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November 21

November 21, 1994 – The 3D Film Attraction Honey, I Shrunk the Audience Opens in Epcot

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“At the moment, he is only a little man, but believe me: he has big ideas.”

On November 21, 1994, the 3D film attraction Honey, I Shrunk the Audience opened in Epcot’s Future World area. Based on the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, guests are sent to Wayne Szalinski’s award ceremony at the Imagination Institute, and are shrunk by his infamous shrinking ray. Guests then explore the world in their diminutive state, including facing a dog and a child. The attraction was popular enough to be opened in Disneyland on May 22, 1998. A version of the attraction known as MicroAdventure was created for and opened in Tokyo Disneyland on April 15, 1997; another version known as Chérie, J’ai Rétréci le Public opened in Disneyland Paris on March 28, 1999. The Walt Disney World attraction closed on May 9, 2010.

June 25

June 25, 1967 – The Circle-Vision 360 Film America the Beautiful Opens in Disneyland

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“She is a rich land, and a rare land. A fresh, and fair, land.”

On June 25, 1967, the Circle-Vision 360 film America the Beautiful opened in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. The film, originally known as a Circarama film, opened at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958 before being brought to Disneyland in 1960. This 1967 version is a reshot version of the original film, and was revised again in 1975 for the American Bicentennial celebrations. Shot with nine cameras on a circular stand, the film gives guests a 360 experience of important American landscapes and American ways of life. It was closed on January 3, 1984, and was replaced by American Journeys. A 16mm version of the film was created for educational purposes in 1980.