Fantasyland: Ride by Ride
Thank you all for all of your questions this last week! I’ve answered almost all of them, but anything received after noon yesterday I will answer next week. You can read them here. Each week I will continue to answer them and add them to the top. That way it will be easy to see if there have been any new questions answered.
This week I am breaking down Fantasyland for you, ride by ride. It is also available to print at the bottom of the post.
Good time to go: First thing in the morning or right after parades. Closes early for fireworks but opens up after they are done if the park is open late.
Peter Pan’s Flight – Great ride, long wait with a slow line, do first thing in the morning.
Casey Jr. Circus Train – Great ride, only 1 train so the wait can be long, do first thing in the morning too.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Fun for all ages, fast line.
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – Fun but some younger kids can get freaked out. Would recommend for kids 5 and older. Line wait is average.
Snow White’s Scary Adventures – Usually no line FOR A REASON! We made the mistake of taking our first son on his first trip as the first ride – Ruined his whole day. Older kids no problem, younger kids use caution!
King Arthur Carrousel– Fast line, hardly any wait and the kids love it!
Mad Tea Party – Fast line, hardly any wait since a lot of adults don’t like the spinning. Its especially magical at night with the lanterns!
Storybook Land Canal Boats– Little girls will especially love this little boat ride full of intricate miniature houses and castles. Line is pretty slow going. After the parade ends is the perfect time to go since the line is closed down during parades!
Pinocchio’s Daring Journey – Along the same line as Snow White. Pretty terrifying for children under the age of 5. Usually very little to no line.
“It’s a small world” – Fast line, younger kids love it – Dads usually don’t 🙂 It’s a great ride since you sit for a while and can rest. The ride itself is 15 minutes long in cool air conditioning. Look for the Disney characters throughout the different parts of the ride. It is especially amazing at Christmas time!
Alice in Wonderland – Fun and not too scary for smaller kids, line moves average.
Matterhorn Bobsleds – Classic ride but very jerky. People with back problems should use caution. Kids must be 35″ and kids under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older. There is a monster that can scare kids about half way through the line. The line usually moves pretty fast.
Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk through – This was closed for a while but Lori just confirmed that it is now back open. You can walk through the castle and its a fun and kind of hidden attraction. To find the entrance you walk through the castle into Fantasyland and turn left. It should be tucked into the corner of the castle. This does require you to climb stairs but I understand that they have a virtual tour for those that can not climb stairs.
Don’t forget to come back next week when we break down Tomorrowland ride by ride.
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