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“Just as we had to learn to make our animated cartoons talk,” Walt explained, “we had to find a way to make these characters talk too. Now to accomplish this, we created a new type of animation, so new that we had to invent a new name for it: Audio-Animatronics. The same scientific equipment that guides rockets to the moon is used to make José and his little friends in the Tiki Room sing, talk, move and practically think for themselves!” . Walt clowning around in the Enchanted Tiki Room, which celebrates its 55th anniversary this Saturday, June 23rd! . #waltwednesday #walt #wednesday #waltdisney #waltdisneysenchantedtikiroom #enchantedtikiroom #tikiroom #disneyland #adventureland #audioanimatronics #birds #tikibird #totem #waltquotes #technology #animation #wed #imagineer #disney #1963 #55thanniversary #quintessential #classic #silly #photo #instadisney #disneygram #exploring #thedisneyworld
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28 years ago today, #DickTracy premiered in theaters. Had the film's theatrical run been more successful #Disney may have moved ahead with its plans for #DickTracysCrimeStoppers in #HollywoodStudios #SunsetBoulevard section at #DisneyWorld . #Imagineers designed an immersive #darkride set in the 1920s with #audioanimatronics #specialeffects & a gangland adventure. Plans were shelved when the movie didn't meet studio expectations. Read more about #DisneyParks attractions that never came to be in my #book Heart and Darkness: Scary Adventures and the Evolution of Disney's Dark Rides (available worldwide on Amazon - link in bio)! #HeartandDarkness #bookstagram #themeparks #Imagineering #nonfiction #Disneyhistory #Disneybooks #instaDisney #reading
Happy to see a missed Disneyland attraction that should have never been removed, this takes me back to my youth #countrybearjamboree #magickingdom #waltdisneyworld #audioanimatronics
Read my reflections on the old racist computers of Disneyland’s Tiki Room on Retropute.com #disneyland #computers #audioanimatronics #retrocomputer #vintagecomputer #tikiroom
“Adventure is out there, it's heading our way. So grab your scarf and goggles, let's fly! I've mapped out our journey, we're up here to stay. A sunset is our home, a moonbeam we will own. My Spirit of Adventure is you!” 🌴🎈 . YouTube channel link in bio! . #disney #disneyworld #waltdisney #waltdisneyworld #waltdisneys #waltdisneysenchantedtikiroom #tikiroom #enchantedtikiroom #photographer #photography #reflections #florida #orlando #adventureland #magickingdom #show #animatronic #audioanimatronics #themepark #disneyparks #orlandothemeparks #disneyland #disneylandresort #disneylandresort2018 #travel #vacation #up
YES!!! Pirates is open!!! And with more than just a new redhead!!! We had a surprise new scene, featuring a Octopus and a new animatronic! What’s your Pirate name? #piratesofthecaribbeanride #piratesofthecaribbean #pirates #captainjacksparrow #disneyland #disneyworld #redhead #octopus #animatronic #animatronics #audioanimatronics #disney
They come flocking to my cauldron yelling "spells Ursula, please!?!" And do I help them? Yes I do!
