The Review: Hollywood Studios Edition

When I first went to Disney World in college, Hollywood Studio’s had to be my lest favorite park. There was three rides (that I did love) and main street. Beyond that, there was nothing to do! I always counted this as a half day park. Well things have certainly changed since then! From my time at Walt Disney World some things are ‘must dos’ where other things can (or should) be skipped! Here’s my opinion!

Photo by Kate Schaal

Must Do Rides:

  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (Starring Aerosmith)
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Rise of the Resistance
  • Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania (Depending on Wait Times – I could go either way)
Photo by Kate Schaal
Photo by Kate Schaal

Must Eat:

  • Green or Blue Milk at the Milk Stand (It’s a must try)
  • Lunch Box tarts from Woody’s Lunch Box
  • Bavarian Pretzel from Baseline Tap House (to go with a flight perhaps?)
  • Galactic Cold Brew (topped with sweet cream cheese and cocoa puffs) at Joffery’s

Must Watch:

  • Fantasmic!

Must Skip:

  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Star Tours

The Review: Animal Kingdom Edition

Animal Kingdom has to be my favorite park. It has amazing scenery, a really upbeat vibe and has lots of different things to do! From my time at Walt Disney World some things are ‘must dos’ where other things can (or should) be skipped! Here’s my opinion!

Photo by Kate Schaal

Must Do Rides:

  • Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest
  • Dinosaur
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
Photo by Kate Schaal

Must Eat:

  • Night Blossom Drink in Pandora
  • Street Corn from Harambe Market
  • French Toast Sticks from Pongu Pongu
  • Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries
Photo by Kate Schaal

Must Watch:

  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Performers in Harambe Market
Photo by Kate Schaal

Must Skip:

  • Finding Nemo: The Big Blue .. and Beyond
  • It Tough to be a Bug

The Review: Magic Kingdom Edition

Magic Kingdom is the park people think about when they envision Disney World. The castle, the princesses, and the fireworks. From my time at Walt Disney World some things are ‘must dos’ where other things can (or should) be skipped! Here’s my opinion!

Must Do Rides:

  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space Mountain
  • People Mover
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Tea Cups
Photo by Kate Schaal
Photo by Kate Schaal

Must Eat:

  • Dole Whip from Aloha Isle Refreshments
  • Cheeseburger Spring Roll from the Spring Roll Cart
  • Wendell’s Bear Claw from Westward Ho
  • Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
  • Cinnamon Roll from Gaston’s
Photo by Kate Schaal
Photo by Kate Schaal

Must Watch:

  • Country Bear Jamboree (I said it!)
  • Happily Ever After Firework Show
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Dapper Dans sing on Main Street
Photo by Kate Schaal

Must Skip:

  • Hall of Presidents
  • It’s a Small World (Again, I stick by this!)
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Tomorrowland Speedway