As the days click forward towards my trip to Florida, I can’t help remembering all the fun times I had at the parks with the family. Especially all the fun times as Susie got to experience things for the first time. Now it’s going to be Mikey’s turn, and I just wonder what he’ll love. Will he be afraid of Mickey? What will he think of Beverly? Will he be a thrill ride junkie? I guess I’ll just have to wait to find that one out, but a good way to tell is to see how they do on the attraction in today’s memory. Today we’re going to catch a ride on The Barnstormer.
** Binaural Audio **
Today’s Memory was requested by Cameron. He originally wanted to request a video of the attraction, which sadly I don’t have. So we’re going to have to use your memories to provide the video, and I’ll provide the audio.
And as I usually do, I tossed the question out to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ seeking input from you the listeners, and I got the following responses:
On Facebook, Daniel wrote:
On our first trip to WDW, we rode this with my then 5 year old little boy. It was his first “roller coaster” ride, and I think I enjoyed it as much as he did!
And Frederick wrote:
We rode this for the first time in 2010. We’ve never been able to fit it in previously. We waited in line for a good 20 minutes, rode it, and when it rolled to a stop, I thought, “It’s already over?”
So most of you know or have heard about the renovations taking place in Fantasyland/Mickey’s ToonTown. Now I haven’t been back to the Magic Kingdom since they began and The Barnstormer opened back up, so today’s memory won’t feature any of the new sounds from Storybook Circus.
In fact today’s memory is from January 2007 and is in Binaural, so headphones on. Traci and I have returned to the Walt Disney World Resort as Traci has a conference at the Contemporary Resort. After checking in and registering, we drop our stuff in the room and head to the parks for some evening/nighttime fun. It’s now later in the evening, and we’ve been enjoying wandering around the park not doing much but soaking things in. Remember, we just did a week of fun in the parks just weeks earlier for our anniversary, so we weren’t feeling the need to run from attraction to attraction. We wander back to The Barnstormer (since it was an attraction we didn’t get to see last time) and pretty much walk straight on. We’ll slip into this memory as Traci and I are wandering through the queue area making our way up to the loading zone. We chose to ride in the back of the train, so we have to wait one extra cycle for our turn. Then we load in and we’re off.