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 walk through Fantasyland, Liberty Square, and to the other side of Frontierland on our way to splash down into the whimsical story of Br’er Rabbit.
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.
The details of the parks and how things are opening are slowly beginning to take shape. Universal Orlando is open, and people are beginning to share their experiences. For me though, I’m still nervous about how this looks going forward, and will a new surge in Covid-19 cases bring things back down. For now though, at least we have memories we can go re-visit any time we want, be it a new one like today, or one of the now almost 250 memories in this podcasts history.
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 just got off Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid. It’s feeling more crowded as the day goes on, but finally, we are getting to use our first FastPass reservation. With this being a last-minute trip, and us not having tickets until this week, it’s been hard to get a reservation for anything with a party of this size. Thankfully we have been blessed with the lower crowds, so we at least got one of the major attractions, especially one that is new for the kids. From where we are standing in the back of Fantasyland, this is going to be a bit of a hike to the other side of Frontierland. You’ll listen along as we walk by the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, make a right at the Prince Charming Regal Carousel, cut through the heart of Fantasyland passing Rapunzel’s Tower. Then we’ll turn left by the Haunted Mansion, stroll through Liberty Square (you’ll hear the Riverboat in the distance), and finally entering into Frontierland where we can see Splash Mountain off in the distance. As we hear the first screams of riders plunging down the final hill into the briar patch, the excitement builds. We’ll enter the queue using our FastPasses, and in a matter of minutes, we’re through and into the boat. As we launch into the river, we are excited and happy to finally begin our whimsical adventure through the story of Br’er Rabbit.
I don’t know where you fall on the long lost movie Song of the South. I vaguely remember seeing it as a small child, but I couldn’t tell you anything about it other than what I’ve read. Personally, I don’t know where I stand on the now active rumor around replacing the theming with a Princess and the Frog theme, but as an attraction and ride today it is so much fun. We had 3 small kids who have never ridden this ride, and each of them loved it (well, maybe not so much for Susie). On a hot summer day in Florida, getting cooled off in the water is so refreshing, and unlike so many log flume rides that most amusement parks have, this theming takes the simple flume ride concept to another level. Even in the few weeks where it’s cold in Florida, they can reduce the splash effects so it can still be ridden in December. So regardless of when you go, you should try to make a point to ride this ride.
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 walk through Fantasyland, Liberty Square, and to the other side of Frontierland on our way to splash down into the whimsical story of Br’er Rabbit.