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Rainforest Cafe'

 Welcome to HOLLYWOOD. This park is a lot of fun. A lot to do and see so start early. If you stay at any of the Disney hotels there are certain days they let hotel guest in an hour early into the park. Different days different parks. Check at your hotel.

Use the Fastpass!!!  Let's start with a list of the most popular rides and attractions. TOWER OF TERROR, ROCK'N'ROLLER COASTER, GREAT MOVIE RIDE, BACKLOT TOUR, STAR TOURS, INDIANA JONES STUNT SPECTACULAR, LIGHTS MOTORS ACTION EXTREME STUNT SHOW. At the end of the day you have to see FANTASMIC! Get there a hour to and hour and a half before the show starts. The outside theater holds 3000, but for a great seat get there early.

Tower of Terror, a elevator ride to the twilight zone.  Rock'n'Roller Coaster, speed launched rollercoaster featuring Aerosmith Rock Band.   Great Movie Ride, take a tour back to your favorite movies, featuring the Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Indiana Jones, John Wayne, Mobster Movies.  Star Tours, take a ride with a animated robot into space with a few accidents along the way.  Indiana Jones Stunt Show, right out of the movie with some awesome stunts...GREAT.   Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show, outstanding show using cars, motorcycles, and a jetski with a few suprises along the way.

My favorite resturant is Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Cafe, You are in a drive n theater sitting in your car. Great burgers and a sci-fi movie too. A lot of fun.

 

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Pleasure Island

This park is great for kids of all ages. The earlier you get here the better.  Once it gets hot the animals donot move around very much. The Fastpass is a must for the following:  KILIMANJARO SAFARIS, IT'S TOUGH TO BE A BUG, EXPEDITION EVEREST.  My suggestion is get a Fastpass for Kilimanjaro Safaris and get in line a ride it. The time you wait in line and do the ride your time for the Fastpass will be ready and you can ride it again. Also do the same for Expedition Everest.  Expedition Everest is a wild rollercoaster ride on Mount Everest with a Yeti inside the mountain. Very nice ride!!  Under the Tree of Life is a 4D animated Bug show that will make you laugh and squirm in your seat. It's Tough To Be A Bug is a must see and Fastpass recommended. In Asia, see the Flights of Wonder a bird show and Maharajah Jungle Trek, see tigers, deer, fruit bats, tapirs, and komodo dragons.  Visit Dinoland-USA and  Rafiki's Planet Watch.

As always there are plenty of gift shops and resturants.

Check your park map for parade and show times. Ohhh, On the way into the park is a great resturant called Rainforest Cafe'. Awesome atmosphere and great food. Make reservations early!!

The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

This park is for the teenage crowd and above. Here are a few of my favorites and donot forget to get your fastpass!!  MISSION SPACE, a great ride that feels like your traveling in space. This ride spins so beware.  SOARIN', You feel like you are flying!! Great ride.  SPACESHIP EARTH, Travel through  time.  TEST TRACK,  a car ride and at the end you reach the speed of 64mph. 

World Showcase, Travel around the world. Mexico, China, Germany, Italy, America, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, Canada. All have some great food these are my favorites, Japan, China, Mexico, and Germany. When you arrive make reservations for dinning next to Space Ship Earth. Each country have gift shops so you can take a little of that country home with you.

The Contemporary Resort

If you have the time take the Segway Tour. You can book it online at www.segway.com/disney.  You get instructions on how to ride it and time to ride around the World Showcase. Your guide will  tell you about the World Showcase as you travel.  At the end of the tour you get a pin to to remember your experience.

You can take a boat from Epcot to Disney MGM Studios. Along the way you will make stops at Yacht Club Resort, The Dolphin, The Swan, and Boardwak Inn.  Or you can take the Monorail from Epcot to the Magic Kingdom.

 

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, breathtaking fireworks, colors, and lights set to a musical score. Well worth the wait. The best place to view is anywhere around the World Showcase. It takes place in the middle of the lagoon.

Cinderella's Castle

  The start of the tour takes us to the Magic Kingdom. You park your car and take the tram to the front gates. You buy your ticket and either take the Monorail or Ferryboat to the Magic Kingdom. I suggest taking the Monorail in and the Ferryboat out. Your first thing you will see is Main Street USA. While walking down the street you'll see gift shops, resturants, and Cinderella's castle at the end of the street. Wait till the end of your day to visit Main Street. Donot forget to get your park map and execute your plan on what you want to see. The first thing you need to do is get to the most popular rides first. Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Railroad, Jungle Cruise, and the Haunted Mansion just to name a few. The park is in a big circle so either go to your right or left.

