A Magical Book
Enter a chamber modeled after the Beast’s secret library from Beauty and the Beast and interact with an enchanted book to discover which Disney character your personality most resembles.
Upon entering the library, it's beautiful and full of life! There are interactive stations to help you learn which storybook character you are. The bookcases are a glow and the fireplace is crackling. Above the mantle is a portrait of young Prince Adam.
Suddenly a flash of light and a roar of the beast! His claws slice through his portrait and the room is darkened, to reflect the moment the curse was cast onto the Castle and all the inhabitants by the enchantress. The petal falls from the enchanted rose encased on the mantle.
Sadly this gorgeous hidden attraction will permanently CLOSE Dec 10, 2023. Disney Imagination Campus will begin operations in the Disney Animation Building on December 15.
WATCH the video inside the Beasts library.
Born in Chicago Dec. 5, 1901 to Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney.
Disney took up drawing soon after moving to a farm around age five. His neighbor, "Doc" Sherwood was the first person to pay him for his work drawing Doc's horse, Rupert.
Walt Disney not only conceptualized the beloved Mickey Mouse -- he immortalized him in the nation's psyche with those comically high-pitched mouse noises. He supplied the voice in more than 100 short films, including one "Get a Horse," which was released ahead of "Frozen" in 2013.
Walt Disney holds all kinds of records from the Academy Awards, most notably most total awards won by an individual and most Oscars in a single year by an individual. If you're wondering where he put them all, many are now in The Walt Disney Family Museum.
Read the important facts of Walt Disney's timeline.
In part 6 we wrap up the creative genius that went into creating the Matterhorn Bobsleds!
Imagineers put a pool of water in the attraction to cool down the brake pads. Once you make it up to the peak - it is a free fall the whole way down!! Matterhorn uses gravity to do its work and water to cool it all off.
Believe it or not, with Matterhorn's reputation of being a very rough ride, this two-wheel system was actually designed to make it much smoother and unlike traditional top track roller coasters. The Matterhorn's main mechanism exists in between the tracks actually making it a horizontal ride system.
The next time you get on the Matterhorn or while waiting in line to ride, look below the sled and you'll see two different sets of wheels. Take note that you're also looking at innovation that changed the theme park industry forever because this was the first of it's kind. But it was far from being the last; this ride system would end up being replicated in nearly every theme park in every country around the world. Yet another thing that was invented in Walt's Disneyland that has found its way all around the world. The inspiration from Disneyland never stops making its way into various projects that Disney and non-Disney folks work on till this day.
Probably one of the greatest tricks of the Matterhorn is that every single day it fools people to believe there's a mountain covered in snow, that they know that they can go in and have one of two adventures.
When the Matterhorn was finally finished at a cost of $1.5 million dollars, ($15 million today), Admiral Joe Fowler said to Walt Disney, "next time we have to build a mountain, let's let God do it."
Thank you uncle Walt for creating the Matterhorn Bobsleds and the idea that changed not only Disneyland but theme parks all around the world forever.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".