Named for the Canadian national anthem, this 18-minute, Circle-Vision 360 movie takes visitors on a tour of North America's largest country (by area). Updated in 2007, the new version of the presentation is narrated by Canadian Martin Short. Here's a taste:
Circle-Vision films used to be a staple in Disney parks, but Disney has converted many of its former Circle-Vision theaters to other uses. (Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor at the Magic Kingdom and Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters at Disneyland both used to be Circle-Vision theaters.) IMAX seems to have become the preferred format for immersive visual presentations, leaving Circle-Vision behind. And the standing-room-only theaters used for Circle-Vision shows don't win over many weary theme park visitors.
But still... that's some pretty scenery. Great visuals, good music and a few funny gags - that's the prescription for a winning theme park movie. While O Canada! might not have earned a place in the top half of this year's draw, we'll see if it has enough fans to pull an upset or two. Voting begins in the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction tournament in March.Tweet
Any chance that travelogue in Norway will get a similar type of upgrade soon?
In regards to circlevision, I really don't have a problem with that and I think that China's circlevision is even better than Canada.
I also think O Canada gets a bad rap, sometimes even from me, is because most of us are Americans and 1. Been to Canada and 2. Many of us live in areas that are very similar to the enviroment of Canada (heck, Chicago looks very similar to Toronto) The new film goes for the more "exotic" Canada, making more of a striking comparison to its US counterparts.
You also can't beat the song!
Still, if it does pull an upset in the first round, I look forward to the rousing choruses of "Blame Canada".
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