Take a virtual audio trip in this installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, brought to you in immersive binaural sound, as we enjoy another magical memory from Walt Disney World. In today’s memory, you will join my family as we leave Tomorrowland, enter the land of Fantasy, and take a ride under the sea with our favorite mermaid and all her friends.
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 don’t know about you, but I need a break from the stress of the world. I’m saddened by what I see on the news each day, of brothers and sisters hurt or killed, of the destruction of businesses, of disease, and that’s just here in my small part of Kentucky. Right now though, I want to put all that down, just for 30 minutes and go to the happiest place on earth and enjoy a little peace in with my memories.
In today’s memory, we will continue our day from September 2016 as we began the day in the Magic Kingdom. Today my extended family is with us and will be picking up just as we left Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. The crowds are heavy in Tomorrowland, and we have little ones that need more rides for them, so we begin the walk over to Fantasyland. Our intention right now is to ride The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Because of where we parked the strollers, we exit Tomorrowland, walking across the bridge back towards Cinderella’s Castle. We’ll make a right and cross the next bridge back into the edge of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, appearing beside Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. We’ll make the left by the Mad Tea Party, and enter the queue play area for Winnie the Pooh. The line is long, but we figure the kids can play and this will be a break for them while they wait. We’ll enjoy some of the sounds as we climb in the tree, knock on Piglet’s door, play with the gophers, pop the balls, beat on the melons, fly the bumblebees, and just as we hit the turn to join up with the Fastpass line it happens. The ride breaks down. After a brief discussion with the group, we decide to hop out of line and make our way to Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid instead. We’ll gather up strollers and make our way around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, eventually finding the entrance to the Little Mermaid. The wait is short, so we’ll make our way through the queue quickly, and find ourselves loading into our clamshell for a fun retelling of Ariel’s adventures.
It wasn’t what we planned, but it kind of worked out. The kids got to enjoy the excellent play area for a bit with Winnie the Pooh, and then the line was so short for Ariel we almost got the best of both worlds. Riding Under the Sea is actually a great dark ride experience. The Audio-Animatronic figures of Ariel, Sebastian, Scuttle, and Ursula are all amazing, and you can’t help but smile and dance a little with the music. The end kind of rushes together, but honestly because it can be so dark and scary with Ursula, I didn’t mind because it was easier to distract Mikey from it all. Because the line is usually so short, I consider this a must-ride each visit. The fun to wait ratio is definitely in its favor.
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 on our 2 day trip to Walt Disney World, brought to you in immersive binaural sound, as we leave Tomorrowland, enter the land of Fantasy, and take a ride under the sea with our favorite mermaid and all her friends.