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'''''Dreamchasers''''' was a five-and-a-half-minute<ref name="WDWPost">https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/dreamchasers.5928/#post-83542</ref> CG-animated show that ran in the post-show area for Test Track at Epcot. The show featured two guides, Gena and Mo, as they take the viewer through six environments, including a wild west scene, a beach scene, and outer space,<ref>http://www.shift.jp.org/en/archives/2002/04/dreamchaser.html</ref> while showcasing GM's development of their cars from marketing to production, and featured a look at GM's plans for the future.<ref name="WDWPost" />
 
'''''Dreamchasers''''' was a five-and-a-half-minute<ref name="WDWPost">https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/dreamchasers.5928/#post-83542</ref> CG-animated show that ran in the post-show area for Test Track at Epcot. The show featured two guides, Gena and Mo, as they take the viewer through six environments, including a wild west scene, a beach scene, and outer space,<ref>http://www.shift.jp.org/en/archives/2002/04/dreamchaser.html</ref> while showcasing GM's development of their cars from marketing to production, and featured a look at GM's plans for the future.<ref name="WDWPost" />
  
In 2004, the show was replaced with a completely different show with the same name, with the story revolving around a toy Hummer H2 who aspired to be a real car.<ref>http://www.mediascape.com/epcot-dreamchasers/</ref> Two years later, the space was replaced with a completely different exhibition called Fuel for Thought.<ref>https://blog.touringplans.com/2006/10/26/new-test-track-exhibit-opens/</ref>
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The show was disliked by parkgoers, who saw the attraction as a glorified GM ad.<ref name="WDWPost" /> In 2004, the show was replaced with a completely different show with the same name, with the story revolving around a toy Hummer H2 who aspired to be a real car.<ref>http://www.mediascape.com/epcot-dreamchasers/</ref> Two years later, the space was replaced with a completely different exhibition called Fuel for Thought.<ref>https://blog.touringplans.com/2006/10/26/new-test-track-exhibit-opens/</ref>
  
 
==Presentation==
 
==Presentation==

Revision as of 04:37, 20 June 2018

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Banner shown next to the show room.

Status: Lost

Dreamchasers was a five-and-a-half-minute[1] CG-animated show that ran in the post-show area for Test Track at Epcot. The show featured two guides, Gena and Mo, as they take the viewer through six environments, including a wild west scene, a beach scene, and outer space,[2] while showcasing GM's development of their cars from marketing to production, and featured a look at GM's plans for the future.[1]

The show was disliked by parkgoers, who saw the attraction as a glorified GM ad.[1] In 2004, the show was replaced with a completely different show with the same name, with the story revolving around a toy Hummer H2 who aspired to be a real car.[3] Two years later, the space was replaced with a completely different exhibition called Fuel for Thought.[4]

Presentation

Dreamchasers was presented through custom-built chairs with a fixed headset with a small screen that showed 3D video and stereo speakers. These chairs swiveled in synchronization with the show up to 180 degrees,[1] though the motion only worked when the viewer was fully seated.[5] There were also buttons that allowed for closed captioning, and Portuguese and Spanish audio.[6]

Availability

No recordings of this show have surfaced anywhere, likely due to the small fixed screen making it difficult, if not impossible, to create a good recording of the show.

Gallery

References