Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Wise Warning

Yes, well, there is a pretty good chance you will see a tiger in the ruins considering that's actually the tiger exhibit. 


This sign, of course, adds a little fun to the trek.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Episode 114 of Radio Harambe - Pandora Explored

Welcome to Pandora! After years and years of hype and debate, The World of Avatar is finally open to the public at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Dave was there to see it and tell you about his trip to the planet of blue people. Safari Mike joins in to discuss Dave's impressions of this massive new expansion to the Animal Kingdom.


If you have any comments or questions about the show, please feel free to email us at jamboeveryone@gmail.com. Asante Sana and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for June 14, 2017: Conservation Missions


Missions for Conservation: Let me start by saying I love this idea. Disney has announced a new program called "Connect to Protect" in an effort to put $1 million towards protecting critical habitats for 10 endangered species. Guests to the park and the new land, Pandora, will join "missions" through Facebook Messenger. Through that medium, Fits Buckley, a Pandoran ecological specialist, will get you started on these missions.



Once you complete one, you unlock $10 to contribute to one of the programs to protect habitats. In fact, just engaging the platform unlocks $5. The 10 possible threatened categories of animals to protect are: apes, elephants, cranes, monkeys, butterflies, sea turtles, coral reefs, tigers, sharks/rays and rhinos. You will be able to learn more about each type of animal, the threats to their survival and the groups out there trying to help.



More Time for the Trails: Since the park is opening at 8 am every morning, guests have begun filling out the park, not just Pandora. In order to help alleviate some of the early morning crowd, Gorilla Falls is now opening at 8:45 am. The Maharajah Jungle Trek will open at 9 am.



Park Hours for this week are...
Thursday  June 15 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Friday June 16 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Saturday June 17 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Sunday  June 18 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Monday June 19 4 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Tuesday June 20 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Wednesday June 21 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am

Monday, June 12, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for June 8, 2017: Crazy Crowds

New path to Pandora: You can get to Pandora via a path between Harambe and the new land. The path recently opened and is located near the new Festival of the Lion King theater. It brings you near the Sa'tuli Canteen.



Crazy Lines: As everyone has been hearing, the crowds at Pandora are crazy bad. On June 6, the line for Flight of Passage reached a new high, 360 minutes. That's right, the standby wait time was 6 hours. Granted, there is near universal praise for the queue but that's a bit much. It's gotten so bad that Disney has placed signs at the front of the entrance that warns guests there is no restroom inside.




Park Hours for this week are...
Thursday  June 8 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Friday June 9 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Saturday June 10 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Sunday  June 11 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Monday June 12 4 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Tuesday June 13 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Wednesday June 14 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am

The Hunt

Yes, we spend a lot of time talking about the back story of the Maharajah Jungle trek. And for good reason, its rich in details.


Here, on this crumbling mural, you can see a tiger hunt, as the rajah hunting party takes down a big cat. Further along, you will see a tiger getting revenge. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for June 1, 2017: Food options and CrazyLines.

Mobile Ordering Expands: As has been discussed earlier, Disney is planning on expanding the mobile ordering system for counter service restaurants. Currently only the Sa'tuli Canteen in Pandora is supported by that system. On June 6, Pizzafari will become the second counter service place where you can order through the My Disney Experience app in advance of arriving at the restaurant. By summer's end, there should be over a dozen such eateries throughout the resort.



Crazy Lines: As Pandora has been open for a few days now, it has become apparent that Disney was not ready for the tourist onslaught. Lines for Flight of Passage hover around the 3 hour mark and the boat ride is only a little better. Flight of Passage does have a single ride line but same has not yet been initiated. There has even been wait times to get into the gift shop (although the Canteen has not had that issue). Disney has started allowing guests into Pandora around 7 am, a good hour or so before everything else as there has been lines to just get into the land. With extra magic hours nightly starting at 11 pm, Disney has closed off the attractions to regular guests beginning around 9 pm. And if you arrive at Pandora at 11 pm for the extra magic hour, you're likely not going to be able to see the land as it has been closing for capacity issues. I suspect this craziness will recede in the coming weeks, but be prepared.



