Magic Journeys reviews
Future World, Epcot
Average Reader Rating:
"Was dated, but good"
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2005 by crxbrett
This movie ended in 1993.
Queuing Time-Like all shows, if you happened to walk in right before it started, you had no wait.
Audio/Music-The music on this show was some of Disney\'s best. The Magic Journey\'s theme was good and the score was very interesting. Although nowadays it would have been somewhat dated.
PreShow-The preshow area was just a room with 3-D holographic pictures of Disney characters. When it was at Epcot they showed a short called \'Makin\' Memories\'. But when it moved to MK after Cptn Eo I remember them playing the Donald Duck & Chip n Dale cartoon, \'Working For Peanuts\'.
Story-Well, it didn\'t really have one. It was more of a dreamlike story where it just followed some kids playing and centered on their dreams and imagination.
Theming-Nothing really. The theater was plain and didn\'t have anything interesting.
PostShow-Again, there was none. You just got up and left and walked back out into Fantasyland.
Thrills-None. Although, there was the what is now considered to be common to a 3-D movie, sight gags. When this debuted, it was state-of-the-art. It was a new concept for Disney having a 3-D show. Now it seems common.
Duration-Perfect. It was great for people who wanted to cool off for a good 25 minutes.
Kid friendly-A scene where an evil witch threw lightning at the audience would sometimes cause little kids to start crying or screaming. Other than that, it was very tame and didn\'t have any loud special effects or music.
Overall-It lasted a lot longer than I ever thought it would. It was a great movie for it\'s time, though. I think out of all of Disney\'s 3-D films this one had the best music. The cinematography in Magic Journeys was also very good. But it was also probably the least entertaining of all.
The last time I saw it in Summer of \'93 (right before it was taken out) I remember dozing off a few times because it was so quiet and relaxing after a long, hot summer day in the Magic Kingdom.
"Freaky and Fun"
Reviewed on Aug 24, 2002 by grizzlyhall
This was a great attraction for its time at Journey into Imagination, and later, Fantasyland Theater. I found it pretty freaky...but the show was overall pretty good! In fact, the Sherman Brothers wrote the memorable theme song.