Main Street USA
Check your map for Fast Pass tickets and see which rides apply. There is no cost to you, It lets you get a ticket and be able to come back at a later time to enjoy the ride with out standing in the long lines. If you have not made reservations to eat, I suggest Cinderella's castle. You can visit there first and make your reservations for lunch or dinner. If not there are plenty of other places to get a quick bite to eat. Check your park map for show times, parades, and fireworks. If you plan to watch the Spectromagic Parade I suggest you fine a place along Main Street and get there an hour to and hour and a half early and claim a spot to watch. It is a very popular parade and very crowded, but worth the wait!! To watch the fireworks, Main Street USA is the best.
Main Street USA
The fireworks explode behind the castle and makes the best shot for movies and pictures.  I have a few rides and attractions that are my favorites. Tom Sawyer Island, located in Frontierland, you take a raft over to the island. It has caves, trails to hike, a bridge to cross and a fort to play in with s secret exit. Space Mountain.....a rollercoaster in the dark. An awesome ride!!! Jungle Cruise, a boat ride through the great rivers of the world. With animals at every turn, just a fun ride. Splash Mountain, you will get wet!!! Haunted Mansion, scary fun. Pirates of the Caribbean...rowdy pirates on a action voyage. It's a Small World, children from around the world. The Hall of Presidents, an awesome attraction fearturing all of the presidents of the United States.
Main Street USA
  The Haunted Mansion, A doom buggy takes you through the Haunted Mansion. You see ghost dancing, spirits flying around and ghost sit in your seat along the way. Lots of fun!! 

Another secret......When you ride the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom, ask to sit in the front. It will hold four people plus the driver. You get a front view as you pass threw the Contemporary Resort and a great view of Space Mountain and Cinderella's Castle.

One of the best time to visit is between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's cool and the crowds are small. The summertime is crowded and very HOT.

Get there early and stay until the close. There is alot more to do but this has just been the highlights. Use the Fastpass!!!  It will save you time and disappointment.

I have not stayed at any of these. I took the time to visit and go inside and check them out.  Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, The Dolphin, The Swan, Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian Resort, Beach Club Resort, and Yacht Club Resort.

My favorite has to be the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Just simplyy beautiful in an elegant setting. Located on the Seven Seas Lagoon with views of the Magic Kingdom. Take the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom or to the Ticket and Transportation Center to catch a bus, boat, or monorail to anywhere in Walt Disney World.

The Polynesian Resort is set in a Hawiian theme. Absoultely beautiful and set on the Seven Seas Lagoon with views of the Magic Kingdom. A great place to eat is at 'Ohana's.

Segway Tour
You have a choice of shrimp, pork, chicken, turkey, or beef on a kabob and all is cooked on an open grill. You pay one price and you can eat all or little as possible. They bring a lazy susan to the table with extra foods you can eat. Also some Hawiian entertainment...nice.  Make reservations please. Very busy!!

The Contemporary Resort, Your first view of this resort will be your ride on the monorail from the Ticket and Transportation Center to the Magic Kingdom. You will pass right through the Contemporary Resort just long enough to enjoy the beauty of this modern resort. Great food at the top at the California Grill featuring west coast american cuisine along with a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom.

Wilderness Lodge, A awesome and grand resort from the Great American Northwest. Beautifuly decorated.

What a great place to have fun. If you enjoy Eating, Dancing, and having a few drinks, this place is for you.

Rainforest Cafe' - Set next to a volcano that erupts with live parrots outside and a rainforest theme inside. It's a great place for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended. Such delights as Rasta Pasta, China Island Chicken and Paradise Pizza.  Every so often the rainforest comes alive with gorillas, elephants, and parrots Disney style.

There are other shops and resturants you can eat at. I can not wait to see La Nouba, Cirque Du Soleil. Also the House of Blues, Disney Quest a indoor active theme park and AMC movie theaters.

Pleasure Island - $21 gets you on the island with no cover charge at any of the clubs.

Disney MGM Studios
You have five dance clubs.  First is 8 Trax, music of the 70's and 80's. My personal favorite and is always jamin'.  Second is BET Club. Hip-Hop and R&B.  Third is Manneguins Dance Palace. If you like club music with a rotating dance floor this is the place for you. You take an elevator to the second floor and walk down the steps with the dance floor below you.  Fourth is Rock'n'Roll Beach Club. Rock tunes with a live band. A good atmosphere and a lot of fun too. Fifth is Motion. Top 40 music played on a massive movie screen.  Pleasure Island features two comedy clubs, The Comedy Warehouse and Adventurers Club. I recommend seeing the Comedy Warehouse first thing. The clubs don't start happening till about 10:30. The bad thing is Pleasure Island closes at 2:00am. I don't know about you but I've got my groove on and tearing up the dance floor.

