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 (and in today's case, Disneyland) Memories when you can't actually be there.
Fall is approaching, my Orioles are still in the hunt for a Baseball Pennant, the Redskins are opening their season this weekend, and I'm enjoying a 3 day work week. What could be better right? Well how about riding a favorite attraction in our favorite place on earth? And there aren’t many better attractions that Space Mountain. In fact, this will be the third time we get to ride this attraction.
Now the reason we’re coming back for another ride on this attraction is because of an email Chris sent me back October of last year. He wrote:
Hey Lou, I obviously know that your podcast is about WDW. But I thought it would be interesting to hear the differences between the attractions at DL and WDW, So I was wondering if you've ever thought of doing just that with a podcast differing two of the same attraction.We emailed back and forth and based on my library, he selected Space Mountain as the attraction we would compare.
Now I won’t be replaying the previous Memories from Walt Disney World, but if you want you can listen to Memory 025 where we ride Space Mountain in it’s “quiet” form. Or if you prefer, you can listen to Memory 066 where we get to ride this time with the music and sound effects added. Instead today we’re going to catch a ride on the Disneyland version.
Again, since we’ve already visited this attraction, I couldn’t just ask what people remember of Space Mountain. So instead, I wanted to hear from folks which one they liked better. Here’s what people said:
Chad wrote on Facebook:
I say WDW. Single-file seating adds to the feel of a space rocket.And Chris wrote on Facebook:
i have to admit, the spaceship at DL is an awesome piece of art. but the "games" in the line at WDW are cool too, even though i've never waited in line long enough to try them... as for the ride, the seats on the DL ride are definatly smaller (being 6' 4") and i feel like the tracks were way too close to my head for comfort! Not to mention that i could see them coming because its brighter. My vote is in favor of WDW.Good points all. Stay tuned after the memory to hear my thoughts on which is better, but for now let’s get on the ride.
Our memory today is from our trip to California in June 2010. We are in California for my brothers wedding and a short vacation also, so of course we had to come to Disneyland. We have a great day so far, but the big kids need their turn for some fun. While Traci and my dad watch the little ones (Traci was pregnant with Mikey at the time so she couldn’t ride) the rest of us slip away for a quick ride on Space Mountain. We’ll join this memory as the group is nearing the loading area. We’re divided up into rows and loaded into our spaceship and we’re ready.