Journey into Narnia: Creating The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Journey into Narnia: Creating the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was a theme park show that operated at Disney's Hollywood Studios from December 9, 2005, to January 1, 2008. It was a stand and watch attraction, with a live appearance by the White Witch character and a display of several costumes from the film.[1]

Jadis, the White Witch, appeared live off-screen during the abridged feature film.

Visitors to the Journey into Narnia were led into an antechamber with a Wardrobe prop "entrance". The audience was then led through the wardrobe doors into a large room adorned with flocked pine trees, a lamppost, a large tree illuminated with fiber optics, and a large (150") projection television screen. The screen displayed a greatly abridged version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the 2005 feature film co-produced by Disney and Walden Media.

At a key point in the abridged film, the White Witch appeared on a terrace above the crowd and read a few lines from the film. The abridged film then continued on-screen, followed by a short preview of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, the second Narnia feature film, which was to be released in 2008. None of the material shown on-screen was exclusive — all could be found in the DVD edition of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe or in online previews of Prince Caspian.

After standing and watching for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, the audience exited through a hallway that was decorated with several costumes from the film.

UpdateEdit

The attraction closed permanently on January 1, 2008 so it could be converted into the new attraction, "Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian",[2] which officially opened on June 27, 2008, which has subsequently since closed.[3]

HistoryEdit

In 2003, this area was used to house The Making of The Haunted Mansion Movie attraction. Before that, the building (Soundstage 4) housed set from the live-action version of 101 Dalmatians from 1996 - 2002.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jackson, Jerry W. (October 27, 2005). "Narnia attraction takes visitors on a journey". The Orlando Sentinel. p. C1. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  2. ^ Geryak, Cole (2019-11-14). "Extinct Attractions: Journey into Narnia". LaughingPlace.com. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  3. ^ "Journey Into Narnia: Prince Caspian News". www.wdwmagic.com. Retrieved 2020-03-08.