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Hey all you fans of Mickey! So you’ve planned a visit to Disneyland! You’ve made it known to everyone you are going, you’ve contacted a Disney Specialist travel agent to do all the boring booking part for you, including booking your ‘Priority Seating’ dinner reservations. Now you are on your way!
You have arrived at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’, what should you do first? last? That’s what I’m here to help you with. Well at least share my Must Do’s. I’ve been to Disneyland more times than I should admit to.
First things first, get in front of the floral arrangement in front of the train station and get you a picture! Collect your Photo Pass, or even better purchase your Photo Pass+ before even going to parks, so that you can use it for the rest of your trip. Don’t worry the photographer will also take your picture with your personal camera. Do It! You will love having the Photo’s available later on to purchase, sometimes making excellent Christmas Cards. Also know that you can pre-order the PhotoPass CD. If you do this and you make sure to take advantage of all the photography opportunities you can score an excellent deal!
Once you’ve walked under the train trestle, follow my lead and look to your left. Right next to the City Hall is the Fire Station. The top floor is Walt Disney’s apartment. Give him a quick hello, friendly wave, and perhaps a Thank You. If you are close enough you will notice that there is an oil lamp in the window. This lamp is always on, symbolizing Walt Disney’s spirit is always around. Quick note, don’t freak out if it’s out, that only means that one of the Disney Family is visiting the park and Walt’s spirit resides with them.
Chances are that if you are like myself and the other writers here at Chip and Co., you are a Disney Addict. We have yet to find a cure, but the symptoms of this condition are rather obvious. Most likely your own friends and family have pointed them out to you or questioned your sanity a time or two. Still not sure?
Check out my 10 Ways to Know If You’re an Disney Addict: Part 2! If you missed Part 1 check it out here.
1. You can navigate the Disney parks better than you can your own hometown.
2. You are known to randomly break into a Disney song without warning.
3. Visits to other theme parks are just disappointing.
Let’s face it: all of the rides in Disney World are awesome. However, some rides are just better experienced at night. Below, I have made a list of ten rides that I think provide a better experience in the evenings. Do you agree with my suggestions?
One of the classic rides in the Magic Kingdom, Splash Mountain is considered the best ride to experience at night. Why? That pivotal moment before your car plunges 50ft below, the view of Cinderella Castle is exquisite. Not to mention, the darkness adds quite the thrill to your drop.
Another Magic Kingdom classic, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a runaway train that whisks you through mines and canyons. Since this ride is set outdoors, the thrill factor increases in the darkness of the night especially with the rickety sounds of the out of control train ringing in your ears.
What is scarier than random free fall drops in the warped Hollywood Hotel? Darkness. The drops are already dark but when the doors open at the top of the elevator shaft and Hollywood Studios sits before you eyes in a nighttime setting, the view is breathtaking and creepy all at the same time.
Walt Disney World isn’t Walt Disney World without its fireworks, you know? I mean, the views of Wishes -combined with its unique soundtrack-are for sure a must do on every itinerary. But let’s face it-at the end of a full day of touring the parks, sometimes the fireworks show gets pushed off the itinerary in place of some pool time and relaxing in your resort room. But with a little planning, and some easy tips to remember, you can enjoy Wishes and all its magic!
Tips to Remember:
- Spots along Main Street, U.S.A. fill up quickly for Wishes. If you plan on viewing it from Main Street, plan on choosing-and staying in-a spot around an hour before the show starts.
- Split your family up and take turns holding the spot while others run to do a few attractions, shop, or grab food.
- Choose the night you see Wishes on a day when you DIDN’T start at Magic Kingdom at Rope Drop. It makes for a long, sometimes crowded evening – it’s good to view Wishes on a day when you’ve had a break at the pool or resort.
- Plan on doing a few attractions after the Wishes show-most everyone is headed to the buses or monorail, and it’s your chance to hit a few more rides before returning to your resort.
I know that all of us Disney lovers can sit back, close our eyes and picture a fun-filled day and the wonderful, classic ride the Jungle Cruise. Stacey Holdorff, 41, and her husband and daughter were enjoying one of many magical days at their favorite place, Walt Disney World. This family of annual passholders were regulars at Disney World having visited hundreds of times in the past several years.
“Disney was a place we celebrated many milestones. It was her favorite,” Holdorff said. “Watching her mom being carted away in an ambulance was devastating to her. She doesn’t want to go back.”
Unfortunately, on January 8th, while celebrating her daughter’s sixth birthday party she was injured on the Jungle Cruise Ride while attempting to disembark the boat. We all know accidents can happen everywhere and getting on and off rides can sometimes be a challenge, but this time it seems was even more harmful.
Holdorff, was forced to file suit in Orange County against Walt Disney World after learning she would need two surgeries stemming from the injuries and informal talks with Disney stopped, her lawyer, Brad Greer stated.