Magic Kingdom At Walt Disney World Resort

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.

The parks layout and attractions are simlar to Disneyland California at attracted 17.2 Million visitors in 2009 which afforded it the boast of most popular theme park in the world.

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
  • Adventureland
    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
  • Liberty Square
    The Hall of Presidents · Haunted Mansion · Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Frontierland
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad · Country Bear Jamboree · Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade · Splash Mountain · Tom Sawyer Island · Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Tomorrowland –
    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
  • Fantasyland
    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 Orlando

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.

Height to ride – 34″

Top Speed – Slow

Ride Duration – 5 mins

Attraction Tickets Review – One for the kids.

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Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges At Universal Orlando

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

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Pteranodon Flyers At Universal Orlando

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.

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Jurassic Park River Adventure At Universal Orlando

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…

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Flight Of The Hippogriff At Universal Orlando

The Flight of the Hippogriff ride at Universals Island of Adventure in Orlando Florida is a family roller coaster found at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Pass by Hagrid’s hut and follow his instructions as you learn the proper way to approach a Hippogriff, which has the head of a giant eagle and the body of a horse.

Then it’s time to take a “training flight” aboard the Flight of the Hippogriff™, an enchanting family coaster woven from wicker and decorated with fluttering leaves representing feathers. Bow as you approach the ‘real’ Hippogriff, and then you’re spiraling and diving around the pumpkin patch, and swooping past Hagrid’s hut.

Height to ride – 36″

Top Speed – Family ride so not fast.

Height reached – Family ride so not high.

Attraction Tickets Review – A great ride for the family and young kids.

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Harry Potter And The Forbidden Journey At Universal Orlando

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is located at the Islands of Adventure in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter section.

The ride uses new state of the art  technology, kuka arms and ends with you soaring above hogwarts.

Height to ride – 48″

Top Speed –

Height reached –

Attraction Tickets Review – It is simply the best ride in the world at present.

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Dragon Challenge At Universal Orlando

Dragon Challenge at Universals Islands of Adventure in Orlando Florida is located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and was formally called Duelling Dragons.

Dragon Challenge consists of two roller coasters each consisting of a total different ride.

Height to ride – 54″

Top Speed – 55 mph

Height reached – 125 feet

Attraction Tickets Review – A real treat for the thrill seeker, even though you know your not going to clash with the other coaster, when you flying around at 55 mph you kind of think you will. Great ride, I couldn’t stop queuing.

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Theme Park Survival Guide

Things to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Sun tan lotion.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A hat.
  • Swimwear.
  • Light jacket or Jumper
  • Backpack
  • Wet wipes.
  • Camera

Acceptable items:

  • Bottled water
  • Small snacks that do not require heating
  • Any food required for medical purposes and medically–indicated nutritional supplements
  • Any food required for special dietary needs
  • Baby food/baby formula
  • Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5″ wide x 6″ high x 6″ deep

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls At Universal Orlando

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls at Universals Islands of Adventure Orlando is a family orientated flume ride.

Set in the Canadian North Woods riders are sent on an adventure to save a damsel in distress.

Dudley Do-Rights Ripsaw Falls  is the first flume ride to send riders plummeting below the water level. Experience a 75-foot drop beneath an “exploding” dynamite shack!

Height to ride – 44″

Top Speed – Its a slow one until the drop.

Height reached – 75 feet

Attraction Tickets Review – A very cute ride with a deceptive ending. One for the family to enjoy.

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