This week, we found out that Disney is getting ready to make a new movie based completely around one of our favorite rides, Space Mountain. It is almost inconceivable that it has taken this long, but this is a bit of what we hope we see. We would love to hear what you want to see in the movie!
When Walt Disney World Resort first reopened, Disney, announced that nighttime spectaculars would not be available for Guests. That means that for the time being — since the theme parks reopened in mid-July — Guests haven’t been able to see Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom or Fantasmic! at Hollywood Studios, amid other nighttime shows.
But when will Fantasmic! be up and running again? We aren’t so sure, but it appears that the show won’t be operating anytime soon. The latest aerial images from @bioreconstruct show that the Fantasmic! the lagoon is still drained.
Joseph “Joe” Rohde is a veteran executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, the division of The Walt Disney Company that designs and builds Disney’s theme parks and resort hotels. Rohde’s formal title is Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative.
He was born in Sacramento, California, and raised in Hawaii. He graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory, Canoga Park, Calif., in 1973, where he starred in student dramatic productions and was Class Salutatorian. Rohde received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Rohde’s trademark is a large collection of earrings he wears in his left ear, all of which are souvenirs from decades of travel to remote corners of the world. This tradition began when he stuck his 5-year anniversary pin into his ear.
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The incredible story of the early days of the U.S. space program, based on the iconic bestseller by Tom Wolfe. At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope.
Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast is a trackless dark ride at Tokyo Disneyland based on Beauty and the Beast.
It was originally scheduled to open on April 15, 2020, but the opening was postponed indefinitely following the closure of the park due to the coronavirus pandemic. In mid-September 2020, the attraction was confirmed to be opening on September 28, 2020. The ride soft-opened a week earlier on September 21, 2020 along with The Happy Ride with Baymax.
Disney+‘s “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” produced by National Geographic and narrated by Disney fan-favorite Josh Gad (“Frozen,” “Frozen II”) gives viewers an all-encompassing backstage pass to explore the magic behind two of the world’s most beloved animal experiences, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Viewers get unprecedented access to some of the rarest and beautiful creatures on the planet and meet the animal care experts who have formed remarkable bonds with the parks’ 5,000 plus animals.
The Dip, Also Known As “Toon Acid”, is a greenish, ghastly chemical seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It’s Judge Doom’s preferred method of Toon execution. According to Lieutenant Santino, it’s a mixture of turpentine, acetone, and benzene, which all of them are paint-thinners. Combined in the real world, they make up the solution hand animators used to use to remove ink from animation cells. This could be considered an inside joke, as your average audience member would not know what these ingredients made up. While relatively harmless to humans, any toon that comes in contact with it will melt instantly and is apparently the only surefire way to kill a toon (although Eddie Valiant gets most of The Toon Patrol members to laugh themselves to death). Ironic enough, Judge Doom ends up being dipped himself near the end of the film, after revealing himself to be actually a toon.