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Kill, Refurb, Marry: Thrill Rides

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This is one of my favorite series from two of my favorite Disney Bloggers, Estelle from This Happy Place and Melissa from Mouse on the Mind.  It’s so fun to see all of the different opinions on what people love and hate don’t love about the Walt Disney World Resort!  It’s also a great way to discover new blogs through the blog hop…so make sure to check those out!

This month we’re taking a look at thrill rides in Walt Disney World.  This is a tough one!  I’m a big fan of most of the WDW thrill rides, particularly because of the high level of detail.  These attractions submerge you into the surroundings and you often forget about the crazy thrills that lie ahead until they are right upon you making it all the more thrilling!  Let’s get started:

Kill – Mission: SPACE

My dislike for this attraction is twofold.  First, it is INSANELY claustrophobic.  From the moment that they close that door (or is it a wall?) until the end of our trip to Mars, I am filled with anxiety.  The screen is too close to my face, I can’t see what’s going on around me and the G-Force is very uncomfortable.  Oh and the fact that an attraction has barf bags never sits well with me.

Second, it replaced my beloved Horizons.  From Jules Verne to Brava Centauri, I loved every moment of this attraction and still lament it’s departure every time I am in Future World.

Refurb – Splash Mountain

When this attraction first opened, I couldn’t get enough of it.  I think at one point in the early 90s I rode it 6 times in one night and was significantly soaked for the trip back to the hotel.

Since the attraction is now over 20 years old, it is starting to show it’s age.  There always seems to be something that isn’t working, the details are fading and it just doesn’t have the pizzazz that it originally did.  Also, the addition of those lap bars have made the seats very small and uncomfortable.  I mean really, were those necessary?!?  Overall, it could just use a complete overhaul to liven it up a bit.

Marry – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Yes, I know this is shocking!  OK, not really…this was an obvious choice for me.  Unlike Splash Mountain, this attraction has only improved with age.  The way it continues to eerily loom at the end of Sunset Boulevard building on your suspense as you approach the attraction.  The dust over the years can only add to the creepiness of the hotel lobby.  The addition of the random drop sequences leaves you anticipating what will come next!  Everything, all the details…it’s just the perfect thrill ride!!

Tower of Terror

I also have a soft spot for this attraction because it is the first one that B and I ever rode together and we got this awesome pic!

Look how young we are!

Look how young we are!

Now it’s time for you to play along!  Here is the full list of all of the thrill rides at Walt Disney World.  What are your choices for thrill rides to Kill, Refurb, Marry??

Also, make sure to check out all of the other awesome bloggers participating in the Kill, Refurb, Marry blog hop or link up your own post!

 

RAD Reads for November 3, 2013

So I’ve decided to scrap my weekly recaps on Sundays and stick with only sharing some of my favorite posts from around the blogosphere.  I want to celebrate the community here and not just celebrate myself because I want Running at Disney to be as much about you as it is about me.  I don’t always have time to read all the blogs out there so if you’ve written something or find something great, please make sure to send it to me to share!

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Now on to some long overdue RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Marc Bigbie started an awesome new blog and has some great insight on how you can run a marathon or do anything else hard.

Live, Run, Grow has some great race day takeaways from her recent run in the Marine Corps Marathon.

300 Pounds and Running recaps his very first marathon!

Disney Posts
Eating WDW celebrates National Sandwich Day (today!) by sharing the best places to get a sandwich in WDW.

This Happy Place Blog takes a look back at The Happiest Celebration on Earth back in 2005.

The Disney Food Blog reviews the new lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby.

Imagineering Disney outdoes himself with this working model of Splash Mountain…awesomely insane!

Disney on Wheels continues her Disneyland trip recap and this week featured her first runDisney race!

In case you missed it, here’s what I’ve been up to on Running at Disney these past weeks:

And here’s what’s been happening over on RAD Living:

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!