~from, The Song of the South,
There is so much I LOVE about Disney World! Each park has too much for me to single out any one thing. I am going to try to highlight the many things I like about Disney World and all of it's four parks over this summer.
My most recent trip to Disney World in Florida: March 2009.
Number of times in my life that I have been to Disney World: 11, I think.
Tonight I will highlight the roller coaster ride: Splash Mountain. You are just about guaranteed to get wet (and likely soaking wet) on this ride.
Random facts: Well, I can't recall if Mary Poppins or The Song of the South was the first movie my parents let myself and a girlfriend go to alone in the early 70's, but I recall going to both and totally loving them. Splash Mountain is based on the animated parts of the controversial film, The Song of the South. Due to its racial content, this movie has never been re-released here in the United States. It's such a shame that people can't separate history and unjusts from the past with the current day.* I loved Uncle Remus and wished he was in my life to tell me stories. Of course I loved Mary Poppins too. I wished she would come and visit and take me to her magical carousel horses. Or to her uncle's house so we could have tea up in the rafters. A child's mind...I loved everyone and believed in magic.
Best time to ride Splash Mountain: at night! Especially during SpectroMagic's Electric Parade. While on this ride, just before you climb the last hill to the top of the five story drop, you float outdoors, all ready three stories high, and look out over the park. You can see Cinderella's castle glowing, the twinkle lights in the trees matching the stars over head and hear the music being piped through the park. You won't see all the water your "log" has kicked up coming your way in that final plunge and no one in the park will really be able to see just how wet your bottom is as you walk around the rest of the night!
Of course I recommend seeing the parade too, but serious parade viewers will want to grab their spot at least two hours BEFORE the parade. This making it difficult to see the parade and do Splash Mountain at the same time.
*Please do not comment about current day unjusts. I am not claiming we live in a perfect world. Yes, we as a society have come a long way, but we do still have a long way to go.