Walt Disney World Orlando

Mickey Mouse. Tinker Bell. Cinderella. What would childhood be like without the magic of Disney? When kids and adults want to go to the theme park, they're heading to Disney. Here you're walking amid people from around the world and meeting characters like Snow White and Donald Duck while rides whirl nonstop and the irrepressible "it's a small world" tune and lyrics run through your head. You can't help but believe dreams really do come true here.

The Magic Kingdom is the heart and soul of the Walt Disney World empire. It was the first Disney outpost in Florida when it opened in 1971, and it's the park that launched Disney's presence in France, Japan, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. For a landmark that wields such worldwide influence, the 142-acre Magic Kingdom may seem small—indeed, Epcot is more than double the size of the Magic Kingdom, and Animal Kingdom is almost triple the size when including the park's expansive animal habitats. But looks can be deceiving. Packed into six different "lands" are nearly 50 major crowd-pleasers, and that's not counting all the ancillary attractions: shops, eateries, live entertainment, character meet-and-greet spots, fireworks shows, and parades.

Nowhere but at Epcot can you explore and experience the native food, entertainment, culture, and arts and crafts of countries in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and the Americas. What's more, employees at the World Showcase pavilions actually hail from the countries the pavilions represent.

Epcot, originally the "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow," was the inspiration for Walt Disney World. Walt envisioned a future in which nations coexisted in peace and harmony, reaping the miraculous harvest of technological achievement. The Epcot of today is both more and less than his original dream. Less, because the World Showcase presents views of its countries that are, as an Epcot guide once put it, "as Americans perceive them"—highly idealized. But this is a minor quibble in the face of the major achievement: Epcot is that rare paradox—a successful educational theme park that excels at entertainment, too.

Disney's Hollywood Studios was designed to be a trip back to Tinseltown's golden age, but the park is now looking to the future, and the focus has shifted to spaceships and Star Wars.

The result is a theme park that blends movie nostalgia with breathtaking rides and Star Wars themes. The park's old-time Hollywood atmosphere begins with a rosy-hued view of the moviemaking business of the 1930s and ’40s, amid sleek art-moderne buildings in pastel colors, funky diners, and kitschy decorations. Toy Story Land, expected in summer 2018, is where familiar childhood toys come to life. And, behind the construction fences, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars dreams are becoming reality.

Thanks to a rich library of film scores, the park is permeated with music, all familiar, all evoking the magic of the movies, including Star Wars, and all constantly streaming from the camouflaged loudspeakers at a volume just right for humming along.

Disney's Animal Kingdom explores the stories of all animals—real, imaginary, and extinct. Enter through the Oasis, where you hear exotic background music and find yourself surrounded by gentle waterfalls and gardens alive with exotic birds, reptiles, and mammals.

At 403 acres and several times the size of the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom is the largest in area of all Disney theme parks. Animal habitats take up much of that acreage. Creatures here thrive in careful re-creations of landscapes from Asia and Africa. Throughout the park, you'll also learn about conservation in a low-key way.

Amid all the nature are thrill rides, a 3-D show (housed in the "root system" of the iconic Tree of Life), two first-rate musicals, and character meet and greets. Cast members are as likely to hail from Kenya or South Africa as they are from Kentucky or South Carolina. It's all part of the charm. Pandora—The World of Avatar, based on the movie Avatar, opened in 2017, a fitting addition, since the film’s theme of living in harmony with nature reflects the park’s eco-philosophy.

Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are two of the world's best water parks. What sets them apart? It's the same thing that differentiates all Disney parks—the detailed themes. Whether you're cast away on a balmy island at Typhoon Lagoon or washed up on a ski-resort-turned-seaside-playground at Blizzard Beach, the landscaping and clever architecture will add to the fun of flume and raft rides, wave pools, and splash areas. Another plus: the vegetation has matured enough to create shade. The Disney water parks give you that lost-in-paradise feeling on top of all those high-speed, wedgie-inducing waterslides. They're so popular that crowds often reach overflow capacity in summer. If you're going to Disney for four days or more between April and October, add the Water Park Fun & More option to your Magic Your Way ticket.

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  • 1. Avatar Flight of Passage

    Animal Kingdom

    This stunning thrill ride puts you atop a dragonlike mountain banshee for the ride of your life. After a trek deep into the jungles of...

