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10 Best Thrills at Walt Disney World

Kali River Rapids

Kali River Rapids

If you like Splash Mountain’s combination of splashes and thrills, then you’ll become particularly fond of this river-ride in the Animal Kingdom! Head into the India section of the park and immerse yourself in an entirely new environment as you board your circular river raft. Since your vessel is circular, you get to see your friends’ excited faces during the fast-paced river ride through the jungle—and the circular vessel’s maneuvers as the waves spin it around gives everyone an opportunity for a good soaking!

 

Expedition Everest - Animal Kingdom
Expedition Everest - Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest

You may have ridden your fair share of roller coasters—but have you ever ridden one backwards? On Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, you and your fellow travelers will go on an exhilarating ascent into the highest mountain of Nepal! Everything on this ride is beautifully done, from the ‘yeti’ you glimpse in the mountain to the intricate details of the mountaineering supplies you observe while waiting in line. And once you’re atop the mountain? You get an exquisite view of the park! This, of course, is right before you begin hurtling right back down Everest. Backwards, forwards, dark, light, high, low—this roller coaster has it all!

Flight of Passage

Flight of Passage

As one of Disney’s newest rides, this virtual experience will already have you grinning in anticipation as you get in line! Inspired by the gorgeously colorful flying creatures from the movie Avatar’s fictional world (called Pandora), “Flight of the Banshee” allows you to not only put yourself into the Pandora landscape with these ‘banshees’, but also to actually ride one! As you mount one of the banshees and prepare for your ride, you can genuinely feel the animatronic banshee moving underneath you, even mimicking muscle movement and breathing. And when your banshee actually takes off into the air with you astride it, you will be plummeted down into an exhilarating and breathtakingly gorgeous flight through a CGI landscape! Fly through everything from forest canopies to surf-worthy waves, and feel your banshee moving seamlessly with you all the while. This ride is already a favorite among Disney visitors—and for good reason!




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