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 don’t know about where you live, but here in Kentucky the weather has been about as perfect as you can get. It’s 70 degrees, clear blue skies, bright sunny days, and cool nights. Spring has finally arrived (of course so has allergy season). I know Orlando is much warmer right now, but I’d be lying if I said I’d wouldn’t rather be at Walt Disney World. And today we’re going to be visiting a memory of a newer show that is every boys dream. Today we get to watch cars zoom, fly, and blow up. Today we get to go back to Disney's Hollywood Studios and to visit Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.
So our request came in via that voicemail from Brandon in Memory 092. He requested both Stitch’s Great Escape and today’s memory. He also requested Doug Live which unfortunately I don’t have. But I do have memories to pull from of Lights, Motors, Action!
So I have to admit, I’m torn on this show. I’m a stunt show fan, and Indiana Jones is still my favorite stunt show of all time. This one is a great second, however there are times though I get a little bored. While I get that there is little about this show that can change, it unfortunately doesn’t have the rewatchability that Indi does to me. Maybe it’s just a little too cheezy, I don’t know, but it just doesn’t have that depth of story, or sets that you do just around the corner in the same park.
But that’s my opinion and I wanted to hear yours. So per usual, I sought out your memories of Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show on social media and these are the responses I received:
On Facebook, Daniel wrote:
First attraction we seen on our very first wdw visit! My infant son at the time was completely amazed at the fast cars and the flames!! Must see for us!Also from Facebook, Chris wrote:
I was lucky enough to see it before it officially opened back in May of '05. Fast cars, full scale stunts and a big ole' fireball! Can't wait for it. Took a video of it last time I was there but my camcorder couldn't handle the sounds. Looking forward to the great audio to go with it.
P.S. not a good idea to listen to the soundtrack while driving. Makes you want to do some reenactmentsGreat advice Chris, guys don’t listen and drive. Great memories also. I’d love to hear more of your memories so make sure you stop by our social media sites to share more.
So for Today’s memory, I had 2 to choose from, and well I’m going with our Anniversary recording from 2006. On this afternoon, Traci and I were joined by her parents in the Hollywood Studios (then Disney MGM Studios). We spent the morning in another park and have hopped over here for the afternoon, mostly so I could share this show with them, my father-in-law especially. We’ve arrived in the park and headed straight back to the back to catch the last showing of the day. As we get there, we’re ushered to some pretty good seats about 2/3rds the way up and just slightly off to the right. We’ll join this memory just as the First Assistant Director comes out and tells us just a little about the show and setting up the “shooting a movie” backstory. She’ll finish and we’ll get to listen to 5 minutes of music and crowd noise, and me blabbering on to my family about everything before our Assistant Director returns and the special family get’s to kick off the show.
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 are amazed by tricks and choreographed acrobatics all done in a vehicle.