(Traffic Controllers) "atommobiles approaching snowflake
specimen..." "All phases stand by to verify resolving
power..." "Phase blue, phase blue: Light wavelength approximately
.5000 millimeters. Definition excellent." "Phase green:
resolving power decreasing..." "Phase green, increase
hue angle... verify..." "Phase green: Hue angle increased
to 14 degrees, 29 minutes. atommobile definition excellent."
"All phases hold hue angle until forward units reach crystalline
stage of snowflake.
(Paul Frees "Narrator")
" YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE: This is the
tracking procedure of an adventure through inner space. Adventurous
men of science who have made this journey before you are carefully
plotting every phase of this incredible journey as you shrink beyond
the smallness of an atom: the smallest building block of matter.
We wish you an enlightening experience. For though your body will
shrink, your mind will expand.
(Traffic Controllers) "All phases lower resolvable separation
as automobiles proceed through crystalline stage. Compensate shrinking
factor" "Phase yellow: hue angle increased to 85 degrees,
approaching practical limit." "Phase yellow, Hold with
90 degrees and stand by to convert to immersion fluids)"
(Paul Frees) You
are about to begin your adventure through inner space. We hope this
remarkable journey will bring you closer to the adventures experienced
daily by men of science. Men of vision who make similar treks in
a never ending search for new ways to manipulate molecules for your
comfort and convenience. This journey which you are about to take
is but one of many such marvelous adventures through inner space.
(Traffic Controlers) "Forward units proceeding beyond
limits of optical magnification. All phases activate DLX system,
verify voltage compensators" "Phase blue: DLX system go.
Focusing on H2O molecules. Advanced atommobiles obscured." "All
primary phases pinpoint CC factor of condenser coil, verify triangulation."
"Phase blue: CC factor rectified. Advanced atommobiles coming
into focus." "All phases lock on to present CC factor
and hold until all atommobiles past beyond DLX range"
(Paul Frees) LADIES
AND GENTLEMEN: On this adventure through inner space, you will see
that the crystal is a basic form of solid mater. You will see that
crystals are made of millions of molecules. That molecules are composed
of one or more atoms, and that atoms consist of a nucleus and many
electrons that surround it. Here you will see just two of more than
a hundred known atoms that scientists are constantly rearranging
into molecules to further what nature began.
(Traffic Controllers) "All phases initiate the MS precision
converters and adjust to the minus 20 million." "Phase
yellow: phase yellow reporting forward units on collision course
with H20 molecule." "Increase precision focus to the minus
one billion." "Phase orange: forward units obscured. Cannot,
repeat, cannot locate atommobiles." "All phases increase
focus to the minus five billion. Proceed with precision scan procedure."
"Phase orange: oxygen atoms in sharp focus. Still no evidence
of atommobiles." "Critical phases continue precision scan
(Paul Frees) Your
ultimate goal on this adventure thru inner space will be the very
hub of this microcosmic solar system, the atomic nucleus. It's capabilities
are almost unimaginable. It is a million times smaller than the
atom, and yet it contains 99% of the atoms weight. The density of
the nucleus is such that if we had one cubic centimeter, half a
teaspoon, it would weigh one hundred million tons. We hope this
adventure will stimulate your interest to probe further into the
mysteries of inner space. For everything we use in our daily lives
depends on the universe of the molecule.
(Traffic Controllers) "Phase orange: phase orange experiencing
chromatic aberrations. Request permission to increase object space
index.." "Phase orange, permission granted. Make adjustments
and verify." "Phase orange: Immersion fluid padded. Objective
positive. atommobiles observed approaching crystal labyrinth."
"Phase red: reporting forward units drifting into molecular
stage. NA factor approaching one point forty." "Phase
red, hold at NA one point sixty. Attention all phases: atommobiles
proceeding beyond limits of normal optical magnification. Stand
by to convert to DLX system when forward units enter molecular stage."