    This stunning thrill ride puts you atop a dragonlike mountain banshee for the ride of your life. After a trek deep into the jungles of Pandora, you enter a room where scientists pair banshees with visitors. On instruction, you board a vehicle resembling a motorcycle that faces a blank wall. After hopping on, you don special 3-D goggles, the action begins, and you are one with your banshee. You feel it come to life beneath you, as Pandora comes to life before your eyes. The banshee's wing muscles pump as you hurtle down cliff faces and soar above the floating islands familiar from the film. The visuals are breathtaking, with dense jungles, seascapes, vast waterfalls, and alien plant life passing rapidly before your eyes. Even more astonishing, however, are the subtle smells and temperature changes that accompany different landscapes, immersing you totally in the experience. For guests with disabilities: Guests must transfer to a standard wheelchair and then on to ride vehicle.  Individual Lightning Lane Pass is best used here, especially during summer and holiday times.

    Pandora–The World of Avatar, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 4½ mins. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: All but young kids. Height Requirement: 44 inches
  • 2. Crush 'n' Gusher

    Typhoon Lagoon

    If flume rides, storm slides, and tube races aren't wild enough for you, get ready to defy gravity on Disney's multipassenger water coaster. Designed to...

    If flume rides, storm slides, and tube races aren't wild enough for you, get ready to defy gravity on Disney's multipassenger water coaster. Designed to propel you uphill and down along flumes, caverns, and spillways, this ride should satisfy the most enthusiastic daredevil. Keeping with park lore, Crush ’n’ Gusher flows through what appears to be a rusted-out tropical fruit factory, weaving in and out of the wreckage and debris that once transported fruit through the plant's wash facilities. Three "fruit chutes" are aptly named Banana Blaster, Coconut Crusher, and Pineapple Plunger—one of which is designed for solo riders. Guests shouldn't ride if they are pregnant or have heart, back, or neck problems. For people with disabilities: An elevator takes guests using wheelchairs to the loading area; there's a short distance between this area and the ride.  Ride first thing in the morning before lines get too long. And don't forget to say cheese for the cameras!

    Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 1 min. Crowds: Moderate to heavy. Audience: Not small kids. Height requirement: 48 inches
  • 3. Downhill Double Dipper

    Blizzard Beach

    If you're on your way to Snow Stormers or Toboggan Racers on the purple slopes, you might notice this cool-looking slide on the left. It's...

    If you're on your way to Snow Stormers or Toboggan Racers on the purple slopes, you might notice this cool-looking slide on the left. It's well worth the stop, as you're timed from blastoff to finish line! Competition can get heated as kids (48 inches or taller) vie for the glory of fastest speed slider, but even the least competitive will enjoy tearing down Mt. Gushmore in their racing tubes. Expectant mothers shouldn't ride, nor should guests with heart conditions or neck or back problems. For people with disabilities: Guests using wheelchairs must transfer to the tube-launch site.  Ride early; this popular purple-slope attraction gets crowded after lunch.

    Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: Under 10 secs. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: Not young kids. Height requirement: 48 inches
  • 4. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

    EPCOT

    The peace-loving planet Xandar, from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, has opened as the first other-world exhibit at EPCOT. However, Rocket and his pals...

    The peace-loving planet Xandar, from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, has opened as the first other-world exhibit at EPCOT. However, Rocket and his pals find the presentation “boring,” so that’s when you’re off on a totally new (in summer 2022) adventure created especially for EPCOT. This attraction, which uses Audio-Animatronics and screens to tell the story, features the first reverse launch of any Disney ride. Like the movies, the direction for it was done by James Gunn. Expect it to have a height requirement of between 40 and 44 inches. There are no flips, and the harnesses are lap only, with guests sitting two-by-two, which can make nervous kids feel more relaxed. For people with disabilities: check with Guest Relations about boarding requirements.   Expect massive crowds, which might mean that this attraction will become one of EPCOT's few that offer individual Lightning Lanes.

    World Discovery, Walt Disney World, Florida, USA
  • 5. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run

    Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Star Wars fans will love being able to actually pilot the Millennium Falcon on a supply run. Hondo Ohnaka, who fans will recognize from Star...

