last updated: See News below for latest updates.
This site features the sights, sound
and flash animation of Disney's much missed attraction
in Disneyland California's Tomorrowland (now
replaced with Star Tours). I have created this site
from my own collection of media from auctions on ebay
to my own personal ATIS material. Adventure Thru Inner
Space web site was in the making for over the span of
8 years. My goal is to share with others who also miss
the attraction or have never encountered one of the
most interesting, creative and odd rides ever created.
If you have any additional information on this attraction
and would like to share it on this site (and you will
be given credit) please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to look around the site.
There are many interesting tid-bits of information about
10-12-06: New ATIS Doombuggies Project from Patrick Hurd
Not much new to report but there is a new ATIS project
from Doombuggies Productions that I have been informed
of. The ATIS platform is selling for $40.00 with shipping
included. The site is currently down but you can contact
him though his email at: email@example.com
Not new to some but for those who didn't know: Disney
has a little tribute to ATIS on their Virtual Magic
Kingdom online game. One of the areas looks a little
familiar doesn't it? still need a screen shot of it.
Anyone that plays VMK can you send in a pic? I think
this is of the Inner Space shop once you complete a
bunch of hard mini games.
Various Pins to collect
04-02-06: ATIS Show Podcast on Window to the Magic and
I guess Firefox web browser hates my html style sheets
and Pay Pal buttons so I tried to made some adjustments
to fix the errors on this page. If you see anymore webpage
errors let me know. I will try to fix them to work with
most web browsers.
For those interested I did a fun ATIS Podcast show
late last year for my friend Paul Barrie's Podcast "Window
to the Magic". Download it here:
http://pbarrie.libsyn.com It is Show #21 Dec 2005
in the list. Hope you enjoy it. If you have time check
out Paul's other great shows about Disneyland.
Few new pictures at the bottom of the page 3 Image
Gallery. See them here.
More great ATISVRT DVD Reviews:
I purchased a copy of your ATIS Virtual Ridethru DVD
a few months ago. I have to say that it was AMAZING!!!
The quality of your work is remarkable, and the detail
that went into it is commendable. My 8 year old daughter,
who will never be able to see the Mighty Microscope,
loves the DVD.
For those of us who miss the best ride ever at Disneyland,
can still get our 'shrinking' fix at any time. You haven't
just put together a simulation, but you've actually
helped preserved a piece of history. As years go by
and memories fade, we will still have your ridethru
as a reference.
Thanks so much for your very hard work!
from memory and a few snap shots, this is what you made...
Fantastic!!! I was just a little guy, but vaguely remember
this ride.. many parts to your recreation sparked a
few memories.. So, Id say you pretty much hit it on
the nose. I got the DVD from Extinct attraction for
ATIS, but is was pretty much 100% blackout.. Glad I
have it, but at the same time, felt like a waste of
$$. With your recreation, you get to see everything
a video camera just can't capture. Even today, with
the infrared cameras, you just cant get the detail a
recreation can give you.. cant tell you how many times
I have tried to film Pirates and Haunted mansion.. came
out ok, but not as good a being there. The scrim gets
in the way, etc.. So Im am totally on board with CGI
recreations. With your atommobile and the timing on
the animation, your part way there for a Haunted Mansion.-
You did an amazing job recreating ATIS. I love the
level of detail you achieved. I'm surprised that my
favorite part is the lobby...I guess that feels the
most like being there. Thanks for bringing back the
best part of the best era of Tomorrowland (when it was
a land of constant, harmonious motion)!
received the DVD back in January I believe, and let
me tell you, I watch it just about every day. Although
I was only 5 years old when the ride closed, and not
sure if I ever rode it (I went to Disneyland when I
was 2 and my parents don't recall if they took me on
it, nor do they even remember it), I appreciate it just
as much as anyone else. Thank you so much for the DVD!
~~ Chris Smirnoff
11-14-05: MP3 review and special anniversary discount
to listen or right click and select "Save
target as" to save to your hard drive
It's my one year anniversary
The Adventure Thru Inner Space
Virtual Ride-thru DVD! YAY!
In celebration of my one year anniversary of The
Adventure Thru Inner Space Virtual Ride-thru DVD
I am running a special for $16.99
each or get 2 DVD's for a special low price of $29.99!
(Ten dollar savings)
(+$5.00 shipping and handling US mail)
Remember this is a limited time only for both offers
so get yours while supplies last.
the perfect gift that is truly unique for any Disneyland
Sorry US orders only please. Contact me via email if you
would like to send payment by a money order instead of
a PayPal payment.
If you live outside the US and are
interested in the DVD, please send me your address and
number of copies and I can quote you a price for shipping.
10-05-05: Peoplemover pin and more.
Patrick has a new Peoplemover pin available at Doombuggy
Productions. They are only limited to 25 sets so hurry
and get em while they last.
Can I buy a VOWL please?
The letter "U" from the front of the Inner
Space building sign from the word "THRU" is
still running up on Ebay.
The starting Bid is at $500.00. Any takers? LINK
08-21-05: New Update. YAY! 'bout time....
everyone that I have been away for so long. I have been
real busy at my new job working hard on my many projects
that come up. I have some updates and info so here it
I had a GREAT time meeting everyone
a few months back at the NFFC show. Nice to finally
put many faces with emails and names that I chat with
online. I got to meet my fellow ATIS fan and partner
Paul Barrie and his son who were really fun to sit with
at our booth. Everyone was so nice and I so was flattered
by the kind comments that were expressed at the show.
I couldn't believe that some people wanted my autograph
on the DVD as well. Flattering to have that 15 minutes
of fame. The highlight of the day was when Tony Baxter
of Head of Disney Imagineering came to my table to meet
me. He expressed how much he enjoyed the DVD and he
even signed a copy for me to take home. I also had the
awesome pleasure in meeting and chatting with Doug Hartwell
of Walt Disney Imagineering fame and the famous Dave
Smith (Main Director and founder of Disney Archives
and Author of the book "Disney
A to Z". What a great day! I will have
to try to go to another one the next time it comes around.
Ricky Brigante from Inside the magic
gave a great review to my DVD on his fun and very popular
Disney Podcast show this week. If you like Disney movie
reviews and are a Disneyland or Disney World fan, check
out his website and informative and interesting show
Sometimes the website has reached it's 10GB download
limit so keep trying each day if it is down.
My friend Paul Barrie of window to the magic and Country
Bears fame also has a Disney podcast that has some great
audio ride-thoughs and Disney info.
I have some updates to the IMAGE GALLERY (page 3). Nice
images that I haven't seem before. Some fans (that must
have been Disneyland Employees at the time) have been
nice to send some personal photos of inside the ATIS
attraction (some with the lights on) and I am glad to
see that many of them are real close to my 3D models.
