Rides at Disney World – How to Maintain Safety During Covid-19?

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The Disney World rides list is vast and endless. From the high-speed roller coasters to haunted houses to 3D attractions and the list simply goes on. Consequently, selecting the best from such a massive variety can be indeed difficult. So, to help you plan out your trip to Disney World better, we have got something for you. The blog below has all the best rides at Disney World that you must try. Plus, we have also covered the preventive measures taken by Disneyland and much more. So, if you are planning soon to visit the magical place, start scrolling down to know the best rides at Disney World and more!

Changes in 2021 due to COVID-19

A lot has changed in the last year, and if you plan to go to Disney World, there few things you need to keep in mind. Few restaurants and cafeterias are closed as of now at Disneyland. More so, the FASTPASS and Extra Magic Hour are also suspended presently. Finally, all the reservations have to be made by visiting Disney Park Pass Reservation System on their official website.

So, it is best you check the official website for new rules and updates before you book your tickets to Disney World.

Rules when arriving at Disney World theme park

Before we get into the best rides at Disney World, let us check out the rules the magical land has incorporated.

As you are about to enter Disney world, this is what you will expect to see:

Temperature check

Before entering the theme, park tourists have to take temperature screening for safety.

According to WHO and other health authorities, if someone has a temperature of 38 C or 100.4 F and above, then the authorities will guide them to a different place for another screening.

People whose temperature will be 38 C or more they won’t be allowed to enter the park.

Security screening

This screening is altered so that there is less contact between the tourists and the staff members. For a quick entrance, tourists should carry their belongings and bags when they pass the metal detector door.

The Disney world staff suggested using clear bags if possible and not carrying a lot of bags and personal belongings when in the park.

Also, before you enter the screening section, remove the umbrellas from the bags.

Reservations for Disneyland entry

The attendance of the Disney world is managed by Disney Park Pass system, where the tourists must use it for the Disney land reservations.

When you are entering the park, you need to have both valid admission and park reservations.

Moreover, it has to be on the same date and the same park for every individual from the age of 3 and above.

Tourists who bought the tickets or the annual pass with Park Hopper benefits can now visit the different parks every day after 2 pm.

Reservations should be made in advance for everyday park entry. However, if someone bought multiple-day tickets, they have to make a reservation every day.

Park Hoppers Rules and Regulations

Visitors who bought the ticket or the annual pass where you will have the benefits of Park Hopper. This also means you can go to multiple parks in a single day.

However, there are some alterations done as we need to focus on the safety and the health of the visitors.

These changes are made, so there are less contact and more physical distance between everyone as much as possible.

 Rule 1:

There are specific park hopper hours set when park hopper will be allowed. The timing is from 2 pm till the park is closed. It is also suggested to tourists that they should keep an eye on the My Disney Experience app and the Par Hours Calendar app to get updated about the time of Park Hopper. The timing is not fixed. That’s why it is important to check the apps daily.

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Rule 2:

Now that the Park Hopper event is updated, tourists have to have their reservation for Disney park pass when visiting the first theme park. And they should arrive at that first theme park before visiting another park. However, reservations for other parks are unnecessary after visiting the first one, but the reservation policy might change in the future.

Rule 3:

If you have a reservation at Droid Depot, restaurants, and Savi’s Workshop, and different pre-booking, it will not guarantee that it will give you access inside the park. Availability of the park hopper changes every day. We would suggest that tourists book restaurants and different activities inside the park because the staff can check the Disney park pass reservations. Now, tourists can even make reservations for dining and other activities at some selected restaurants in a walk-up list using the My Disney Experience app when entering the next park.

Rule 4:

The availability of visiting the next park depends on the park’s capacity. If a park hopper is not available at a particular theme park, the tourists will get notified in real-time from the app called ‘My Disney Experience,’ which is available at all app stores.

Best Rides at Disney World

As the Disney World rides list is vast, let us check out the best below:

Thunder Mountain

It is an outdoor ride which is located in Frontierland and has a Wild West Theme.

Thunder mountain feels like you are running away in a mine train, and it feels like in a gold rush.

Rides at Disney World

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain is situated land at Magic Kingdom. These rides at Disney World are based on the Disney movie Song of the South in 1946.

The United States version is based on the movie, The Princess and the Frog, released in 2009.

The ride is dark and has a sudden drop which is 52.5 feet. It is high speed which is 72 kilometers per hour.

The duration varies from one Disney land to another, and it is between 9 minutes to 12 minutes.

Splash Mountain

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

The theme of this ride is Toy Story, and it is an interactive ride. Here you will get a laser gun and shoot at targets, and the car will be spinning. However, you can control the speed.

