Top Ten Things to Do at WDW to Feel Childish Again

So we’ve all gone to Walt Disney World and done all of the E Ticket rides and attractions. We’ve thrilled to Space Mountain and Soarin. We’ve viewed all of the great Live Shows like Beauty and the Beast and Fantasmic. And we’ve eaten in all of the best places like Fulton’s Crab House and Boma. Yes, we’ve done all of the adult things.

Now it’s time to have some fun!

Here is a list of the Top Ten things that I think we should all do while at Walt Disney World to feel childish, or like a kid, again:

Number 10 – WEAR A FUNNY HAT

Nothing says ‘Hey, I’m a big kid’ like wearing a pair of Mickey ears in public! Or, if a baseball cap is more your thing, get one with a Disney character or saying on it.

Number 9 – HUG A PRINCESS

Guys might want to ask first! But the idea here is to get in on the fun of interacting with the Costumed Characters whenever possible. And don’t forget to get photographs for future blackmail opportunities.

Number 8 – THE FLIGHT OF PETER PAN (MK)

Who never grew up? Peter Pan, of course! So who better to help you find the child within. So climb aboard and learn about faith, trust, and Pixie Dust all over again!

Number 7 – THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH (MK)

During one of our visits to the Magic Kingdom, my wife and I boarded a Hunny Pot and found that we were sharing it with another mature couple. When the Pot started to bounce up and down with Tigger, I yelled out: “Put your hands in the air!” Everyone did and we all laughed and had a great time!

Number 6 – TOMORROWLAND SPEEDWAY (FL)

This is a no-brainer! You board a miniature Sports Car that is impossible to steer well and (accidentally) bump into other cars as you circumnavigate the track. I dare you to do this without an impish smile on your face!

Number 5 – MONSTERS INC. LAUGH FLOOR (TL)

Who doesn’t like to laugh? And if you are one of the lucky few, you may find yourself on the Big Screen up front and on the proverbial spot! Make sure you act as silly as possible if this does happen to you. Remember: You’re a kid again!

Number 4 – IT’S TOUGH TO BE A BUG (AK)

And it’s tough not to have fun as you see, hear, smell, and feel all of those creepy-crawly insects throughout the show! And the best thing of all: You get to scream like a little girl!

Number 3 – PARTICIPATE IN STREETMOSPHERE (DHS / EPCOT)

To really get that youthful feeling, try to get in on the action of any of the Streetmosphere skits. For example, you may end up playing the Dating Game at DHS. Or you may become King Arthur at the UK Pavilion in EPCOT. Either way, you’ll have fun laughing at yourself!

Number 2 – VISIT INNOVENTIONS (EPCOT)

Of course, a lot of the Exhibits and Interactive Games in this section of EPCOT are geared for the kiddies, but that’s the point! Revisiting the time in your life when exploration was King is bound to take off a year or two.

And the Number 1 way to feel like a kid again while visiting Walt Disney World is – YOU TELL ME!

We all remember something different about our childhoods. So what fond memories do you have of the time in your life when your parents did everything for you, and all you had to do was have fun? Chances are that Walt Disney thought of it and included it in some aspect of his Parks!

So lighten up and get out there and make a fool of yourself! I highly recommend it.

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More Tomorrowland Speedway Facts and Figures!

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The cars come racing around the track at the Tomorrowland Speedway!

As we continue our look at the Tomorrowland Speedway from this morning, here are some facts and figures for you to chew on:

  • The cars travel at the speed of 7.5 MPH, and the engines are 9 HP Briggs & Stratton engines.
  • The track length is 4/10ths of a mile, and will take about 5 minutes to navigate.
  • There are rails in the track to keep the cars positioned on the track, but you may get stuck behind a slow moving vehicle or bumped from behind as a result.
  • This is an Original Magic Kingdom attraction.
  • There are 146 Autopia Mark VII race cars that can go on the track.
  • The line is quite long at times, so it is advisable to bring water since it isn’t covered very much.
  • Lastly, for good views of the track, there is an area over the track at the start and finish you can use to take pictures from, or you can find great views on the TTA or on the walking paths near the attraction.

As always, thanks to my friends Heidi from Heidi’s Head and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse for joining in on the trivia!  Make sure you check out their links and any other posts that are added on as well, and thanks for stopping by!

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34 Days: Tomorrowland Speedway

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The cars come racing around the track at the Tomorrowland Speedway! Image courtesy my friend Neal.

The Tomorrowland Speedway is a Magic Kingdom original attraction, although back then, it was known as the Grand Prix Raceway.  This has always been a child favorite because it gives youngsters the idea of what it is like to pretend that they are driving a real car — and as everyone knows, Walt Disney World is all about imagination!  Personally, I don’t think that the Speedway is all that good anymore.  The smell of the gasoline engines, in particular, is something I don’t like, and it is just too slow…but then again, I’m not a kid anymore, and to a kid, being able to drive a car and pretend you are in a race, well, that’s all there is to it.

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A view from above the track at the Tomorrowland Speedway!

You can get good vantage points of the track from several spots on the TTA; here you see the starting/loading and unloading area of the track.

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Look Mom, no hands — only possible at the Tomorrowland Speedway!

Evidently, even 20 year old girls are kids at heart, and like to show off for the camera, as my niece Stephanie did back in 2010…don’t try this at home, kids!

So what do you think of the Tomorrowland Speedway, folks?  Like it, skip it, or never tried it?  Let me know in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by today!  Stay tuned later today for more Tomorrowland Speedway facts and figures as part of our #DisneyTrivia segment!