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 take advantage of evening extra magic hours in Epcot to ride the then brand new Frozen Ever After attraction for the very first time.
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.
Oh, how I wish I could have a vacation right now. The Labor Day weekend is fast approaching here in the US, and this would have been our weekend to begin our trip to Walt Disney World. Instead, I just signed paperwork for us to travel the last week in March. I guess it’s something right, but until we get there, at least we can escape for a half-an-hour to Walt Disney World virtually through another memory like today.
In today’s memory, we will continue our day in September 2016. As you’ll remember we began our day in the Magic Kingdom, and are now finishing up our day in Epcot after parkhopping over in mid-afternoon. We have been joined today by my extended family, and are picking up our memory as the grand finale of Illuminations puts a bow on a day filled with memories. But our day is not over, because we are fortunate to be staying at a Disney Resort (Port Orleans Riverside) and can take advantage of the evening extra magic hours. We take a moment in the light from the flames around World Showcase Lagoon to say goodbye to our family since they will be leaving at this point. From here though, it seems like a perfect opportunity to go ride the brand new (only months old at this point) Frozen Ever After attraction in Norway. Lines as you probably remember would be over 3 hours to ride it, and it was constantly having issues and going offline for as they worked the kinks out. We’ll scan our Magic Bands, proving we are staying at a resort, and get into a line listed at 60 minutes. I will be cutting a large chunk of the wait out, but you will get to hear some of the ambient music and fun hidden treats in the queue area as we wait. Eventually, we make it to the front of the line and board our boat, fitting all 4 of us into one row.
The ride itself is beautiful and fun. Frozen is still fun for our kids, and as you see and hear the characters singing and dancing right in front of us, you can’t help but be overcome by joy welling up inside you. I will say, it probably wasn’t worth waiting more than 45 minutes for (since it is so short), and unfortunately, our Elsa in the main scene was… well… her head was kind of hanging to one shoulder and not really moving, so still, some problems to work out at this point. But if you have kids (of any age) who love the music or the movies, you probably should plan to get this top Epcot attraction into your trip plan.
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 cool off with an ice queen and all her musical friends.