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Fun Facts of Journey Into Imagination

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Imagination's Fountain

  1. Mark Fuller, a former Walt Disney Imagineer, was responsible for the design of these fountains. Mark has since formed his own company dedicated to fountain design, WET (Water Entertainment Technologies) Enterprises, Inc., and he may be able to provide you with the information you are requesting. Mark also designed the Fountain of Nations in the Innoventions Plaza. The company's address is:
    WET Enterprises, Inc. 90 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608

Honey, I Shrunk the Audience

  1. All of the Disney 3D Adventure Shows, such as Muppet Vision 4D, and Honey I Shrunk the Audience, It's Tough To Be A Bug, as well as the since past show Magic Journeys all use the same principle of presentation. Unlike normal 3D show (red/blue lenses) these film use a process of reverse polorization every other frame. The clear glasses are reversed polorized which allow your eyes to detect the difference of angle between the two frames - this method is cheap for filming, and it can be added after filming is done. It also adds a higher degree of control on the 3D effects.
    Kenneth Klingensmith 25 JUN 98
  2. We can safely say, that Eric Idle has safely been cast as the head of the Institute, safely.
    REPORTED: John & Melanie Emmons 17 SEP 96
  3. The coolest effect of the show is the mice running around everyone's feet. It's a screamer. The effect comes from a plastic tube that come out from the bottom of your seat, and wiggles around at your legs. They're supposed to retract when they're done, but I've noticed some of them get stuck out. You can see them as you come in or out. And if you've noticed, it's programmed so that the mice run around in waves, like they're at the front of the audience, then they run toward the back corner, etc.
    REPORTED: Robert Patrick Steere 19 NOV 95
    A small plastic tube does come out of the bottom of your seat when the mice are running towards the audience. It comes from a hole at the front edge of the seat near your knees.
    CONFIRMED: Sam Backer 28 JAN 96
    CONFIRMED: Erika Ely 07 JAN 97
  4. The 'mouse' that gets cloned in the "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience" show is actually an albino rat, not a mouse. It's far too big to be a mouse, and, being familiar with rats, I can say that they'd be a lot friendlier and more well behaved on the set when they were originally recording the show!
    REPORTED: Nightlyre 16 DEC 98
  5. I just got back from my first trip. I'm wondering why the waiting area for the "Honey I Shrunk the Audience" includes a mural of Clara Barton. Everything else about the attraction is science-related. Clara was a great person, but definitely not a scientist! Any ideas?
    REPORTED: Kathryn Gregorio 07 FEB 96
    We asked a Cast Member about the photos on the wall. She told us that those represented were not just "mechanical" inventors, but those who came up with good ideas. Clara Barton founded the Red Cross. She also told us that they change the pictures every so often.
    UPDATED: John & Melanie Emmons 17 SEP 96
  6. Imagination was the only ride at the time (February-April 1989) where the cars moved but the loading platform did not (i.e. Spaceship Earth, World of Motion, Or Horizons). The reason for this is rather complicated. When the cars enter the blimp scene, they are coupled in groups of 4. Since the turntable that the blimp is on constantly moves, the cars have to either speed up or slow down to enter at the right time. Thats why the ride seems to slow down and speed up for no apparent reason during the entire ride. There was no other way to design it. Cast Members were put through a 5 day orientation period where we learned all the spiels, as well as everything about the attraction including all the fire exits in the ride (there are lots)
    REPORTED: Jbd114 27 MAR 98
  7. While in que for "Honey I Shrunk the Audience", there was a slide show presented by Kodak. The show's music was Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" and the slides projected were different colorful pictures and inpersational phrases. Now, Phil Collins remastered the song and whenever I hear it, I think of the slide show.
    REPORTED: Kauker 02 JAN 99
    REPORTED: Jenu 02 JAN 99

Journey into Imagination

Phsst: Fun Facts

Will reopen in September 2002 as something new.

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Phsst: Fun Facts

Will reopen in September 2002 as something new.

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  1. For those who regret the redesign of Journey Into Imagination, there's a bit of nostalgia in the new MouseGear shop. Dreamfinder's "Dreamcatcher" vehicle, minus the tartan "dreambag" and balloon, is on display near the ceiling over the area where they display the picture frames and photo albums. If only it was back where it belongs!!
    Chris Callac 03 JAN 00

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