Category Archives: Rides

Grumpy Tip Know Your Ride

Grumpy Tip Know Your Ride

There are tons of helpful tips for visiting Disney World. Take this one from Grumpy and practice it. Before you get on a ride you should know something about the ride!

Not everyone enjoys the same thing. What one person loves might be something someone else hates. And the ride that someone else loves might also scare the bejeezus out of you! Continue reading Grumpy Tip Know Your Ride

Paper Fastpasses Returning?

Paper Fastpasses Returning?

Disney knows the worst part of visiting a theme park is waiting in line for rides. Guests waiting in line for hours for a two to three minute ride are not happy (or spending money on food and souvenirs.) So Disney introduced the Fastpass system in 1999 to get people out of line (and back to spending money?) In 2014 Disney eliminated the paper Fastpasses (seen below) and replaced them with a RFID system. But are the old paper Fastpasses returning?

Paper Fastpasses Returning
The old paper Fastpass at Walt Disney World
History of Fastpasses

Fastpasses were introduced in late 1999. They were and continue to Continue reading Paper Fastpasses Returning?

Top Ten Overrated Disney Experiences

Top Ten Disney Overrated Disney Experiences

Some of you are probably thinking something has gone wrong with Grumpy. Has he finally gone off the deep end? After all who could think something is wrong with anything at Walt Disney World. Everything there is perfect right? Well not so much. Even Disney fails from time to time. This Top Ten Disney Overrated Disney Experiences.

I am not saying all of them are terrible. Some of them are and some are not. Some of them just fail to live up to their potential. Others are great but not as great as people make them out to be. They are, well as the title suggests, overrated. Continue reading Top Ten Overrated Disney Experiences

Top Ten Walt Disney World Bucket List

Top Ten Walt Disney World Bucket List

Unless you live under a bucket you probably know what a bucket list is. It is a list of things a person wants to do before they die. This is my Top Ten Walt Disney World Bucket List.

So what makes this different from a top ten Disney list? The primary difference is that I am not likely to do all of these things. In fact I would not say it is likely that I will do any of them. Some of them are too expensive. Others require too much luck. As you read through the list you will see both why I want to do it and what is standing in the way. Continue reading Top Ten Walt Disney World Bucket List

Top Ten Magic Kingdom Attractions

Top Ten Magic Kingdom Attractions

Unless you are incredibly blessed you are probably like me and cannot go to Disney World as often as you like. Maybe the similarities do not end there and you like to think about, plan (and maybe even obsess about) what you could be doing if you were at Walt Disney World. This my list of Top Ten Magic Kingdom Attractions, the ten things I would definitely try to do if I were at the Magic Kingdom today. Continue reading Top Ten Magic Kingdom Attractions

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a family friendly roller-coaster combined with elements of a traditional Disney dark ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. It was the last, and some would argue best, attraction constructed as part of Disney’s New Fantasyland expansion. The ride officially opened on May 28th, 2014.

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