Good stuff! See it here
Just received the DVD. You did a brilliant
job. I have a p-rojection set up in my basement. My
screen is about 8' x 10' so when you project your movie
it looks life sized. I was never able to ride the original
ATIS so seeing this really was alot of fun. It truly
felt like I was riding in the attraction. I loved the
sound recording split in the 5.1 surround sound. Overall
this was an excellent job, bravo!
video! It brought back lots of memories. I remember
first time I rode on it when I was in grade school.
I was scared out
of my wits when I saw the miniaturized people going
through the Mighty
Microscope. After that, it was one of my favorite rides.
You put a lot of hard work into the
project and produced a great product.
Received the first of my two DVDs today! The second
one is for my friend Marianne (who misses the attraction
terribly) when it arrives. What an amazing achievement!!!
You have pioneered a whole-new genre with this effort.
Liked also hearing your comments during the ride-thru.
I had a kind of eerie sensation I can't explain while
watching, but in a good way!!!
PHILO H. BARNHART (Animator, Product
designer and artist)
for the Disney Geek in your life...
WWW.ATOMMOBILES.COM - Some folks have
posters of their favourite Disneyland attractions, this
guy spent two years of his life, countless thousands
of dollars and went ahead and did a CGI version of this
long missed attraction. This is a recreation of the
beloved Adventures Thru Innerspace that
was removed 20 year ago to make room for Star Tours
and another nail in Tomorrowlands coffin. At $20.00,
you are not only giving validation to the coolest tribute
to the coolest ride ever to be seen at Disneyland, you
are saying Good Job to a labour of love
for the entire world can now enjoy in 5.1 surround
received and watched the DVD. Thank you for a great
product. I really enjoyed it.
Kelly De Witt
friend of mine showed me her copy of the DVD and I was
blown away. This is a very awesome thing you have done
for all of us who enjoyed that ride.
06-14-05: NFFC "Strictly Disneyana" Show, and
Sale, PSP & more reviews.
Hi everyone. No real updates this month. I decided
to take some time off and get some much needed rest.
There hasn't been anything new, turned-in or discovered.
I will update the site wih anything new as it comes
in. It has been real slow this year and the only update
is to the links area. Be sure to check out Jeff Summers
website. He is building a small scale Nautilus model
that looks really great. Check out his site at http://www.media-1.net/nautilus.html
For those interested, the NFFC "Strictly Disneyana"
Show 2005 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Garden Grove, CA
is coming up. I will be there on opening day on Sunday
July 10th, so if you are at the show try to stop by
and say hi. I will be there selling ATIS DVD's (one
day only) along with fellow ATIS fan and Country Bears
fame Paul Barrie. Hope to see you there. I can't wait.
I wish I could stay longer but I have work obligations
at my new job.
Many of you already know I am a hard core gamer. Some
great games out there even kept me from working on the
ATIS project. Thankfully I was able to pull myself away
from the games to get it done. Now that the new PSP
is out I knew I had to have one. I love this thing.
Great graphics and 3D gameplay in the palm of my hand.
What was the first movie I put on my PSP? Yep You guessed
it.... ATIS Virtual Ride-thru.
I have been thinking about making the ATIS Ride Thru
available in MPEG 4 format for Sony PSP owners. For
fun I put it on my PSP to show and inform people about
ATIS. It is great to have it in such a portable format.
Now I can show people exactly what the heck ATIS is
when I try to explain it or the website to them. Email
me if you think this is something worth doing.
Here are some pics from my ATIS Vitrual Ride-thru on
my PSP. It looks great on the PSP format. To bad I didn't
build it out in wide screen to fill the PSP size screen.
The movie can be stretched to fit but it distorts the
movie a bit.
Oh and here are some more great reviews... one is even
from Wil Wheaton
(Actor, Author, Voice Actor) and Star Trek Next
Generation fame (See review below).
I just finished
watching the Virtual Ride Thru, and viewing most of
the extra materials.
It is incredible!
The most amazing this is that I recall all the visuals,
but none of the music or narration.
that I'm not the first person to tell you how wonderful
it is to get on that ride again, and recall the thrill
I felt when I first rode it in the early 80s with my
a future where I can enjoy an entire Disneyland retro-trip
(Actor, Author, Voice Actor)
it and it's SO COOL!!!!! I showed it to my wife and
she flipped! She went on and on about running around
to get on the ride over and over as a kid with her friends.
(much as my brother's and I did!) My 7 yr old son lamented
that the ride was closed only 2 years before he was
born and like the submarines, wishes it ATIS were still
there for him to experience.
it at work for a few friends who are Disneyfiles and
they sat agog, repeating how awesome it was that this
could have been done... Of course I referred them to
your website... I plan on showing it to our design staff
this week as well.
Congratulations! I still can't believe you left a computer
rendering for 3 months on one scene... MAN!
As if the
site wasn't enough, I a bigger fan of yours now...
Art Director - On Air Design
just had to drop you a note to thank you for your amazing
work on the ATIS ride-thru DVD. I have to admit despite
the great reviews on your site I was a little skeptical
that a computer animation would be able to really recapture
the feeling I had of being a kid going to Disneyland for
the first time in 1970 and riding this fascinating ride.
I certainly needn't have been; I've watched it several
times now, including some viewings with some friends that
never went on the ride, and they absolutely love it too.
It just seems better and better with each viewing. First
of all, it truly captures the experience that a grainy,
dark actual video of the ride can never do. An interesting
impression: the fact there are no other people there gives
kind of a haunting, frozen-in-time feeling to it, like
you have your own private pass to Disneyland in a time
warp. Your work: graphics, layout, sound editing and mixing
(excellent surround FX!) is remarkable, and I look forward
to seeing what future projects you'll be working on.
All the best,
Artist/Composer, Denver, CO
Thru Inner Space Virtual Ride-Thru : 5 out of 5
long time ago I discovered Atommobiles.com, a fantastic
tribute site to one of my favorite extinct Disneyland
attractions, and I've been visiting it every now and
then to check on the progress of an incredible task:
re-creating the entire ride in detailed CGI animation!
This amazing job was recently completed after two years
of work, and the finished result is now available on
DVD. Of course, I ordered a copy right away, and the
experience is spectacular! Steve Wesson went all out
to make this as accurate as possible, from the complete
entrance and exit lobby down to the warning labels on
the ride vehicles. I think I only rode the actual ride
a few times on some of my first visits to Disneyland,
but everything is exactly as I remember it. The DVD
contains the complete ride-through in both rider perspective
and "floating camera" views, and also other
bonus material. This is definitely a professional looking
product that every Disneyland fan should own. If you've
ever traveled through the Mighty Microscope in the past,
get a copy of this DVD at Atommobiles.com to relive
the journey again!