New Temporary Breakfast: Restaurantosaurus will serve breakfast from May 27 until June 10. The menu includes cereal, yogurts and Mickey waffles.



Park Hours for this week are...
Thursday  June 1 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Friday June 2 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Saturday June 3 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Sunday  June 4 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Monday June 5 4 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Tuesday June 6 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Wednesday June 7 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am

Monday, May 29, 2017

Episode 113 of Radio Harambe: Radio Pandora News

It's time for us to pretty much rename the podcast Radio Pandora! Once again it seems the planet full of big blue aliens has taken over Radio Harambe as this week's news show seems to be all about Avatar.


We also sprinkle in some stories from the rest of Disney's Animal Kingdom and Walt Disney World. If you have any questions or comments about the show, email us at jamboeveryone@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for May 24, 2017: Avatar Dedication

Avatar Dedication: Today Disney had their dedication ceremony for the new land. Bob Iger and James Cameron both gave brief speeches. Joe Rohde as well as members of the cast of the movie were also in attendance. Frankly, the whole thing was a bit ho hum but check it out for yourself here.

Photo courtesy of Disney 

Long Hours: Saturday marks the opening of Pandora for everyone and hours get extended by quite a bit. Take a look at the schedule below. Also, Rivers of Light will play three times a night with performances at 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45. The last of which is part of the daily evening extra magic hours. It will be interesting to see how well attended that last show is, check back for more information.



Park Hours for this week are...
Thursday May 25 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday May 26 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday May 27 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Sunday  May 28 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Monday May 29 4 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning, evening 11 pm to 1 am
Tuesday May 30 8 am- 11 pm, Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am
Wednesday May 31 8 am- 11 pm Extra Magic Hour 11 pm to 1 am


Friday, May 19, 2017

Update on Extra Extra Magic Hours

As noted earlier this week, Disney is planning on keeping the park open for additional 2 hours every night for resort guests at the Animal Kingdom during the summer. This is in addition to the 2 extra magic hours in the mornings per week.



Initially, Disney had planned to keep this "extra" extra magic hours to just Pandora. However, in anticipation of big crowds, Disney just announced additional attractions that will be open every night from 11 pm to 1 am from May 27 to July 4.



It is a rather strange group of attractions. The evening shows, Tree of Life Awakenings and Rivers of Light, will continue throughout that time. Expedition Everest will also be available. Primeval Whirl, Triceratops Spin and the Fossil Fun games will be open but not Dinosaur. Presumably, Harambe will shut down because the only added entertainment is the Discovery Island Carnivale.



Also, select food and merchandise locations will be open.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for May 17, 2017: Hours and Grants

Daily Extra Magic Hours: Of course, most of the talk surrounding the Animal Kingdom is the impending opening of Pandora the World of Avatar. The land has had numerous cast member, media and annual passholder previews already. And once the land officially opens to all on May 27th you should keep in mind if you are a resort guest, the land will be open for extra "extra" magic hours, 11 pm to 1 am every single night from opening until July 4th.



Conservation Grants: Disney released the recipients of the Disney Conservation Fund grants. For some some of that information, you can click here. More than $7 million in grants went to a wide range of groups. The amounts varied for each organization. Including even a smaller but vital grant to a young teen trying to preserve mangrove trees.



Short Day: Among all of these extended hours, you should take a look at the park closing time on May 24th just a few days before Memorial Day. The listed time is 3:30 in the afternoon. Presumably, the park is shutting down for another big media event. But if you are down there this week, please keep this in mind.


Park Hours for this week are...
Thursday May 18 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday May 19 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday May 20 9 am- 10 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  May 21 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday May 22 4 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday May 23 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday May 24 8:30 am- 3:30 pm

Monday, May 8, 2017

Episode 112 of Radio Harambe - Pandora Preview

Today we have our comprehensive preview of "Pandora: The World of Avatar" opening in just a couple of weeks at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Safari Mike takes the reigns and rides solo again as Dave tries to stay spoiler free ahead of his upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. If you have any questions or comments about the show, feel free to email us at jamboeveryone@gmail.com. Asante Sana!
 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for May 3, 2017: Avatar opens

Map on the App: On My Disney Experience, you will now find the entire map of the land available to you. You can see the location of the rides as well as all the food and drink areas, and the shop. You can also see there are a lot of random trails in around the mountains. It seems very similar to the Tree of Life trails.



