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  • [Question] What attraction was this?

    So I got discussing on the Celebrity sightings, and in the fall of 1991 (Sept or October). I went on a Disneyland weekend, stayed at the Hilton, it was great.

    Anyhow, my question is that we saw Wierd Al Yankovic on an attaction and now Im trying to remember which one it was. He was in the row right behind us.
    I am 100% it was not Star Tours, and Im 100% certain about the time of year and year.


    Here is the scene, kind of a movie theatre, you sat in a room and I believe the room might of been rounded and maybe it moved or the screen moved? Cant remember for sure. The Room had maybe 10-20 rows, but the seats were kind of high backs. I believe it was in tommorowland.

    What was this?

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    Re: What attraction was this?

    The Magic Eye theater? Where Captain EO once played and now Honey I Shrunk the Audience now plays (though it will be replaced by Monsters, Inc. Laughing Floor)? Were you wearing 3-D goggles?

    Or could it have been the Carousel of Progress, or America Sings, which occupied the same building after Carousel of Progress ended? That building is occupied by Innoventions now. The entire building rotated around 4 different stages that stayed still (although the 4th stage in Carousel of Progress was an escalator that you went up to view the city of the future model).

    There was also Rocket to the Moon/Mission to Mars, which had round theaters, you sat in the round facing other guests on the other side, and there were screens on the ceiling and floor, and they showed films which simulated the top and bottom views of what it would look like if you were inside a rocket and were taking off into space. The seats you were sitting on inflated and deflated at certain times during the ride to simulate the effects of the G-forces.

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      Re: What attraction was this?

      I bet it was Mission to Mars. Check Yesterland.
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      • #4
        Re: What attraction was this?

        Not sure on the 3D glasses, maybe? That is sort of sounding familiar.

        Wasnt America sings gone by then?

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          Re: What attraction was this?

          Zoe Necrosis
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          Potter Day Lite: Spring 2013!

          http://potterday.org

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            Re: What attraction was this?

            That was it!!!
            It is funny, I just saw that same picture on a google search, I went to Yesterland but they dont have a write up or photos on that but the dates fit, so I went to google and did a search and saw that exact same photo, that is it.

            Perhaps tonight I can get some sleep!!!

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              Re: What attraction was this?

              Originally posted by passholder View Post
              That was it!!!
              It is funny, I just saw that same picture on a google search, I went to Yesterland but they dont have a write up or photos on that but the dates fit, so I went to google and did a search and saw that exact same photo, that is it.

              Perhaps tonight I can get some sleep!!!
              They don't have a separate article. It is part of the "Rocket to the Moon" article since that is what it evolved from.
              .

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              • #8
                Re: What attraction was this?

                They discuss Rocket to the Moon, Flight to the Moon, Mission to Mars, and Redd Rocket's Pizza Port, all of which have occupied that building, at this page:
                Rocket to the Moon at Yesterland
                Additional pictures can be found here:
                Daveland Disneyland Moonliner Photo Page

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                  Re: What attraction was this?

                  For some reason, I never linked the two. The Rocket was a bit before my time, I didnt make my first trip until 77 or 78 and I was pretty young, but for some reason when I see the rocket and the old one was "bigger" I thought the ride was actually in the rocket.

                  I sort of envisioned seating in the round along the sides of this rocket that had rows straight above you so maybe like 100 people for 1 ride? 20-25 seats and like 4 rows straight up and then the scenes would appear on a screen below you like you were leaving earth.

                  Ive seen footage of the ride, like in the 50 year movie, but for some reason I thought the ride was actually inside the big rocket.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What attraction was this?

                    I always thought the ride was in the big rocket too, and I think that was the impression you were supposed to get. You entered the building behind the rocket, and the first part of the show was a visit to Mission Control, where there were a bunch of screens on the wall and audio-animatronic workers, and one of them gave a short speech. Then you proceeded through a hallway and I think you were supposed to believe that you were entering the big rocket outside. Actually you were entering one of 2 identical round theaters that simulated the interior of the rocket. There was a lot of rumbling and the seats inflated as you "lifted off" and then deflated when you came in for a landing at the end. There were movies shown at the top screen on the ceiling and the bottom screen on the floor. As you lifted off, the one on the floor showed the ground going away from you. The upper one showed the sky, then it darkened and showed stars, then the moon. You never actually went anywhere but it was fairly realistic, like a type of motion simulator. They took down the big rocket (Moonliner) but continued to operate the attraction as Mission To Mars until 1992.

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