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Intelligent discussion on theme parks and Disney from a fan's perspective

Intelligent discussion on theme parks and Disney from a fan's perspective
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Intelligent discussion on theme parks and Disney from a fan's perspective

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Episodes

TTSP #62: Rand Boyd, Elbow Grease and Pixie Dust

1/14/2019
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When we visit theme parks, part of the magic is how well everything works. Broken attractions and bad show stand out because they are so rare. When Disneyland is succeeding, you barely think about the behind-the-scenes efforts that make that day possible.… Read more... The post TTSP #62: Rand Boyd, Elbow Grease and Pixie Dust appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:51:32

Free Preview – The Tomorrow Society Bulletin: Three C’s for Disney’s Future

1/7/2019
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So much activity is happening in the theme park world during 2019, particularly for Disney. Galaxy’s Edge will open on both coasts this year, and progress continues on other major attractions coming in the future. It’s an exciting time for theme park fans, but there are also big questions about how Disney’s parks will operate.… Read more... The post Free Preview – The Tomorrow Society Bulletin: Three C’s for Disney’s Future appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:39:14

TTSP #61: Rick Harper, Director of Impressions de France

12/17/2018
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We can easily take the artistry of theme park attractions for granted, especially ones where the work is less obvious. We marvel at the animatronics of Pirates of the Caribbean or the thrills of Space Mountain because the work is right out in front.… Read more... The post TTSP #61: Rick Harper, Director of Impressions de France appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:01:08:21

TTSP #60: Producer John Walker on Disney’s Tomorrowland, The Incredibles, and The Iron Giant

12/3/2018
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Disney’s history with theme park movie adaptations is mixed. Pirates of the Caribbean charmed audiences, but The Haunted Mansion and The Country Bears fell short. Consequently, I entered the theater to watch Tomorrowland back in 2015 with both trepidation and excitement.… Read more... The post TTSP #60: Producer John Walker on Disney’s Tomorrowland, The Incredibles, and The Iron Giant appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:40:15

TTSP #59: Dan Cockerell, Former Vice President of The Magic Kingdom

11/19/2018
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It’s easy as theme park fans to focus solely on the design process when thinking about the parks. Walt Disney Imagineering excites us because it promises endless possibilities for new creations. This approach places less emphasis on how important the teams that operate the parks are to make them succeed.… Read more... The post TTSP #59: Dan Cockerell, Former Vice President of The Magic Kingdom appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:38:39

TTSP #58: Brian P. Miles, Retro Disney World Podcast and Lake Buena Vista Historical Society

11/5/2018
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It’s easy to decry the loss of attractions we loved from Walt Disney World’s past. I spend a good amount of time remembering classics like Horizons, If You Had Wings, and World of Motion that have been gone for quite a while.… Read more... The post TTSP #58: Brian P. Miles, Retro Disney World Podcast and Lake Buena Vista Historical Society appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:54:24

TTSP #57: Tim Grassey on Galaxy’s Edge, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a Changing Epcot

10/29/2018
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It’s an extremely busy time at Walt Disney World, but whether the changes are exciting is up for debate. We can view rising ticket prices and growing complexities as a sign of the end times or necessary for amazing new immersive attractions.… Read more... The post TTSP #57: Tim Grassey on Galaxy’s Edge, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a Changing Epcot appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:01:14:19

TTSP #56: AJ Wolfe of the Disney Food Blog on Walt Disney World’s Underrated Dining Spots

10/15/2018
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There are many layers to planning a successful Walt Disney World vacation. If we just focus on the attractions, it’s easy to spend too little time on dining. The resort has countless food options across the four parks, resorts, and Disney Springs.… Read more... The post TTSP #56: AJ Wolfe of the Disney Food Blog on Walt Disney World’s Underrated Dining Spots appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:45:03

TTSP #55: Composer Mark Mancina on the Music of Moana, Tarzan, and The Lion King

10/8/2018
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It’s easy to take movie scores for granted, yet they’re so important to a successful film. When the music clicks, everything feels right. This point especially applies to animated films, where songs combine with images to connect with our emotions. A perfect example is Disney’s Moana, which offers tunes that fit comfortably within the story.… Read more... The post TTSP #55: Composer Mark Mancina on the Music of Moana, Tarzan, and The Lion King appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:32:35

TTSP #54: Brent Young, Super 78 Studios

9/24/2018
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I spent a lot of time at theme parks as a kid, but most of it was at destination parks like Walt Disney World. We did venture to our local Six Flags and regional spots like Silver Dollar City. Even so, my knowledge of the industry was limited.… Read more... The post TTSP #54: Brent Young, Super 78 Studios appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:57:48

TTSP #53: A Trip to Walt Disney’s Marceline

9/17/2018
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Many Disney fans idolize Walt Disney, and it’s easy to see why we place him on a pedestal. But how many of us know much about his life beyond the common narratives? Marceline, Missouri is known for being the Walt Disney’s hometown during his young life.… Read more... The post TTSP #53: A Trip to Walt Disney’s Marceline appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:34:32

TTSP #52: Tony Cortese on Walt Disney: Master of Dreamers

9/10/2018
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I recently visited Marceline for the first time, and I was struck by how little I know about Walt Disney the man. I’ve learned about his work on Disney’s classic animated films and Disneyland, but there is more to the story.… Read more... The post TTSP #52: Tony Cortese on Walt Disney: Master of Dreamers appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:39:15

TTSP #51: Lou Prosperi on The Imagineering Process

8/27/2018
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It is easy to look at Walt Disney Imagineering as a magical place where artists imagine new worlds. That’s part of the equation, but the reality is hardly that simple. Imagineering is a still an arm of the Walt Disney Company and follows processes you see at other businesses.… Read more... The post TTSP #51: Lou Prosperi on The Imagineering Process appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:49:57

TTSP #50: A Visit to Six Flags St. Louis

8/20/2018
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Despite being an avid theme park fan, I rarely visit the parks on my own. This is especially true of Six Flags St. Louis, my local amusement park. Situated just a half-hour drive away from my house, it provides a convenient way to experience a few thrills on a day trip.… Read more... The post TTSP #50: A Visit to Six Flags St. Louis appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:28:50

TTSP #49: Shannon Albert, WDW Prep School.com

8/13/2018
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It’s a challenge to keep up with all the latest changes at Walt Disney World; I visit regularly and still can’t stay on top of everything. This creates a huge challenge for first-time guests or anyone that hasn’t visited for a while.… Read more... The post TTSP #49: Shannon Albert, WDW Prep School.com appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:44:18

TTSP #48: Ricky Brigante, Inside the Magic and Pseudonym Productions

7/30/2018
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It’s a boom time for podcasting, which has evolved into big business. A BBC News article from July 22nd states that 11% of people in the UK listen to a podcast every week. That’s a huge percentage compared to where podcasts were just a short while ago.… Read more... The post TTSP #48: Ricky Brigante, Inside the Magic and Pseudonym Productions appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:53:28

TTSP #47: Seth Kubersky on Universal Orlando’s Future and Toy Story Land

7/16/2018
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An underreported theme park story is the activity happening at Universal Orlando. Limited excitement for the Fast & Furious: Supercharged attraction has pushed Universal to the background as Disney opens Toy Story Land. The attention on Disney’s new area makes sense; it’s their first significant expansion at Walt Disney World since Pandora.… Read more... The post TTSP #47: Seth Kubersky on Universal Orlando’s Future and Toy Story Land appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:47:32

TTSP #46: Toy Story Land and the Future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios

7/2/2018
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It’s an exciting time for theme park fans, and I feel like we’re just getting started. The next 3-4 years will include massive expansions at Walt Disney World and plenty of new attractions from Universal. Following the success of Pandora, Disney should have another popular addition with Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.… Read more... The post TTSP #46: Toy Story Land and the Future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:33:41

TTSP #45: Composer Paul Leonard-Morgan on Creating the Score for Test Track

6/21/2018
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Creating a theme park attraction is an insanely complicated process, but it’s easy to think of them as magic. We’ve heard so much about the wonderful world of Disney Imagineering, but that is only part of the story. So many individuals beyond the Imagineers help to put together a new attraction.… Read more... The post TTSP #45: Composer Paul Leonard-Morgan on Creating the Score for Test Track appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:00:36:23

TTSP #44: How Bowers, Retro Disney World Podcast

5/29/2018
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Many Walt Disney World fans look back fondly at the early days of the resort in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Many attractions from that era are long gone, yet we still think about them regularly. It’s easy to look upon that enthusiasm as just nostalgia for a past era.… Read more... The post TTSP #44: How Bowers, Retro Disney World Podcast appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration:01:03:23