Location: In the soundstages on Mickey Avenue, next to Walt Disney: One Man's Dream.
Date Opened: May 23, 2008
Capacity: About two groups at a time inside, controlled by the pre-show which fits about 80 people per go.
# of Shows: Continuous through the day, approximately every 10 minutes.
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Wait Times: There is rarely any need to wait longer than the next pre-show.
Length of Show: Self guided; 20 minutes
Queue Description: A large pre-show room with some movie related decorations.
Health Restriction: None
Ride Access: The entire exhibit space is wheelchair and ECV accessible.
Wheelchair Transfer: Not necessary
Service Animals: Yes
Audio: Assistive listening devices are available from Guest Services.
Weight and Size Issues: No
Height Restriction: No
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History and Trivia
At this location: Immediately prior to the current form of the exhibit this space was a showcase for the previous movie in the Narnia franchise and was called Journey Into Narnia: Creating the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and included appearances by Jadis, the White Witch (played by Tilda Swinton in the movie). Prior to that the space was a showcase for the making of the movie The Haunted Mansion and then back even farther from 1996 to 2002 it was exhibited props from the making of the live action version of 101 Dalmatians. Prior to that the soundstages on Mickey Avenue were used to showcase actual production tasks in making animated movies (don't forget that once upon a time there was a hope to use the park as an actual working studio).
A grand opening: Because of the literary connections, when the showcase for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe opened on December 9, 2005, in attendance were Florida first lady Columba Bush (sister-in-law to the President George W. Bush) and state education chancellor Cheri Pierson Yecke.