The Astuter Computer Revue | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

The Astuter Computer Revue was an attraction located in the CommuniCore pavilion in Epcot at Walt Disney World. The attraction opened with CommuniCore in 1982 and was one of the first computer-based shows presented to a general audience.

The Astuter Computer Revue was a musical revue that featured songs and skits about the history and potential of computers. The show was hosted by a fictional computer named AC-90 and featured a cast of performers who sang and danced while interacting with the computer-generated animations projected onto screens around the stage.

The show was notable for its use of advanced technology at the time, including computer-generated animation, synthesized music, and interactive elements that allowed the audience to participate in the show. The attraction was updated several times over the years with new songs and content, but it remained a popular part of the CommuniCore pavilion until the area was replaced by Innoventions in 1994.

Although The Astuter Computer Revue is no longer a part of Epcot, its legacy can be seen in the continued use of advanced technology and computer-based attractions throughout the Disney parks.

Fun Facts

  • “The Astuter Computer Revue” was an original attraction at EPCOT Center, opening with the park on October 1, 1982. It was located in the CommuniCore area of the park.
  • The show was sponsored by Sperry Univac (later Unisys), reflecting the early 1980s excitement about computers and their potential impact on the future.
  • The revue featured a humorous look at computers and their role in everyday life, with songs and presentations performed by animatronic characters and a live host.
  • One of the main attractions was the “Computer Room,” where large mainframe computers and other high-tech equipment of the era were displayed, showcasing the cutting-edge technology of the time.
  • “The Astuter Computer Revue” was relatively short-lived, closing in 1984 to make way for a new attraction, “Backstage Magic,” which continued to focus on computer technology.

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