Monday, March 15, 2010

My Very Own "Best Of..." List

You know, I want to write. And I want to write something Disney related. That's the purpose of this blog, I guess - to give me a place to ramble and meander on about whatever strikes my fancy, Disney-wise.

Trouble is, I often can't think of anything to write about. I'm not a big critic of Disney as a whole, of their films, of their parks, or of any one park in particular. I'm not an expert on any one aspect of Disney. I don't have a large storehouse of Disney photos. I don't have an angle, like some blogs do, where they are discussing some particular minutae (albeit interesting miutae) about the parks or the films or whatever.

So today, I was sitting here over lunch, thinking about a subject to write on, looking at the topics covered by other Disney blogs. I noticed that on Reimagineering, there was an entry (after a LONG break with no posts) criticizing TOY STORY MIDWAY MANIA, the popular ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios and at Disney's California Adventure. I thought about that - I don't have much bad to say about that ride. In fact, it might just make my top 10 rides at Disney World.

And there it was: Today's post! My personal Top Ten list of rides at WDW. Just like what's-er-name on the Disney resort TV station! So here goes:


  • 10. Rock'n'Roller Coaster, DHS

  • 9. Tower Of Terror, DHS

  • 8. Toy Story Mania, DHS

  • 7. Space Mountain, Magic Kingdom

  • 6. Kilamanjaro Safaris, DAK

  • 5. Splash Mountain, Magic Kingdom

  • 4. Pirates of the Caribbean, Magic Kingdom

  • 3. Haunted Mansion, Magic Kingdom

  • 2. Soarin', Epcot

  • 1. Expedition Everest


  • It was actually pretty hard to sort these out, because sometimes I might prefer Haunted Mansion or Pirates to the thrills of Expedition Everest. Soarin', Haunted Mansion, Pirates, Kilamanjaro Safaris, Toy Story Midway Mania, and Splash Mountain are all things we enjoy as a family. The others are thrill rides that my wife won't go on, so I and my two boys have to enjoy them by ourselves.

    Expedition Everest is a great ride, in my opinion, with a great queue that makes waiting quite bearable. Also, it's new, so it has that going for it. That doesn't diminish the classics, but it does say a lot for EE that it makes the top of my personal list.

    Maybe later I'll try to do a "dining" list.

    *****

    1 comment:

    Brian said...

    I know the feeling... I've wanted to get into Disney blogging for a while, but I have no idea what I'd want to write about. I really like what you do here though! Keep it up!