#throwbackthursday to the #secondstartotheright and straight on til morning ✨✨the original #audioanimatronics of #Wendy #Michael and #John that were featured in #peterpansflight at #Disneyland were on display at the 2015 #d23expo they are now in the #waltdisneyarchives
🎬 1 month until #ToyStoryLand opens! This week also marks the 10th anniversary of "Toy Story Midway Mania!" at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The attraction's original version included a now-removed Audio-Animatronics figure of Mr. Potato Head, who could interact with Guests in (almost) fluid conversation, telling jokes, remarking about their clothing, and even removing his ear as a gag. • Are you excited for Toy Story Land to open on June 30? • • • • • #toystorymidwaymania #pixarplace #disneyshollywoodstudios #waltdisneyworld #disneyparks #incrediblesummer #wdw #dhs #toystory #mrpotatohead #pixar #audioanimatronics #hollywoodstudios #toystorymania #imagineering #themeparks #disneygram #instadisney #disneyig #disneyhistory #nikon #nikond40x #visitorlando #lovefl
«This is the day you will always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow » #jacksparrow #captain #disneylandparis #disneyphoto # #disneyparks #disney #france #ride #piratesofthecaribbean #castmember #audioanimatronics #animatronics #pirate
Couple shots from around World Showcase. 🌎 . One of the things I look forward to doing the next time I go to Walt Disney World is better photography. . When I went back in February, I was a lot less knowledgeable of how to do certain simple things I know now. . Not to mention the new camera! I’ve had it for about a month now, and I’ve already been having fun with it. . YouTube channel link in bio! . #waltdisney #waltdisneyworld #disneyworld #wdw #epcot #worldshowcase #disney #disneyparks #disneyland #disneypark #presidentsday #americanadventure #epcotpavillion #americanpavilion #show #audioanimatronics #galaxy #milkyway #uk #ukpavilion #canada #canadapavilion #ocanada #canadaworldshowcase #ukworldshowcase
Everyone around me knows i look for the artistic aspect in everything and that I'm completely obsessed with the #EnchantedTikiRoom at #Disneyland . This photo exhibits both of those things while also capturing my face modeling talents! Haha!! 😉😎😂 Also the mookaite chip necklace im wearing (half pictured) is by my husband @rockcandyandy ! Go give him a follow. His healing stone jewelry is AMAZING! 😀 #tikiroom #waltdisneysenchantedtikiroom #disneyland #tropical #Polynesian #island #pele #tiki #art #tikiart #audioanimatronics #tropicalhideaway #SoCal #happiestplaceonearth #rockcandyandy #mookaite
It’s totally shocking when you’re on the Jungle Cruise and you see a REAL animal! This duck was just enjoying the day!! . . . #junglecruise #audioanimatronics #waltdisneyworld #disneyattractions #fastpass #disneylife #ducksofinstagram #ducksatdisney
day sixty. great moments with Mr. Gurr. 03.01.18. Bob Gurr worked as an imagineer for WED Enterprises - where he had the incredible opportunity to work with Walt Disney. Bob Gurr was a transportation man. You can thank him for the Disneyland Monorail -oh, and did I mention, the audio animatronic?! Bob Gurr is credited with designing the Lincoln animatronic from Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln. What an incredible mind. Every time I watch him in interviews, lectures and the occasional cameo on a @livefastdiepoor video, I cannot help but smile due to his friendliness and positive attitude. This man is such an inspiration. Thanks, Bob. #gratitude #positivity #selfimprovement #disney #disneyland #waltdisney #imagineering #imagineer #transportation #audioanimatronics #animatronics #bobgurr #livefastdiepoor #justinscarred #sometimesvlog #sketching #vancouver #penart #artwork #vancouverartist #inkfeature #inklouvre #disneyarts #featuredisneyart
J -68 🇫🇷 Visite du magnifique musée Walt Disney family museum qui retrace la vie de Walt Disney 🇺🇲 Wonderful Walt Disney family museum in the Presidio San Francisco #Usa2015 #disneygram #instadisney #itallstartedwithwalt #disneyaddict #disneyside #disneymagic #ディズニー #soundsational #disneyland #walt #disneylife #disney #disneyaddicts #disneyphoto #disneygramers #disneypic #mickeymouse #disneyfan #waltdisney #disneyparks #disneylove #quoteoftheday #audioanimatronics #nicoandco
Just beyond the entryway, Club 33 proudly displays Lillian Disney’s hand-painted harpsichord as well as an animatronic California Turkey Vulture, which was originally designed to talk to guests while they dined via a remote voice actor (he’s still chatty today).
Fun Fact Friday: MAPO, which derived its name from the beginning letters of Mary Poppins was responsible for the execution of all the exotic prototypes, vehicles, systems, ride and show components and Audio-Animatronic figures for Disneyland, the 1964/65 New York Words Fair, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland and beyond... . #funfactfriday #fun #fact #friday #mapo #marypoppins #manufacturingandproduction #wed #wedimagineering #waltdisneyimagineering #wdi #audioanimatronics #disney #disneyparks #waltdisney #waltdisneyimagineering #instadisney #disneygram #exploring #thedisneyworld
#throwbackthursday to one of my favorite retired #disneyland #attractions of all time #americasings which ran from 1974-1988 in #tomorrowland . It featured 115 singing dancing #audioanimatronics . It played in the former carousel theater (where #starwarslaunchbay is now) after the attraction closed many of the former #audioanimatronics were relocated inside #splashmountain where you can still see them singing til this very day!
