Hurricane to “Hit” Epcot

Later this year, a new attraction in Epcot’s Innoventions will show guests exactly how it would feel to survive a devastating hurricane. When “Hurricane Goofy” strikes, guests will be subjected chest-crushing winds, rain that feels like bullets, and debris screaming through the air fast enough to be driven through the trunk of a tree. At one point, the hurricane will strike a junk yard and guests will see a Boeing 747 spontaneously assembled by the unpredictable winds.

Young children (and any guests weighing less than 250 pounds) will be lashed in place to avoid being uncomfortably thrown about the room (which, during play testing, was found to be unnervingly disorienting).

It is expected that this attraction will be most popular with guests who are not from coastal Florida. Should a real hurricane hit Walt Disney World during operating hours, performances of this attraction will be held outdoors.

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