Dangerous - starring Drew Carey
Experience the use of three-dimensional sound and
"binaural audio technology" featuring comedian and actor Drew Carey and go
behind-the-scenes in this hilarious adventure...
Go on an adventure with Drew Carey using an innovative and very realistic
"Sounds Dangerous," starring Drew Carey, is a hair-raising
and hilarious adventure that takes guests behind-the scenes of a television
pilot featuring an undercover police assignment, with some mishaps along
the way. The show features the popular technology of "binaural
audio", where guests feel like they're a part of the adventure.
"Sounds Dangerous" runs daily at the ABC Sound Studio at the
Sounds Dangerous, which debuted spring 1999 at the ABC Sound Studios,
allows guests to experience the use of three-dimensional sound and "binaural
audio technology." This attraction features comedian and actor
Drew Carey, star of the popular ABC-TV shows The Drew Carey Show and
Whose Line Is It Anyway? and is located opposite Echo Lake, just beyond
the ABC-TV Theater.
Sounds Dangerous - As you enter the dimly lit theater, you'll be instructed
to put on the headsets you'll find at your seat. The show then begins
with a short video to set up the premise: Drew Carey is an actor working
on a pilot television series called Undercover Live, in which the actor
wears a hidden camera in his tie. Of course, Carey damages his camera,
so that much of the attraction's 12 minutes are in complete darkness.
The sounds, however, are vivid and in many cases hair-raising, from
the hum of a barber's clippers on the back of your neck to a bunch of
angry bees buzzing in your ears. Finally, Carey bungles his way to successfully
solving the crime, video is restored and you are free to exit the theater
and explore the Sound Works.
Mini-Review: Many guests have criticized Sounds Dangerous as being rather
unimaginative, particularly because it is performed mostly in the dark.
If you're a Drew Carey fan, or if you're interested in the images mere
sound alone can evoke, you may enjoy this attraction; otherwise you
may want to skip it, or save it for when you've done most of your "must-see"
-- A hands-on area where guests can experiment with various
sound effects, including creating their own sound track for different
videos, such as a space battle. There are also darkened sound booths
in which visitors can listen to high-quality sounds, similar in nature
to the Sounds Dangerous show. Sound Works can be entered directly from
the street as well as from the Sounds Dangerous theater.
Disney Radio Studios -- To the left of Sounds Dangerous, tucked away
in a quiet little corner, are the working Disney Radio Studios. In addition
to allowing local stations to visit, the studio broadcasts the popular
Radio Disney weekday show ¿Mickey and Minnie°s Tune Timeî
starring B. B. Good, as well as the nationally syndicated Super
Gold with Mike Harvey. Although the studios aren't open to the
public at large, occasionally cast members come out to talk with passers-by,
and sometimes even allow folks to peer inside for a quick look around.
KIDS AND CHARACTERS
There are no characters associated with this attraction.
Kids will enjoy playing at the Sound Works after exiting the show. Be
sure to allow a few minutes so they can experiment with the different
effects at the sound stations.
There is no place to eat in the immediate vicinity of Sounds Dangerous,
but there are several restaurants across Echo Lake and the Backlot Express
counter service restaurant is just a short walk away.
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To help achieve the full, 3-D sound in this show, Drew Carey wore small
microphones in his ears while filming.
Watch for actress/performance artist Ann Magnuson as the director of
the Undercover Live! TV show.
Sounds Dangerous replaced the short-lived One Saturday Morning sound
show. That in turn had replaced the Monster Sound Show, which featured
a short film with comedians Martin Short and Chevy Chase.
Description: This show is both hair-raising and hilarious. The fun takes
place daily at the ABC Sound Studio. This attraction contains segments
in total darkness and requires guests to wear headphones to fully experience
the audio effects. Certain special effects may be too intense for some
Location: HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD/ECHO LAKE
Guests with any mobility concerns proceed through the standard queue.
A cast member will advise guests on the best placement of their wheelchairs
for maximum view and comfort during the show.
Show Time- 12 minutes
Going into this show, I remembered visiting the "sound effects"
show back in 1994. I remembered an interactive, audience participation
show (which I was selected to participate in), which was a lot of fun.
The show I remembered consisted of a movie, which the members of the
audience that were selected, were asked to provide sound effects for.
It was fun because, it showed how difficult it was to stay in sync with
the movie, and match up the sound with the action on screen. Everyone
seemed to enjoy the show, and I assumed this was the same movie, but
with Drew Carey playing a part in the movie.
When we went in and sat down in the seats, we were provided a pair of
earphones to put on. These looked like the $0.69 earphones you might
find at a flea market. The first pair I put on didn°t work (fortunately
the theater was near empty because there was one pair provided for each
seat è I used the ones for the seat next to me). When the movie
started, I was expecting them to pick folks from the audience. This
The basic story is that Drew Carey is an undercover security agent looking
for stolen artwork. He is "wired" with a camera and a microphone,
but the camera keeps loosing its image so you are stuck "hearing"
what is going on. The premise might be good, except for the awful quality
of the earphones. As Drew goes on his adventure, a variety of different
sound effects are played, telling the story of what is going on. It
is unfortunate, because if they were to scrap the earphone idea and
use some of the "Dolby Surround Sound" systems that are available,
the show might be interesting.
As it is, the entire show ends up being a 12-minute excuse to sit in
the Air Conditioning while you try to stay awake (since most of the
show takes place in pitch black). In my opinion, there is no reason
to take time out of your day to see this show. It would have to be one
of the most disappointing attractions in all of WDW.