Thursday, February 23, 2006
Revisiting Inner Space
Monsanto's Adventure Thru Inner Space was a Disney Classic in every sense of the word, an attraction that has never lost its loyal fan base since it closed in 1986, even inspiring one savvy designer to rebuild the entire attraction in 3-D inside his computer in meticulous detail. (themightymicroscope.com)
It can easily be argued that the original attraction in todays world would be severely outdated and kitschy. Yet the concept of riding into the world of the atom still has the power to enthall.
Bringing back a freshly updated version of Adventure thru Inner Space is a win-win for everyone. Imagineers get to re-imagine the concept with current state of the art technology (effects enhancing onboard protective goggles anyone?), fans would have a massive attack of pure bliss, and a whole new generation of guests would finally get to know what the hallucinogenic buzz was all about as they float amongst molecules as big as Volkswagon Bugs.
As earlier mentioned, Disneyland's Tomorrowland certainly has the room for it. By scraping out the guts of 'Honey I Shrunk the Audience', an attraction that has well overstayed its welcome, designers would have more than enough room to re-arrange the Atom for future audiences.