|Ready for Day 2 at Disney!|
This attraction is 2 parts. The first part you virtually design a car to however you like and get a card with your car's details on it. The second part of the ride you scan your card (that has your car on it) and get in one of the cars that "tests" the specifications of each car (up to 12ish per ride car). As we would go through each testing station, we would see the rankings of which designs did the best. Since we had entered through the exit, we missed the part where you actually got to design the cars. That wasn't a big deal for me and my mom, and I'm sure if we had asked, they would have let us go back to the start, but it's something to be aware of if you're taking a service dog with you to this ride.
After Test Track, we had gotten our FastPass+ for Soarin' which was supposed to be one of the top attractions at Epcot. It was BY FAR!!! It was even worth the almost mast cell reaction... =P This was another ride where Leni had to wait in a crate. I was also a bit unsure how Herman would be accommodated since you end up 35-50 feet in the air...thankfully, there is a small basket underneath each seat and goes in the air, too, so all was good.
Like I said, we LOVED this ride! It was basically a flight simulator that took you all around the world to see some of the iconic parts of each continent. I almost wanted to go on again it was so good, except for one minor issue...to make if feel more real, there were scents associated with each destination on the screen. The elephants in Africa were fine, but when we got to the incense at the Taj Mahal and fragrances at the Eiffel Tower...things got a bit dicey. Thankfully, I had my service mom with me since Leni was in the crate. =P My sense of smell is not great so I didn't even notice the scents, but my mom did. Plus, as soon as we picked Leni up, she alerted me...so we took a quick break for some emergency medications and rest.
Thankfully, we were able to keep things under control with my meds and by staying in the air conditioning for a bit. We rode Living with the Land and Nemo, both of which Leni could ride. She just lay on the bottom of the boats and chilled. I think she was just glad that we weren't leaving her behind again. She especially liked Living with the Land because we were at the front of the boat, so she got to look out and watch, too.
|Leni enjoyed being in the first boat on Living with the Land!|
We went back to Frozen for our return time and were able to go through the FastPass+ line to get on pretty quickly. Leni was allowed on this ride, which we were very thankful for about 5 minutes after we got on the boats....because the ride broke down...yep, we got stuck on Frozen! They tried to get it up and running again, but after about 15 minutes announced that the ride would be closing due to technical difficulties (thank you, Captain Obvious =P). They said cast members would be coming around to evacuate the boats, and another 20-30 minutes later, we were finally out of the boats and on our way out! It was a bit challenging because Leni was not able to easily jump or climb out of the boat. We were able to pick her up and just carry her off, but a larger dog could have been a bit more challenging. It was also thankfully air conditioned, so it ended up actually being a good chance for me to rest for a bit.
|Waiting to be evacuated off Frozen...thrilling as you can tell...|
|Soggy Leni Bean!|