Friday, July 11, 2008

Mousin' It Up At The Club

I'm so glad I got to go to the Adventurer's Club on PI earlier this year, since it's going to close at the end of September.

I had always wanted to go, since I do like improv. I LOVE the Citizens of Hollywood streetmosphere characters at the Studios. I always stop and watch the skits that pop up on the street -- much to my husband's chagrin -- and now even stop at Guest Services to find out the specific times they will be out. I really admire the quick thinking and creativity of improv actors!

I had always meant to check out the AC during my 25+ visits to WDW, but never quite got around to it. (Sort of like one of our Team Voice members who has NEVER done Haunted Mansion!!) It just goes to show that you should try to do everything at least once, since you never know when something's going to leave The World!

I have to admit, it was a shock when I first walked into the AC, entering up on the balcony level. Visually, it's a very unique environment that you look down onto -- lots of trinkets, 1930s safari furniture, and a crowd milling about. There was also an AC club member in full regalia (i.e., improve actor) espousing on some adventure or the club rules, or something "real" to their world. I was being pulled to so many visual and audio experiences!

It was quite an adventure being immersed into this crazy world, but I'm so sad that I only got to make one trip.

Big Brian, of the Mousin' It Up podcast, posted some audio from one of his visits to the AC. Take a listen to episode 37 if you want to experience of the AC for the first time or the last time!

Thanks Brian, and Kungaloosh!!


Rae! said...

The plan was to go in October. :( Still might get there before it closes.

DisHippy said...

I am upset that I will never seen it. We were waiting until my girlfriend turned 21 here in a couple weeks to go the Adventurers Club. We figured we would be there next year anyway and we could just go hit it then. But I suppose not. (tear) Whoever gets down there before it closes have a drink and a laugh for me.

Chris said...

Okay, so I've never done Haunted Mansion...but don't I get credit for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride? LOL

Sadly, in the 5 or so times I passed by the AC, I never stopped in....DOH!

caballerofan said...

Did AC during mousefest. It was a blast. Disney should keep this open.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention Deb! I'm going to miss the AC, but am still hopeful for the future at WDW, not so much for the DTD area, as shopping will only hold my interest for so long, (though the ballon thing might provide some interesting camera angles) but hopefully there will be other things coming that will ease the pain of this fun, fabulous spot going away.