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23 March 2012

Memory 064 - Spaceship Earth 2

A great shot of Spaceship Earth
** Binaural Audio **
Time: 30:46
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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.

I know they say it’s spring, but it sure doesn’t feel like it to me. These warm days make me think fondly of wandering around Walt Disney World on a warm Summer Vacation. I’d much wrather actually be there, but since I can’t, it seems like a good time for another Walt Disney World Memory, and today’s is a revisit of an all-time great one.


Today we’re going back to Spaceship Earth, and today’s request is a special one. It’s our first Voicemail.

*You'll have to listen to the podcast to hear the voicemail, sorry.*

Thanks Jeff for calling in and using our voicemail line to make your request. It’s great to hear your voices, since you all always get to hear mine. Jeff, when you first called that voicemail in August of 2010, I hadn’t yet gone on the latest version. But just the next month, I was able to ride the latest version with Dame Judy Dench.

Since I’ve already done the previous version (see Memory 003) with Jeremy Irons, it’s only fair that I revisit the attraction for this new version. And for all those who have asked if I have the original Walter Cronkite version, sadly I don’t believe I have enough to make it worth it. Remember, I only use audio that I recorded in the parks, none of my stuff is source audio, and because I’ve only been recording since 1998, that’s going to leave me without some of those classic attractions that are now gone.

As always I tossed the idea out to Twitter, Google+, and Facebook and got the following responses from you the listeners.

On Google+ Mark wrote:
I have two favorite memories:
1) The futuristic city model at the top of the ride (was this the concept for EPCOT?)
2) The awesome concept displays after the ride ie. The Lean Machine!
and Timothy wrote:
Having done this ride a few times over the years we decided to select a different language than english to enjoy the ride. Pick one that you have no background in and listen to see if you can make out what is being discussed. Kind of fun if you like pushing yourself a little.
And on facebook Allison wrote:
We love this, especially the starry sky,awesome!
and Chris wrote:
love the soundtrack! use it to fall asleep almost every night.
and Dan wrote:
Wow, I have so many memories on this attraction, from the first naration to the current one. I would love to hear this one,go for it.
As I believe I’ve stated before, I LOVED Jeremy Irons, and I’m not such a fan of Dame Judy Dench. The AA’s are amazing, but I just don’t like the “Return to Earth”. But all that’s neither here-nor-there. Today we’re going to relive a memory that... well let’s just say it’s not one of my prouder daddy moments.

It’s September 2010, and my family has just arrived at Epcot (in fact, you can hear most of the ride over on the Monorail in Memory 062 - Walt Disney World Monorails). We’ve entered the park, and in just the short walk from the monorail to Spaceship Earth, Susie has fallen asleep. I figured that she would probably transfer to my shoulder and sleep through the dark attraction, but sadly I was mistaken as you’ll hear. Don’t worry, she settles down, and rested quietly on my shoulder, but hindsight is always 20/20. Anyways, we’ll join the memory as we’re walking up to Spaceship Earth. We’ll wake Susie up and head inside for a ride through the attraction. I’ll stay with the memory for a few minutes after we get off and are wandering around the area after the attraction, and you’ll get to hear my Sister, Dad, Traci, and I discuss this attraction and all the new displays you can see.

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