Friday, April 19, 2024

VIDEO: Walt Disney World – the celebration continues

InPark Magazine recently participated in a two-day media event at the Walt Disney World Resort, showcasing new interactive technologies, the continuing transformation of Epcot, Epcot’s new Connections Eatery, and the park’s newest attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Part 1 features a look at the new MagicBand+ with Gina McCarter, Ashley Murray, and Imagineer Asa Kalama and Hey Disney!, the company’s co-venture with Amazon Alexa, introduced by J.C. Diaz.

Chef Katie shares a few of the delectable 50th Anniversary food items now available in the Magic Kingdom. Then it’s off to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for dinner on the set of the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular with a welcome from Walt Disney World Resort President Jeff Vahle, followed by a dessert reception in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, celebrating Star Wars Day, May the Fourth.

Part 2 looks at the continuing transformation of Epcot, including the new Connections Eatery and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, with Imagineers Zach Riddley, Brianna Pfost, and Evan Miga. It concludes with a preview of the new ride and photos from a media reception, hosted by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chair Josh D’Amaro.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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