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Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
Disneyland-HoneyShrunkAud-sign.jpg
Entrance
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Attraction type Interactive 3-D film
Theme Inventor of the Year awards
Hosted by Eric Idle (Dr. Nigel Channing)
Ride duration 23 minutes
Replaced Captain EO
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Sponsored by Kodak
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
Epcot
Land Future World, Imagination! Pavilion
Opening date November 21, 1994
Sponsored by Kodak
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
Disneyland
Land Tomorrowland
Opening date May 22, 1998
Closing date January 4, 2010
Replaced by Captain EO Tribute
Sponsored by Kodak
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience at EuroDisney.JPG
Disneyland Park Paris
Land Discoveryland
Opening date March 28, 1999
Sponsored by Kodak
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
MicroAdventure!
Tokyo Disneyland
Land Tomorrowland
Opening date April 15, 1997
Closing date June 15, 2010
Replaced by Captain EO
Sponsored by Japan Credit Bureau

Honey, I Shrunk The Audience! was a 3-D film at several Disney theme parks themed to the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids film series. It first opened at Epcot's Imagination Pavilion in 1994, Disneyland in 1998, and Disneyland Paris in 1999. It also opened at Tokyo Disneyland in 1997 under the name MicroAdventure!. The Disneyland version showed its last performance at midnight on January 4, 2010, to make way for the return of Captain EO in February 2010.[1] The Tokyo version of the show will be closed on June 15, 2010 to make way for the return of Captain EO.

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Synopsis

Viewers enter the Imagination Institute's theater for the Inventor of the Year Award Ceremony, in which professor Wayne Szalinski is receiving the award. Attendees are asked to don their "safety goggles" in preparation for the scientific demonstrations. The show opens with the crew of the show searching for Wayne, when he suddenly flies on stage miniaturized and in a transportation device called a Hoverpod.

He accidentally drops the control box and sends the machine flying off behind the stage out of control. The Hoverpod comes back and destroys the neon Imagination Institute "Inventor of the Year" sign over the audience (at first only some letters are knocked out, leaving "NERD" spelled diagonally).

Wayne's son Nick demonstrates some of his father's other inventions to kill time while the crew searches for Wayne. This does not go smoothly, and the audience ends up screaming with loose mice running under their seats and a holographic "Holo-Pet" lion in their faces. While the demonstrations go awry, Wayne manages to use his shrinking machine to return himself back to normal size. He brings out the machine to demonstrate its uses by shrinking a family's luggage, saving space and money when traveling.

Unfortunately, the machine goes out of control and shrinks the audience (plus Nick, who pushes Dr. Channing out of the way of the machine's electro-beam). The viewers are antagonized by obstacles such as Wayne's youngest son Adam taking a picture of the audience with a blinding flash and picking up the theater to "show the little people to Mommy." (The whole room literally is lifted right off its construction for a minute or two before Channing persuades Adam to put the theater back where he found it.) Then Nick's python Gigabyte, much larger than the miniature audience, nearly eats the audience, as Gigabyte was not fed just yet that day. Quark, the Szalinski's dog, then chases Gigabyte away with a few barks. Luckily, Wayne fixes the machine just in the nick of time and returns the audience back to normal size, but Quark is momentarily affected by the beam and then runs backstage out of sight.

Wayne accepts his award and begins his speech, but he is interrupted by Nick warning of a "big, humongous problem." The now giant Quark walks out onto the stage and the curtain closes while viewers hear the Imagination Institute's crew trying to stop the dog from crushing the place. Quark then finds his way through the curtains and sneezes on the audience for the finale. As the audience leaves, they can hear the commotion from backstage continue.

Facts

  • The ride was Sponsored by Kodak.
  • The movie was presented in 3D by using polarized glasses and projectors.
  • The entire audience is on a platform that moves up to four inches high during the presentation to simulate the theater moving and the floor shaking (when Adam Szalinski picks up the theater).
  • Eric Idle's character reacts with fear and disgust when Nick announces his pet python, an in-joke referring to Idle's history with Monty Python.
  • Despite Adam claiming Photon is his mouse, it and all its duplicates are white rats, used due to their greater size and visibility.
  • The sound effect used for the shrinking machine when used to enlarge Professor Szalinski (the first time it is used in the show) is the same sound effect that is used in Captain EO as the noise his space ship makes when he leaves the planet with his crew at the end of the show.
  • Kristie Smithers, a character in the show, asks "Shouldn't we wait for Professor Szalinski?". This is a direct reference to the film Honey, I Blew Up the Kid in which a scientist asks "Shouldn't we wait for Szalinski?"
  • Hugh Allison who founded The Yellowchair Performance Experience, worked on this attraction in Paris for six months.
  • One of the actors on the balcony along the top of the screen accidentally hit his leg during the last two minutes of the film. Once you are back to normal size, anyone who focuses on the two of them will notice this, and the way that he limps off.
  • The popular song True Colors was played as part of the preshow film as an advertisement for Kodak. In Epcot, the song was sung by two unknown artists. In the Disneyland Resort Paris version, it was sung by Cyndi Lauper.[2]

