Kids of the new millennium don’t remember Wayne Szalinski or his absent-mindedness, but for some of us, it was a staple of the Imagination Pavilion. Wayne is winning the Inventor of the Year award, and while attempting to demonstrate how the machine works, it suddenly (and “unexpectedly”) goes out of control, shrinking the audience. After getting picked up by a toddler, almost eaten by a python, being subjected to a camera flash similar in size to a small planet crashing into Earth, and dealing with lab rats racing through the crowd, we are eventually returned to our normal size.
This 3-D show was a marvel in its hay day. At one point, it even drew major crowds to the pavilion! Unfortunately, due to the return of Captain EO, it is now on our Throwback Thursday list, having been a favorite of many “back in the day.”