Disney World from a bird’s eye view
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We all know Disney World is the happiest place on Earth. A talking mouse? Princesses? Rides for all ages? What could be better? I consider myself quite the Disney expert, and have tested out almost every attraction. So, to ensure that you have the best time while visiting Disney World, I have compiled a list of my top eight attractions. Be sure to hit them all up on your next vacation!
It’s A Small World (located in Magic Kingdom): Since neither me nor my mother are extreme ride people, we tend to get off the boat and jump right back in line. Child- sized dolls are dressed to look like people from the country they are representing. They also sing and dance to traditional songs from that country. It is a ride for all ages!
Kilimanjaro Safari (located in Animal Kingdom): This safari ride through Africa is my favorite thing in Animal Kingdom. It really feels as though you are in the heart of Africa, watching the animals in their natural habitat. The last time I was there, I went twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I noticed that in the morning they were much more active, so go then if you can!
Tree of Life (located in Animal Kingdom): This attraction too is located in Animal Kingdom. The characters from “A Bug’s Life” narrate the show, showing us what goes on during the life of a bug. The special effects are really cool; for example, air is blown from your seat to make it feel as if bugs are crawling under you, you get sprayed with water at various points- and it’s all in 3D!
Visiting The Little Mermaid (located in Magic Kingdom): If you read my last article, you know Ariel is my favorite Disney Princess, so visiting her is a no brainer. I have not been to the recently updated Ariel’s Grotto, so it is number one on my list of things to do upon arriving at the park.
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular (located in Magic Kingdom): This is more than a fireworks display: it’s a magical, Disney display. Definitely stay for the show if you are not too tired, it is something worth staying up for.
The World Showcase (located in Epcot): This is something good to do in-between all of the crazy rides. In The World Showcase, you walk around to the different countries, all of which host different events. Some have restaurants, shopping, and one or two even have rides.
Cinderella’s Castle (located in Magic Kingdom): You can’t miss Cinderella’s Castle- you walk through it to get into the park! If looking for a spot to announce to Facebook, Instagram, etc., that you have arrived at Disney, this is the place to do it! Sometimes, if you’re lucky, Cinderella herself may even grace you with her presence.
Magic of Disney Animation (Disney Hollywood Studios): When I was a kid, I thought this was the coolest thing ever! A professional animator goes step by step on how to draw a specific Disney character (when I went, it was Mickey Mouse), and you get to take the drawing home with you!
I hope this has been helpful!
Ashley Cantasano is a second-year student majoring in marketing. She can be reached at [email protected]