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Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Mike Procopio had his first Disney adventure later than most in 2011 for his 30th birthday. He has been hooked ever since and is now the "go-to guy" for friends and family who are planning Disney vacations. Mike is also an accomplished athlete as a junior national judo champion. He also enjoys golf, writing for the NFL, and travel.

Disney Digest: Your Insider’s Guide to the Marquee Attractions – Volume Four

Bride Haunted Mansion

3. Ride Every time I’ve ridden this attraction I pick up on something new.  I believe the pre-ride is far more frightening than the ride itself.  Guests sit in their doom buggies while they slowly move through the mansion.  Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and mummies haunt the hallways and staircases.  You’ll notice door knockers moving on their own, screams and shouts ...

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Disney Digest: Your Insider’s Guide to the Marquee Attractions – Volume Four

Haunted Mansion

2. Pre-Ride Experience The pre-ride experience is one of the more elaborate ones in all of Disney World.  While twisting and turning through graveyards and other ghostly decorations, guests finally enter the mansion and are moved into an octagon shaped room.  This is very similar to what guests experience in the Tower of Terror pre-ride as well.  Loud bangs, pitch ...

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Disney Digest: Your Insider’s Guide to the Marquee Attractions – Volume Four

Haunted Mansion

1. History Whether you’re at a carnival, fair, or a major theme park, a Haunted House or Haunted Mansion is typically a mainstay in the list of attractions. Walt Disney World’s more popular attractions is located on the back end of Liberty Square with its eerie presence. Many years of planning and details went into creating this attraction. Multiple delays ...

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Disney Digest: Your Insider’s Guide to the Marquee Attractions – Volume Four

Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion Disney Fanatic has always been a great reference to all things Walt Disney World related.  From planning your first trip, to lodging and dining recommendations, we have you covered.  The attractions within each of the parks are typically what draws guests in droves from the wee hours of the morning until Tinkerbell bids the guests goodnight high ...

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Disney Digest: Your Insider’s Guide to the Marquee Attractions – Volume Three

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain Disney Fanatic has always been a great reference to all things Walt Disney World related.  From planning your first trip, to lodging and dining recommendations, we have you covered.  The attractions within each of the parks are typically what draws guests in droves from the wee hours of the morning until Tinkerbell bids the guests goodnight high above ...

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Disney Digest: Your Insider’s Guide to the Marquee Attractions – Volume Three

brer rabbit

1. History Being of the most beloved rides in all of Walt Disney’s theme parks, Splash Mountain, packs one of the largest and climatic drops of all the attractions.   Built over twenty-five years ago, Splash Mountain started out in Disneyland while eventually making it trip to Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland in subsequent years.  The Br’er Rabbit and ...

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Disney Digest: Your Insider’s Guide to the Marquee Attractions – Volume Three

Big Thunder Railroad

2. Pre-Ride Experience Located in close proximity to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain gives guests the opportunity to ride two of the Magic Kingdom’s best thrill rides sequentially.  You’ll also notice a little house in the pre-ride queue.   If you listen close enough, you may be able to hear some voices.  Are you a true Disney Fanatic?  You’ll ...

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Disney Digest: Your Insider’s Guide to the Marquee Attractions – Volume Three

3. Ride Splash Mountain is one of the “longer” attractions guests will experience while at Walt Disney World.   Besides being one of the longer attractions in Walt Disney World, Splash Mountain is actually the fastest in the Magic Kingdom.  It is hard to believe it is faster than Space Mountain, but it is by about ten miles per hour!  ...

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