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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
November 17, 2011
From journal My Favourite Place in the whole world (so far!)
Oxford, United Kingdom
October 29, 2009
From journal Walt Disney World Theme Parks
London, United Kingdom
August 11, 2009
From journal Travelling Through America & Canada
New Orleans, Louisiana
September 13, 2008
From journal Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando!
by Amber Autumn
April 30, 2008
Disney’s Magic Kingdom is truly the happiest kingdom of them all. The park is divided into sections named Main Street, Adventureland, Fronteirland, Mickey’s Toontown Fair, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.
Main Street is a quaint street with many shops. Main Street also has a candy store, a jewelry store, a crystal shop, and the Emporium, one of the best places for souvenir shopping. You’ll find everything and anything from mugs, photo frames, figurines, costumes, dolls, t-shirts, and stuffed animals.
Adventureland is full of adventure from climbing a tree like the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse, to walking inside Cinderella’s Castle. This section of the park also has the ride Pirates of the Caribbean, the Enchanted Tiki Room, a show with singing birds, and a Jungle Cruise. If you’re in the mood for tacos and tacos salads, check out El Pirata y El Perrico (The Pirate and the Parrot), a Spanish restaurant that has really good food. I especially love the Spanish courtyard.
Fronteirland is notorious for Tom Sawyer’s Island with its underground caverns, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Train. For Tom’s Island, the lines can be really long so you might want to get to the park early.
Mickey’s Toontown Fair is a town where you can meet Disney characters in a small town setting. The best time to visit is late in the afternoon or evening.
Liberty Square is like being transported to colonial times. They have a Christmas shop, other shops with ye olde things, and Haunted Mansion. Haunted Mansion has received a makeover inside and out. Madame Leota is no longer seated.
Fantasyland has one of Magic Kingdom’s biggest attractions: Cinderella’s Castle. Two famous rides in this land include the tea cups and It’s A Small World. It’s A Small World was closed down for some time for reconstruction. Another must-see is Ariel’s Grotto.
Tomorrowland is a futuristic land with many spinning objects and planets and stars. Space Mountain is the best in the dark roller coaster. The lines can be very long for Space Mountain, but it is worth the wait. While you’re waiting to ride, you can see the roller coasters above you as well as comets and shooting stars. Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor has all the loveable monsters where you can text jokes for them to say. Last but not least is the favorite blue alien Stitch in Stitch’s Great Escape.
From journal Walt Disney World and Universal Studios
April 21, 2008
Disney’s MGM Studios has gotten a make-over. Now called Hollywood Studios, the park is home to many movies from Indiana Jones, the Muppets, Toy Story, Star Wars, and even Tower of Terror. The main street is a long avenue with old-time billboards, shops, and a large sorcerer’s cap with mouse ears. Some popular attractions on Sunset Boulevard is the Tower of Terror and Areosmith’s Rock N’ Roller Coaster.
The Tower of Terror, a creepy 199-foot building, has an eerie story behind it. On Halloween night in 1939, lightning struck the building where a few guests were traveling in an elevator and disappeared. The line wraps around an interior garden with herbs, then through a lobby with cobwebs, dead roses in a vase on a breakfast cart, and old newspapers that give the room a scary feeling. You first enter the library where you see the Twilight Zone episode of the hotel (and the last opportunity to change your mind about riding). You then proceed to a boiler room that puts you in the elevator, and starts the show when you venture through a hall and another dimension with special effects before dropping four floors (not the thirteen floors I had thought). You’ll find a gift shop after you get off the ride where you’ll find a bell that you can tap and say "Hollywood Tower Hotel" on them. Areosmith’s Rock N’Roller Coaster, a roller coaster in the dark that makes sure you arrive on time to an Areosmith concert, is one of the best indoor coasters because of the neon signs and other special effects.
Other interesting rides are the Backlot Tour, which shows you places that movies were filmed (a popular sight is the Golden Girls’ Miami home), the Great Movie Ride that brings you through many movies (small children may be scared of the Alien movie section), and the Muppet 3D Vision Ride, a show featuring Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
Three interesting shops on Sunset Boulevard are Villains in Vogue, Sweet Spells, and Mouse About Town. Villains in Vogue has a large accessory of villains, Pirates of the Caribbean items, and even The Nightmare Before Christmas stuff. You can actually buy Sally’s Deadly Nightshade jar. Sweet Shops, however, has the wicked witch off of Snow White dumping her apple into the cauldron from a street window. The sweet shop has candy apples, fudge, candy, drinks, and other tasty items. Across the street, you’ll find Mouse About Town where you’ll find other Disney souvenirs, such as Ariel and Cinderella trinket boxes.
Los Angeles, California
April 13, 2008
From journal Birthdays at the Happiest Place On Earth
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
July 16, 2007
From journal Walt Disney World!
February 15, 2007
From journal My First Trip to Disney World!