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*CONFIRMED* Cranium Command & Body Wars Current State. Magical Moment.

Discussion in 'Past Attractions' started by Jwhee, Sep 29, 2013.

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Do You Think Cranium Command Was Bulldozed?

Poll closed Oct 14, 2013.
  1. Yes!

    21 vote(s)
    29.2%
  2. No!

    51 vote(s)
    70.8%
  1. Jwhee

    Jwhee Well-Known Member

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    BEFORE READING ANSWER THE POLL QUESTION!




    Lets Start Off With Some Pictures Of The Pavilion From The Food And Wine Festival:

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    Remains of WOL in "Seasons Of The Vine"


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    Body Wars Queue
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    Wonders Of Life Mobile

    http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Jwhee/media/MVI_0046_zps5ab230e1.mp4.html

    Current State Of Cranium Command

    Ok Folks! This is where the story of a very magical moment begins! While walking around the festival center I was approached by a Cast Member (Will not give any details) He/She Asked "Are you looking for the old attractions?" My response was "Yes we are, do you know anything about them" and he/she was asking about what attraction we wondered most about. We told him/her that we want to know about the current state of Cranium Command. He/She then replied "Well, Follow me." In shock I responded to him/her asking if he/she was going to show us Cranium Command?! The amazing Cast Members response was "Of Course". The CM then walks us towards the restrooms, we go to the right behind the brown curtain and we walk into a kitchen. A kitchen! Seriously! At that point I was thinking that they seriously replaced Cranium Command with a Kitchen! The queue ramp that curved upwards was gone, but you can still see on the ceiling where it lead to. Then you look further into the kitchen. On a wall, randomly sitting there, is a sign that says "Next Show 00:00" The sign was still on! We continue walking up of what was the exit to Cranium Command. We see a row of doors. The CM reaches out and opens one of these doors. Do we see a empty room!? NO! Do we see a room used for storage!? NO! Do we see a little guy named Buzzy floating around!? Yes! We walked into the dark theater. Everything still there, even a spot light was on pointing in some random direction. All 4 circular screens were still there. The purple lights were not on, it was a dark theater. I could not see Buzzys details. They were doing some sort of work to buzzy. There was a building scaffle set up around him from the floor to the ceiling. All the benches were still intact, the inside of the skull was intact. After standing in there for around a minute or so the CM told us she was going to show us of where the queue was. We walk back towards the kitchen make a left and there we see the sign that said "Next Show Time" we keep on walking and see what was the operation booth to start the pre show, it was kind of destroyed. There was a phone on the booth and most of the buttons were gone. we continue walking and then we see the pre-Show room. Besides some boxes laying around and a dirty floor. This place looked very good for not being used in 6 years. We then see the entrance to the control room witch looks like it has been slowly taken apart of the years. We thank the very kind CM as he/she walks us back through the kitchen and out the curtain we then say thank you and receive High-Fives! The CM Told us that if you were to walk through the Body Wars queue you would get to where the doors would open and if you walked through the doors you would fall down quite a few feet... But Overall this was one of my most magical experiences at Walt Disney World! If anyone has any questions feel free to ask!

    DONT BELIEVE THE CAST MEMBERS WHEN THEY SAY CRANIUM COMMAND IS BULLDOZED! IT IS NOT! I HAVE SEEN IT WITH MY OWN EYES!
     
  2. afar28

    afar28 Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious? That's amazing. What a CM. I assume you weren't allowed to take pics in the Body Wars theater? But still, what an experience
     
  3. Jwhee

    Jwhee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yes, i asked if i could take a photo and the CM's response was No because it is considered a backstage area.
     
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  4. Jwhee

    Jwhee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    They also told me that they think something will happen to that place within the next 10 years.
     
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  5. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    I'll confirm as of last month, the Cranium theatre is indeed intact save for lack of upkeep damage. Buzzy has some clothing missing and there is cosmetic ceiling damage / mold.

    Bodywars however is completely gone.
     
  6. Voxel

    Voxel President of Progress City Premium Member

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    That makes me somewhat happy yet sad that Cranium Command is still there. Its great that its still there but saddening to hear that it is falling into disrepair. I have fond memories of it as a kid.
     
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    Goofyernmost Well-Known Member

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    I guess that's cause for celebration, I guess. My question would be, so what? It hasn't been torn down yet, why bother they don't have to cannibalize it for a like attraction (like Body Wars) so why not just leave it behind walls until they need the space, if ever. Still existing is like saying that they found a missing city in the middle of the ocean. That doesn't mean we can now live in it. When, and if, they ever decide to use that pavilion again, it will be re-themed and you can bet that Command will then become dumpster fill. It's not a matter of being negative, it's a matter of being realistic.
     
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  8. Jwhee

    Jwhee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    When you went it where the lights on? I wonder what they are doing to buzzy with the work equipment up around him.

    Also Im confirming as of last night
     
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    Awesome story, thanks for sharing. What a cool CM, hope he doesn't get in any trouble for giving you that crazy opportunity.

    I totally get the "it's cheaper to not tear it out" mentality that guarantees the theater's continued stagnation, but I'm honestly shocked Buzzy still sits there... isn't he a fairly complex animatronic? I would've expected them to either A) strip him for parts for other AAs or B) remove him from posterity (give him to the archives or put him on display for the fans like they do with the old Figments).
     
  10. Disneykidder

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    What an odd question to even ask you..."are you looking for the old attraction?" Maybe you were just standing there. But still very cool of that CM and probably not something he was supposed to do.
     
  11. Jwhee

    Jwhee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Yes i found that very odd, my friend and I were in the pavilion earlier talking to other CMS about it, and then the CM that took us into CC said other CMS told her about 2 young men walking around looking for the old attractions. I mean we werent really heard to miss, we had back packs, camera bags etc..
     
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    dreamscometrue Well-Known Member

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    Great story...thanks for posting. This pavilion has to be opened as a pavilion again to give Future World much needed attractions. The rumoured Imagination redo is good, and a redo of this pavilion should follow (or better yet, be done at the same time).
     
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  13. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Lights were indeed on. I didn't go in but am luckily party to information.
     
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  14. Jwhee

    Jwhee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Wow! do you think they were doing some sort of work?
     
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    dreamscometrue Well-Known Member

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    Martin, does any of the info you are privy to, suggest what might be done with this pavillion in the future? :)
     
  16. Goofyernmost

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    Which may explain the scaffolding and the work being done. I surely don't know, but, I would be more than surprised if it was anything more than that. Sorry, wish I could be more hopefully optimistic, but, in this case, I cannot be.
     
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  17. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Nope. Light were on for a different reason. Proposals have been and gone for the pavilion but I fear without a major sponsor the main area will just sit and stagnate save for a few hoorahs for paying guests and corporate shenanigans for events that should be held in a conventions center, not a $80 million dollar pavilion.
     
  18. afar28

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    Well that sucks, it would've been cool to see some pics. But still, sounds like it was a great experience
     
  19. Jwhee

    Jwhee Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    May I ask why the lights were on?
     
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    I've
    I'm afraid I can't answer that.
     

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