Sue's Disney World adventures, part 3

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I haven't been here since I was in 5th grade or so, so this place is all new to me! Last night we went over to Disney's MGM Studios for the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show, and it reawoke the latent gearhead in me in a big way. They led us into the set on a red carpet, with cast members taping, taking pictures, and acting like the paparazzi we actually are. It was pretty funny. We sat in stadium seats overlooking the set, which was of a small village in the south of France. Then the stunts began, and the cars were ripping around doing some manuevers that looked amazingly like ballet on wheels. They flew through the air, crashed through windows, and guys fell off rooftops, and motorcycles crashed through flames--and all the while, the "director" was showing us how a real action car chase scene would be shot and edited, and how they make it all look so real. I don't want to wreck it for others, so suffice to say, it got my motor revving.

Then we wandered around the MGM park for a while, grazing on food and drinks. There was a spy theme to the evening, so they had actors all over the place acting, well, weird and spy-like. One guy dressed like a mad scientist had to "test my spyability" by sneaking up behind me and tickling my neck with a feather--I laughed hysterically (very ticklish), so I guess I won't be 007-ette any time soon. My braver colleagues did the rides, but the Rock and Roll Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror were a bit much for my weenie self, so I ducked out before the terror set in. No bumper cars, which are more my speed, but the bands were great. I'm not much into her style of music, but Ashanti got the crowd rolling, and Smash Mouth was terrific, and much bad dancing was committed by the crowd (self included).

Uh oh. I'm getting Disnified! Liking this place a lot, even though the weather isn't being very cooperative. They had to move most of the food inside last night, instead of having it be a street festival, due to dire weather forecasts. We're all crossing our fingers that they won't have to do the same tonight...

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