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Take a Peek Behind the Curtains with a Journey into Imagineering at the 2013 Disney D23 Expo

Journey into Imagineering at the 2013 Disney D23 Expo

While at the media preview of the Disney D23 Expo, we got an exclusive sneak peek of the Journey into Imagineering at the 2013 Disney D23 Expo. While walking through the exhibit, we got an opportunity to learn about the animatronics, art, models and everything that the Imagineers at Disney do to make everything so magical. The exhibit is open to guests of the Disney D23 Expo this weekend, and we are happy to give you an a glimpse of what to expect when visiting the exhibit this weekend at the Expo.

When you first walk into the room, you will be brought on a digital journey of how Walt Disney started his first team of Imagineers. You will be taken on a magical journey of the 60 years of magic that the world has enjoyed, and how Imagineering all began.


After walking through the doors, you will be greeted with a digital presentation.DSC00669

After the digital presentation, a second set of doors will open leading you into the world of Imagineering.DSC00672

Just when you think that you have seen the most amazing things, you will continue to be surprised.

The first thing that you will see is this Space Pavilion Model from the Future World in Epcot at Walt Disney World in 1977.DSC00677

It is paired with artwork of the concept.DSC00680


Next is the Western River Expedition Early Concept Model of Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. DSC00689

The miniature model is one of the major scenes in the Western River Expedition.DSC00691

When the show is built, the building and figures will be life-size.DSC00696



One of our favorite models was of the International Street Early Concept of Disneyland in 1955.DSC00717

Then we got an opportunity to see the Disney Springs Walt Disney World Resort concept model in 2012.DSC00722

The model is large, and very detailed.DSC00726


Showing exactly how it would look in real-life.DSC00727



One of the most exciting parts of this exhibit was learning about a new project coming to the Walt Disney World Resort Animal Kingdom.DSC00742

We got a chance to learn about the research that is going into this new theme park attraction, and a few sneak peeks we will be sharing with you soon!

The Disney D23 Expo is here in Anaheim from August 9th through the 11th. Tickets are currently available online at

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