Friday, December 9, 2011

A Disney Experience I Must Experience (one of these days!)

There are a few things on my Disney to do list that I have never experienced in Walt Disney World.  Some of those things I have skipped because I don't have a strong desire to test them out, some are due to my fear of thrill rides and some are just due to time constraints of trying to get as much in as we can with three little ones.  But there is one thing I have made several attempts to experience in Walt Disney World, and it just hasn't worked out.  I will add that the lack of experience is not due to lack of effort!  It is due to lack of perfect weather conditions.  

Since I do not have any pictures
of Characters in Flight, I
thought I would share a picture
of my kids in Downtown Disney! :-)
It all started back in 2010 just before our March trip to Walt Disney World.  I happened to catch a You Tube video of someone's experience on Characters in Flight found over at Downtown Disney's West Side.  As soon as I saw this video, I knew I had to experience it.  The view looked just amazing, and I began to imagine all the amazing photos I would have the opportunity to take.  Well, if you have read any of my reviews of that trip, you may remember that the entire week was freezing cold with high winds.  Needless to say, the attraction was closed due to high winds all three of the times I made my way to Downtown Disney.  The first day I attempted to ride it was a little breezy, but certainly nothing I thought would have closed the ride.  Of course, being only 5'8" I could not tell the wind conditions at the height of 300', so I trusted that it wasn't safe and vowed to return on another day to try my luck again.

The second time we were in Downtown Disney there was no surprise that is was closed.  I didn't even have to walk over to read the sign to know it was too windy.  On our very last day of that trip, I made my way back to Downtown Disney just to make my final attempt at experiencing it.  Well, since today's topic is something we have never experienced, I am sure you can tell how that worked out.  You guessed it, it was closed due to high winds again.  I was very disappointed, but I knew we would be returning to Walt Disney World  again within a year or two, and I would make another attempt to experience it.

Unfortunately, this past trip, with the three kids getting sick, it just was not in the cards for me to experience Characters in Flight.  The two times we made our way to Downtown Disney, I just couldn't leave my kids with my parents so I could take flight.  I felt too guilty just thinking about leaving them with three sniffly, sneezing little ones who really just all wanted to go back to the resort, nevermind actually leaving them!  

So though I still have not experienced Characters in Flight, it tops my list of things I can't wait to experience someday!  

What is one Disney attraction that you have yet to experience but really want to?


Mary at Capturing Magical Memories said...

I have heard others having the same trouble trying to do this. Hopefully next trip...

Christina said...

Oooh, this is something I definitely want to experience. We never took the time, honestly, because we usually only take a half a day at DTD to eat and shop. I'm hoping one of these days we'll make a day of it and cross our fingers it isn't too windy. I hope you get to experience it some day soon!

DisneyBabies said...

I wish I could remember which WDW Today podcast it was that Len talked about seeing it catch in the wind.. you'll be VERY happy you missed it on a windy day! That's at the top of my list, but I'm doubtful January weather will allow for you!

Crystal and Bryan - said...

We've always wanted to try CIF too! We'd want to go up at night & have only been to DTD during the day our last couple of visits.