Happy Hatbox Ghost Day!!! ----------------------------------------------- #funko #funkopop #pop #popvinyl #hatboxghost #thehatboxghost #ghost #hauntedmansion #thehauntedmansion #wdw #waltdisneyworld #dl #disneyland #disney #disneyparks #disneyparksexclusive #disney #popstacks #popstack #stack #stacks #exclusive #pop #vinyl #popvinyl #hatbox #disneyhauntedmansion #animatronic #animatronics #audioanimatronics #aa #audioanimatronic #hatboxghostday ----------------------------------------------- The Hatbox Ghost returned to the Haunted Mansion @disneyland 3 years ago on this day (May 9th, 2015)!!! Hopefully he comes to @waltdisneyworld in the near future!!! ----------------------------------------------- This happens to be my favorite Funko Pop! in my collection, quite possibly my favorite ever made!!! (Now if I could only get a hold of one of those SDCC GITD Glitter LE versions...)
Happy Hatbox Ghost Day!!! ----------------------------------------------- #funko #funkopop #pop #popvinyl #hatboxghost #thehatboxghost #ghost #hauntedmansion #thehauntedmansion #wdw #waltdisneyworld #dl #disneyland #disney #disneyparks #disneyparksexclusive #disney #popstacks #popstack #stack #stacks #exclusive #pop #vinyl #popvinyl #hatbox #disneyhauntedmansion #animatronic #animatronics #audioanimatronics #aa #audioanimatronic #hatboxghostday ----------------------------------------------- The Hatbox Ghost returned to the Haunted Mansion @disneyland 3 years ago on this day (May 9th, 2015)!!! Hopefully he comes to @waltdisneyworld in the near future!!! ----------------------------------------------- Image Credits Unknown
#CarouselofProgress ... again at last thank you @waltdisneyworld ... There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow !!! ... #vintagedisneyland @generalelectric #audioanimatronics #1964worldsfair
What are your favorite scenes in #itsasmallworld ???? This set of singers in the finale scene are def one of the best! . #itsasmallworldafterall #darkride #boatride #disneyworld #magickingdom #fantasyland #maryblair #kawaiidisney #audioanimatronics #disneystagram
🤖 ••• CHECK OUT MY REDBUBBLE! It’s full of Disney AND Universal photography that can made into 30+ items! LINK IN BIO! ✨ (Don’t see a certain photo as an item? Send me a message and I’ll make a listing for it!✨) • @waltdisneyworld #waltdisneyworld #waltdisneyworldresort #disneyparks #wdw #waltdisneyworldphotography #wdwphotography #wdwbde #disneysmagickingdom #magickingdom #tomorrowland #stitchsgreatescape #stitchesgreatescape #liloandstitch #stitch #ripstitchsgreatescape #closeddisney #robot #robots #audioanimatronic #audioanimatronics #SergeantC4703BK270490210 #sergeant90210 #apofphotography #nikond3200
It was on this day in 1964 that the #NYC #WorldsFair opened, introducing delighted attendees to new #Disneyland attractions, including the #Pepsi -sponsored #darkride , #itsasmallworld ,  As much a leap forward for ride capacity as #GreatMomentsWithMrLincoln was for #audioanimatronics , #smallworld would quickly prove to be the happiest cruise that ever set sail, before it reached its next port of call in #Disneyland a few years later. Planned & designed in just 9 months, it became an instant fair favorite.  Read about the #darkride 's development & the contributions of people like #MaryBlair & #AliceDavis in my #book Heart and Darkness: Scary Adventures and the Evolution of Disney's Dark Rides, available worldwide on #Amazon (link in bio). #HeartandDarkness #Disneyhistory #Disneygram #Flushing #WaltDisney #Imagineers #boatride for a #booklover #Fantasyland #Disneymagic #Disneyfun for the #bookish #NYClife #Queens #NYChistory #nonfiction
My Year of the Book - Day 106: As a follow up to yesterday’s New York World’s Fair guidebooks, here are a couple more related goodies from the mid-century version of the fair: a perfect bound double issue (issues 6&7) of the amazing “Persistence of Vision” magazine, and the 5-CD set (with a 24-page booklet) of all audio tracks from each Disney designed attraction at the fair from Walt Disney Records. I don’t need to tell true Disney fans about the PoV magazine, a real labor of love from writer and editor Paul Anderson while it existed. I don’t have a full run, but have enough to make me wish I did. The CDs of the individual show soundtracks and narrations are also priceless, and there’s even a bonus disc with an alternate “work-in-progress” version of the Progressland exhibit and The Carousel of Progress. Great stuff. Oh, and to all my fellow old-school Disneyland cast members; doesn’t the man in the artwork on both covers look like a young Ron Dominguez? #disney #worldsfair #book #carouselofprogress #bookish #newyorkworldsfair #booknerd #disneygeek #waltdisney #audioanimatronics #imagineering #soundtrack #persistenceofvision #rarebooks #mylibrary #mycollection #disneyland #themepark #themeparkmusic #disneyattractions #reading #disneyhistory #yearofthebook
