24 May 2018

Thanks for Playing

Little more than two years ago the Streets of America closed for construction to begin on Galaxy’s Edge. While it has only been two years, at times it can feel as if it has been much longer, especially when you consider how long some of the experiences had called the area home. One such attraction, the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure, had been tucked away behind a façade since December of 1990.

Taking its cue from the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids film, the playground shrunk guests down to the size of an insect and turned them loose in a backyard complete with lost toys, film rolls, insects, and a giant dog nose. The absurd seemed commonplace here, and even when some of the props didn’t age well (film, in 2016?) and the film mostly vanished from the lexicon, it was always a pleasure to play in this oversized wonderland.

Because of its location, tucked away between a building front and a quick service restaurant, its ability to draw guests in struggled as the years went by. But those who took the time to explore the backyard scenery found a place filled with amusement. The smaller size of the guest allowed for many over-sized gags throughout the space, and I would suspect many gags of a similar sort will be utilized in Toy Story Land when it opens later this year. Let’s look back over the years and tour the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure in its heyday together.

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