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StormStruck Strikes at Epcot

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A new exhibit has opened into a “test and adjust” phase at Innoventions in Disney’s Epcot theme park. This new attraction depicts what happens to a typical Florida neighborhood during a hurricane via a computer-generated 3D film. Following the film, guests have the opportunity to make choices on how to build and prepare a house for a large storm, including what style of roof and whether or not to leave the windows open or closed during the storm.

Here are a few photos of the exhibit:

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This wild house is the entrance to StormStruck.

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3D glasses are provided for every guest.

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A light flickers outside the entrance.

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Guests look out “windows” of a house into the surrounding neighborhood. The 3D projections, along with surrounding sounds and a few in-theater effects provide a realistic view of what goes on during a hurricane.

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Following the storm, guests make choices via two buttons underneath LCD screens in front of their seats to determine the best way to ready a house for a large storm.

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The post-show area was closed off today as Disney was filming there.

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5 comments

Roddy Barros (MKCustodial) August 8, 2008 - 6:56 am

That would be an interesting attraction, especially since we don’t have hurricanes in Brazil. I’d like to know how many right answers I’d get on instinct alone. šŸ™‚

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Tim Rosenblatt August 8, 2008 - 10:44 am

Finally, as a born-and-raised Florida resident, I can experience hurricanes!

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Kevin Cant-oh August 9, 2008 - 11:12 am

very cool, thanks for the report!

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Kyle d August 10, 2008 - 11:12 pm

looks good ricky keep up the good work buddy

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BigBan August 16, 2008 - 4:02 pm

Oh, Thanks! Really interesting. Big ups!

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