    Star Wars fans will love being able to actually pilot the Millennium Falcon on a supply run. Hondo Ohnaka, who fans will recognize from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has hired you to fetch "precious cargo" that will bring him big profits and help the Resistance by providing much-needed supplies. Chewie has offered use of the Millennium Falcon, but it will take a team of six to complete the mission. Groups are split into two pilots, who drive the Falcon; two gunners, who defend the Falcon; and two engineers, who rope in the cargo. The effects, first with the Audio-Animatronic Hondo Ohnaka and then with walking through the ship itself, are incredible. Be sure to take a picture at the legendary Dejarik (chess) table. Once onboard, your crew must work together to retrieve the cargo and bring the Millennium Falcon back with minimal damage. At the end of your mission, Hondo tallies up how you did, minus repairs to the Falcon and his profit, of course. Most guests want to ride again to improve their score! For people with disabilities: Guests need to transfer to a standard wheelchair and then into the ride vehicle. Those wanting to be gunners or engineers can directly transfer; pilots will need to use a transfer wheelchair but will find the ride more secure once they are in place. Note that the many ramps throughout the line can be tough on standard-wheelchair users.  Visit this attraction first upon entering, and then plan to wait to ride again.

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 4½ mins. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: All ages
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  • 6. Mission: SPACE

    EPCOT

    It took five years for Disney Imagineers, with the help of 25 experts from NASA, to design Mission: SPACE, the first ride ever to take...

    It took five years for Disney Imagineers, with the help of 25 experts from NASA, to design Mission: SPACE, the first ride ever to take people "straight up" in a simulated rocket launch. The story transports you and co-riders to the year 2036 and the International Space Training Center, where you are about to embark on your first launch. Before you board the four-person rocket capsule, you're assigned to a position: commander, navigator, pilot, or engineer. And at this point, you're warned several times about the intensity of the ride and the risks for people with health concerns. After many guests became sick after riding, Disney created an "orange" and a "green" mission. The Orange mission heads to Mars and has a height requirement of 44 inches. A spinning motion creates the feeling of a rocket launch and weightlessness (the effect is also cumulative, so stick with one go-round unless you have a particularly hardy constitution). The Green mission on Earth, with a height requirement of 40 inches, is still plenty bumpy, but doesn't use spinning to create special effects. Pregnant women and anyone with heart, back, neck, balance, blood-pressure, or motion-sickness problems shouldn't ride either version. For those who can handle the intense spinning, the sensation of liftoff is a turbulent, heart-pounding experience that flattens you against your seat. Once you break into outer space, you'll even feel weightless. After landing, you exit your capsule into the Advanced Training Lab, where you can play some very entertaining space-related games. For people with disabilities: This ride requires a transfer from wheelchair to seat. Service animals aren't permitted to board. Video-captioning devices can be used on the ride; assisted-listening devices can be used in the postshow Training Lab.  Both lines move swiftly, and people rarely ride this more than once, so if you see long wait times, give it an hour and try again. Don't ride on a full stomach.

    World Discovery, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 4 mins. Crowds: You bet! Audience: Not small kids. Height requirement: 40 inches
  • 7. Na'vi River Journey

    Animal Kingdom

    To enter this gentle river ride, you must first wander through the inventive landscape of Pandora, designed by Disney Imagineers to include many tropical and...

    To enter this gentle river ride, you must first wander through the inventive landscape of Pandora, designed by Disney Imagineers to include many tropical and subtropical plants found in Florida, as well as creatively imagined alien plants, many of which light up at night. After entering the cavern and boarding a reed raft, you drift slowly past a bioluminescent rain forest with an even more diverse range of flora and fauna. The object of your quest is to find the Na’vi Shaman of Songs, the life force of Pandora, but you'll be so caught up in the stunning details of the landscape that you'll be surprised when the Audio-Animatronic Shaman shows up. For guests with disabilities: Guests must transfer from a wheelchair or ECV.

    Pandora–The World of Avatar, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 4½ mins. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: Young kids, adults, fans of Avatar
  • 8. Slinky Dog Dash

    Disney's Hollywood Studios

    The centerpiece of Toy Story Land is meant to be a roller coaster built by Andy using his Mega Coaster Play Kit. The bright-red track...

    The centerpiece of Toy Story Land is meant to be a roller coaster built by Andy using his Mega Coaster Play Kit. The bright-red track surrounds a primary-color building-block city with towers featuring Toy Story icons such as Cowgirl Jessie and Rex the dinosaur. The coaster vehicles are Slinky Dogs, whose slinky springs surround the cars. Watch this ride a couple of times before boarding: it is faster than it looks! Kids who do well on Goofy's Barnstormer at the Magic Kingdom will love this longer coaster. For people with disabilities: You must transfer from a wheelchair to ride.  The line for this attraction gets surprisingly long; if you aren't heading straight to Galaxy's Edge, come here first.

