Disney debuts an official trailer and has set an official premiere date for the first five episodes of their upcoming making-of original series Behind The Attraction. The 10-part original series which is narrated by Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”) is set to premiere on July 21st. The new series will give Disney fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of the most beloved attractions and destinations from the Disney Parks and Resorts from around the world.
From the Jungle Cruise to the Haunted Mansion, to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Behind the Attraction’ dives deep into Disney Parks’ rich and amazing history using archived and never-before-seen footage and photographs to peel back the laters on how these attractions came to be and how they have been refined throughout the years, as new ideas surface and technology continuously evolves.
Behind the Attraction Episodes 1-5:
Jungle Cruise: Join a skipper for the story behind Jungle Cruise, and try to spot the backside of water! When Walt decided to create the original immersive attraction, he tasked Imagineers with building a river AND the mechanical animals to populate it.
Haunted Mansion: Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion — enter if you dare! When Walt Disney developed the attraction, he didn’t specify if it should be funny or scary, and so it became a perfect blend of both.
Star Tours: Lightspeed to Endor! A long time ago…Disney created Star Tours, a thrilling simulator attraction that takes guests to a galaxy far, far away. It inspired Imagineers to build a whole new land — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: Discover the ups (and downs!) of creating this gravity-defying attraction set in the eerie world of Rod Serling’s renowned “Twilight Zone” television series. Then hold on tight as Imagineers reimagine the Disney California Adventure Park version as Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
Space Mountain: You’re about to hear the story of Space Mountain in T-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…launch! Walt’s vision of an attraction that simulates space travel was a design challenge Imagineer John Hench tackled head-on, creating a signature structure in Disney Parks around the world.
Disney’s ‘Behind the Attraction’ will premiere Wednesday, July 21st with five episodes, and with its remaining five episodes premiering later this year. ‘Behind the Attraction’ is executive produced by Dwayne Johnson (“Jungle Cruise”), Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Kevin Hill from Seven Bucks Productions, and Brian Volk-Weiss (“The Toys That Made Us”), Robin Henry and Cisco Henson from The Nacelle Company. Brian Volk-Weiss directs the series.
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