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My #DisneyMemory of Maelstrom
I remember the first time I rode Maelstrom. I was 19 years old and visiting Walt Disney World for the second time. I was with my family, but took my best friend along and we were hanging out, just the two of us in Epcot. So much of that ride sticks in my head – the larger than life polar bears, the angry trolls, the way it seems like you’re going to go over a cliff (and catch a glimpse of the outside world), the Vikings, the oil rig, and finally the calm village in which you disembark.
I loved that it was a bit more “thrilling” the the calm, casual boat ride in Mexico. And I loved that it was so well-themed.
It was a definite must-do on every trip after that time. Each of my kids have ridden this ride (though Ian will likely have very little – if any – memory of it).
I have to admit that, when I first heard that Disney was closing Maelstrom to replace it with a Frozen attraction, I was upset (like 99% of the population!)
But, trying to be optimistic and knowing Disney like I do, I defended the decision in the name of change. I mean, really, when Disney decides to change things, it’s almost always for the better (though, there are definite exceptions to this – such as the changes to the Imagination Pavilion over the years).
Now, the Frozen attraction is open and drawing huge crowds (I think record-breaking wait times, even!) And, I’m about 3 weeks from riding it for the first time.
My hope is that it will live up to all its hype and that I’ll make a new #DisneyMemory. We shall see.
This is part of a series of posts started by my friend Mike at My Dreams of Disney. Please feel free to join in the fun, but be sure to use the #DisneyMemory hashtag in all your posts!