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Honey, I Shrunk the Audience

 

THIS ATTRACTION HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH

Captain EO

 

Honey, I Shrunk the Audience is a take off on Disney's hit movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and the not so hit movie Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. Come join the Szalinski family as Professor Szalinski receives the Inventor of the Year award.

 

 

 

What could go wrong? You put on your safety glasses, and the next thing you know things get interesting This was Disney's first foray into true 4-D entertainment. Not only do you see a 3-D movie, but you get to experience extras special effects. The theater has some special modifications that can be surprising. (I'll not ruin the surprise.)

 

Honey, I Shrunk the Audience

The entrance to Honey, I Shrunk the Audience

Picture by Jeff_B

The Preshow

The Preshow to Honey, I Shrunk the Audience features a 7 minute video. This video is a "slide show" (it really did use to be a slide show with slide projectors synced to the music) which shows lots of cutesy pictures of little kids and couples getting married and syrupy stuff like that. It's meant to get you in the mood to take a bunch of pictures and videos when you get home.

The Attraction

You are the audience at the Imagination Institute's award show where Professor Wayne Szalinski is being given the Inventor of the Year award. Chaos ensues when the Professor is shrunk to the size of a fly. A few minutes later, the whole audience joins the Professor.

 

Throughout the show there are several effects that make the movie come to life. The effects include the special seats you're sitting in, smells, smoke and wind effects and even some water effects that will "blow you away".

 

In the end, everyone returns to normal size and all ends well. (Hey, it's a Disney show after all, what'd you expect?)

 

 

 

The Postshow

There is no postshow, you just walk out of the theater and leave your "safety" glasses in the big bins outside the door.

The Crowd Factor

Even though the theater seats several hundred, there is almost always a line. Why, you might ask? Because it's a 23 minute show. There are less than 3 shows per hour. Even in the slow times of the year, you might have to wait or you could just...

Use FastPass

Yes, FastPass. The only way to guarantee a seat in a show is to get a FastPass. Guests with FastPasses are admitted first then if there are any spots left walk up guests can enter the theater.

 

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Fun Facts

Here are some interesting tidbits -

  • Dr. Channing reacts in fear when a pet python is introduced. The actor that plays Dr. Channing is a member of the comedy group Monte Python.
  • The "mouse" in the film is really an albino rat. (Thought you'd like to know.)

History

Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, opened in November of 1994. It replaced Captain EO which at the time it was produced was the most expensive film, per minute, ever made.

  • The old "True Colors" was sung by 2 unknown artists. The one at Disneyland Paris is sung by Cindy Lauper who made it famous on the radio.
  • "Magic Journeys" was the first film to appear here from 1982 to 1986.

Dad's Ride Information Table

Honey, I Shrunk the Audience

Description: 3-D movie with extras
Height Requirement - none Fastpass:Yes Length of Ride: 18 minutes
Type of ride: Sit down show in a nice cool air-conditioned room

Dad's Ratings

Toddlers
Pre-Teens
Teens
Adults
Grandparents
2 3 3 3 3

Other Information: Some of the effects can be disconcerting to small (and large) children.


The Fine Print

Here's some small print information

  • Reflective and Video Captioning are available with this attraction
  • Guest may rent translation devices at Guest Relations
  • Assisting Listening Receivers may be used at this attraction, they are available at Guest Relations
  • Guest may stay in the wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to enjoy this attraction.
  • Service animals should check with the host or hostess. (Probably the owners should check, unless you have a really smart animal.)

Warnings

This attraction, like a lot of Disney World attractions, comes with some warnings.

  • The show may be scary for small children (there are things that pop out of the screen, there are things that bite, you can feel the sneeze)
  • This show may be uncomfortable for those with phobias that include mice or snakes (or normal people that don't like mice running around there feet or snakes crawling around).

Dad's Bottom Line

Dad's not real comfortable with this attraction. Number one 3-D glasses give me a headache. Number two, three, and four, one of my favorite songs growing up was Jim Stafford's "I don't like spiders and snakes" because I don't. All that said, this is a cute ride, but not one of Dad's favorites.

 

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