Category Archive: behind the scenes

Jul 23

NBC TV Special on the Making of Transformers The Ride 3D

Do you love Transformers: The Ride as much as we do? Then check out this making of special about the technical & Hollywood magic that went into bringing this epic attraction to life! We also have been hearing rumours that this will be the next attraction to open at Universal Studios Florida. Awesome!

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Apr 16

HP Wand prototypes, Art of Animation details & more!

Howdy Howdy Howdy- The other night I had the most INCREDIBLE experience I have had since arriving. I made the realization that our next door neighbour here in Davenport is an INCREDIBLE artisan to say the very least. Now I knew Brian was creating some pretty impressive stuff currently for the Art of Animation Resort …

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Mar 19

The Making of IOA: Marvel Super Hero Island

You could be forgiven for thinking that Marvel Super Hero Island has come to us from another planet. Though not as mysterious as the goings-on at Hangar 13 in Roswell, some of the early creative work on the project took place in a “secret, abandoned” warehouse in Burbank, CA. The island was designed to suggest …

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Feb 21

The Making of IOA: Toon Lagoon

It’s hardly unusual for a theme park to draw its inspiration from pre-existing pieces of pop culture. But even on these terms, Toon Lagoon is a hugely complex project, according to producer Chris Stapleton. It features over 150 characters from 80 comic strips, spanning the century. “We go from the Yellow Kid to Zippy the …

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Feb 11

The Serious Art of Make-Belief exhibit at Orange County Regional History Center

One of the most fascinating gems in the Orlando area is the Orange County Regional History Center. It’s home to many exhibits about the history of Central Florida before and after the Disney. Many people would never think of  visiting a museum on their vacations to Orlando, but this is for sure a must visit attraction. …

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