The Disney travel planning experts at MagicGuides recently examined every ride at all four Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando theme parks. The rides at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios were ranked based on three key factors: Instagram hashtags, Tripadvisor ratings and average monthly search volume for each ride. These factors were then combined in an index to give each ride a total score to determine the most popular rides at Disney World.
Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom takes the top spot as the most popular ride at WDW. The log flume ride has been a favorite among guests for years. Currently, the popular attraction is undergoing a re-imagining to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, inspired by the hit movie The Princess and the Frog.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror comes in as the second-most popular ride. This Disney’s Hollywood Studios ride offers a couple thrilling drops bound to spook guests. The haunted hotel theme ride is inspired by the classic TV series The Twilight Zone.
Heading back to Magic Kingdom, Space Mountain ranks third. Space Mountain’s popularity has stood the test of time as the oldest-operating roller coaster in Florida. Those looking for a thrilling ride in the dark will be delighted by Space Mountain’s twists and turns.
It’s a Small World takes fourth place. Guests are taken on a gentle boat ride through different cultures around the world. Be careful, the catchy song may get stuck in your head the rest of the day.
Coming in fifth is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opened in 2019 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios as part of the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and the newest ride featured in the top 10.
Next, we head over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the sixth-place ride, Expedition Everest. This almost 200-foot-tall roller coaster takes travelers through Everest and even puts you face-to-face with a Yeti!
The rides rounding out the list include Haunted Mansion (seventh), Big Thunder Mountain (eighth), Star Tours (ninth) and Jungle Cruise (10th).
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
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When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Norwegian Cruise Line is known for offering an impressive assortment of itineraries letting family travelers visit practically every corner of the globe, but one part of the world has been missing for the past few years: Asia. Luckily, that is finally changing as the line returns to the region for the first time in three years.