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134. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Walt Disney Imagineer Interview)

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened at EPCOT in Walt Disney World on May 27, 2022. Replacing the Universe of Energy pavilion (Ellen’s Energy Adventure), this attraction became the first roller coaster at Epcot, the first roller coaster at EPCOT, the first backwards launching coaster for the Disney Parks, the first E-ticket Marvel attractionContinue reading “134. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Walt Disney Imagineer Interview)”

133. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser In-Depth Review (Part 2)

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is an immersive 2-night adventure that opened at Walt Disney World in March 2022. Disney calls Galactic Starcruiser the most immersive Star Wars story ever created, and it’s an accurate statement. This overnight experience combines elements of a cruise, a theme park, and an interactive stage show. Guests who board theContinue reading “133. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser In-Depth Review (Part 2)”

132. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser In-Depth Review (Part 1)

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is an immersive 2-night adventure that opened at Walt Disney World in March 2022. Disney calls Galactic Starcruiser the most immersive Star Wars story ever created, and it’s an accurate statement. This overnight experience combines elements of a cruise, a theme park, and an interactive stage show. Guests who board theContinue reading “132. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser In-Depth Review (Part 1)”

131. The Living Seas (The Seas with Nemo and Friends)

The Seas with Nemo and Friends opened at Epcot in 1986 as the Living Seas Pavilion. The original version of this Walt Disney World attraction took guests to the depths of the ocean via hydrolators to an underwater research facility known as SeaBase Alpha. Up until 2005, the pavilion featured the world’s largest saltwater tank,Continue reading “131. The Living Seas (The Seas with Nemo and Friends)”

130. Disney Travel Advice: Disney Genie+, Traveling on a Budget, Where to Stay

In hosting Imagineer Podcast, I receive many questions about how to best plan for and make the most of a Disney vacation, whether it’s a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or any other Disney destination. To further complicate the planning, Disney has created many new systems, procedures, and options in recent years. Despite theseContinue reading “130. Disney Travel Advice: Disney Genie+, Traveling on a Budget, Where to Stay”

129. How to Become an Imagineer (Advice from the Imagineers)

“How do I become an Imagineer?” Not surprisingly, it’s one of the most common questions I’m asked on Imagineer Podcast. As I’ve continued to interview Walt Disney Imagineers, I’ve found there’s no easy answer to this question, but there are a few pieces of wisdom that can help you get started, whether you want toContinue reading “129. How to Become an Imagineer (Advice from the Imagineers)”

128. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Disney Springs)

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar opened at Disney Springs in September 2015 just prior to the formal renaming of this part of Walt Disney World from Downtown Disney. This Indiana Jones themed bar is the only  one of its kind in the world, and it’s loaded with Easter eggs from Raiders of the Lost Ark, TempleContinue reading “128. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Disney Springs)”

127. Brian Crosby (Marvel Themed Entertainment, Imagineering)

Brian Crosby is the current Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment for Disney, and it’s a role he was practically destined to hold. Growing up near Disneyland in Southern California, Brian developed both a Disney and Marvel fandom from an early age. After winning the Imaginations competition from Walt Disney Imagineering, Brian began as anContinue reading “127. Brian Crosby (Marvel Themed Entertainment, Imagineering)”