The information below is provided for historical reference.
Description And Comments
Cranium Command is Epcot's great sleeper attraction. Stuck on the backside of the Wonders of Life pavilion and far less promoted than Body Wars, this humorous Epcot offering is bypassed by many guests. Characters called "Brain Pilots" are trained to operate human brains. The show consists of a day in the life of one of these Cranium Commanders as he tries to pilot the brain of an adolescent boy. Epcot and Walt Disney World could use a lot more of this type of humor.
To understand the program, you need to see the pre-show cartoon. If you arrive in the waiting area while it's in progress, be sure you see enough to get a sense of the story before you enter the theater. While most preschoolers enjoy Cranium Command, many don't really understand it.
Before 11 a.m. or after 3 p.m.
Disney Dish with Jim Hill
THE MAKING OF A WINNER
Disney was so impressed with the job that then-fledgling animation directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale did with Cranium Command's pre-show cartoon that they were offered a chance to direct the 1991 hit, Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film ever nominated for a "Best Picture" Academy Award.
Other Attractions in Future World
- Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
- Ellen's Energy Adventure
- Journey Into Imagination With Figment
- Living with the Land
- Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
- Mission: SPACE Green
- Mission: SPACE Orange
- Spaceship Earth
- Sum of All Thrills (in Innoventions East)
- Test Track
- The Circle of Life
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- Turtle Talk with Crush
|Opening Date||October 19, 1989|
|Closing Date||December 31, 2005|
|Scope and scale||Major Attraction|
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