Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where I try to make it possible for you relive your Walt Disney World Memories when you can't actually be there.
Let me start off with an apology. Two weeks ago, my extended family all returned back to the home we grew up in to celebrate Christmas and my Dad’s birthday. It was a wonderful weekend, but in the process of planning and packing for the trip I totally forgot that I was supposed to release a podcast. I had contemplated putting something out, but after returning things were just crazy and I never got around to it. So that brings us to this weeks memory.
This week, we’re going to listen to some older memories of a troupe of performers that can often be found in the United Kingdom, and on occasions, Italy in Epcot’s World Showcase. If you haven’t guessed it, we’re going to listen to the World Showcase Players.
Our request for today's memory came from Laura in Pennsylvania. She wrote in an earlier email:
My second request is the street show in Great Britain in Epcot. You know, the one with King Arthur? I figured you would probably have that audio since every one of your shows ends with the end of that show.Well, she’s right you know. Since starting this podcast, I’ve featured a brief clip from the World Showcase Players to honor the true stars of the podcast, the memories. So Laura, your request will be granted.
So for this memory I’m going to feature the audio that I pull the clip from (so don’t assume the podcast is over when you hear it the first time), then we’ll catch a second memory recorded at a much later date. Memory 1 is from August of 1998, and in Mono. As always, I’ll tweak it some to make it sound in stereo, but it’s not really. It was a gorgeous day, and I was enjoying my day by myself in the parks. My family doesn’t usually stop for shows in the streets as we’re sprinting to the next attraction, so I was determined to stop for these guys this time. I started the recording just seconds into the show. Memory 2 we weren’t so lucky. We arrived late and missed a few minutes at the beginning. It’s 2006 and Traci and I are on our Anniversary trip again. It’s our first day and we’ve been having a great time in Epcot when we round the corner and see the large crowd congregated there, we slide up and we’re into the show.