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Even More From the Lost World
This site is a continuation of my previous two pages...this time centering
around Epcot and Disney MGM.
As mentioned in More From the Land that Never Was,
at one time Disney was planning a number of Dick Tracy attractions, and
there were a number of Dick Tracy to-do's going on at MGM that year.
First, back when they didn't let you on New York Street, there was a mini
show concerning Dick Tracy that your tram stopped for. A Picture
of that is found below.
There were also a number of other Dick Tracy happenings at MGM, like the
cut-outs that you could take pictures inside of, placing you into the action
with Dick Tracy. Also, performers were to be found nightly as characters
from Dick Tracy that interacted with the guests as the entered or exited
through Hollywood Boulevard. A show did emerge about Dick Tracy.
An interesting thing about this theater is that it no
longer exists. Following the closure of this show, the theater then
housed the extremely successful Beauty and the Beast stage show, and was
then demolished to make way for Sunset Boulevard. A new theater for
Beauty and the Beast was constructed near the Tower of Terror.
An attraction I mentioned previously was Meet the
Muppets, a live action Muppets stage show that took place in the theater
that now houses Voyage of the Little Mermaid. This attraction appeared
during the time right after Disney and Henson "negotiated" an agreement
allowing Disney to use the Muppets.
Following its run here, the attraction then moved behind the theater
housing MuppetVision 4-d, then closed soon after
Live production occurred almost every day at MGM
during the summer, and you had many opportunites to sit in as part of the
One of the shows taped there was the Mickey Mouse Club, which I and my
sister were lucky enough to attend a taping of during the height of its
Up until recently the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
continued to appear daily at MGM
Why? I don't know............I'll leave it at that.
One of my favorite attractions was recently changed.
The ABC's One Saturday Morning Sound Studio was once the Monster Sound
It featured a very humorous story with Martain Short and Chevy Chase in
which Chevy always managed to get crushed under a tree at the end of the
film. That is....until the audience screamed Look Out, thus warning
him to jump back (it was very humorous the first time I saw it)....It was
a very well done film and attraction in its day.
The backstage tour originally featured a Honey I
Shrunk the Kid theme. It also featured more tour than it does now,
but we won't say anything about that.
Moving on to Epcot, Journey Into Imagination changed
its Image Works playground a few years back. Originally featuring
somewhat more primitive computer technology, the playground still featured
a great show in which you starred in Dreamfinder's production of a western
movie or a space show, or any of a few types of movies.
As mentioned in my Sounds of the Lost World page, one of my favorite shows
was the Kitchen Kabaret show from the Land.
Below is a photo of the cast of the show.
Another sorely missed attraction from Future World is the
Universe of Energy, as mentioned previously. This attraction featured
an impressive, albeit loud film, about the history and future of energy.
The most interesting part of this attraction was the pre show, which featured
rotating screens, and a film, again about energy.....do you notice the
common theme here.