Just got you DVD of the virtual ride thru of Inner
Space. All I've got to say is YOU ARE THE MAN. You've
faithfully reproduced every "atom" of this
long missed ride that really captures the true essence
of what a REAL Tomorrowland is all about. Along with
my love for the 67 Carousel of Progress ATIS ranks up
there with it. Beats the retro Rustyland that was pushed
in 89. Shows that the immagineers KNEW what they were
doing back then.
By the way. What software and system did you use to
do this. I'm VERY interested.
Perhaps you might be interested in doing a virtual
ride on the PeopleMovers and or even a bigger challenge
would be to replicate the original 67 Carousel of Progress
complete with Progress City.
Again, Thanks a HOLE bunch for this DVD. Love it, love
it, loooooooove it!!!!!!!
01-12-05: Nice Review from David Koenig
of "Mouse Tales" and "More Mouse Tales")
I received the DVD a couple of days ago and watched
it last night. Spectacular job! I never thought I'd
have the opportunity again to step back in time 20 years
and experience Inner Space again, but you somehow pulled
it off. I just kept shaking my head, unable to believe
how dead on everything was. I especially loved all the
little details -- and you had me dying to climb into
the screen and ride on of your PeopleMover cabins next!
I've seen plenty of videotaped attraction ride-thrus,
but yours is the only one that delivered any meaningful
sensation of riding the actual ride again. Congratulations!
I'll highly recommend it to anyone who asks.
Thanks for bringing back so many memories. I was tickled
at the little things about the ride that I had forgotten
and suddenly remembered when viewing the DVD. Now I
can show my kids this ride---one that I had only been
able to explain before. I am so glad I can bring history
to life for them. Excellent, excellent, excellent!!!!
I received your DVD and adore everything you have done.
What a thrilling achievement! Your treatment of Adventure
Thru Inner Space is a true gift to everyone and such
a beautiful and loving tribute. I experienced the ride
only as a small child and couldn't really remember it,
so your DVD enabled me to go back in time and re-live
something that would otherwise have been totally forgotten.
I hope that in the future you will consider attempting
other virtual rides from Disney's past. But wherever
your future leads you, I wish you fulfillment and happiness
(at least equal to the happiness you have shared via
this beautiful project!)
01-05-05: More great reviews! Thanks everyone for your
In 1967, Disneyland's New Tomorrowland
opened, arguably the single greatest themed attraction
project ever achieved. The project included a whopping
six major new attractions: the Peoplemover, Carousel of
Progress, Rocket Jets, Circle Vision, Flight to the Moon,
and Adventure Thru Inner Space.
Steve Wesson's computer generated "Ride-thru"
DVD recreates what I consider one of the best and certainly
one the most ground breaking rides to ever come out,
New Tomorrowland's Adventure Thru Inner Space. And,
what an amazing DVD this is!
The DVD contains all three elements
of the now extinct attraction and a host of bonus material.
The new 1967 New Tomorrowland rides (along with Pirates
of the Caribbean) were the first to incorporate integrated
and well developed pre and post show elements. The ride-thru
is true to form. The perspective is first person and
it begins as anyone would have walked into the entry
lobby of the attraction 35 years ago.
I remember walking into that same lobby
almost 35 years ago as a kid and being scared to death.
The DVD does a great job recapturing the atmosphere.
The focus is on an enormous machine called the Mighty
Microscope which is apparently swallowing people and
shrinking them down to the size of an atom. The attention
to detail and faithfulness to the real ride is amazing.
You board the ride vehicle (Disney's
first use of the very successful omnimover system) and
enter the Mighty Microscope. And once again, the attention
to detail on the DVD is great. I continue to be in awe
of two things. First, how well and how creative the
Disney imagnieers were to provide a truly immersive
experience given 1967 technology. Second, how well the
DVD reproduces the experience with all its quirks.
Needless to say, you shrink all the
way down until you come face to face with nucleus of
an oxygen atom, which beats and throbs like a heart.
At this point, the shrinking reverses and the ride narrator
informs that there is no cause for alarm because we
are back on visual. A huge eyeball appears gazing back
through a microscope.
I should attest as well to the quality
and faithfulness of the audio. The ride designers spent
a lot of time scripting the narration, the music, and
the sound effects and Steve's DVD is right on the spot
in every respect.
The ride ends and we are ushered out
into the exit lobby, complete with Monsanto propaganda
(the ride sponsor), a beautiful floor-to-ceiling hourglass
shaped oil lamp, and a fairly faithful view of the rest
Final comment: The amount of research,
the level of detail, and the execution are way beyond
my expectations of a fan who worked as a hobby in his
spare time over the course of a couple years. But the
DVD truly speaks for itself, a must for the Disney nostalgia
man-O-man! your butt is probably the
cleanest thing on the planet right now! as everyone
else has commented, that dvd is AWESOME! in the over
20 years Ive been collecting Disneyland stuff,
Ive never run across something so immersing as
your ride through! As you know, I have some rare ATIS
stuff, but having your ride thru really tops it out.
my microscope Atommobile whimpered for home when I played
your disc for the first time (the Atommobile is next
to the tv!).
Merry Monsanto X-mas!
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!
You are a miracle worker. I don't know how you did it,
but this virtual ride-through is a glory to behold.
Thanks so much doing such a tremendous
Wow, that brought back memories! I had forgotten many
details of the ride. What a great simulation! And the
sound was especially great.
I really don't know where to begin, except to say thank
you, thank you, thank you (as well as thanks to your
family that was patient as you worked on this). First
off, I really didn't expect to receive this before Christmas,
as late as I ordered. That was remarkable in itself.
But then when I sat down to watch it.... WOW! I stumbled
upon your site about a year or so ago, and was impressed
then. I remember reading what you planned to do, were
working on, etc... and then I just kind of got distracted,
forgetful, something like that.
Then I saw Kevin's review in MiceAge and right then
and there, and based on what he said, and what I had
previously seen, I knew I HAD to have this piece of
So, again, thank you for what was obviously a labor
of love, and then for sharing it with us DIsney fanatics.
It is once again, just remarkable beyond words.
Merry Christmas to you and yours,
After hearing about your DVD from a
friend of mine (Whimsical Will), I ordered two of your
Absolutely AWESOME DVD of my all-time favorite extinct
attraction a dream come true for me ;-)
I just wanted to let you know that I just watched the
DVD last night and was amazed!! I just had to get a few
copies for some friends.
Thanks so much,
I did receive it-- saw it last night
for the first time-- and I have to say, it was INCREDIBLE!
You've given those of us who never
experienced the ride in person a great impression of
what it was like; and you've also set the standard in
our new genre. No matter what follows, Steve Wesson
will always be the "founding father" of the
virtual theme park ride-through.
