|Past this sign, terror awaits you.|
|The pre-show room.|
|S.I.R. is uncaring.|
|Poor little Skippy.|
|The tube from which terror is born.|
As soon as the teleportation started, my gut served me well. We were in a crap storm of trouble! The teleporting messed up (big surprise) and the computer scanners showed something huge, bug like, and rather unfriendly was locked inside the teleport tube. Steam is blowing out of pipes everywhere, Aliens are on the screens screaming about not to worry, and also about how there's no way the creature can get out. The shields around the tube lift, the thing inside of it is pretty much my worst night mare, and holy shit, the lights go out, glass shatters, air blasts punch you right in the face, I pee my pants, the lights come back on and the tube is shattered. Not only is the tube shattered, but so is my heart, because I know I’m about to die. To my horror there isn't an alien in the tube any longer...its in the room with all of us, and we’re strapped to our seats, no where to go.
I weep, the lights go out and I feel something run behind me. That freaked me out. I felt the shoulder harness compress upon my shoulders and I knew I was about to be food for an ungodly creature! Just then the audience hears some sorry soul scream bloody murder as the creature’s battle cry rattles the entire seating area. I don’t remember the poor mans name, but I remember him screaming, a crunching noise, warm blood (just water) splattering on everyone's face, and then silence...
|Promotional art, but a very accurate depiction.|
The lights turn on, the bug's in the tube, some lady next to me is squeezing my hand so hard I thought she was in labor, and then BOOOOM!!! The bug explodes, we get all wet, I start crying tears of joy that everyone is still alive,(except for that brave soul who’s blood we all wore on our faces), and the ride ends as brilliantly as it started. As my brother and I sat there, hearts still pounding, pants full of urine, I realized then that Disney is capable of straight up scaring the hell out of people at will!
|Ugh. Just...ugh. Too cute. Too many smiles in the audience. |
Not enough horrific terror.
(Editor's note: Alien Encounter is the one Disney World attraction I miss the most and wished they would bring back. Stitch's Great Escape is a piddly joke of a once-great attraction. That is all.)