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  1. There is a VIP Lounge in this attraction.
  2. From the Epcot Field Guide: The geodesic gold dome covers 50,000 square feet, is 250 feet in diameter, and is 60 feet tall.
    REPORTED: Melanie Emmons 13 JUL 96
  3. From the Epcot Field Guide: The 75-foot tower in front of the pavilion is an artistic representation of a DNA molecule. A human who would accommodate a 65-foot DNA molecule would stand millions of miles high!
    REPORTED: Melanie Emmons 13 JUL 96
  4. The DNA Tower at the entrance to Epcot Wonders of Life pavilion is 5.5 billion times actual size -- just the right size for a human 6 million miles tall.
    REPORTED: Jason Dixon 23 NOV 99
    From the Epcot Field Guide: The Wonders of Life is enclosed in a 100,000 square foot geodesic dome. The attraction cost $100 million!
    UPDATE: Todd D. McCartney 13 APR 94
  5. At the Wonders of Life building sometimes here is a small remote controlled blimp flying around inside the building. The blimp is controlled by a cast member by the entrance of the builing and cost about $15,000 dollar.
    CONFIRMED: Nathan Jones 13 JUL 97
    The blimps are sold in many "SkyMall" catalogs on airlines for about $100, NOT $15000 as somebody reported.
    WISHFUL THINKING: some guy 14 MAR 01
  6. Every day a little after 2 PM the Wonders of Life Pavilion has " The Child of the Day". A cast member randomly chooses a child between ages 3 and 12 to get a real VIP Treatment. The Child is backdoored into coaches corner, and the taken with their family to the VIP lounge. There they get a special Wonders of Life pin, a one on one visit with Goofy, and free beverages for the whole family. The whole group is then backdoored on to Body Wars.
    REPORTED: anon 08 OCT 97
  7. The music that is channeled through the entire Wonders of Life pavilion can be found on Ray Lynch's album "Deep Breakfast."
    REPORTED: Paul Smith 16 FEB 96
    You should note that Ray Lynch is not the only music contributor for Wonders of Life at Disney. I heard other musics at WOL. Some include "Behind The WaterFall" by Lanz, "Wild Kids" by Dave Benoit, and "Grasslands" by Check Field (I think this is played at The Land pavilion). I know there are more songs played there. Can anybody list them all? Does Disney carry a "musical selection sheet" for WOL like that do for the France Attraction?
    UPDATE: Arun Krishnamurthy 05 MAY 01 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  8. Located at the back of the Wonders of Life pavilion, this door leads to the Met Life VIP lounge. To the left is a control pad. When acceess is granted, the door slides open.
    REPORTED: Peter Stepniewicz 16 JAN 98 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  9. In the Met Life VIP lounge, there are touch screens which allow you to control these cameras, located around the pavilion, and look around.
    REPORTED: Peter Stepniewicz 16 JAN 98 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  10. The back wall of Wonders of Life and behind the one-way mirrors is the Met Life VIP lounge. If you look closely, sometimes the lights inside are visible.
    REPORTED: Peter Stepniewicz 16 JAN 98

"The Making Of Me"

  1. In the film, "The Making Of Me", Martin Short's "parents" go to see "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" but leave the theater for the baby's safety. The poster is clearly visible as they leave the theater.
    REPORTED: Dan Amrich 24 SEP 95
  2. This is a hard secret but if you look closely at the father in the Making of Me, Martin Short is also the father as well as the son
    REPORTED: anon 12 MAR 98
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98

