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Imagineers Use Innovative Technology to Build New Fantasyland

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Who’s up for another inside look at the construction of the New Fantasyland?

In the video below, Walt Disney Imagineering takes you onto the construction site to learn more about the innovative technology the Imagineers are using to build the new attractions, restaurants and other guest areas that will make up the expansion.

As you’ll see, this visualization technology allows the team to identify any potential challenges before construction begins. Tablet computers also allow Imagineers to take the program onsite to see how work is progressing.

What do you think?

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  • i really would like to work as an imagineer, that sounds like so much fun! Im hoping to join the disney internship program in florida to get my foot in the door so i can someday help design some attractions 🙂

  • These are my favorite kinds of videos. It’s so interesting to see all of the little details (like the placement of the HVAC system) to make the experience we see as Guests. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Awesome!! Video was very interesting!! I can’t wait to see the finished products. Thank you!

  • Wow. Being able to see what the architects do makes me really excited to work for the company! Can’t wait! •‿•

  • Thanks for sharing that…I find what the Imagineers do so incredibly fascinating!!!!!

  • More of this, please! The behind-the-scenes stuff with Imagineering is fascinating.

    • Thanks. I share as much as I can. Hope to have more very soon.

  • I would love to be able to share this with people at work, but we don’t have YouTube access. Is it possible to get this in another format?

  • Awesome video, would love to see more videos that go behind the scenes with development tools imagineers use such as this.

  • Supposedly phase 1 is to open beginning of next year. and the 2nd end of 2012 beginning 2013. I think last phase 3 may be 2014. We were there in January and spoke to a very informed guest relations person outside of the construction area but who knows.

  • Awesome! I can’t wait! Disney Imagineers never fail!

  • Incredibly interesting!

  • I need an iPad. 🙁
    And from the virtual video, looks like we’ll be entering Ariel’s ride “under” the castle grotto caves…Nice, once it gets a little decoration.

  • Why did they ever get rid of Body Tours in Epcot it was just like that but made sever years later so it was not out if date as bad and it seemed like a popular ride

  • It would be wonderful if county agencies could use that same technology in building roads, etc…. It also helps with keeping America green!

  • That is incredible. It would be wonderful if county agencies could use that same technology in building roads, etc…. It also helps with keeping America green!

  • We are taking our first trip to Disney this Christmas we are so excited. The girls are ages 7 & 8. I wanted to book for Christmas 2012 when the new park opens but I cannot seem to find any information when it should be complete. If anyone has informaion to pass along that would be great.

  • I’m always amazed by what the Imagineers can do- and its neat to see how they utilize technology to work together to achieve their plans. Great video!

  • That is by far one of the coolest videos I have ever seen. It makes me want to move to Florida and come work for Disney.

    • That’s a great dream to have. Keep working at it!

  • When will the expansion of fantasyland start opening?

    • Fall 2012

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