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Magic Journeys
Magic Kingdom - Magic Journeys poster.jpg
Attraction Poster
Designer WED Enterprises
Attraction type 3-D Film
Theme The world through the eyes of a child
Music Makin' Memories and Magic Journeys
Ride duration 17 minutes
Directed by Murray Lerner
Sponsored by Kodak
EPCOT Center
Land Future World, Journey Into Imagination Pavilion
Opening date October 1, 1982
Closing date February 9, 1986
Replaced by Captain EO
Disneyland
Land Tomorrowland
Opening date June 16, 1984
Closing date January 1986
Replaced by Captain EO
Tokyo Disneyland
Land Tomorrowland
Opening date January 17, 1985
Closing date 1987
Replaced Eternal Seas
Replaced by Captain EO
Magic Kingdom
Land Fantasyland
Opening date December 15, 1987
Closing date December 1, 1993
Replaced Mickey Mouse Revue
Replaced by Legend of the Lion King

Magic Journeys was the first 3D movie created by Walt Disney Imagineering for a Disney theme park. This 3-D film was one of the opening attractions at EPCOT Center on October 1, 1982. It was directed by Murray Lerner and featured a song by Robert and Richard Sherman. Starting on June 16, 1984, it began its short run at Disneyland inside the new Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland. In January 1986, Disneyland closed the show and Walt Disney World followed suit on February 9 in order to make way for the new space adventure, Captain EO. Walt Disney World later moved the movie into the Fantasyland Theater inside the Magic Kingdom on December 15, 1987. It played there for 6 years until it closed on December 1, 1993. It was removed in order to make room for the Legend of the Lion King show.

Magic Journeys looked at the world through the eyes of a child. The film started with children running through a meadow and looking at clouds. Someone blew on a dandelion and the seeds then flew away, turning into stars and then turned into the sun. Next the kids were seen flying a kite at the beach. The kite then turned into a bird, a fish, a school of fish, a flock of birds, bird wings, a Pegasus, a horse and then finally into a merry-go-round. While the children rode the carousel, they began reaching for a brass ring spinning next to the carousel; it became a moon, a bat, a witch, a mask and finally into the Sphinx.

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Attraction facts

During the movie's run at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center, the short Makin' Memories was played before the movie started.

While the movie was played at the Fantasyland Theater at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the Disney short Working for Peanuts was used as the pre-show entertainment.

Soundtrack

The film's preshow song, "Makin' Memories" and the film's theme song, "Magic Journeys" can be found on the 1991 CD The Official Album of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Both songs and "One Little Spark" are all by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The entire film's audio track (17' 55") exists in a bootleg form in trading circles. It was recorded onto a cassette directly from the theater's soundboard.

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