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  • 1. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Featured Hotel: – Located just 1.5 miles from Disney - A Disney Good Neighbor Hotel - Free shuttles - Kids Eat Free - 3 beautiful pools with waterfalls, whirlpools and a 40’ water slide - 5 food and beverage outlets MAGIC KINGDOM TIPS FOR THE MAGIC KINGDOM  Here's a good tip for riding the Magic Kingdom Mountains. Go to Space Mountain first in the morning. Most people go to Frontierland because 2 of the mountains are there. Space Mountain is less crowded and you can ride it 2 to 3 times in a row without the line being over 20 minutes (just make sure you get to Magic Kingdom before the park actually opens). Get to Frontierland at about lunch time. The ride line will be a lot shorter because most people will be eating. If you want to ride Splash Mountain twice, I suggest get a fastpass, get in the stand-by line, and ride it. When your done, if there's time left, go to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and by that time, you can get in the fastpass line for Splash Mountain. Thanks to Gabriella for this tip!  If you stay at the Magic Kingdom through the fireworks show to park closing, you will be leaving with thousands of others also trying to get to the main parking lot and their cars. As you exit the Magic Kingdom, you'll no doubt notice huge lines to get on the Disney Transportation Buses, the Steamboats across the Lagoon, and especially up the ramp to the Monorail to the Ticket and Transportation Center. What you will also notice is that while those three transportation methods have lines and long waits comparable to the most popular rides, the one ramp that is sparsely used is the Monorail to Resorts. Save yourself lots of time, pushing, shoving, short fuses and all around inconvenience after a long day of walking - Take the Monorail to the Resorts. First stop is the Contemporary Hotel, second stop? you may have guessed it by now, The Transportation and Ticket Center! Since the sign reads To Resorts, people looking to get to the TTC follow that sign. Try this Sneaky Trick on your next visit and you will find that you not only get to your car faster, but will beat the biggest crunch of cars exiting - because all those people are still waiting for a ride to the TTC! Thanks to Larry for this tip!  We recently visit WDW 4/2/04 to 4/10/04. We learned of a new service that just open a few weeks prior, called quot;Kiddie Conciergequot;. It was located in Tomorrowland at the MK. The purpose is to give a break to preschool and younger children, as well as their parents. It was a clean, quiet, air conditioned room with a cast member at the front desk, who helped us to look up dining availability. There was a large room with beanbag chairs for the kids, couches for the kids and/or adults, while a movie was playing. There was a play area with some toys for toddlers. There were men's and women's bathrooms, with a door you could lock for privacy. There was a diaper changing room and yet another small room with rocking chairs, which I assume was there for nursing mothers. There was a kitchenette with a microwave to heat a bottle, a refrigerator, which I assumed had ice and a water cooler with hot and cold water, as well as cups. We changed our 2 yo son's diaper there, but stayed for about 15 minutes, just enjoying the quiet break from the walking and the heat. Thanks to Brian for this Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 2. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! tip!  A couple of years back a friend and I had gone to the Magic Kingdom on her birthday. We went to guest services to activate tickets we already had and found out that they will give you a birthday pin if you are there on your birthday. They also said that every park has their own birthday pins designated for the individual park. The one from the Magic Kingdom has Mickey Mouse in front of Cinderella's Castle and it reads quot;Today is My Birthday.quot; Everyone imaginable wished her a happy birthday and the barbershop quartet sang happy birthday to her. Each park does something special. We only discovered the Magic Kingdom end of it. Thanks to Jennifer for this tip!  The only ride we were disappointed in was the Winnie-the Pooh ride in the Magic Kingdom. We'd read it was one that shouldn't be missed. When we got in line, the sign said the wait for the ride would be 45 minutes. It was more like an hour and a half and the ride lasted maybe 2 or 3 minutes!! My advice: skip it! The Buzz Lightyear Ride is much more fun!!!! The kids loved that one. Thanks to Kathy for this tip!  A great place to watch the fireworks in the Magic Kingdom is from the dining terrace at the Plaza Pavilion. You get to sit in an uncrowded area with the added benefit of having Tinkerbell coming right at you! Send someone from your party to Main St to get pastries, ice cream, coffee, etc, to fill the time before and after the fireworks. Thanks to Chris for this tip!!!  Ok, so you have no interest in waiting around to see a parade in the Magic Kingdom. But make sure you are in the area of the park you want to be when the parade starts. Traveling around the park especially on the parade route becomes next to IMPOSSIBLE. I was at the Haunted Mansion and needed to go to ride Splash Mountain because I had a fastpass, and it took me at least 20-30 minutes to make that short trip simply because of the parade. However if your not where you want to be, don't be afraid to cross the street during a parade, sure you may not be supposed to but if the crowds are so large they can't tell where you wander off after, this will allow you to get to your destination slightly faster than staying on the same side of the street and meandering along the sidewalk to go from one land to another. Thanks to Chris Shumeyko for this tip!!!  Here's a great tip for riding the 3 Mountains! Get in line for the mountains later at night right before the parade and fireworks start, so probably around 7:30 the lines will die down somewhat because of people eating dinner and getting ready for the parade. Leave Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain for the night and ride Space Mountain during the day. This is a good plan because standing in line for Splash and Thunder can get HOT during the day where as Space Mountain has an indoor line which is air conditioned. This will pay off because there are no lines during Spectromagic and the Fireworks at night on any of the Mountains! So hit the smaller rides during the day and save the mountains for later at night! This really does save on time and you get more rides out of it! Thanks to Mark for this tip!!!  During a parade - especially SpectroMagic - walk through the shops as much as possible. You can walk almost all of Main Street inside if you stay on the right hand side (right side as you are looking at the entrance). Thanks to Jennifer for this tip!!!  I highly recommend if traveling to the Magic Kingdom with children under two years old going the month of October because crowds are small and the weather is not too hot. Thanks to Julio for this tip!!!  Try to see Mickey somewhere else other than in the Judges Tent in Toontown. We were there in January and there were only about 15 people in front of us in line. We still waited about 15-20 minutes. Our kids were restless. Although we got pictures, it really wasn't worth the wait. Thanks to David for this tip!!!  At the MK, don't sit in front of Cinderella's castle for the fireworks. They are shot from behind the castle, and Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 3. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! you don't see much if you are in front. Thanks to Bobbie for this tip!!!  Don't miss the new show Disney puts on in front of Cinderella's Castle. You will see about 2 dozens of Disney characters and after the short show they come down and walk around with the people there. Thanks to Miros for this tip!!!  I just recently went to Disney World and I found that the best place to sit for the Spectromagic parade is on the balcony of the train station, right as you enter the park. Try to get there 2 hours before. People take the chairs and tables that are up there. If you sit there you can see the castle for the fireworks perfectly and also be able to watch the parade sitting in a chair and up high so you won’t have to over look anyone. Thanks to Larry for this tip!!!  To get a curb seat for the SpectroMagic parade, you must line up 2 hours before. We lined up 1 ½ hrs before and couldn't find a curb seat. Thanks to Toni for this tip!!!  We got to see the Magic Kingdom Parade in Frontier Land and that is where the parade started. It was wonderful and we had a great spot...my youngest daughter got to participate in the parade with one of the mice from Cinderella and that made her week. I don't know if it starts there every time but it did that day around 3 or 4 p.m. Tuesday seemed like a great day to visit the Magic Kingdom because on Monday it seemed like that is where everyone was headed. So I would wait until after Monday before visiting Magic Kingdom. Thanks to Robin for this tip!!!  Right before closing of the Magic Kingdom (it was 9 the day we were there) about 8:45 we ran to the Judges tent where the characters are- not Mickey of course- but others. And there was no one there--no lines at all. There ended up being about 10 of us in there and all the characters! It was great. There was Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Cinderella, Daisy & Perla, Chip & Dale and Minnie Mouse. And because no one was there they hung out all together and played with the kids. It was so neat! Tigger was doing Cart-Wheels and playing with my son (who got a little scared ). It was so neat. The don't close the doors till actual closing time so go anytime even a minute before you can still get in. We didn't want to stay too long as they all needed to go to bed, but it was really fun. Thanks to Diane for this tip!  Do not visit the Magic Kingdom on a Monday. It is packed! This is especially true if you have children. Pushing a stroller through a jam-packed park can ruin anyone's day. On our last trip (3/00), we went to the Magic Kingdom on Monday with a 6 month old and a 2 yr. old. We were there all day and all we go to do was the Pooh ride, Bear Country Jamboree, Tiki Birds, Haunted Mansion, dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern (we had reservations), and the Electrical Parade (we caught it right after dinner). We pretty much wasted a whole day. Thanks to Christine for this tip!  At the Magic Kingdom, get there early. Visit Space Mountain first. (Our wait was 20 min.) Then head straight to Splash Mountain. There was no wait at all and we walked right through! Thanks to Megan for this tip!  Avoid using the restrooms near Fantasyland if you can help it. They are also packed, dirty and there are line- ups. Thanks to Anne for this tip!  