    Toy Story Land, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 2 mins. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: All ages
  • 9. Slush Gusher

    Blizzard Beach

    This speed slide drops through a snow-banked mountain gully on a fast, hilly, green-slopes descent to the base of Mt. Gushmore. It isn't quite as...

    This speed slide drops through a snow-banked mountain gully on a fast, hilly, green-slopes descent to the base of Mt. Gushmore. It isn't quite as intimidating as neighboring Summit Plummet, but it's a real thriller nonetheless. For guests who are pregnant or who have heart, back, or neck problems, this ride is not recommended. For people with disabilities: Guests using wheelchairs must transfer to the slide.  The earlier you ride, the better: on crowded days waits can last up to 90 minutes.

    Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 15 secs. Crowds: You bet! Audience: Not young kids. Height requirement: 48 inches
  • 10. Soarin' Around the World

    EPCOT

    If you've ever wondered what it's like to fly, or at least hang glide, this attraction is your chance to enjoy the sensation without actually...

    If you've ever wondered what it's like to fly, or at least hang glide, this attraction is your chance to enjoy the sensation without actually taking the plunge. It uses motion-based technology to literally lift you in your seat 40 feet into the air within a giant projection-screen dome. As you soar above the wonders of the world—from the sharp peaks of the Alps and the Great Wall of China to Sydney Harbor in Australia and the spires of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria—you feel the wind and dodge the spray of leaping whales. The flight is so mild (and the view so thrilling) that even very timid children love it. For people with disabilities: Those with mobility impairments must transfer from their wheelchairs to the ride system. Equipped for video-captioning devices. Service animals aren't permitted on the ride.  Long lines mean this should be one of your first stops upon entering the park, or you can wait until just before fireworks to try for a shorter line.

    World Nature, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 5 mins. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: All ages. Height requirement: 40 inches
  • 11. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

    Disney's Hollywood Studios

    The crowning jewel of Galaxy's Edge is more of an experience than a ride. You, along with other residents of Batuu, are led to a...

    The crowning jewel of Galaxy's Edge is more of an experience than a ride. You, along with other residents of Batuu, are led to a briefing room to join Rey and the rest of the Resistance off-planet. A holographic transmission, just like in the movies, appears before your group to explain that you'll be led by Lieutenant Bek to a rendezvous point with General Leia Organa. You'll then board a transport, walking outside past Poe Dameron's X-wing, all the while being rushed along by Resistance fighters. Aboard the transport, similar to a subway car, Lieutenant Bek flies you to outer space while Poe provides cover. But—surprise—the First Order is waiting for you! General Hux catches you in the tractor beam and pulls you into the hanger bay of his Star Destroyer. Upon exiting, you'll be inside the hangar bay, with First Order officers barking commands while you file past impressive rows of stormtroopers. You're broken into groups and placed in containment cells, where first General Hux and then Kylo Ren show up to convince you to turn over the location of the rebel base you were heading to. When he's called away, you're rescued by the Resistance, led by Finn, and placed onto First Order Fleet Transports, each piloted by a reprogrammed droid. Kylo Ren isn't going to give up easily, though, and you're chased throughout the Star Destroyer, passing under AT-AT walkers, past turbo-laser cannons, and coming face to face with Kylo. Don't worry, you'll end up safely back on Batuu, but be prepared for a truly thrilling adventure. This multipart experience is so popular that, within 30 minutes of the park opening, the lines swell enough so that there's a two-hour wait. If you are going to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane Pass for only one attraction, make it this one; to do so, be on the My Disney Experience app at exactly 7 am. Also note that though the ride itself is 18 minutes, the entire experience can be longer. In addition, many of the effects can be jarring, and cast members acting as the First Order can be intense, so reassure younger riders that you're on a make-believe mission. For people with disabilities: Guests in an ECV or wheelchair must be able to transfer.  Purchase the individual Lightning Lane Pass, or be prepared to wait in galactically long lines.

