Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Motor Boats

The Motor Boat Cruise! It was an attraction "where boredom goes to relax" (I stole that from Patton Oswalt). If the lines were long elsewhere and you needed to give your feet a rest, you could sit and enjoy the scenery throughout Tomorrowland (even though the boats were a Fantasyland attraction). I remember that even when I was a kid I considered this ride to be pretty lame.

(This family of redheads will show up on this blog again, they're kind of hard to miss!)


Here's a slightly earlier shot..."you are there"! The Autopia passes overhead, as does the Monorail (as you can see in the first photo). At this perspective, it almost looks as if we could ride our boats right into the sub lagoon ahead...just don't hit the "Patrick Henry" over there. Not that you could do anything about it, since you had no control over your boat at all.

5 comments:

Tannerman said...

Wow, that second "you are there" shot is great! Very unique perspective. I'm sorry I never got to experience this boring ride.

Merlinsguy said...

I went on it once and was scared out of my wits. Kept saying "slow down, slow down!"

Anonymous said...

I seem to remember there being a pedal you could push to 'accelerate'. I think they kept moving even if you took your foot off. Am I correct?

Anonymous said...

Yes, you'd push the pedal, but - no - if you took your foot off it, you'd slowly drift to a stop - but it didn't take much from the boats behind you to push you all the way back to the dock.

Anonymous said...

My then girlfriend and I would ride these at night for a chance to kiss. Pretty innocent stuff - We have been married for over 40 years now and still love the parks