Frozen Ever After – First Look

Frozen Ever After – First Look

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_77-_Frozen_Ever_After.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.1MB) | EmbedKnow Before You Go Essential Facts The ride is located in Epcot, in the Norway pavilion There is no height requirement Fastpass + is offered, and highly recommended The fright factor is 2 out of 5 Guests must transfer from a wheelchair/ECV Rider Switch is offered The ride is just over 5 minutes long The ride opened on June 21, 2016. Welcome to the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, where you have arrived just in time for “Summer Snow Day.”  Elsa has used her magically frosty fingers to blanket the kingdom in snow, during the middle of summer.  You are invited to float through this wintery wonderland as you celebrate the day Princess Anna saved her sister Queen Elsa with an unselfish act of true love.  “All shall be welcome to a Royal Reception inside the Ice Palace.” The journey begins by walking through Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post.  There are all kinds of fun nods to this part of the Frozen story.  Keep an eye out for “Oaken’s Tokens and Sauna.”  You may see the big guy himself enjoying a little steam on the other side of the glass.  After walking through the indoor village, you will arrive at the docks of Arendelle.  Here, you climb aboard the ancient Norwegian vessel and set sail for a Sing-Along adventure. Along the way, you will encounter Olaf, Sven, Anna, Kristof, Elsa, and more!  The ride presents all the Frozen characters in a level of detail never before seen on a Disney dark ride.  If you have been for a ride aboard the Seven...
Test Track

Test Track

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_76-_Test_Track.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.4MB) | EmbedWelcome to Test Track, your chance to take a car from building a design to burning rubber on the track.  This wonderful ride is full of rich detail from the moment you walk into the giant ride complex, till the last minute you wander through the showroom.  Whether you have small children in your group, thrill seeking young riders, or senior riders looking for a fun time, Test Track has something for everyone.  This combination of interactive queue, dark ride, and high thrills is a ride you don’t want to miss on your next Walt Disney World vacation. Let’s go for a lap on Test Track and get started with our… Know Before You Go Essential Facts The ride is located in Epcot You must be 40” tall to ride Fastpass + is offered The fright factor is 3 out of 5 Guests must transfer from a wheelchair/ECV Language Translation Devices and Video Captioning are available Children under age 7 must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older Single Rider Line and Rider Switch are available The ride is just over 5 minutes long The ride opened on March 17, 1999. In 2012 the ride was closed for a lengthy refurbishment and re-opened on December 6, 2012. Like the ride itself, the history here is full of twists and turns.  Let’s start today by looking in the rear view mirror of Test Track.  October 1, 1982, saw the grand opening of Disney’s newest theme park, Epcot Center.  Among the opening day attractions was a ride called World...
Single Rider Line

Single Rider Line

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_75-_Single_Rider_Line.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (7.9MB) | EmbedExpedition Everest, Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, and Test Track are three of the most thrilling attractions in all of Walt Disney World.  These attractions whisk you through exciting environments at speeds up to 65 mph!  Thrill seekers live for inversions, loops, and 80 foot drops, however, chances are you will be visiting Walt Disney World with someone that isn’t quite ready to face the menacing Yeti, or have Aerosmith music pumping into their ears while racing through the dark.  Or, maybe you have a little one that feels the need for speed, but doesn’t yet measure up to the height requirement. Whatever the scenario, there is a way to satisfy the thrill seeker without sacrificing an hour separated from your group.  Say hello to the Single Rider Line!  This a way for one or several riders in your group to experience these 3 attractions with a shorter wait.  Here is how it works: Step 1: Enter the queue designated Single Rider Line. Step 2: Wave as you pass the poor souls in the standby queue! Step 3: Proceed to the next Cast Member. Step 4: Wait to fill a seat created by an odd number group in the standby queue. The Single Rider Line offers varying degrees of time savings across the 3 attractions. Let’s break down each one.   Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is an amazing indoor roller coaster that sends you screaming past the neon signs of LA.  With a 48” height requirement, it is no surprise that this is the most intense of...
Top 5: Rides to Beat the Heat

Top 5: Rides to Beat the Heat

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_74-_Top_5_Rides_to_Beat_the_Heat.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.4MB) | EmbedYou’ve been saving and planning and saving and planning for months on end.  Your goal is to have the most magical Disney vacation possible.  Finally, the day arrives and you’re beyond excited.  You walk down Main Street U.S.A. full of hope and optimism.   However, by the time you reach Cinderella’s Castle, your clothes are soaked with sweat and your body temperature is quickly rising.  The park is packed and your plan is shot!  What do you do to beat the heat? Well, there are some great rides you can enjoy without long waits, and some rides that give you a cool sanctuary from the outside heat.  Today, I’ve invited Tim Miller to join us so that we can give you two distinct Top 5 lists.   Be sure and listen to the podcast for full details as Tim and I have fun comparing our favorites. Tim’s Top 5 Rides to Beat the Heat 5.  Spaceship Earth Essential Facts: Magic Kingdom, No height requirement, Fastpass+ is available, Guests must transfer to a standard wheelchair and then to ride vehicle, 13 minutes long Located inside the iconic Epcot “ball”, Spaceship Earth lasts a heat-beating 13 minutes in air conditioned bliss.  Time it right and you should have a short wait before enjoying this classic ride.  You won’t find high thrills inside, but you are guaranteed to come back to Earth a lot cooler and more relaxed!  This is a great retreat for the whole family.   4.  Space Mountain Essential Facts: Magic Kingdom, Guests must be 44″ tall to ride, Fastpass+...
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_73-_Wishes_Nighttime_Spectacular.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.6MB) | Embed  Many of us enjoy celebrating the U.S.A. every year by either popping fireworks, or by finding a nearby fireworks show.  Well, Disney has taken that tradition and expanded it over the entire year.  As a result, there are currently 4 shows at Walt Disney World that incorporate fireworks.  While all 4 are great in their own way, only one park gets the backdrop of Cinderella’s Castle.  Today, we are heading down Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom for a show that aspires to make your wishes come true.  Let’s get started with our… Know Before You Go Essential Facts The show is located in the Magic Kingdom Fastpass + NOT offered The fright factor is 2 out of 5, due to the loud sound of the fireworks Guests may remain in a wheelchair/ECV The show is 12 minutes long The show debuted on October 9, 2003     What is your wish?  Do you wish you never had to grow up?  Do you wish to be a part of another world?  Do you wish to be a real boy, or maybe for your prince to come?  Well, no matter what it is, no wish is too extreme at Walt Disney World.  Just like the Magic Kingdom itself, the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is all about inviting you into a world of fantasy.  A fantastic dream world where your wishes can come true. With Cinderella’s Castle serving as the stage, Wishes dances high over the castle spires with beautifully orchestrated pops of color.  Joining the bursts of light is an...

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