I don’t really keep tabs on which attractions are air conditioned and which are not… I’m going to assume for this that almost any indoor attraction is air conditioned. However, I decided not to count any of the super fast indoor rides (like Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Space Mountain, etc.). While those might be air conditioned there’s too much going on for it to really make a difference. For my choices I focused more on shows and that sort of thing.
Kill: Captain EO
Why is this attraction still here? It did replace Honey I Shrunk the Audience, which I also disliked, but I thought it was only coming back for a limited time in a tribute to Michael Jackson’s death. But now it’s just been sitting there. Maybe this was exciting back in the 80’s, but it’s so outdated now that it’s pretty much just laughable. The storyline and the humor is outdated and the technology is outdated. This is a space that they could do so much more with.
Refurb: Circle of Life
I feel like this attraction in the Land building has so much potential. I love the fact that Epcot focuses on the educational aspect of things while still making it fun. So the idea of an environmental film that’s hosted by two of the best Disney characters, Timon and Pumbaa? It has to be a success, right? Unfortunately, this just falls a bit flat. I haven’t seen it in awhile but I remember that I wasn’t very well entertained. It wasn’t as funny as I had hoped and it felt more preachy than anything. I think there is a way to get the message across without being quite so obvious about it, and I think Disney should be able to find that. They could make it a more exciting attraction too – maybe make it a 3D or 4D movie, or add something to it. I like the concept but I just think the movie itself doesn’t do much for me. Also, it’s been around since 1995 and I think that shows in the quality of the film itself.
Marry: Disney Animation Drawing Class
This is truly a gem located inside of Hollywood Studios. For about 25 minutes an instructor will teach you, step by step, how to draw a Disney character. When you’re done you have your very own drawing – it’s like an instant souvenir that you created yourself! I’ve never been a very good artist, but they do such a good job teaching that I’m always impressed with what I have created. And they teach all different kinds of Disney characters. I’ve been about 7 times now and I am lucky that I haven’t duplicated any of my drawings. A lot of the shows at Hollywood Studios are getting a little old and tired (I’ve just seen them so many times and they don’t change). But this is different every time, it’s hands on, and it gets you out of the sun and the heat. I love it!
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