Click to embiggen. Using Wordle technology, I created this lovely word cloud using the ride script of “Adventure Thru Inner Space.” I borrowed the script from Steve Wesson’s terrific Atommobiles.com site; I hope he doesn’t mind. Mr. Wesson created the virtual “Inner Space” ride-through that made the rounds a few years back; it’s absolutely worth tracking down a copy whether you’re a fan of this defunct Disneyland attraction or not. No less august a geek personage than Wil Wheaton has bestowed his blessing upon it.
As for my word cloud — I’m finding somebody to put that sucker on a t-shirt. That’s all there is to it. The period between the 1964 New York World’s Fair and the 1982 opening of EPCOT was a particularly inspired time for Disney attraction scripts. They contained big words and clever turns of phrase, two notions that don’t seem to have a lot of traction in the theme-park world these days.