Get to the quot;Mountainsquot; early (Space/Splash/Thunder). The lines on these get long later on.  If you plan to eat at the Liberty Tree Tavern, try and plan your dinner so that you are done 20 minutes before the Electric Light Parade starts; just step out onto the porch for a great view. Thanks to John and Karl for this tip!  It seems that in space mountain the right line is the scarier side. The left side seems not as scary. Thanks to Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 4. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Sandy for this tip!  There is no need to push and shove once you are in an attraction. They only let enough people though the turn stall that will fit into the theater or ride. Every view is a good one and you will get a seat. Once you are in the first set of doors you will get a seat. So, on these types of attractions once your in, let everyone push by you. I sometimes stand alone in the back because everyone else is huddled together near the front and get a great view. Thanks to Jeremy for this tip!  At the Magic Kingdom people leave early when the fireworks go off. During some parts of the year, the fireworks don't always go off at closing time. Since most people don't know that, they leave once the fireworks are over. This leaves the park empty until the real closing time. Thanks to Jeremy for this tip!  When you are going to the parks, like the Magic Kingdom, get there about 30minutes before the park open. Why you should do this is because you will have time to ride all of your favorite rides before the crowds come. Especially the popular rides like Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain and the popular Space Mountain. Thanks to Marilyn for this tip!  When everyone is leaving the Magic Kingdom the monorails tend to get very crowded. The Disney Staff will tell you to use the Transportation and Ticket Center monorail. It is always crowded. Use the resort monorail. This takes you to the Contemporary but stay on and you'll get to the transportation and ticket center a lot faster. Thanks to Evan for this tip!  When entering the haunted mansion, make sure you are close to the left wall. This wall will open and you will have first access to the ride. Thanks to Sue for this tip!  If you want to experience Splash Mountain but don't want to wait in line or use fast pass, just go to other rides until about 10:00pm or later then come back to it. My friends and I walked right through with no one in front of us and got on. Sure it was a little colder but worth it! Thanks to Ryan for this tip!  When entering the Magic Kingdom while the 3:00 parade is going on, hop on the train and take it to Frontierland and you miss all the crowds leaving after the parade. Thanks to Susan for this tip!  When arriving or departing from Magic Kingdom, you may be able to sit if the front car with the driver of the monorail, especially during the non-peak hours. Ask a CM when boarding the monorail. Depending on monorail driver, they may even let one of your children drive the monorail for a few seconds. Thanks to Kennith for the tip!  E-ride nights. You get out of the park around 1:00 a.m. tired and ready to get to your room only to find the tram isn't in the parking lot to pick you up. One finally did arrive after 10 min. The driver got off for some reason with no explanation. We had to walk to our car It took us about 10 min. to get to our car and there was still no sight of the tram SO remember you may have to walk to your car on E-nights. Thanks to the Carr Family for this tip!  If you are an old hat at Disney and would like a little twist, ride Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain at night. We hit Splash Mountain late one night because we were avoiding the long lines and wow it was gorgeous and a little mysterious too. Thanks to Sarah K. for this tip! Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 5. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! ADVENTURELAND ATTRACTIONS Jungle Cruise  Ride Length: about 10 minutes Use Fastpass Here This attraction allows visitors to cruise down a Disney-made river touring places on four continents. Audio- Animatronics animals add to the excitement of the ride. While children will enjoy this ride, the jokes might be a little corny for older visitors. Pirates Of The Caribbean  Ride Length: about 10 minutes This indoor boat ride follows a group of Audio-Animatronics pirates adventures. While a popular attraction at the Magic Kingdom, this ride might scare young children. Swiss Family Treehouse  This attraction allows guests to walk through a recreation of the Swiss Family Treehouse. The detail in this attraction is amazing, but due to a lot of stair climbing, this attraction isn't for everyone. The Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management  Show Length: about 10 minutes Before the renovation of this attraction, it was one of my least favorite shows at the park (I never wanted to hear the quot;Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Roomquot; song again). However, the show has been changed for the best. After taking a seat in the Tiki room, the birds begin the show just as before. However, Iago quickly interrupts them and asks them to stop singing that horrible song. With the help of Zazu, the show is very funny and great for the whole family. The Magic Carpets Of Aladdin  This ride, which is very similar to the Dumbo attraction, consists of magic carpets that fly around a large Genie lamp. Visitors have control to move the carpets up and down and tilt them from side to side. Large camels near the attraction spit water onto the carpets as they fly by. Shrunken Ned's Junior Jungle Boats Remote-controlled boats. Extra fee applies - $1.00 for two minutes. RESTAURANTS El Pirata Y el Perico Restaurante Aloha Isle Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Snacks Mexican Cuisine American Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located in Adventureland Located in Adventureland Serves tacos and taco salads. Serves vanilla and pineapple ice cream and root beer floats Sunshine Tree Terrace Open for Snacks American Cuisine Inexpensive Counter Service Located in Adventureland Serves yogurt, coffee, and drinks. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 6. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! FANTASYLAND ATTRACTIONS The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh    Use Fastpass Here Ride Length: 3 minutes Travel in honey pot vehicles with Winnie the Pooh and friends through the Hundred Acre Wood. The ride begins with visitors journeying through the pages of a book about Pooh. Tigger joins the ride and teaches the honey pots how to bounce. This ride is very popular and has long lines, so use Fastpass. Cinderella's Golden Carousel  Ride Length: 2 minutes A carousel located in the middle of Fantasyland. Save this attraction until you've seen the other Fantasyland attractions. Dumbo The Flying Elephant  Ride Length: 2 minutes This attraction, similar to Astro Orbiter and Aladdin's Magic Carpets, is very popular among young children and often has long lines. Each flying elephant holds two people and has the ability to move up and down while in flight. It's A Small World  Ride Length: 11 minutes Travel by boat to view singing and dancing dolls that represent the different cultures of the world. Lines move quickly at this attraction. Mad Tea Party  Ride Length: 2 minutes Guests sit in spinning tea cups and are able to control how fast they spin. If you get dizzy easily, this ride is not for you. Peter Pan's Flight  Use Fastpass Here Ride Length: 3 minutes Once aboard a flying pirate ship, visitors travel through the story of Peter Pan by traveling to Neverland. Use Fastpass to avoid long lines. Snow White's Scary Adventures  Ride Length: 3 minutes Similar to Peter Pan's Flight, visitors to Snow White's Scary Adventures travel in mining carts through the story of Snow White. This ride has some scenes that are too scary for some children. Storytime with Belle at Fairytale Garden  Show Length: 15 minutes Belle reads a story in Fantasyland. Volunteers from the audience are asked to help Belle. Ariel's Grotto  A playground area where kids can have their picture taken with different characters. There are fountains, so kids might want to bring a change of clothes. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 7. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Mickey's PhilharMagic  Use Fastpass Here Ride Length: 12 minutes Join Donald in this musical journey. Your favorite songs from Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, and more are performed in this 3-D adventure that is great for the whole family. RESTAURANTS Cinderella's Royal Table Enchanted Grove Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Open for Snacks American Cuisine American Cuisine Priority Seating Required Inexpensive Moderately Priced Counter Service Table Service Located in Fantasyland Located in Cinderella's Castle in Fantasyland Serves ice cream. Character Breakfast and Lunch Breakfast is pre-plated and all-you-can-eat. Lunch is family-style dining. Dinner features soup, salad, prime rib, chicken, tuna, pork chop, salmon, and steak Pinocchio Village Haus Mrs. Potts' Cupboard Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Snack American Cuisine American Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located in Fantasyland Located in Fantasyland Features hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, and hot dogs. Features ice cream, milkshakes, and sundaes. Scuttle's Landing Open for Snacks American Cuisine Inexpensive Counter Service Located in Fantasyland Serves drinks and muffins. FRONTIERLAND ATTRACTIONS Big Thunder Mountain Railroad   Height Restriction: 40quot; Ride Length: 4 minutes Use Fastpass Here This roller coaster, set in a gold mine, is one of the most popular rides in the Magic Kingdom. As a less thrilling roller coaster, Big Thunder Mountain attracts younger riders as well as those who do not like as intense rides. Lines tend to be long and the wait area does not provide much relief from the heat, so be sure to use Fastpass at this attraction. Country Bear Jamboree  Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 8. