You are probably familiar with the popular parlor game, Kill Boff Marry, where given the choice between three people, you must decide which you’d murder, sleep with and spend the rest of your life with. Well, this is the WDW-themed version called Kill Refurb Marry.
Cool, right? Even better: There’s a Blog Hop connected to the game, so everyone can play along! Check out links for all of the players on this month’s the Kill Refurb Marry homepage.
This month, we’re sounding off on Disney Parks Mountains. And I enlisted a little help … this month’s post was co-written by myself and Dan from At Disney Again.
Kill: Space Mountain, Magic Kingdom
When I was a kid, I loved Space Mountain. Mostly because my uncle worked for Federal Express (who used to sponsor the attraction), so I never had to wait in line. That was pretty cool. So I do have fond memories of riding in the rocket ship … but as an adult, I really can’t stand it.
The seats are small and cramped, the attraction is rough on my back and neck, and the attraction doesn’t really offer much. It’s an indoor roller coaster. And I think it’s better executed over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
For Dan’s part, he’s never actually been on the coaster, but … and this is an exact quote … With as loud as it is as you ride through Space Mountain on Wedway, there’s literally no way it could be enjoyable. #Truche.
Also, he says, once we kill it and burn it, WDW should use the space to build an updated Carousel of Progress. Because that’s just how we roll.
Refurb: Japan Pavilion, EPCOT
This probably seems pretty ridiculous. Especially because the Japan Pavilion doesn’t have a mountain. But it was supposed to! For real. This, from Wikipedia:
For years, Imagineers have considered building an indoor roller coaster attraction based on Matterhorn Bobsleds from Disneyland but themed to Japan’s Mount Fuji inside a replica of Mount Fuji.
How cool would that be?! Yea. We think so too. Imagine how different the World Showcase would look with a mountain rising up next to the American Adventure. (If you want to learn more about the attraction that never was, Nick Sim has an overview on Theme Park Tourist.)
Marry: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Kingdom
This mountain has always been one of my favorites. Cresting the top of the last hill just as the colors on Cinderella Castle change … it’s kind of magical. Actually, I just teared up thinking about it. Add that to the fun story, fast-but-never-unsafe-feeling coaster, awesome train-themeing, and killer location (right next to both the WDWRR line and Tom Sawyer Island), and it’s just, like, the best roller coaster ever.
But then, you have to add Dan to the equation. Because if BTMRR wasn’t my favorite before, it certainly is now. You see, when I met Dan, he was petrified of coasters. He had never even been on Goofy’s coaster. But we worked together to slowly build him up to BTMRR, and the memories that we formed together throughout the process are really special to us.
Thanks so much for reading! Don’t forget to click here to check out Kill Refurb Marry posts by other Disney bloggers! And make sure you come back on October 14 for Kill Refurb Marry with 2015 Food & Wine Offerings!!
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