Disappearing Aliens

Magic is the tool of choice for Imagineering, and perhaps no trick is so astounding as when they make awesome Tomorrowland attractions disappear.  You know.  The classics:  Skyway, Alien Encounter, Timekeeper… Not so fast, Delta Dreamflight. On occasion, Imagineering has been known to work a little magic inside an attraction as well.  Stitch’s Great Escape […]

Anatomy of the Haunted Mansion Stretch Room

The Haunted Mansion is known as the pinnacle of Disney Illusioneering. Every fan can tell you how it works — from the Pepper’s Ghost effect of the ballroom dancers to the one-way glass of the Hitchhiking Ghosts.  But consider the Haunted Mansion Stretch Room in the Magic Kingdom — which actually has two stretching rooms — and […]

Street Magic Revealed

Test Track is one of Epcot’s most popular attractions, but its best illusion may be an overlooked part of the scenery in the exit area.  Most visitors hurry through the factory set on their way to the GM showroom, yet the factory contains more detail than most of the ride: everything from plant employee lockers, […]