Disney Attraction Examination: Blizzard Beach

As story goes, there was a freak snow storm in Central Florida and  Florida’s first ski resort was born! As you can imagine the climate quickly returned to normal and the snow began to melt. As the resort operators were ready to give up and cut their losses they heard “YAHOOOOOO” come from the mountain and […]

Disney Attraction Examination: The Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride opened on May 1, 1989 as the new Disney-MGM Studios park’s signature attraction. However, the history for the ride actually begins several years earlier in Future World at Epcot. In the early 80s Disney wanted to add two new pavilions to the Future World area. Marty Sklar and Randy Bright were […]

Disney Attraction Examination: Pirates of the Caribbean

Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirates Life For Me is a Disney World staple, but would you believe me if I told you it was originally meant to be left out of the parks in Orlando altogether? When Walt Disney World opened in 1971 the park was a huge success as people from all over […]

Disney Attraction Examination: Expedition Everest

During the early days of Animal Kingdom’s existence there was always a feeling that the park needed more thrills. During an event to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of Animal Kingdom the 18th Disney Mountain was announced to add thrill to the young park. The 18th mountain would be Expedition Everest, a journey through the Forbidden […]

Disney Attraction Examination: Test Track

When Epcot opened in 1982 the World of Motion Pavilion sat in the building now occupied by Test Track. The World of Motion was sponsored by General Motors and took you on a Spaceship Earth-like journey through human history, but World of Motion focused on transportation instead of communication. In World of Motion you would […]