I Was King For a Day. Well, for about 10 minutes, anyway.
you ever had the urge to stand up in front of strangers and act? Have
you ever had the urge to stand up in front of strangers and act foolish? Regardless of your answer, you can have this experience at Epcot!
While on a trip to
Walt Disney World a couple of years ago, my wife and I were in Epcot, enjoying the sights,
sounds, and smells of the United Kingdom Pavilion. We happened to walk
up just as The World Showcase Players were setting up for another "King
Arthur and the Holy Grail" show. For those who don't know, this is an
audience participation and improvisational show, usually performed on
the street in front of the Tea Caddy shop, across from the Rose and
Crown. The players pluck members of the audience for the roles of
Arthur, Sir Galahad and the Wicked Witch Pellum. The central character
of course is King Arthur. For this role, someone charming, brave, and
handsome is needed.
In other words, me.
While in this show, you can be boisterous, silly, and yes, foolish, or shy, reserved, and even embarrassed.
Go for it, have fun! You will very likely never see these people again.
After the show, I even received payment! An Honorary World Showcase Player button!
the thing I'll treasure most is the memory of the fun I had, and the
knowledge that I may have helped to make another visitor's park
experience more enjoyable.