Today’s adventure was Walt Disney World…and Splash Mountain! It was the last ride of the day for us. Alex was looking forward to climbing in that hollowed-out log ALL DAY LONG. After the log SPLASHED into the briar patch and we were on our way out, Adam said, “I’m so HAPPY!” He really, really wanted to get wet…and he did!
What I enjoy most about this ride is its themed after the Disney flick, Song of the South. Although there’s no sign of Uncle Remus anywhere, you see Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox, and Br’er Bear in all the little stories Uncle Remus told in the movie.
Unfortunately, this movie isn’t available anymore from Disney because of the supposed racism it contains. Of course, the movie isn’t racist at all. Anyway, I recently obtained a a copy ripped from an old VHS tape and showed it to the boys. They enjoyed the movie and just loved Uncle Remus (just as I did when I was a kid). While we were winding our way through the Remus’ story, the boys are pointing out all the characters they know and singing along…
It’s nice that despite all the stupid “PC” garbage these days, we can still find our “Laughing Place”