My 3 Favourite Things at the Magic Kingdom
Is it even possible to have a favourite thing to do at the Magic Kingdom, here is my attempt for my top three:
1. The Enchanted Tiki Room
Every now and then I’ll find myself humming the tune – in the tiki, tiki, tiki room …… It is one of my favourite shows at the Magic Kingdom – the Enchanted Tiki Room. One of the original Walt Disney World attractions, it opened when the park opened in 1971 and to this day maintains a whimsical sense of nostalgia. Many will recommend the show on the basis that the line is always short and it is a great way to rest your feet and shelter from the hot weather. I love the songs, they are catchy and both my girls love the animatronic birds, flowers and tiki’s.
So why don’t you head along and meet Jose, Michael, Pierre and Fritz?
2. Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain is a perennial family favourite. The ride also has one of the longest waiting times at the park – fast pass anyone? There is something about that drop at the end. It looks a lot scarier than it is and I think that is partly down to the ride constantly climbing until the end. The ride includes 950,000 gallons of water so there is a chance that you will get wet and that adds to the thrill. Besides where else can you see the critters at “Doo Dah Landing” sing “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.
Splash Mountain is currently undergoing an update between August 2017 to November 2017. Who knows what the Imagineers have in store for us?
3. Space Mountain
So, my number three is another ride which also has a long waiting time. But it’s worth the wait as you launch through a rip-roaring rocket ride through outer space. You guessed it – Space Mountain. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open as you whiz past shooting starts, wayward comets and meteors. There is nothing quite like a roller coaster in the dark to awaken the senses. Space Mountain opened in January 1975 and has undergone renovation over the years. It remains the oldest operating roller coaster in the state of Florida. This iconic attraction has been replicated at all the Magic Kingdom-style theme parks worldwide, expect Shanghai Disneyland Resort and each (having ridden most of them) has a slight twist.
Don’t forget to take a good look around when you exit as the Disney magic does not stop when the ride is finished.