Tag Archives: theming

Parks in Perspective: Storytelling, Theme Parks, and the Virtues of Escapism


Life isn’t fair. We teach this to our children, to the point where the very concept seems cliché. Throughout the long and arduous course of raising their progeny, there will undoubtedly be a time when a parent hears this declaration, usually in the form of a whine or a scream: “But it’s not fair.” What […]


How Does Cars Land Stand Up to the Real Route 66?


Disney California Adventures strives to show its guests the very best of California, but how accurately do the lands inside the park portray their visions of California? First up: Cars Land and its similarities to the real Route 66. Cars Land is a triumphant feat of Imagineering — there is no other way to put […]


Disney’s Hollywood Studios: A Theme Park in Search of a Theme


“The world you have entered was created by the Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood  — not a place on a map but a state of mind that exists wherever people dream and wonder and imagine — a place where illusion and reality are fused by technological magic.  We welcome you to a Hollywood […]


Disney Files Patent for Immersive Multimedia Hotel Room Shows


With a fully immersive Star Wars hotel on the horizon which promises to tie directly into the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney is certainly upping their hotel game. A patent posted today shows a new level of in-room storytelling and entertainment that we may end up seeing at Disney […]


Disney’s IP Movement


The Walt Disney Company reaches much further beyond Mickey Mouse and Snow White than it did when Walt was at the helm. Today, Disney has several intellectual properties to work with, and even more on the way if the 21st Century Fox deal holds up. In terms of the Disney Parks and Resorts, intellectual property […]


4 Disney Restaurants That Don’t Live up to Their Theming


Part of that Disney Magic lies in the restaurants, and rightfully so. The theming and concepts behind some Disney World restaurants are unparalleled and can make your trip. However, a few of these restaurants can leave you unimpressed if the food disappoints. Here’s a list of restaurants with cool concepts or amazing theming that you […]


Is the “Disney” Being Lost in Walt Disney World Resort Hotels?


Recently, Disney released new concept art for the expansion and re-imagination of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. My initial reaction was that is looked lovely, but like a trendy hotel that could be located anywhere and operated by any company. And it isn’t just this one resort — it feels like the concept art that has been […]