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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rolling Around Disney World

We didn't let Marti's broken ankle slow down our Disney World adventures.  We rented a wheelchair for Marti to sit in as we pushed her around the parks.  Disney gets an A+ for its accessibility to disabled people to participate in all the rides and shows.  We were really impressed.

We took turns pushing Marti around, even the grandsons wanted to help.


Marti has a walking cast, but it was too much for her to walk everywhere, the cast weighs 15 pounds.  It didn't hold her back from being able to walk enough to transfer to the rides.  And our favorite ride in the Magic Kingdom was Splash Mountain.


Splash Mountain is based on the Disney movie Song of the South and feature Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Bear and many other characters from the movie.  It is neatly put together with the story line and the ride complementing each other.

The ride starts with going through themed decorations, like Chip and Dale's house.  You can hear them talking inside.  It's made of acorns and peanuts.


You start the ride by getting in a log shaped boat.


The boat winds its way in and out of the mountain.  Some small drops are waiting along the route.


Inside the mountain are some of the characters from the movie telling the story.



Eventually you come to the big drop, a fast fall down into the Brer Patch.


Yes, Splash Mountain lives up to its name.  Pa, can we go again? Please!


Lots more fun to come!  Stay tuned.

5 comments:

  1. I would guess the grand kids tried to break the speed limit a couple of times pushing the wheelchair :)

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  2. Did you get to go to the front of the line? How much does one of those walking casts cost?

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  3. no visit to Disney is complete without a turn on Splash Mountain!!

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  4. Is there such a thing as too much FUN!!! Glad you guys had such a great time.

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  5. Good Goin' Marti. I still have my old cast in the closet. Yours will be there too soon.

    Song of the South is my favorite Disney. Zippadeedooodah!!!!!!!

    Sherry
    www.directionofourdreams.blogspot.com

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