Body Wars

  1. Rick Moranis makes a cameo in the preshow video. He appears briefly in character from 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids' in the video that explains the loading and unloading of the ride. His "gadget hat" is also seen being stowed underneath his seat.
    REPORTED: anon 26 APR 97
    CONFIRMED: Peter Stepniewicz 18 OCT 97
  2. The preshow has a bunch of people walking into the ride where they show to buckle up and stash things under the seat. One of the ladies walking into the ride is carrying a bag with Mickey Mouse on it, and then when you are actually sitting down in the ride and they show the stuff being stashed, there is a different bag with Mickey Mouse on it being placed underneath the seat.
    REPORTED: Scott Baker 03 MAR 96
    That's because it's two different people; the first person is a woman and the second is a child. I only noticed it this past trip.
    CLARIFICATION: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
  3. In the pre show (the safety show) in Body Wars, there is a hidden Figment! There is a kid wearing a Figment hat.
    REPORTED: Steve Bazemore 03 JUL 97
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 25 SEP 98
  4. The female scientist that is "swimming" outside the craft and eventually has to enter the craft is none other than Oscar-nominated actress Elizabeth Shue.
    REPORTED: Bob Patterson 10 MAR 97
    CONFIRMED: anon 26 JUN 97
    CONFIRMED: Pete Farris 08 DEC 97
  5. To see more of Captain Braddok, the pilot of the craft in the attraction, check out the movie Black Sheep, starring Chris Farley and David Spade. It has him casted as governor Mike Donnely.
    REPORTED: Derrick Rottler 17 MAR 97
    One other note about the pilot of the Body Wars vehicle: He also appeared in the movie Animal House. I believe his name was "otter" in that movie, and he was one of the beer guzzling, women chg frat members. Not exactly the guy I want to trust my life with in inner-space!
    CONFIRMED: Kyle Madorin 31 MAR 97
    The pilot of the ship is the one and only.... Tim Matheson. He is in the movie "Black Sheep" as Governor Donnely. He is also in the movies "A very Brady Sequel" as Mrs. Bradys EX husband, Roy Martin and in the movie "Twilite Man" as Jordan Cooper. He's in lots of other movies too.
    CONFIRMED: Steve Bazemore 08 AUG 97
    CONFIRMED: Pete Farris 08 DEC 97
  6. Leonard Nimoy was the director of the "Body Wars" thrill ride movie.
    REPORTED: Pete Farris 08 DEC 97
  7. If, on Body Wars, they tell you your simulator is delayed due to a "lost and found" item, it is most likley someones lunch. We were told this is why there was a wait, but a cast member told the man in front of me someone threw up.
    REPORTED: Ron D'Anna 16 MAR 98

Cranium Command

  1. In the preshow, just before the infamous "Where do you think you are?" comment, the General discusses the brain. He says, "We've had some successes... (pictures of Einstein et al. flash on screen)... and some failures... (Ernest's picture appears)..." Of course, the General is voiced by none other than Ernest himself, the late Jim Varney.
    REPORTED: Jason Gallagher 15 FEB 00
    CONFIRMED: Benjamin Geiger 10 NOV 00
  2. In the Pre-show, when the head of the boy is on the conveyer belt being taken to the body, the head in front of him is the girl he falls in love with.
    REPORTED: Sean Boundy 25 JAN 99
  3. The Little Mermaid is one of the objects that gets dumped into the boys head in the pre-show.
    REPORTED: Loren & Brenda Knutson 07 MAR 94
    CONFIRMED: Kathy Nicklas-Varraso 22 MAY 94

    CONFIRMED: Kathryn Walker 14 JAN 97
    CONFIRMED: anon 20 JUN 97
    In the pre-show for Cranium Command, one thing I noticed being dropped into the boys head was a picture of Ariel from the Little Mermaid. I thought that was really cute!
    CONFIRMED: Jennifer 04 AUG 99
  4. In Cranium Command they used to ask you if you thought you were at Disney World. That was one of the funniest things but they changed it last time I went
    REPORTED: Matt 18 MAR 99
    The Commando Guy looks at the audience and says "What are ya standin' around for. Where da ya think you are Disney World?" Why yes we do!!!!!!
    CONFIRMED: Jennifer 04 AUG 99
    In Cranium Command, the General still says "Were do you think you are, Disney World?"
    UPDATE: anon 15 JUL 00
  5. The little sister's bag when shown when going down the stairs has Minnie Mouse on it.
    REPORTED: anon 30 SEP 97
  6. There is also an Oscar in the bottom right of the school's trophy case at the end of the show.
    REPORTED: anon 30 SEP 97

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