Honey I Shrunk the
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||Must see attraction with 3d
effect film show and some interactive components.
The Honey I Shrunk the Audience attraction at Epcot
first opened on November 21, 1994, sponsored by Kodak.
Of all the pre-shows this one has to be my own personal
favourite. The pre-show is held in a smallish room that slopes
gently down from one end to the other (you enter at the higher
end near the upper end of the side wall. There's a giant screen
at the lower end, whilst all along the wall to the left of the
screen (directly in front of you as you enter the room) are the
doors into the main show itself.
The pre-show sequence involves a very carefully and
well coreographed montage of projected photographs that fade into
and out of view, overlapping each other in a continual sequence
of images, while in the background the haunting melody of Cindi
Lauper's "True Colours" plays.
Honey I Shrunk the Audience begins as the formal presentation
of the Scientist of the Year award to the guy that "shrunk the
kids" and "blew up the kid". After demonstrating some of this
other work there's an accident and the shinking machine gets turned
on the audience.
The shows effects are excellent, and are emphasised
by the clever use of 3-d imagery, viewed through some "protective
safety goggles" (3-d glasses). Having said that however,
there are a few suprises in store which really make this attractions
one of the best in Epcot.
Be aware that there are some frightening snake and
lion 3-D effects that you might want to warn your children about
in advance. Also, since this is a full-sensory attraction, you'll
experience more than just 3-D visuals.
Overall HISTA is an excellent attraction with a few
suprises, and is well complimented by the pre-show.