Kill Refurb Marry: EPCOT Pre-Shows

Kill Refurb Marry Blog HopYou 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.

Estelle from  This Happy Place Blog and I decided to transform the  game into a WDW-themed version called Kill Refurb Marry. Our little game grew in popularity, and a few months ago, we decided to add a little Blog Hop action to the game so we can all link up!

This is the ninth Kill Refurb Marry Blog Hop! I hope lots of Disney bloggers will join in the fun. You can check out their links on this month’s the Kill Refurb Marry homepage.

This month, we’re sounding off on EPCOT Pre-Shows. I kind of love this idea because there aren’t that many, and none of them are really, truly abysmal. It was kind of a thinker!

Kill: Ellen’s Energy Adventure

Universe of Energy (Mouse on the Mind)I think this is probably going to be a usual suspect in the “refurb” category, but I’m just not really sure this can be saved with a simple update. All of the footage is old. A lot of the references are ridiculously dated.

I know we’re only talking about the pre-show here, but the whole ride, actually, is full of information that science has proven false over the past 32 years. And that building? It’s basically like a giant magnifying glass, frying every guest who dares get close.

But back to Ellen’s pre-show … it’s a nice piece of history, and while seeing it brings back pleasant memories, it’s not in any shape to continue its existence in a Park I love. Especially not compared to the Kinetic Mosaic show of my much younger years.

Refurb: Mission Space

Mission Space (At Disney Again)Like I said earlier, there’s nothing truly, horribly wrong with Gary Sinise or his goofy walk through the out-of-this-world training you’re about to receive. But here’s the thing, it’s old. And unlike Ellen’s pre-show, this one would be easily updated!

My proposal: slap some new space-tastic footage into the video and maybe consider updating the spiel to include information on our current space programs (if you can figure out how to do it without being too damn depressing, that is). Easy peasey.

Marry: Soarin

This is going to be an obvious one, I fear … but I also really don’t care. Because it rules.

There’s something so lovely about the David-Puddy-ness of Patrick John Warburton’s delivery. And the fact that he actually walks us through seating and stowing instructions for the ride vehicle (not an airplane). Also? The bald guy wearing Mickey ears who doesn’t want to take them off. Mix it all together with that music (which, I swear, instantly takes me to my happy place), and it’s one preshow I’d never want to see change.

Nice work, pal.

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 July 9 for Kill Refurb Marry with Air-Conditioned Attractions!! 

If you want to play along, write your own post and add it to the list! (If you don’t have a blog, zap me an e-mail (melissa@mouseonthemind.com). I’d be happy to host your guest post for the next round of KRM!)

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