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.
So I’ve got some good news. We’ve started planning a Disney trip. And this is one that I have no experience with, so we’re enlisting some help from MouseFanTravel to help us plan a Disney Cruise. Yep, that’s right, we’re looking at taking a cruise. My dad is having a milestone birthday so the whole family is interested doing a cruise together. We’re looking at next January at this point, so plans are starting to come together and I for one can’t wait. We started watching some of the videos online and the kids got very excited to “go there”, but they had no concept of what we were talking about. It will be so much fun. I’m looking forward to seeing their faces as we enjoy this together, kind of like how I’m looking forward to seeing their faces on the attraction from today’s memory.
Today’s memory was requested by Mandy (the same one from Memory 053 - DINOSAUR). She sent me a message on Facebook asking for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. She went on to tell me about her favorite memory:
So I've been to WDW 5 times on holiday. The first 4 years I always came last out of my family, and my sister would always win being very competitive. However on our 5th year I went on just expecting the usual of coming last but I hit all the hidden targets as soon as I went on and was storming ahead and for once I had finally won. My sister wanted to go back to beat my score but never could it was great.Mandy I can totally relate to family competition, which is kind of the reason I’m not a huge fan of this attraction. It’s a lot of fun, and I enjoy it, but I just don’t see the pull personally for it. I don’t think there is much depth to the environment. Personally, I think the Fronteirland Shooting Gallery has more theming. I say all this because I don’t have very many recordings of this attraction. I just hardly ever go on it.
But that’s my opinion, and I wanted to hear yours. So like usual, I tossed the request out to the social media sites and got the following responses.
On Facebook, Erika wrote:
My family looks forward to this ride every trip! We always have a competition between my mom, dad, little sister, and I to see who can get the highest score. We always have a blast on this ride no matter what we score. And we usually take a picture in front of the jail that Zurg is in in the gift shop afterwards.Susan also wrote on Facebook:
I received my highest score ever on a recent visit!! The ride was stopped temporarily, perhaps for a guest in a wheelchair to transfer to a ride vehicle, and I took shameless advantage to rack up the points!One more from Facebook, this one from Michael. He wrote:
I remember on one trip there was hardly a crowd at the magic kingdom and my wife and I went through this attraction 4 times in row! I love how this isn't a passive ride and gives you a chance to be a part of the action.So yeah, I’m in the minority on this one I guess. That said, I do have a memory to share with you. Today we’re going back to the anniversary trip in 2006. Traci and I have arrived early in the morning of our first full day in the Magic Kingdom. We’ve walked into the park, stopped to listen to the Dapper Dan’s, and made our way toward Tomorrowland. After a quick ride on Space Mountain, we noticed the line was short for Buzz, so we got in line. Unfortunately they were having minor difficulties (as you’ll hear). We still only wait 5 minutes or so before we are loaded into our ride vehicle and we’re off.
Today’s memory is in binaural, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.
Now sit back. Relax. Close your eyes. And come with me as we spin our way to Infinity and beyond!