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Show Length: 17 minutes The Country Bear Jamboree is a 17 minute show which children of all ages can attend, but this show is a little bit corny for older viewers. During the Christmas season, a special holiday version is presented. Frontierland Shootin' Arcade  An extra charge applies if you are interested in practicing your target aim in this arcade. Splash Mountain   Height Restriction: 40quot; Ride Length: 11 minutes Use Fastpass Here After being loaded into log flumes (each flume has 4 rows that hold 2 people), visitors travel through the story of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and Brer Bear. The detail of the Audio-Animatronics animals and their homes is really impressive (You'll notice different things each time you ride). There is one spot (when the log flumes are located so that riders can see other people dropping) where the people on the right side of the flume will get wet. The story continues with Brer Rabbit begging Brer Bear and Fox to not throw him down into the Briar Patch. The drop that follows is very steep and everyone in the boat will get wet (extra water is added on hot days). Tip - sit on the left side in the back of the log flume for the driest ride. Tom Sawyer Island  Transported by raft to the island, visitors are free to explore once there. There are places for adults to sit, while children can play in caves and explore trails and bridges. Aunt Polly's Dockside Inn, located on the island, serves sandwiches and drinks. Visit early in the day, because this attraction closes at dark. RESTAURANTS Frontierland Fries Aunt Polly's Dockside Inn Open for Snacks Open for Lunch and Snacks American Cuisine American Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located in Frontierland Located on Tom Sawyer's Island in Frontierland Serves McDonald's Fries. Features sandwiches and ice cream. Pecos Bill Cafe Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine Inexpensive Counter Service Located in Frontierland Features hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, and hot dogs. TOMORROWLAND ATTRACTIONS Stitch’s Great Escape  Height Restriction: 35quot; Use Fastpass Here Ride Length: 15 minutes At your first day as a prison guard at the Galactic Federation Prison Teleport Center, you are training to handle Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 9. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! quot;level onequot; prisoners. During training, a quot;level threequot; prisoner is captured. As the quot;level threequot; prisoner, otherwise known as Stitch, tries to escape, help the other prison guards catch him. While this attraction took the place of Alien Encounter, the interior of the ride looks almost identical. Don't wait longer than 5 minutes for this mediocre attraction. This ride might scare young children as there are long periods of total darkness. Tomorrowland Transit Authority  Ride Length: 10 minutes Four person vehicles transport visitors around Tomorrowland for a bird's eye view of this land. The slow moving ride travels through Space Mountain, Alien Encounter, and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress  Show Length: 22 minutes Open Seasonally The Carousel of Progress follows a family from the early 1900s to the future highlighting the progress of technology. In the beginning, the family is excited about getting indoor plumbing and electricity, while the last scene shows the family at Christmastime enjoying a new virtual reality game. Space Mountain   Height Restriction: 44quot; Use Fastpass Here Space Mountain is one of the most popular rides in the Magic Kingdom. This roller coaster takes place indoors and in total darkness. While more intense than Big Thunder Railroad, this ride isn't as bad as Rock 'n Roller Coaster. Once near the front of the ride, visitors have the option of going right (slightly scarier) or left, each path leading to a slightly different coaster. Tip - Sit in the front for a more intense ride. Tomorrowland Arcade  This arcade is located at the exit of Space Mountain. An extra fee is required if you want to play arcade games. Astro Orbiter  Ride Length: about 2 minutes The Astro Orbiter, while similar to the Dumbo ride, has some unique qualities. Visitors must travel up an elevator to reach the top of the building in order to board the jets. Once on board, riders circulate around a rocket and have the ability to make their jets go up and down. This ride tends to have a long wait, so ride early in the morning. Tomorrowland Indy Speedway  Height Restriction: 52quot; to drive Ride Length: 4 minutes Once fastened into the car, guests race along a railed tracked. The line for this attraction is typically very long for what the attraction offers. Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin   Use Fastpass Here Ride Length: 5 minutes Buzz Lightyear needs your help to defeat Zurg! After boarding their vehicle, visitors are able to spin their vehicles and shoot their laser guns at targets for points. Tip - For more points hold down the button to shoot the laser gun the whole time. Tip - Aim for the large volcano in the main room for 25,000 points. The Timekeeper  Hosted by Robin Williams, this humorous Circle-Vision 360 degree show travels through time. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 10. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Galaxy Palace Theater Seasonal Live Entertainment RESTAURANTS Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies Cool Ship Open for Snacks Open for Drinks American Cuisine American Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located in Tomorrowland Located in Tomorrowland Serves ice cream and smoothies. Lunching Pad at Rockettower Plaza Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine American Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located in Tomorrowland Located in Tomorrowland Features turkey legs and frozen drinks. Features chicken, hamburgers, salads, soups, and sandwiches. Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station Open for Lunch and Dinner Asian Cuisine Inexpensive Counter Service Located in Tomorrowland Serves noodle bowls, stir-fry, and more. MAIN STREET, USA ATTRACTIONS Cinderellabration  Watch as Cinderella finally has her coronation ceremony and officially becomes a princess. This live show on the stage at Cinderella's Castle will include other Disney Princesses as well. Main Street Vehicles  These vehicles (varies by day) provide one-way transportation from Town Square to Cinderella's Castle (and from the castle to town square). Walt Disney World Railroad  Ride Length: 20 minutes This railroad travels around the perimeter of the park. Stops are located at Mickey's Toontown Fair, Frontierland, and Main Street, U.S.A. Guest Information Board Tips, wait times, and show times City Hall Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 11. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Information and Guest Relations RESTAURANTS Crystal Palace Casey's Corner Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine American Cuisine Priority Seating Required Inexpensive Moderately Priced Counter Service Table Service Located in Main Street, U.S.A. Located on Main Street, USA Features hot dogs and French fries. Character Dining (Pooh and Friends) Features breakfast buffet Lunch buffet with salads, sandwich meats, and barbeque chicken. Dinner buffet with shrimp, salads, pasta, prime rib, vegetables, and desserts. Plaza Ice Cream Parlor Main Street Bake Shop Open for Snacks Open for Breakfast and Snacks American Cuisine American Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located in Main Street, USA Located on Main Street, USA Serves ice cream. Features pastries, cakes, and cookies. Tony's Town Square The Plaza Restaurant Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner Italian Cuisine American Cuisine Priority Seating Recommended Priority Seating Recommended Moderately Priced Inexpensive Table Service Table Service Located in Main Street, USA Located in Main Street, USA Breakfast - eggs, waffles, and fruit Features sandwiches, salads, hamburgers, and ice cream. Lunch and Dinner - pasta, shrimp, pork chops, chicken, and beef. LIBERTY SQUARE ATTRACTIONS The Hall of Presidents  Show Length: 23 minutes An educational, entertaining show on the nation's presidents. Each president is represented in a lifelike fashion, but only George W. Bush and Lincoln speak. While not as good as the American Adventure at Epcot, the twenty-three minute long show provides relief from the Florida sun in an air-conditioned pavilion. The Haunted Mansion  Ride Length: about 9 minutes Visitors are taken into the main room of the mansion where the ceiling is magically quot;raisedquot;. From there, riders are loaded into carts in pairs to ride through the haunted house. Throughout the ride, visitors are introduced to the 999 ghosts and even get the chance to have one ride in their cart. Tip - When you enter the quot;stretch roomquot;, stand on the side closest to the fireplace as you enter, as there are two stretching rooms side by side, and the exit is always Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 12. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! between them. Liberty Belle Riverboat  Ride Length: 20 minutes This twenty minute boat ride on a three leveled paddleboat travels around the Tom Sawyer Island. While not a major attraction, this ride is good for relaxing during crowded afternoons. This ride is open seasonally and closes at dark. RESTAURANTS Liberty Square Market Columbia Harbour House Open for Snacks Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine American Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located in Liberty Square Located in Liberty Square Serves fruit and other snacks. Features chicken and fish strips, sandwiches, and salads. Sleepy Hollow Liberty Tree Tavern Open for Snacks Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine American Cuisine Inexpensive Priority Seating Required Counter Service Moderately Priced Located in Liberty Square Table Service Features Coffee, Caramel Corn, and Fruit Cobbler. Located in Liberty Square Character dining at dinner (Minnie and friends) Features chicken, turkey, steak, salads, hamburgers, vegetables, and stuffing. MICKEY’S TOONTOWN FAIR ATTRACTIONS Donald's Boat  Children will enjoy playing in this interactive playground. Tip - Bring extra clothes because you will get wet. Mickey's Country House  Visitors are able to tour Mickey's house and even meet Mickey at the end of the tour. Minnie's Country House  A tour of Minnie's House (similar to Mickey's Country House, however, Minnie isn't at the end of the tour. Toontown Hall Of Fame  A great place to meet Disney characters. Three lines form, each leading to a different group of Disney character (Winnie the Pooh and Friends, Princesses, Mickey and Friends, Villains, and more). The Barnstormer  Ride Length: 1 minute Height Restriction: 35quot; A short roller coaster for little kids. Judge's Tent Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 13. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! The place to meet Mickey! RESTAURANTS Toontown Farmers Market Open for Snacks American Cuisine Inexpensive Counter Service Located in Mickey's Toontown Fair Serves fruit and other snacks. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 14. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! EPCOT TIPS FOR EPCOT  On the lower level of the Japanese pavilion, there is a great store selling candy, chopsticks, etc. The last time we were in the store, there was a stand where you could choose an oyster with a pearl in it. The cast member would clean it for you and put it in a cute box. Our daughter loved it. She felt like she had found a buried treasure! Thanks to Karen for this tip!  