Honey I Shrunk the
Honey I Shrunk the Audience opened in Discoveryland
at Disneyland Paris on March 28th, 1999, and was previewed in
two television adverts.
The first advert, which aired in the United Kingdom,
featured a family trying to not to wake their giant dog, whilst
the second advert, which only aired in France, featured a similar
family being chased by a cat that's playing with a ball of string
The attraction itself is very similar in arrangement
to the attraction with the same name at Walt Disney World, and
like the Floridian version, the Disneyland Paris attraction is
also sponsored by Kodak.
At the ceremony of the Inventor of the Year, the
famous Professor Szalinski must present his shrinking and enlarging
machine to the assembled allumni from the Imagination Institute.
Inadvertently, the machine is pointed at the audience! In just
one split second, the room is reduced to the size of a shoebox
and the audience to the size of mice! The plot thickens when Adam,
the inventor's youngest son, picks up the auditorium like a new
The attraction itself kicks off with a pre-show in
a smallish ante-chamber with standing room only. The pre-show
features a number of photographs projected from multiple cameras
onto a screen, with one photograph fading out as the next fades
in at different positions on the screen. This is backed up with
the theme song "True Colours", written by Tom Kelley
and Billy Steinberg and sung by Cyndi Lauper. A pre-show sequence
that will be very familiar to anyone that's been through the Walt
Disney World version of the attraction.
To celebrate the opening of "Honey, I Shrunk the
Audience", the Disneyland Paris theme park ran a special offer
including accommodation in one of the Disneyland Paris hotels,
Theme Park entry tickets, plus exclusive presents such as souvenir
watches and a special certificate of the new attraction. This
3 night/4 day minimum stay included:
- Three nights at the Sequoia Lodge, Newport Bay
Club, Hotel New York or Disneyland Hotel.
- Four days in the Park
- Three souvenir watches per room, especially designed for the
opening of the attraction
- One certificate per room proving that you have been "shrunk
at Disneyland Paris"
The package, which is available from 28/03/99 to
15/07/99 and from 12/09/99 to 31/10/99 cost from £194 per adult*
and £60 per child* (3 to 11 years inclusive), reliant on two adults
and two children sharing the same room.