Disney Imagineering Shows Off An “Innovation Showcase”

Disney Imagineering is always hard at work with new technology and illusions. For decades the Imagineering Department at Disney has been one of Disney’s most innovative branch, helping to create new techniques and tricks that are considered world class. Their works have inspired many other companies, particularly Universal, on how to make the immersive experience all more believable in Live Entertainment.

Established in 1952 by Walt Disney Himself new forms of Audio and Visual Illusions were created and implemented into various attractions to help inspire a new generation of dreamers, as well as becoming one of the leading innovators in Animatronics.

Recently the Disney Parks YouTube Channel uploaded a video showing off all the latest technology the Imagineering Department is working on:


In the showcase we see a number of familiar pieces such as Mo’at at the Na’vi River Journey in Animal Kingdom, Davey Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure at Shanghai Disneyland and numerous Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge characters. We also saw various landscapes like Avengers’ Campus and the Tron Lightcycle Power Run. But we also saw a glimpse into the future with the amazing looking Baby Groot animatronic. Showing all of the recent innovations, and some upcoming ones.

With the continued innovation and creativity from this crew of hard workers you can be rest assured that more new experiences will be thought up, tested, tried and then implemented, giving you some of the best immersion in the theme park business; that is if there aren’t any budget cuts.


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