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Tom Morrow, "Mayor of Tomorrowland" and host at Disneyland's Innoventions
Tom Morrow, "Mayor of Tomorrowland" and host at Disneyland's Innoventions

Innoventions is a pavilion in Future World at Epcot in Walt Disney World, Florida that opened in 1994. A second Innoventions opened at Disneyland on July 3, 1998 in the New Tomorrowland. Epcot's version is divided into two buildings known as Innoventions East and Innoventions West, while Disneyland's occupies the Carousel Theater, which housed previous attractions America Sings (1974-1988) and Carousel of Progress (1967-1973, now located at the Magic Kingdom). Utilizing the existing Carousel Theater's moving platforms, Innoventions is the only spinning building in Disneyland and makes one full revolution every 17 minutes, 40 seconds. Epcot's version underwent a major re-innovention in 1999 for the Millennium Celebration, and add the subtitle "The Road to Tomorrow". Tom Morrow, the Audio-Animatronic host of Disneylands Innoventions attraction. ... Tom Morrow, the Audio-Animatronic host of Disneylands Innoventions attraction. ... Epcots logo Spaceship Earth is the symbol of Epcot. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Disneyland is a theme park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Tomorrowland is one of the five original lands that form a Magic Kingdom-style theme park, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... Disneyland is a theme park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... America Sings was a show at Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, from 1974 to 1988. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walt Disneys Carousel of Progress at the Magic Kingdom The Carousel of Progress is a theme park ride, originally created by Walt Disney himself, that follows the journey of an ordinary family through the 20th century and beyond. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Cinderella Castle is at the center of the Magic Kingdom. ...

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History

Innoventions in Epcot replaced the original tenant of it's two semi-circular buildings, CommuniCore. CommuniCore at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida, was the ever-changing Science and Technology pavilion housed in two semi-circular builings behind Spaceship Earth at the heart of Future World, CommuniCore East and West. ...


Attraction facts

Disneyland

  • Grand Opening: November 10, 1998
  • Ring Show:
    • Transportation
    • Health/Sports
    • Home
    • Work/School
    • Entertainment
  • Previous Attractions: Carousel of Progress, America Sings
  • Building Speed: 6" per second/17 minutes for full rotation
  • Ride System: Moving building with interactive exhibits

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Current Exhibits

Epcot

Innoventions East

  • Segway
  • Forests for Our Future
  • Innoventions Internet Zone, sponsored by Disney.com
  • Fantastic Plastics Works, sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry
  • The House of Innoventions
  • Xavix

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Innoventions West

  • Where's the Fire?, sponsored by Liberty Mutual
  • ThinkPlace, sponsored by IBM
  • The Ultimate Home Theater Experience, sponsored by Lutron
  • The Great American Farm, sponsored by the Farm Bureau
  • Rockin' Robots
  • Tom Morrow 2.0's Playground
  • Ice Station Cool, sponsored by Coca-Cola

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Disneyland

  • Opened 1998 - Hewlett Packard-sponsored (formerly Compaq) free computer game arcade
  • 2000 - AT&T-sponsored area, with giant phone and e-card center (there is a theater here, but is unused)
  • 2000 - Pioneer "Virtual Resort", guests experience a virtual reality vacation
  • 2002 - Lilo & Stitch exhibit where guests can play Stitch games, or even talk to Stitch himself
  • 2002 - Disney Interactive and ESPN Videogames free arcade
  • 2004 - Segway track, where any guest with a driver's license can ride a Segway
  • 2005 - Honda ASIMO theater, a 15-minute presentation on the state-of-the-art ASIMO robot
  • 2005 - Virtual Magic Kingdom playing centers

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Former Exhibits and Sponsors

Epcot

Innoventions East

  • Apple Computer
  • Bill Nye - The Science Guy
  • Communications Dream Forum, sponsored by Motorola
  • Discover the Stories Behind the Magic
  • Disney Interactive
  • EPCOT Discovery Center
  • Family PC
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Hammacher Schlemmer
  • Honeywell
  • Look Into the Future
  • Magic House Show
  • Masco's Magic House Tour
  • Mission: SPACE Launch Center, sponsored by Compaq/HP
  • Mr. MIDI
  • Oracle's Information Highway
  • Web Site Construction Zone, sponsored by GO.com
  • Whirlpool

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Innoventions West

  • Alec Tronic
  • Beautiful Science, sponsored by Monsanto
  • Bill Nye - The Science Guy
  • The Broadband Connection, sponsored by AT&T
  • Discover Magazine
  • Eclectronics
  • Enel/Infobyte VR Presentation
  • Inspired by Vision
  • Knowledge Vortex, sponsored by Xerox
  • LEGO Dacta
  • Medicine's New Vision, sponsored by The Radiological Community
  • Sega
  • Silicon Graphics
  • Time Warner
  • Videonics
  • Video Games of Tomorrow, sponsored by Disney Interactive
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Labs

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Disneyland

  • 1998-2000 - Honeywell sponsored playground
  • 1998-2004 - General Motors simulator attraction

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The Tom Morrows

Epcot's Innoventions' mascot is a small Audio-Animatronic character named Tom Morrow 2.0, and was the host of Disney Channel's Imagineer That! shorts. Disneyland's Innoventions features a full-size Audio-Animatronic host simply known as Tom Morrow, voiced by actor Nathan Lane.
Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Disneys Imagineers for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... The Disney Channel is a cable TV network run by The Walt Disney Company. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed by movie mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... Nathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is a contemporary American actor of the stage and screen. ...

Attractions at Disneyland-style parks
Main Street, USA: Dapper Dans | Main Street Electrical Parade | Remember... Dreams Come True | Wishes | World Bazaar
Fantasyland: Cinderella Castle | Matterhorn Bobsleds | Mickey's PhilharMagic
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride | Skyway | Sleeping Beauty Castle | "it's a small world"
Tomorrowland: Adventure Thru Inner Space | America Sings | Autopia | Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters | Captain EO | Carousel of Progress | Delta Dreamflight | If You Had Wings | Innoventions | PeopleMover | Rocket Jets | Rocket Rods | Space Mountain | Star Tours | Stitch's Great Escape | Submarine Voyage
Frontierland: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad | Pinewood Indians | Rivers of America | Splash Mountain
Adventureland: Indiana Jones Adventure | Jungle Cruise | Pirates of the Caribbean | Raging Spirits | Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Other: Club 33 | Critter Country | The Haunted Mansion | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh | New Orleans Square

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Innoventions : 1675 W. Buena Vista Dr. - Orlando Theme Park (213 words)
The Innoventions East building is geared towards adults, as manufacturers like General Electric demonstrate the latest products available to the home of the future.
Innoventions West is a kid's dream-come-true, as companies like Sega display a world of new video games and technology.
Most of the displays in Innoventions are interactive hands-on exhibits, so it might be hard to drag the kids away from all the new games.
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