Episode 30 – Ride Building and Queue Olympics

Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea

The “Hightower Hotel,” DisneySea’s version of the Tower of Terror. However, this one has a unique story and background. By Mike Liao (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In theme parks, ride buildings play some of the most essential roles in getting you to ride the ride and making you feel like you’re actually on, say, Mount Everest or a hotel that has been abandoned for years. This also applies to ride queues and preshows. And, since the Summer Olympics are this year in Brazil, we thought we would have an Olympic-themed podcast where we give our favorite ride building and queue pairings at each park, plus a few honorable mentions at other parks.

Did you agree with some of our picks? Did you think that Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia deserves a mention? 😉 Email us at mousemountaineers@gmail.com or connect with us on Twitter @mousemtn.

Mouse Mountaineers Episode 4: “What’s Your Number?” at Hollywood Studios

Rock n Roller Coaster

Where does Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster rank at Disney Hollywood Studios?

On today’s episode of Mouse Mountaineers, we’re beginning a series called “What’s Your Number?” where we rate park attractions on a scale of 1 -10, discuss how they can improve, and talk a little about where we think each ride’s realistic ceiling is. After all, Dumbo will never rate a 10, will it? Well, not unless Disney uses real flying elephants, but again, we’re talking realistic ceilings.

In this episode, “What’s Your Number?” turns its critical gaze to Hollywood Studios.  Does Tower of Terror rate as highly as Fantasmic?  Listen and find out.

At Hollywood Studios, we discussed and rated:

  • Tower of Terror.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
  • Star Tours.
  • Toy Story Midway Mania.
  • The Great Movie Ride.
  • Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show.
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • and… Fantasmic! (which we… well, listen for yourselves in the podcast).