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 18 mins. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: All ages. Height requirement: 40 inches
  • 12. Storm Slides

    Typhoon Lagoon

    Each of these three body slides is about 300 feet long and snakes in and out of rock formations, through caves and tunnels, and under...

    Each of these three body slides is about 300 feet long and snakes in and out of rock formations, through caves and tunnels, and under waterfalls, but each has a slightly different view and offers a twist. The one in the middle has the longest tunnel; the others feature secrets you'll have to discover for yourself. Brace for splashdown on all three slides! Maximum speed is about 20 mph, and the trip takes about 30 seconds. These slides are not appropriate for guests who are pregnant or who have heart, back, or neck problems.  Try each of the three slides for different twists.

    Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 30 secs. Crowds: Moderate to heavy. Audience: Not young kids
  • 13. Summit Plummet

    Blizzard Beach

    This is Mt. Gushmore's big gun, one of the world's tallest, fastest, free-fall speed slides. From Summit Plummet's "ski jump" tower at the very top...

    This is Mt. Gushmore's big gun, one of the world's tallest, fastest, free-fall speed slides. From Summit Plummet's "ski jump" tower at the very top of the green slopes, it's a wild, 55-mph, 12-story plunge straight down and then into a tunnel before a white-water splash landing at the end of the 360-foot-long run. It looks almost like a straight vertical drop, and you can't help but feel like a movie stunt double as you take the plunge. If you're watching from the beach below, you can't hear the yells of the participants, but you can bet many of them are screaming their heads off. If you have heart, neck, or back problems or are pregnant, avoid this attraction—one of the most intense in all of Disney. For people with disabilities: This attraction requires walking up two flights of stairs and is not suited to those with mobility issues.   Make this your first stop early in the day. Summer afternoon waits can be up to two hours.

    Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 10 crazy secs. Crowds: Absolutely. Audience: Not young kids. Height requirement: 48 inches
  • 14. Test Track

    EPCOT

    The white-knuckle finale of this fan favorite is as thrilling as ever. Create a custom concept vehicle at an interactive design station, and then buckle...

    The white-knuckle finale of this fan favorite is as thrilling as ever. Create a custom concept vehicle at an interactive design station, and then buckle up in a six-person SimCar to put the design through its paces in a neon-splashed, futuristic setting that surrounds the attraction's original hills and mountain switchbacks. Everyone can create their own designs and see how they compare to everyone else's—first in their car and then at the end of the ride. The High-Speed Test is last: your vehicle bursts through an opening in the Test Track building to negotiate a steeply banked loop at a speed of nearly 60 mph. At the special effects–laden postshow, you can see how your custom car performed and create your own car commercial. The speeds and some jarring effects can be unsettling, so this ride isn't suitable for pregnant women or guests wearing back, neck, or leg braces. For people with disabilities: Visitors in wheelchairs are provided a special area in which to practice transferring into the ride vehicle before actually boarding. One TV monitor in the preshow area is closed-captioned. Service animals aren't permitted onboard.   This ride won't function on wet tracks, so don't head here after a downpour. Also note that the Single Rider queue has been eliminated here.

    World Discovery, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 5 mins. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: Not small kids. Height requirement: 40 inches
  • 15. Tike's Peak

    Blizzard Beach

    Disney never leaves the little ones out of the fun, and this junior-size version of Blizzard Beach, set slightly apart from the rest of the...

    Disney never leaves the little ones out of the fun, and this junior-size version of Blizzard Beach, set slightly apart from the rest of the park, has scaled-down elements of Mt. Gushmore, with sand, slides (including one with tubes), faux snow drifts, and igloolike tunnels. Parents can find sun or shade beneath lean-tos. Lifeguards are on hand. For people with disabilities: Guests using water-appropriate wheelchairs can enjoy the wading areas.  Stake out lounge chairs early, especially for a shady spot. If your tykes don't swim well, get them fitted with a free life vest, and pull your chair up to the water's edge.

    Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: Up to you. Crowds: Vary by season. Audience: Small kids. Height requirement: Children must be shorter than 48 inches and accompanied by adults
  • 16. Toy Story Mania!

    Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Great toys like Mr. Potato Head, Woody, and Buzz Lightyear from Disney's hit film franchise Toy Story never lose their relevance. The action here involves these...

