Body Wars

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Body Wars
Epcot
Area Future World
Status Closed
Opening date October 19, 1989[1]
Closing date January 1, 2007
General statistics
Attraction type Motion simulator
Manufacturer Walt Disney Imagineering
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Human body
Music Leonard Rosenman [2]
Duration 7:00
Height restriction 40 in (102 cm)
Director Leonard Nimoy [3]
Sponsor MetLife (October 19, 1989 – June 2001)
Must transfer from wheelchair

Body Wars was a ride at the Wonders of Life pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot. Body Wars is a simulator ride where the riders are "shrunk" and carry out a mission inside a human body. The ride is based upon the Advanced Technology Leisure Application Simulator. The ride is no longer in operation along with the other rides at the Wonders of Life pavilion, which opened on October 19, 1989, and closed on January 1, 2007.

Attraction description[edit]

Queue[edit]

Guests enter the queue as "observation team members" and are told by overhead announcements that they must pass the "level 1 and level 2 dermatopic purification screens" to enter the body-probe vehicle.

In the queue and loading area, announcements are made about details of the four bays.

Boarding[edit]

Dr. Cynthia Lair has volunteered to be miniaturized to observe a splinter. The guests are told they will board vehicle Bravo 229 and will be shrunk. Their mission is to meet up with Dr. Cynthia Lair and bring her out. Captain Braddock will be the guests' pilot.

Guests learn that their "LGS 2050"-type probe vehicle weighs approximately 26 tons, but once miniaturized, weighs less than a drop of water.

Ride[edit]

The guests' vehicle, Bravo 229, moves from the bay to the miniaturization room, where technicians focus a "particle reducer" on the ship. Their ship and crew mates are shrunk and sent under the subject's skin. White blood cells are seen on their way to destroy the splinter.

The guests arrive at the splinter, meeting with Dr. Cynthia Lair. She begins to take a cell count when she is accidentally pulled into a capillary. Captain Braddock follows her into the vein, entering an unauthorized area. The captain steers Bravo past the heart and into the right ventricle. The guests enter the lungs where the doctor is being attacked by a white blood cell.

The captain uses his lasers to free the doctor. By now, the ship is very low on power. The doctor suggests that they use the brain's energy to recharge the ship. Passing the heart's left atrium, the ship goes through the artery to get to the brain. A neuron contacts the ship, allowing it to regain power and de-miniaturize outside of the body.

Attraction facts[edit]

  • Cast:
  • Vehicle names: (all bays and vehicles are fictional except for Bravo 229)
    • Bay #1: "Zulu 714"
    • Bay #2: "Bravo 229"
    • Bay #3: "Sierra 657" and "Foxtrot 817"
    • Bay #4: "Charlie 218"

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