If you work for Hewlett Packard be sure and bring your id card and get an up close and personal view of the Mission Space ride. Go to the door marked HP Invent show your id and get escorted behind the scenes and receive a fast pass for you and your family. The hours are 9-5 so don't miss out. Thanks to Tim4Kim for this tip!  When choosing a spot to watch Illuminations be sure to take the wind into account. An open rail by the water is worthless if the wind is blowing in your face, all you'll see is smoke. Thanks to Jeff for this tip!  What I really want to say is when you're at the World Showcase at EPCOT, explore every inch of every country. You'll find loads of fun things just off the beaten path. There is a little area kind of behind and below the pub in England which is a really great place to watch IllumiNations! Thanks to Jeff for this tip!  If you are in EPCOT with children, I strongly suggest that you do not see HONEY I SHRUNK THE AUDIENCE. It is extremely scary and very intense for younger viewers. And don't be fooled, just because it is in the same pavilion as the IMAGINATION! attraction. Trust me, most younger kids will most definitely not enjoy HONEY I SHRUNK THE AUDIENCE. Thanks to BroadwayStar2 for this tip!!!  At Epcot the fireworks at night time was wonderful, make sure that at you be a good viewing location by the water at least an hour for a good spot, it gets pretty crowded. The Tapestry parade is just before the firework, so if you find a good place around the in the world showcase to see both. The Disney map shows the parade route, so just stick around that path for both the fireworks and parade. Thanks to Gilberto for this tip!!!  Parking tip: We went to Epcot in the afternoon. There were no parking guides to tell you where to park-cruise up to the front and see if anyone has left and grab a close spot. We went to Epcot between 3-4 two afternoons-and parked front row both times. This should work for all parks. Thanks to Ellen for this tip!!!  In Epcot, the kids loved collecting stamps for every country visited. When we went there, they got to decorate a mask in Italy, and proceed to go to all the countries. It does take the whole day to do this, since there are a lot of things to see in each country. Thanks to Clarence for this tip!!!  To really enjoy Epcot at its fullest do your best effort to catch the little shows they give outside of every quot;countryquot;. It totally enhances your experience and it helps a lot if you have little kids that don't really understand the concept of the World showcase, this way they get to see neat stuff and they can enjoy this park too. Thanks to Miros for this tip!!!  In Epcot center, there is this big igloo called Ice Station Cool. In addition to being a freezing cold Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 15. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! building (for those extra-hot Florida days) there are soda fountains inside with Coke products from around the world. Grab a bottle from a gift shop (or from Wal-Mart) your first day in the park and head to the Igloo. Taste the different Coke varieties until you find one you like (my favorites are the apple (from Israel I think) and watermelon from China… and AVOID ITALY’S! J ) . Fill up your bottle with soda from there (as many times as you like) and you won’t have to pay for any your entire time at Epcot. One downside is that you won’t have any ice, but in Florida the ice melts quickly anyway, so you can probably go up to any of the cafeterias and ask them for a cup of ice if you so desire. Thanks to Heather for this tip!!!  If you are spending time in another park and want to watch the fireworks in EPCOT, drive to the Boardwalk (if you are not driving, take the bus there). Park in the visitor parking area and walk to the World Showcase entrance (pretty short walk). When you get into the park, head for the Bridge near France. Even if you don't get a spot on the railing, you can see most of the show because you are slightly elevated. When the fireworks are over, head back to the boardwalk and you beat all the crowds heading back to the EPCOT Parking lot/Monorail. Grab a snack on the Boardwalk. The Beach Club has a great Ice Cream Shop called quot;Beaches and Creamquot;...awesome!!! Try the kitchen sink or the Reeses Pieces Sundae. Thanks to Sam for this tip!!!  The most delightful tea shoppe exists in Britain (by Rose & Crown) at EPCOT. Don't miss the imported crackers & cookies, and candy! You'll also find fun tea accessories (like cutting boards and aprons), and some really nice (reasonable) jewelry... nice souvenirs that don't scream WDW. Thanks to Sam for this tip!  When attempting to find a good location to view Illuminations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot's Showcase, some sources recommend snagging a lagoon side table at the Rose & Crown Pub in the United Kingdom pavilion. If you should decide to follow this advice, be prepared to eat more than just an appetizer. Epcot staff are fully aware of this tip and will only seat patrons who intend to eat a full meal. Thanks to Andrea for this tip!  Go to the World Showcase as soon as it opens at 11:00 a.m. Finish Future World in the late afternoon.  We like to only eat in the Epcot country restaurants, but after our first trip discovered how expensive it was to have dinner there. Now we have a late lunch, we try and book the last lunch seating. You get a large portion of food at about half the price, Then in the evening we just grab a snack or eat after we leave the park. It has saved us a lot of money on our trips. Thanks to Patti for this tip!  Your kids will probably like Future World better than the World Showcase.  The best place to view the fireworks/laser show is the pavillon between Mexico and Canada (right between the two stores). But get there early, because it fills up completely.  An excellent place for lunch is to buy the Fish and Chips in the United Kingdom -- but don't go in the Rose and Crown Pub. Try the food stand located right next to it (towards France).  When going on the new attraction at Epcot Center - Test Track, choose to go as a single rider, this will allow you to get onto the attraction faster than those who go in pairs. Thanks to Paul for this tip!  On the Norway boat ride Maelstrom, Get in the front of the line after getting off the boat. Then when they let you in the theatre you can follow the last group of movie viewers out of the theatre. This saves you the incredibly boring video! Thanks to Gabe for this tip!  EPCOT has a board between the Innoventions plazas that offers the wait times for each ride in both the Future and World showcase. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 16. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes!  One show to sit up front on is The American Adventure. Everyone will push for the middle. But the best seat is front and center. You will see every movement and expression made by the characters, and the movie potions are near the back of the quot;stagequot;. No one will be around you. Thanks to Jeremy for this tip!  If the line for test track is long, and your party doesn't mind being separated, go through the singles line, you all go through the pre show together, and when it is time to get on a car, they fill you in one by one into the empty 3rd seat when 2 people sit. On New Years Eve 1999, we walked right up to the pre show and were on the ride in 10 minutes even though the fast passes were already all gone for the day, and the line was 1 1/2 hours. Sitting in different cars (usually one behind the other) was a small price to pay for this time-saver! Thanks to Laura for this tip! FUTURE WORLD ATTRACTIONS Spaceship Earth Spaceship Earth Ride  Ride Length: 16 minutes Inside the Spaceship Earth geosphere, explore the history of communication while traveling in quot;time-travelquot; vehicles. The ride starts with ancient Egypt and ends with the near future. Tip - Lines for this ride are long in the morning, so wait until the evening for this ride. Leave a Legacy This large sculpture is covered in steel tiles that showcase visitors to Epcot. Add your picture for $35 for a one image tile and $38 for a two images tile. Universe of Energy Ellen’s Energy Adventure  Ride Length: 45 minutes (shows start every 17 minutes) The entertaining pre-show is Disney's version of Jeopardy. Hosted by Alex Trebek, this version of Jeopardy is all about energy. The contestants consist of Ellen Degeneres, Jamie Lee Curtis (Ellen's college rival), and Albert Einstein. Ellen is losing and needs a lesson in energy, so Bill Nye steps in to help where your ride begins. Wonders of Life Cranium Command  Show Length: 18 minutes This entertaining show follows a day in the life of Buzzy as he makes his first attempt as a brain pilot. Buzzy's mission is to help a 12-year-old boy, Bobby, make it through typical day of junior high school. Body Wars  Height restriction: 40 inches Ride Length: 5 minutes Similar to Star Tours (MGM), this motion simulator ride quot;shrinksquot; guests to the size of a blood cell in order to travel inside the human body to see the effects of a splinter in skin. The Making of Me  Show Length: 15 minutes Hosted by Martin Short, this film is about human reproduction. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 17. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Fitness Fairgrounds  A number of fitness-based exhibits and shows are located inside the Wonders of Life pavilion. Mission: SPACE Mission: SPACE  Height Restriction: 44 inches Use Fastpass or Single Rider Here Experience G Forces and the sensation of being weightless in Epcot's newest attraction. Whether you're the engineer, navigator, pilot, or commander, you'll enjoy this simulated flight to Mars! Tip - Use the single rider line to avoid long wait times. Test Track Test Track   Height Restriction: 40 inches Use Fastpass or Single Rider Here Ride Length: 5 minutes General Motors presents this ride featuring a simulation of what it would feel like to ride a car as it goes through a standard test track. The ride has twists and turns, goes through hot and cold weather, and reaches speeds of over 60 mph! This is a great ride, and not too intense for the light of heart. Tip - Due to popular demand, be sure to get a Fastpass early in the morning. Fairly often, Test Track is out of Fastpasses by early afternoon. Tip - Use the single rider line to avoid long wait times. Ice Station Cool  Hot and thirsty? Walk through this air-conditioned covered area and cool off. At the end, there is a room where you can sample coke products from around the world. Journey Into Imagination Honey, I Shrunk The Audience   Use Fastpass Here Show Length: 20 minutes Just as Dr. Wayne Szalinski is about to receive the Inventor of the Year Award for his shrinking machine, an accident occurs and instead of demonstrating how to shrink luggage, Szalinski shrinks the audience. This 3-D show might be too intense for some who do not like snakes, lions, or mice. Journey Into Imagination With Figment  Ride Length: about 12 minutes Figment has returned! Ride with Figment through the senses of sight, smell, and sound. Visit Doctor Channing's brightly colored, yet predictable, labs as Figment cautions him to set his imagination free. Figment puts a show- stopping end to conventional behavior. The rest of this open house is thanks to Figment and his best sense - imagination. A wonderful improvement to the last version, but falls short of the original. What If Labs  Walk-through Hands-on exhibits for the imagination. