Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom, Orlando
Walt's Disney Carousel of Progress - Magic Kingdom (* *)
Although not one of my favourites, this ride is still very interesting... See the technology evolution insides a man's house in the last decades and some hints into the future... Good opportunity to appreciate Disney's animatronics.
Open 11am to 5 pm.
Tom Sawyer's Island - Magic Kingdom (* *)
When you get tired of lines, Tom Sawyer's Island is a good refuge. Children will be amused by the 'adventure' of finding hidden mines, passages and other tricks.
Just avoid it when it seems it will rain. I was caught in the middle of a pouring rain and as the only liaison with land is a raft, I was trapped...
Jungle Cruise - Magic Kingdom (* *)
Although I was not very impressed about this ride, it is a good alternative for small children that can't face the most radical rides. It may provide some level of adventure for them, without causing any trauma...
Fast Pass available - possibility of avoiding lines.
Cinderella's Castle - Magic Kingdom (* * *)
The landmark at Magic Kingdom, there is no actual attraction in it, apart from a very busy restaurant (if you want to try it, priority seating is advised).
However, apart from a great subject for pictures, it is perfect during the fireworks, when it becomes part of the show...
Big Thunder Mountain Road - Magic Kingdom (* * * * *)
Together with Splash Mountain and Space Mountain, this attraction are one of the most exciting rides...
No water this time, but an old mine full of tricks.
Minimum height of 40 inches or 102 cm required.
Fast Pass available (possibility of skipping lines).
Mickey's Country House - Magic Kingdom (* * *)
Although older children may 'despise' this area, it is great to see how the small ones a absolutely fascinated about having contact with Disney characters and their houses...
A high point is Mickey's house. Apart from taking the inevitable pictures and picking his autograph, it is a good fun to see how the mouse lives in all the details... In other words, it can be fun for adults too...
Although the character can be found in many areas of the park, this is a point where they will be found all around the day. However, be prepared for long lines and there is no Fast Pass here...
Buzz Lightyear's Spage Ranger Spin - Magic Kingdom (* * * * *)
Interactive attraction that is a must for teenagers and adults with young spirit.
You participate in real videogame where you can shoot at big size targets and see your score at the end.
Small children will like it also, as it is not scary and quite colourful...
Fast Pass available (possibility of skipping lines).
When you're in the magic Kingdome you shouldn't miss the space mountain roller coaster.
It's a pretty scary roller coaster and what makes it even scarier is the fact that it's all being done in the dark (beside some twinkling stars).
The problem with this coaster is that usually there are huge lines (waiting for at least 20 minutes when it's off season.At high season it can also be an hour wait).
But it worth waiting !!!!
Possibly the most famous theme park in the world. Yet the Magic Kingdom contains none of the really scary rides you associate with the modern theme park. Its hard to put your finger on why it is so good, but it is. After parking your car you still have about a mile to go. You take a tram ride to the transportation center. There you can buy your tickets and are faced with the choice of either going by monorail or boat to the park entrance. Boat is my choice, especially for that first visit. Getting to the park early is the key to going on as many rides as possible. Try to arrive an hour before the park opens.
Get a map and decide on your first ride. Splash Mountain is a good one to start. The lines soon build up, but you may get to go on three or four rides before the queues really start.
Another good tip is to go to the park first thing, stay until about 11am then leave remembering to get your hand stamped for re-entry. Return to the park at about 3pm when other people are starting to leave. This way you miss the mid-day Florida sun which can be a real killer
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom... now my least favorite of the Disney Orlando parks... is GREAT for kids of all ages.
THIS IS an amusement park. And the service has improved from the 1980s.
When the park opened in 1971 (I believe I first visited about 1973) it was a great place. In the 1980s I literally noticed that someone threw up (vomited) in one of the lines and ew noticed upon leaving the ride fifteen minutes later no employee had cleaned that area. (YUK!)
IN 2002, the park is again spotless and efficient!
MAGIC KINGDOM ......
Best Rides - Space Mountain, Small World, Peter Pan's Flight, The Extra TERRORestial Alien Encounter, Buzz Lightyear, Splash Mountain,Big thunder Mountain Railroad, The Haunted Mansion
Don't miss the Parades; especially the one at night.
Also make sure you see the fireworks over the Magic Kingdom Castle and see Tinker Bell fly from the castle.
If you look closely at this picture you will see Sarah and Nick (my sister and brother in law) in the back seat!!
This ride takes you into Peter Pan. You board a ship which flies thorugh the air over the sights of London, the Pirate ship and the mermaids.
See Captain Hook defeated by Peter Pan.
Walt Disney World is even more magical at Christmas Time.
This is a picture of the decorations up Main Street USA.
You know you have to go to Disney World. Pack up the kids and drive or fly down. They'll have a blast, and so will you!