New shake: a new alcoholic milkshake has appeared at Trilo-Bites, the kiosk just on the outskirts of Dinoland heading towards Flame Tree BBQ.  The Smoky Bones Chocolate shake adds candied bacon and bourbon to a chocolate ice cream shake. I plan on trying this considering my adoration for Tipsy Ducks in Love over in Epcot.  

Avatarland media preview: I am sure you have all seen the media previews for the new land. Extensive videos can be found of the landscape and the queue of the Flight as well as portions of the Na'vi boat ride. For a short time, the entire boat ride was available but that has since be taken down. You can find videos of the shaman AA that has received some significant praise. And its very impressive for sure, which is good because at least on video the remainder of the ride seems relatively ho hum. Disney describes it as the most technically advanced AA in the world.


photo courtesy of Disney 

Park Hours for this week are....
Thursday May 4 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday May 5 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday May 6 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  May 7 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday May 8 4 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday May 9 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday May 10 9 am- 9:30 pm

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for April 27, 2017: Return of the Anteater

She's an Anteater: Now that construction is almost completed at the nearby Pandora area, it has been determined that the anteater can return to her exhibit at the Oasis. The species is the giant anteater, a ground dwelling animal of the South American grasslands.



Rivers of Light reduced: Spring break is over so Rivers of Light is going back to one show per night until May 26th. It is no coincidence that the production will return to 2 nightly shows as Avatarland opens. Right now Disney is only saying the event will be twice nightly until July 4th but if the new Avatar land is as popular as expected, that will likely change.



Park Hours for this week are....
Thursday April 27 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday April 28 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday April 29 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  April 30 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday May 1 4 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday May 2 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday May 3 9 am- 9:30 p

Monday, April 24, 2017

Kangaroos at the Tree

With the recent refurbishment, the red kangaroos were absent from the front of the Tree of Life. But a few months ago, they returned.  I am throwing out a couple of recent quick videos of them,



The red species of kangaroo are the largest. They are therefore, the largest mammals found in Australia. They are very common in the grass and scrub lands of the western and central areas of that continent.



They are not endangered. However, there is a kangaroo harvesting industry in Australia, which due to the animals incredible popularity is somewhat controversial

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy Earth Day Photo Montage

Happy Earth Day everyone. In celebration, I am just going to let some pictures speak for themselves. And Happy Birthday DAK 




















See ya real soon!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for April 19, 2017:


A New Pandora Video: Disney continues its full court press of social media advertising for the upcoming land at the park. This time the video is about the plants and animals of the land. As you can see from the video here, the focus is really on plants, even ones that interact with guests.

photo courtesy of Disney 


Maharajah Tiger and other refurbs: Some refurbishments will be going on right before the opening of Avatar. The tiger exhibit will be closed until May 5th. The Serka Zong Bazaar at the end of Everest is undergoing some work (but will remain open) until May 12th. Also, the fast pass plus queue for the safaris will be altered through May 12th, as well.





Park Hours for this week are....
Thursday April 20 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday April 21 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday April 22 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  April 23 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday April 24 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday April 25 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday April 26 9 am- 9:30 pm

Monday, April 17, 2017

Episode 110 of Radio Harambe: 10 Things You Never Knew About Gorilla Falls

How well do you know the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail? Maybe not as well as you might have thought. On Today’s show, Safari Mike presents us with 10 Things You Never Knew about the former Pangani Forest area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If you have any questions or comments about the show, feel free to email us at jamboeveryone@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for April 12, 2017: Pre Order Your Bluefood

Mobile Ordering: Pretty soon you will be able to order from 15 counter service restaurants using your My Disney Experience app. You will be able to order from the menu and pay all through the app. Once you are at the eatery, you will hit the "I'm Here" icon and you will be notified when you can pick up your items. The new Avatar themed Sa'tuli Canteen is a restaurant on the list as is Flame Tree BBQ, Pizzafari, and Restaurantosaurus. We know this will be ready by Memorial Day when the Sa'tuli will begin operating, but the start dates for the currently operating places is not determined.

photo courtesy of Disney


Look Behind the Tree: We love the Tree of Life Awakenings show, and apparently so does everybody else. Until now, the show itself has been visible only from the "front" of the park icon. That is, the projections were displayed on the park entrance side. Soon, however, it appears there will be projections behind the Tree, as well, being visible from the path between Africa and Asia. No start date has been announced.



