Thursday, July 25, 2013
Those of you who decided to don't go this year at the D23 Expo because of the cancellation of the Disney Parks and Resorts presentation as well as no news about future attractions might want to change their mind as WDI revealed what will be the D23 Expo Parks and Resorts Pavilion and i must say that it looks like a really really smart idea.
As you know WDI is celebrating 60 years of Imagineering and to celebrate The Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Pavilion at the event will give visitors a rare chance to explore the world of WDI and see how the innovation happens.WDI Imagineer David Fisher announced on Disney Insider : “People always want to come to Imagineering, and we constantly get requests for tours. So we thought instead of bringing everybody to our campus in Glendale, what if we bring Imagineering to people so they can visit it? We have created a huge replica of the Imagineering façade right there in the Anaheim Convention Center, and inside is a world of Imagineering. It’s focused on what we do and who does it, so you’ll see some of our tools and actually get to meet Imagineers. We’ll have Imagineers from many departments and disciplines – many Imagineers have volunteered to come out and meet the fans and show off what they do. We don’t usually get to strut our stuff because, as we like to say, there’s only one name on the door here and that’s Disney. So the chance to show off what we do is as thrilling for us as it is for fans to meet us!”
What a great idea, to build a WDI office replica - below a picture of WDI facade entrance at 1401 Flower Street in Glendale which probably will be replicate. I'm curious to see how far they will go in the WDI office replica. Apart the lobby - which shouldn't be too difficult to replicate, the offices inside shouldn't be difficult too. Now, what you have to know is that any visitor who enter WDI "real" building at Glendale receive a badge on which is written "Honorary Imagineer". Really cool, and all the time you stay at WDI you have it on you, and of course you give it back at the end of the visit. Now, I wonder if they will give to D23 visitors of the Parks and Resorts pavilion a replica of this "Honorary Imagineer" badge. That would be a cool idea!