First time vacationing to Disney World.?
Me, My girlfriend and her entire family are going to Disney World for a 11 days vacation next month. They go as family every year, but this is my first time.
I would like to know how is it over there, what to expect, exciting things to do. Any ideas for a first time visitor…
things to do..
FYI i am 24 and afraid of heights and roller costers.
Disney World can NOT be accomplised in one day. If so, would your girlfriend and her family who go every year, go for 11 days. Unlikey.
This will give you an overview.
Disney doesn’t have a lot of scary rides. The scariest rides would have to be Space Mt., Big Thunder Mt., Splash Mt., Rockin’ Roller Coaster, and Expedition Everest.
Space Mt. Is an indoor coaster where you sit by yourself in a rocket built for 3 (you sit one in front of the other, and then another rocket is hooked to yours, so 6 people total go at a time). It is completely in the dark, which adds to the fun. Some areas you get a bit of indirect light and can make out some of the track, but not much. If is fun – probably my favorite. There are little drops, but nothing too serious.
When we went, my then 4 year old rode Big Thunder Mt. With no problems. In fact, we rode it serveral times. This is an outdoor roller coaster – no inversions or big drops. It is actually quite fun and you will find yourself laughing rather than screaming. It is so much fun I am smiling as I think about it.
Splash Mountain is more of a water ride than anything. There are a handful of short drops, and obviously that big one, but it is over before you know it. Honestly. Don’t miss out on this ride because it is about the story of Breir Rabbit and it is really neat. (FYI, my 4 year old wouldn’t ride).
Tthere is the Rockin Roller Coaster. This, on the other hand, although fun, was a little intense. It is an indoor coaster, and there are inversions. The “launch” when you first get started is nerve racking. They sit you in your sit and you nervously wait to go – then are launched 0-to-60 in 2.8 seconds. This ride is very loud and very fast. I had some very slight issues with it because I get motion sickness.
Last, but not least, is Expedition Everest. Fun. There is a bigger drop here than I expected (after riding Space and Thunder Mts., at least) but it was still fun. At one point, the ride comes to a stop and you begin to “slide” backward into a cave. I thought this part was a bit disorienting (once again, motion sickness) but tolerable. The Yeti is amazing!
Oh, you should poke around www.allearsnet.com for more information, and you go www.youtube.com and look up the rides. There are a ton of video clips that people have taken of the rides that might help you decide if you can handle them or not.
And, btw, everything is exciting at Disney. Especially if you are there with someone you love and they also love Disney. Have a wonderful trip!
Personalized Disney World vacation shirts?
I’m looking for a site where I can order 8 personalized vacation shirts for our December 2011 trip. Something with the Disney characters, name, date, etc…
Well disney world USED TO sell grand gathering t-shirts which you could buy if you had 8 or more people in your party. The shirts had all four park icons (cinderella’s castle, spaceship earth, mickey’s soucerer hat, and the tree of life) along with TONS of disney characters from the classics like mickey, minnie, goofy, pluto, and donald. To rarer characters like figment from the journey into imagination ride, mr. Toad from mr. Toad’s wild ride, and brer rabbit from splash mountain.
And on the back you could write that it was a grand gathering and your last name and the year.
My family got ours in 2009 and we were going to get them for 2010 but the cast member we talked to said they were discontinued.
You can create personalized t-shirts on the disney store website but they are more generalized and will not be disney world specific (won’t say walt disney world resort) and i’m unsure if you can put names, dates, etc… On them or not.
Here’s a link directly to the personalized t-shirts page:
Disney World June 2010 Vacation?
I will be at Disney Word for 6 days (nights) June 11- June 16. I know theres 3 shows. What nights should I go see a specific show? For every show do they show something different each night?
June 11 –
You are correct, there are three nighttime spectaculars (shows) at Walt Disney World. The first is Wishes, this happens every night at the Magic Kingdom, usually around 9 pm. It is a fireworks show that uses Cinderella’s Castle as the backdrop. The best place to see this is towards the end of Main Street, where the shops end and the street opens up to a wide view. Do not stand too close to the castle or your view will be blocked.
The second show is Illuminations at EPCOT, and it is also performed every night at closing. This is my personal favorite nighttime show at Disney. It is located in World Showcase Lagoon (the lake in EPCOT), and you can see it from any of the countries within World Showcase.
Last, but not least is Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney recently cut back on this show, so it is only performed a few days a week. Check the schedule when you arrive to make sure you get to see it. It is presented in its own outdoor theater, near the entrance to Tower of Terror. Make sure you arrive to this show early, as it does fill very quickly.
All of the shows are the same each night, so it doesn’t really matter which night you see them. Just make a plan of which park you want to visit for the day, and then end the night with watching the fireworks at that park. They are all wonderful shows so make sure not to miss any of them! I would also suggest watching the Spectromagic parade at the Magic Kingdom before you see Wishes, its great!
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