Most Underrated Disney Attractions

Following up my previous article, “Most Overrated Disney Rides”, comes my list of what I believe to be the most underrated attractions in Disney World. These rides include ones that have short lines, or are often overlooked, but they are definitely worth a ride. These rides might not be the most thrilling or the newest, but they’re rides with great story lines or rides to visit when you need to wind down. 1. Journey into Imagination with Figment (Future World – Epcot) This ride often has no line, or if…

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Most Overrated Disney World Rides

Disney is without a doubt the happiest place on Earth, but not all rides live up to their popularity. Certain rides have cult followings, but they’re not always worth an hour long wait. Below is a list of what I believe to be the most overrated rides in Disney World.     1. Peter Pan’s Flight (Magic Kingdom – Fantasyland) The story of Peter Pan is imaginative and magical, so it makes sense that Disney would take advantage of this movie and make a ride out of it. The concept…

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Day 1 of Our Disney World Vacation

Our Disney World Traditions The first day of our Disney World Vacation in Florida started on a very warm April, Florida Morning with temperatures in the upper 70’s, it was going to be a warm one. We start every Disney Vacation the same way.  On the first day, we try to get out of the resort early and we head up I-4 East and get off on the Sand Lake Rd exit to get to International Drive in Orlando.  We usually eat at the Ponderosa Steak House opposite the Castle…

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They tried it: Disney World’s Big Thunder coaster rolls out kidney stones

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Does your insurance cover amusement park visits? Maybe it should. For years, David Wartinger’s patients told him stories of passing kidneys shortly after riding roller coasters . “Most urologists wouldn’t be surprised by this,” said Wartinger, a professor emeritus within Michigan State University’s Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties. Jarring motions and vibrations often jostle stones stuck on the outer area of kidney, enabling them to be passed. But one patient’s story prompted Wartinger to look at roller coasters more seriously. The patient told Wartinger he rode Big Thunder Mountain Railroad inside Disney World’s Magic Kingdom three times in…

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Big Thunder Mountain

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is an indoor/outdoor mine train roller coaster located in Frontierland at several Disneyland-style Disney Parks worldwide. The ride exists at Disneyland Park (California) and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and at Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Park (Paris) as Big Thunder Mountain. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is also the name of the fictional rail line the roller coaster depicts. Theme Although the details of the backstory vary from park to park, all follow the same general story arcs. Some time…

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