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.
It’s that time of year again. Pitchers and Catchers are reporting to spring training, and this morning I’ve got my Orioles mug filled with coffee here beside me with hopes this year of getting past the Yankees this time and taking the pennant. Baseball to me is one of those wonderful escapes from the hectic pace of a regular day, where time slows down and you can relax and enjoy the sunshine and warmth for a few hours. But we all know another place that allows us to slow down and enjoy some sunshine and warmth right? Walt Disney World definitely comes to mind. But when you can’t be there, we are left with just our memories, but those can be very powerful to. Maybe today’s memory will fill you with warmth, especially if you’re still buried in 3 feet of snow.
Today’s memory is … well … a unique attraction. It was requested by Jason on our Facebook page. He wrote:
I would love to hear sounds dangerous! I loved sitting in the dark room listening to drew Carey play as a goofy detective! I hate tht this show got canceled in may of this year. If u could also include the short mini sound show in the sound rooms at the end of the attraction tht would b amazing! I love when u hear the hair cut scene! It really sounds like ur getting a haircut! And the the BIG CHEESE walks in and it's Mickey Mouse! I don't know if u have gotten requests for this or not but it would b great to hear this attraction...Sounds Dangerous is quite the attraction. I personally like it (I know, there’s not much at Disney I don’t like). But think about it, I’m a binaural Podcaster. This show helps showcase what binaural sound can do with your mind and your memories. So this attraction has a direct link to this show in a lot of ways. Unfortunately, most of you don’t share our enthusiasim.
As always, I posted the request to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and got a bunch of responses, most of them saying they either didn’t like it, or it was always closed when they were there. I’m going to assume though that those that haven’t seen it would have liked it right?
Anyways, our clip today is from March of 2006. I’ve been fortunate enough to be traveling to Orlando for work. I left work today and ran over to the then Disney-MGM Studios for the evening. I remember it being a pleasant evening and I was already enjoying myself as I unwound from a long day of travel and work. I’ve headed up Hollywood Boulevard to the Echo Lake area and made the turn past the Superstar Television Theater and over to the ABC Sound Studio. The park is a little crowded, but you haven’t had to wait for more than one cycle of this show in a while so I join the small crowd that’s gathered and wait for the doors to open. We’ll join our memory as I’m walking into the room and taking my seat. You can hear the crowd around me, most everyone is laughing and having a good time. I’ll take my seat, put on my headphones over my microphones and we’re set.
After the movie lets out, we’ll jump to a few minutes later as I enter one of the Soundsation Booths in the post show area. I have the booth to myself, I push the button on the wall and follow the instructions from there as we’re treated to a second binaural sound experience.