My Favorite Haunts: Underseat Compartments on Soarin’ Over California
Hello humans. You all did such a great job helping us reach our t-shirt order goal that I thought you deserved a reward, so here is a look at another of My Favorite Haunts.
Underseat Compartments on Soarin’ Over California
You might not think that Soarin’ Over California would be too high on my list of favorite attractions, but (as usual when it comes to humans) you would be wrong.
In fact, the movement of these clever ride vehicles is very conducive to taking a great nap. It’s like getting rocked to sleep, but I don’t have to deal with humans touching me in the process. My naps also almost always yield epic dreams when the majestic Soarin’ score is my accompaniment. Once I dreamed that I snagged dinner from those fishermen in the river rafting scene, and another time I may have dreamed about swatting Tinker Bell out of the sky…
During the periods of time when I lie awake in the underseat compartment, it gives me the perfect opportunity to raid guests’ bags and find any treats you might be hiding. You’d be amazed how many moms put their kids’ cups of milk under the seat for “safe keeping.” I’ve gotten so full before that I’ve thrown up during the next ride—right on someone’s shoes. Plus, thanks to Patrick’s announcement, many of you put items like your mouse ear hats (“these little beauties”) under your seat. Ever wonder how I acquired the pair in my signature avatar…?
You might wonder if anyone ever discovers me underneath the seat, but the answer is almost always no. I tend to curl up far enough back in the compartment that only the rare individual reaches in far enough to brush up against me. When it does happen, I usually just bite their hand and run away. It causes a bit of a hullaballoo, but I haven’t been caught yet.
At the end of a day spent relaxing on Soarin’ Over California, I usually come out smelling like a combination of pine and orange (in other words, it smells like someone sprayed me with a cocktail of cleaning products). It’s all worth it, though, because I can truthfully say I’ve seen pretty much the entire state of California. And I’ve laughed at that inept skier literally hundreds (if not thousands) of times.Share