71 days,10 weeks (rounded down)
Wow, I haven't done a 'Countdown to Disneyland' since the first one back in April! Whoops! It wasn't intentional, just I left in my drafts unfinished while other posts jumped the queue.
Well now it's here and the time has shot passed leaving only 2 and a half months until my 24th Birthday and more importantly the trip back to the homeland! For this post, I've compiled a list of rides that I must go on this year and I'll tell you why!
Obviously another icon ride at DLP and the main ride I've always wanted to go on, I was too small to ride in the 90s and last visit was in the company of someone with a fear of heights who didn't want to go on. I love the mine train theme, have watched the laughing faces having fun from the Mark Twain river boat and adore the style of Frontierland on a whole so I know I'll love this little roller coaster when I get to finally have a go!
Situated by the Toon Studio in the Walt Disney Studios Park, Crush's Coaster is indeed another roller coaster...however it is predominantly enclosed and features dark ride special effects that alongside the super cool host of Crush from Finding Nemo, seals the deal in making this where I'm making a b-line for once we get to the WDS park! :)
Alongside Big Thunder Mountain, this is the only other ride in the Disneyland Park that I haven't been on. Opening in 1995 this attraction was there the year I visited for my 6th birthday in 1996. I'd just walked past it as a child and then again on my 2nd visit in 2010 and never really paid it attention. It seems the focal point in Discoverland and having never been on any roller coaster in my life I think it needs to be ticked off the list!
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Studio Tram Tour: Behind the MagicI was so annoyed on my 2010 trip to realize this was closed for maintenance!!! It's the type of ride you, or maybe it's just me, imagine being in the states and I never knew it existed in DLP. It's something fun that isn't strenuous and if it's as enjoyable as the Stunt Car show I'm sure I'll love it.
Other rides that are on my must ride list include -
The Toy story Mission Parachute. New in 2010 it was apparently open 3 months prior to my last visit...but I'm pretty sure I never saw it making me seem even more oblivious to my surroundings than usual. It seems a really cool concept and although I'll have to go it alone I'm sure it'll be a laugh.
Ratatouille. This ride is a motion-based trackless 3D dark ride, so in other words a simulator. Only having opened on the 10th of last month I can see it being a super busy, giant queue type ride and although I'm not the biggest fan of the movie the style of ride is really appealing to me.
The Tower of Terror. After watching a video of the full ride on YouTube I've now had second thoughts on this one haha. I love the film! It's a classic. But the things that happen during the beginning of the ride (not to spoil it) before the drop may be a little too frightening for scaredy little me on my own.
What is you favorite ride from the Disney Parks? Have you ridden all of the above? Which would you recommend?? Please let me know in the comments below! I love to hear from you guys especially when discussing Disney ;)