Category Archives: Rides
Walt Disney World. Just the name of this magical place evokes images of little girls in princess dresses, young pirates with their swords, and little faces lighting up with joy from a hug from the main man himself-Mickey Mouse. Sometimes people might think that there isn’t as much for teenagers to enjoy at Disney. After all, a ride on Small World may not be quite as exciting to a teenager as it is to a younger child. (Unless your teenager is like me at that age-I loved it then and I still love it!) But don’t worry, I have consulted my very own teenage Disney Addict to help me show that there are rides that are fun for teens too.
Here are our recommendations for rides that are sure to make any teen smile:
Space Mountain: A true Disney classic, this is a must-do on any teen’s list. While it might be considered tamer than other roller coasters, hurtling through the dark, dodging asteroids and planets add a whole different level of fun to this ever- popular ride.
- Fastpass is available and can save you a very long wait in the stand-by line
- Ride in the front of the car for the best ride
No visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure is complete without a ride on the Forbidden Journey. Hogwarts is the center of all that encompasses Harry Potter. I imagine that all Harry Potter fans who enter these walls are filled with a joy they cannot describe. It is quite possibly the most amazing attraction I have ever seen. There is not a single detail missing on this adventure from the moment you step inside Hogwarts to the moment you depart the building.
The ride does not offer the Universal Express Pass Option (during peak busy times you will see a fast pass like box near rides), but there is a single rider line that will move very quickly if you don’t mind splitting up. This is a very intense, fast paced ride, although only 48 inches is the height requirement you may want to ride first to see if it will be too scary for your child. If you decide that the ride is too intense and the other parent wants to ride, Universal does offer Child Swap on this attraction, just tell a cast member by ride entrance.
Are you prepared for the battle that is coming to Universal Studios Orlando?
As announced last week Transformers: The Ride 3-D will be opening at Universal Studios Orlando on June 20. This attraction is sure to be a huge hit among Transformers fans and will certainly bring large crowds to Universal Studios this summer. Transformers 3-D will be located in the Production Central area of the park near Shrek and Despicable Me.
The Decepticons, lead by the ruthless Megatron, have brought a war to Orlando as they try to take possession of the All Spark and enslave humanity. As a N.E.S.T. recruit you will jump into this intense 3-D simulator experience and join the new Transformer EVAC, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and the other Autobots to defeat Megatron and his Decepticon forces. The attraction itself is made up of 3-D projection and motion simulation (much like many of the other attractions at Universal Studios). The height restriction for riders is 40 inches or taller. Universal Studios has not confirmed yet if Express Passes will be offered for this attraction, we may see it added in the future but not when it first opens.
When you ask your little one what they want to see the most on their upcoming trip, they will most likely say one of the newest and most popular things currently in the park!
This is one thing that you must plan ahead for, unless of course you don’t mind spending 3 hours in line to see Merida! Kids like what is popular, so you should expect that hundreds of other parents are going to be trying to get their little ones that coveted picture too!
Here are some tips to help you avoid hours in line for one character/ride/show!
We’ve been keeping you up to date over the past few days regarding the closure of three major Disneyland attractions, with Space Mountain and Soarin’ Over California still closed. You can catch up on that here. Now, California state regulators want to fine Disney almost $235,000 for violating safety regulations which led to a worker being injured at the Space Mountain ride last fall.
The Orange County Register reported that fines have been proposed by the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health. These penalties arose from an accident in November when a contract worker slipped and suffered broken bones while he was cleaning the exterior of the Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland. Disney has not announced if they have decided to attempt to appeal the penalties.