Episode 5 of The Imagineering Story – “A Carousel of Progress” Premieres on Disney+ This Friday

Ready to head back into “The Imagineering Story”? The docu-series’ fifth episode, “A Carousel of Progress,” premieres on Disney+ this Friday, December 6th.

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Here’s how Disney+ describes the fifth installment in the series:

Bob Iger returns Imagineering to the foundation of Disney DNA – quality wins out. He modernizes the formula. By strategically investing in creative content, international expansion and new technology, he empowers the Imagineers to plus the existing parks worldwide, especially the recent ones that fell short of expectations. After a decade, the parks never looked better.

While the makers of the documentary have promised to make this series as “real” and honest as possible, we’ll have to wait and see how this narrative plays out in these pivotal last episodes.

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From the preview stills, it seems we’ll get to see some footage on the making of Haunted Mansion Holiday in Disneyland, where Imagineer Kim Irvine reprised her mother Leota Toombs’ role as the attraction’s infamous medium.


“The Imagineering Story” as the title suggests, takes a look at the history of Walt Disney Imagineering. Our own Tom Corless said about the show:

Yes, The Imagineering Story will undoubtedly tell you things that you already knew as a hardcore fan, but there is enough in the way of glorious visuals, never-before-seen footage, and appearances from those who created this magical thing we love so much, that you will be enthralled every moment of the first episode.

If you’re looking to hear our thoughts on each episode and share your own ideas, don’t miss out on our fun watch-alongs, where Tom and a selection of WDWNT staff get together and give their insight on each episode in live YouTube sessions.

You can check out our last episode, where we covered Episodes 2 and 3 of “The Imagineering Story” in the video below:


Want more about Disney+? Check out our reviews on such Disney+ orignals as Noelle, the Lady and the Tramp remake, as well as series like “The Mandalorian,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Forky Asks a Question” and “Pixar in Real Life,” and Pixar SparkShorts’ “Float!”

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  1. Can we make a request for a Disney Imagineering story, to be published… I would really like to see the story behind Disney’s railroads… how and why they were made/and how they have been improved in the years since they were first completed. Also touching on the fact and exploring why are the trains done using real stream engines (I believe), as opposed to a fake train, Including any interesting facts about the Railroads as well.

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