View Full Version : Does This Disneyworld Exhibit Still Exist?

04-21-2011, 05:23 PM
Many years ago, our family visited Disneyword.
There was a neat exhibit, which was a 360 degree/Omnimax theatre , with a story about Jules Verne. The show was narrated by a robot, with the voice of Robin Williams.
The family across the street from s jst came back from Orlando-they said they didn't see this.
I hope it is still around.

04-21-2011, 05:28 PM
Wikipedia has a list of all the current attractions at DisneyWorld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attractions_at_the_Walt_Disney_World_Resort). Scanning it quickly, I didn't see anything Verne-ish. I'm assuming "The Seas with Nemo and Friends" is referring to this Nemo (http://lapbooksbycarisa.homestead.com/nemo_4.jpg), and not this Nemo (http://www.vulcaniasubmarine.com/Production%20Artwork_files/image018.jpg).

Snowboarder Bo
04-21-2011, 05:29 PM
You're talking about the Monsanto-sponsored CircleVision 360 exhibit in the Tomorrowland part of the Magic Kingdom at Disneyworld, which also included Mission to Mars and Space Mountain. CircleVision 360 used 9 screens and movies filmed simultaneously by 9 cameras. The effect was amazing (and for some a bit disturbing).

The film you saw was called From Time To Time.

The exhibit closed in 2007, I think.

04-21-2011, 05:41 PM
The exhibit was originally shown at the New York World's Fair of 1964-65 and was GE's Carousel of Progress. That version had one major difference (other than a lack of Robin Williams): it really was a carousel. You got in one of the sections, and the seats would revolve around the central area, moving from one time period to another.*

The later versions had the stage turning and the seats remaining fixed.

*They were all similar: an audio-anamatronic father of the household would describe all the new appliances in their home (a surprisingly large percentage of which were made by GE).

04-21-2011, 05:51 PM
The Carousel of Progress is not the same thing as CircleVision 360. You'd never describe the Carousel as a movie, so I vote for CircleVision.

The CircleVision theater in Disneyland is now part of the queue for the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride.

04-21-2011, 06:21 PM
The actual attraction you are looking for was (yes, was, sorry!) called Timekeeper (http://waltdatedworld.bravepages.com/id235.htm). Robin Williams provided the voice of Timekeeper and Rhea Perlman was the voice of 9-Eye, the time traveling robot. That space has been replaced with the Monster's, Inc. Laugh Floor (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/magic-kingdom/attractions/monsters-inc-laugh-floor/) which is a fairly cute show, but not as entertaining as Timekeeper IMHO.

running coach
04-21-2011, 10:12 PM
Yesterland. (http://www.yesterland.com/) All the rides, attractions and other things at Disneyland that are no more. :(

ETA. Includes a section for DisneyWorld.

Harvey The Heavy
04-21-2011, 10:35 PM
Wow, I remember seeing some movie about the bicentennial in there in about 1975/76ish.

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