Pirates of the Caribbean can be found at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Adventureland and is the inspiration for the set of films of the same name starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly.
This attraction was the last project Walt Disney himself helped design.
The attraction itself is an indoor water ride, guests float through an immersive, larger-than-life pirate adventure featuring gunshots, cannon blasts, burning buildings, and carousing and pillaging pirates, all accompanied by the rollicking theme song, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” written by George Bruns and Xavier Atencio.
The highlight is the 14 foot plunge over a waterfall in to the pirates cave.
Height to ride – Any height
Ride Duration – 8:30
Attraction Tickets Review – A great ride for atmosphere, you can literally smell the salty water.
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