Thursday, February 11, 2010

Top 5 Favorite Attractions at Disney World!

Today we're going to look at my Top 5 favorite attractions at Disney World. I feel kind of bad because all five of them come from two parks, but these are my five favorites. I will ride them over and over and over again in the same day. That's how much I love them.

Here we go:

5. The Haunted Mansion

My favorite part of this ride is actually not the ride. I love everything you can spot while you're standing in line.

I LOVE this ride. It's got such an amazing atmosphere. There's so many things to see and hear while you're standing in line. The howling dog, the horseless herse, the gravestones...I find something new every time I ride it. I also think it's amazing that most of the effects are just simple manipulations of reflection and light. It makes this ride that much more awesome. It's definately one of the best rides at the Magic Kingdom.

4. Rockin' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith

The anticipation of the take off is the best and most thrilling part.

Another amazing ride! One of my favorite things about this ride is the take off build up. The first time I rode it all the signs and warnings really got to me. I was convinced I was going to be shoved back into my seat and have my bones shaken to the core. Even better was my dad's reaction. We got in line and when we finally reached the loading area there was a full car waiting to be launched. My dad looked away for a split second and it was gone. He looked at me with wide eyes and said, "That was it? Where did it go?" I laughed so hard at the look on his face. This is one of the best and most thrilling coasters in Orlando.

3. The Hollywood Tower of Terror

The set decoration on this one is AMAZING, and the attraction operators are always creepy which is a bonus.

Disney made a smart move when it decided to have a ride linked to the Twilight Zone. The inside sets that you see as you walk through the line are wonderfully convincing! The dust and the cobwebs and the props really do give the authentic feel that the occupants of this hotel just dissappeared and left all their things behind. The attractions operators on this one are always the best too. They know how to work the creepy. I love that the drop is never the same on this one. It makes every ride different and exciting. So good story for this one too. My mom and I rode this one together while my dad was off golfing at our resort, and the sound for the Twilight Zone exposition of the ride wasn't working. We could see the images but we couldn't hear anything. So, just as we get to the drop my mom all but yells, "I hope the rest of this ride still works!" Every one in the car turned to glare at us as we dropped. Yep, folks, that's my mom for you. Not afraid to say what's on her mind, lol.

2. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Great fun for all ages. Just the right amount of thrills.

This ride is just good fun! This is always the first thing that I ride at the Magic Kingdom. It's a great warm up for things like Splash Mountain and Space Mountain. It's got enough twists and turns to be a lot of fun, but not so many that you exclude kids who may be intimidated by roller coasters. It's like the safe middle ground between Rockin' Roller Coaster and the Barnstormer. Not too little, but not too old. My friend and I rode this the first night of our stay and I guess at night they turn off the water because the next day we convinced my mom to go on it by telling her she wouldn't get wet and what do you know? The water was on. She didn't get soaked but she did get wet. My friend and I gave her apologetic looks as the first waterfall came up. She took it in good stride though.

1. Splash Mountain

One of the Magic Kingdoms many mountains, and by far the best.

A trip to Walt Disney World is NEVER complete with out a ride on Splash Mountain. It's a combination of thrills and signature Disney Animatronics. The story is engaging for kids and nostalgic for adults, and the drop is ALWAYS fun! I must admit this ride surpassed my expectations the first time I rode it. There's a lot more to it than I expected. I rode it three times in a row after that initial first time. My parents had to force me to find another ride. It's a Magic Kingdom staple and one of the best rides at Disney World.

That's all for todays Top 5! Come back tomorrow for another one!

Until next time, have a magical day!

1 comment:

TowerAngel23 said...

great list! but Tower of Terror is waaayyyyy to low on the list ;)