First I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Diane for having me! I can't wait to share just some of my thoughts about my trip to Walt Disney World!
I was so so excited to go on so many attractions that I'd read about on all the different Disney blogs! The first I headed to was the Haunted Mansion - I couldn't wait to see how it compared to Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris! Boy was I in for a treat - it was awesome! Similar to Phantom Manor in some ways ... but very different in others :) I also couldn't wait to try Space Mountain! I already knew it was totally different to Space Mountain in Disneyland Paris, mostly because 'mine' goes upside down lol! I didn't think it would match up to the Dlp version but it was actually a lot of fun! And the seats are real comfy too ... like going to space in a little sofa chair lol!
|Too excited to stop and take a decent photo lol!|
I also loved Peter Pan's Flight - the Magic Kingdom version is very similar to Dlp but there was one major difference ... it's smoother than Dlp's! I can't figure this out because the Magic Kingdom version is quite a bit older than the Dlp one! Maybe it's because the Dlp ones have 2 rows for sitting in instead of 1, which makes the ships heavier ... who knows! :P Don't get me wrong, I love Peter Pan's Flight in Dlp ... but in the Magic Kingdom version there was more of a feeling that you were actually flying over London!
But one attraction that sticks in my mind ... one that I haven't heard a lot about and one of the most under-rated in my opinion ... is Spaceship Earth! With all the reading of Disney blogs that I do you might be surprised to know that I didn't even realise Spaceship Earth was a dark ride attraction in itself! I couldn't believe it! On my approach I was taken aback by this beautiful mural at the entrance!
I must have been holding everyone up I was staring at it for so long! :P It really is amazing!
I was thrilled to hop aboard my Omnimover and snuggle up with my bf, giddy at the wonder of what was to come! I always end up watching attraction footage online and sorta spoil it for myself sometimes lol, but I had no idea what was waiting for me inside Spaceship Earth! Ascending up that dark tunnel with the stars all around us was kinda romantic :P And all the different scenes were so interesting! I might sound like a geek lol, but I really enjoyed learning a thing or two along the way, and also contemplating what a tiny part of Earth' history we really are ... but also admiring the differences we've made and continue to make :)
Another reason I enjoyed this attraction so much was that it had a very 80s feel to it - I don't know if this is just because it's one of the original attractions from opening day in 1982 or because I always associate the symbol of Spaceship Earth with the 80s lol - either way it was fun to forget the outside world and imagine I was living back in a favourite decade of mine! I wasn't even born until the late 80's lol! But I'm a total 80's fan - the music, the movies ... and ... the fashion! ... only joking! :P But it did seem a lot of fun back then!
The end of the ride was just beautiful :) seeing Earth as if we were in space among the stars was so cool! And the touch screen questionnaire part was so funny! Seeing myself and my bf hop into a spaceship and zip away for a futuristic vacation was pretty neat! :D
What do you guys think of Spaceship Earth? I overheard an excited dad in the queue telling his kids it's changed a lot over the years ... I wonder what it was like on opening day! :)
Thank you so much once again to Diane for having me! She is such an awesome Disney pal! :) Be sure to check out the rest of her wonderful blog! :D Happy Thursday everyone! The weekend's almost here! Woo hoo! :D
I want to say a really BIG Thank You to Manda for being my guest blogger today. I have loved her blog from the very start, it is such fun to read and her pictures/recipes and Info about Disneyland Paris are the best. Thank you Disney Pal ;-)
Please stop by and check out her Blog @http://www.mandasdisneyblog.com/