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Folks in wheelchairs – like one woman I met – will probably prefer Blizzard Beach. We did, too! Like its name suggests, it’s themed around a ski lodge motif, so you can take a ski lift to the top for the three biggest slides. To get to the most extreme slide, Summit Plummet, you’ll have to climb farther, though. The apprehension doesn’t really hit you until you’re seated at the top of the slide and realize you can’t SEE the slide – it plunges almost straight down, 120 feet! After you get the green light, you’ll shoot down at about 55 mph for 360 feet. This one’s not for wimps (and expect a serious “wedgie” at the end of the ride!). Another must-do at Blizzard Beach is Teamboat Springs, a whitewater raft ride – one of the world’s longest – that’ll take six people at a time.
Sound like fun? Sure, it does – but you’d better start making plans now. Things aren’t getting any cheaper out there!
Top Ten Hit List
Since I’ve told you about many other attractions at Disney World, I won’t take up space with a rehash, but for those who missed it last time (and aren’t ambitious enough to search our archives), I’ll give you a list of my favorite attractions (in order of preference). The list might not necessarily reflect it, but Epcot is actually my family’s favorite park. But as you can see, you’ll have to hit every park to get every favorite. Enjoy!
1. Soaring’ (Epcot)
2. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (Hollywood Studios)
3. Aerosmith’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (Hollywood Studios)
4. Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)
5. Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
6. Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
7. Pirates of the Caribbean (Magic Kingdom)
8. Haunted Mansion (Magic Kingdom)
9. Teamboat Springs (Blizzard Beach)