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.

Episode 14: “What’s Your Number Magic Kingdom?” Part 3

Stitch Selfie: "Stitch's Great Escape? I'm just trying to escape from this lousy show!"

Stitch Selfie: “‘Stitch’s Great Escape?’ I’m just trying to escape from this lousy show!

Shows, shows, shows. What’s better than a Magic Kingdom show? How about a soft-opening, 24-hours-of-Disney style ride on a certain highly anticipated coaster featuring seven vertically challenged miners? This episode wraps up the Magic Kingdom’s “What’s Your Number” series, in which we rate the attractions on a scale from 1, being the worst, to 10, being the best. We also discuss ways that each attraction can improve, and what it would be rated after the improvement. In our last “What’s Your Number” episode, we rated the rides in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland and Adventureland. In this episode, we look at the shows throughout the Magic Kingdom, with a special bonus ride: the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Did the Dwarfs mine enough to make a place on our must-sees? Did the Country Bears maul Stitch and his Great Escape? Listen to find out!

What would you rate the Mine? Which do you think gets the highest score? Send us an email at mousemountaineers@gmail.com. Let us know in the comments box below, or contact us on twitter @mousemtn.



Mouse Mountaineers Episode 7: “What’s Your Number, Magic Kingdom?” Part 1

On this episode of Mouse Mountaineers, we continue the series we started in Episode 4, called “What’s Your Number?” where we rate attractions on a scale of 1-10. Then we give our opinions on how they could improve, and, since, realistically it’s impossible for every (or any) attraction to be a 10, we give our idea of each attraction’s numerical ceiling.

In episode 4, we took on Disney’s Hollywood Studios in one fell swoop. In this episode, we turn our attention to the Magic Kingdom. But, because there are so many attractions there, we break the park up a little bit and discuss only the rides in Tomorrowland, Frontierland, and Liberty Square.  We’ll save the rides in Adventureland and Fantasyland, and the park’s shows, for future episodes.

How about you? What’s your number for MK’s three mountains? How high is the ceiling for Tomorrowland Speedway?  Let us know by emailing us at mousemountaineers at gmail.com, or find us on Twitter @mousemtn. Thanks for listening!