Wow, I was at Walt Disney World over a month ago and I still haven’t done my traditional post-trip music roundup. I’ve got some good stuff this time, too!
First up, a perennial favorite: the Haunted Mansion. In an effort to make the inevitable wait times less painful, the Imagineers have been adding various games and amusements to queue areas, and the Haunted Mansion now has a comical cemetery (logically) in its line. Among the diversions? A touch-sensitive calliope!
That’s neat and all – you can run your fingers over the keys and make organ-y sounds – but the really fun part is on the side:
Touch the instrument and it plays! (In a ghostly way, of course.) Wait, did I say that was the fun part? THIS is the fun part:
Touch THESE instruments and they play. They make… noises. Noises I cannot describe. Well, the cat says “RAAAAAAAAA-EER!” (That’s my favorite part.) (Aside from the pun.) (Duh.)
Moving on! Little known fact: at 12:30 am there is no one in line for Mickey’s Philharmagic, thus enabling you (well, probably not you) to take pictures of the queue decorations. What? The Magic Kingdom was open until 2 am and I am not a quitter.
Also caught a picture of the “stage”:
And the aftermath!
And here’s my cousin David, very nearly choking. Because it’s a funny picture and the one of him putting his face in his pizza has terrible lighting.
Until next time! No idea when that’ll be, but knowing me it won’t be long.