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Jacques ✨Future Imagineer✨  🎢Rare, archival posts of #DisneyParks & #WaltDisney Past 🎠Behind the scenes photos & Trivia 👨🏻‍🎨New Ride Concept Art Every 2nd Friday 🎡New posts Daily

Happy #NewRideFriday Everyone! For my second NRF with @imagineerjax , we decided to create a new attraction for Shanghai Disneyland, creating a functioning train for their park! However this train is not an ordinary Disney Parks train, it has screens for windows and time travels to each land it goes to, similar to Universal Orlando’s Hogwarts Express!

The Shanghai Disneyland Railroad is the creation of an unknown inventor who has harnessed steam power as a source to travel through time and into different dimensions. Inside each of the railroads stations guests are exposed to many of the inventions and experiments that the mysterious inventor stored inside his train stations as it seems he has run out of room at his main workshops.
Each of his three trains are different and tell a unique story on board as they travel to the different themed lands within Shanghai Disneyland.

Here you can see it travel through Mickey Avenue, then Tomorrowland, then Toy Story Land, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, and then finally Adventure Isle. ❗️Go to @imagineerjax ‘s page and have a look at what he created last week!❗️ • #toystoryland #mickeyavenue #mickeymouse #tomorrowland #tron #thegrid #shanghai #shanghaidisneyland #hogwartsexpress #waltdisneyworld #wdw #fantasyland #peterpansflight #piratesofthecaribbean #potc #adventureisle #history #happy #bright #fun #imagineering #vintagedisneyland #disneybound #toontown #shanghaidisney #mickey #magickingdom #conceptart #animated

Happy July 5th, Day after Independence Day! I was going to upload this short video tribute yesterday, but technical difficulties meant that I had to post it today! Oh well!
This video is a compilation of four American themed lands/parks/pavilions that Disney either built, or were stuck in the planning stages. Disney and American culture have been intertwined for decades. Here’s just a few examples of that. 🇺🇸
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Here’s a photo from the late 1960s of guests taking the tram to the Ticket Booths From the Disneyland Parking Lot. This shot seems to be taken looking towards what is currently Disney California Adventure as you can see the Arena at the at the current Anaheim Convention Center in the background.

Originally, the arena was home to the Anaheim Amigos of the American Basketball Association during the first ABA season, 1967–68. The franchise relocated to the Los Angeles Sports Arena and became the Los Angeles Stars immediately thereafter; the team eventually moved to Salt Lake City and became the Utah Stars, capturing the 1970–71 ABA Championship. The Stars' subsequent fan support in Utah set the foundation for the NBA's Utah Jazz. The San Diego Friars of WTT played some of their home matches in the arena between 1975 and 1977. In 1978, the Anaheim Oranges of WTT used the arena as their primary home venue. The arena was also home to the California Surf of the NASL for one indoor season (1979–80). The venue served as the site for wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

The arena can now be seen from Pixar Pier. 🚀
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WARNING: Today’s post contains 10 graphic images of the removal of Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship and Skull Rock in Fantasyland that I found online. “Heartbreaking” is how they were described and it’s an accurate description.

Opening August 29, 1955, as the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship and Restaurant (later named Captain Hook’s Galley), the ship was home to a small quick-service location serving all things tuna. Closed to make way for the New Fantasyland redeployment, there were plans to move the pirate ship to the Small World Mall. However, after they learnt that the structure was built in place and was almost impossible to move, they chose to bulldoze it instead. Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship and Skull Rock are no longer part of Disneyland park. However, they are more than just a memory as Imagineers created a fantastic version in Disneyland Paris.

These images appear to be from Late August / Early September 1982.
In the last image, you can see the back end of the ship being salvaged. This is what Disney A-Z has to say about that piece from the stern of the ship: "To partially appease some of the Disneyana buffs, the Imagineers did try to save some elements of the ship, by carefully prying elaborate plaster work off the stern of the ship and placing it in a truck. Unfortunately, when the truck hit a bump, the plasterwork fell over and broke into a thousand pieces. They discovered they were built in place and therefore incredibly delicate." Some rigging, lanterns and other props from the pirate ship were put in the new Peter Pan's Flight.

So tragic. • #disney #disneyland #disneyworld #vintagedisneyland #chickenofthesea #seagull #tuna #d23 #healthyeats #seafood #lobster #ariel #littlemermaid #peterpan #winnerwinnerchickendinner #captainhook #skyway #disneymagic #fantasyland #skywaychalet #peterpansflight #teacups #disneyphoto #disneyparks #disneylandresort #ticktockcroc #captainhookspirateship #disneyfan #happiestplaceonearth #fantasylandfriday

Happy Birthday to Disney’s Renaissance artist and Legend John Hench, who would’ve been 110 today.
John Hench was Disney’s Renaissance artist. Imagineer, philosopher, animator, designer, storyteller, voracious reader (52 magazines a month!), and teacher, John was always quick to share the lessons he learned from his own mentor—Walt Disney.
He recalled one of those lessons: “Walt always said, ‘You get down to Disneyland at least twice a month and you walk in the front entrance, don’t walk in through the back. Eat with the people. Watch how they react to the work you’ve done down there.’ This made an enormous difference in how we approached our work.” As an employee of The Walt Disney Company for more than 65 years, during which saw the creation of nearly every Disney animated feature and theme park.

