The new season of “Behind the Attraction” deconstructs more Disney rides
The executive producer you mentioned is also responsible for the Netflix series “The Toys That Made Us” and “The Movies That Made Us,” that very much carry the same tone and style of presentation. I like you was put off by some of it in the first series, but found enough interesting stuff to kind of look past it. However, my wife loved the series, and was a little bored with “The Imagineering Story,” which I thought was brilliant. My wife also doesn’t like to have EVERY Disney secret revealed, where as I want to know everything I can find out about creation, construction and operation. So I guess that’s the big separator: I think “Behind The Attraction” is great way to show a layperson how truly amazing and innovative the attractions they enjoy are without getting too much in the weeds, which is where we enthusiasts love to lurk 😀!
Hey Arthur! Lighten up! It's a fun show about a fun topic. I'm just thankful Disney is making shows about the parks.
Very much looking forward to the new season!
That humor style is a Brian Volk-Weiss signature. He also created the fantastic "The Toys That Made Us" and "The Movies That Made Us" docu-series on Netflix. It didn't bother me much with this doc as I was already used to the style from those two series. I agree though it perhaps works better with broader subject matter.
Yep - 95% of the audience are short attention span watchers with the remote firmly in hand! They tailored the presentation to keep them aboard. The 5% enthusiasts (probably even less) that want "just the facts" are not really considered. Just the way it is.
This is so interesting to me because I am that said short attention-span crowd and it was perfect for me hahaha! That said, I fully know where you're coming from — The Imagineering Story is brilliant and other documentaries with more serious tone offer so much, but I often (personally!!) find myself unable to focus on them. For me, the laid back, casual, goofy tone just dials up the wow factor of Behind The Attraction's rare access and heightens how they pulled off a series you wouldn't expect Disney to be on board with! Love the newsletter!
Couldn't agree more! I love the content and history and I wish the graphic/joke-heavy format wouldn't get in the way as much.