All this weekend at the Mercury Studios in Dallas, Texas the Miracles and Massacres Museum and the lines are already out the door. Glenn found himself routinely saying ‘I can’t believe I’m looking at that’ as he took the tour, passing by amazing item after amazing item. Then there’s the ridiculous 4D experience - Glenn explained on radio today.
"The staff has been working last night at 2:00 a.m. We finished the last piece of the museum. And I can't even say that. I finished my last part of the museum and then everybody else was working all the way through the night, then went upstairs to the American Dream Labs to where the 4-D experience was finished," Glenn said.
"We had to reshoot a bunch of stuff in the middle of the night last night because I didn't like it. I'm just -- I'm a little choked up because I just walked out of the studio or station 33 where we have put this 4-D experience together. It is phenomenal. It is absolutely phenomenal."
Glenn was amazed at the way his team at the American Dream Labs had taken his idea for the 4D D-Day Experience and turned it into a reality.
"It's really amazing. And now what they've done is they've put all these screens that you can actually see through. You don't even know there's a screen there. And you can see through them. So there's multiple layers of screens and projection of war and it's phenomenal. And it tells the story of D-Day and it's remarkable."
Last night, Glenn changed a lot of the museum to make it more accessible to children who were coming to the studios and to build it that way from the start the next time the museum is open. The move was inspired by Walt Disney, who designed his parks with kids in mind.
Glenn and Ben McPherson, head of the American Dream Labs, plan the 4D D-Day Experience.
"The one thing I thought about this morning at 3:00 in the morning is I should have been on my knees not in prayer but on my knees to see it from a child's perspective," Glenn explained. "[Walt Disney] would get down on his knees the whole time and he would look at things [from a child's viewpoint]. That's how he got the perspective of the buildings right. That's all forced perspective. The buildings look bigger than they are and they did it through stage techniques."
"But when [Walt Disney] was designing his park, he was down on his knees the whole time. What does this look like as an 8-year-old child? And that's the way we need to design this museum. That's the way this whole thing needs to be done. And right now, we have spent two weeks just putting things in just so you can see them, but it all needs to be done in a way. We've got to be able to tell history. The only way we're going to save our country is to be able to sell the story, tell the story of who we are and why we're here."
He also explained that he plans to find new ways to bring these experiences to people where they live in a way that doesn't cost them anything.
"We just have to give these things because you need to see it. You just need to see it. And we need to bring it to you," Glenn explained. "You need to be recharged. You need to have somebody to fill your tank without wanting something in return. And it is my greatest desire to be able to given things to you that I know we can do, that will hold you up without wanting or asking for anything in return. To serve one another."
In the end, Glenn said he wants to do these things because of the special relationship that exists between himself and the audience.
"You don't know how much you bolster me. We have this great strange friendship. You don't know who I am. I don't know who you are. But you -- you think you know who I am but you listen and you're probably pretty close," Glenn said. " I feel you. It's the weirdest thing. And I think it's the reason why we're successful, is because I can feel you. It's weird. And when I get a chance to meet you, it means the world to me. It just means the world to me."