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Friday, February 15, 2013

My Favourite Part of Disney

One of my favourite things to do is riding on scary/fast/interesting rides. I don’t know why I enjoy zooming down a track hundreds of feet in the air. I don’t know why I love going upside down and being extremely scared. But I do. Disney World has a lot of awesome rides. This is my list of the Top 7 Best Rides at Disney with 1 being my very favourite.

1. Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom
I love this ride! I really, really, love it.  I rode it 3 times over the course of our holiday and loved each and every moment of it. It is amazing! I love the dark, how fast it goes, the drops and turns, everything!

2. Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom

This ride is so fun! I love when it goes backwards in the dark and when it does the long, steep drops. I like that it is mostly outside because when it goes up high you can look down and feel even more scared! I like how when you are waiting in line it really feels like you are getting ready for a trip up Everest.

3. Rockin’ Roller coaster at Hollywood Studios

Such a cool ride! It is so crazy how it just takes off from the ground. It is so fast and I really like all the lights. It also goes upside down, but you can’t really tell since you are in the dark the whole time. The story behind it is cool too; I like how at Disney they create huge buildings with lots of details and back stories just for the rides.

4. Soarin’ at Epcot

This is a simulated ride where you feel as if you were hang gliding above mountains, beaches, cities, the desert, and many other places. You sit in this long bench like contraption, elevated in the air in front of a giant circular screen onto which the images are projected. It really feels like you are actually above the Golden Gate Bridge, about to hit some trees, and skimming the water’s surface. It is so incredible!

5. Big Thunder Mountain at Magic Kingdom

This is a smaller and way less scary version of Everest. I enjoy doing roller coasters that aren’t as thrilling because they are still fun and you can relax and just have a good time. Big Thunder Mountain is still not for the faint of heart. It features some pretty cool drops, crazy turns, and steep hills.

6.  Test Track at Epcot.
In this ride, which is essentially a giant ad for Chevrolet, you can design your own futuristic car (which is fun, but not the best part), and then ride through a series of tests which are testing the efficiency, capability, responsiveness, and power of “your car” (not really). But it is fun to zoom around the track, avoiding trucks, driving through a thunderstorm, and the best part, testing the power! You speed around the building at top speed with the wind blowing you hair everywhere and going down drops and turning at crazy speeds!

Now, you might be wondering, “But Hannah, where is Splash Mountain and Kali River Rapids? Those are some pretty awesome rides!” Yes, I bet they are, but I wouldn’t know for myself. Those two rides were closed the days we were in those parks, and they didn’t look like they would be opening any time soon. It was kind of disappointing, but we still had a lot left to choose from.

Remember how before I was saying I don’t know why we like going on crazy roller coasters? Well, some of us don’t. My mom and Ellie are the two people in our family who do not, and I mean DO NOT like scary rides. We convinced Ellie to give Space Mountain a go, and she instantly hated it. Mom and Ellie also decided they could do Expedition Everest. Again, both instantly hated it. At least they tried, right? Ellie's shining moment was Big Thunder Mountain, which she actually liked! My mom, well, not so much. She hated it less than Everest though. 

There are many more great rides that I definitely enjoyed, but not quite enough to make it on to the list. Even with all the great rides at Disney, there were a few not-so-great rides (and some were just downright lame) So, here is my list of the top 5 worst rides at Disney, with 1 being the very worst. 

 1.  Stitch's Great Escape at Magic Kingdom.

I don't even know what to say. It was boring, you don't even move really so I can hardly call it a ride, it wasn't remotely interesting which is the same thing as boring, and it didn't make much sense to me. I can't even describe it! I am never, ever going on it again. 

2. The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios

This one is like the definition of lame rides, although Ellie loved it. Basically you're sitting in this car, with a narrator guy and you ride through these scenes from famous movies. Now, it could have been interesting. But the narrator guy was annoying, and although the robots were very well made, especially the Wicked Witch of the West, there was no real suspense and it wasn't very interesting. 

3. Dinosaur at Animal Kingdom (used to be Countdown to Extinction)

Many people actually like this ride, including most of my family. I hated it, and I can't really give a specific reason for it. It wasn't overly scary or boring, I just didn't like it.

4. Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom

A lot of the younger kids wanted to go on this ride and that is the only reason I even went on it. It's like go carts, you are controlling the car, but you are on a track so you can't pass people. It goes so slow, you keep bumping into the track thingy in the middle, and it is really unresponsive. It just wasn't fun.

5. The Barnstormer at Magic Kingdom

This ride is a roller coaster that would actually be a fun ride if it wasn't so short. It's for younger kids, but seriously, it's only 20 seconds! 

I don't want to end on a bad note, so I'm going to end this post by saying that I had more fun at Disney than I thought I would!

1 comment:

  1. really? YOur family went on the dinosaur ride? After I told everyone not to go on it!!! ;-)