Na'vi Translators: So apparently the Na'vi don't have a written language. In order to help guests learn the language, the park will offer translators and card packs for purchase to help you learn the language of the natives of Pandora. You will able to purchase all of this in Windtraders, the merch spot.



Missing Tree: The tall tree outside of Flame Tree BBQ across from the entrance to It's Tough to Be a Bug has been removed. In its place is a tiny little palm tree.


Park Hours for this week are....
Thursday April 13 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday April 14 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday April 15 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  April 16 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday April 17 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday April 18 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday April 19 9 am- 9:30 pm

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for April 5, 2017: Party time


Rivers of Light nightly: Beginning this week, Rivers of Light begins a new schedule. That is, starting on April 9, the show will no longer be shown just 4 nights a week. Instead, it will become a daily event. This will be true at least through the summer, and likely well beyond. It does not rule out the possibility of the show cutting down performances during slow times of the year (such as September) but with Avatar set to open in 6 weeks or so, it seems likely Rivers of Light will remain daily for the foreseeable future.




Party for the Planet: I know we talk about our love for these special single day events but the park has another coming up to celebrate the launch of the new DisneyNature movie "Born in China." Of course, April 22 is Earth Day. The day before will be the Party for the Planet at the park.  Activities centering around 2 of the stars of the movie, the snow leopard and the giant panda, will be found at the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Also, a portion of the ticket sales for the day will go to the World Wildlife Fund.



Not your typical Brazilian Tourist: At certain times of the year, the parks are filled with large tour groups from Brazil. Well, Disney is encouraging a different kind of Brazilian resident. Purple martins, a migratory bird, have some new homes near the parking lot at the park. Purple martins migrate from the amazon rain forest to Florida, and these new bird houses will hopefully encourage more of the birds to stay in the area. There have been other such birdhouses in the resort for about a decade.

Park Hours for this week are....
Thursday April 6 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday April 7 9 am-9:30 pm
Saturday April 8 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  April 8 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday April 10 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday April 11 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday April 12 9 am- 9:30 pm

Monday, April 3, 2017

Photo of the Day: Oasis charm

Many people just sort of skip by the Oasis. So I decided to throw this picture out there as a reminder of just how charming and pretty this place can be. 


By Safari Mike 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for March 29, 2017: Fast Past pass tiers

Limited Evening Extra Magic: It seems Disney is expecting Pandora the World of Avatar to be a HUGE deal. To that end, the park will be open from 8 am to 11 pm every day from May 27th to July 4. Plus, Pandora will be open to resorts guests for an extra 2 hours after that. The Tree of Life Awakenings show will also be running in the evening.




The Dreaded Tiers: I didn't think it would happen but it did. At least during the initial phase of Pandora's opening, fast passes at Disney's Animal Kingdom will be on a tier system. You may only pick one of the two attractions at Pandora as tier 1.



Park Hours for this week are....
Thursday March 30 9 am- 9:30 pm
Friday March 31 9 am-9 pm
Saturday April 1 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  April 2 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday April 3 9 am- 9:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday April 4 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday April 5 9 am- 9:30 pm

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Meaningful License Plate

You know Disney loves to through obscure references around. Anyone know the meaning behind the license plate?


Yes, it references that Disney's Animal Kingdom (DAK) opened in 1998. There is a similar reference in the attraction, Dinosaur. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Episode 108 of Radio Harambe - Listener Questions Part One

It's our favorite time on the podcast again! It's time for Listener Questions, our chance to hear what you guys want to talk about. And we have alot of questions to answer so this is the first of multiple podcasts dedicated to you! Dave and Safari Mike cover lots of topics from Disney's Animal Kingdom and Walt Disney World.
 

