Monday, August 08, 2005

The Alien Encounter Seat

Once, Walt Disney World was home to an attraction called ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter. This wasn't really a ride; it was kind of an interactive show.

Anyway, it opened back in 1994 and told the story of an advanced alien race and some kind of teleportation device. The head of the alien species was the guy who played Eddie Barzoon in The Devil's Advocate.

In 2003 this attraction closed to make way for Stitch's Great Escape.

I managed to get my hands on one of the old seats from this attraction.

There it is. Wow.

So many questions!

Should I sit on it?

Should a stuffed monkey dressed as a train conductor sit on it?

It truly is magical to think that THIS once carried guests into an adventure of epic proportions. Did you experience Alien Encounter? Then there is a 1-250 chance that you sat here!
You leaned back into this seat and watched the encounter. Your butt could have been right on this seat.

Ew. I better wash it (no offense.)

UPDATE:
I washed it. It was filthy. There was a thin layer of black grime on it and two different pieces of gum stuck to the bottom; peppermint and cherry - they were delicious! (I'm just kidding - the peppermint was pretty gross.)

It took over an hour to clean, and after cleaning there was something else that needed to be done.

I had to wash that stuffed monkey in the train conductor outfit.

After all the cleaning I bought some paint. It looks pretty cool.

The monkey, on the other hand, looks just plain silly in purple.

10 comments:

  1. I am sitting in the seat as I type this! Awesome.

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  2. Jim Shorts8/08/2005

    Foul! Foul!
    I know we are all upset about the war, but you shouldn't dress up stuffed monkwys. That's pretty weird.

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  3. staplegun8/08/2005

    I like the seat! You should tour it around the country like Norman Lear does with his Declaration of Independence.

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  4. I enjoyed reading about the Monkey. He seems like a talented train conductor. Do you know if he's gay?

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  5. Great Transaction!! A+! Credit to Ebay!!

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  6. I have to ask. How did you manage to get a hold of one of those chairs?

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  7. Gene Hackman is so cool aliens wash him down and place stuffed monkeys in conductor outfits on him!

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  8. I hit one under a large coat.

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  9. John Milton8/08/2005

    Eddie Barzoon! Eddie Barzoon! Ha! I nursed him through two divorces, a cocaine rehab, and a pregnant receptionist. I watched him bounce around like a wind-up toy! Like 250 pounds of self-serving greed on wheels! The next thousand years is right around the corner and Eddie Barzoon--take a good look. As the air thickens, the water sours, even the bees honey takes on the metallic taste of radioactivity--and it just keeps coming! And it just keeps coming! Faster and faster! There's no chance to think, to prepare. We've got a runaway train, boy! We've got a billion Eddie Barzoons all jogging into the future. Your belly's too full, your **** is sore, your eyes are bloodshot, and you're screaming for someone to help! But guess what? There's no one there! You're all alone, Eddie!

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  10. Todd the God8/10/2005

    I hated that ride! Hated it!

    This is the word of Todd.

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