Posts Tagged ‘Innoventions’

Hurricane to “Hit” Epcot

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

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.

Medical innoventions

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

A new “What’s in Your Head” exhibit in Disneyland’s Innoventions performs real-time full-skull scans of guests. The scans are displayed on a screen, along with tentative diagnosis from a fully automated computerized medical expert system. It is hoped that, in the future, everyone’s medical needs will be met by hyper-accurate unattended medical examination devices at Disney theme parks.

Innoventions real-time brain scan

(Much thanks to our Official DisneyLies Photo Correspondent for this photo of her own scan!)


Friday, April 18th, 2008

As part of the new House of the Future exhibit in Innoventions, a number of high-tech and speculative vehicles will be on display in the Garage of Tomorrow. Our Official DisneyLies Photo Correspondent happened to catch a glimpse of one of those vehicles — the Honda Hovercycle — as it was being installed.

Disneyland Innoventions Honda Hovercycle

I hope they’ll let guests take it for a spin!