Take a virtual audio trip in this installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, brought to you in immersive binaural / 3D / spatial sound, experiencing another magical memory from Walt Disney World. In today’s memory, you will be transported to the parks, and be there with us as we hop aboard a maintenance service elevator that transports us somewhere we are not expecting.
This time of year we tend to enjoy being scared a little. We push ourselves to see what we can stand, and enjoy those adrenaline surges. And I can’t think of a better adrenaline surge than today’s memory. So let’s go have some fun.
In today’s memory, it’s Monday morning in December 2021. The park has just opened to the public, and the energy of the day is building. Today is going to be a beautiful day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
If you remember in Memory 286, our minds were blown as we got to experience the epic Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. As we exited the ride, we looked at the clock, the park has just opened to the public, and you can see the crowds streaming in towards us. So we need to move and get to Sunset Boulevard very quickly to maybe get those big attractions in before everyone else. So we’ll cut through Toy Story Land, past Slinky Dog Dash, past the Disney Junior stage, and make a left by the Brown Derby before heading down Sunset Boulevard towards the two main attractions at the end of the street. We do pause for a quick family photo in the morning light before continuing further down Sunset and pushing our way through crowds as they come towards us. Our goal right now is Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, but as we approach we discover why the crowds were streaming out of this end. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is down, so we quickly pivot and turn to Tower of Terror, hoping that we can get it in before everyone else does the same thing. We actually spend about 15 minutes in line, winding through the grounds of the hotel before entering into the building. We’re sent to the right pre-show and soon the doors open towards us and we begin the experience. I will say, Susie is not a fan of drop rides, but she admitted afterward this was different and she loved it. Mikey on the other hand is a sensitive soul, and the scary aspects of the attraction over time are all he remembers. All that to say, your milage may vary with your kiddos. Anyways, as we exit the attraction, we run back to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster to try again, but it’s not looking good, so we’ll have to figure out our next stop instead.
As I said earlier, today’s memory is in binaural once again. So for the best experience, I would recommend putting on your favorite headphones to fully immerse yourself in the memory.
Now that you have your headphones on, join me as we relive a ride on one of my all-time favorite attractions, taking us to another dimension of fun.