Country Bear Jamboree

Country Bear Jamboree

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/Episode_119-_Country_Bear_Jamboree.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.3MB) | EmbedLast time we took a ride down the Autopia of the Tomorrowland Speedway in the Magic Kingdom.  That opening day ride continues to be a rite of passage for a generation of new youngsters visiting the park for the first time.  Today we are going to sit in on another opening day show at the Magic Kingdom.  A show that many fell in love with in their youth, lost interest with in their teenage and young adult years, but have come back around to later in their Disney life.  I’m talking about that the knee slappin’, down home fun of the Country Bear Jamboree. All your favorites are here; Liver Lips McGrowl, The Sun Bonnet Trio, Trixi, and of course Big Al.  They each have a country song to sing and a story to tell.  Before we start clapping our hands and stomping our feet, let’s get started with our… Know before you go essential facts: The show is located in the Magic Kingdom Fastpass+ is NOT offered The fright factor is 0 out of 5 There is no height requirement Guests may remain in a wheelchair/ECV Reflective Captioning and Assistive Listening are available The show is 11 minutes long The show opened on October 1, 1971.  It was most recently refurbished in 2012.  When the show reopened it had been cut down from 16 minutes to 11.     “Howdy folks!  Welcome to the one and only original Country Bear Jamboree, featuring a bit of Americana, our musical heritage of the past.” These are the words of Henry, the...
Tomorrowland Speedway

Tomorrowland Speedway

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/Episode_118-_Tomorrowland_Speedway.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (8.5MB) | EmbedLast time I had a blast sharing all of the exciting ride news to come out of the D23 Expo.  Everything from Guardians of the Galaxy to Ratatouille to Star Wars and more is coming to Walt Disney World over the next few years.  If you missed that episode you will definitely want to click here and check it out so you know what to expect.  With the announcements of the new rides, we learned it will be time to say goodbye to a couple of others.   The Great Movie Ride and Ellen’s Energy Adventure will be going away to make room for new rides in their respective buildings. Another ride many feared would be retired is The Tomorrowland Speedway.  With the TRON Lightcycle coaster coming to Tomorrowland it was thought this land’s oldest ride might get parked in the garage for good.  Fortunately, it appears that won’t be the case!  The Tomorrowland Speedway has some more tread left on its tires after all.  However, as we will learn today, fears of this ride losing ground to new experiences is not unfounded.  You may think this classic Disney ride hasn’t changed over the years, but that is only partly true.  Before I jump the gun though, let’s get started with our… Know before you go essential facts: The show is located in the Magic Kingdom Fastpass+ is offered The fright factor is 0 out of 5 Guests must be 32” tall to ride and you must be 54” tall to ride alone Rider Switch is Offered Guests must transfer from a...

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