Another month, another Kill Refurb Marry! Welcome, welcome to the post I panic the most about. (I am still not good at killing things.) But if you are new to this feature, every month Mouse on the Mind and I decide on a topic, inform others in the community of the topic, and BOOM… some very opinionated and lovely posts emerge.
Today we are all hey, thrill rides, we want to judge you. Keep in mind the definition of “thrill” varies from person to person. Take my mom for example… she’s not a big fan of the Mad Tea Party or Mission Space. So there is that. But enough with the small talk, time for me to make those difficult decisions…
Test Track. I just… can’t. I have zero absolutely zero interest in this attraction. In fact, the first time I ever went on it was with my husband on one of our very early trips together. We tried out the “new and improved” version in March and I was so incredibly bored with it. The car we created didn’t even line up with our actual ride which was a big disappointment too.
Truth? I’m not much of a car person… but that shouldn’t be a reason. I’m not a space person and I love Space Mountain so that shouldn’t matter. I would love to see an attraction that is worth the crazy-minute wait this ride has because of the lack of BIG things to do in Epcot… I’m not sure what but I would not be sad if this closed its doors forever. (It’s such an expansive space too… imagine the possibilities!)
Sidenote: We can still have a great car exhibit in Innoventions. That would be nice, wouldn’t it?
I could go so many directions with refurb:
→ Switch out Aerosmith or another theme (but keep the track) at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
→ Fix the Yeti at Expedition Everest. (Haven’t we been asking for this forever?)
→ A minor one: make the Great Goofini go around the track at least twice to justify that walk to the front of the ride?
But I think I am going to go with Dinosaur in Animal Kingdom. I like the ride, I do, especially on a hot summer day because it’s so cool in there but it might be about time for a new “adventure” and new video spiel. Don’t you think? But keep Phylicia Rashād because she is epically amazing.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! This particular attraction makes me so happy, and ever since the little enhancements that were done in the last year, I don’t really know how it could get any better. (I sound like John in Carousel of Progress.) What is there to really say? I love hanging out on Big Thunder at night with the view of the castle and yelping a bit when I think I’m going to get knocked in the head from those quick drops. (I’m not alone right?) It is ALWAYS a fun time.
How did I do? Tell me the truth. THESE ARE SO HARD.
Big thanks to Mouse on the Mind for being an awesome partner in crime + everyone who participates today!