Walt Disney World is filled with great things. It maintains its glory by generating new attractions very often. It is filled with a variety of magical things - some not as obvious as others. I hope this unofficial guide to Walt Disney World will not only state the best attractions, in my opinion, but also give tips and secrets on what to do. You can either look at my favorite attractions and ratings in detail by going to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM Studios, and Animal Kingdom links, or you can go directly to my Don't Miss List for a list of my favorite attractions. If you are traveling to Walt Disney World soon, then have a nice trip... I hope this guide will be helpful!!
Disneyland's 50th Anniversary -- The Happiest Celebration on Earth!!
This huge celebration began on May 5th, 2005 and will include the opening of many attractions in Disney parks all around the world! To kick off this big event, Disney is taking attractions and shows from around the world and reopening them up in different Disney parks. In Walt Disney World, Soarin' Over California opened in the Land pavilion in Epcot (see more info below.) It was originally in Disneyland in California. Also, Cinderellabration is a new stage show presented daily on the Castle Forecourt Stage in the Magic Kingdom. Finally, Lights! Motors! Action! opened up in the Streets of America in MGM Studios. This high-action stunt show, originally in Disneyland Paris, involves cars, fires, and many other great effects!
For more information on The Happiest Celebration on Earth, visit the Walt Disney World official website. (http://www.disneyworld.com)
What's New in Walt Disney World?
This attraction taken from Disney's California Adventure, and now also featured in the Land pavilion at Epcot, takes you on a breathtaking journey over California's greatest scenery. Suspended in a hang-glider, guests rise 40 feet off of the ground and watch a high definition film that takes you over California's greatest landmarks on a large IMAX screen. You can even smell the oranges when you pass over the orange groves and the salty sea when you pass over it! This is a definite must-see!
Lights! Motors! Action!
This high action stunt show taken from the Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris is now also currently featured in the back of the Disney MGM Studios. This show will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat while you watch an action film being filmed right before your eyes! You will see cars chasing each other, cars jumping ramps, cars nearly missing, jetskis speeding, motorcycles roaring, and even people getting caught on fire! This is a definite must-see!
Recently, Walt Disney World replaced its old fireworks show, "Fantasy in the Sky", and created a new one that exceeds it tremendously - "Wishes". It is the largest fireworks display ever at the Magic Kingdom. This show is approximately 12 minutes long, it contains 557 fireworks firing cues, and there are approximately 655 individual pieces of pyrotechnics. It is almost 5 minutes longer than "Fantasy in the Sky" and much bigger. "Wishes" is now currently playing in the Magic Kingdom. You won't want to miss it!!
Some of the music used in "Wishes" includes classical favorites such as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," "Pinnochio," "Fantasia," Cinderella," "Peter Pan," "Sleeping Beauty," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," and "Hercules."