Here's a new DVD series we're really looking forward to - an insiders look at how the classic theme park rides were created in both Disneyland and Disney World. The first release is due on April 5 and includes interviews with the Imagineers, the masterminds who have envisioned and built the legendary attractions from the 1955 opening of Disneyland to the present day. Best of all, the first title will be launched at Disneyland on April 5, with some of the Imagineers on hand for autographs. Here are the two Disney press releases that give the main details:
a new DVD series we're really looking forward to - an insiders look at
how the classic theme park attractions were
created in both Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts. The first release is due on April 5 and includes interviews
with the Walt Disney Imagineers, the
masterminds who have envisioned and built the legendary attractions from the
1955 opening of Disneyland®
to the present day. Best of all, the first title will be launched at Disneyland® park. on April 5, with some of the Imagineers on
hand for autographs. Here are the two Disney press releases that give the main
the Magic-Disneyland DVD to debut April 5th
24, 2008) Disney Theme Park Merchandise releases on April 5th, the first in
a series of DVDs chronicling the inspiration and creation of the DisneyTheme
Parks and Attractions told from the perspective
of the Walt Disney’s Imagineers. On April 5th, the DVD will be available for
sale at Disneyana Shop and several Imagineers will be on hand for the signings.
DVD, “Imagineering the Magic-Disneyland”, hosted by Imagineer Dave
Fisher, details through historical and never seen before film footage, the
beginnings of Disneyland in 1955 to present
day with a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the creation of Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
DVD focuses on the early challenges Walt Disney faced in opening Disneyland, how feature animation technique was applied
to attraction design and how new technologies continue to drive new and
exciting stories and guest experiences. Inspiring and amusing anecdotes about
the early pioneers of Imagineering and their contributions to the success of Disneyland are shared by many current day Imagineers.
the many notables joining Dave for these development stories and Imagineer
recollections include Marty Sklar, Tom Fitzgerald, Tony Baxter, Kathy Rogers
and Kevin Rafferty.
have wanted to take our Park DVD’s to a new level of storytelling,” commented
Betsy Singer, Product Developer for Disney Theme Park Merchandise. “Our guests
are very interested not only in the new and exciting attractions and events our
Parks are developing but they also want to know more about the talented men and
women who create them”.
DVD is a true homage to the original Imagineers that Walt Disney recruited to
build Disneyland and continues on with
recognizing the new talents that are influencing our Parks around the world.”
second title, “Imagineering the Magic-MagicKingdom at Walt Disney World®
Resort” is slated to be released later this year. The “Imagineering the Magic” series was created by Richard Skillman and
former Imagineer Mark Rhodes and produced by D7, a Disney production partner.
is the Disneyland event press release:
Event: Imagineering the Magic-Disneyland
DVD Release & Signing Special Guests: Walt Disney Imagineers, Tony Baxter, Dave Fisher, Kevin
Rafferty and Michael Sprout Date: April 5, 2008 Time: 9 AM- 11 AM Purchasing Location: Disneyana Shop, Disneyland® park Signing Location: Main
Street Cinema, Disneyland® park
Join today's Walt Disney Imagineers as they take you behind the scenes of the
on Earth." Learn how your favorite attractions from opening day in 1955 to
the newest attractions, including Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – went
from dreams, to sketches, to reality. Disneyland® Resort -Imagineering the
Magic will be available for $24.95, plus tax. Walt Disney Imagineers, Tony
Baxter, Dave Fisher, Kevin Rafferty and Michael Sprout will be on hand for a
special appearance and signing from 9 AM to 11 AM on the day of release.
Online Ordering Opportunity:
Online sales for the Imagineering the Magic – Disneyland® DVD will begin on
Wednesday, April 2, 2008. Applicable shipping fee and tax will apply. Available
while supplies last.
To order the Imagineering the Magic -
Disneyland DVD, click here
This 90 minute tribute also includes the following DVD bonus features: