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Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Winnie the Pooh Tree Relocated
In addition to providing news and announcements, we’ve enjoyed taking you behind the scenes of some of your favorite Disney Parks attractions and experiences. Here are some of our behind-the-scenes posts.

We’ve introduced you to some of the cast members who work to bring magic to life every day at Disney Parks.

Meet the Disneyland Resort Sign Shop Cast – This video shows the detail and creativity that goes into making signs for the Disneyland Resort.

Behind the Scenes with Disney Hollywood Studios Ink & Paint Team – Meet the talented design team who creates the Ink & Paint collection, available exclusively at the Animation Gallery.

Behind-the-Scenes: Topiaries at ‘it’s a small world’ – The Disneyland Resort Topiary Engineer explains how the 15 topiaries at “it’s a small world” are cared for.

The Most Delicious Role! – Meet the one of the Disneyland Resort pastry chefs and find out why this is the most delicious role at the Resort.

Behind the Scenes: Disneyland Performers Prepare for Celebrate! A Street Party – Think you have what it takes to be in a Disney parade? You might just think again when you see how our parade performers prepare each day.

What it Takes to Serve a Family of 500 – Can you imagine cooking and serving for a family of 500? That’s the kind of orders the Disneyland Resort Resort Banquets Team fills every day.

Behind the Scenes: ‘World of Color’ Control Room – Go inside the control room from which Disney cast members run “World of Color” every night.

Behind The Scenes: Float Driving in the Main Street Electrical Parade – See how our float drivers bring characters to life in the Main Street Electrical Parade.

Making Minnie Mouse Candy Apples at Marceline’s Confectionary – Candy maker Margie Bursiaga at Marceline’s Confectionary in the Downtown Disney District shows us how a Minnie Mouse Candy Apple is made.

Behind the Scenes: Getting Down and Dirty with Pirates – How do you make a costume look dirty and smelly without it actually being dirty and smelly? Watch this video to find out.

Every Role a Starring Role – Behind the Scenes with the Jungle Cruise Horticulture Team – Check out this video to find out how the Jungle Cruise is maintained.

Drawing Characters ‘Is Way of Life’ for Disney Artist – Don “Ducky” Williams is an artist with The Yellow Shoes Creative Group. Watch him draw Goofy in this video.

Every Role a Starring Role – Behind the Scenes with Window Designers – Meet the cast members who bring Disneyland Resort window displays to life.

Behind the Scenes: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Take a look at the preparations for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

Behind the Scenes: Disneyland Resort Ambassador – Spend a day in the life of a Disneyland Resort Ambassador.

Magic: A 24 Hour Operation – Find out what happens at Disneyland park after the gates close for the night.

Festival of the Masters Art at Downtown Disney – We uncovered the “magic” behind the “magic” in this interview with Yellow Shoes Creative Group’s Joe Kaminski.

We’ve also given you sneak peeks into new attractions as they are developed.

Behind the Scenes of the Disney Dream Mock-Up Room – This video gives you a look at the “mock-up” room at the shipyard where actual elements of the Disney Dream’s interior are assembled together for the project team to review and approve before being installed on the ship.

‘World of Color’ – Behind the H2O – Making the Fountains Dance – Prior to the opening of “World of Color,” Disney Parks Blog readers got a look at how we made the fountains “dance.”

First Look: Cars Land Welcomes the First Test Vehicle for Radiator Springs Racers – Watch the first early ride system tests for Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure park.

A Look at Silly Symphony Swings – See how Silly Symphony Swings was built and developed.

Disney Wonder Receives Magical Makeover – We gave readers a peek into the Disney Wonder makeover.

We’ve also answered the question, “How did they do that?”

Behind The Scenes: Main Street Electrical Parade Returns To Walt Disney World Resort – How do you move a parade from California to Florida? Find out in this video!

Behind the Scenes: 120-Ton Winnie the Pooh Tree Relocated at Walt Disney World – But what about moving a 120-ton tree? How did we do that?

Behind-The-Scenes: Disney’s Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – See how we turn millions of lights into a spectacular display at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Main Street, U.S.A. Holiday Fun Facts – We showed you what it takes to turn Main Street, U.S.A., into a holiday wonderland.

Time-Lapse Video: Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House – In November, readers got a look at how the Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House was built.

200,000 Lights Transform Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World – Walt Disney World Entertainment’s senior show director Alan Bruun showed us how they make Cinderella Castle look like it’s been “dipped in sugar.”

Magic Kingdom Park Transforms For ‘Halloween Party’ – Watch this video to see Magic Kingdom park transformed before your eyes for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.


  • I think the behind-the-scenes articles are my favorite ones too. Love getting the “inside scoop.”

  • The links don’t work. At least the one “The Most Delicious Role” doesn’t…. 🙁

  • The links don’t work. At least the one for “The Most Delicious Role” doesn’t….. 🙁

  • Can we see more fantasyland expansion ones over at the magic kingdom

  • cool!

  • 😀

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