Space Mountain can be found at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland and is an indoor out of space roller coaster and features 2 spaceship shaped vehicles consisting of 3 seats that launch from 2 different tracks.
The left side track is called the Alpha; the right side track is called the Omega. Both tracks are nearly identical and mirror each other in twists and drops.
The rockets that race through space achieve a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour.
Height to ride – 44″
Vehicle Capacity – 3
Top Speed – 28 mph
Ride Duration – 2.50
Attraction Tickets Review – I love theme park rides in the dark! 28 mph doesn’t sound much but in the dark it feels more like 78 mph!!
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad can be found as Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Frontierland its an indoor/outdoor mine train roller coaster.
Ride this rollicking runaway train that rushes through the gold-mining, Old West town of Tumbleweed in Frontierland. Beware when the rails go clackety-clack because your car’s about to run over treacherous terrain!
Height to ride – 40″ (102cm)
Vehicle capacity – 45
Ride duration – 3:18
Attraction Tickets review – Not really a ride for me I like my Thrill ride’s but my 6 year old loved it.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin can be found at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland and is based on a computer game shoot ’em up.
Riders can spin their space cruisers in any direction and are rewarded for every enemy they hit, generally with a new noise or special effect. Each hit gains the user points which are tallied for a total score at the end.
Space Ranger Spin mixes familiar copmputer gaming elements with a multi coloured physical environment to create an amazing new experience that will entertain both young and old.
Height to ride – Any height
Vehicle Capacity – 2-3
Ride Duration – 4:30
Attraction Tickets Review – Totally hated this….. ok fine! The only reason I didn’t like it was because my 5 year old beat me… ok happy now 😉
Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is one of four parks that encapulates the exciting enchantment of fairy tales with attractions, tours and classic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse and Cinderella.
Magic Kingdom lists 46 attractions in 7 park Lands. The design is based on a wheel with the hub in front of Cinderella Castle, each spoke lead to one of the Lands spread out across the 107 acres of the park. The Walt Disney World Railroad runs along the perimeter of the park and makes stops at Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland, and Mickey’s Toontown Fair.
The 7 lands are –
Main Street USA –
Main Street Vehicles: Horse-Drawn Streetcars · Horseless Carriage · Walt Disney World Railroad
The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) · Shrunken Ned’s Junior Jungle Boats · Jungle Cruise · The Magic Carpets of Aladdin · Pirates of the Caribbean · Swiss Family Treehouse
Astro Orbitor · Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin · Galaxy Palace Theater · Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor · Space Mountain · Stitch’s Great Escape! · Tomorrowland Arcade · Tomorrowland Indy Speedway · Tomorrowland Transit Authority · Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress · Tomorrowland Stage
Ariel’s Grotto · The Beast’s Castle (Opening in 2012) · Cinderella Castle · Cinderella’s Chateau (Opening in 2012) · Dumbo the Flying Elephant · Fairytale Garden · “it’s a small world” · The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Adventure (Opening in 2013) · Mad Tea Party · Mickey’s PhilharMagic · Peter Pan’s Flight · Pooh’s Playful Spot · Prince Charming Regal Carrousel · Sleeping Beauty’s Cottage (Opening in 2012) · Snow White’s Scary Adventures · The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh ·
Mickey’s Toontown Fair –
The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm · Donald’s Boat · Judge’s Tent · Mickey’s Country house · Minnie’s Country House · Toon Park · Toontown Hall of Fame Tent · Walt Disney World Railroad
Interesting Fact: Since opening day, Magic Kingdom has only been closed for five incidents: Hurricane Floyd, the September 11 attacks, Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Charley, and Hurricane Wilma
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride at Universal Islands of Adventure Orlando. On this twin-tracked ride you’ll take a gentle journey high above the colorful rides and attractions of Seuss Landing. One track of the trolley even circles around the inside of Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous™ letting you wave at the guests dining below.
As you wait to board the trolley you’ll follow the wonderful story of the Sneetches™ featuring Sylvester McMonkey McBean™. One track continues the story of the Sneetches, while the other track gives you the ABC’s of Seuss Landing as you pass overhead. It’s great fun for the whole family.
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Universals Islands of Adventure Orlando Florida is a Water ride, splash and churn your way through the waterways of Sweet Haven you’ll sail through a variety of amusing scenes and different ways to get you wet, including a fully-operational barge wash and an Octopus Grotto where you’ll encounter an 18-foot tall, 14-foot wide octopus with 10-foot long tentacles. Don’t be surprised if you’re completely soaked when it’s all over!
Height to ride – 42″
Top Speed – Fast enough to get soaked!
Ride Duration – 6 mins
Attraction Tickets Review – Everyone WILL get wet on this ride – so get ready to splash! Riders can get an extra soaking from park guests firing water cannons
Pteranodon Flyers at Universals Islands of Adventure Orlando Florida is a child orientated ride, riders are suspended beneath the 10-foot wingspan of a Pteranodon, a flying reptile thought to be one of the ancestors of today’s birds.
Height to ride – 36″
Top Speed – Family ride so not fast.
Height reached –
Attraction Tickets Review – Nice way for the children to get a birds eye view of the Jurassic area of the Islands of Adventure.
Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universals Island of Adventures in Orlando Florida stats as a gentle glide around the beautiful Jurassic scenery, sail past the enormous Ultrasaurus, see a baby Stegosaurus and its mother and keep a look out for the Dilophosauruses, commonly known as “spitters.”
Suddenly you’re bumped off course and into a restricted section of the park… the Raptor Containment Area. The power to the fences is down. The raptors have broken loose! You ascend into the Environmental Systems Building as chaos unfolds around you. The lights are out. Raptors stalk your every move. And your only escape from the terrifying jaws of a towering T-rex is an 85-foot plunge in total darkness!
Height to ride – 42″
Top Speed – Family ride so not fast.
Height reached – 85 foot drop.
Attraction Tickets Review – Great atmospheric ride that lulls you in to a false sense of security right to the end…