Did you know Disney has Cast Members in each of their parks that ride the beloved attractions as part of their job responsibilities? Sign me up! With Disney+ “Behind The Attraction” taking Disney fans by storm, we’re learning more and more about Disney Parks than we thought we’d ever know. We’re seeing behind the scenes of some of our favorite attractions with the debut of the first five episode having launched on July 21. From Jungle Cruise, to Tower of Terror, and several more, we’re learning how and why Imagineers created these brilliant attractions Disney fans can’t get enough of today. If you missed it, check out this “What To Know” about the first five episodes of “Behind The Attraction” as you begin streaming the new series on Disney+. And now, a little insight about Cast Members riding attractions as part of their job has come from one of the Imagineers that is involved with “Behind The Attraction”.
Insider reported, “Ahead of the show’s premiere, Insider spoke with Imagineers Jeanette Lomboy (Disney Imagineering’s vice president) and Dave Durham about the series. They shared their thoughts on the evolution of Disney theme parks, and explained how one group of employees is essential to updating old attractions and building new rides. “Everywhere we have a theme park around the world, we have a group of Imagineers that are there to sustain our guest experience,” Lomboy told Insider. “Part of that is going on the attractions constantly to make sure that we continue to deliver that attraction just as it was on opening day.”
Lomboy goes on to share that those employees also revisit attractions to help “make changes when it makes sense to make them.” “That’s part of what we do at Imagineering,” she said. “I don’t think we ever stay stagnant. We’re always looking to the future, we’re always looking to make things better.” “That isn’t just delivering new, big, fancy attractions, which we love doing, of course,” Lomboy added. “It’s also being true to how we started and where we began.”
Sounds like it’s time to become a Disney Imagineer! We’re happy to know Disney isn’t just observing something once and moving on after the project is complete. Rather, they are constantly keeping on their toes, reviewing all attractions from the oldie but goodie classics, to the newest high-tech attraction experiences. If you’ve missed the trailer of “Behind The Attraction”, check it out below. Streaming now on Disney+, get ready to learn and laugh along with all sorts of impressive Disney magic that makes our love for Disney grow with each experience.