It is often touted as the happiest place on earth, a site where magic happens and where dreams come true, a special spot for children to see their favorite cartoon characters come to life and for adults to release the inner child in them, a locale where families can bond, spend some quality time with one another and generally, just have a blast. This place is none other than Disney World.
Located in Orlando, Florida, Disney World holds a lot of fun and excitement, ranging from the wide variety of sports and recreation, to the uniquely themed entertainment and resort hotels. Because there is so much to do, so much to see and not a whole lot of time, it is important to be able to maximize one's visit to this incredible place. Here is a rundown of some of the most popular Disney World rides that one must try out.
Those who love a good scary movie can experience all the action with The Haunted Mansion. Based on the hugely popular television series entitled The Twilight Zone, this attraction is well-equipped with advanced special effects, spectral Audio-Animatronics and all the classic tricks. Guests will board vehicles called Doom Buggies and glide through scary hotel passageways and ghostly images which all make for a truly outstanding ride.
Those who constantly feel the need for speed should also check out the Epcot's Test Track ride, which is essentially a testing facility for vehicles. It covers the basics from handling and braking. But the coolest part is the High Speed Test where the vehicle will travel at speeds of up to 65 miles per hour on a large outside track.
The Space Mountain in the Magic Kingdom is also another favorite. The fun starts even before a person steps into the coaster. This is because guests are given an opportunity to view rocket-shaped cars that glow in the dark as they wind around the track in complete darkness. What makes this attraction so appealing is that visitors go on a really fast and thrilling ride in a room so dark they will not even be able to see the person in front of them. Glow-in-the-dark meteors, stars and asteroids complete this exhilarating ride.
Other must-try Disney World rides include Expedition Everest, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Star Tours, Peter Pan's Flight and Rock 'n Roller Coaster. Keep in mind that these Disney World rides consider safety as an utmost priority. As a result, there are height, weight and health requirements imposed to avoid any untoward situations. Nevertheless, with the countless enjoyable opportunities that abound in this hotspot, an individual will discover that there is always something fun for him or her to do.