Tag Archives: Walt Disney World rides

Disney Must-Do: Soarin’ Around the World

We were so excited to try out the new version of the classic ride Soarin’ that we ended up riding it three times! Soarin’ Around the World takes you on a “hang-glider” ride all over the world – rather than … Continue reading

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Disney Must-Do: Frozen After Ever

I loved Maelstrom in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion. I really, really enjoyed that ride. When it was closed to make way for a Frozen-based ride, I was skeptical, to say the least. But I did have faith in Disney’s Imagineers. And … Continue reading

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WDW recommendations for young families

A few months back, a friend asked me for WDW recommendations for his upcoming family vacation. It will be the first Disney trip for his boys, who will be 8 and 6. Being the long-winded Disney geek that I am, … Continue reading

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Rides for Five: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Rounding out my update of Disney World rides that work well for parties of five, we visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here are the best rides for big families: Kilimanjaro Safaris: This ride involves safari trucks with bench seating. All five of … Continue reading

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Rides for Five: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

My “rides-for-five refurb” continues! Here are the rides at DHS that work well for a family of five: The Great Movie Ride: We love this ride! The wide bench seating easily and comfortably accommodates all five of us in one row. Star Tours: … Continue reading

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Rides for Five: Epcot

Continuing the “refurb” of my rides-that-work-well-for-five series, we move on to Epcot. (Find my Magic Kingdom post here.) Ellen’s Energy Adventure: With long rows of seating, this ride works great for big families. The Seas with Nemo & Friends: When the boys … Continue reading

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Rides for Five: Magic Kingdom

It’s been years since I published my “Rides for Five” series, where I listed Disney World rides that work well for big families. I guess an update is overdue! Let’s start with my favorite park, the Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney World … Continue reading

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Disney Must-Do: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

I’ve been going to Disney World since I was a little girl. During my many visits, I’d ridden all of the roller coasters. Except one. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios was my nemesis. This coaster and I … Continue reading

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So, how’d I do on my Disney to-do list?

Short answer: pretty darn good. We didn’t get to everything on the list, but we added a couple of items. Here’s a quick tally; more detailed reviews to follow. 1. Try the school bread at Norway that everyone is talking … Continue reading

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They’ve got the spirit, you’ve got to hear it, under the sea!

Part of New Fantasyland involves a Little Mermaid section. Prince Eric’s castle towers over two attractions: Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid (a ride) and Ariel’s Grotto (a meet-and-greet). We spent plenty of time at both on … Continue reading

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