I was captivated by the motion of the
Omnimover vehicles and the amazing number of projections
you were able to realistically recreate. The Disney
design influence of that era was also clearly visible.
It's easy to understand why Disneylanders remember ATIS
so fondly, much in the same way Floridians have a fond
affinity for "if you had wings."
I especially liked the alternate-view
sequence, with the camera moves outside the vehicles.
For some reason, that's my favorite perspective. Perhaps
because I got a better look at how you put the whole
And I can't thank you enough for the
generous mention in the credits! You've been way too
kind. I'll continue to promote your DVD on my site,
and I promise, I'll do everything I can to keep pushing
"Virtual Toad" toward completion.
I know you must be relieved that it's
finished, but in a way, it's kind of bittersweet, because
we won't be able to see your work as it evolves anymore.
Unless you're planning on tackling another Disney project....
Best wishes and Happy Holidays,
dad's side of the family has a tradition of loving Disneyland
that goes all the way back to Opening Day in 1955. And
my dad and uncle in particular loved ATIS. So when we
all got together for Christmas, I brought the DVD to
show everyone. It was a huge hit!
I had been a little afraid that they would think both
of us unconscionable geeks--you for making the film,
and me for spending $20 on it. But they were extremely
impressed and thanked me for bringing it. Some grand
old memories were re-lived on that day.
So thank you once again for this creation.
My whole family appreciates it.
12-15-04: ATIS Virtual Ride-Thru Tribute and DVD Reviews!
Thru Inner Space DVD Now Shipping!
See DVD content details below
Read what people are saying about
the ATIS Virtual Ride-thru Tribute DVD.
first, an incredible gift idea you just cant pass
up. I know its late in the Christmas game, and
I cant promise youll get your order in time
for Christmas, but forget all that. I have a product
to recommend to you which will make you forget the present
didnt arrive until January. Youll forget
the world around you. Youll be lucky if you dont
temporarily forget your own name, its so good.
Its the DVD of a computer-generated ride-through
of the old Disneyland attraction, Adventure Thru Inner
Run, do not walk, to www.atommobiles.com.
There you will find a DVD on sale for $19.99 that defies
imagination and description. Heres what creator
Steve Wesson says is on the DVD:
Full CGI Ride Thru of Adventure
Thru Inner Space in Full 5.1 Surround Sound (audio
rebuilt from the ground up by Paul Barrie)
Vector line ride thru of attraction
Alternate camera fly though
360 Chair model test
Image Slide Show (over 80 images
and close up shots)
Images of all 8 display boxes in
Alternate "Back on visual Eye"
Animation Composite Example
Commentary of Problems and
Issues with ride-thru (optional) by Steve Wesson
And yet, words are too cold to fully
capture the magic on this DVD. The ride-through was
a transcendent experience for me. I found myself exclaiming
Ohmygosh! I forgot all about that! constantly
while watching the video. I cannot possibly imagine
a single theme park collectible, video, or book ever
encapsulating the Disneyland experience as much as this
one DVD. Maybe this is my nostalgia peeking through
my wife commented that ATIS was a somewhat boring
ride, even in digitally-rendered three-dimensional computer
animation but for anyone who remembers the Monsanto
dark ride, this is simply not to be missed. I cannot
stress enough what a fascinating and worthwhile purchase
this is. Of all the recommendations Ive ever made
in my life, this one earns my highest praise. Buy it.
You wont be disappointed. Steve has even indicated
that people emailing him with rush shipping orders
for Christmas might even be accommodated, if they can
tolerate a little extra payment for shipping.
Steve, Just a note to say
thank you and "WOW" for your amazing DVD. It
is obvious what passion can do when you really love what
you do. I'm forwarding your link to as many people as
I can to get lots of them sold for you. Great job!! Well
Oscar goes to Steve, for finding new ways to arrange
pixels for our comfort and convenience! The DVD Rocks!"
Sotto (Former Senior Vice President of Concept Design
at Walt Disney Imagineering)
do I begin the DVD is AWESOME! It is so much more
than I expected, and I expected a lot. You did such
a wonderful job of re-creating one of my most favorite
Disneyland attractions of all time. I am truly thankful
to you for all of the hard work you put into bringing
ATIS back to life.
just so wonderful that given what little material you
had to go by, you were able to re-create the ride so
closely to how I remember it, and I was 26 when it closed
so my memories are still quite strong. It was so real
that I was craning my neck to look out of my atommobile
and see the scenes as I left them, or as they approached.
thank you so much for taking on this project and doing
such a quality job of it. Even the artwork on the disc
itself is worthy of framing. Since I first found your
site when it first appeared I felt that you are a fantastically
talented person, and this project proves it beyond a
shadow of a doubt. Good work, Steve.
wanted you to know that I received the DVD last night
and it was great! It really brought back great memories
for me I hope you know how much your hard work
is appreciated by the fans of this fantastic ride. Now
its time for you to take break, sit back, relax,
and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Sincerely, Clay Colvin
You know, any other words just can't
describe it better then that one simple
word. From the DVD case, to the quality graphics, to
the exceptional sound;
WOW just describes the entire product.
A tip of the mouse-ears to you and
your hard work.
You may know of my work if you hang
around the Newsgroups, VisionsFantastic, or #Disney-Central.
I produce Disneyland ride videos taking multiple trips
and editing together a unique experience. I can sympathize
with your hard work and can truly appreciate the birth
pains you had to go through to give this baby life.
From one creator to another - you have done Walt proud.
I got my DVD today and just wanted
to say that I admire the finished piece greatly and
am in awe of the work and dedication that went into
creating it. Im sure you must be pleased and proud
of what youve accomplished. To me, its nothing
short of remarkable. Congratulations. Youve brought
the ride back to life single-handedly!
All best wishes
The DVD arrived yesterday
and it was absolutely wonderful. To paraphrase Mastercard
One-of-a-kind DVD: $20 plus tax and
Nostalgia for a long-lost and
much beloved Disneyland ride
It's strange--I was only 8 when ATIS
closed, and I remember it just well enough to wish I
remembered it better. Your labor of love helped me do
just that. It was the next best thing to going back
in time 20 years.
Hats off to a truly talented computer
animator and an extremely devoted Disneyland fan!
What an awesome job you did on the
"Adventure thru Inner Space" virtual ride-through.
I watched the DVD with my 10-year-old son, who never
had a chance to experience the ride (although I described
it to him while we were standing in line for "Star
Tours"). We both enjoyed not only the ride-through,
but all the bonus items too! Kudos to you for getting
this monster project done! And a tip-of-the-hat to Paul
Barrie as well for the superb sound!
