Walt Disney World’s doorways are closed till July, however in case you’re feeling just a little squicky about venturing to the Magic Kingdom so quickly, there’s excellent news: If a Disney attraction exists (or existed within the time of YouTube), then chances are high a high-definition video ride-through, walk-through, or POV of the attraction exists, able to be skilled from house.
Disney parks have a lax coverage in terms of bringing cameras on rides to movie the expertise. As lengthy as filming doesn’t pose a security hazard (which it might on Hollywood Studios’ Rock ‘N Roller coaster, which fits the other way up) or contain utilizing flash on darkish rides like Haunted Mansion, solid members allow guests to make use of recording gadgets on most rides. While Disney particularly prohibits selfie sticks on the parks, GoPros, iPhones, and DSLR cameras are all allowed. (Which explains how one mad genius covertly directed an entire black-and-white thriller contained in the parks.)
Ride-through and walk-through movies are a giant a part of theme park tradition, showcasing many points of interest and interactive areas of the park. The movies are so widespread that we have been in a position to construct a whole digital trip by and walkthrough of the enduring landmarks at California’s Disneyland. The subsequent logical step was Florida’s Disney World.
Like Walt himself, we by no means cease dreaming and constructing. So behold, a digital exploration of the Magic Kingdom — the larger, developed model of Disneyland — damaged down by land order. Yes, there’s an order by which to “do” Magic Kingdom. Sorry, Dole Whip will not be included (however right here’s the official Dole DIY recipe in case you’d like to finish the Walt Disney World expertise).
Main Street U.S.A
In Magic Kingdom, the Main Street space — designed to evoke Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline, Missouri — is much less concerning the points of interest and extra concerning the really feel. It’s a quintessential a part of the Magic Kingdom expertise.
The railroad technically goes round the entire park, but it surely begins in Main Street so it goes right here. Walt beloved trains!
The Emily Blunt Dwayne Johnson film model of the enduring trip bought pushed to 2021, however you may expertise the total Disney World trip — dangerous jokes and puns included — by the magic of YouTube. The Florida model of this trip options fastidiously chosen crops designed to thrive in central Florida’s humid summers and surprisingly cool winters.
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The Aladdin-themed trip is principally the Dumbo elephant fixture of Fantasyland, however with magic carpets as an alternative. In Magic Kingdom, this house is used for Aladdin character meet-and-greets.
Pirates of the Caribbean
The facade of this model of Pirates of the Caribbean is impressed by Castillo de San Felipe del Morro within the Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. The trip existed earlier than the film sequence was even a factor, although latest refurbishments have added some uncanny Jack Sparrow animatronics and rethinking of a scene the place girls have been being auctioned off.
Swiss Family Treehouse
It’s not a trip, however it’s a dope treehouse. Take a breather in the course of your Disney day to discover some timber.
Enchanted Tiki Room
Talking birds, catchy songs — what extra might you need? One of the immersive present experiences at Walt Disney World, the Enchanted Tiki room is stuffed with parrots serenading friends.
Big Thunder Mountain
The runaway railroad trip is a staple of Frontierland throughout Disney parks worldwide. With sharp twists and turns, it’s one of many extra thrilling rides at Disney Word. The Florida model is barely larger than the California one.
Country Bear Jamboree
Do you keep in mind the Country Bears film? Well, it exists, and so does this video of the Disney World present.
Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
Check out some rootin’, tootin’, shootin’ motion.
The advantages to having fun with Splash Mountain within the consolation of your own home: no danger of ruining your custom-made Disney trip T-shirt with Splash Mountain water! Because, after all you’ll be sporting your Disney trip T-shirt while embarking on this digital journey.
Tom Sawyer Island
Like its Disneyland equal, the island is Tom Sawyer-themed. The youngsters nonetheless love Tom Sawyer, proper?
The Hall of Presidents
Come for the American historical past classes, keep for the life-like wax collectible figurines. Here’s the pre-2016 version, by the best way, for no specific motive.
Happy haunts await you! Each Haunted Mansion throughout Disney parks is themed to the world. In this case, the mansion evokes the Gothic Revival structure of the mid-1700s, completely becoming in with the Revolutionary War-themed Liberty Square.
Liberty Square Riverboat
It wouldn’t be a Disney park with out a riverboat. Unlike the Disneyland model, the Magic Kingdom isn’t tied to American creator Mark Twain, however as an alternative a extra generic riverboat expertise.
A light curler coaster tailor-made for youths, the Barnstormer bought a revamp in 2011 after the Toontown space of Magic Kingdom closed down and was an expanded space of Fantasyland. Instead of being themed to happen at Goofy’s farm, it now matches extra in keeping with the circus theme of the world (full title: The Great Goofini’s Barnstormer).
Casey Jr. Splash N’ Soak Station
Brush off your transportable misting fan as a way to totally recreate this expertise.
