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  • 8/12: A Mighty Wind

    Kevin looks at Epcot's new StormStruck, Kim Possible, More... Discuss it here.

    DIRECT ARTICLE LINK: http://miceage.micechat.com/kevinyee/ky081208a.htm
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    Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

    Thanks for the review Kevin..

    But come on..

    "The hosts are working off a memorized script, so they are told to ask things a certain way, and it struck me that the questions were a bit leading, as if the audience was being guided to choose certain things."

    Of course they are. This is not random.. the idea is to educate and illustrate that different choices (many that most would not think of) can make your house better suited to survive storms, etc

    The idea is not to get variation... its to educate. And that's why you have some 'trick questions' to highlight what people may think, is not always right

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    • #3
      Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

      This actually sounds very interesting. I don't mind taking an hour break from craziness to learn something. This has a lot of neat ideas. Much more than many of the other displays at Innoventions. Glad to see something going in that will make me WANT to go there on my next visit!

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      • #4
        Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

        The time investment I can see as an issue to raise. But the same can be said of the plastic robot thing though.. and the segway experience as well. All of those take about 45min plus if I recall.

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        • #5
          Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

          Thanks Kevin, this sounds like a good attraction. I'm usually done with Innoventions after less than an hour, so it's a good thing they're apparently adding something with real substance.

          I always use "trick" questions when developing learning activities, as the answer ends up being a nice "a-ha!" moment, but you don't want to be heavy-handed with the leading questions, as it sounds like they might be doing here. That just leads to eye-rolling.
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          • #6
            Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

            As far as Kim Possible, I know when I participated in the Dinner with an Imagineer program at the Brown Derby last August, the Imagineer did confirm Kim Possible was coming back to EPCOT in an expanded form as the early tests.
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            • #7
              Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

              Originally posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
              As far as Kim Possible, I know when I participated in the Dinner with an Imagineer program at the Brown Derby last August, the Imagineer did confirm Kim Possible was coming back to EPCOT in an expanded form as the early tests.
              Yes, infact, many set-pieces are already up around EPCOT.
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              • #8
                Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

                The thing that threw me off with the tree thing was that when you were making your selection, it showed a picture of the leaves from the magnolia and the needles from the pine. So I assumed my choices were to be based on THAT, as all the other choices had visuals attached to the decision.

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                • #9
                  Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

                  Originally posted by flynnibus View Post
                  The idea is not to get variation... its to educate. And that's why you have some 'trick questions' to highlight what people may think, is not always right
                  But the computer and graphics in the "second" storm do in fact adjust based on audience polling, so it seems like the idea IS to get variation (?)
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                  • #10
                    Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

                    Originally posted by KevinYee View Post
                    But the computer and graphics in the "second" storm do in fact adjust based on audience polling, so it seems like the idea IS to get variation (?)
                    Yes.. to show the error of your ways. But you were downing it for leading on some and tricking on others. Simple methods to keep things engaging. To get some people thinking 'wow, I didn't know that'.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

                      Nice article, and the exhibit sounds fairly interesting. Concerning the exhibit's appeal, I feel that it is relevant to most people from the way it is described in the article, however that most people will still ignore it because it's an edutainment offering, so to speak.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

                        Originally posted by flynnibus View Post
                        Yes.. to show the error of your ways. But you were downing it for leading on some and tricking on others. Simple methods to keep things engaging. To get some people thinking 'wow, I didn't know that'.
                        Yes, I was. Because I think it would be equally engaging to let the audience "make its own mistakes," so to speak.
                        Kevin Yee
                        MiceAge Columnist

                        I am the author of several Disney books:
                        Jason's Disneyland Almanac - a daily history of Disneyland
                        Walt Disney World Hidden History - tributes, homages, and ride remnants at WDW
                        Your Day at the Magic Kingdom
                        Mouse Trap
                        Tokyo Disney Made Easy
                        101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland
                        Magic Quizdom (The Disneyland Trivia Book)

                        “The press [should be] a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.” – Dan Rather

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                        • #13
                          Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

                          Originally posted by WDW Monorail View Post
                          Yes, infact, many set-pieces are already up around EPCOT.
                          Yes, but this was long before they started adding the new ones.
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                          • #14
                            Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

                            Originally posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
                            Yes, but this was long before they started adding the new ones.
                            Right, there are permits describing the WS Interactive package dating back to Jan. - Feb. '08.
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                            Originally posted by Phonedave
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                            • #15
                              Re: 8/12: A Mighty Wind

                              Originally posted by TwilitWings View Post
                              Nice article, and the exhibit sounds fairly interesting. Concerning the exhibit's appeal, I feel that it is relevant to most people from the way it is described in the article, however that most people will still ignore it because it's an edutainment offering, so to speak.
                              I don't think that edutainment is the issue. I love being edutained. For me its the disaster element. I really don't want to think about my house being destroyed while I'm on vacation thousands of miles away.

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