Kill, Refurb, Marry: Epcot Pre-Shows
|June 11, 2014||Posted by Running at Disney under Kill, Refurb, Marry|
These months are sure going by fast because once again it’s time for another Kill, Refurb, Marry! This months topic is Epcot Pre-Shows. When I first heard of this topic, the first thing that popped in my head was the pre-show from The Living Seas. You know, when it rained and rained and rained…the deluge…followed by a trip on the hydrolators, oh how I would like to marry that pre-show! Sadly it has been permanently killed so I had to come up with some other options. Here we goooooo….
Kill – Test Track
OK…I know what you’re going to say…Sarah, this was just refurbed…what?! Well, I just don’t like it!
Honestly, I just don’t understand the new theme at Test Track. I wasn’t sure what I was doing when I was building my car…none of it made sense. There were no instructions and the whole thing felt very rushed. Then when on the attraction, it was like Cars met Tron and we were being taken on some sort of trippy ride that just doesn’t make any sense! Why is that MAC truck covered in neon?? Where are we going?? Ok screw the pre-show…this whole attraction just needs a redo
Refurb – Soarin’
Let me start by saying that I love the pre-show at Soarin’ I mean how can you not love Puddy?! However, it just feels more like loading instructions rather than a full on pre-show. What if it could be more…
The queue for Soarin’ has been known to push the 2 hour mark. Yes, they have added some interactive games in there, but for the most part that is the more boring queue EVER. Why not expand on the story? Make a mini-film for guests to watch about the crew and maybe some silly mishaps they encounter along the way. Laughter is the best way to forget about you boredom of standing among giant white walls for hours…am I right??
Marry – Ellen’s Energy Adventure
This is by far the best pre-show in all of Epcot…hands down.
Ok, it might be a bit dated (Alex Trebek still had a moustache!), but the humor is still very relevant. Also, I think this might be one situation where the pre-show is better than the attraction itself. We all know the jokes about
Universe of Energy Ellen’s Energy Adventure…it’s where you go to get a rest from the heat and take a mid-day nap. I have to agree that the attraction is a bit of a snoozer and I have taken my fair share of naps there. However I am always alert and often laughing out loud during the pre-show. STUPID JUDY!
So those are my choices…what about you? Which Epcot Pre-Shows would you Kill, Refurb & Marry??