It was only just recently that I found out these shows were gone. What a disappointment. SuperStar Television was fantastic. My fellow DL cast member buddy got to be in the show when we were there, and it was great fun.
The Monster Sound Show was also good, but as was mentioned, I think my favorite part was the sound-based activites at the end of the show. I believe this is where Disney first tried out on guests the binaural sound techniques they later applied to Mr. Lincoln in DL and on Alien Encounter/Stitch at MK (neither of which I have experienced).
(This next comment may be better suited for another thread[??] but here goes, anyway...)
It is really disheartening to hear about all the attractions I loved at WDW that are now extinct. It is a shame. In fact, just the other day, we were watching the videotapes of my last trip to WDW (from back in the early 90's, when I was single). My 7-year old was really getting into them, asking me questions about what was happening to us in the Body Wars ride like 'what direction are you moving in?' and 'how fast do you seem to be going?' and so on. He was busting up laughing at the pre-show for Cranium Command, and he loved the main part of that show. Then he was saying how he couldn't wait to see those attractions in person--how fun it will be. It was difficult to tell him that those rides would probably not be there when we go. Then he started crying--and we're talking a serious, 'crocodile-tears' cry. Between outbursts, he asked me why are they taking them out. I couldn't give him an answer other than people didn't seem to be going on them or didn't like them. Through his tears he told me, "but *I* like them!" ...What's a father to do?
And I, myself, wonder... "what happened?" Wonders of Life was the brand new pavilion when I was last there. I loved the whole thing.. and still do. If I had been able to get to Florida in the past several years, we would have hit each of these attractions many times to aid in the turnstile clicks. Am I weird for liking these attractions? Why did they decline in popularity? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
And while we are (or rather *I* am) on the subject of 'how did this happen?' -- how is it that WDW's Mr. Toad was taken out? At DL, Mr. Toad usually has very long line. Disney recognized its popularity and when the MK version was built in FL, made it twice as big (two sides)... it was also popular every time I went to MK (three Florida trips over a decade)... so why did they take out such a popular attraction? (I guess you see where my son gets it!)
Anyway.. sorry to rant and go off topic. These attractions are sorely missed.