(Paul Frees) Manned
flights to Mars and beyond, the glamorous probing of outer space
may one day benefit all mankind, but it is today's dedicated probing
of inner space that will make it possible. It is mans probing into
the realm of the atom and the molecule that has developed the sophisticated
materials that will enable our astronauts to survive the rigors
of outer space.
(Traffic Controllers) "Forward units approaching crystalline
stage, primary phases stand by to verify automatic tracking signals."
"Phase blue: phase blue. ocular scope scanning. Signal modulation
positive." "Phase green: phase green. Ocular scope fading,
signal modulation variable."
==== Start of Ride ====
(Narrated by Paul Frees)
For centuries, man had but his own two eyes
to explore the wonders of his world, then he invented the microscope,
a mighty eye, and discovered the fantastic universe beyond the limits
of his own meager sight. Now your adventure thru inner space has
begun. Thru Monsanto's Mighty Microscope, you will travel into the
incredible universe found within a tiny fragment of a snowflake.
I am the first person to make this fabulous journey, suspended in
the timelessness of inner space are the thought waves of my first
impressions. They will be our only source of contact once you have
passed beyond the limits of normal MAGNIFICATION... MAGNIFICATION..
I am passing beyond the magnification limits of even the most powerful
microscope. These are snowflakes, and yet they seem to grow larger
and larger... or can I be shrinking? Shrinking beyond the smallness
of a tiny snowflake crystal. Indeed, I am becoming smaller and smaller!
These tiny bits of snowflake crystal TOWER above me! Like an enormous
wall of ice. Can I penetrate this gigantic prism? And yet this wall
of ice only seems smooth and solid. From this tiny viewpoint I can
see that nothing is solid, no matter how it appears. And still I
continue to shrink. What compelling force draws me into this mysterious
darkness? Can this be the threshold of inner space?
What are these strange spheres... Have I reached the universe of
the molecule? YES! These are water molecules, H20! They vibrate
in such an orderly pattern, because this is water frozen into a
solid state of matter. These fuzzy spheres must be the atoms that
make up the molecule. Two hydrogen atoms bonded to a single oxygen
atom, and I see it's the orbiting electrons that give the atom it's
fuzzy appearance. And still I continue to shrink. Is it possible
that I can enter the atom itself?!? Electrons are dashing about
me- like so many fiery comets! Can I possibly survive?!?.
I have pierced the wall of the oxygen atom! I am so infinitely small
now that I can see millions of orbiting electrons. They appear like
the Milky Way of our own solar system. This vast realm... THIS is
the infinite universe within a tiny speck of snowflake crystal.
And there is the nucleus of the atom! Do I dare explore the vastness
of It's inner space?
No... I dare not go on. I must return to realm of the molecule before
I go on shrinking- forever! Oh, how strange! The molecules are so
active now?!? They have become fluid, freed from their frozen state.
That can only mean that the snowflake is melting.
YES the snowflake has melted. But there is no cause for alarm. You
are back on visual and returning to your normal size. This has been
one of may exciting adventures thru inner space. In a never-ending
search for new ways to rearrange molecules for the benefit of mankind.
Now, in our display area you will see modern miracles created by
rearranging the molecules, not only of water, but of air, coal,
petroleum and many other raw materials. THIS IS MONSANTO.
Interesting side notes:
When Monsanto pulled their sponsership in September 30, 1977 the
ride narration had a small cut made to it.
The line that reads:
"Thru Monsanto's mighty microscope, you will travel
into the incredible universe found within a tiny fragment of a snowflake."
was changed to:
"Thru the mighty microscope, you will travel into the
incredible universe found within a tiny fragment of a snowflake."
All Monsanto logos were pulled from the outside and inside the attraction.
The Display Area windows became Disney ride attraction posters and
the "Presented by Monsanto" in front of the building was
also removed. For some odd reason Disney still kept "This is
Monsanto" line at the end of the ride.