Amusement Parks Worldwide – 5 Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

Epcot is the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida. It was opened as EPCOT center on October 1, 1982 and spans in 300 acres which is more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom Park. Epcot is a kind place where you can experience eleven different nations, participate in interactive presentations and view the latest in cutting edge technology all in one vacation. Over the years a constant influx of new attractions within the park has kept it a favorite among visitors who are fascinated with the dazzling shows and amazing wonders from around the world. It is divided in to two “worlds”: Future World and The World Showcase. Future World focuses on science and inventions and technology from both the past and the future. On the other hand The World Showcase features a variety of countries celebrating their culture and history.

Main attractions and rides:-

Epcot is made up of two major areas- Future World and The World Showcase. Also it is home to illuminations which are nightly laser, music and firework show held over the World Showcase lagoon. Epcot is oriented towards adults, teens, young children and some ride may be restricted due to height and age requirements.

Future World: - Future World begins with Spaceship Earth; the ride that is located inside the geosphere that is Epcot’s icon. It is an audio animated journey through the history of communications. It also include the scenery and narration cave paintings. Space is the ultimate interactive thrill ride and as close as you can get blast off into space without leaving Earth. You will feel the force of lift off and have an exhilarating ride with some frightening snake and loin 3-D effects that might not be suitable for young children. It is a full sensory attraction that goes beyond 3-D.

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The World Showcase: - At The World Showcase, eleven nations display authentic wares and cuisine from their homeland along a 1.3-mile promenade. In addition, as part of the show, holidays and festivals are celebrated just as they are in each country, allowing guests to experience these international celebrations. Here is the list of each country:


Mexico offers an authentic marketplace with lively Mariachi bands and a six-minute boat ride through The River of Time where passengers greet a Mayan high priest and watch performer’s dance.

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Norway allows visitors to travel through time beginning in a 10th century Viking Village. Guest’s board 16-passenger, dragon-headed long-boats that are inspired by the Vikings, on a five minute voyage that glides through a mystical forest complete with trolls and a maelstrom.

Visitors to China will see the House of Whispering Willows, an impressive exhibit of ancient Chinese art and artifacts, along with a vast array of merchandise including silk robes, paper umbrellas, embroidered items and much more. Next be transported to authentic surroundings inspired by towns of Bavaria at the Germany exhibit. Shop for limited edition steins and glassware and visit a unique toyshop that offers one of the best selections of toys found at Walt Disney World.

Germany also offers an allyear Christmas shop and shops that offer German chocolates, Austrian crystal jewelry, beer mugs and wine glasses.

You will find romance and beauty featured in a detailed reproduction of Doge’s Palace of Venice at the Italy display. Italian chocolates and pastries, fine leather goods, delicate Armani porcelain figurines and other fine wares are also available here.

The American Adventure is considered the centerpiece of The World Showcase, which highlights important moments in U.S. history.

Japan includes spectacular landscaped gardens and a small museum of cultural items, traditional Japanese art forms and other exhibits. The Mitsukoshi Department Store offers traditional Japanese kimonos in silk, cotton, and polyester, headdresses, and a vast selection of bowls and vases meant for flower arranging.

The country of Morocco’s architecture was captured using nine tons of handmade and hand-cut tile, while an ancient working waterwheel irrigates beautiful gardens and musicians play western music with an Arabic twist.

At the France display you can shop in fresh bakeries and boutiques, tour gardens and wine shops, and watch an enchanting film that tours France’s cities and peaceful countryside.

At the United Kingdom visitors can stroll lovely gardens and cobbled streets to visit the corner pub or the Sportsman Shoppe, which centers on clothing such as Wimbledon tennis garb and Rugby shirts.

Canada has its own mountain and waterfall, a rushing stream, rocky canyon, mine and spectacular garden. Shop for Canada-themed collectibles, plush toys, items with an Anne of Green Gables theme, pewter and more items crafted by Canadian artists.
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Amusement Parks Worldwide – 4 Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo DisneySea is a fantasy theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan. It attracts millions of visitors all around the globe and making it the fourth most visited theme park in the world and also it is the most expensive theme park ever built. Tokyo DisneySea is made up of seven themed ports of call: Mediterranean Harbor, Mystery Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and American Waterfront. If you are planning a trip to Tokyo Disney Resort then must visit these seven themed parks:-

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Mediterranean Harbor: - Mediterranean Harbor is at the entrance of the park styled like Italian port town. Its waterfront features Venice style canals, gondolas where visitors can board and ride. The large shows with boats and water fountains are held daily.

Mysterious Island: - The main features of the Mysterious Island is its volcano and is located in the center of the park. This island is based on the fiction writings of Jules Verne. Here you can explore the depths of the ocean.

