Disney+ Hotstar will premiere all episodes of its newest original series Behind the Attraction on Friday, July 16. The 10-part series, narrated by Paget Brewster, gives viewers an exclusive peek ‘behind the curtain’ of the most beloved attractions and destinations at Disney Parks and Resorts around the world.
Streaming all episodes at once, the original series is Executive Produced by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions banner. Directed by Brian Volk-Weiss (The Toys That Made Us), Behind the Attraction delves into Disney Parks’ rich, amazing history.
Disney attractions around the world have long been enchanting visitors in magical ways for generations. Using archival and never-before-seen footage and photographs, the series unveils how the attractions came to be and how they have been refined over the years as new ideas surface and technology evolves.
Interestingly, Disney attractions have also inspired films. Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrowland and Haunted Mansion are just some of the attractions that have inspired films. This July, Disney’s latest, Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson, becomes the latest Disney ride to make the leap to the big screen.
Jungle Cruise has been a mainstay Disney Parks attraction since it debuted in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland Park. Behind the Attraction will not reveal how the ride came to be but also other iconic attractions such as “it’s a small world” to the Haunted Mansion to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Hear the unique story behind each Castle at the Parks and learn how Disney Imagineers designed and built them and discover the intricacies of the transportation systems at each park, and how the iconic Disneyland Hotel came to be. The series will feature rare interviews with Walt Disney as well as Disney Legends and dozens of past and present.
All 10 episodes of Behind the Attraction will be available to stream on Friday, July 16 on Disney+ Hotstar.