You did an amazing job with the dvd! I can't believe
how great this looks. Disney should hire you to recreate
everything they've torn down! I imagine you're relieved
to finish this, but have thought what you're going to
do next? I've toyed with trying to build the House of
the Future with a basic 3-D program, but my skills aren't
up to it. I just want to say a big, "Thank You!"
for bringing this ride back to life.
Just wanted you to know I had a chance
to watch the DVD over the weekend and it's brilliant!
After all the time and effort you poured
into this project, you should be very pleased and very
proud of the end result. Thanks for sharing this with
all of us.
Just wanted to thank you for the GREAT DVD! You've done
a fantastic job, and thanks for sending it out so quickly!
I've been looking foreward to seeing it for 2 years,
and it was definetly worth the wait!
Un-be-lieve-a-ble! I had pretty high expectations after
seeing the previews you had, and you shattered all!
The level of detail and the richness of the colors and
everything brought this attraction back to life after
nearly 20 years. You have brought this back for a new
generation to enjoy.
You have an incredible talent and you used it in a way
that we can all enjoy. Thanks for your hard work. I
hope you realize the masterpiece you created.
for your kind comments and praise. I am very
flattered and happy that you like it. I worked
very hard on this project and it is a miracle
that it got finished this year due to the
many obstacles and distractions that would
come up. In this busy year I lost my job,
...found a new job and worked part time at
two other jobs to make ends meat. My house
had a huge flood due to a hot water line break
and my only dog died. But enough about my
problems. Thanks to the many emails from friends,
family and fans for all the support to keep
me going. I also want to thank Paul Barrie
for his great advice, constructive comments
and to give a little extra push to help me
get thru-it all and finally finish this huge
project. I can't believe I made it.
Creator of ATIS Virtual Ride-Thru Tribute
P.S. Oh and again thanks to my wife for the
love and support with putting up with this
crazy hobby that would keep me up 'til 4:00AM
for many nights. Now I can get some sleep....
YES! I am finally finished after two years of hard
work it is here.
taking orders for the ATIS Virtual Ride-thru NOW SHIPPING!
Sorry US orders only please. Contact me via email if
you would like to send payment by a money order instead
of a PayPal payment.
If you live outside the US and
are interested in the DVD, please send me your address
and number of copies and I can quote you a price for
ATIS Virtual Ride-Thru DVD's will work on Playstation
2, Xbox and 98% of most DVD players.
Stuff to see on the DVD!
Full CGI Ride Thru of Adventure Thru Inner Space
in Full 5.1 Surround Sound (audio rebuilt from the
ground up by Paul Barrie)
Vector line ride thru of attraction
Alternate camera fly though
360 Chair model test
Image Slide Show (over 80 images and close up shots)
Images of all 8 display boxes in Lobby scene
Alternate "Back on visual Eye" scene
Animation Composite Example
Commentary of Problems and Issues with ride-thru
(optional) by Steve Wesson
Thru Inner Space Ride Thru
Yes it is true. I have been hard at work getting
this finished by the end of this month (or maybe earlier).
Adventure Thru Inner Space is about to re-open once
again to the public. Virtually that is.....
Now relive the adventure again in my Adventure Thru
Inner Space CGI tribute that took over a year of hard
work to create.
things to see on the DVD:
Full CGI Ride Thru of Adventure Thru Inner Space
in Full 5.1 Surround Sound (audio rebuilt from the
ground up by Paul Barrie)
Vector line ride thru of attraction
Alternate camera fly though
360 Chair model test
Image Slide Show (over 80 images)
Shots of all 8 display boxes in Lobby scene
Alternate "Back on visual Eye" scene
The Adventure Thru Inner
Space Virtual Ride Thru is a perfect holiday gift
to the hardcore Disneyland Fan or anyone who is
interested in experiencing the Inner Space Adventure
All DVD's will include a case, printed disk and
DVD's have been tested to run great in Playstation
and Xbox machines and should run in 99% of all
and CGI update
Ride-Thru Tribute update: I am currently working
with a friend and fellow Disneyland web master of Doneinthedark.com
Bear Playhouse fame, Paul Barrie Jr. to help make
the ATIS Virtual Ride-Thru Tribute, sound better than
ever! He sent me a sample from the Entry Lobby in 5.1
surround and it sounded incredible! He is separating/rebuilding
the Virtual Ride-Thru audio into a 5.1 surround sound
format which will really immerse the audience while
watching the film. I can't wait to hear it when it is
When will it be done?!!!
My goal is to have it finished before Christmas this
year which might make it a nice gift for ATIS fans out
there. Rendering this stuff takes forever if you don't
have a "Render Farm" like PIXAR does!
Please be patent. Just like the game Doom3 or Half life
2 "It will be done when it is done."
In other update news...
Now you can build your own Omnimover Atommobile/Doombuggy
System at home! (Yeah, right?)
I was sent a copy of the originalOmniMover "Atomobile"
/ "Doombuggy" Patent in
(PDF format) fromDonna
can actually read the text in this document and see
the up close mechanical chair parts that run underneath
it as well. Good luck figuring it out.Amazing
Downloads section of the site to see the Patent
in PDF format.
fun ATIS project from Doombuggyproductions.com
your own Monsanto Wall Plaque from the Adventure Thru
Inner Space building (during their time of Sponsorship).
See all the details at Doombuggyproductions.com
new sound clip
Productions.comsent me this great little audio
clip that he produced. He is friends with Pete Renaday
who was one of the original voice actors that did the
original queues com chat in the Adventure Thru Inner Space
front lobby. I thank you both for this nice clip. I am
very flattered. I added it to the splash
of this site.
image gallery page 3 update!
out the new gallery page
3 area of the site for more new cool pics!
07-08-04:Image gallery update
and good news bad news....
for the long time between updates. I have been really
busy with many matters in the last few months that has
taken me away from my web site baby, Atommobiles.com.
Let me explain what has been going on with myself, ATIS
CGI project and more.
The good: I have completed 100% of the CGI Virtual
Ridethru (attraction ride only) and have completely
worked out my DVD issues. The entire ridethru from start
to finish runs about 12 min including the line entry
and exit of the attraction. I am very proud of the final
outcome of the ATIS virtual ride thru and it looks great
running on DVD TV. I have tested it on many DVD players
as well (old and new) to make sure most common players
will run it. I have even tested it on Xbox and
Playstation 2 and they both run terrific! Whew!
As time allows I am working on the DVD extras so I can
add some other interesting things to make it this DVD
a complete package. I am currently writing my second
draft of of the history of ATIS and pulling together
some images and footage to use for the segment. I am
also toying with other ideas such as a ride thru version
(out of atommobile car) with the lights on or I might
even include a vector line ridethru as well. I also
want to include a short making of movie and and alternate
audio track with my commentary about some of the animation
issues and problems I had in certain areas of the project.
