Melissa from Mouse on the Mind and Estelle This Happy Place Blog are back with another round of Kill Refurb Marry. I love this blog hop! And with the summer heat and humidity descending on Walt Disney World it’s a good time to discuss air conditioned attractions. I decided to choose attractions where you are mainly indoors and you can spend a good amount of time enjoying the ac and relaxing.
Kill – Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Again, I had trouble with this one. I don’t like killing things! And honestly I thought I about copping out and just skipping it all together. But I am a rule follower so here goes. I decided to kill Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor for two reasons. First, I don’t like it in Tomorrowland. I don’t really hate the attraction, it really is kinda cute, but I just think it belongs some where else. Second, they picked me to be in the show. Not cool monsters, not cool! I am not an audience participation type of person but there I was talking to one of them and pretending I had antennas. Drew thought it was hilarious. I still avoid it and want it to just disappear.
Refurb – Carousel of Progress
While this attraction does have an outdoor queue you typically don’t have to wait very long to get inside to this air conditioned oasis. I love this attraction. The music, the jokes, the sheer Disney awesomeness. But it does need a little love and I would be so happy if it received a little makeover. And please let’s fix that final scene. Please. This is also a good time to remind you I have a guest post over at Mouse on the Mind with some more ideas for Tomorrowland.
Marry – Reflections of China
This is our go to spot in Epcot to escape the heat or avoid a rain storm. The inside of this pavilion is gorgeous. The Hall of Prayer is one of my favorite spots. AllEars.net says that “Many of its architectural details, both inside and out, have important significance to the Chinese people. Inside the hall, there are 12 outer columns supporting the roof. They represent the 12 months of the year and the 12-year cycle of the Chinese calendar. Closer to the center of the room are 4 columns representing the four seasons. These columns support a beam, representing Earth, which is topped by a round beam, signifying Heaven.”
After that you can enjoy head into the Tomb Warriors exhibit. I think this is one of the most underrated parts of the World Showcase. And if you want to just relax you can hang out on the beautiful benches just outside of the theater.
And then head into the main event, Reflections of China. This is my favorite movie in the World Showcase. I remember seeing it as a kid and I was just fascinated by it. My favorite part is the views of the Huangshan mountain range and the mythical Sea of Clouds. It’s just amazing.