The ride is located in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom.

The music that is played is Randy Newman, and the car that you will get is Omni mover. Only 2 to 3 people can sit per car, and the total duration of the ride is 4 to 5 minutes.

Rides at Disney World

The Barnstormer

This roller coaster is for kids as it is mild. That’s why it is also known as a junior roller coaster.

It is set at Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.

Its height is 30 feet, 679 feet in length and speed is 40 kilometres per hour.

The duration of the ride is 60 seconds, and there are no Inversions.

The Barnstormer

Avatar Flight of Passage

This is one of the most popular rides at Disney World that is set at Animal Kingdom.

To experience this ride, it must have a fast pass or extra magic hours because if you are in a queue, it might even take 2 to 3 hours to ride this.

If you have the passes, it will not take you more than 30 minutes to ride.

It is an exciting 3D flying simulator ride, where you will sit on a dragon.

Avatar Flight of Passage

Na’vi River Journey

This is a spectacular Avatar ride, as you might be imagining, though it also has a long queue. The ride is on a slow-moving boat.

The Na’vi River Journey is set at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park (The World of Avatar) in Pandora.

The duration of the ride is 4 minutes 30 seconds.

Na'vi River Journey

 Kali River Rapids

Other popular rides at Disney World Asia are the Kali River Rapids which has the sights of Sydney Harbour, Iguazu Falls, and the Great Wall of China. It is located at Epcot.

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The duration of the ride is 5 minutes and has a drop which is 30 feet.

 Kali River Rapids

Test Track

It is a high-speed car ride that is dark, and some people even call it a roller coaster.

Moreover, it is a unique ride as you can choose the design of the vehicle you want.

The speed is more than 100 kilometers per hour, and the duration is 5 minutes.

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Rides at Disney World

Mission: SPACE

It is a NASA-style space ride where you are orbiting around the earth or going on a mission to Mars.

Mission: Space is set at Epcot in Future World. The height requirement is a minimum of 102 centimetres.

Before joining the mission, individuals will be trained on X 2 Deep Space Shuttle, located at International Space Training Center (ISTC). Four people will be training together, and each has different roles: pilot, engineer, commander, and navigator.

There are two types of mission that you can choose from the Green Mission and the orange Mission.

Mission: SPACE

Green Mission

This mission is more family-friendly and gentler. It will use a motion simulator that does light movements and does not spin around.

So, you will most probably not get any motion sickness.

If you are a pregnant lady, then you should not be riding this.

Orange Mission

This one is a lot faster and thrilling than the green mission. It has many tilts, turns, and spins which will increase the speed, and the G forces launches and re-entry.

You have to be a minimum of 112 cm to join this mission.

Spaceship Earth

This slow and dark ride is set at Epcot in n Future World. Everyone can enjoy this ride.

It is a time travel ride where you will see the human communication system from the stone age until now.

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 Frozen Ever After

Other famous rides at Disney World are situated at Epcot in World Showcase. As the name suggests, it is based on the famous Disney movie ‘Frozen.’

You will go to Arendelle, an ancient Nordic vessel in the boat, and the movie’s theme song will be played.

Frozen Ever After is the first ride that opens when the park is opening in the World Showcase.

 Frozen Ever After

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

This is the most popular ride at Hollywood Studios’ which was opened in December 2019.

The ride is interactive and heavily immersive, where you will be taken to a planet called Batuu. Here you will be joining the Resistance for a mega battle that is against the First Order.

Unfortunately, the fast pass is currently unavailable for this ride. The only way to experience this ride is that you have to join a virtual queue via the app My Disney Experience.

However, the rules of the virtual queue change very frequently, but right now, the two schedules when you can join are at 1 pm, and 7 am.

The moment you join the queue, you will get a notification later the same day with the time of your ride. You will have 2 to 3 hours from then to go on this ride.

Remember to turn on your notifications for this application on the phone.

Rides at Disney World

Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

The entertainment is set at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

It is a thrilling ride that is loud, dark and has small drops. The height requirement for this is 97 centimetres.

It feels like you are in an arena where the Millennium Falcon is fighting, and you are playing the role of either the gunner, engineer, or pilot.

Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

This is the newest ride that was opened in March last year. Since it is new and popular, it is ideal for picking a FASTPASS for this ride. It is set at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Hollywood Boulevard.

Goofy will be driving the train, and you will enter the world of Mickey and Minnie.

Final Thoughts

We hope this article gave you an idea about all the best rides at Disney World. So, book the fast passes in advance so that you can save time.

With the vast list given above, deciding which attraction you want to join should not be difficult. We hope you have fun when you visit the fantasy world of Disney land.

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