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|Opening date||October 19, 1989|
|Closing date||January 1, 2007|
|Attraction type||Motion simulator|
|Designer||Walt Disney Imagineering|
|Music||Leonard Rosenman |
|Vehicle type||Motion Simulator|
|Riders per vehicle||40|
|Height restriction||40 in (102 cm)|
|Director||Leonard Nimoy |
|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 attractions at the Wonders of Life pavilion, which opened on October 19, 1989, and closed on January 1, 2007.
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.
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. 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.
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.
- Vehicle names: (all bays and vehicles are fictional except for Bravo 229)
- Bay #1: "Zulu 174"
- Bay #2: "Bravo 229"
- Bay #3: "Sierra 657" and "Foxtrot 817"
- Bay #4: "Charlie 218"
And this is also a clone of Star Tours 1 and 2
As of November 2014, the four simulators have been dismantled and removed from the ride building. The queue is still intact, but most of the lighting and electronic equipment has been removed. The show building is currently used for storage for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, along with the Flower & Garden Festival. As of November 2016, The queue is being slowly dismantled while few remnants remain. The empty simulator rooms still sit to this day blocked off by their former entrances. The exit area has had the same treatment, with all signage removed. Red archive tags have been applied to the beginning MET Sign, and to the Body Wars safety information sign near the exit.
- Epcot attraction and entertainment history
- Wonders of Life
- Incidents at Walt Disney World
- Advanced Technology Leisure Application Simulator - the technology underlying Body Wars.