As one of our team builders in my early days at Disney Sports, we snagged a ride behind one of the speed boats on the lagoon banking up to the Contemporary Resort. It was a new experience for all of us, which added to the excitement.
After being strapped into a tandem harness, my group was the first to take flight. We slowly ascended via a rope to a height of almost 100’. It was strangely calm and gentle, where all of our worries and daily stresses melted away. We soared over the now defunct Discovery Island and River Country, and cruised past the rustic Wilderness Lodge. Vacationers waved at us from the water mice (mini speed boats) and the ferry taking resort guests to the “most magical place on earth”. After 10ish minutes, we were reeled back in and got to chill in the boat while sharing in the excitement of the other groups getting their shot at magic in the sky.
While it was a tame activity for an adrenaline junkie, it was a great ride!