Friday, April 22, 2005

If You Had Wings

Here is was a site devoted entirely to the now defunct 'If You Had Wings' exhibit - Disneyworld's answer to Disneyland's 'Adventure Through Inner Space' attraction. Narrated by Orson Welles, it was a loud, visually overwhelming, and a bit silly ride that also had novel audio-visual design for its time including the "speed tunnel"; a bullet shaped room that simultaneously projected 3 high speed 70mm film images as an 'omni-mover' car slowly moved through the center creating the illusion of super fast movement. I rode this ride more than any at Disney World before it disappeared in the late 80's. There's a whole page with people's memories of the ride and another others include sounds and pictures from the ride, history, design, constuction, and deconstruction.