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 18. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! The Land New! Soarin'   Height Restriction: 40 inches Use Fastpass or Single Rider Here Experience what it would be like to hang glide over California. This attraction gives you a bird's-eye view of some of California's most popular attractions. Living with the Land  Use Fastpass Here Ride Length: 14 minutes Take a boat ride to learn more technological advancements in agriculture. The ride begins with an introduction of the land before humans came along. The boat visits five greenhouses that use hydroponics to grow food (which are used at Disney restaurants). The Circle of Life  Show Length: 15 minutes Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa join forces in this film to remind us that our actions affect the environment around us. The Living Seas The Living Seas  Walk-through The Oceans. Where did they come from? Find out at the Living Seas. Your visit to the living seas begins with a short film about the ocean. Visitors take a short ride through the aquarium and then are given the choice to either visit exhibits (first floor) or view ocean life (second floor). Innoventions Innoventions East   Walk-through Interactive exhibits include the future of homes, cars, Internet, websites, and communication. Innoventions West   Walk-through Exhibits from the future include voice recognition software, home theaters, video games (some cost extra), medical advancements, solutions to hunger and health problems, and new ways to share information. RESTAURANTS Electric Umbrella Coral Reef Open Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine Seafood Inexpensive Priority Seating Recommended Counter Service Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 19. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Located near Innoventions Expensive Serves hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and chicken Table Service fingers. Located in the Living Seas Pavilion Features tuna, salmon cakes, cream of lobster soup, mahi mahi, lobster, scallops, and chicken. Garden Grill Restaurant Fountain View Espresso and Bakery Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Snacks American Cuisine American Cuisine Priority Seating Recommended Inexpensive Moderately Priced Counter Service Table Service Located near Innoventions Located in the Land Pavilion Features desserts, pastries, and coffee. Character Dining (Mickey and friends) All you can eat featuring typical breakfast foods. Lunch and dinner (All you can eat) offer fish, salad, steak, and vegetables. Sunshine Season Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner American Cuisine Inexpensive Food Court Located in the Land Pavilion Features pasta, baked potatoes, sandwiches, soup, barbeque, and ice cream. WORLD SHOWCASE ATTRACTIONS El Rio Del Tiempo: The River of Time  Ride Length: 7 minutes Inside the Mexico pavilion, take a boat ride through Mexican cultural history. Maelstrom  Ride Length: 15 minutes Use Fastpass Here Travel along the North Sea in this boat ride that includes encounters with Vikings and trolls. The boat enters a mild storm and then docks in a nearby fishing village. This boat ride is very mild with only one small drop. After getting off the boat, visitors enter a theater to watch a short movie about Norway. Tip - If you want to avoid watching the movie, enter the theater quickly, walk straight through the row, and exit with the group that went before you. Reflections of China  Movie Length: 14 minutes A 360 degree film that features China's main attractions. The American Adventure Show   Show Length: 30 minutes Hosted by Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain, this show uses audio-animatronics and film clips to tell the history of the United States. The show starts with the Mayflower and the writing of the Declaration of Independence and Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 20. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! ends with The Great Depression and World War II. The show ends with a short film featuring famous people in American History. American Gardens Theatre Showcases various live entertainment. Impressions de France  Show Length: about 20 minutes A 200 degree film that features France's main attractions. O Canada!  Show Length: 22 minutes A 360-degree film that features Canada's main attractions. World Showcase Live Entertainment – See Times Guide for Show Times Dragon Legend Acrobats (China) Mariachi Cobre (Mexico) Spelmanns Gledje (Norway) Live Entertainment Live Mariachi Entertainment Norwegian Folk Music World Showcase Players (Italy) Si Xian (China) Oktoberfest Musikanten Live Entertainment Classical Music (Germany) Live Show Epcot Vybe (USA) Spirit of America Fife & Drum Voices of Liberty (USA) Swing, Gospel, and Jazz Music Corps (USA) Live a cappella performance Live Entertainment Mo'rockin (Morocco) Matsuriza (Japan) Miyuki (Japan) Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Pub Pianist (United Kingdom) Serveur Amusant (France) The British Invasion (United Pianist Live Entertainment Kingdom) British Rock 'n Roll Band World Showcase Players (United Off Kilter (Canada) Kingdom) Celtic Music Comedy RESTAURANTS Bistro de Paris Biergarten Open for Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner French Cuisine German Cuisine Priority Seating Recommended Priority Seating Recommended Expensive Moderately Priced Table Service Table Service Located in the France Pavilion Located in the Germany Pavilion Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 21. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Featuring filet mignon, salmon, snails, lobster, rack of A buffet featuring sausages, salads, and other authentic lamb, and duck. German food. Cantina de San Angel Boulangerie Patisserie Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Desserts and Snacks Mexican Cuisine French Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located outside the Mexico Pavilion Located in the France Pavilion Features burritos, nachos, churros, and tacos. Serves desserts and pastries. Kringla Bakeri og Kafe Harry Ramsden Open for Lunch, Snacks and Desserts Open for Lunch and Dinner Norwegian Cuisine British Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located in the Norway Pavilion Located outside of the United Kingdom Pavilion Serves smoked salmon, turkey, and ham sandwiches, Features fish and chips. and a variety of cakes and desserts. Les Chefs De France Le Cellier Steakhouse Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner French Cuisine Steakhouse Priority Seating Recommended Priority Seating Recommended Expensive Moderately Priced Table Service Table Service Located in the France Pavilion Located in the Canada Pavilion Features lobster bisque, seafood casserole, salmon, Features cheese soup, salads, and steaks. shrimp, veal, chicken, and duck. L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante Liberty Inn Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner Italian Cuisine American Cuisine Priority Seating Recommended Inexpensive Moderately Priced Counter Service Table Service Located in the American Adventure Pavilion Located in the Italy Pavilion Features hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, sandwiches, Features salads, pasta, veal, and tiramisu. salads, and chicken fingers. Matsu No Ma Lounge Lotus Blossom Cafe Open for Snacks Open for Lunch and Dinner Japanese Cuisine Chinese Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Lounge Counter Service Located in the Japan Pavilion Located near the China Pavilion Features sushi, tempura, and drinks. Serves egg rolls, lo main, and sweet & sour chicken. Princess Storybook Dining Nine Dragons Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine Priority Seating Recommended Priority Seating Recommended Chinese Cuisine Expensive Moderately Priced Table Service Table Service Located in the Norway Pavilion Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 22. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Character Dining (Princesses) Located in the China Pavilion All-you-care-to-eat family-style. Features lemon chicken, sesame chicken, mu shu pork, and moo goo gai pan. Refreshment Port Refreshment Cool Post Open for Snacks Open for Snacks Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located near Canada Located in the World Showcase Serves McDonald's Fries, McNuggets, and McFlurry Serves ice cream and drinks. Desserts. Rose & Crown Dining Room Restaurant Marrakesh Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner Priority Seating Recommended Priority Seating Recommended British Cuisine Moroccan Cuisine Moderately Priced Expensive Table Service Table Service Located in the United Kingdom Pavilion Located in the Morocco Pavilion Features fish and chips, salmon, prime rib, and soup. Features salads, shish kabobs, chicken, lamb, and couscous. Sommerfest San Angel Inn Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner German Cuisine Priority Seating Recommended Inexpensive Mexican Cuisine Counter Service Moderately Priced Located near the German Pavilion Table Service Features bratwurst, sauerkraut, and pretzels. Located in the Mexico Pavilion Features nachos, burritos, beef, shrimp, tuna, chicken, and enchiladas. Tempura Kiku Tangierine Cafe Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner Priority Seating Not Required Moroccan Cuisine Japanese Cuisine Inexpensive Moderately Priced Counter Service Table Service Located in the Morocco Pavilion Located in the Japan Pavilion Features Mediterranean sandwiches, salads, and Features sushi and tempura chicken, beef, shrimp, and shawarma platters (chicken and lamb). scallops. Yakitori House Teppanyaki Dining Room Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner Japanese Cuisine Priority Seating Recommended Inexpensive Japanese Cuisine Counter Service Moderately Priced Located near the Japan Pavilion Table Service Features tempura, shrimp, chicken, beef, and soup. Located in the Japan Pavilion Features chicken, beef, scallops, shrimp, and lobster. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 23. