Disney World Facts #3

If you stayed in every single hotel room in Disney for 1 night each, it would take you 68 years

Epcot stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow and was originally going to be a living, working city of the future. the original layout is on the Peoplemover in Magic Kingdom.

There are over 300 busses in operation across the whole Disney World Resort

Disney has a special color called “Go Away Green” that is used to hide doors, etc.

It took 18 months to move dirt to build the Magic Kingdom

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Top 3 Daring Rides

So… a while back I did a post called “Top 12 Thrill Rides” and if you haven’t already seen that, here’s the link —>  https://mouseearsblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/top-11-rides/

On that list I mentioned the 3 rides I’m going to talk about today, but on this list I will go into more detail on why they are the most daring rides in Disney World (in my opinion)

#1. Rock n’ Rollercoaster

Rock n’ Rollercoaster is a high-speed, well, rollercoaster in the dark that goes from 0 to 57 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. There is 1 loop and 2 corkscrews, and this ride jerks you around alot.

#2. Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest is a rollercoaster with a top speed of 50 miles per hour, it is partially in the dark, and goes backwards.

#3. Tower of Terror

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The Tower of Terror is a dark, free fall ride. If you do not like big drops, this is not your ride.

What’s your favorite ride at Disney World and which do you think is the most daring? Personally, I love all the rides at Disney and these 3 are a few of my favorites. Alright, I will see you tomorrow for my next post!

 

 

Stitch’s Great Escape Closing?

For a while, there have been many rumors saying Stitch’s Great Escape would be moving out, and it’s probably true. The attraction will be open seasonally, and will be open December 17th – January 2nd, but will probably be closing in early 2017. So, what’s going to replace Stitch? Well, there have been rumors saying a Wreck it Ralph attraction will be replacing Stitch, and will open in 2018, because Wreck it Ralph 2 will be coming out then. However, none of this has been confirmed or finalized, so as of now they are just ideas. Do you support this idea, and would you be happy to see a Wreck it Ralph attraction in Tomorrowland?

Where to Eat (in Magic Kingom)

If you are anything like me, you hate taking forever to eat, because you just want to ride rides. So, my tip for you is to figure out where to eat before you go (this also is important if you make reservations). Here are my recommendations on where to eat in Magic Kingdom (for picky eaters):

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

Casey’s Corner

Harbor House

Pinocchio Village Haus

Disney World Facts #2

When Disney world first opened, tickets cost $3.50

around 10,000 people came to the park on the opening day

around 17.5 million people go to magic kingdom every year

Cinderella’s Castle is the tallest structure in the magic kingdom, at 189 feet tall, and Space mountain is second, at 183 feet tall

Disney World Facts

  • Ever notice there isn’t a lot of gum stuck on rides, trees, waiting areas in Disney?  That’s because they don’t sell it on property, just for this reason.
  • There are more than 20,000 different colors of paint used in Walt Disney World.
  • If you were to wash and dry one load of laundry every day for the next 44 years, you’d clean about as much as the Cast Members at the Disney World Laundry do in a single DAY!
  • If there are 2 lines and you can’t see the loading area from where you are, take the line to the left

 

Top 10 Slow Rides

I told you about my favorite thrill rides, so here are my top 10 slow rides:

Peter Pan’s Flight

Toy Story Midway Mania

The Peoplemover

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Stitch’s Great Escape

Spaceship Earth

The Great Movie Ride

Its a Small World

Haunted Mansion

Tomorrowland Speedway

Top 12 Thrill Rides

Whether you like thrill rides or slow rides, Disney has something for everybody. Here’s the top 12 thrill rides (in my opinion) across all the parks:

Thunder Mountain

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Space Mountain

Splash Mountain

Test Track

Soarin’

Tower of Terror

Rock n’ Rollercoaster

Expedition Everest

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Dinosaur

Mission Space

And for all you Star Wars fans…

Star Tours

 

Where to Start

For the newbies at this, I’ll give my recommendation on where to start your magical vacation. Ok, you’re at your hotel, whether it be on Disney property or not, you need to find out where to go. On the first day, I like to go to Magic Kingdom, the park with the most rides and attractions, as well as great food, and entertainment. If you want to get into the park early (before it opens), there are a couple of ways to do that. If your parents make a reservation for a restaurant that opens before park hours, that’s one way. Also, look out for “extra magic hours”. That means if you are staying on Disney property, you can come into the park early, or stay at the park after hours. However, if you can’t get into the park early, that’s ok, but remember, the earlier you come, the less crowded it will be. As soon as you get into the park, go to the back. Most people start at the front of the park and work their way back, so if you start in the back, chances are it will be less crowded. Now what if you want to cut the line all together? there’s a way for that too. Its called a fastpass. you can get Fastpasses from the “my Disney experience” app, or you can go to one of the many kiosks in the park and get them there. Just look for one of these signs:

Choose the fastpass you want, and you can go in the fastpass line of the ride that you chose. Well, that just about wraps thing up. Tune in tomorrow for a new post. See ya later Pal!