My Year of the Book - Day 105: I’m staying with my New York City theme for at least one more day. Here are two New York World’s Fair related guide books, the left one from the 1939-40 fair era (it is mostly a guide to NYC, but has a special fair section), and the one in the right created specifically from the 1964-65 fair. Both fairs were built on the same section of land in Flushing Meadows, Queens. The 1939 fair had its trylon and perisphere for its icons, and the 1964 iteration featured the unisphere as well as four corporate pavilions designed by Walt Disney Productions. These included GE’s Carousel of Progress, Pepsi-Cola’s Small World, the State of Illinois’ Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and Ford’s Rotunda, which eventually gave Disneyland its Primeval World diorama. The other three each migrated west to Anaheim as well. Great memories and images of two time periods long past. #guidebook #bookaddict #newyorkworldsfair #newyork #disney #worldsfair #1939 #1964 #book #bookish #booknut #booklove #bookstagram #booknerd #booklover #reading #audioanimatronics #imagineering #flushingmeadows #queens #mylibrary #mycollection #ephemera #rarebooks #disneyland #smallworld #carouselofprogress #abelincoln
Walt loved trains. 🚝🚂🚆 . . . One of my favorite parts of my most recent Disneyland trip was seeing Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and the preceding exhibit space (with lots of train and railroad photos and artifacts) for the first time! . . . I learned so much, like that the railroad at Tokyo Disney is the only one that doesn’t circle the park because then it would be classified as a public railroad and have to be overseen and regulated by the Japanese government instead of Disney itself. . . . What’s one thing you’ve never done but keep meaning to do at Disney? . . . #disneylandrailroad #mainstreetusa #walkingrightdownthemiddleofmainstreetusa #waltdisney #trains #trainstation #disneytrain #train #railroad #steamengine #lillybelle #caboose #steamtrain #tokyodisney #tokyodisneyland #greatmomentswithmrlincoln #lincoln #abrahamlincoln #firsttime #bucketlist #apholder #disneyap #disneyapholder #disneylandap #audioanimatronics #1964worldsfair #pixarfest
Left pic: A crocodile at The Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Right pic: The audio-animatronic alligator at The Rainforest Cafe in Disney Village at Disneyland Paris. #Disney #disneyworld #disneylife #disneyland #disneylandparis #disneyworldresort #disneylandparisresort #disneylandresort #disneysprings #downtowndisney #disneyvillage #disneyvillageparis #rainforest #rainforestcafe #crocodile #alligator #audioanimatronics #earthmonth #disneynature #disneygram #jumanji #rampage
“We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds, not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.” - Roger Ebert . . . #thegreatmovieride #letsgotothemovies #classicfilms #moviescenes #animatronics #audioanimatronics #darkride #graumanschinesetheatre #mannschinesetheatre #closedin2017 #nostalgia #1930s #artdeco #neon #neonlights #neonsign #marquee #theatermarquee #waltdisneyworld #disney #disneyworld #disneyhollywoodstudios #hollywoodstudios #orlando #teamsony #sony #sonyalpha #alpha77v #sonyalpha77v #slta77v
“Audio Animatronic Figures. It’s sort of another door that’s opened for us. You see our whole forty some odd years here has been in the world of making things move. Inanimate things move… It’s just another dimension in the animation we have been doing all our life.” Walt Disney (1963) . Another rare photo of Walt, inspecting an elephant figure for Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise. . #waltwednesday #walt #wednesday #waltdisney #audioanimatronics #animatronics #backstage #magic #animation #animate #move #opennewdoors #waltdisneystudios #elephant #junglecruise #teacups #disneyland #rare #photo #happiestplaceonearth #waltdisneysmagickingdom #wed #imagineering #disneyhistory #instadisney #disneygram #exploring #thedisneyworld
Fun fact: This is no mere volume knob. Since this is connected to the output (high-power) side of the amp, this is some sort of impedance-matching adjustment so you could theoretically connect any speaker to the amp, without it blowing up. . . . . . #electronics #arduino #raspberrypi #audio #sounddesign #lightingdesign #AudioAnimatronics
