The engineers who helped create the Main Street Electrical Parade in 1972 also created the first show-control program in existence. This allowed the 2,000-foot (610 m) long parade route to contain multiple radio-activated “trigger zones.” Using radio-activated triggers as each float entered a zone, the audience would hear float-specific music through the park’s audio system. Each zone was between 70 and 100 feet (30 m) long, and the zoned system meant that every person watching the parade would experience the same show, no matter where they stood along the parade route.
The Main Street Electrical Parade is a regularly scheduled parade, created by Bob Jani and project director Ron Miziker, famous for its long run at Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort most summers between 1972–1974, 1977–1982, and 1985-1996. It features floats and live performers covered in thousands of electronically controlled lights and a synchronized soundtrack triggered by radio control along key areas of the parade route. The parade was also spun off many other versions that ran or continue to run at Disney parks around the world. Currently, the original parade runs at Magic Kingdom park as Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade and an updated version runs at Tokyo Disneyland as Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights.
If you take the Stuido Backlot Tour at Walt Disney World, at one point you will go past windows into the costume workshop, and your tourgide will give you some awesome trivia. For example: There are 180 Walt Disney World seamstresses, and they have more than 1,000 fabrics, 75 shades of thread and more than 800 styles of buttons at their creative disposal. These materials combine to create and maintain the 15,000 entertainment costumes and 15,000 operational garment pieces worn by Cast Members.
This is actually something my little brother noticed on our most recent trip to Disney World. Those cool looking water bottles on the table in the Space Mountain exit queue actually do exist outside of Tomorrowland! Tony Stark actually has one in Iron Man 2. they’re called Kor One!
Nope! You’re the first to ask. Before I started collecting pins, my friend brought me back this one as a souvenir.
When I got to Walt Disney World a few years later and planned to start collecting pins, my sister and I were, of course, all about the princesses. But I didn’t want my lanyard to look like my four year old sister’s, or every other little girls’ in the park, so I decided that my pins would have to have the princess AND her prince on them. Or even just the prince by himself. Those boys just don’t get enough love.
I have a bunch, but these are some of the ones that I could find online. Since they started collecting pins, I have never left a Disney park without at least one new pin (hence why I had to start a second collection after finding those two awesome ones and no princes last time.)
I also have this one that I found in one of the trading books at the hotel. I believe it’s European, and probably not an official trading pin, but I love it.
In theory, there are 11,520 total isosceles triangles forming 3840 points. In reality, some of those triangles are partially or fully nonexistent due to supports and doors; there are actually only 11,324 silvered facets, with 954 partial or full flat triangular panels
Thirteen. One for each of the original thirteen colonies
Not only is it the oldest roller coaster at Walt Disney World, but as of 2009, Space Mountain is the oldest operating roller coaster in the state of Florida.
Well, some of them have since passed away, but the tombstones weren’t originally made as memorials, just as a sort of inside joke. Each of the 13 tombstones refers to an imagineer, most of whom had something to do with either Disneyland or WDW’s Haunted Mansion attraction.
Check out this page on Disney Dispatch for a complete description of who these people are/were and why they are forever imortalized in the Haunted Mansion graveyard.
Well, there isn’t an actual 1971 Chevy Impala sitting around on the property, it’s a pun used often by the skippers on the Jungle Crusie. The Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, and an impala is a type of antelope, so when the boat goes near the antelope animatronics (which were installed in 1971), the skippers say “Look, a ‘71 impala!”