Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Adventure Thru Inner Space
Time to visit a golden oldie from Tomorrowland, Adventure Thru Inner Space, that corny but lovable attraction that is still talked about today. From Vacationland Magazine, Summer 1967:
World of Molecules Theme of Tomorrowland Adventure
One of the most unusual adventures in the world will thrill Disneyland guests this summer in the Park’s new Tomorrowland — Monsanto’s “Adventure Thru Inner Space.” Visitors will experience the “miracles of molecules” and “shrink” for “miracles of molecules” and “shrink” for a trip into a world of snowfalkes, molecules and atoms.
Guests feel as if they are shrinking as they journey aboard the highly versatile “Atomobile” — a new transportation vehicle designed by WED Enterprises — and glide into this fascinating microscopic world.
The adventure begins as passengers board “Atomobile” and enter Monsanto’s “Mighty Microscope,” emerging into a world of gigantic snowflakes. Guests feel themselves become smaller and smaller while the snowflakes appear to increase in size. As they pass through huge walls of crystal-like ice, visitors enter the snowflake and observe large molecules all around them. Growing “smaller” yet, they move into the molecules and emerge into a world of atoms, where the nucleus of a tiny oxygen atom resembles a giant sun.
This photo is from the opening of the attraction. Look at that crowd! You'd think it was for Star Tours...which is what is in the same space today.
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