The ride I’m most looking forward to - The Great Movie Ride
The Hollywood Tower Hotel Finally Coming to Fruition!
In light of the huge 20 year success at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, formerly MGM Studios, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has brought new life, so to speak, to the park. Launching sister attractions around the world, opening in California Adventure in 2004, and again in 2006 at Tokyo DisneySea. Not only has it given the opportunity to ride in variation around the Disney Parks, but it has also been re-imagined over the years to add a little thrill to it. In the summer of 2010, the event Summer Nightastic took place, and the imagineers mixed things up a bit within the attraction. It was a love/hate relationship among the guests, but it was only for a short while until it returned to it original state.
Disney Imagineers always like to test out their ideas before making them permanent, and that is exactly what this was. In the recent years Disney came out with a test interactive queue prop for The Haunted Mansion, and due to the success, they supplied a full scale queue for the guests in 2011. What the Imagineers were looking for in the change to ToT was the guests reaction to missing the original concept, and how much they still love it. Well, what they got from it was that we absolutely loved the normal version, and that it would be a shame to change it in any way. Thus making them extremely comfortable in creating the concept of an on property Hollywood Tower Hotel. This would be Disney’s 26th owned hotel if your counting the villas, and is due to open the end of 2015, roughly 3 years after the new Art of Animation Resort.
It will be located in the Epcot Resort area and will house 764 rooms featuring your typical room, to concierge level suites, but will all be set to the theme of the good old 1930’s. Although it will not be highly themed towards the darker, scarier side, it will still have that empty feel you’d expect when walking through the front door. It is dated to take place in the early 30’s, years before the lightning incident ever happened. All in all I feel this has GREAT potential, and only time will tell how it will turn out. No other concept art has been released but this small rendering.
Construction is planned to begin later this year and if things stay on schedule it is set to open Winter of 2015! When Disney has more to display I’m sure we’ll see it soon!
It’s 3:30 in the morning and I’m bawling my eyes out.
I was so comfortable and sure of myself there.
oh god oh god *crying rivers and streams*
This video from Walt Disney World brought up so many feelings from my college program experiences. The closest thing I could relate the Disney College Program to is going to Hogwarts. Like you get to go be a part of magic, but it’s hard too because you have to work hard and you learn so much about yourself while you’re there. You meet these amazing people from all over the world and have the chance to make friendships that last a lifetime. You feel so free and for the first time you’re on your own, working to help make magical moments for others. Walt gave me this amazing gift of being a part of this program and I could never repay my recruiter or whomever that really decided that I could be a part of this journey.
If you are in college and you have the opportunity to do this internship, please do it. I am talking directly at YOU. Yes, it is scary to be miles away from your home and friends and family, but I’m back home now and time goes by so fast. And to those of you already doing the program right now, please enjoy every second of it, even the moments that seem hard. All you will take away from the program is how amazing it was at the end of the day. I hope someone out there benefits from this.
All the feels..