This week I thought we could take a look at some of my favourite attractions in Walt Disney World. I’m going to talk about why they are my favourites, and hopefully it will give you a bit of insight to my taste of attractions! It was really hard to narrow down the top 10, so hard that I’m going to cheat and do another post that talks about my top 5 shows at Walt Disney World. It makes perfect sense technically- right? Alright let’s get started!
10. Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and is a rollercoaster. When you go on this ride, take in the queue. It is so detailed you really feel like you are not in Florida. The ride itself is so much fun, but I may be guilty of having to close my eyes when we see the yeti. (Actually the first time I rode it I completely closed my eyes and said “the yeti looked different!” That’s because I didn’t actually see it. I managed to keep my eyes open the second time :). This ride also makes the list because of the work that went into making it. I’ve mentioned it before, but there is a great documentary that focuses on the making of this attraction, and I highly recommend it. I watched it before my 2013 trip, and it gave me a whole new appreciation for it.
9. It’s A Small World
Yes the song gets stuck in my head, but I love it! When I was a kid I had this Sing-A-Long-Songs VHS (who am I kidding, I still have it now) called Disneyland Fun and it was my favourite. It took me a while to realize that everything was a little different once I had travelled to WDW because it took place at Disneyland (which I’ve never been to). But anyways, the characters went on a lot of rides at Disneyland (quite a few make this list) and It’s A Small World was one of them. It’s a classic so it has a special place in my heart, but it’s also from this video. It just makes me happy! My favourite room is the jungle, and I love the elephant above your head as you leave the room holding two children on its’ tusks. I don’t know why, but that part has always stuck with me. It’s something that I always have to go on when I visit WDW. I wouldn’t wait in line for an hour, so I usually go on late at night when that section of the park isn’t as busy.
8. Spaceship Earth
Spaceship Earth fascinates me. I can’t help looking at it all the time when I am in Epcot. I also can’t stop taking pictures of it. It’s hard to explain, but I just love it! I also love the attraction inside of it. On a hot day it’s a nice place to get out of the sun and relax for a while. it sounds like a boring ride, but I really enjoy it. I love making a funny face when they take your picture at the beginning, and looking for it on the globe after the ride. I love how interactive the ride is! My favourite part is when you head back down and are watching “your future” while it’s dark except for the small lights that are multiplied as far as you can see. It really takes my breath away to think that you are inside such a massive structure, yet you can’t see any of the other parts of the ride! Click on the link below to view the video from my most recent trip. I apologize it’s a little out of focus at times!
7. Test Track
I’ve seen both versions Test Track, and definitely prefer the new version. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, a few years ago the completely changed the look of Test Track. It used to feel like you were actually in a GM factory as they tested vehicles, and now it feels like Tron Legacy. It’s all sleek and dark with fluorescent lights on the same track. I love how interactive the new version is (you get to design your own car, and they see how is stacks up against the other people in your ride vehicle through the different stages). It is such a brilliant way to use the time you are already spending in line, and make you a part of the ride! It’s fun to ride again and again, to see how hight you can get your score.
6. Jungle Cruise
A classic. I absolutely love bad jokes, and this attraction is full of them. The audio-animatronics are out of date, but this ride is still so much fun. When Ethan and I did the Keys to the Kingdom Tour in February, we went on this with our guide, and got to hear lots of interesting facts about this ride. I would really love to see this ride from a birds eye view, because you feel like you are in another world when you are on your cruise. I’d love to see how many twists and turns there are, and just how large of a space it takes up. During the holidays Jungle Cruise becomes “Jingle Cruise” so I hope to experience that someday!
I hope this has given you an idea of what I like to do during my trips to the parks, and why some these attractions are so special to me!
Stay tuned for Part 2! Any guesses as to what will be number 1? What are some of your favourite attractions at Walt Disney World? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!