Watched the sixth final episode of The Imagineering Story (hopefully with more seasons to come). This one focused (hard) on Shanghai Disney. Technically and artistically , it’s pretty amazing. While the show sort of just glides around the issues, knowing that the Chinese government dictates terms to American corporations, be it the NBA or the jacket Maverick will wear in a film about the U.S. military (co-funded by Tencent Pictures), it makes seize of the park feel like a real concession (especially some of the key Walt Disney items). Still, their Park looks amazing (except the castle). I’d love to ride their Pirates experience.
Second half of the episode focused on the new hotness, Pandora and Galaxy’s Edge. They go more into Rise than I’d like, since I hoped to go in a bit more blind next month, but the technology is just amazing these days.
All in all, a great series. Very informative, relatively in-depth, and you know you are only scratching the surface. Gave me a real appreciation for their international efforts.