Following the Imagination pavilion’s refurbishment into the Imagination Institute, a new 3D film spin-off of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids opened in November of 1994 called Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (or HISTA). The film featured the original Szalinksi family cast as well as Eric Idle who had been added to the Imagination attraction as Dr. Nigel Channing.

The concept of the show was that Wayne Szalinksi was to be awarded the Inventor of the Year Award by the Imagination Institute. During the ceremony, as seems to be typical of Wayne and his inventions, things go wrong and the audience is shrunk. Guests are then subjected to everything from bright flashes of a camera to a dog’s sneeze as well as having the entire theater lifted by Wayne’s youngest son (an effect produced with new hydraulics that were added during the theater’s refurbishment).

Though a popular attraction and themed in tandem with the Imagination pavilion’s ride, HISTA closed in May of 2010 to make room for the return of Captain EO after Michael Jackson’s death.


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