Time for an update. I’m still undecided about how I feel about the changes, but the #audioanimatronics are amazing from what I’ve seen online. But I’ve now designed a new version of my T-shirt’s and decals which are now available in my #etsyshop . But not to worry! The originals are still available as well! Unisex T-shirt’s, ladies cut shirts, and decals for cars or laptops! Visit the link in my profile to shop! #wewantstheredhead #wewantstherum #whyisalltherumgone #piratesofthecaribbean #potc #disney #disneyworld #disneyland #keepmovingforward #disneyetsy #etsy #etsyseller
Wow... 500 followers! Thanks everyone! Who ever knew that half a thousand people would actually enjoy listening to my useless overly obsessive theme park talk. Wish all of you a good Tuesday. Almost halfway... . . YouTube link in bio! . . #disney #disneyworld #waltdisney #waltdisneyworld #waltdisneys #waltdisneysenchantedtikiroom #tikiroom #enchantedtikiroom #photographer #photography #reflections #florida #orlando #adventureland #magickingdom #show #animatronic #audioanimatronics #themepark #disneyparks #orlandothemeparks #500followers #halfathousand
50 shades of Adventureland. Ok, more like three. But what do you think of this photoshop? I’m trying to work on this a little more. CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM PLEASE!! . . YouTube link in bio! . . #disney #disneyworld #waltdisney #waltdisneyworld #waltdisneys #waltdisneysenchantedtikiroom #tikiroom #enchantedtikiroom #photographer #photography #reflections #florida #orlando #adventureland #magickingdom #show #animatronic #audioanimatronics #themepark #disneyparks #orlandothemeparks
Si, so low we can’t hear you!
TBT: The above photo is of Mr. Vern Preston. He passed away decades ago.I only met him one time but it was a special day indeed.One day I will make a video telling the story, explaining how important it was meeting this man back in 1987. He was an audio-Animatronics pioneer who deserves to be better known. though I have some information on his career,His history is very obscure and very few photos of him exist online, which I find strange for a guy who was building advanced figures often by himself at that time ( around the same time as Disney Imagineering was taking flight ! ) Long ago fate intervened and I met him through unusual circumstances. He handed me a rough copy of a book he wrote and illustrated on how to build animated industrial theme park figures... it never was published for one reason or another. I looked through it often over the decades and used it to learn a little at a time. Without it and his encouragement, I may never have attempted to build automata and animated figures... certainly not alone.... Another strange thing... the below photo was taken of me in 1998. For years I have searched for photos of him and this one emerged about a year ago out of a portfolio of a man who worked with him back then! The staging of the two images is so similar yet I had never seen this picture of him until recently!... I hope the ghost of Vern is alive and well in my workshop...I hope I have made him proud... I will never forget him. #automatamaker #robotics #disneyimagineering #horology #camsandlevers #themeparkdesign #audioanimatronics #sorcerersapprentice #zeitgeist #mechanicalanimation #animatronics #sculptureoftheday
Fun Fact: The Hall of Presidents has always been a favorite places to cool down and unwind in the Magic Kingdom. Besides having low wait times and a convenient location in Liberty Square, the Hall of Presidents has plenty more to offer when it comes to the history of our nation’s leaders. As an homage to patriotism, the building that holds the Hall of Presidents was designed to look like Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The sign on the building reads 1787, which is that year that the U.S. Constitution was signed. The rotunda style theatre can seat up to 700 people and is home to 5 massive production screens.There are sculptures/audio-animatronic figures of all 44 presidents that appear after the curtain lifts towards the end of the attraction. The first 43 Presidents were sculpted by Blaine Gibson. When it came to sculpting President Obama, Gibson was 90 years old. He gave over the task to his protégé, Valerie Edwards, who then subsequently created the sculpture of our 44th president.#hallofpresidents #libertysquare #independencehall #cooldown #lowwaittimes #magickingdom #waltdisneyworld #blainegibson #audioanimatronics #valerieedwards #usconstitution #history #americanpride #disneyworld #disney2018 #kingdomdestinationsanneandkeithberns #mustseeinperson #makingmemories #family #togetherness #makeithappen
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