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Disney attraction will feature Tahoe

Interested in seeing Lake Tahoe’s sparkling views through the eyes of a helicopter pilot?

Well, you can. And soon.

A production company with Walt Disney is in the process of building an IMAX 80-foot screen theater as an added attraction at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, Calif. Helicopters have been zooming around the Tahoe City and Homewood area the past few days capturing footage for the attraction.



“We’re taking all the scenic marvels of California and putting them into a new attraction,” said Terry Wyner with Lake Tahoe Productions. Wyner often organizes local filming with out-of-town producers.

The goal of the new theater is to simulate a helicopter ride with moving seats and soft breezes.




“Your chair will move slightly and a breeze will be blowing through your hair,” Wyner said.

After filming in Tahoe, the producers will move to San Francisco for footage of the Golden Gate Bridge and then on to the Napa Valley and the wine country. Scuba diving will also be featured in this new attraction.

“We have one of the best helicopter cinema photographers in the world up here,” Wyner said. “There’s no way to even view the footage yet because the theater hasn’t been built yet.”

Steve Nicolaidies, the producer, has also produced the film “Misery” based on Stephen King’s novel.


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