Ever wonder how your favorite Disney Parks rides came to be? Now you can find out in the new Disney+ series Behind the Attraction.
The 10-part series will give viewers a peek behind the curtain of some of the most beloved Disney attractions. From long-time favorites like Jungle Cruise and Haunted Mansion to new additions like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you can dive into Disney history soon.
Check out the trailer for the series below:
Narrated by Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), Behind the Attraction delves into Disney Parks’ rich, amazing history. Using archival and never-before-seen footage and photographs, the series unveils how attractions came to be and how they’ve been refined over the years as new ideas surface and technology evolves.
The first five episodes of the 10-part series will release on Disney+ Wednesday, July 21. See which attractions will be featured in those episodes below.
Jungle Cruise: Join a skipper for the story behind Jungle Cruise, and try to spot the backside of water! When Walt decided to create the original immersive attraction, he tasked Imagineers with building a river AND the mechanical animals to populate it.
Haunted Mansion: Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion — enter if you dare! When Walt Disney developed the attraction, he didn’t specify if it should be funny or scary, and so it became a perfect blend of both.
Star Tours: Lightspeed to Endor! A long time ago…Disney created Star Tours, a thrilling simulator attraction that takes guests to a galaxy far, far away. It inspired Imagineers to build a whole new land — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: Discover the ups (and downs!) of creating this gravity-defying attraction set in the eerie world of Rod Serling’s renowned “Twilight Zone” television series. Then hold on tight as Imagineers reimagine the Disney California Adventure Park version as Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
Space Mountain: You’re about to hear the story of Space Mountain in T-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…launch! Walt’s vision of an attraction that simulates space travel was a design challenge Imagineer John Hench tackled head on, creating a signature structure in Disney Parks around the world.
So, which attraction are you most excited to learn about? Let us know in the comments.
Behind the Attraction premieres July 21 on Disney+.