Segways @ DCA by Jonathan
So a few weeks ago I got the unique opportunity to take a test
tour of Disney's California Adventure on a Segway. Yes I said Segway,
and yes I said ago. It is supposedly modeled after the EPCOT one
but I haven't been on that so I can't draw any direct comparisons.
The introduction presentation (PowerPoint) was obviously from there
as it still had the EPCOT logo. [**Geek's Note: We have taken
the Around the World @ EPCOT twice. Click
here to read the geek's review **]
Our tour was coming to an end. We got back to where we started and they had a photographer there to take some group pictures, one of which I included (bad quality and all compliments of my MacBook iSight instead of a flatbed scanner). We were then led on a couple more follow the leader runs and then sadly the tour was over. We drove our Segways backstage where we handed over our keys (they had to have security pry them from my hands). Walking back towards the entrance of DCA, the first entrants into the now open park were scurrying past us to be the first on the rides. We had a discussion about what we thought of the tour and were given DCA Segway Tour pins (photo included)... too bad I don't collect pins.
The whole experience was great. What a great chance to ride a Segway, visit the park, visit the park when it's closed, and wear a silly helmet. Our tour guide and instructors were all extremely kind and enthusiastic. Not at our guide's fault, but I was a bit disappointed at the actual "tour" part of the experience. It was targeted more towards introducing the participant to the park and I needed no introduction. I would have enjoyed more factoids or Hidden Mickey discovery or something like that. However we were told that the tour is not set yet and that they are contemplating two different tours. One for introducing the park and one for people like me (and I'm guessing you, if you are on disneygeek.com). I'd give the whole thing two Mouseketeer ears up (three if I had an extra). The final tour would also have a permanent indoor location for Segway training. Assuming the tour gets picked up, which I'm guessing it will, I would definitely check it out despite the obnoxiously early start time.
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