On this day in 1996, Epcot's World of Motion had its final day of operation. Sponsored by General Motors and located in the Transportation pavilion, World of Motion was a science and technology-themed dark ride.
Visitors boarded Omnimover vehicles and were taken through scenes filled with Audio-Animatronic figures and projection effects. It was a humorous look at the history and achievements in transportation. The ride was designed by legendary Imagineer Marc Davis and featured the theme song "It's Fun to Be Free," written by X Atencio.
On the final ceremonial ride of January 2, World of Motion broke down. General Motors executives who were riding it had to climb out ... and walk to the exit! This didn't stop GM from sponsoring its replacement - Test Track.
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