Thursday, April 23, 2015

My Top 5 Rides at Magic Kingdom

by: Jenna

When I sit down to make my lists of things to do at each park, I include rides that we simply cannot miss. It's so easy to get wrapped up on everything that is going on around you and forget something that you really wanted to do!

Note: I'm going to include some tips on fastpasses with these rides, and I plan to do another post on rides that I would recommend you get fastpasses for.

We're going to countdown from five and the first ride on our to-do list is...

5: The Mad Tea Party

The Mad Tea Party is classic Disney at its best. They haven't changed anything and they shouldn't! I grew up in California and they have this ride at Disneyland as well, so it holds a special place in my heart. Its fun and even your littlest guy or gal is sure to enjoy it! Brody was 2 when he first rode the teacups and he loved it!

I wouldn't recommend a fastpass for this ride. We've been able to walk on every time we've decided to go!

4: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

The Space Ranger Spin is a really fun ride for everyone. This is probably Brody's favorite ride at Magic Kingdom (and his second favorite ride from all of the parks...his favorite is Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios) and honestly, we all love it. It's part game and part ride!

Fastpasses for this ride can be tricky. Most of the time you don't really need one, and I wouldn't use my first three (prebooked) on this ride, however, after you've burned through those, you might use one of your additional ride picks for this!

3: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

This is another classic Disney ride and it tends to be pretty busy. My older son, Brayden, LOVES this ride. He considers it the first "real" roller coaster he ever rode. It's so fun and it seems to go on forever (which is a good thing).

I highly recommend getting a fastpass for this one! Every time we've visited there is a long line!

2: Pirates of the Caribbean

Until this last visit, PotC has always been my favorite ride.There is a similar version in California (I think it has two drops compared to Magic Kingdom's single drop?) and I LOVED it! On a hot day this is the perfect ride, since it's inside!

I usually don't book one of my first three fastpasses for this one, but after those have been used I usually do get one for PotC. It's hit or miss with the crowds. If you're going when it's hot outside, it's likely to be busier!

1: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Magic Kingdom's newest ride is sure to be an instant classic! This ride is awesome! It quickly overtook PotC as one of my favorites. It's more of a roller coaster, like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, but with the story of the Seven Dwarfs.

Fastpasses are highly recommended! This ride is probably the busiest ride at MK!

Honorable Mentions: Because it's hard to pick just five...

Peter Pan's Flight
Space Mountain
The Barnstormer
The Haunted Mansion

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