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. We will continue our day after taking a break for lunch at the Brown Derby, and now we split up and head for some fun at the end of Sunset Boulevard.
It's Derby time here in Louisville, KY. The weather is warming up, the trees are bright green with new growth, the flowers are blooming. It's a wonderful time to be here in Kentucky. If you ever get a chance to visit, this is when you want to come. Maybe not during the Kentucky Derby weekend because of the costs for just about everything, but around this time is great. It's almost like being in Walt Disney World in January, just like our Memory. Hopefully you won't have to stay in a hotel like the one featured in today's memory. I'm speaking of course of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, so let's go catch a ride shall we.
Just like last time, we're reliving my memories from our most recent trip to Walt Disney World in January of 2015. It's a beautiful sunny day in Disney's Hollywood Studios, and our first full day in the parks on this trip. In memory 163, most of the family did the Animation Academy as part of the Art of Disney Animation attraction building. When we finished, we met up with the rest of our group that had checked in at the Brown Derby for our Birthday Celebration meal (the real reason for this trip was to celebrate my Dad's birthday). We left off just as we were being shown to our seats. I won't bore you with the audio of our lunch discussions, mostly around the new FastPass system, which was causing us troubles because we had just gotten our tickets synced up half way through the day, so we couldn't even make reservations for most stuff.
Our meal was excellent, and the kids even enjoyed what they got. I got the Cobb Salad, which never disappoints. When we finish eating, we'll head outside to come up with our game plan for what we want to see as the day is beginning to fade. Some of the group wants to see Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! and The Great Movie Ride, which the little ones would probably be terrified at. So my dad, Traci, and I offer to take the little ones to see Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage and Voyage of The Little Mermaid. So we'll split up and head down Sunset Boulevard. As we are getting closer, it's 30 minutes till showtime, and Tower of Terror only has a 20 minute wait. Since I was the only one interested in riding, my wife suggests I go there while they wait for the show. So we'll split up even more. Once I complete my ride, I'll meet back up with the family, and we'll catch the end of the show before taking off for our next memory.
You can never go wrong with The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This is probably one of my favorite thrill rides in Walt Disney World. The theming is above and beyond any attraction around. And the ride itself is more than just a drop ride, but it moves in different planes and all the while tells a story.
Today’s memory is in binaural once again, 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 drop in on some guests at one of the oddest hotels you've ever been to.