Disney decides if you can’t beat ’em, transport ’em.
ORLANDO, FL — It’s almost heaven: Main Street West,
Blue Ridge Big Thunder Mountain, Shanandoah Rivers of America. Life is old there, older than the trees that dot the landscape of Walt Disney World. The mountains are young there, never growing more than 199 feet.
But those country roads will not only take you home, where some of you belong, but maybe even to West Orlando. Or maybe to Mountain Mama’s Cafe and Horseshoe Services. Yes, they even take you home, those country roads.
This all sounds familiar somehow…
Ah yes, even this reporter’s memories gather ’round her. Mickey’s Lady, who is no stranger to the blue waters of Florida’s coast. Even those dark and dusty places, that we must admit, are so well done they look like they are painted on the sky. They allow you to get that misty taste of moonshine in all of their parks, brings a teardrop to my eye.
So what does one do when they look toward those country roads to take them to the place where they feel they belong. West Orlando, Universal, they want the country roads to take them where they feel like home.
We had no idea John Denver was writing for Uncle Walt’s Insider
Often I hear her voice in the mornin’ hour she calls me, the radio plays ads of a theme park far away. Drivin’ down World Drive I get a feelin’ that I should have turned away… turned away…
Minnie Vans will take you now, to a new destination, where some of you belong. Universal. Sea World Orlando. Kennedy Space Center. Even home on those country roads.
[Ed.: Was all this song lyric stuff really necessary? Could you have just said, oh, I don’t know, something like “Minnie Vans will now take Disney guests to Universal Studios and other non-Disney properties?”]
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Cover photo: Disney’s new shuttle service to Universal Orlando. Photo by Disney Tourist Blog, used by permission.