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AT A GLANCE...
- Character Spot
- Club Cool
- -- Great Piggy Bank Adventure
- -- Habit Heroes Revised
- -- Sum of All Thrills
- -- Think!
- -- Vision House
- -- Where's the Fire?
- Journey into
- --Captain EO
- Mission: Space
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- The Seas w/Nemo & Friends
- The Land
- Universe of Energy
- Phineas & Ferb:
- Kidcot Fun Spots
- American Adventure
- United Kingdom
Reflections of Earth
- IllumiNations Boat
- Innoventions Fountains
- Live Entertainment
- -- Off Kilter
- Matsuriza - Japan
- Sounds Like Summer Concert Series
- Holiday Storytellers
Art of Personal Adornment
- Walking Tours
- World Showcase Garland
- Chocolate Around the
- Mission: Space - To Boldly
Go Where I Will Never Go Again
- Re-Discovering Future World
- Shopping Around the World
- Spaceship Earth: Re-Imagineering an Icon
OTHER WALT DISNEY WORLD
OTHER DISNEY THEME
The Disney Imagineers are masters -- taking a few simple elements such as light, water and sound and creating one of the most beautiful "attractions" -- the Innovention Fountains located in Innoventions Plaza in Epcot's Future World.
The elaborate display is based on a 180 x 120 foot oval. "Computer-controlled pumps send 30,000 gallons of water cascading down its tiered walls per minute." Over 108,000 gallons of water swirl throughout the fountain.
The magical fountains have been part of Epcot since opening day. In fact, as a symbolic gesture of international cooperation and understanding, representatives from 22 countries each poured a gallon of water from their homeland into the fountain.
Guests can often be found mesmerized by the dancing fountains and accompanying music, the combination of which can sooth frayed nerves especially after a long day at the park. One of the best places to enjoy the show is sitting in the outdoor cafe of the Fountainview Espresso Bar.
The original fountains were refurbished in 1993 -- with 304 nozzles and "shooter" that can propel water over 150 feet in the air. It took 3 months of computer programing to design the water ballets that run every 15 minutes. At night, the fountains take on another dimension as 1,068 colored lights focus on the streams of water.
To the delight of the young and young at heart, the combination of water and sunlight can provide a beautiful rainbow......
During the month of December, when all of the *World* has been transformed by thousands of holiday decorations, the fountain also take on a new dimension. The music changes to holiday music and the fountains are now in perfect harmony with the Lights of Winter Archway.
Innoventions Fountain Facts
- 212 Micro
Shooters® located in the upper pool; each propels 2 gallons of water
up to 80 feet in the air.
- 40 MiniShooters®
located in the lower pool; each propels 5 gallons of water up to 100
feet in the air.
- 12 SuperShooters®
located in the upper pool; each propels 50 gallons of water up to 150
feet in the air.
- 60 Spray
- Air accumulators
for the SuperShooters® activates with pressures of 30 PSI to 120
feet (35 miles) of electrical wire and 22,000 feet (4 miles) of conduit.
- If all
of the shooters triggered simultaneously, there would be 2,000 gallons
of water in the air.
Note that Shooter®, MicroShooter®, MiniShooter®, SuperShooter® are registered trademarks of WET Design.
Innovention Fountain Musical Selections
The selections played for the water ballets are rotated every quarter hour in no specific order. People always inquire about purchasing the sound track for the regular and holiday shows, but none have been produced. Music List for Innoventions Fountain Regular Season Shows:
from Disney's animated feature "Rescuers Down Under" (Soundtrack not
currently available for retail sale; although you may be able to find
the cassette, 2/97; video off the market 4/93)
from the "Air Battle" sequence from Surprise in the Skies, a former
daytime lagoon show at Epcot (Soundtrack never produced for retail sale)
for a proposed Epcot show "Around the World with Mickey Mouse" (Soundtrack
never produced for retail sale)
from the Disney live-action feature film The Rocketeer (Soundtrack may
be available on CD - Try Best Buy, 2/97)
- "Day One"
by John Tesh (Song is available on the Tour de France and Live at Red
in Motion" by Yanni (Song is available on the Out of Silence, In Celebration
and Live at the Acropolis albums)
- Selection from the Disney live-action feature film Iron Will (Soundtrack was never produced for retail sale.)
This information was obtained from the former Discovery Center at Epcot.