I took a hiatus. It was a good way to refocus and recharge, like a vacation. The vacation got longer and longer and finally I realized that it was going to be more difficult to get back to blogging than I thought. I do, however, miss my creative writing outlet and decided to get back to semi-regular posting with a new theme. Nothing makes me happier than traveling. I just love it and love seeing and experiencing new places and things. Whenever I'm out of town I feel like I'm a grand adventurer. I wanted to bring that feeling to the blog, so for now I'm going to be more focused on my traveling explorations, advice, and funny stories. Plus, I just got back from two amazing trips in May (one to New Orleans and one to Washington D.C.) and will probably get two more in before the end of the year (possibly Denver and a fall colors tour of Maine). So, I will have lots to share with you!
I love hearing about other people's travel adventures and tips and I hope that this blog will get me back to my happy place. And for those fans who loved my "Random Acts of Douchebaggery" segment, never fear. RAD's are staying. Not only do I need this blog to be a place of fun and lightness, but occasionally I need it as a place to vent.
Without further ado, we are back to the place where my true vacation expertise lies, Walt Disney World.
When you get into the heart of Adventureland you will find yourself in a clusterfudge of people, strollers, flying water and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. This ride is in the weirdest place. Normally the WDW planners are really great at flow. There aren't a lot of human bottlenecks in the parks, and if there is a jam-up it's usually for a reason. So, maybe that is the case here, that there's a reason for the placement of this ride. However, every time I come upon this obnoxious spitting camel, I feel like the ride is terribly out of place.
The Magic Carpets are your run of the mill circular kiddie ride. You know the ones, you climb into your little car and the arm lifts you up into the air and you ride in a circle for a few minutes. It's the kind of thing that little kids squeal at and adults can feel the breeze in their face. So, it's pretty boring and basic until...
...Imagine, there you are enjoying your dumb old circle ride when you get smacked in the face by a shot of water. This is what can happen to you on The Magic Carpets. You see, down on the ground level, the other guests can pay a quarter to put into a golden camel and aim it at the flying carpets. They press a trigger button and the camel spits at you. It's really weird and kind of obnoxious. Maybe I'm a party pooper, but I revert right back to my junior high self feeling like I'm being picked on by cooler kids.
I wish I could get out of my own head sometimes and think that being "spit" on by a camel while riding a magic carpet is fun, but I don't. I just don't.
This is one of those rides that I tend to avoid. I realize, however, that it's not actually a terrible ride, so I'm giving it 3/5 or 6/10 stars.