Take a virtual audio trip in this installment of the WDW-Memories podcast as we enjoy another magical memory from Walt Disney World. In this memory, we will join my family as we begin the long hike from the back of Epcot towards the exit, and stop to say hi to Donald at a family favorite in the Mexico Pavilion.
Podcast Type: Binaural Audio
Podcast Length: 20:07
Well hello and welcome to the WDW-Memories Podcast where together we relive that Walt Disney World Magic. My name is Lou and I’ll once again be your host on this magical adventure. I want to apologize for the long delay between shows. There have been major projects going on at church, at my kids school, and a new job that have all combined made it difficult to find time to edit together another episode. But I am glad I was able to steal enough time to get this new memory out.
We’ll be continuing our day in August 2018 on hot sunny day. As you’ll remember from our previous memory, we just finished an excellent lunch at the Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion where we got to hear the Oktoberfest Musikanten perform, and now were beginning the walk towards the front of the park so we can hop over to the Magic Kingdom for the evening. The family is in good spirits now that we’ve been cooled off, fed, and caffeinated. I can’t suggest enough the importance of a break from the heat in the middle of the day, it will change how your days in the parks are perceived and will give you the energy to do more throughout your trip.
We’ll join the memory as we’ve made it to the Mexico Pavilion and are entering the building to try to catch a quick ride of the very family friendly Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros. As we enter inside and our eyes adjust, we apparently got caught up in a wave of others also doing the same thing, and the wait for the ride spikes up to 10 minutes (we talked with the Cast Member at the entrance who said it had not been this long all day till just now). We’ll hop in line, because 10 minutes is still not that long, and in no time we’ll be boarding the first 3 rows of the boat and we’ll float away passed the restaurant and into the pyramid ruins for our adventure.
This attraction has been a family favorite since forever. It was one of those rides my brother, sister, and I rode by ourselves while my parents paid for lunch in the restaurant. In fact you’ll hear my sister talk about the time we got stuck for a while on this ride, without my parents (which is a whole other story). The redo has changed the narrative and impact of the building, but it does make it a bit more accessible for children and doesn’t destroy the message that Mexico is a beautiful place and not just what you see in the news.
Today’s memory is in binaural once again, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.
Now join my family as we begin the long hike from the back of Epcot towards the exit, and stop to say hi to Donald at a family favorite in the Mexico Pavilion.