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NEW! Disney Attractions+ now available at Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts. With Attractions+ you can take home all your Attraction images, taken within a 14 day visit to the parks, for $44.95.
How does it work?
- RIDE: Ride one of the participating Attractions
- ASSOCIATE: Present your Attractions+ card at the Attraction Imaging Sales Center within 24 hours of riding to associate your photo.
- CLAIM: Visit DisneyPhotoPass.com and enter the ID on the back of the card.
- DOWNLOAD: Go to “My Downloads” to access your Attractions+ photo downloads.
Disney Attractions+ is available for purchase at any of the participating Attractions.
Walt Disney World Participating Attractions: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n Roller Coaster, Expedition Everest, Dinosaur, Test Track
Disneyland Participating Attractions: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, California Screamin, Radiator Springs Racers, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
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Back to my series on napping in Disney World. Sometimes those little legs just need a rest, so here are my top 5 Nap Spots in Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom is a great park to find napping nooks, so keep an eye out. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order:
- The Tree of Life-In and around the Tree of Life there are tons of benches, many covered by tree canopy. Find a shady spot and cross those fingers. Usually you will have no problem finding an empty bench, unfortunately you aren’t near any amenities like bathrooms or food.
- Rafiki’s Planet Watch-Hopefully taking the Wildlife Express Train will put your little one in the mood to nap. From then on, find a spot. Inside the Conservation Station can be a little noisy, but lighting is dim and there is air conditioning. Older children can explore with another adult in the Affection Station (aka Petting Area). While bathroom facilities are great, no food options are available except for a snack cart so plan ahead.
- Pangani Forest Exploration Trail-You will need to get through the more congested areas, but I find the Gorilla Trail to be a great nap spot. People are encouraged to speak quietly so as not to scare the Gorillas, so it can be a peaceful place to relax. Once in there you are cut off from amenities, but there are plenty of exciting sights.
- Walkway from Africa to Asia-You should be able to find a quiet corner along this walk. Look along the river for great benches and a beautiful view. Check the Flights of Wonder schedule and go in-between shows. It can be a tad noisy if the crowds are large, but you are centrally located and can walk off the main drag down the smaller paths. Warning, check the parade schedule as well!
- The Boneyard in DinoLand U.S.A.-This one is hit or miss depending on your child’s age. The Dino Dig area is covered and shaded, if you can get your baby to ignore everything else going on around them. Any older kids can explore the rest of the Boneyard. Bathrooms and food opportunities are available right outside, although you are not allowed to bring food into the Boneyard.
I’m not sure if any of you moms out there have noticed, but sometimes the Dads walking around the Disney Parks aren’t that excited about going on It’s A Small World or Prince Charming’s Carousel. Of course they go on them because their kids love it, but the excitement factor just isn’t there. They may be longing to ride Space Mountain or Expedition Everest over and over again, but it may be hard to enjoy without the kiddos by your side. But never fear Disney Dads! There are some awesome, must-not-be-missed rides that you can enjoy with your little ones.
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: There is nothing more manly than Pirates. Well maybe Ninjas but unfortunately if there are Ninjas at WDW we can’t see them. Pirates of the Caribbean is the ultimate Daddy ride. Here little ones can snuggle up to daddy since the entire ride is in the dark. On Pirates Dad’s will learn on of the manliest songs ever sung. Yo Ho Yo Ho a Pirates Life for me!
4. Toy Story Mania: What Dad could turn down a chance to play a life-size video game? This 4D interactive attraction combines good ole’ fashion gaming with some addictive midway fun. Parents and kids alike will enjoy joining their favorite Toy Story characters on this fast pace, fun ride. Will you be able to beat your child’s score? Will you have the high score of the day?
Remember the old Jeff Foxworth comedy routines about “You might be a redneck if…”? I do!! Part of why they were so hilarious to me was because I live in the deep south and so many of them were TRUE (however, I have lived in other parts of the country and have found there are just as many red-necks y’all just call them something different).
So (once again) I was awakened with a post idea….You might be a Disney addict if…So get out a pencil and paper and see how many of these you fall under.
1. You are already planning your child’s (born or unborn) wedding at the Walt Disney World wedding pavilion. (complete with reception at Grand Floridian and horse-drawn princess carriage).
Have you ever been to the parks as a lady on a solo mission? Have you ever dreamed about it? Let me tell you, it is well worth doing! Going solo allows you a great chance to explore the parks at your own pace without a child demanding to ride Peter Pan’s Flight for the hundredth time or a significant other who doesn’t understand why you need to purchase that shirt, you already have one just like it at home! (Ummmm…no, honey my other one says 2011 and it is clearly 2012. Big difference!)
So what can you do while on your own at the parks. Well, whether it’s for an hour, a day, or an entire trip, here are a few things that you should do as a lady on a solo tour.
1. Single Rider Lines. A few of the major attractions have single rider lines which often offer shorter wait times than the traditional standby line. Rides such as Rock N’ Roller Coaster and Test Track offer single rider options. Go ahead, get in line. Heck ride it as many times as your stomach will allow!