Should be interesting to those who care.
bad: I get a ton of E-mail asking me when my
CGI project is going to be finished and that I "said"
it would be finished months ago. I am very sorry it
isn't finished yet. There is a reason for the delay.
As some of you already know my current employer is shutting
down my web division and they are giving me until
Sept 30th to find a new job. I have been scrabbling
to find a new job by interviewing, sending out resumes
and going to interviews but nothing has really turned
out yet. I came really close to landing a job as an
Flash Advertisement builder for the North County Times
online newspaper. Damn! That would have been perfect
for me. It's hard to find work as a full time graphic
designer in San Diego. To many creative people live
out here I guess. So, needless to say my mindset
and time hasn't been on working on the ATIS
CGI project as much as I would like. I am trying hard
to start up some freelance work from clients and try
to go into freelance design full time. I already have
a few clients lined up that I am in contact with to
get some freelance work but I am looking for more. As
soon as things settle down in my job situation and I
get stable I can go back and focus on my project again
to give it the attention and love it needs to be something
I received some interesting e-mails I would like to
share with everyone. I received some new images Tommorowland
and ATIS related from Tim Hawkins that I have posted
in the galley section (page
2) of the site.
I also received an interesting e-mail link from Tim
Hauser about a Photo essay comparison: Then and Now
on Tommorowland at Savedisney.com. The article is very
sad but interesting to thumb through.See it here. Also check out the maintenance
worker image of the walls of ice scene. Very cool stuff.
05-02-04:Stephen H. has
snowflake from exit area for Bids on EBAY.
Thru Inner Space Snowflake Item number:
Stephen contacted me about his ATIS peice of history.
Check out more details on Ebay.
04-14-04:Issues with CGI
I have dumped so much of my own money into this thing
I sometimes wonder if it is all worth it. Buying a $500.00
Graphic card, new $1200.00 PC, media, programs, web
space bills and now this!
Anyhoo- I was almost finished with this CGI project
when yet again I come into yet another snag. I have
completely run out of hard drive space to output an
AVI (uncompressed) file of this ride so I can properly
convert it to mpeg 2 (dvd) and my DVD burner has died
and I need new DVD authorizing software. I am putting
the Donations / ATIS Soundtrack
CD back online to help fund this project so
I can wrap up this sucker. Donations
are always welcome and thanks again out there for your
support, donations and advice with this site and project.
Believe me, I want it to be finished as much as you
sort of... As of Sunday 03-7-04 at 4:30PM I was
finished rendering my complete ATIS ridethru.
I have already have made a high quality 720x480 windows
media player 9 version that is 161MB in size and runs
at 10 minutes and 12 seconds. It is almost like riding
it again. Wow. Over a years worth of work for 10 minutes
of movie. What a labor of love this was. I believe the
ridethru is about 90% close to the exact ride (minus
the spit and trash) and I am very happy with
it. I will be editing files over this week and doing
some DVD burn tests. I am having some DVD issues (isn't
playing or reading in my home DVD players but plays
on the PC DVD player!?!) so I am looking into it. I
think it is my DVD authorizing software (cheap Sonic
stuff that came with my DVD burner) or the disks I am
using. A friend of mine has Adobe Encore so I will try
it out and see if it fixes my DVD issues. If worst comes
to worse I will put it on CD as an avi, VCD or VHS for
people that are interested. Other than that it is going
great! I still need to add a bunch of stuff like the
title sequence, credits, bonus materials, different
camera angles, slideshows, my commentary on the making
of this project (and some problems that I had) and anything
else I can put into this DVD. Let me know of some ideas
that you might have. firstname.lastname@example.org
01-12-04:3 new Gallery
images, CGI Movies are back online, teaser added and
a mention in New York Times!
Three new images added to page
2 of gallery. Thanks to Bob Paris for the great
new pics. Need to see a different version of the nucleus
from 1970. Due to copyright I cannot post the image
I have of the nucleus from 1980. Both look very different.
See gallery for more details.
images of CGI ride-thru,
movies of the work in progress are back online and a
newly added teaser trailer has been added to
the CGI project page. I had a week vacation over the
holiday so I invested many hours to the project. See
page for details.
Thanks to everyone that has donated to this site. During
my time in need.. It is because of you that I am able
to keep this site online and get the movies back online.
I have since moved my site to a new web host with a
lot more bandwidth. No longer will I get hit with a
huge bandwidth charge of $1000.00 for a single day of
traffic. With this new host I am allowed 5GB of transfer
a day. If the bandwidth goes over the 5gb limit the
site will be shut down and reopened the very next day.
So if you visit my site and it is down you will know
that I was hit hard that day.
There is anothernew domainname
pointed to Atommobiles.com. I recently purchased themightymicroscope.com
when I made the change to the new web host. My new e-mail
will be connected to it at email@example.com
same atommobile is back on ebay again this week.
If you can afford it put a bid on it. It would be great
to own one.
Atommobiles.com was mentioned in an article in the
New York Times about Disney attractions getting recreated
in CGI. They interviewed fellow CGI friend of mine,
Cook about his CGI creation of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
from Walt Disney World (WDW lost their Mr Toad to the
"Winnie the Pooh Adventure"). They also had
a quick blurb about other creators like myself and the
you had wings" project from Michael. Since
the mention of the site on Slashdot.org and just
recently the New York Times I now receive thousands
of visitors a day. Funny after three years that this
site has been online that it is just now spreading like
wildfire. I see links to my site on many other web and
blog sites. I am so excited that there is so much interest
and fans of this attraction. Very cool indeed. Click
here to read the article.
I also want to give a special thanks to everyone that
supports, contributes and visits this site and help
make it better every year. Without you the content would
Thanks to you all.
Steve Wesson (Mok the magic man)
Webmaster of Atommobiles.com
Inner Space Holiday Tree Ornament and thanks to all supporters
of the ATIS site.
Go to Doombuggyproductions.comto get info on how to
make your own Holiday Tree Ornament. Details
on the site. Click image on the left or here
to read more!
My special thanks to EVERYONE
who has helped out with donations
to help keep this site online. If things go well I can
get the movies back online. We shall see.
killed by bandwidth issues!
Over this holliday weekend a very popular website
put up an article about my site and provided a direct
link (without my consent so I could prepare for it)
to my CGI ATIS virtual ride-thru project. While this
was very flattering it also turned out to be very
expensive for me. On a single day on (Saturday November
30th) I received 11,000 users that downloaded
33840.220 MB worth of stuff from the site. Due
to the high bandwidth used, the Atommobiles.com site
was shut down and I was left with a huge $1000.00
bill to pay. I am still working out details about bandwidth
issues and I am switching to a more expensive account
to get the site back online. So for now, all movies
will be removed from the site and the site is in
danger of being taken down until these issues get resolved.
