I’ve said it before and I will say it again – Disney is not just for children! As an adult, I have so much fun every time I visit Disney. Of course, I cannot wait to take my future children there and share the magic with them as well, but until then, I am more than happy to let my inner child take over and have a blast.
With adult Disney vacations in mind, I decided to put a together a series of posts to share what I believe are the top 5 adult attractions at each Walt Disney World park. First up – my home away from home – The Magic Kingdom.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: Don’t let the imagery of Snow White fool you! This attraction is packed with thrills. Hop into a mine car and travel through the Enchanted Forest as you make your way to the rocky tunnel of a very old mountain. Hair pins turns, steep hills, and a rickety old mine car are sure to impress even the Grumpy of your group. Guests must be at least 38 inches in order to ride.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: This is another great attraction for coaster enthusiasts. “Dash in and out of desert caverns and rumble through a haunted mine aboard a speeding train.” Personally, I think this ride is even better at night because you can see Frontierland aglow as you plummet down the track. Guests must be at least 40 inches in order to ride.
The Haunted Mansion: Ahh, do you smell the nostalgia? When I first rode this attraction as a child I was absolutely terrified. I cried. Now as an adult, this is a must-do during every visit! I pretty much know the spiel of the Ghost Host by heart and I can’t help but point out the famous Hidden Mickey in the dining room every single time. Sit back in your Doom Buggy and enjoy the 999 Happy Haunts who reside at the Haunted Mansion.
Carousel of Progress: Not a thrill ride by any stretch of the imagination (unless the thought of a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow gets your heart pumping), but as a adult I can appreciate and truly enjoy the cheese and history of this attraction. And let’s be honest, we are all singing the song by the time we hit the turn of the century.
Space Mountain: My personal favorite ride and a Disney World classic – of course Space Mountain had to make the list. As a child I wanted to be an astronaut and Space Mountain lets me live out my childhood dream just a little bit. Board your rocket and whip through the total blackness of outer space. Guests must be at least 44 inches in order to ride.
Magic Kingdom is a place where we can all be kids again and let go of our real-world troubles. Skip down Main Street USA with some cotton candy, ride all the classics you grew up with, and take a spin on these top attractions for adults. Enjoy!
What are your favorite attractions at Magic Kingdom? Is there one that you used to hate as a kid but have grown to love (or just appreciate)? Let me know in the comments.