To celebrate the third annual Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, which is being held this week at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, I am revisiting some of my favorite Disney posts from the past. Shortly after my first trip to Walt Disney World as a mother, I interviewed my then two and four year old kids about each of the rides we experienced in the Magic Kingdom. It is fascinating to go back and read their thoughts, but it is equally interesting to see what rides and experiences have changed or simply been removed to make way for the new Fantasyland Expansion.
An Interview with Noah (age 2 and 8 months) and Emma (age 4 and 10 months):
*All rides with an asterisk were so enjoyable to my children that we rode them more than once. I’m pretty sure we rode some rides more times than is legally allowed in the state of Florida.
Walt Disney Railroad:
What did you think of the railroad at the Magic Kingdom?
E: “Um, what train? Did you mean Thunder Mountain, because I don’t remember any other train.”
N: “I’ll show you on the map, Emma.”
RM: The train that we used some times inside the Magic Kingdom to get from one place to another.
E: “Oh, you mean the monorail?”
Assessment – Forgettable, but useful. The train is a clever and enjoyable way to get from one area of the park to another, but should not be a ride that you take time for if it does not serve a transportation purpose. We enjoyed using the train on our second day at the park to get from Main Street station in the front of the park to Mickey’s Toontown Fair in the back of the park without having to navigate the crowds or tire ourselves out walking at the start of our day.