Arriving at Magic Kingdom is a full on level of excitement that you can't fathom. Even for the savvy multi-visit guests, the thought of your day planned out in your head can spin wildly once you start walking down Main Street U.S.A.
Yes, there are rides at Magic Kingdom and while some you will make sure to ride, there are others you may pass up and shouldn't. We take a look at five of those that should be on your to-do list.
Space Mountain - One of the original Disney rides, Space Mountain was originally called Space Voyage. It opened in 1975 and remains one of the top attractions in the park. It is hard to miss the white spiral dome as you approach the park and it is a must-ride for any roller enthusiast. It is also the only thrill ride that features a single-ride seat as you sit in a two-seater rocket car that is front and back.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Opening in 1973, Pirates has undergone a lot of changes over the years, and the most recent sees the likeness of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow. While several of the changes surrounded some of the less than politically correct themes the ride still maintains a lot of its original concept.
It's A Small World - Yes, you need to ride it at least once. Why? Because it is so annoying that it is an absolute must for new visitors. Nothing has changed in decades and probably never will. The ride is a slow mover that will leave you with the repeating song stuck in your head.
Carousel of Progress - This is one of the original rides at Disney World. Once part of the Worlds Fair in New York, Walt Disney had it moved to Magic Kingdom. It is a slow mover that rotates internally in a circle and stops to give you a lesson through time. It is both interesting and relaxing and while some may find it a bit annoying...it's a quick out-of-the-heat ride that shouldn't be skipped over.
Liberty Square Riverboat - You can't miss the riverboat and its giant waterwheel just past Liberty Square. Hop on board and take a river journey down the banks of Adventureland past Frontierland and back to Liberty Square. This is a nice leisurely boat ride but it's a can't miss because there are rumors that it might be going away. Make this an "I remember riding that" when and if it's gone".