On yesterday’s Theme Park Thursday episode on the Improviser’s Guide Podcast, we played a little game: AM vs PM.
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As I was playing, it was hard not to come up with resort experiences. This probably sounds weird to non-Disney lovers. Then again, non-Disney lovers don’t understand a lot about a Disney addict. They often ask:
Do you go on rides? Yes, and they’re awesome.
Isn’t it just for kids? No, it’s also for the kid at heart.
Is there anything to do at the hotels? Plenty and that is why it was so hard to come up with park experiences during our AM vs PM game!
It was also hard for me to answer AM. Why is that?
Disney mornings are great. The ground is wet, the sun is shining and you know how hot it’ll be for the rest of the day, as soon as you leave your hotel. That’s a great start to your day! But overall Theme Parks at night give that unexplainable feeling and vibe. The nostalgia becomes more prominent. You feel that magic in the air. When you stay up to go on rides, watch fireworks and pass out in a Disney bed while being an acceptable level of exhausted – nothing can beat that.
For the first time ever you can hear the voices of Brother and Sister Dillo!
Brother Dillo has recently started The Improviser’s Guide Podcast (be sure to subscribe on iTunes). DillosDiz took over for this very special episode to pay tribute to The Great Movie Ride which departs Hollywood Studios (#AlwaysMGM) on August 13, 2017.
Join us as we virtually embark on our adventure and speak off the cuff to the Ride, the scenes, the movies, our memories and more! Being the nostalgic bunch we are, how could we not?
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Could this be the start of an official DillosDiz Podcast? ….Stay Tuned!
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iG Special: Dillos Diz Salutes The Great Movie Ride
“The resort is organized around a central building named the Great Ceremonial House, itself designed after a Tahitian royal assembly lodge. The Great Ceremonial House houses guest services and most of the resort’s dining and merchandise locations. From its opening until 2014, the Great Ceremonial House also featured an expansive tropical waterfall feature in its atrium, with over 75 species of plant life. The waterfall and foliage were removed and replaced, however, during extensive resort renovations due to health and safety concerns and to reimagine the lobby as a social space.” -Courtesy of Wikipedia
The removal of the waterfall and foliage is a tough change for the Dillos, especially after seeing it in person. This grand feature was the welcome you received when walking into the Polynesian. It created a rainforest smell in the lobby. It offered a soothing soundtrack to start your vacation. Along with the air conditioning you felt as the doors to the lobby opened, this feature was the thing that hit you and made you take a deep breath as you felt like you were home. And now, it’s gone.
The Dillos took many pictures in front of the waterfall over our many stays at the Polynesian. Something our kids will never get to do. A piece of nostalgia is missing from the Diz…you know how the Dillos heart nostalgia.
Yes, I understand it opens up the lobby, creates more seating and a more open environment. I get it. It doesn’t mean I have to like it.
One of our many pictures in front of The Waterfall