    Great toys like Mr. Potato Head, Woody, and Buzz Lightyear from Disney's hit film franchise Toy Story never lose their relevance. The action here involves these beloved characters and takes place inside the toy box of Andy, the boy whose toys come to life when he's not around. Step right up and grab a pair of 3-D glasses before boarding your jazzed-up carnival tram. Soon you're whirling onto the midway where you can use your spring-action shooter to launch darts at balloons, toss rings at aliens, and splatter eggs at barnyard targets. You'll rack up points for targets hit and see your tally at ride's end. Try using a rat-a-tat shooting approach to increase your score. Don't let Rex's fear of failure slow you down—shoot for the stars, and earn a salute from the Green Army Men. For people with disabilities: Guests using ECVs must transfer to a standard wheelchair. Equipped for video-captioning and audio-description devices. Check with a host about boarding with a service animal.  It's so addictive that you might want to ride first thing and then return later in the day.

    Toy Story Land, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 7 mins. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: All ages
  • 17. Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

    Typhoon Lagoon

    The heart of the park is this 2½-acre swimming area with almost 3 million gallons of clear, chlorinated water. It's scalloped by coves, bays, and...

    The heart of the park is this 2½-acre swimming area with almost 3 million gallons of clear, chlorinated water. It's scalloped by coves, bays, and inlets, all edged with beaches of white sand—that's spread over a base of white concrete, as bodysurfers discover when they try to slide onto the shore. Ouch! The waves are the draw. Twelve huge water-collection chambers hidden in Mount Mayday dump their load into trapdoors with a resounding whoosh to create 6-foot waves large enough for Typhoon Lagoon to host amateur and professional surfing championships. A piercing double hoot from Miss Tilly (the boat that legend says was deposited on Mount Mayday's highest peak during a storm) signals the start and finish of the wave action. Ninety-minute periods generating bigger waves every 90 seconds are punctuated by 30-minute sessions of placid bobbing waves. Even during the big-wave periods, however, the waters in Blustery Bay and Whitecap Cove are protected. On certain days, skilled surfers and novices alike can enter the park before it opens for private sessions ( 407/939–7529 for reservations). Instruction and a soft-sided surfboard are included in the $199 cost, and the experience (ages 8 and older) lasts 2½–3 hours. For people with disabilities: Accessible for people using water-appropriate wheelchairs.  See the chalkboard at beach's edge for the day's wave schedule.

    Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: Up to you. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: All ages
  • 18. Alien Swirling Saucers

    Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Based on the toys Andy got from the Pizza Planet claw machine in the first Toy Story movie, this ride puts you on a rocket...

    Based on the toys Andy got from the Pizza Planet claw machine in the first Toy Story movie, this ride puts you on a rocket being driven by aliens in flying saucers, who are trying to have their rocket chosen by The Claw. Rather than just spinning, the cars swirl about in figure-eight formations, sending passengers back and forth within the car. Kids love the unexpected twist, making this a must-do for kids as young as 4. For people with disabilities: You must transfer from a wheelchair to ride.

    Toy Story Land, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 2 mins. Crowds: Moderate. Audience: All ages
  • 19. Awesome Planet

    EPCOT

    This 11-minute film focuses on how we can work together to keep our awesome planet liveable in the future. The entire film is a real-estate...

    This 11-minute film focuses on how we can work together to keep our awesome planet liveable in the future. The entire film is a real-estate pitch about how lucky we are to live on our planet, narrated by the ultimate real estate agent, Ty Burrell. For the first half, you're shown how Earth came to take form and the different biomes around the globe. The second half talks about how we are facing unprecedented changes to our planet and what can be done about it. There is breathtaking imagery from around the globe mixed in with this worthwhile message.

    World Nature, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: 11 mins. Crowds: Light. Audience: All ages
  • 20. Bay Slides

    Typhoon Lagoon

    Kids scramble up several steps tucked between faux-rock formations, where a lifeguard sits to supervise their slide into Blustery Bay. The incline is small, but...

    Kids scramble up several steps tucked between faux-rock formations, where a lifeguard sits to supervise their slide into Blustery Bay. The incline is small, but the thrill is great for young kids, who whoosh into the bay (sometimes into the arms of waiting parents). These two scaled-down versions of the Storm Slides are geared to kids shorter than 60 inches.  Kids really burn up energy going up the steps and down the slides repeatedly. Parents should be prepared for their wanting to ride over and over again.

    Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

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    Rate Includes: Duration: Up to you. Crowds: Light to moderate. Audience: Small kids

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