I will try to keep this site online as long as I can
but without the help of some donationsthis site might become extinct
just like Adventure Thru Inner Space. A sad
day for me and fans it will be, indeed.
Barely holding on.....
Webmaster of Atommobiles.com
Anyone interested in donating some money to the site
I have a paypal link set up.
Just click the Donate button below. (Note
paypal auto adds a $3.00 shipping charge to any donations
so just subtract $3.00 from your donation amount that
you want to send. Sorry about that. I have Paypal set
up to charge $3.00 shipping to any orders and it can't
be removed for the Donations.)
11-22-03:Sounds page back
up with great samples from Inovations phone booth.
great ATIS parody sound clips from the Inovations phone
booth. Check it out in the sounds
11-20-03:Quick news. Atommobile
replica on Ebay
ebay quick! I heard from a good source that this replica
was done at Imagineering around 1990 or 91. These were
made at disney directly from one of their Atomobile figures.
Its not dirt cheap, but it is a fraction of an original's
price. See it here
or click image to the left if you are interested.
goes for auction on Ebay and CGI update.
Yet another mini atommobile is on sale on Ebay starting
bid at $1000.00 and the reserve is still not met!
I wish I had the bones for this one. This looks like
a mobile that was IN the Mighty Microscope
itself! Look at the track base on the bottom of the
chair. It has the connectors to the conveyer belt chain.
Very cool. A bit beat up but I hear from Disney Imagines
that the authentic ATIS mini atommobiles are worn and
beat up much like this one. If you have a perfect one
chances are that you own a copy or fake. This is Item
# 2194206372 if you want to see it for yourself.
on CGI project. I don't have much to show since almost
the last two months rendering the 3750 frame lobby with
a second pass for the snow composite for the petri dish.
Even with a fast machine I had some render problems
due to the high geometry of all the atommobiles on the
loading dock and in the mighty microscope. My PC would
render some frames then hang up. I would have to manually
re-enter frame values and restart the batch rendering
again. What a pain! See CGI
Project for more info.
08-06-03:Updates to Gallery,
Odds & Ends and CGI Project.
fellow fans have contributed some new images to the site.
Check out the Galley Page 2
(at the bottom of the page) to see the new pics. There
are some nice Peoplemover pics on the Odds
& Ends section of the site. There are also a couple
of new test render pics of the Snowflakes &
Walls of ice scene. There is also a small Peoplemover
test movie in the CGI Project
ATIS news:On an
Ebay "Live" auction
an actual mini atommobile that was from the Mighty Microscope
tube was put up for auction on July 31st. Bidding started
at $1000.00 and potential buyers could bid without
being present using Ebay's online bidding interface. At
13:40:32 PDT the auction ended and sold for $2000.00.
I contacted the representatives of the owner of the item
to see if it was authentic. They stated that the owner
was an Ex-employee of Disneyland and had owned the Atommobile
for 10 years. It was amusing to read that the text description
stated "This piece was made
to give the impression that those on the ride had actually
been shrunken for a voyage to "Inner Space"
- the human body." The Human body? Whatever.
I really wish I had the money to try to purchase/auction
this item but it was just to large for my pocket book.
To bad. Maybe someday.....
Here is the item number if you want to see it while the
item is still in Ebay's database: 2182151870
More cool stuff that I
magazine has some great old photos of the
inside of Adventure Thru Inner Space during
the construction process. There are about 4 or 5 images
that I have NEVER seen before and it is definitely worth
a look. Due to Copyright issues I cannot post the images
here. If you are reading this E-Ticket, let me know if
there is something we can work out.
07-10-03:Added a CGI Wallpaper
in the Downloads section.
with Snow composite, Peoplemover, new Mighty
Microscope brush-metal tip and NewDiorama
Three different sizes to fit your desktop.
Click here or navigate to
area of the site. I also re-wrote the ATIS
Script with 7 new corrections and additions that
were missing in the script. There are also some side
notes to some things that were changed in the two
06-30-03:New computer =
more renders and faster production.
Yes, more Work In Progress lobby
renders but I have some animation (with sound) of different
shots of the lobby. Click here
or visit the CGI Animation Project
section of the site for the latest info.
06-09-03:a CGI "wip"
lobby movie and a few new gallery images.
I have a few new images
in the Gallery section on
the end of page 2 sent in
by Tim Hawkins. These are old pics from the former attractions
that were housed in the ATIS building. See
it here. Thanks Tim.
I have added 2 new articles
from Ross Plesset & Noelle Hay for the "Our
Memories of ATIS" area of the site. These were
a great read and hit close to home. Check them out if
you get a chance. If anyone else has a story to tell,
sent it to me so I can post it on the site.
Well I guess it is finally time to get a new computer!
I just rendered a 320x260 test of the lobby and it took
2 and a half days to render 3 seconds of animation.
SEE IT HERE! Geesh!
I guess I need to adjust my shadows or something. I
didn't even have raytracing on (where the computer calculates
light and reflections). I am running a Pentium 1GHZ
with 256 of Ram. I will need a faster computer if I
am ever to get this project finished. Anyhoo- Good news.
My lobby is almost finished. I still need to add content
to the diorama boxes, little people in the Mighty Microscope
tube and actual people getting on the attraction. My
animation skills in 3D haven't gotten into Character
Animation yet so this might take some time before I
have something I can use. I will be working on Character
Models and Rigs next so things should get interesting
and take some time to get through this hurdle.
I still need Diorama reference material
for this project. If anyone out there has a video or
images of the content in the Diorama boxes that
were in the lobby please send them to me. I will send
you a copy of this project when it is completed if you
05-01-03:More CGI "wip" pics.
I have added a few new work in progress
images of the loading area and lobby. See
04-22-03:More CGI "wip" pics.
more CGI work in progress images and a few movie renders
from the molecule scene (right before the eye) and a snow
particle emitter test for the lobby scene See
it here. Also Jeff Babb sent me this great photo of
his new license plates. I only have the atommobiles frame.
Check it out.
04-06-03:More CGI "wip" pics.
I have added a few new work in progress
images and a movie
test of the the mural rings. See
03-12-03:New color map and more CGI "wip"
Garrett Sanders sent me a great
color map of the birds eye
view layout map in the maps section.
There are icon symbols showing the locations of the scenes.
Very cool. I have added some work
in progress pics of the ATIS GCI Project. Things
are going fine but slow. I hope to have more to show next
02-23-03:A few updates and New CGI Project
have a fun link to ATIS fans out there. Patrick Hurd
(web master of Doom Buggy Productions has built a cool
diorama of the scene from "Back on Visual"
using many materals to create this project. Check
out the site here.
I have received an ATIS Theme from Jeff Babb.
Sorry I didn't post this sooner. I have posted the Theme
in my new "Downloads"
section of the site. See it here.
