Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.
There are so many amazing rides and attractions in Magic Kingdom. I am going to go through some of my favorites!
I love the mountains – whether it’s at Disney or on a camping trip. Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain are in Frontierland. Splash Mountain is a classic Disney ride. It will soon be reimagined with a Princess and the Frog theme from the 2009 film. This is a great ride if you want to get a little cooled off. Big Thunder Mountain, located right next to Splash Mountain, is a ride based on the Gold Rush in the 1800s. It’s a fast paced and bumpy ride on an old mine train.
Jungle Cruise is a Nelson family favorite. The cruise guides are so funny! Some younger kids might not understand some of the jokes, but they will still enjoy the ride. This one is located in Adventureland and all of the animals and humans are animatronics!
A spooky must ride is Haunted Mansion. Hop aboard a Doom Buggy in Liberty Square and meet the 999 spirits (there is always room for one more). This ride will probably not be on your little one’s favorites list, but it is worth the moderate wait time. This ride is open in many different Disney Park locations; it opened in Walt Disney World on October 1, 1971.
I could spend all day in Fantasyland but some of my favorite rides there are the Barnstormer and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. They are both roller coasters. Barnstormer is a great first roller coaster for the little kids. It is smooth and has the lowest height restriction out of the coasters at Disney World. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is even smoother, and your car rocks a little back and forth. It is impossible not to sing along!
Last but not least, Tomorrowland – home to yet another mountain – Space Mountain! This coaster is in the dark and feels like you are going through space with twinkling stars and space themed music. Another one of my favorites is the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. This is so funny and show that the whole family will love. Your favorite monsters tell jokes. Yours might even appear on screen if you text your joke to the phone number on one of the TVs as you wait in line. Watch out you might just be “that guy,” if you know what I mean.
Join me next Monday as I talk about my favorite rides and attractions in Hollywood Studios!
Layne is the 13 year old daughter of a co-owner of the Charming Travel Co. and is a Disney princess at heart (she even played Princess Anna in Frozen Jr. in 2019). Her creative outlets are theater and art.