Cinderella’s Castle is over 100 ft taller than the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Anaheim. The fort is an iconic image of not simply the Magic Kingdom, however Disney parks worldwide. Walking by the Cinderella Castle leads you proper to Fantasyland.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
One of the hallmarks of each Disney World trip business, the Dumbo trip takes (digital) guests to the skies.
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Added to the 2011 enlargement of Fantasyland, this interactive expertise is a component present, half home tour. Walk by Belle’s cottage and recreate the occasions of the film with Belle and her pals. The line is all the time lengthy, however the attraction is basically cute, and now you may skip the road and consider it through video! Unfortunately, this implies no viewers participation, however we should all make sacrifices.
It’s A Small World
Will this music get caught in your head after watching this video? Probably! But it’s a healthful music, so actually, it might be so much worse.
Mad Tea Party
Take a spin on the teacups! The Mad Tea Party and the Dumbo trip are the quintessential Fantasyland points of interest, they usually each contain spinning. What does it imply?
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
While the trip itself has remained comparatively unchanged since its opening in 1999 (the place it changed Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride), the ready space bought retooled in the course of the 2011 enlargement to have a play space for stressed little youngsters.
The 4D present explores some iconic moments in Disney music, with Donald Duck commandeering a magical orchestra.
Peter Pan’s Flight
To at the present time, Peter Pan’s Flight is without doubt one of the hottest points of interest within the Magic Kingdom, a testomony to the ability of excellent Imagineering, the legacy of J.M. Barrie’s timeless story, and the truth that edgy tweens coming into their Hot Topic part are actually into it.
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Every Fantasyland has a carousel. This one simply occurs to be themed to Prince Charming and Cinderella. There is an unverified rumor that one of many horses, particularly one with a golden bow, is “Cinderella’s horse.” The trip was initially referred to as Cinderella’s Carousel, however was re-themed to the less exciting Charming and given a backstory, as a result of why not.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
One of the brand new points of interest to open up within the Fantasyland refurbishment (and likewise the one trip in Fantasyland I’ve but to trip on as a result of the road is all the time three-hours lengthy), the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train debuted within the second part of 2014. It’s a fast-paced trip, much like each Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain in how its path winds each inside and outdoors. The trip reuses some animatronics from the now-defunct Snow White’s Scary Adventure.
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
A darkish trip that takes friends by Ariel’s journey, Under the Sea opened up in 2012 following an analogous trip’s debut in California Adventure. While the California one’s exterior is stylized like an aquarium (which is, uh, kinda bizarre however okay), the Magic Kingdom model matches in with the remainder of Fantasyland and is stylized like Eric’s fort.
If the Magic Carpets of Aladdin is Adventureland’s model of the Dumbo trip, then the Astro Orbiter is Tomorrowland’s. Soar excessive above the retro-futuristic land in a wee little rocket.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Unfortunately, a YouTube trip by can’t seize the sheer satisfaction of blasting shifting targets, however the video does seize the neon arcade-style decor fairly nicely. Called “Astro Blasters” in Disneyland, this model of the attraction options much less dialogue than its California counterpart.
Carousel of Progress
Naysayers could say that the Carousel of Progress is a boring 20-minute present, however they’re actually lacking out on a couple of huge issues. One, Daddy Progress, the fan title for the daddy determine within the present. Two, a pleasant, quiet darkish house to take a seat amidst the Florida warmth and relaxation your Disney trekking ft for 25 minutes. And three, a pleasant expertise taking friends by 4 distinct eras of technological progress, stuffed with iconic strains (“Whew, boy, hottest Fourth of July we’ve had in years!”) and an extremely catchy music. We stan the Carousel of Progress on this home.
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
More of a present than a trip, the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor is a novel expertise every time you go to, since Mike and the opposite monsters name out totally different viewers members.
Space Mountain, a curler coaster which hurdles friends virtually solely at the hours of darkness, doesn’t look like it’d make for a enjoyable ride-through video (because it, you recognize, takes place within the darkness of house), however you may’t have the total Tomorrowland expertise with out a trip on Space Mountain.
Stitch’s Great Escape!
Ever marvel how Stitch escaped after being taken into custody to start with of the film? Be a part of his journey! Unfortunately, the video doesn’t seize the 4D results, however on condition that one of many results was a gross belch scent, possibly some points of interest are higher in video kind.
Race some automobiles at Magic Kingdom’s race monitor. Lots of different Disney parks have an analogous attraction underneath totally different names, but it surely’s all about going quick.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
It’s only a monitor, one would possibly say. But don’t underestimate the positive love Disney followers have for the People Mover, which takes friends behind-the-scenes in sure Tomorrowland points of interest. One of the staples of the park, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover has been by a couple of title adjustments — the latest one being the readdition of “PeopleMover” to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority in 2010.