I have a some new images from Louis Gonzalez
posted in page 2
of the gallery and a new (more detailed) top
view blueprint map. Very cool! Thanks again
good news. I have started animation tests on my CGI
(computer animation) version of Adventure Thru Inner
Space Project. I will be posting some still shots
and maybe some animation tests on the site real soon.
A few more tests and I am ready to go into full production
on the project. The tests are going better than I had
planned! Check back for more soon! I will try to have
something up by next month! Things are looking real
good. I will be deticating a web page section for this
new project under the Animation area of the site. Here
is a little taste of what is to come.
I should have more images for the gallery page 2 section.
Please help! Someone
sent me an ATIS theme for windows and I have misplaced
it. I think I lost it when I moved my files to my new
harddrive. I would e-mail the person but I lost the address
as well. If you are out there. Please send it again and
I will add it to the site. Thank you and I am sorry.
12-19-02:Finally More Updates!
I have made updates in many different areas of the
site thanks to the many fans and insiders that have taken
the time to help me expand Atommobiles.com. Most noticeable
is the new Gallery page.
I have so many new pictures that I had do make a second page
to hold it all! Odds & Ends
has been updated with all new content, images and interesting
odd facts about ATIS. An insider contacted me with some interesting
answers to my Lame Questions I
want answered section of the site as well as a small
newspaper clipping about ATIS in the Articles
I will also soon have a fun "ATIS Theme Icons"
available for download for windows. I only need to find the
best place to put it. I might create a downloads section on
the site that will contain Wallpapers, Sound clips and such.
Whoever is sending me angry e-mails
about boycotting my site due to my "Monsanto sponsors"
please stop it! Monsanto does not sponsor anything on this site
and has nothing to do with any part or portion of it. Myself
and ATIS fan donations sponsor the site entirely.
No updates at this time. I haven't received any items from
anyone. I will update when I have something new to add. Sorry.
Check out extinct-attractions-club.com
they have their NEW DVD out with the new ATIS footage.
YAY! finally! I will let you know how it is when I get my
copy. I hope the towering walls of ice is in there!
I have added a few more images in
the Gallery section of the
exit area, lobby and more. There is a new illustrated ATIS Timeline.
Thanks to Joe Campana we now have the COMPLETE ATIS Magazine
from Monsanto in the Articles
section. The Scans are large and detailed. Look closely at the
Storyboards in the background. Cool stuff!
One last thing. I noticed that there is a discrepancy on the
Timeline when I was rebuilding
it. Does anyone know the actual date when 20,000 Leagues walkthru
and House of Chemistry was installed and removed. My information
both says 1955-1956. How could they both be there? Did they
share the building? Buzz me if you know. There will be even
more things to see soon. I am expecting a brand new 3D map by
Eddie Valiant, new detailed walkthru by Mike Herman, An ATIS
Windows Theme from Jeff Babb and more. Check back for them somtime
this Month. Still looking for photos of Uniforms.
Koenig (Author of the great book "Mouse
Tales" has been so kind to add some info to the
"Lame Questions I want answered"
page. I have also added some banners to help generate some traffic
to the site. If you know of any great Disneyland link exchange
banners or a decent web-ring that doesn't have broken links
everywhere let me know. Steve-
Needs Your Help! Send in your photos and stories today!
Due to some copyright issues some items were taken from the
site. Atommobiles.com needs your help to keep this site growing.
If anyone has photos or images or stories about ANYTHING
Adventure Thru Inner Space related please send it in! I would
like to expand the Gallery and Forum section of the site.
Also if anyone has photos of the old attendants uniforms
used to ware, the exit area and employee ATIS hand
book manual please send it in. You will be given credit
for your images submitted.
Thanks for everyone's help and contributions.
keep Atommobiles.com online. Hosting and bandwidth$$$
charges comes out of my pocket. Purchase a collectable today
or send in a donation here on Pay
Pal! Anything helps. Even a dollar! Thank you for your
added 3 new areas to Atommobiles.com.
First I added an "Online
Forum" (in the Contact section) for anyone who
wishes to contribute their memories or stories of ATIS.
The second new area is "ATIS
Articles" page. This will have past news and stories
all having to do with ATIS or links to some online articles
about ATIS written by insiders or imaginers of Disney. Some
of the articles are old but yet hold interesting information
that you might find intriguing.
Note: If the original writers
do not want their articles posted on this site please contact
me and I will remove them immediately! I do hope that you would
want to share your insight and info with myself and others that
are interested and visit this site.
The third new area is "Our
Memories of ATIS". This is an interesting collection
of old forum articles that I have collected over the years that
contains comments, stories and memories of ATIS. I hope that
Atommobiles.com will soon get it's own collection of
memories in the "Online
Forum" section of the site. I find that many of
the comments that were left in these Forums were not to different
from my own experiences and opinions of ATIS. Check it out.
Well that last few weeks have been
a little crazy around here for me. The amount of traffic this
site is getting WAY to large with $$$ and bandwidth issues to
be shared with the current SDWebsite.com. I will be in the process
of transferring the site to a new location on it's own host
domain out of my $ pocket. What will be the new domain you might
ask? What do you think? Atommobiles.com of course! Hope Doombuggies.com
doesn't get upset! It was such a cool name I couldn't pass it
up. So look for the new site to be up within this week at www.atommobiles.com
Yeah...I know. Atommobiles.com should only have one "M"
in it! First off, I have seen it spelled both
ways and second, the single "M" Domain is taken
by this a cheesy car company. So a double "M" it is.
Don't bug me on that! Please.
Thank you all for the wonderful letters, stories and images
that help make this site grow everyday......or when I update
it that is. I try to update at least once a week if there are
enough items to add to the site.
Even More stuff...
I am currently talking with the makers of a ATIS extinct attractions
club DVD that has a great 25 minute bio on everything ATIS.
If everyone saw this DVD there would almost be no need for this
web site! I would like to make it available on this site. It
has great lobby footage (seen in my movies section) and a video
ride through (created back in the last year of operation) that
is a little dark...okay....a lot dark. You can still make out
many things like some of the set models or large hydrogen atoms
on the walls little projected snowflakes and more! Let me know
if you are interested in a DVD of ATIS to be sold on this site
and I will talk with them more.
I have added 2 new
images to the gallery section from a fellow fan Jon Nadelberg.
Check out his photo
gallery of the Disneyland back in its glory days. I have
also been contacted by another ATIS fan that might be able to
contribute even more images, back stage shots of ATIS and a
3d model map of the much missed attraction. I might also get
some footage of the inside of the ride. We shall see. Keep your
fingers crossed! I will keep you posted. I have also updated
the maps section of the site for a comparison
of Star Tours VS. ATIS.