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! MGM TIPS FOR MGM  Get to MGM Studio's before the park actually opens. Before they let the rope go down, they make it clear on which Cast Member is the leader to Tower of Terror and which is the leader to Rock N Roller Coaster. Everyone usually goes to Tower of Terror, so go to Rock N Roller Coaster first. When we went, my dad and I were 2 of the 3 people on their way to the ride. We got to be in the front seat on the first ride of the day. When your done, ride it again. Everyone will still be over at Tower of Terror. When your finished with your second ride, everyone will be done with Tower of Terror and be on their way to Rock N Roller Coaster, so the line will be shorter on Tower of Terror. Thanks to Gabriella for this tip!  When going to see Muppets 3D at MGM, work your way down to the bottom (lower) waiting area. You still get a good view of the pre-show and when you enter the theater, you are sitting closer to the screen and you get to enjoy more of the special effects. But when the doors open to enter the theater, let few people go in front of you. The first people in have to move all the way across and this will leave you a seat in the middle.........good luck. Thanks to Mark for this tip!  When I visited Disney last year, I purchased the meal and show of Fantasmic, I went to eat at Mama Melrose, it was great... but when we got out to go to the show, it started to rain and the show was cancelled. I was disappointed because we had spend so much on the meal and reserved sittings at the show. The next day, I went back to the restaurant and talked to the manager and they gave us more tickets to go see the show. So if you are nice and go back you can get more tickets. Of course you have to be there at least a few days. Thanks to Nathalie for this tip!  If you want to ride both Rock N’ Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror, get a fastpass for Rock N’ Roller Coaster and then get in the standby line for Tower of Terror (or vice-versa). You can ride the two biggest attractions in less than an hour! Thanks to Sean for this tip!!!  If you are in the MGM arrive half hour before the parade start an go in front of the Mickey hat to get a nice place to see it, just look for the handicap area and you will see when the characters come and go. When the parade finish walk after them and go directly to the last show of Beauty and the beast. Thanks to Francisco for this tip!!!  Do not miss for any reason riding the Tower of Terror. I am afraid of heights but this ride is so amazing you MUST do it. It doesn't feel in your stomach like the falls in a roller coaster, it just feels amazing, like floating. I guarantee that you will enjoy it and it won't hurt a bit. Trust me! Thanks to Miros for this tip!!!  When you first get to MGM, you need to ride the Tower of Terror and Aerosmith's Rock N Roller Coaster first. The lines get long fast plus both rides are close to each other so ride one and go ride the other quick. Thanks to Robin for this tip!!!  At MGM, the newly-remodeled 50's Prime Time Cafe -- made of small retro kitchen settings with tv's showing our fave sitcoms of the day -- was awesome! Fabulous service by our quot;cousinsquot;, lots of Mom's rules to follow, comradory among each kitchen's guests, and really, really good food. Try the chicken pot pie and S'mores dessert! Priority reservations highly recommended. Thanks to Sam for this tip!  The personalized name tags a writer submitted are at the 5&10 at MGM ($5 and so much fun to wear!). They don't have every name pre-imprinted, of course, but you can get the tags specially made. There are blanks Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 24. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! behind the embroidery/engraving counter. Thanks to Sam for this tip!  It takes a long time to get into Fantasmic but if you eat at one of the 3 restaurants (Brown Derby, Mama Melrose) located in the MGM Map they offer Priority Seating for the show so you don't have to wait in the line to see the show (which was worth it if you don't have to wait for 2 hours beforehand). Thanks to Michelle for this tip!  Halfway up Hollywood Boulevard (the main street) on the right is a board containing up to date ride wait time information.  If you sit in the back on the Rock N' Roller Coaster it is a lot rougher than if you sit towards the front. Thanks to Moliphino for this tip!  In Tower of Terror (Disney Studios) when you enter the first staging room (the library), immediately go to the far corner (furthest away from the door you enter the room in). After the TV presentation, the wall opens up there to the rest of the ride. At that point, choose the left line - it's quicker.  On the Backlot Studios Tour, if you don't want to get wet, sit on the right when you load the trams.  In the Voyage of the Little Mermaid, don't sit too close to the stage because it takes away from the show.  Get a copy of the MGM Studio map. Turn the map up-side-down, and you will notice the face of Mickey Mouse. Thanks to Paul for this tip!  When you ride the Rock and Roller Coaster, if you want to try to sit in the front car, get in line on the right side. (There will be two lines). Thanks to Chris for this tip!  At the Star Tours Attraction, the further back in the spacecraft you are, the rougher the ride.  Last year my 13 year old daughter and I bought personalized quot;Guest of Honorquot; pins at one of the MGM stores on Hollywood Boulevard that sells customized hats, mugs, etc. (I've attached a picture.) We wore them every day of our visit this year (9/29/00 - 10/5/00) and the reaction was AMAZING! Yes, Cast Members are already friendly and personable, but if you want EXTRA attention and interaction, WEAR ONE OF THESE PINS! Our server at our Chef Mickey's Character Breakfast called us by name from the start and wanted to know why my husband didn't have a name tag. (They don't sell quot;Dalequot; name tags - or quot;Chipquot; either - go figure.) Several characters including Ariel and Mickey Mouse signed my daughter's autograph book quot;To Christinequot; and that's pretty cool given that Mickey doesn't talk! Everywhere we went - rides, shows, food stops - we got quot;Hello, Brenda and Christinequot; and extra attention. I have two theories about why. One is that maybe they thought we were visiting Cast Members, the other is that wearing these pins made it clear that we were truly in the quot;we're ready for fun at WDWquot; mode. Whatever the reason, these pins were the best $3 investments we could have made for making a great visit even better. Thanks for Brenda for this tip! ECHO LAKE AREA ATTRACTIONS Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular  Use Fastpass Here Show Length: 30 minutes The show begins with one of the cast members picking audience members (age 18 and up) to be part of the show. Then, Indiana Jones comes from the ceiling, and after many carefully timed stunts recreates the famous quot;Boulder Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 25. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Scenequot; from the beginning of quot;Raiders of the Lost Ark.quot; After that, the audience members are introduced to the some of the cast; two more scenes from quot;Raiders of the Lost Arkquot; are recreated, with the help of the audience members. Sounds Dangerous  Show Length: 12 minutes This show, starring by Drew Carey, takes place in the complete darkness (might scare small children). Carey plays a cop on the new show Undercover Live. The audience follows Carey as he attempts to find a diamond smuggler. While the show has entertaining parts, I wouldn't wait more than 10 minutes to see this show. Star Tours  Height Restrictions: 40 inches Use Fastpass Here Ride Length: 10 minutes Visitors are boarded into 40-person motion simulator spacecrafts to visit Endor. Once on board, passengers find out that this trip will be their pilot's first time flying alone. The new pilot has several close calls and almost crashes into several objects. Inspired by the Star Wars movie, this ride will shake and rock you, so if you have motion sickness, this isn't the ride for you. Tip - The further back in the spacecraft you are, the rougher the ride. SUNSET BOULEVARD AREA ATTRACTIONS Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage  Show Length: 30 minutes This show brings to life an abridged version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The show performs such songs as quot;Be Our Guestquot;, quot;Beauty and the Beastquot;, and quot;Bellequot;. After the fight scene around the castle, the beast is transformed into a prince. The show is very entertaining and the elaborate costumes make the show one of the best at the park. Rock N Roller Coaster   Height Restriction: 48quot; Use Fastpass Here Located right next to the Tower of Terror, Rock N Roller Coaster is a thrill seekers dream! The idea is that the Aerosmith fans need to take the fastest route to get to the concert on time (as the manager says, quot;Get the stretched limo, no, better make that the super stretched limoquot;). Riders are then loaded into their limousines (with Aerosmith music playing) and sent off into the dark. The coaster contains a double loop at the beginning and a corkscrew turn in the middle. This ride is one of the most intense rides in Walt Disney World. Tip - If you sit in the back, it is a lot rougher than if you sit towards the front. Tip - When you ride the Rock and Roller Coaster, if you want to try to sit in the front car, get in line on the right side. (There will be two lines). The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror   Height Restriction: 40quot; Use Fastpass Here This attraction is set in the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Once inside the hotel, be sure to look around - the detail of the lobby is amazing. From there, visitors are sent into the library for a pre-show. Tip - once in the library, move to the opposite corner you entered. This door will open into the basement where you will be loaded into the elevator. Tip - In the basement, go to the left line - it's quicker. Once loaded into the elevator, the elevator travels through the hotel. Before dropping (three time total), the elevator is brought to the front of the hotel where a door opens allowing passengers to have a bird's eye view of the park. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 26. