New trailer for Disney+ Original Series 'Behind The Attraction'

20 days ago in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Tuesday July 13, 2021 3:12pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney+ will launch the first 5 episodes of the 10-part series on July 21 2021 taking a behind-the-scenes look at some of Disney's most famous attractions and destinations around the world.

Using archival and never-before-seen footage, we'll hear from key figures at Walt Disney Imagineering including Bob Weis, Jeanette Lomboy, Kim Irvine, Scott Trowbridge, Tom Fitzgerald, Scot Drake, Carmen Smith, and Joe Rohde.

A new trailer has been released today giving a look at what we can expect from the series.

Some of the locations and attractions uncovered will be Jungle Cruise, "it's a small world," Haunted Mansion, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland Hotel and the castles.

Disney+ "Behind the Attraction"from executive producers Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Brian Volk-Weiss begins streaming on Wednesday, July 21, on Disney+ with five episodes at launch and five additional episodes coming later this year.

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Animaniac93-981 day ago

Episodes 6-10 will be released August 25.

DCBaker7 days ago

There are 5 more episodes coming "later this year".

JohnD7 days ago

We don't know if the five episodes currently streaming are the whole series or just the first five episodes released at once.

JohnD7 days ago

I noticed that Dwayne Johnson is Executive Producer for the whole series. I guess he decided to go for a lighthearted tone.

ppete19757 days ago

while i love the backstage and original footage, the approach (making corny jokes) isnt my style, i like the more serious documentary style.

BrianLo7 days ago

I watched the HM first (and now the Tower of Terror one). I found the style of the narration and editing very off-putting for the first half episode I watched. Almost like a TLC special instead of expecting more Imagineering Story Documentary style... Something made to grab your attention if you are channel surfing. Then the jokes and quick cuts start to land more and I actually started to see what they were going for. By the end of the episode I was chuckling and enjoying it. The call back jokes work. Plus it leans in to allowing some tongue in cheek commentary and Imagineers are almost sort of encouraged to roll their eyes. They are thus allowed to get in some cheap shots at some of the "read between the lines" not-great decision making. I'd really like more Imagineering Story, but I'm equally happy this has found its niche.

Animaniac93-988 days ago

I've now watched all 5 episodes and ended up liking it quite a bit. Looking forward to the next 5. While not as good as the first 4 episodes of The Imagineering Story, it's certainly better than the last 2 of that series.

MisterPenguin10 days ago

I hope the Haunted Mansion episode puts to rest the fan theories that there is a "story" to the HM (e.g., exiting the attic is us falling to our deaths and we become ghosts ourselves in the graveyard).

Sir_Cliff11 days ago

I completely agree. Only made it through the first episode so far, and I honestly struggled to stick with it as I found the narration quite irritating. Feels like a wasted opportunity to me considering all the footage and interviews they have and I'm not sure I'll keep watching, to be honest. While The Imagineering Story seemed aimed at fans of the parks, the tone and content of this seems more meant for kids/families who may just have a casual interest in the theme parks.

dsinclair11 days ago

FYI, there are another 5 being released later this year to cap off season 1.

Prince John11 days ago

2 episodes in. I thought HM did a much better job showing the international versions of the ride, and their concepts, stories, histories, than the JC episode did. Most of the backstories of this amazing attraction I already knew, but still liked the take on it during this episode. I wish they touched a little more on Walt's vision for the ride prior to his passing, though maybe there wasn't more knowledge of that to show. I've enjoyed the first two on JC and HM, but can't say I'm too excited for a full episode on a motion simulator next (Star Tours). Will still watch it just to check it off the list.

marni197111 days ago

I preferred Imagineering Story. This one got too political behind the scenes and it shows.

yensidtlaw196911 days ago

Like I said in my post, that's what I figured they were aiming for - which is why I didn't expect to learn new info from the show. But I do think it's a little TOO unserious. That narrator's schitck wears out its welcome FAST. The topic is so massively interesting and fun to begin with, why on earth is it written like they've got to be mugging to the audience to keep them engaged? The Imagineering Story got it right in this regard, and worked for both the casual fan AND the Super Fans. My reference to @marni1971 was less about him hosting, specifically (though *I* wouldn't complain) and more about him having creative control of the project. There's nothing pretentious about any of his videos, they're much more informative, a much deeper dive into history and creative process, and came together with none of the resources Disney put towards this show. Giving someone like him control of the wheel seems like it would easily result in a show that's passionate, interesting, informative, and not hamstrung by kooky narrative antics.

doctornick11 days ago

There's tons of options for a season 2 and POTC would almost certainly be there. Obviously, it would depend on the ratings (how often it is viewed) but this certainly seems tailor made for an ongoing series given how it is such a cross-pollination of Disney, IP, parks and even sometimes movies thrown in. Seems like it would be Chapek's wet dream.