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Body Wars

This attraction is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.

Part of the Wonders of Life Pavilion this motion simulator ride takes you a voyage through the body, similar, though unrelated, to the movie Fantastic Voyage without Raquel Welch. Unfortunately the film has been played a lot over the last 15 years and isn't in the best condition, looking grainy and scratched. Since the Wonders of Life Pavilion is now only open seasonally during peak attendance periods it is unlikely to be rehabilitated in the future.

Body Wars and the other attractions in the Wonders of Life Pavilion just kind of faded away. For a long time the pavilion was only open during peak periods and then eventually only open during some peak periods. By early 2006 the pavilion was no longer mentioned on the official park map and the individual attractions had disappeared from the Walt Disney World Web site. Though there has not been an official announcement all of this has moved the attractions to In the Past...

General Information - Hide Section

    This attraction is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.


  • 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
  • Date Closed: January 1, 2007
  • # of Ride Units: Four motion simulators
  • Ride Capacity: 40 passengers per simulator
  • Restraint Method: Seatbelt
  • Ticket Rating: C Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • 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
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: Not particularly themed, just a queue before being instructed to enter one of the simulators.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • 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.
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction:
  • Child Swap:
  • Other Issues:
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • 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.
  • Other Trivia:
    • 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.


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