Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Why You Should Go to Disney World as a 20-Something Part 2 – Attractions
Why You Should Go to Disney World as a 20-Something
Part 2 – Attractions
by: guide4wdw - Caitlin
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Welcome back to your guide for young adults taking on Walt Disney World. Last time, I shared with you my favorite places to dine throughout the parks and resorts. Now, it’s time to take on the attractions. From Broadway style shows to Soarin’ around the world, Disney never disappoints with its amazingly crafted and incredibly entertaining attractions.

Magic Kingdom
This is mine (and most everyone else’s) favorite park, largely due to the attractions. The Kingdom is full of iconic rides that are can’t-miss opportunities on your Disney World vacation.  The attractions at Magic Kingdom are full of heart, and I can guarantee you’ll want to see them all! Here are my favorites.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Step foot onto the, “Wildest ride in the wilderness,” and you will be guaranteed to have a great time. This (moderately sized) coaster is perfectly themed and just fast enough to be thrilling without making sensitive riders queasy. It is one of my all-time favorite attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The Haunted Mansion – This attraction is a classic, and a favorite for most all 20-something guests. Visit the Haunted Mansion to see a room that stretches, a melodic graveyard, and ghosts who will follow you home! Don’t forget to stop and get your picture taken with a WDW photographer. Use your Magic Band for a great PhotoPass opportunity when you exit the ride.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Visit the newest (and most technologically savvy) attraction in the Magic Kingdom. The Mine Train is a park favorite, and will leave you with a huge smile on your face. Travel through the gem mine in a real-life mine car and sing along with everyone’s favorite dwarfs – come on, you know the words! This attraction is extremely popular and a great opportunity for a FastPass.

Pirates of the Caribbean – Take a boat ride through the Caribbean to see Jack Sparrow and his crew of crooked pirates. If you’re a fan of the movie franchise, or the original attractions of the park, don’t miss this fun-loving attraction. Fair warning, you won’t be able to get the song out of your head.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – The name of this ride may seem to be for kiddos, but you will see people of all ages waiting in line for this attraction. I have always been a big fan of the loveable characters from the 100 Acre Wood, and the attraction brings you back to your childhood. Bonus: you get to ride in a giant honey pot!

Hollywood Studios  
Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage – This show is quite impressive with its live singers, choreographed dance numbers, and adorable characters. As a Beauty and the Beast fan, this is one of my very favorite attractions. Be sure to get your seat early; this show fills up in a hurry.

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – If you’re a fan of explosions and fight scenes, this is the show for you. Each scene is staged like a true movie set, and you can even become part of the action if you’re lucky. The show keeps you on the edge of your seat and is fun and slightly different each time you visit.

Toy Story Mania – Do not miss this carnival game style attraction found in Pixar Place. Compete against your friends and family for the top score in the car. This attraction is great for competitive spirits and Toy Story fanatics alike. Being one of the most popular attractions in all of the parks, be sure to use a FastPass if possible.

Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster – Combine bright lights, twisted loops, and Aerosmith and you’ve got an impressive roller coaster. This ride is not for the faint of heart or those who don’t enjoy loud music. Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster takes you from 0 to 57 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds on a high speed journey to make it to the concert on time.

Although best known for its journey around the world, Epcot is full of some great attraction opportunities as well.

Test Track – Full of speed and technological advancements, this attraction is a can’t miss opportunity. With its latest renovation, guests can use their Magic Bands to create their own cars and see how they rank on each of the vehicle tests. Test Track is one of the fastest rides in the parks, and the last loop is an unforgettable experience.

Soarin’ – This attraction has to be my favorite ride in the entire Walt Disney World Resort (and most of the guests at WDW, based on the line queue). Soarin’ is great for all riders; it is gentle and thrilling at the same time. The hang glider based ride now takes you on a journey around the world with its recent re-opening. Be sure to visit this attraction when the park gates open to avoid the incredibly long lines.

Animal Kingdom
Kilimanjaro Safaris – Step into the savannah and take a Safari in the heart of Florida with this one-of-a-kind attraction. Be sure to bring your camera for this adventure. The animals are famous for walking right up to the jeeps for great photo opportunities. During my favorite experience on this attraction, a giraffe came close enough to stick his head in the car. That’s a perfect example of the Disney magic.

The Festival of the Lion King – The music of The Lion King is brought to life in this spectacular stage show. Combine dancers, giant floats, acrobatics, live singers, and trapeze acts and you will get an unforgettable experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This show is extremely popular among the guests, and the theater fills up during every performance. My favorite act – the tumble monkeys!


There you have it, my must-do list for the WDW attractions. If you’re planning a Disney vacation, be sure to try each of these opportunities!

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