The theme for Disney Wordless Wednesday this week is March Calendar Shot. I frequently fail at floral photography so I’ve decided to bend the rules a little. You say March but Bill Murray says “There she was just a walkin’ down the street singin’ do wah diddy, diddy, dum diddy do. Snappin’ her fingers and a shufflin’ her feet, singin’ do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do!”
Now these soldiers can be found marching at any Disney park around the world, but you’ll only find the Toy Soldier Parachute Drop in Hong Kong and Paris.
The Toy Soldier Parachute Drop is your standard drop ride. You’re held in place with over the shoulder restraints and lifted up into the sky. Being a kids ride you never get anywhere near freefall, but you do get a pretty nice view of the park and the surrounding mountains. Of course, as a good soldier in training please remember that you must be sober at all times! Wait – it says you should be sober and in good health. Okay, as you were.
Part of the Toy Story Land [averagetraveller.com] expansion in November 2011, this ride didn’t up the E-Ticket quotient in Hong Kong but it did help with the puny ride count that the park opened with. It’s a little ironic that Oriental Land Company chose giant toys to change Hong Kong Disneyland’s reputation for being teeny tiny!
As with everything in Hong Kong’s Toy Story Land, they’ve done a great job at keeping the theme for each ride. While waiting for your parachute training you’ll see loads of life sized toy soldiers, jeeps, and equipment. If you keep your eyes up you might even see a hidden Mickey among the storage crates.
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