Many of us here at Disney Food Blog drag our families to Disney World on the reg.
And while many of us have parents or grandparents who haven’t visited the Disney parks over the last few decades, they still remember some of their experiences. Well, kinda… . ;-D
Last night, we each reached out to our great matriarchal family heads and asked them to describe any Disney attraction. Some of the responses we elicited were so random and kooky, it kinda turned into a game? At least that’s how we’re looking at it since we still have no idea which rides some of our grandmas were actually talking about! Maybe you can help us out!
So without any further adieu, welcome, dear reader, to We Asked Our Grandmas to Describe Disney Rides — the Unofficial Quiz Show!
Our first 70-something grandma is kicking off round one with this hazy recall…
“I remember that one that makes you feel like you are in outer space and want to throw up!”
But that’s not all — she quickly followed up with a second clue.
“Going into a room and sitting down like you were in a space shop.”
Does any of this ring a bell? If so, please let us know, because we’re still not really sure which attraction Mom is talking about! Maybe we’ll have some better luck with this next round!
Our next grandma has texted us this distant memory…
“Ice cold feel good — everything about it is happy. Everyone is laughing and signing.”
We’re pretty sure grandma meant to write “singing” instead of “signing” since we don’t seem to remember any animatronics demonstrating American Sign Language (the parks haven’t been closed for THAT long!).
We get the feeling this tech-savvy grandma is probably talking about it’s a small world. In fact, this ride was a VERY popular one amongst the grandmas. We even heard from one of the grandpas who just had to put his two cents in with…
“entering an enclosed area while riding in a boat. Passing by an array of themed presentations while being serenaded by a continuous melody.”
Can you tell the grandpa who provides this description has extensive marketing experience? He’s a retired ad-man and we think it shows!
Our next grandma seems fixated on her body moving involuntarily a lot.
“You go forward, you go backwards. You black out going upside down (shut up, you totally go upside down.) and then it ends and you’re like “I knew I shouldn’t have gone on this.” There’s a lot of hair-ties too.”
Aerosmith’s Rockin ‘n’ Rollercoaster, maybe??? Everest??? Hmmm — that’s a tough one!
Question # 4
This question seemed to hit a nerve with our next grandma:
“Is that the one you lied to me and said it was a kid’s ride and was going to be fun when it wasn’t fun AT ALL?”
It should be noted that this great lady also didn’t talk to her daughter for about an hour after she made her inaugural ride on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with her grandkids.
We must have caught this grandma at a bad time, because she only responded with this short, simple sentence:
“The one with Blue People.”
Well, that narrows the field down quite a bit…
That’s alright — the enthusiasm our last grandma lacked was adequately compensated for by our next grandma who with prompting, responded only with riddles:
“Soarin high, I have no fears. I am one in the herd with the floppy ears!”
Alright, in all honesty, this was MY mom who’s the grandmother of my two nieces who texted me this message last night. She still talks to me like I’m a child though even though I’m now 38. I guessed she was talking about Flight of Passage since it’s her favorite ride, but then she replied:
“Not quite right — the herd takes FLIGHT!”
Gee whiz, even her retorts were rhyming. My next guess was Soarin’ since that’s also one of her favorites and every time I’ve been on it I close my eyes because I have a crippling fear of heights. However, this still wasn’t the correct answer either.
“Your reasoning is sound, but this one goes around!”
Yes, it seems I slipped up on Dumbo the Flying Elephant. I hope you didn’t make the same assumption as I did!
And if anyone wants to keep playing We Asked Our Grandmas to Describe Disney Rides — the Unofficial Quiz Show, WE CAN because my mom hasn’t stopped texting me these riddles since last night! I have about 20 on my phone which I’ve had to mute in order to write this story. I fear I’ve created a monster.
Let us know if you enjoyed this game in the comments below and we’ll see if we can grab a few more grandmas in between their afternoon naps to play along with us again!
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