Kingdom of Memories


Some notes on the D23 Destination D Avatar presentation

The Pandora panel at D23’s Destination D: Amazing Adventures opened with a previously-shown video of Alpha-Centauri Expeditions (ACE) founder Marshall Lamm explaining how guests will be transported to the planet of Pandora to experience the new land in Animal Kingdom to explore its mysteries. Among those mysteries are “Why is Marshall orange?” and “did they really leave an electrical outlet in that shot?” I KID!

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The layout of EPCOT Center’s lost Israel pavilion

For years there has been much speculation about the design of the proposed Israel pavilion, which was featured prominently along with Spain and Equatorial Africa for EPCOT Center’s phase 2. A little artwork has trickled out, mostly Herb Ryman renderings. I am unsure if this art had been previously published, but I discovered this layout drawing for what appears to be a complete plan for the Israel pavilion. Would this have been the final design? It’s impossible to know. But the  ...

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Relive EPCOT Center’s World of Motion in 3D sound

Test Track may be thrilling, but the attraction which preceded it, World of Motion, was the unadulterated spirit of Disney through and through. Although solely attributed to Ward Kimball, the attraction contains many humorous scenes designed by Marc Davis using his trademark style of show scenes punctuated by audioanimatronic figures making subtle movements. It’s the robotic equivalent of today’s Cinemagraph photography.

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