Epcot Ride Reviews

Spaceship Earth

Griffin Guide Rating: 5/5 Scary Scale: 1/5 Fast Pass: Not recommended most of the year, however it may be necessary during VERY busy times such as holidays.   Park: Epcot Land: Future World   Background: Spaceship Earth is housed in the large golf ball like structure and is Epcot's "icon" attraction. This means that it… Continue reading Spaceship Earth

Extra Magic!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Overall Rating: 5/5 Food Rating: 5/5 Atmosphere: 5/5   Park: Magic Kingdom Cost: The cost varies based on the date (the closer to Halloween, the more expensive), but is around $85-$120 Dates: Select weeks from August to Halloween Times: From 7:00pm to midnight, although guests are allowed in as early as 4:00pm Overview: Mickey's Not… Continue reading Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

MK Ride Reviews

Tomorrowland Speedway

Griffin Guide Rating: 2/5 Scary Scale Rating: 1/5 Fast Pass: Fast Pass needed during peak times Park: Magic Kingdom Land: Tomorrowland Background: This iconic race car attraction has had three names since the park opened in 1971. It was originally sponsored by Goodyear and called the Grand Prix Raceway. In 1994 the name was changed… Continue reading Tomorrowland Speedway

MK Ride Reviews

Haunted Mansion

Griffin Guide Rating: 5/5 Scary Scale: 4/5 Fast Pass: Recommended during the day, during/after the fireworks the lines are pretty manageable and you shouldn't need one Park: Magic Kingdom Land: Liberty Square Background: The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World was one of the park's opening attractions. When planning the Disney World version, Imagineers decided… Continue reading Haunted Mansion

HS Ride Reviews

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Griffin Guide Rating: 4/5 Scary Scale: 5/5 Fast Pass: Recommended Park: Hollywood Studios Land: Sunset Boulevard Background: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, or Tower of Terror for short, was opened in 1994 at Hollywood Studios. It is a dark ride with themes tying into The Twilight Zone television series. It takes place in the… Continue reading The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

MK Ride Reviews

Pirates of the Caribbean

Griffin Guide Rating: 5/5 Scary Scale: 3/5 Fast Pass: Yes during peak times, otherwise not needed   Park: Magic Kingdom Land: Adventureland   Background: When Magic Kingdom first opened Pirates of the Caribbean was not among the first rides. The Imagineers though because Florida was so close to the Caribbean, guests wouldn’t want this Disneyland… Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean

DAK Ride Reviews

Avatar Flight of Passage

Griffin Guide Rating: 5/5 Stars Scary Scale: 3/5 Fast Pass: DEFINITELY Recommended, however if you can't get one, the ride is worth the wait! Background: This ride is in the middle of Pandora, the fictional land from James Cameron's movie Avatar. In the movie, the Na'vi people ride these things called Banshees, which are winged creatures that fly. On… Continue reading Avatar Flight of Passage