Welcome to those of you joining me from Makin’ Memories. I am the last stop on our Magical Blogorail.
Thank you for stopping by to read this month’s Magical Blogorail Red loop. This month we are going to talk about our favorite attraction at Walt Disney World, and why that attraction is our favorite.
When I heard the theme, my first thought was that I had already done this for my blog before, so it would be a piece of cake to write. However, the more I think about it, the harder the decision becomes. There are so many awesome attractions to choose from. There is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There is Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and even such great attractions as The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. Then don’t forget Peter Pan’s Flight, “it’s a small world”, and Expedition Everest. So with so many choices, which one is my favorite?
For a pure adrenalin rush, in my opinion, nothing compares to the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. But for a more complete, Disney themed attraction, I’ve revised my initial selection of the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and have decided that the Pirates of the Caribbean is my favorite attraction!
The reasons are many; for starters, the theming of Adventureland really sets the stage for approaching the ride location. Additionally, the sign for Pirates is just one of those classic signs that you can stare at for quite a while, soaking in all of the details.
In addition to the sign, and the theming of Adventureland, the next thing that draws you into the whole Pirates story is the queue. I love all of the cannons, the scene with the skeleton pirates playing chess — by the way, did you know that the game is in a stalemate? I love how the queue area was utilized in the Kingdom Keepers series of books. Every time that I enter the queue, I try to find the “hidden” dungeon where they locked up the villain that time.
Then there is the ride itself. There are so many things to like about it that I hardly know where to start! I guess the first thing that strikes me is that the ride has such an iconic following that they took the ride, and made the movies based on the ride! Then, when the movies did so well, they added part of the movies back into the ride, giving it a dimension that it never had before, yet still keeping the essence of the ride the same.
I have never really been interested in visiting Disneyland Paris, but I was listening to Mouse Chat one episode, and I heard that there is a restaurant in DLP that actually looks over the town scene of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride! If I was going to go to DLP, it would be for that reason primarily. Better yet, how about we implement a restaurant like that at Walt Disney World?!
Speaking of the town scene, the trip through town is perhaps my favorite part of the whole ride. There is so much to see, so many little details that the Imagineers have included in the ride, it is just an awesome attraction.
So, for these reasons, plus many more that I haven’t been able to formulate into words, the Pirates of the Caribbean is my favorite attraction at Disney World. What is your favorite attraction? Tell me in the comments, and thanks for reading!
Thank you for joining us this month. We will be back April 15th with an all new theme, though keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney info, photos and stories.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Magical Days with the Mouse
2nd Stop ~ A World View
3rd Stop ~ WDW Backstage
4th Stop ~ Makin’ Memories
Final Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney