Vacation @ MGM

The following reflection was written in 2003, when I was between 25 and 26 years old.


These memories are all out of line, but let’s forget about that okay. We went to Disney and we sometimes skipped around from park to park and all I remember are the things we did in each park — not the days we did them. So, I’m organizing these entries by park and you’re just going to have to deal with that.

At MGM, as in all the parks, there was an increased Lion King presence, for it had been the most recent flick. There may have been some Hunchback stuff as well, because I think that was the one after that. Anyway, where the last time we had been there the big thing was Roger Rabbit, this time the thing was Lion King.

Or something.

We did the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. That was Dad, John, and me. Mom wasn’t having any part of that. It wasn’t all that exciting either. There was very little story and very little Twilight Zone tie-in, which is what the name of the ride sort of implied. It was just a thrill ride and it wasn’t that thrilling.

We did Star Tours or whatever it is that one is called. I think Mom did go on with us for that one and I thought the setup of that ride was just wicked cool.

There was a lot of waiting at MGM for attractions that weren’t exactly as cool as at the other parks.

Now, I mentioned Lion King earlier because one day we did go to see a Lion King puppet show or something, that basically retold the movie. I don’t know if that was at MGM or not, but I’m mentioning it here so there.