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Coronavirus Poll: When the gates open which ride will you run to first at Disney’s Magic Kingdom? March 23, 2020 Part 2

So it is official, an overriding yes for the question ‘Do you want your theme park fix?’ As of March 23 2020 we have 117 votes all yes to this question and 7 shares. This is slightly under my aim of 1000 but hey it is early days! I will keep all polls open so never worry you are too late to vote, keep voting and I will update you in every post about previous polls.

It has been a difficult few days since my last post with news of possible Disney Spring location closures and possible extended closures at Walt Disney World. I wanted to firstly acknowledge the Cast Members and all those employees of theme parks around the world. It is worrying time for most businesses financially and that inevitably has a knock on effect to the workers. 

Life always has stresses and strains and people often look to theme parks as their happy place where those stresses can be some what alleviated and the true focus on having fun with your family can be enjoyed. For all those people with a trip to Walt Disney World planned these are also disappointing times but as a lot of our readers are commenting and saying we all know that this virus must be brought under control. The need to protect the world from the spread of this disease has meant closures of theme parks around the world has been an unfortunate but necessary consequence.

Main Street, Disney's Magic Kingdom
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About me continued . . .

It is at times like this when I think we all become more grounded and realize what is really important. In my first post, The Coronavirus Poll – Don’t Miss Your Theme Park Fix! March 19, 2020 Part 1 I started my (short and sweet) biography of me and I ended the first part as Nick and I started on a journey with our newborn son and Nick undergoing intensive radiotherapy and Chemotherapy. I don’t think there is anything quite like being told you have a year to live (at the age of 30) to get perspective on what is really important. You review your bucket list and start trying to tick as many things off as possible. Nick’s main focus was to obviously spend as much quality time with us. He was a very ambitious man so there was little time and lots to do! One of the things he had always wanted to do was to write a book so within the space of three months he extensively researched the history of Alton Towers and wrote Tales From The Towers which has a 4.8 star average on amazon.co.uk and was described by one reviewer as a  “Superb book. Well written and very insightful. A Must for any theme park fan especially Alton Towers. Loved it.” This was a massive success and a huge achievement and a big tick on the list. The story doesn’t end there so I will fill you in with the next part of our story in Part 3.

Tales from the Towers cover
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Poll: When the gates open which ride will you run to first at Disney’s Magic Kingdom?

We are waiting patiently for normality to resume, for the parks to open, the cast members to go back to work, for the visitors to eagerly visit and for life as we knew it to resume its normal day to day course. While we wait I have been thinking about our next poll. It is simply this: When the gates open which ride will you run to first at Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Now, some of you may be lucky to have a trip planned, some may be saving to visit in the future, some may have never been but would love to. It doesn’t matter, I just want to find out which is the ride you are most looking forward to when those gates open. The results may be different to what we think? We start with The Magic Kingdom, but don’t worry Universal fans and fans of theme parks all around the world. We will give time to as many of the 80+ theme parks as we can over the next few months. 

Disney's Magic Kingdom, Castle
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Our Park Guides Page gives you all the information you need about all the rides at Disney’s Magic Kingdom along with 80+ other theme parks around the world which makes it the perfect resource when planning your trip or when dreaming of where you will visit and what you will ride one day in the future.

So, here are your 10 choices

1) Pirates of the Caribbean – Located in Adventureland, on this eight minute boat ride, guests travel through trecherous waters and a village raided by pirates which is brought to life by special effects. This Disney classic is still ahead of its time and has been updated to feature unforgettable moments from the films.

2) Jungle Cruise – Located  in Adventureland, guests travel the rivers of the world as they embark on a Jungle Cruise past animatronic animals, lost explorers, and through a collapsing ancient temple. The hilariously live-narrated tour is a Disney classic.

3) Dumbo The Flying Elephant – Located in Fantasyland, under the striped “big tops” of the Storybook Circus, two ornate sets of rotating, flying elephant-shaped vehicles welcome guests aboard. These rotate around a central column, with riders controlling the height of their elephant using a lever.

Dumbo The Flying Elephant
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4) Peter Pan’s Flight – Located in Fantasyland, on this unique dark ride, visitors board suspended pirate ships and literally fly over London, through the clouds, and straight on till morning. Once in Neverland, it’s a scenic tour of the island’s inhabitants and a journey with Peter to outwit the nefarious Captain Hook on this classic attraction. 

5) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Located in Frontierland, a mine train roller coaster that is based around a mock mountain that dominates Frontierland. Aimed at families, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad’s lengthy circuit features 3 lift hills and heavy theming throughout.

6) Splash Mountain – Located in Frontierland, aboard hollowed-out logs, riders pass animatronic scenes depicting the Walt Disney film Song of the South, traveling along with Brer Rabbit as he outwits Brer Fox and Brer Bear. The finale is a five story watery drop into a briar patch.

7) Haunted Mansion – Located in Liberty Square, a Disney classic, The Haunted Mansion places guests in an old colonial manor haunted by “999 happy haunts with room for a thousand.” This frightfully funny family attraction features state-of-the-art affects, even forty years after its opening.

8) Space Mountain – Located in Tomorrowland, a roller coaster that simulates an outer space adventure, the original Space Mountain in The Magic Kingdom features high speed turns, dips, and drops in the dark. Riders sit in “rocket” sleds and embark on the “interstellar” journey inside the white dome of Tomorrowland.

Space Mountain
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9) Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress – Located in Tomorrowland, in a theater that literally revolves around an inner core of six stages, this classically progressive audio-animatronic show follows one family through five time periods (from 1900 to present day) as technology improves and life changes.

10) Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – Located in Tomorrowland, originally conceived as the transportation of the future, this pollution free train system whisks guests around the functioning city of Tomorrowland, through the space port (Space Mountain) and convention center (Stitch’s Great Escape!) along raised tracks on a narrated tour.

To enter our poll CLICK HERE. I will post the full results in Part 3. 

Disney's Magic Kingdom, castle
Image: Theme Park Tourist

Our Park Guide Pages give you all the information you need about all the rides at Disney’s Magic Kingdom which makes it the perfect resource when planning your trip or when dreaming of what you will ride one day in the future.

Be sure to comment if I have missed your favorite and I will try to incorporate it as best I can. Let me know if you have a great poll idea you would like to put to our readers. Like I said I don’t know where our adventure will take us and what we will find out but come along for the ride by voting and sharing this post to keep theme park lovers all around the world smiling!