A Journey of the Imagination

Spaceship Earth
Spaceship Earth

Today, I want to take a trip in my imagination to my favorite park at Walt Disney World. Welcome to Epcot Center! Yes, that is what I called it and will continue to call it the rest of my life!

After making Rope Drop, I am headed to Test Track! I love getting it done early when crowds are more manageable, and I can design my car without being rushed! I have been on both versions and don’t know if I really have a favorite, but this is what we have and I’m going to enjoy it on it’s own merit! After the high speed conclusion, I am headed to Spaceship Earth! To me this is the definition of a classic Disney attraction! I don’t like some of the changes, especially at the end, but at least most of the history is in tact and enjoyable.

Now to use my first Fastpass+ for Soarin’! Like many, I am hoping for an update to both the film and the theaters! Rumor of recent flyovers for filming are circling around, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Once my feet are back on the ground, it’s time to make a pass through Nemo.

Now, I know my choice for lunch can be somewhat controversial, but I love Nine Dragons! The Five-Spiced Fish is awesome, and the service we received on last visit makes it worth a second glance. And, it’s time to tour World Showcase…first stop, Norway and my second FPP on Maelstrom! Love the ride and this pavilion is beautiful!! I hope they leave the ride alone and dowse all of these Frozen rumors! They can stick Frozen someplace else!

Next stop, The American Adventure! My absolute favorite World Showcase stop! I don’t know about any of you, but I always cry at the sound of Golden Dreams! My patriotism comes out anytime I walk into this building. The Voices of Liberty and the Fife and Drum make the entire experience memorable and special!


A quick pass through Morocco to look at some of the mosaic tiling, and Japan for the drummers, then off to Canada for the O Canada movie and some Off Kilter, love this band!! A trip back to the America Gardens Theater for Starship at the Flower Power Concert, then I am headed to Garden Grill for dinner before using my final FPP for Illuminations! After the fireworks, I am going to Rose and Crown for the EPCOT Wind Down before headed back to my room at Disney’s Beach Club Resort!

Hey, If I’m using my imagination, I can do anything I want to, right?

How would your day go? I’d love to hear about it either in the comments below or by email at threestrandswdw@outlook.com.

Have a Blessed and Magical Sunday, my friends!

Attractions I missed, and some I never want to see again!



On my most recent visit to Walt Disney World, there were some of MY traditional attractions I didn’t get to visit because of various reasons.  Whether a refurbishment, bad timing, or too many other things to do, there was sacrifice that had to take place!

The top of the list for me, The American Adventure!  In the dozen or so trips I have taken to WDW, This is the first time I have missed this patriotic tribute to the USA!  Yes, I tear up every time I see this presentation!  But, I had to sacrifice it to do the Candlelight Processional.  Was that a good reason?  Yeah, I think it was!

Next on my miss list is It’s A Small World.  I know the song is annoying, and goes on forever in your mind!  But, it is a classic Disney attractions that was closed for refurbishment the entire week we were visiting!  I’m not sure what they were doing.  Maybe painting all the dolls?  Installing cameras for the new Memory Maker package?  Putting in some kind of interaction for MagicBands?  Whatever it was, I missed one of my favorite rides.

My family has yet to see Kali River Rapids!  In the two trips we have taken in the last 22 months, Kali was closed for refurb both times!  I do hope to get to ride this someday before they decide to move it into the Avatar project! (no rumors of this happening have reached my ears)

One attraction that stands above the rest as one I can miss from this point on is Stitch’s Great Escape!  The pre-show was really funny, and I got my hopes up only to have them bashed against the rock of despair once the main show began.  After being clamped into the chair, there was no way for ME and my daughter to escape!  And believe me, we would have if we could have!  

After seeing Lights! Motors! Action! twice, I can see I don’t need to go back to that one again.  Don’t get me wrong, it is a good show and if you haven’t seen it, go see it on your next visit!  It is exciting and it is very interesting to see how it all fits together, but I’m pretty much done with that attraction.

Ellen’s Energy Adventure is just too different from the original for my taste.  I don’t enjoy the Jeopardy! round, and I find most the conversation to be boring.  If you’re looking for a good half-hour nap, you may be in the right spot.  Unless this attraction gets a refurb, I will not be wasting my time in EPCOT.

How about you?  What are some of you Can’t Miss attractions?  What are some you don’t need to see EVER again?  Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

For now, Have a Blessed and Magical week…and Stay Warm!!