·Rides/Attractions (in order of my memory, ha!): oCastle Walk-through
– first time for both of us – Loved it! Glad it is back! oMad Tea Party
– spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, then lean back!! oIt’s a small world
(first time to see the changes) – Overall, we liked the additions. We thought that most of the characters were done well and fit in with the style of the other dolls or the scene that they were in. However, Ducky4Donald HATED the Donald Duck addition to the Latin America room. She didn’t think it fit at all (we suspect she is really just having flashbacks from the Mexico ride at EPCOT that she didn’t like). Also, we both thought that the US room was lacking. The dolls on the left side don’t move at all, and we thought that just made it too static compared to everything else. Finally, I thought the Woody and Jessie dolls looked a little weird (well, creepy, actually – haha). Despite those things, overall we give it a thumbs up.
oHaunted Mansion –Madam Leota was floating and the hidden mickey in the party room was present!
oPirates of the Caribbean - the crab was present and pinching!
oBuzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
– I won! oInnoventions
(Ducky4Donald’s first visit since the "dream house" addition) We enjoyed watching the Peter Pan storytelling, and the addition of the "design your future" questionnaire from EPCOT cracked us up, but we didn't stay long. Digital photo frames are nice and all, but there are rides to ride and ice cream to be eaten!
Below are some details from Innoventions that cracked us up..
- (First viewing since the changes) Loved it! As far as we could tell, everything seemed to work and looked great! oThank you, thank you, thank you
to the group of off-duty cast
members that let us sit with them in their favorite spot!! We had a
great view of the show!! You rock!!
We had a great time on Wednesday, despite being fairly exhausted from the drive down. We managed to stay until midnight and then dragged our tired butts back to the hotel to rest for the next day.
A note on Stovall's: Our room was on the Coco's side of the hotel and directly faced the door to the kitchen. This doesn't seem like a bad thing until you are awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of Coco's employees dragging the dumpster around and throwing garbage into it. Our recommendation: bring earplugs!!! Oh, and don't forget to turn your A/C on - we came back to a very hot room. Oopsie.
Tune in tomorrow for a report of our World of Color adventures.... Same bat time, same bat channel... yadda yadda...