Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 25, 2011
    Bill from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! My wife and I have gone on space mountain, splash mountain, and big thunder rr but never the yeti , tower of terror or aerosmith. Are all these rides basically the same or are the ones we haven't gone on more intense? We also missed misson space.

    Hi Bill,

    You just described my experiences with the BIG rides at WDW; I'll do Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, but I'm terrified of Tower of Terror and Rock 'n Roller Coaster (I have been on both of them, though).  However, my husband and youngest son could ride the two at Disney's Hollywood Studios over and over.  They really are different attractions with different intensities. 

    I will usually do Expedition Everest one time, but then I'm done while my sons can ride repeatedly; they have actually ridden it four times in a row.  So there is really no rhyme or reason to what rides guests will like or be afraid of.  To help with your decision making if you want to try them, here are a couple of differences (which could possibly be spoilers):

    Expedition Everest:  goes backwards, feels like you go upside down in the dark, too
    Tower of Terror:  totally different sensation as you anticipate the drop (many ride variations) as well as the dropping sensation
    Rock 'n Roller Coaster:  10 second countdown as you take off builds anticipation and then goes VERY fast within seconds and has loops where you will be upside down

    And as for Mission Space, I have to confess I got into the vehicle this summer and freaked out (I'm claustrophobic).  Thankfully, the cast members do check on guests to make sure they are good to go before the attraction begins, so I thankfully was able to make a quick exit.  My sons love this ride, and it does offer two levels of intensity.  You could begin with the green side which is less intense (no spinning) and work your up to the orange level if you'd like. 

    If you'd like to read more about the attractions, please visit here. I hope this helps you to decide if you're up for the new experiences.  As for me, I'm going to stick to shopping while my sons have the fun!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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