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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. Mark also designed the Fountain of Nations in the Innoventions Plaza and the ones at Triton Gardens Disneyland. The company's address is:
    WET Enterprises, Inc. 90 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608

    In Triton Gardens at Disneyland, the fountains with the jets of water that fly over you are actually a special type. Using a water property called laminar flow, the water flows out of a smooth pipe very quickly, giving it a glass tube appearance. This effect can also be found in Epcot over in Florida outside the Imagination Pavillion.
    UPDATE: Sam J 19 NOV 99

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.
    REPORTED: 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
    CONFIRMED: Barbara Fett 06 MAY 00
  3. As "Journey Into Your Imagination" ends, Eric Idle (Nigel Channing) says something about ImageWorks. He states that now we can use our imaginations, and you hear Figment's voice say "Can they imagine too?" Indeed this little saying by Figment was taken from the original "Journey Into Imagination", before Dreamfinder retired.
    REPORTED: Lorne 23 OCT 99
  4. Muppet Vision 3-D is the only 3-D attraction at the Walt Disney World resort that the 3-D glasses are actually called 3-D glasses. At It's tough to be a Bug they are called Bug Eyes, at Honey, I Shrunk the Audience they are called Safety Goggles.
    REPORTED: joey 11 MAY 01
  5. Having worked at Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, I saw the film sometimes a dozen times a day. There are at least thirty major bloopers in it. The reason is because they shot it to look like it was done in one take. And, before new management took over, we were rivaling Jungle Cruise in ad-libbing.
    REPORTED: EPCOTgirl 04 OCT 00
  6. 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
    I've gone on this ride two times. The first time I got the "plastic tube" mice. That time I held my feet on the seet until the mice were gone. I just came back from Disney last week and the mice changed. Even with my feet up I could still feel them. Instead of running on the floor, they launch at you which doesn't make it realistic. The old way was better.
    UPDATE: Chris 05 MAR 01
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 Your Imagination

  1. Closed until September 2002

Image Works

  1. Closed until September 2002

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