Who says Walt Disney World is only for kids? There’s plenty for adults to experience here, including a plethora of attractions created with the mature guest in mind. Read on to discover 10 attractions we think Disney World’s adult visitors will particularly enjoy!
1. Avatar: Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom
Pandora, the newest land in Animal Kingdom Park, is full of breathtaking scenery (which we recommend you check out at nighttime); but it’s also home to one of the newest fan favorite attractions! Avatar: Flight of Passage lets you sail through Pandora on the back of a banshee. Disney’s Imagineers have utilized the latest technology tools that leave guests feeling like they are really flying. Expect the 4-D treatment as you smell, hear, and see the expansive landscape of Pandora. Pay attention to that banshee beneath you; you’ll even feel it breathing! This attraction is available for rider switch if you’re traveling with little ones who don’t meet the height requirement.
2. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios
Trill seekers rejoice – and then head directly to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios! You’ll go from 0-60 (literally) within the first few seconds of this ride as your super-stretch limo takes you through the streets of Los Angeles all while listening to the classic tunes of Aerosmith. Now a Tier 2 FastPass selection, we recommend you reserve a FassPass for this attraction or consider the single rider line. This attraction is also available for rider switch.
3. Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot
Get up close and personal with famous worldwide landmarks as you hang glide around the globe. Cruise through the African savanna, the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, and Iguazu Falls in South America. You’ll be fully immersed in the aerial footage projected on the 180-degrees, 80-foot IMAX dome that you won’t even realize you’re still in Epcot. This attraction is available for rider switch.
4. Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom
Visit the Laughing Place when you head to Frontierland and ride Splash Mountain! Perfect for those hot summer days, this attraction is named appropriately, so expect you’ll need some time to dry off. At 18-minutes in duration, it’s one of the longest rides in Magic Kingdom Park, which is an added perk in our opinion. Consider scheduling Splash Mountain as one of your 3 FastPasses as wait times can exceed an hour, especially on warmer days. This attraction is available for rider switch.
5. Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover at Magic Kingdom
Sit back, relax, and take a tour above, around, and behind the scenes of Tomorrowland. This 10-minute experience will take you inside Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Space Mountain. But even cooler are the beautiful views of Cinderella’s Castle, which you’ll spot at different points during this tour. We recommend you check it out at sunset or at night.
6. Living with the Land at Epcot
Venture to The Land Pavilion and experience a greenhouse tour like none other. Set sail through Epcot’s “living laboratories” and get an up close look at how Disney’s horticulturists are using unique growing techniques to harvest foods in a sustainable way. Better yet, if you’d like to taste what Epcot’s greenhouses are sewing, stop at Sunshine Seasons or Garden Grill located in the same Pavilion.
7. Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom
Take a trek through the African savanna and discover real-live exotic animals who make their homes here. This 18-minute expedition will lead you through various habitats where you’ll see animals like elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos, and zebras. You might enjoy this experience at nighttime, where you’ll witness animals who are not usually active during the daytime hours. Also, you’ll learn a little something about conservation along the way, which makes for both an adventurous and educational experience.
8. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios
Tour the Hollywood Hotel and discover the mystery that surrounds it. You’ll venture to the 13th floor, where you’ll meet ghostly beings and witness strange sights, all before you find yourself inside a darkened elevator shaft. What happens next is a drop (or two or three) that you’ll never forget – and one you’ll never see coming! This attraction is available for rider switch.
9. Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom
Explore exotic locations like the Amazon in South America, the African Congo, and the Nile River all while you escape a headhunter or two. This attraction is fun for all ages, but adults especially love its classic appeal and the corny jokes told by the tour guides. This ride is a good FastPass option as wait times can creep up to an hour or more.
10. Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom
Watch out for the Yeti when you board this expedition through the Himalayas! This attraction, which is themed as a Tibetan-style stone structure at the base of Mt. Everest, features twists, turns, and dips that you’ll experience while riding forwards – and backwards! Coaster fans will especially love Expedition Everest as it’s one of the more “thrilling” rides on Disney property. Consider using the single rider line for a shorter wait time. This attraction is also available for rider switch.
Whether traveling with kiddos or alone, Disney World offers an array of magical experiences for its adult guests, who are just big kids at heart, after all.
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