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Fantasmic  Show length: 25 minutes Disney recommends getting to this show at least an hour ahead of time. This show takes place at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater. The show basically consists of a water pageant with fireworks and music. Each float contains different Disney characters. While some people love this show, I felt that the show didn't follow a natural progression. Most people probably want to see this show once, but I have no desire to go back due to the long wait and crowds. HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD AREA ATTRACTIONS The Great Movie Ride  Ride Length: about 22 minutes This ride, set in Mann's Chinese Theater, travels through the greatest movies ever made. Movies like quot;The Wizard of Ozquot;, quot;Mary Poppinsquot;, and quot;Aliensquot; are brought to life with Audio-Animatronics Characters. In the middle of the ride, a violent life-action scene takes place that might scare small children. The ride concludes with clips from several different movies. MICKEY AVENUE AREA ATTRACTION Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Tour  Tour Length: 35 Minutes The tour starts with a demonstration on the creation of storm scenes in movies (audience participation is requested). Next, visitors are loaded onto trams (sit on the right if you don't want to get wet) and are driven past sights including the homes from Golden Girls and Empty Nest (Interesting fact - The homes are only partial structures, shown later in the tour). Next stop on the tour is Catastrophe Canyon - the highlight of the tour - where the Canyon is set on fire (those sitting on the left will get wet and be closest to the flames) and then is put out, showing how filmmakers create disaster scenes. Afterwards, the tram drives by New York Street to demonstrate the illusion of a three- dimensional street with a one-dimensional set. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Play It   Show Length: 30 minutes The set for this show looks just like the studio of the quot;Who Wants to be a Millionairequot; show. Contestants compete against the other 599 people in the audience for a chance in the hot seat. There are two ways to get in the hot seat - fastest finger (done once at the beginning of each show) and by earning the most points (playing along in your seat). Once in the hot seat, contestants have three life lines - 50/50, ask the audience, and ask a complete stranger. Players earn points, which earn them prizes (pins and hats at the lower end). If you win the million dollars, you win a three day Disney Cruise for 4 people One Man's Dream  Film Length: 25 minutes This exhibit includes a collection of never seen before memorabilia and interviews from Walt Disney. A short film concludes the attraction. ANIMATION COURTYARD ATTRACTIONS Voyage Of The Little Mermaid  Use Fastpass Here Show Length: 17 minutes Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 27. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! This show combines live-action, puppetry, and film scenes to create the story of the little mermaid. When choosing a seat, keep in mind that some of the puppeteers wear black clothing, so if you sit too close to the stage it takes away from the illusion. The show begins with a rendition of quot;Under the Seaquot;, followed by Ariel wishing she could live on land. Ursula then makes a deal with Ariel and takes her voice. The theater comes alive with scenes from the film and the illusion that the audience is underwater. The show concludes with Ariel's transformation from a mermaid into a human and is reunited with her love Eric. Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage Show Length: 20 minutes This musical show features characters from Disney Channel shows such as quot;Bear in the Big Blue Housequot;, quot;The Book of Poohquot;, quot;Stanleyquot;, and quot;Rolie Polie Oliequot;. Intended for younger children, most seating for the show is on the floor. The Magic of Disney Animation  Tour Length: 15 minutes Learn the secrets of Disney Animation. Guests have an opportunity to draw their own Disney Character at the end of the tour. STREETS OF AMERICA ATTRACTIONS New! Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show  Use Fastpass Here Show Length: 35 minutes Learn the tricks behind the stunts from your favorite action movies. Guests discover the secrets behind exciting car jumps, riveting explosions, and more in this action packed show! Honey, I Shrunk The Kids Movie Set Adventure  Restrictions: Children must be at least four This playground uses oversized objects to create the illusion that you have been shrunk and placed in the front yard. This attraction is intended for children. Waits are short, so visit when you are done with the other attractions. Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3-D   Use Fastpass Here 10 minute pre-show Show Length: 15 minutes After entering the theater, guests are given 3-D glasses for the show. The pre-show goes on continuously and is very funny if you are lucky enough to catch the whole show (Rizzo Rat tricks Sam Eagle into thinking he is Mickey Mouse). Once in the theater, Kermit the Frog is your quot;guidequot; through the Muppet Laboratories. Although Kermit promises not to stoop to quot;cheap 3-D effectsquot;, it is inevitable including a thrown pie, blown bubbles, and many others. Miss Piggy has a short musical number and Sam Eagle prepares a two and a half hour tribute to quot;all nations, but mostly Americaquot; (he is then told he has two minutes). The tribute is interrupted when a fight breaks out with the Swedish Chef which leads to the theater being quot;blown up.quot; This show is one of my personal favorites and shouldn't be missed by anybody. Toy Story Pizza Planet  A Toy Story themed arcade inside the Pizza Planet. Most games cost from 50 cents to a dollar. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 28. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! MGM RESTAURANTS ABC Commissary 50'S Prime Time Cafe Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine American Cuisine Inexpensive Priority Seating Recommended Counter Service Moderately Priced Features chicken yakitori, fish & chips, and wraps. Table Service Mom's Home Cooking featuring sandwiches, salads, meatloaf, tuna melts, s'mores, and shakes. Backlot Express Anaheim Produce Open for Lunch and Dinner Inexpensive American Cuisine Counter Service Inexpensive Sells fruit, pretzels, and beverages. Counter Service Features hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, and chicken fingers. Dinosaur Gertie's Catalina Eddie's Inexpensive Open for Lunch and Dinner Counter Service American Cuisine Serves Ice Cream Inexpensive Counter Service Features pizzas and salads. Fairfax Fries Dip Site Inexpensive Open for Lunch and Dinner Counter Service American Cuisine Serves McDonald's French Fries Inexpensive Counter Service Features cheesesteak sandwiches Hollywood & Vine Hollywood Scoops Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Inexpensive American Cuisine Counter Service Priority Seating Recommended Serves Ice Cream Moderately Priced Table Service Character dining at breakfast and lunch (Minnie and friends) Breakfast features waffles, pancakes, grits, eggs, French toast, and fruit Lunch and dinner feature a variety of salads, vegetables, chicken, fish, turkey, and pasta. KRNR The Rock Station Hollywood Brown Derby Inexpensive Open for Lunch and Dinner Counter Service American Cuisine Features smoothies, ice cream, and other snacks. Priority Seating Recommended Expensive Table Service Features Cobb salads, chicken, salmon, grouper, tuna, Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 29. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! and filet mignon. Min & Bill's Dockside Diner Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano Inexpensive Open for Lunch and Dinner Counter Service Italian Cuisine Features subs and shakes. Priority Seating Recommended Moderately Priced Table Service Features wood-fired pizzas, lobster ravioli, salmon, and calamari. Rosie's All-American Cafe Peevy's Polar Pipeline Open for Lunch and Dinner Inexpensive American Cuisine Counter Service Inexpensive Features frozen drinks. Counter Service Features hamburgers, turkey subs, and fries. Starring Rolls Bakery Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Open for Breakfast and Snacks Open for Lunch and Dinner Inexpensive American Cuisine Counter Service Priority Seating Recommended Features a variety of pastries and desserts. Moderately Priced Table Service Enjoy sandwiches, salad, pasta, and burgers while dining at a replicated drive-in (guests even eat in convertibles). Toluca Legs Turkey Co. Studio Catering Company Open for Lunch and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine Mediterranean Cuisine Inexpensive Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Features turkey legs and hot dogs. Features wraps and salads. Tune-In Lounge Toy Story Pizza Planet Inexpensive Open for Lunch and Dinner Counter Service American Cuisine Snacks Inexpensive Counter Service Features pizzas and salads. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 30. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 31. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! ANIMAL KINGDOM TIPS FOR ANIMAL KINGDOM  Try to get to Animal Kingdom as early as possible. It closes earlier than the other parks, so if you want to see as much as you can, get there as early as you can, especially if you want to go on the safari. When it's hot, the animals tend to come out earlier in the day to avoid the heat, and are more active. Also, during warmer months, the animals come out more on the safari when it rains, so riding the safari in the rain can be fun (we found this out the hard way. Thanks to Mark for this tip!!!  We were pleasantly surprised to find that we found the most character quot;showingquot; at the Animal Kingdom and with this park not being as packed as the other parks, the lines were shorter and made it more enjoyable to get those autographs and pictures. Thanks to Karen for this tip!!!  Tarzan Rocks - we tried to get in this show right at show time and were denied. The attendants said you MUST get in line 30 min. ahead. They sell drinks/snacks while you wait, so save your snack break for this time. Thanks to Toni for this tip!!!  Dinosaur (animal Kingdom) -- Be sure to use the net bags for any loose articles you bring into the car including backpacks. Although we weren't even aware of it until the ride ended, our fully loaded backpack flew out. This happened on our first ride of the day and could not be retrieved until 5:30 after the ride closed. Even heavy articles on the floor will not stay in the car. Also, this ride has cameras throughout and the staff was able to pinpoint the location of the backpack and put our minds at rest that it was out of harm's way. All lost items found are brought to the Guest Relations building in the front of the park at the end of the day. Thanks to MBailey for this tip!  At the Animal Kingdom, there is an area for Annual Passholders where you can sit down, there are ceiling fans to make it a little cooler than the 90 degrees and a cast member is there to assist with any dinner reservations and will also give you a fast pass for the attractions. They also have a water cooler available. This is a great idea and we hope that it will go to all the parks!!! Thanks to Moosie1210 for this tip!  In Conservation Station, there is a mural in the entrance of the building. The pictures are so lifelike that it is almost haunting. In this mural, there are over 30 hidden Mickeys. Try finding them. Thanks to Stacy for this tip!  