TECHNOLOGY AT WDW
Walt Disney was a creative genius. Animation, movies, television, theme parks, Walt had a gift for creating things that touch our lives. None of Walt’s creations would have been possible without technology.
As much as Walt was a creative genius, he was also a technical genius. When he wanted more realism in his animated movies he went out and invented a new camera to film them. Walt’s multiplane camera was first used in 1937 and was used all the way through the filming of the Little Mermaid.
This month we celebrate Walt’s gifts through the use of Technology at Walt Disney World. Check this out.
Over the last 5 years or so Disney has been totally revamping all kinds of behind the scenes technology. That technology is called Mymagic+. That’s where we start this month by getting an update on the Mymagic+ program.
Next we look at the evolution of Audioanimatronics. Wow, so much of Walt Disney World is built around Audioanimatronics. Audioanimatronics have come a long, long way.
Speaking of coming a long way… the technology that powers all the rides at Walt Disney World is crazy. Did you know that Disney invented the technology behind the modern day roller coaster? Yep.
OK, let’s not forget the shows. We wrap up our features section with a look at the technology behind the shows. I think you’ll be surprised at just how much goes into every show.
Lets see, February, what happens in February? Oh, yeah Valentines Day. In honor of Valentines Day our First Timers Corner looks at the most romantic hotels around Walt Disney World. Love is in the air…
In our Scrooge or Splurge article we look at whether or not Memory Maker is right for you. And we have 5 common sense tips about using technology at WDW.
We have a really cool lineup in the Best of WDW this month. It starts out with my favorite attraction at Walt Disney World and one of the most popular, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. How did we miss that one? Then we head over to Saratoga Springs and look at the Saratoga Springs Resort and the Treehouse Villas. Our restaurant of the month has two locations at WDW it’s the Rainforest Café. And our gift shop this month is UNIGLO.
Like I said, really cool lineup.
Next comes Section k!. Wally D gets things started with a look at some of the technology designed by legendary Imagineer Ub Iwerks. The Parks kids get more involved in conservation and of course we have our cool downloadable activities.
What is your favorite high tech ride? How about classic animatronics? Which Disney
technology are you most excited about or is the most helpful? These are the questions that kick off the Fanzone.
Would you like to know how to make the Margherita pizza that’s served at Via Napoli? That sounds good. We have the recipe. Yummy.
Have you entered our photo of the month contest? Check out the results from this month and then look at Valentines Day Vinylmations and special Tsum Tsums.
When we first came up with the Technology at WDW topic, I knew we had to interview Len Testa. Len is the brains behind Touringplans.com. Let’s just say we’re big fans. It’s a great interview especially if you like Technology.
Oh, we’re not done yet. Around the World is our last section but it’s a great way to end. Kind of like the fireworks at the end of the day at WDW.
Around the World kicks off with a look at The News of the month followed by a look at the Savannah’s at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Did You Know that Disney produces 30 tons of food each month in their gardens? That’s just one of the cool facts in this month’s Did You Know article.
And the big finish…
The issue wraps up with a bang with our Disney That Never Was article that looks at the original plans for Dinoland USA and The Excavator roller coaster. That would have been cool.
We wrap up with a look at what’s going on Around the World of Disney.
We could go on for days, weeks and months talking about Disney technology. (We’re kinda geeky.) But I think you’ll like what we’ve put together.
Go ahead. Get started.