Monday, September 6, 2010

Walt Disney World: The Modern Marvels Edition

I recently was shopping at Barnes and Noble and found a DVD of the History Channel's "Modern Marvels:  Walt Disney World".  Now, it was done in 2005 so it is a little outdated but really, if you are a WDW enthusiast, it is a must see for you!

I love learning all about the history of the world and how Walt Disney, the man, worked.  One of the cool things about this DVD is that it is 90 minutes long.  If you had watched the regular TV version, you would only have seen less than an hour of it with commercials.  So to have all of this extra footage was definitely cool.

Each park has it's own lengthy segment and you even have a segment on the building of Disneyland in California.  It is interesting to see how far technology has come and how it all began.  As a big fan of all-things Disney, it made me want to be there all over again.

My older son once had dreams of being an Imagineer; this type of documentary was something that we would have loved.  Although he no longer has that dream (it's still painful for me to talk about), it was still interesting to watch.  From seeing Cinderella's castle under construction, how Spaceship Earth was created, the secrets to the Tree of Life...if you are curious about any of the "magic" of Walt Disney World, this show will feed it just enough without giving it all away.

If you are planning a trip to Disney, this would be a great planning tool.  Sometimes it helps for the kids to see a little behind the scenes so that they see that there is nothing to be afraid of .