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Kill, Refurb, Marry: Air-Conditioned Attractions

Kill-Marry-RefurbThis is the perfect topic in the heat of the summer!  But where to begin?!  There are so many Air-Conditioned Attractions in Walt Disney World….and thankfully so!  Could you imagine surviving the Florida heat and humidity without it?!? Since there are so many options to choose from, I decided to stick with one park for this one and show Disney’s Hollywood Studios some love.  Lights, Camera, Action!

Kill – The American Idol Experience

This is the 2nd time that I’ve chosen The American Idol Experience to kill, the first was for live musicals in the parks.  Can you tell I’m not a fan??  Again, this goes back to wasting prime space on an outdated show.  I know that the contestants go through an audition process to get into the show, but it seems like you might run the risk of watching bad karaoke in there.  Now maybe if they had a bad karaoke show that also included some cocktails…that could be entertaining 😉

Refurb – The Great Movie Ride

This is by far one of my favorite attractions, but at this point it is purely for nostalgic reasons.  I remember being in awe of this when it first opened 25 years ago…ugh I feel old!  But that’s the problem, nothing has changed in 25 years!  Yes they updated the final movie a while back, but that is still incredibly dated.  This attraction needs a complete redo.

Everything from the beginning through the western should stay…that’s historic.  And Indy, leave that in there because those films are a classic.  Alien, I think we can probably some up with some more current options for the Sci-Fi/Horror genre.  Tarzan, Casablanca, Fantasia…none of that resonates with people today.  Let’s update that.  Wizard of Oz is not only a classic, but the set is gorgeous so that should stay as well.  Last but not least…the film…probably the easiest thing to change…get on it!

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Marry – Star Tours

I have always loved Star Tours and it has just gotten better since the refurb back in 2011.  You never know what to expect and each ride is very exciting!  The queue is fun and the gift shop makes for some great photo ops.  It is definitely one of my favorite ways to cool off on a warm day at the Studios!

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So those are my choices…what about you?  What air-conditioned attractions at the Studios would you Kill, Refurb & Marry??  Make sure to visit This Happy Place BlogMouse on the Mind and all of the other great blogs participating in Kill, Refurb, Marry today!

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Kill, Refurb, Marry: Live Musicals in the Parks

Kill-Marry-RefurbThis month’s theme for Kill, Refurb, Marry is Live Musicals in the Parks.  I’m really not a fan of live shows.  I’m not quite sure what I don’t like exactly, but I think I just enjoy “moving” attractions more and would rather spend my time there.  But even though they aren’t my favorite, I do appreciate them and try to see each show at least once.  You have to try everything at least once, right?? Ok so here are my picks…

Kill – The American Idol Experience

Ok, this one I haven’t actually seen.  I do NOT enjoy American Idol, so I can’t imagine spending my precious park time watching a live version.  The location is prime real estate for something awesome to lived up the Studios…so come on Disney, AI is totally past it’s prime!

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Refurb – Beauty and the Beast – Live On Stage

This might not be a fair assessment since I haven’t actually seen this show, but the reasons why I haven’t seen it are why I feel it needs a refurb.  Basically it’s the uncomfortable looking bleacher seats and the outdoor venue that keep me away.  Sitting on hot metal doesn’t seem like a comfortable way to spend an afternoon.  Also, I think since I’ve seen the full Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, I don’t really feel the need to see this abbreviated version.  However if they moved it to an indoor venue (say the AI theater!) then maybe I would be more inclined to see it.

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Marry – Finding Nemo – The Musical

Even though I feel this show is a bit long, it is gorgeous.  The puppetry, the music, the sets…it all works so perfectly together.  I love the story of Finding Nemo…the theme is sweet and the humor is wonderful.  To see it live on stage with those larger than life puppets is just amazing.  I have to say that crush is probably my favorite 🙂

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So those are my choices…what about you?  What live musicals in the parks would you Kill, Refurb & Marry??  Make sure to visit This Happy Place Blog, Mouse on the Mind and all of the other great blogs participating in Kill, Refurb, Marry today!

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