…

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Disneyland’s Rivers of America Reopens in 2017—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America Attractions to Reopen in Summer ’17

There’s a lot to look forward to at Disneyland park as we head towards 2017 and beyond, and we’ve heard some great news from our pals over at the Disney Parks Blog: After a period of refurbishment, the Disneyland Railroad—as well as the Rivers of America…

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New Details for Shanghai Disneyland Revealed

Today The Walt Disney Company revealed exciting new details about Shanghai Disneyland, Disney’s first theme park in Mainland China—scheduled to open in spring 2016. The park will feature six themed lands, innovative attractions, and immersive entertainment designed especially for Chinese guests.

At a presentation held today at the Shanghai Expo Centre, Disney…

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Journey Into Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland, the highly anticipated new film from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol) rockets into theaters this Friday—and like any good mystery adventure, it’s keeping a lot of its most amazing secrets close to the vest. But here’s what we do know: A whip-smart teenager named Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) comes into…

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Here Comes Tomorrow

Let’s be honest—as soon as you name a movie Tomorrowland, Disney fans are going to want to see it. But when that movie is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles), stars the iconic, Academy Award®-winning actor George Clooney, and has a screenplay written by Bird and Damon Lindelof (Lost)… well, “want” becomes “need.”

Tomorrowland stars Clooney as a…

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