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Everything You Think About When Not at Disney

Riding in a quasi-futuristic vehicle…

Image: DisneyBut while I adore the Doom Buggy, it’s only the second-dearest ride cart in my heart. First place will always belong to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, the greatest form of public transportation that never came to fruition.

Walt Disney’s dream for Progress City included a great deal of forward-thinking with regards to public transportation. Cars weren’t intended as an integral part of it, but monorails and PeopleMovers were. While his vision never became our reality, whenever I board the PeopleMover, I can almost see that alternate universe where it exists. And that brief look at Progress City drives the point home, too.

The PeopleMover is one of my top two rides at Walt Disney World. No Disney fantasy would be complete without it.

Boarding a remarkable spaceship…

Image: DisneyFrom a distance, Spaceship Earth embodies the Imagineering tenet of doing the impossible. What I love about it, however, is the interior. I get nervous whenever I hear rumors about renovations to Spaceship Earth the attraction, because it’s my favorite at Walt Disney World.

I went to Epcot back when it was still called EPCOT Center, and I remember moments from those childhood visits. I would gaze at the wonders that somehow combined herculean feats of design with child-friendly and informational aspects.

While others eschew the thought of infotainment, I’ve always embraced it. Epcot is one of the main reasons why. And when I shut my eyes, I remember every majestic scene on Spaceship Earth, relishing in how cleverly it all comes together as a history of humanity.

Disney shopping…

Image: DisneyEarlier, I mentioned where my wife likes to shop. While I love the Kawaii culture of cute, too, my ideal place to shop at Walt Disney World is right there on the world-famous fourth floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Bayview Gifts is one of the largest in-hotel stores that Disney owns, and it has seemingly everything from confectionaries to kitchenware to luggage. There are even a few high-priced paintings on the walls behind the checkout counter.

I think about this place so much that I regularly check YouTube to watch the latest videos of theme park tourists visiting this store. I need to know when they have new merchandise and precisely what it is.

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