Eric says:
Good guide to Disneyworld! Might visit here when I am in Orlando.
Posted on: Oct 10, 2007
Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe'
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
Cinderellas Castle
Cinderella's Castle
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Segway Tour
Segway Tour
Disney MGM Studios
Disney MGM Studios
Monorail
Monorail
My niece
My niece
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA, Christmas
Main Street USA, Christmas
Me at Christmas
Me at Christmas
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Main Street USA
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean
Country Bear Jamboree
Country Bear Jamboree
Country Bear Jamboree
Country Bear Jamboree
Country Bear Jamboree
Country Bear Jamboree
Tom Sawyer Island, Fort Langhorn
Tom Sawyer Island, Fort Langhorn
Tom Sawyer Island
Tom Sawyer Island
Tom Sawyer Island
Tom Sawyer Island
Steamboat goes around Tom Sawyer I…
Steamboat goes around Tom Sawyer …
Steamboat goes around Tom Sawyer I…
Steamboat goes around Tom Sawyer …
Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion
Haunted Mansion
Its A Small World
It's A Small World
Its A Small World
It's A Small World
Space Mountain
Space Mountain
Space Mountain
Space Mountain
Inside Cinderellas Castle
Inside Cinderella's Castle
Inside Cinderellas Castle
Inside Cinderella's Castle
Inside Cinderellas Castle
Inside Cinderella's Castle
Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain
Splash Mountain
Swiss Family Robinson Tree House
Swiss Family Robinson Tree House
Swiss Family Robinson Tree House
Swiss Family Robinson Tree House
The Enchanted Tiki Room..animated …
The Enchanted Tiki Room..animated…
Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Epcot
Epcot
Segway Tour
Segway Tour
Segway Tour, My sister and me
Segway Tour, My sister and me
The Living Seas
The Living Seas
University of Energy
University of Energy
Test Track
Test Track
Mission Space
Mission Space
Soarin
Soarin'
Norway
Norway
Norway
Norway
The American Adventure
The American Adventure
The American Adventure
The American Adventure
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
My sister and me
My sister and me
Mexico
Mexico
China
China
China
China
Me
Me
Germany
Germany
France
France
France
France
England
England
Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
Me
Me
A ride on the monorail to the Con…
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Spectromagic Parade
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Par…
Mickey and Minnie and the Gang da…
Cinderella's Castle
Backlot Tour
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme S…
Tower of Terror and The Great Mov…
Indiana Jones
Epcot, Test Track
A trip to the happiest place on e…
Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest
Expedition Everest
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Maharajah Jungle Trek
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life
Me
Me
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Africa
Africa
Africa
Africa
Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe'
Disney MGM Studios
Disney MGM Studios
Disney MGM Studios
Disney MGM Studios
My sister and me
My sister and me
Sue
Sue
Me
Me
Action, Motors, Action Extreme Stu…
Action, Motors, Action Extreme St…
Monorail
Monorail
My sister and me
My sister and me
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror
RocknRoller Coaster
Rock'n'Roller Coaster
Great Movie Ride
Great Movie Ride
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacul…
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacu…
Sci-Fi DrivenTheater Resturant
Sci-Fi Drive'n'Theater Resturant
Earful Tower
Earful Tower
Star Tours
Star Tours
Star Tours
Star Tours
Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe'
Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe'
Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe'
Rainforest Cafe, Moms 62nd birth…
Rainforest Cafe', Mom's 62nd birt…
Rainforest Cafe, My sisters
Rainforest Cafe', My sisters
Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe'
Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe'
Rainforest Cafe, Moms 62nd B-day
Rainforest Cafe', Mom's 62nd B-day
Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe'
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island, My sisters
Pleasure Island, My sisters
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort
Polynesian Resort, OHANA, a super…
Polynesian Resort, 'OHANA, a supe…
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
The Contemporary Resort
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
Wilderness Lodge
The Swan
The Swan
The Swan
The Swan
Yacht Club Resort
Yacht Club Resort
Yacht Club Resort
Yacht Club Resort
Yacht Club Resort
Yacht Club Resort
The Dolphin
The Dolphin
The Dolphin
The Dolphin
The Dolphin
The Dolphin
The Dolphin
The Dolphin
The Dolphin
The Dolphin
Boardwalk Inn
Boardwalk Inn
Disney Transport
Disney Transport
Disney Transport
Disney Transport
Disney Transport
Disney Transport
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