Monday, 4 August 2014

Countdown to Disneyland // Ride Hitlist

6,134,400 seconds,
102,240 minutes,
1704 hours,
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!

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Big Thunder Mountain
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!

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Crush’s Coaster
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! :)


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Space Mountain
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! 

Images kindly supplied by Amy (click here to be transported to her awesome blog!)

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 ;)


10 comments:

  1. Ahhh you must be so excited! Big Thunder Mountain is my favourite in Paris - so many happy memories of that ride! Don't forget the rock n roller coaster in Walt Disney studios too! I've never been able to go on the Tower of Terror, not in Paris, California or Florida... I'm too chicken for the drop towers!! Haha! X

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    1. I really, really am!
      Ah I think the Rock n Roller Coaster is a little too big for me haha!
      I'm not too chicken for the drop but the scariness and ghosts...I hope I can find a friend to go on with me because my Mam can't...! ha
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  2. I love Big Thunder Mountain, it's one of my favourites. Space mountain at DLP is my least favourite of the 3 Space Mountains I've been on, it's the best actual ride but I always come off with a headache as your head bangs side to side on the seat so much, don't wear earrings.
    Indiana Jones is one of my DLP faves although I wish the ride was a little longer, I love Tower of Terror although haven't done it at DLP, go on be brave haha!

    Belle x

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    1. I knew I could count on your for Dis-vice :P
      Thanks Belle!
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  3. I've never been to Disneyland California! But my favourite ride of all time is Splash Mountain, simply because Song of the South is one of my favourite Disney films and I love Brer Rabbit <3 I also love Rock n' Rollercoaster :D

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. It's Disneyland Paris I'm going to. I've never been to the states at all...ever.. :(
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  4. I'm so jealous! I've been to Disney World a few times, but I've never made it over to Disneyland. :( I am just going to have to live vicariously through you.

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    1. I'd love to visit the American Parks one day, as well as Toyko Disney of course! But Disneyland Paris will do for now :)
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  5. Big Thunder is my favorite Magic Kingdom ride... it is SOOO much fun and basically the only roller coaster I find "fun" and not terrifying... I do not find screaming at the top of my lungs for fear of dying "fun"... I enjoy screaming because I'm actually enjoying the ride -- which is why I scream when I'm on Big Thunder! :) I haven't been to the Big Thunder ride in Disneyland... it shouldnt be tooooo different than MK's, and if it's not so different then I'm pretty sure you'll love it!! ;)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. lol!! This comment actually made me laugh haha. Yeah I'm not a rollercoaster person, I scream for dear life on waltzers let along big rollercoasters.
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