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Hench attended numerous art and creative schools across the country.
Starting in 1939 as a story artist, he wove his way through the animation department working in areas including backgrounds, layout and art direction, effects animation and special effects. Hench was respected by Walt Disney as one of the studio's most gifted artists and teamed him with Salvador Dalí on the animated short Destino, a project begun in 1945 that was not completed and released until 2003. Hench was also Disney's "official portrait artist" of Mickey Mouse, painting the company's portraits for Mickey's 25th, 50th, 60th, 70th, and 75th birthdays.

Afterward, he moved to WED Enterprises (now Walt Disney Imagineering), to design attractions for the Disneyland theme park. Hench led the design for Tomorrowland, the Adventureland buildings and walkways, New Orleans Square and the Snow White Grotto. He also designed Space Mountain, and Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland. He also contributed to attractions such as the Carousel of Progress and It's a Small World.

He designed the Olympic Torch for the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, California, modeled after the torches of the 1948 and 1956 Olympiads.
In 1990, he received the Disney Legend award, presented to him by Michael Eisner. He passed away in 2004 at age 95.

Happy #ThrowbackThursday Everyone! Here’s A shot of Disneyland's PeopleMover taken June 29, 1967 from the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection with the caption, "One of Disneyland's new attractions, the PeopleMover, is introduced in the new $22 million Tomorrowland. The system consists of 62 four-car trains propelled on an elevated 'glideway' at speeds up to seven miles an hour. One train is shown." The PeopleMover operated from July 2, 1967 to August 21, 1995.
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Happy #WaltWednesday Everyone! Here’s a rare photo of Walt Disney taken at the opening of the Skyway attraction on June 23, 1956! Standing on the steps of the chalet-like setting in Fantasyland that served as its home for nearly 30 years, he looks pretty happy to me – don’t you agree?
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Happy #NewRideFriday Everyone! For my second NRF with @imagineerjax , we decided to create a new attraction for Shanghai Disneyland, creating a functioning train for their park! However this train is not an ordinary Disney Parks train, it has screens for windows and time travels to each land it goes to, similar to Universal Orlando’s Hogwarts Express!

Here’s the Tomorrowland show scene, where you travel through the Tron Grid! In this scene, you race against Lightcycles, as the train carriage turns neon!

I’ll post an animated version of this next week! ❗️Go to @imagineerjax ‘s page next week and have a look at what he created!❗️
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Happy #FantasylandFriday Everyone! Here’s a vintage photo from 1960 of the Mad Tea Party in its former location in front of the now-extinct Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship before the ‘New Fantasyland’ upgrade! You might not want to have gone on this ride right after you ate at the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant! If you hadn’t you would’ve had fun spinning around, just like the well-dressed children in this picture!
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Welcome to a ride that’s a tribute to the orange groves and citrus honey production of California. After all, California Adventure is all about California. This four-story orange peel is hiding a 48-seat Zierer Wave Swinger.
But this one’s not a Swinger; it’s a Stinger—the Orange Stinger.
The Orange Stinger was one of the original attractions at Disney’s California Adventure when the park opened in February 2001, in the original version of Paradise Pier. At its core, the attraction was a Zierer Wave Swinger, an “off the shelf” product. Surprisingly, the designers of California Adventure included the ride in the new park even though there was already a Zierer Wave Swinger at nearby Knott’s Berry Farm.
By enclosing the ride in a structure that looked like an orange and providing one-of-a-kind seating, the Orange Stinger would provide a unique experience, while still delivering the thrills that Wave Swingers are known for.
When the Orange Stinger first opened, each guest sat in a whimsical seat that looked like a yellow and black bee abdomen with bee wings and legs on each side. Guests were not simply riders on a ride; they became a swarm of buzzing bees, and they smelled the scent of oranges, pumped into the attraction.

The original designers of California Adventure made an effort to give the Orange Stinger a California theme. However, the ride and its theming did not successfully take guests back in time to “the heyday of the great seaside amusement park piers”. When experienced Disney Imagineers redesigned Disney’s California Adventure, they decided to keep the ride—but to remove the peel and improve the theme.
Concept art showed that the Orange Stinger would become Silly Symphony Swings. The last day of operation for the Orange Stinger was July 13, 2009. It closed so that the ride’s transformation into Silly Symphony Swings could begin. It may well be rethemed again in the future for a Pixar Pier expansion. 🎡
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