Magic Carpets of Aladdin

52 Days: Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Magic Carpets of Aladdin

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin are our choice for #Day52 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!

Hello everyone, and thanks for taking time to stop by today as we explore the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, our choice for #Day52 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  This ride is built on the mold of Dumbo the Flying Elephant, and the Triceratop Spin, and even Astro Orbiter in that you sit in a ride vehicle — in this case, a magic carpet — and you can propel yourself up or down based on the controls on the vehicle.  While this isn’t an attraction that we ride every time we visit the Magic Kingdom, it certainly qualifies as one that we have enjoyed in the past, and who knows, we might even ride it this year as well!

One of the things you need to keep an eye out for — whether you are going to ride it or not — is the camel that is positioned with the sign as you approach the ride.  If you don’t pay attention to him, you may find yourself a little wet, so pay attention!

Do you and your family enjoy the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, or do you pass this by on your way to the Enchanted Tiki Room?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!  Go out and make today and every day a great Disney Day!

Astro Orbiter

93 Days: Astro Orbiter

Astro Orbiter

The Astro Orbiter rides high above Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom.

Hello everyone, and welcome to day 93 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today is Friday, and we are officially sitting at 14 weeks and 2 days until we arrive at our destination: Walt Disney World!  For today’s post, we are going to take a look at the Astro Orbiter, one of those rides that is really cool to see, but for me, it’s kind of annoying to ride because the line to ride it is so long and so slow moving!  So, as a result, we don’t ride it very much, but we do ride it sometimes, and I think this year I might ride it once at night to get a different perspective on it all.

Astro Orbiter

The Astro Orbiter beckons you to experience it and blast into outer space!

Visually, the Astro Orbiter is quite appealing to look at, with it’s multi-colored planets and moons staring at you, and it also provides a great perspective for you to see many of the sites around Tomorrowland.  It is similar to it’s neighboring attraction the Tomorrowland Transit Authority in that both of those attractions provide very unique views of much of Tomorrowland, and it’s those unique views that really provide a great opportunity for you to enjoy a different side of the Magic Kingdom.

I don’t have very good on-ride pictures, but here are what I’ve got — as you can see, one shot provides a view all the way over to the Grand Floridian!

Astro Orbiter

A look all the way over to the Grand Floridian.

Astro Orbiter

Space Mountain in the distance.

Astro Orbiter

Part of the space ship and Space Mountain.

So tell me — what do you think of the Astro Orbiter?  Ride it, skip it, or something else?  Let me know in the comments, please, and thanks for stopping by!