Credits and cast

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Production credits

See also

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Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
Entrance
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Attraction type Interactive 3-D film
Theme Inventor of the Year awards
Hosted by Dr. Nigel Channing
Ride duration 23 minutes
Replaced Captain EO
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Sponsored by Kodak
Epcot
Land Future World, Imagination! Pavilion
Opening date November 21, 1994
Sponsored by Kodak
Wheelchair accessible
Disneyland
Land Tomorrowland
Opening date May 22, 1998
Sponsored by Kodak
Wheelchair accessible
Disneyland Park Paris
Land Discoveryland
Opening date March 28, 1999
Sponsored by Kodak
MicroAdventure!
Tokyo Disneyland
Land Tomorrowland
Opening date April 15, 1997
Sponsored by Japan Credit Bureau

Honey, I Shrunk The Audience! is a 3-D film at several Disney theme parks themed to the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids film series. It first opened at Epcot's Imagination Pavilion in 1994, Disneyland in 1998, and Disneyland Paris in 1999. It also opened at Tokyo Disneyland in 1997 under the name MicroAdventure!

Contents

Story

Viewers enter the Imagination Institute's theater for the Inventor of the Year Award Ceremony, in which professor Wayne Szalinski is receiving the award. Attendees are asked to don their "safety goggles" in preparation for the scientific demonstrations. The show opens with the crew of the show searching for Wayne, when he suddenly flies on stage miniaturized and in a transportation device called a Hoverpod.

He accidentally drops the control box and sends the machine flying off behind the stage out of control. The Hoverpod comes back and destroys the neon Imagination Institute "Inventor of the Year" sign over the audience (at first only some letters are knocked out, leaving "NERD" spelled diagonally).

Wayne's son Nick demonstrates some of his father's other inventions to kill time while the crew searches for Wayne. This does not go smoothly, and the audience ends up screaming with loose mice running under their seats and a holographic "Holo-Pet" lion in their faces. While the demonstrations go awry, Wayne manages to use his shrinking machine to return himself back to normal size. He brings out the machine to demonstrate its uses by shrinking a family's luggage, saving space when traveling.

Unfortunately, the machine goes out of control and shrinks the audience (plus Nick). The viewers are antagonized by obstacles such as Wayne's younger son Adam taking a picture of the audience with a blinding flash and picking up the theater to "show the little people to Mommy." Then Nick's python Gigabyte, much larger than the miniature audience, nearly eats the theater. Quark, the Szalinski's dog, then chases Gigabyte away. Luckily, Wayne fixes the machine and returns the audience back to normal size, but Quark is momentarily affected by the enlarging ray and then runs backstage out of sight.

Wayne accepts his award and begins his speech, but he is interrupted by Nick warning of a "big problem." The now giant Quark walks out onto the stage and the curtain closes while viewers hear the Imagination Institute's crew trying to stop the dog from crushing the theater. Quark then finds his way through the curtains and sneezes on the audience for the finale. As the audience leaves, they can hear the commotion from backstage continue.

Facts

  • Sponsored by Kodak.
  • The movie is presented in 3D by using polarized glasses and projectors.
  • The entire audience is on a platform that moves up to four inches high during the presentation to simulate the theater moving and the floor shaking.
  • This attraction is often abbreviated by its Cast Members as HISTA. In the Disneyland park in Anaheim, they refer to each other as Histaceans.
  • The attraction can cause discontent for guests at the nearby Disney's Hollywood Studios Park, where guests looking for the movie may end up at the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" playground; a play area for children featuring over sized objects to create the feel of being shrunk. Because of this, Cast Members are advised to ask if guests are looking for the playground when somebody asks where "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" is.
  • Eric Idle's character reacts with fear and disgust when Nick announces his pet python. Idle, of course, became famous as a different sort of Python.
  • Despite Adam claiming Photon is his mouse, it and all its duplicates are white rats, used due to their greater size and visibility.
  • The sound effect used for the shrinking machine when used to enlarge Professor Szalinski (the first time it is used in the show) is the same sound effect that is used in Captain EO as the noise his space ship makes when he leaves the planet with his crew at the end of the show.
  • Kristie Smithers, a character in the show, asks "Shouldn't we wait for Professor Szalinski?". This is a direct reference to the film Honey, I Blew Up the Kid in which a scientist asks "Shouldn't we wait for Szalinski?"
  • Hugh Allison who founded The Yellowchair Performance Experience, worked on this attraction in Paris for six months.
  • One of the actors on the balcony along the top of the screen accidentally hit his leg during the last two minutes of the film. Once you are back to normal size, anyone who focuses on the two of them will notice this, and the way that he limps off.
  • Although the section explaining this is no longer in the pre-show of all the parks, the equipment on the head of some of the extras is supposed to be filming the show for the World News Network, hence whatever is on the smaller (non 3-Dimensional) screen to the side of the main screen is supposed to have been filmed from one of these head cams. On occasion these two screens do differ in details however, such as towards the end, when Adam Szalinski is wearing the full safety glasses in the main screen, but just the frames in the sub-screen.
  • The popular song True Colors was played as part of the preshow film as an advertisement for Kodak. In Epcot, the song was sung by two unknown artists. In the Disneyland Resort Paris version, it was sung by Cyndi Lauper. Template:Fact

Credits and cast

Cast

Production credits

References

See also

External links

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