Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Back from WDW and Tons o' Fun!

I've just returned from a short jaunt to Florida, where my daughter and son-in-law live. While there, we went to one of my favorite places on the planet, Walt Disney World. My son hopes to upload some of the video we took there in the next several days and if it all works, I'll be posting it here.

We took in a few perennial favorites at the MGM and Epcot sections of WDW. But we also enjoyed several newer attractions or ones that were new to us, anyway. Our daughter did a great job as our advance scout, picking out new experiences she thought we'd enjoy.

In this latter category was the Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir Program, consisting of Christmas music and narration of the Jesus' birth story. It was fantastic and definitely worth savoring. Mario Lopez filled in as the narrator for the performance we enjoyed and did a terrific job as a last-minute replacement. We purchased a CD of an earlier performance, this one featuring Phylicia Rashad narrating.

Soarin', a fun ride which creates the sensation of soaring over the diverse beauties of California, was another attraction we'd never been to before. In the same pavilion at Epcot, the updated version of The Land, which looks at agriculture's past and future, was surprisingly interesting.

Old favorites also proved enjoyable, especially The American Adventure, which tells the story of America through animatronic figures, most notably Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain, remains inspiring. And the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror was especially fantastic this time. The ride, which routinely drops riders many stories, is run by a computer-created randomizer and is never the same any two times. This was my fifth venture on the ride through the years and without doubt, this was the most enjoyably terrifying!

More blogging tomorrow, Lord willing and the creek don't rise!

1 comment:

Charlie said...

I haven't been to WDW since they juiced up the Tower of Terror. Such a great place. Even old geezers like us can feel like kids again!