During last summer, Disney released a brand new documentary series called “Behind The Attraction”, which took a peek beyond the magic of Disney Parks to discover what’s Behind the Attraction!

In this series, it explores how Imagineers filled the Haunted Mansion with 999 happy haunts, how the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror transformed into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! (while defying gravity in the process) and why Space Mountain took so long to launch. From the 1950s to today, from Jungle Cruise to “it’s a small world” to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney Parks attractions have amazed millions. And this is the story of how they did it.

Recently, one of the series executive producers, Dany Garcia, spoke with Collider about some of the projects he’s currently working on and was asked if they were making any more episodes of “Behind The Attraction”, which he replied:


No, we have ambitions to do more. We love our partnership with Brian Volk-Weiss, and we love that Disney really loved that partnership with us in terms of telling the stories, and I think the fans really appreciated it. I think there’s such adoration and just nostalgia attached to all those iconic Disney rides, and there’s so many great stories behind them all that it’s a space we’d love to continue to play in, and I know Disney really was happy with the reception it received. So we 100% have plans to do more storytelling in that space.

One of the main episodes in the series was based on the “Jungle Cruise” attraction, since the series was also executive produced by Dwayne Johnson. Dany was also a producer on the “Jungle Cruise” movie, and he shared some more information on how Disney brought him in to learn more about the attraction.

 It really is fascinating, especially when it’s attached to Walt… It’s funny. Even for me, one of the great things that we experienced when we did Jungle Cruisewas the first thing they do is Disney opens their arms and they bring you in and they start you at the history, at the base. They’re like, “History is so important there and basically what you’re building upon the shoulders of.” So they’d bring you into the vault and they’d take you on this amazing tour that shows you all of Walt’s initial visions for Disneyland and the first artwork he ever created that was what he planned for the park to look like and what his initial vision was for the Jungle Cruise ride and so forth. I think the story behind it all are so fascinating to me, and the one thing I… I feel dumb for never really thinking about that much, but Walt was already so established in Hollywood as just a filmmaking legend.

The fact that he leaned so much on the talents of Hollywood at that time, the production designers and the creature specialists at that time, to execute on Haunted Mansion and Pirates and things like that, it’s just one of those things you didn’t think about, where he was using the best and brightest from Hollywood at that time to make sure all these rides had that cinematic appeal and vibe to it, all the way from who he was using to voice Haunted Mansion and so forth. It’s just really a testament to his vision and how it was executed, and I never really knew some of those details. So even as we were watching it, we were fascinated as you get into some of these things that you love and you just realize the lengths he went to make sure he brought this park to life and did it in a huge way that you can feel the… It echoes on eternally, as successful as Disney is, right?

With so many attractions in the Disney Theme Parks worldwide to highlight, this series seems like a perfect fit for Disney+, especially with some well-known attractions like “Pirates Of The Caribbean” or “Big Thunder Mountain” not being included in the first season.



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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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