If you have any questions or comments about the show, please email us at jamboeveryone@gmail.com. Asante Sana and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom News for March 8, 2017: More Avatar Announcements

Avatar Food options: Disney has released food and drink options for the upcoming Avatarland. The Satu'li Canteen is the restaurant which was once an RDA mess hall now taken over by the natives. Expect a clash of decor with old army stuff giving way to weaved items and art. Disney released pictures of some items such as the blueberry cheesecake pictured below. Disney promises the place will offer dishes heavy on wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and lots of protein. Disney has not announced whether the place will be a sit down option or counter service, though the food options appear more in line with a full blown sit down restaurant.

photo courtesy of Disney 

Disney has also shown some of the drinks for Pongu Pongu, which means "party party" in the Na'vi language. The bar will be operated by the Nomad lounge. And like Nomad will offer mixed drinks. There will also be indigenous beers (whatever that means) and a specialty frozen cocktail. There will also be a unique treat called Lumpia, which is a crispy pineapple cream cheese filled spring roll.

photo courtesy of Disney 

Height Requirements: We now know the height requirements for the upcoming Avatar attractions. As could have been guessed, the boat ride has no such limitations. However, Flight of Passage has a height requirement of 44 inches. For frame of reference, Expedition Everest and Space mountain are set at 44 inches. The attraction is supposed to similar to Soarin', which has a height requirement of only 40 inches - as does the thrill rides Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain. Its unclear if this is a function of the thrills or the restraints. Also, both attractions will be Fast Pass Plus options.



More Light: Beginning on March 11, Disney has added a second performance of Rivers of Light to every night the show is set to happen. At this point, the schedule has only been updated to April 22nd, but in light of the popularity of the show, I suspect 2 performances a night will be the norm.

Park Hours for this week are....
Thursday March 9 9 am- 8 pm
Friday March 10 9 am-8 pm
Saturday March 11 9 am- 8 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday  March 12 9 am- 9:30 pm
Monday March 13 9 am- 9 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday March 14 9 am- 9:30 pm
Wednesday March 15 9 am- 9 pm




Monday, March 6, 2017

A review of Rivers of Light

Finally, the show we have been talking about for months and months has debuted. Technical problems, show changes and overall concerns about its lack of entertainment value have delayed the shows start from April 22, 2016 all the way to February 17, 2017. But here we are and it happened.



I wanted to give you my 2 cents on the show as I saw it twice over opening weekend. The early show and then the next night, the later show. First, some of the bad. Crowd control needs some adjustments. The line for standby can wrap all the way from the Nemo stage to Flame Tree BBQ, and cause all sorts of bottle necking. To make matters worse, if there are two shows and you are seeing the first, they send you all the way around the lagoon into the heart of this huge standby line creating a minor disaster. When I attended the second show, the first one had technical problems which meant it was still going when you were suppose to be entering the theater for the late production, again creating crowd problems.



I don't like the fact that they don't sell anything to eat or drink in the theater itself. You have to leave and come back, not exactly convenient. But if you have a fast pass, you won't need to be in the theater long, the show is less than 15 minutes.



Which is a good thing as the earlier version of the show dragged out a bit too much. Now the show is crisp and clean preventing any lag. And there are many good things about the show: The music is downright terrific and will soon be on sale. The lotus flowers turned fountains are beautiful and impressive. The visuals on the water screens are infinitely better than the water screen images from the Jungle Book show from last year. The floats are also pretty. On the negative side, the narration is relatively pointless as are the shamans although the boats they are in are quite nice as aesthetic.



So is the show worth the wait? Yes you definitely should see it but don't expect to floored.  Rumor has it that despite attempts to increase the "wow" factor, Disney decided to launch the show now, as they needed it to be fully operational well in advance of the Avatar opening in May. There is no doubt that the show is beautiful and entertaining, but it does lack that "wow" factor, usually brought about by fireworks which, of course, cannot be used with the live animals nearby.



It will not leave you stunned like seeing Illuminations (which for my money is still the best night time show). But there is little doubt you will enjoy it. While Illuminations or Wishes are more like the roller coasters of night capping events with thrills and chills, Rivers of Light is like a beautiful, soothing boat ride. And who the heck doesn't love a good boat ride.