Wave your arms and move your body to create magical music
- Transform yourself into an animal and e-mail the photo to friends
- Videotape your image and play it back in super slow motion
- Photograph yourself with the world’s biggest digital camera and e-mail the photo to family and friends!
Let your imagination run wild in this incredible interactive playground!
|Slap Stick Studios||You are the main attraction at this interactive comedy game show. “What’s Your Problem?” challenges you to use your problem-solving abilities, and the results will have you laughing all day. Creativity abounds as children of all ages enjoy designing their own personalized “pet frog” to take home with them. Presented by The Velcro Companies.|
|ThinkPlace||Put yourself inside a video game and play in a whole new way. You’ll become an avatar, and run, jump, and dance your way through the game.|
|Smarter Planet||Smarter technology is leading to a smarter planet! Have you ever imagined being the star of your very own video game? IBM has designed a new way to play and puts you in the game at Run Time. Create an avatar that runs, jumps and looks just like you and then play your way through computing history. The fun doesn’t have to end at the finish of the game because you can email a version home and continue playing. Presented by IBM.|
|Rockin’ Robots||You are the conductor as these four robots take the stage to create beautiful music. Direct the robo-band as they use everything from metal chimes, gongs, crates, and car horns to create music with a beat. Presented by KUKA.|
|Video Playground||Experience the newest in Disney Interactive video games. You don’t have to be a kid to get caught up in the excitement. Feel like you’re a part of the action and experience gaming like you’ve never seen it before.|
|Segway Central||Have you seen the world’s first self-balancing, electric powered personal transportation device? Test a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) yourself, and move forward, backward, or stay at rest on the cutting-edge alternative to walking. Presented by Segway, Inc.|
|Where’s the Fire?||Save the most dangerous house in America by identifying everyday fire hazards. Small children can “play it safe” in a house designed specifically to educate them on escape routes and to “stop, drop, cover your face and roll.” Discover your inner firefighter at the Firefighter Photo station and send a photo postcard to family and friends at home or try to become a “Fire Chief” by answering the most questions correctly at the Burning Questions stations. Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance.|
|Sum of All Thrills||How much energy does it take for a jet to fly or a rollercoaster to climb its first hill? Discover the answers to these questions as you uncover your “inner engineer.” Using the principles of math, science and engineering, “kids of all ages” can design and customize their very own thrill ride. Once your creation is complete–take off in a simulator to experience your personalized jet plane, bobsled or rollercoaster ride. Presented by Raytheon. Note that guests must transfer from wheelchair or ECV, and height requirements are in effect.|
|Don’t Waste It!||Compete with your team to discover how to reduce, reuse, and recycle the waste you create every day. Pilot a mini-trash truck through interactive games that allow you to “recover the resource” and save the environment. Presented by Waste Management, Inc.|
|Stormstruck||Experience the power of a weather event complete with wind, rain and lightning while learning how to best prepare your home for impending weather perils. Kids will enjoy building a storm safety kit and everyone will have the ability to send home information from the “Weather Safe” kiosks. Presented by Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and its partners Renaissance Re, Simpson Strong-Tie and State Farm.|
|The Great Piggy Back Adventure||Take an exciting learning challenge that incorporates physical and virtual elements to teach everyone in the family the importance of sound financial planning.|
|Test the Limits Lab||Produce safety testers needed to shatter, torture, slam and drop the products that Underwriters Laboratories engineers test every day. Fun for kids of all ages, this safety testing experience allows you to analyze the safety and design of everyday products and “test their limits.” The Safety Smart Lab provides short presentations on how to keep your family safe and secure at home. Presented by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.|
Journey Into Imagination With Figment begins with an invitation by Chairman Dr. Nigel Channing to attend an open house event at his Imagination Institute.
Inside his precious sensory labs, Dr. Channing sets out to prove how the 5 senses—sound, sight, smell, touch and taste—capture and control the imagination. But, the playful and mischievous purple dragon Figment has joined the tour too where he screws around with the sight chart and causes quite a stink in the Smell Lab.
Taking over the tour, Figment leads you to his whimsical upside-down house where, from this topsy-turvy perspective, he proves that imagination works best when set free.
Preschoolers will enjoy both the lively images and storyline of this whimsical ride. Figment’s antics are sure to draw a giggle or two, and the Imageworks play area are a big hit as well.
The Tropics Greenhouse – Features crops native to Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and the southern United States. Rice, sugar cane, peanuts, cacao, bananas and a 59-foot peach palm flourish under a 60-foot dome.
The Aquacell showcases crops that swim. fish and other aquatic life including alligators, catfish, tilapia, sunshine bass and American eel.
The Temperate Greenhouse – Concepts and technologies of sustainable agriculture, including intercropping, integrated pest management and specialized irrigation systems that reduce waste and increase crop production are featured here.
The Production Greenhouse – Produces tons of tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and other vegetables that are grown for use in The Land’s Garden Grill Restaurant and other Epcot restaurants. Land scientists utilize growing systems that are kinder to the environment and improve productivity.
The Creative House shows imaginative ways to grow crops – without soil, hanging in the air, even on a space station.
Special cameras on airplanes and helicopters captured many of the shots and the glider moves the same way the aircraft did, so you really feel like you’re flying as you glide over such awe-inspiring vistas and landmarks as :
- San Francisco
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Redwood Creek
- Napa Valley
- Lake Tahoe
- Yosemite National Park
- Anaza-Borrego Desert State Park
- San Diego
- Los Angeles
Get a bird’s-eye view over a PGA West golf tournament, a skiing and snowboarding exhibition, and float above cowboys on horseback as they race through the wilderness.
Feel the wind in your hair. The air fills with the scent of orange groves, evergreens and the sea breeze. Your feet dangle free. Dip down so close to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, you think your toes will get wet. Then return to the sky and continue on Soarin’ to a fantastic finale where fireworks burst into sensational colors around you.
This is all well and good but of course what you are really waiting for is The High Speed Test. Narrowly missing a collision your vehicle pauses for a second and then the door to the outside opens. Suddenly you are accelerating fast around a banked track outside and reaching speeds of 65 mph before braking pretty sharply. Exit via the shop.