Location: To the left as you enter the park through the main gate, between Universe of Energy and Mission: SPACE.
Date Opened: October 19, 1989
# of Ride Units: Four motion simulators
Ride Capacity: 40 passengers per simulator
Restraint Method: Seatbelt
Ticket Rating: C Ticket
Ride Photo: No
Open/Close: Open and close with the park. The entire Wonders of Life pavilion is only open seasonally during peak attendance periods. Check with current schedules when visiting the park.
Wait Times: When all four simulators are running, the attraction has a pretty good hourly capacity. Waiting more than 20 minutes would be unusual.
Length of Ride: 4 minutes
Single Rider: No
Queue Description: Not particularly themed, just a queue before being instructed to enter one of the simulators.
Health Restriction: Riders should be in good health without heart, back, or neck problems. Pregnant women and those prone to motion sickness should not ride.
Ride Access: The queue is wheelchair accessible but not ECV accessible. ECV riders will need to transfer to an available wheelchair at the queue entrance.
Wheelchair Transfer: While the queue is accessible, the ride itself is not. Wheelchairs can enter into the simulator but it will then be necessary to transfer to one of the seats inside the simulator. The wheelchair will be removed to the exit and returned for exiting the ride.
Service Animals: No
Audio: Assistive listening devices are available for this attraction from Guest Services.
Weight and Size Issues: Should be none.
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History and Trivia
At this location: Though not opened until 1989, the Wonders of Life Pavilion is the first resident of this location, and Body Wars has been in place since then.
The Attraction's History: A health and fitness pavilion was always in the plan for Epcot, but it was several years before a corporate sponsor could be found to finance construction. Eventually Metropolitan Life Insurance Company signed on and the pavilion was quickly built and opened October 19, 1989. MetLife ended their sponsorship in 2001 and since then the pavilion has been more of an afterthought and in early 2004 began to only open on peak attendance days. Body Wars itself remains unchanged since it opened.
Sponsors: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company sponsored Body Wars and the entire Wonders of Life pavilion from October 19, 1989, to June 10, 2001.
Is this logical? Leonard Nimoy, of Star Trek fame directed the film used in Body Wars.