Disney World Roller Coasters

December 30th, 2008 by Alison | Filed under Disney World.
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If your idea of fun is to accelerate from 0 to 57 mph in just 2.8 seconds and experience more G Force than a Shuttle launch then Aerosmith’s Rock N Roller Coaster at Disney Hollywood Studios is the place to be. In recent years Disney World has created some amazingly innovative roller coasters such as Expedition Everest and Rock N Roller Coaster. For the more traditional coasters there are of course the old favorites of Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain at the Magic Kingdom.

Rock N Roller Coaster is one of my very favorite Disney World rides. Located right next to the Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is not only a fast and thrilling experience – it has that amazing Disney talent for theming too. Aerosmith recorded a special sound track which you hear through speakers fixed into your ‘limo’ seat. You speed around the track at up to 57mph, experience G Force of 4 or 5 and travel around 3 inversions. Not for the faint hearted!

The newest Disney roller coaster is Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom park. Based around the legend of the Yeti Again the attention to detail is amazing. Disney Imagineers spent 6 years designing the ride – and it certainly shows on every aspect of this ride, even the line. A Fast Pass is available but at quieter times it is actually worth going through the line just to see all the amazing sets and detail. There are many twists and turns on this ride – be ready for the 50 foot drop!

For the more traditional roller coaster fans then Big Thunder Mountain is a favorite. The Big Thunder Mountain train reaches speeds of up to 30 miles an hour and there are 3 significant dips. Nothing really scary though so this one is usually fine to take the youngest of the kids ( or the easily scared adults) provided they meet the 40″ height requirement. People who do not enjoy the larger roller coasters will usually enjoy Big Thunder Mountain. Want the most intense experience? Then choose the train at the back of the ride. Also try and ride Big Thunder Mountain in the dark for a different perspective.

Space Mountain was the very first roller coaster I ever rode. Whilst it is a favorite with many people I have to admit that these days I rarely ride it as it is so bumpy! But I know it is one of the most popular rides in Disney World. Grab that Fast Pass to avoid standing in line for a wait of up to 2 hours at busy times.
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One Response to “Disney World Roller Coasters”

  1. Nijah | 12/05/10

    this ride is AWESOME!!!!!!