Anyone that’s read our blog, knows by now that we love lists. It’s one of the many things we have in common with David Letterman (that, and our love for being up on the late night) – if we can put it into a list, we will. Today, we’re listing what we consider to be the top five attractions at Walt Disney World – the big kahunas of Imagineering, so to speak. While we love all Disney attractions, we think that these five have something special, a little extra magic sprinkled on them, that ‘Disney something’ that makes them stand out.
5. Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain is iconic – from the music, which will have you singing ‘Zippity Doo Da’ all day, to the series of falls and splashes before the thrilling multi-story drop, this is a ride that the whole family can enjoy (do I sound like an infomercial yet?).
4. Expedition Everest
In our opinion, this is The Animal Kingdom’s best attraction – even with the broken Yeti. This roller coaster is exciting, but not too scary – we especially love when it goes backwards! What really makes this attraction special, is the fact that the theming is so on point – from the time that you start walking up to the ride, you truly feel like you’re heading to Mt. Everest in the Himalayas. The queue is equally impressive, filled with Yeti lore, and artifacts. This ride is an imagineering feet, and should be experienced by all Disney fans.
We’re huge (and vocal), fans of the new Soarin Around The World. We love to travel, so it should come as no surprise that we love the new version of Soarin, even though the California Soarin will always hold a special place in our hearts. It should be one of the first stop you make at Epcot, and you might want to ride it several times!
2. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
This ride is our favorite at The Magic Kingdom – it’s packed with nostalgic, Disney feels, themed to the brim, and always manages to put a smile on our face. Try to experience the ‘wildest ride in the wilderness’ during both daylight hours, and at night, as it’s a drastically different experience at different times of day.
1. The Hollywood Tower Of Terror
This spooky, full of backstory, elevator drop ride is PHENOMENAL. We consider it the crown jewel of Hollywood Studios, which is saying a lot, considering that a good portion of the park is closed right now for building purposes (STAR WARS! TOY STORY!).
If we could only chose five rides to experience for the rest of time at Walt Disney World, we would chose these five (which trust me, is not an easy decision – like choosing favorite foods, or favorite children). All rides at Disney are great, but we think these five have a little something extra special.