Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Walt Disney Imagineering Team Unveal The Storyline of WDW Disney Springs



In a new video the Walt Disney Imagineering team working on Disney Springs explain how they re-imagined the area of  where was before Downtown Disney / Pleasure Island.

"Executive Creative Director Theron Skees, has been tasked to transform the area currently known as Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, a destination that’s being expanded to include more than 150 shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. From an Imagineering perspective, this means developing a storyline and creating a sense of time and place that influences everything from the architecture to the costumes.



The first “neighborhood” in Disney Springs – the opening of The Landing – is set for 2015. Construction on Disney Springs will continue into 2016, so be sure to stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more behind-the-scenes looks at the progress happening as Downtown Disney transforms into Disney Springs."


Here is the WDI video!




Pictures and video: copyright Disney

7 comments:

K. Martinez said...

I must be old school Disney. These new non-theme park real estate developments bore me. It just looks contrived and like something you could find in any major city. Maybe a little better produced, but still unremarkable. If only they put this kind of energy into developing more theme park attractions.

Matt said...

^Well said, and second that.

Anonymous said...

OK, so it's a shopping center in Florida with a Florida theme. Way to go, guys.

Dutchduck said...

This looks really boring and the artworks of WDI are getting worse! What kind of quality is this?

Court said...

New rides don't generate as much revenue as hotels do. Rides cost money, hotels bring it in.

Alain Littaye said...

Well, it seems that you forget that they still have to build the hotel first, and that cost a lot of money. Not to mention the hotels maintenance costs among the years, just like for the rides. But new rides brings also more guests to the parks, who spend money too.

Jason said...

Although many of you may wish otherwise, WDI is not about building everything with fairy dust and Mickey Mouse ears. They like to create things for people to enjoy. I think the story behind it is great and how they tied it to the local/regional past with the architecture. If you can't appreciate that, then just go stick with your annual passes and remain in the park.