When riding Kali River Rapids in AK, you WILL get WET!!! Wetter than on splash mountain! You can stash cameras in a plastic bag or in the bins. On the wooden bridge overlooking the river, there is a button. When pressed, two elephants on the Kali River squirt water at guests in the rafts as they float past you. This is quite fun for the easily amused. Thanks to Stacy for this tip!  Bring a pair of clothes - including underwear - to change into if you plan on riding Kali River Rapid at the Animal Kingdom.  On Kali River Rapids one person always gets wetter than everybody else, but there is no way to tell who it will be. Thanks to Moliphino for this tip!  On Kali River Rapids, make sure your feet are above the silver ring near the bottom of the raft; otherwise water will go over your feet past your ankles. For those who want a drier trip, wear a rain poncho to minimize what gets wet on your person. Thanks to Michelle for this tip! Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 32. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! AFRICA ATTRACTIONS Kilimanjaro Safaris   Ride Length: 20 minutes Use Fastpass Here Travel on trams through a Disney-made safari to get a close look at monkeys, elephants, lions, antelopes, and more animals (the trams have a guide with pictures and the names of the animals). Each safari ride is unique because different animals are visible each time. Ride early or take advantage of Fastpass at this ride. No trip to the Animal Kingdom is complete without a visit to the Kilimanjaro Safaris. Pangani Forest Exploration Trail  This walking tour features gorillas, hippos, and birds. Rafiki's Planet Watch  Travel Time: 15 minutes each way, Trains leave every 5-7 minutes. Also known as Conservation Station, guests must take a 15-minute train ride to reach this attraction. Once there, visitors have a variety of ecological exhibits to see - Habitat Habit, Conservation Station, and Affection Section. Future vets will love this exhibit and small children will enjoy the petting zoo. However, for some people, it's a long train ride for a lack-luster exhibit. RESTAURANTS Dawa Bar Harambe Fruit Market Located in Africa Located in Africa Serves Cocktails Tamu Tamu Refreshments Kusafiri Coffee Shop Located in Africa Open for Breakfast and Snacks Serves ice cream American Cuisine Inexpensive Counter Service Located in Africa Features a variety of pastries and desserts. Tusker House Restaurant Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner American Cuisine Moderately Priced Counter Service Located in Africa Features sandwiches and salads. CAMP MINNIE-MICKEYATTRACTIONS Festival Of The Lion King    Show Length: 30 minutes This live action show combines song, dance, and acrobatics in a festival no one should miss. Simba and friends lead the crowd in many Lion King tunes as spectacular dance performances are witnessed. Line up early for this show as Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 33. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! it is the best show in the park (and the most popular). Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends  Show Length: 12 minutes Pocahontas and Grandmother Willow (with the help of live animals) star in this show about protecting the forests. The show is outdoors and there is very limited seating in the shade, so go early in the day to avoid the heat. Character Greeting in Camp Minnie-Mickey  Get autographs and pictures with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and other characters. Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade  Parade Length: 15 minutes RESTAURANTS Safari Coffee Located in Camp Minnie-Mickey Serves Pastries DINOLAND USA ATTRACTIONS Dinosaur (Countdown To Extinction)   Height Restriction: 40quot; Ride Length: 3 minutes Use Fastpass Here Travel back 65 million years in time to save dinosaurs from extinction. In 12-seat time travel vehicles, visitors take a bumpy ride (since opening, the ride has changed so that it doesn't throw you around as much) where they encounter dinosaurs (might be too intense for young children) and meteors. Tarzan Rocks   Show Length: 30 minutes Audiences will be entertained by this rock concert featuring Tarzan and friends. Amazing roller-blading takes front, center, and side stage. This Tarzan inspired rock band sets the stage for amazing acrobatics. Sitting up close provides a great view, but can be quite loud. The Boneyard  A playgroup for kids created to look like a dig site. There is even a fake woolly mammoth to dig up. TriceraTop Spin  Part of the new Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama, each flying triceratop holds four people and has the ability to move up and down and tilt while in flight. This ride is similar to Dumbo at the Magic Kingdom. Primeval Whirl  Height Restriction: 48quot; Use Fastpass Here This spinning roller coaster takes riders back in time and concludes by going through a dinosaur's mouth. The Primeval Whirl is much less scary than a typical roller coaster and the spinning is less intense than a typical tilt-a- Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 34. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! whirl type of ride. Dino Sue An exact copy of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered. Fossil Fun Games Play Carnival Games at the new Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama. RESTAURANTS PetriFries Dino Bite Snacks Located in DinoLand USA Located in DinoLand USA Serves McDonald's Fries Serves ice cream Restaurantosaurus Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner American Cuisine Priority Seating Recommended (Breakfast Only) Moderately Priced Counter Service Located in Dinoland, U.S.A. Character Dining for Breakfast (Donald and friends) Features a breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner feature hamburgers, hot dogs, McDonald's chicken nuggets, and subs. DISCOVERY ISLAND ATTRACTIONS It's Tough To Be a Bug!  Use Fastpass Here Show Length: 8 minutes Join Flik and friends to see life through a bug's perspective. This 3-D show initiates the audience to be bugs for a day. The audience has many surprises awaiting them during the performance - it's visual as well as tactile. The theater is extremely dark and some small children have become frightened by this show. The Tree Of Life As the centerpiece of the Animal Kingdom, the Tree of Life is 14 stories high and has 325 animals. Discovery Island Trails Located at the bottom of The Tree of Life, this trail allows visitors to get an up close view of wildlife and vegetation. RESTAURANTS Pizzafari Flame Tree Barbecue Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Open for Lunch and Dinner American Cuisine American Cuisine Moderately Priced Inexpensive Counter Service Counter Service Located in Safari Village Located in Safari Village Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 35. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Features subs, pizza, and salads for lunch and dinner. Features barbecue sandwiches and ribs. Safari Barbecue Rainforest Cafe Located in Discovery Island Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (10:30 - 1.5 Serves Turkey Legs hours after closing) American Cuisine Priority Seating Recommended Moderately Priced Table Service Located near the entrance Features huge salads, pasta, fish, chicken, burgers, and sandwiches. Safari Pretzels Located in Discovery Island Serves Pretzels ASIA ATTRACTIONS Coming Soon! Expedition Everest Use Fastpass Here While traveling the base of Mount Everest on an old railway, your train unexpectedly reaches the end of the track. This roller coaster, that travels both backwards and forwards, concludes after guests face the abominable snowman. Kali River Rapids   Height Restriction: 38quot; Ride Length: 5 minutes Use Fastpass Here Visitors to Kali River Rapids travel in groups of twelve on large circular rafts down the Chakranadi River. While traveling down the river, the rafts encounter waterfalls - both going down one and going under one. The raft spins, so it is impossible to know which side of the raft will get wet. Tip - - The sign out front says you will get wet. It should be corrected - YOU WILL GET SOAKED!!! Bring an extra set of clothes - including underwear - for after this ride. Also, you are no longer allowed to take your socks and shoes off, so plan accordingly. Keep your feet above the silver ring to avoid getting totally soaked. Flights Of Wonders  Show Length: 25 minutes Learn more about our feathered friends through this entertaining show. You will get close to the birds - large birds fly across the audience only a few feet from the heads of guest. Maharajah Jungle Trek  This walking tour allows guests to get an up close look at animals such as tigers, Komodo dragons, deer, exotic birds, and more. RESTAURANTS Anandpur Ice Chakranadi Chicken Shop Located in Asia Inexpensive Serves ice cream Counter Service Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 36. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! Located in Asia Features chicken satay Sunaulo Toran Fries Located in Asia Serves McDonald's Fries Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.
  • 37. COMPLIMENTS OF A COMPLETE GUIDE TO WALT DISNEY WORLD Visit us on the web at http://www.guide2wdw.com Version 5.0 – Send me email at laura@guide2wdw.com with suggested changes! DOWNTOWN DISNEY TIPS When you do major shopping at Downtown Disney have them ship it home for you. It will cost from $12 on up but then you don't have to pay taxes on your purchases. Thanks to Rob for this tip! The name tag pins are also available in DownTown Disney in the Christmas store. They are in the back by engraving. Thanks to Chris for this tip!!! Disney Quest and Cirque du Soleil are right next to each other, so, I would advise to do you shopping first, and then go to the shows and arcades later in the afternoon or evening. And if you are a party animal, I guess you then can head to Pleasure Island for the late night. Thanks to Gilberto for this tip!!! Under 18s can attend any clubs but BET and Mannequins with an over-18 adult IF they are the child of the over-18 or the over-18 has a document from the parents of the under 18 stating that the over-18 is the quot;Legal Guardianquot; of the under-18 at the time of the visit to Pleasure Island. The document must be signed by the parents, and notarized (including notary stamp). Thanks to Bob for this tip! If you like electronic entertainment and virtual rides, save a day to visit DisneyQuest located in the Downtown Disney area. For about $25/person, you get unlimited use of 5 stories of the latest video games, virtual reality rides, and other entertainment. Notes: - Cool! You Must See This  - Kids Will Love These Please send any hotel, attraction, and restaurant reviews from your trip when you return to http://www.guide2wdw.com/toppage1.htm. Email trip reports or menus to laura@guide2wdw.com. Thanks! Copyright © 2005 by A Complete Guide To Walt Disney World, All Rights Reserved.