Mermaid Lagoon: - This theme park is the home to the characters of The Little Mermaid and is unique in that it is mostly indoors and recreates the feeling of being underwater. Most of the rides in this area are geared towards younger children. This theme park also includes a live entertainment shows.

Arabian Coast: - The Arabian Coast recreates the world of Aladdin and 1001 Arabian Nights. Here you can watch a magic show hosted by Genie or travel with Sinbad as he sets sail for discovery.

Lost River Delta: - The Lost River Delta was built among the ruins of an ancient temple pyramid in the Central American jungle. The Indiana Jones Adventure ride explores the bowels of the temple ruins, while the Raging Spirits Roller Coaster rumbles along next door. The port also serves as a stop for the Tokyo DisneySea Transit Steamers which travel between the various parts of the park.

Port Discovery:- Port Discovery is the marina of the future where visitors can check out the Storm Rider, a type of virtual rollercoaster, or try out some of the experimental, self-guided watercraft that travel between the rocks, fountains and whirlpools of the Aquatopia attraction.

American Waterfront: - The American Waterfront zone is styled after the 20th century harbor towns found around New York, New England and Cape Cod. The main features of this area are an elevated train, American styled restaurants and shops, a playhouse and the S.S. Columbia steam liner that houses a restaurant and lounge. It is also home to the Tower of Terror ride.

If you are in DisneySea then must take following rides:-

Legend of Mythica: - Legend of Mythica is a daytime water spectacular in Mediterranean Harbor. This ride features the dynamic of the human and mythical worlds, and how we now live in harmony after years of conflict. It features Disney characters who are entered into the show but in a very workable way, representing the spirit of various aspects of life.

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Mystic Rhythms: - A live expressionist show featuring drummers, tribal music, acrobats, and other almost-surreal performance pieces. Think of it as Cirque du Soleil meets the jungle. The stage features pools and a waterfall, fire, and other effects in a lush jungle. Beautifully costumed performers portray spirits of the jungle and animals. The acrobats are impressive, especially as they fly out of the pools and splash water across the set.

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Big Band Beat: - This is a 30 mint Broadway jazz revue featuring tap dancing, an orchestra, and other performers housed in the Broadway Music Theatre, which harks back to classic theaters in New York City. The seating area is lavish, with nicely upholstered seats and a pretty stage. The show itself is fantastic, with incredible production value and incredibly talented performers.

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Fantasmic!: - Fantasmic! is a musical battle between the forces of good and evil set in Mickey’s dreams with stunning effects, including pyrotechnics, water, lasers, fire, and a huge dragon. Disneyland locals generally camp out hours in advance of Fantasmic! So, if possible, catch the late show.

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Journey to the Center of the Earth: - A hybrid dark ride and thrill ride, Journey to the Center of the Earth is Tokyo DisneySea’s flagship attraction. Starting with the approach that goes inside Mount Prometheus, Journey to the Center of the Earth is incredible.

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Turtle Talk: - Kids interact with Crush from Finding Nemo in a screen-based attraction that mimics portholes out of the SS Columbia. Gains points for a much better presentation than the Epcot version.

Toy Story Mania: - A 3D screen-based shooter game with Toy Story characters. This is the best version of Toy Story Mania with a really cool queue and load area.

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The Magic Lamp Theater:- 3D show featuring the Genie interacting with a Cast Member performer. It’s an enjoyable 3D film with good effects and nice, organic interactions with the Cast Member. This show is entirely in Japanese, but an English close captioned device is available for it.

Some of the other rides that are not to be missed:

  • Caravan Carousel
  • Mermaid Lagoon Theater
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • StormRider
  • Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage
  • DisneySea Electric Railway
  • Tower of Terror
  • Fortress Explorations
  • Venetian Gondolas
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea



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Amusement Parks Worldwide – 2 Tokyo Disneyland

Second most visited amusement park is Tokyo Disneyland. It is a 115 acre theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan. It was opened in April 15, 1983 and was the first Disney Park to be built outside the United States. The park was constructed by Walt Disney Imagineering in the same style as Disney in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida and is owned by “The Oriental Land Company” which licences the theme from The Walt Disney Company.

The area of the park is divided in seven themed areas: the World Bazaar and four classic Disney lands: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland; and two mini-lands: Critter Country and Mickey’s Toontown. When you visit this happy place, you will discover enchanted lands of Fantasy and Adventure.

The World Bazaar: - World Bazaar is the main entry corridor and primary shopping area of Tokyo’s Disneyland. The World Bazaar consist of two streets: Main Street and Central Street. A unique feature of World Bazaar is it covers both the street areas.

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Adventureland: - It consists of two distinct areas: New Orleans Square and Disneyland Park. A New Orleans are a “jungle” themed area. The major attractions are: Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, The Enchanted Tiki Room and narrow gauge Western River Railroad.

Critter Country: - Critter Country is a small area of the park and has a single major attraction Splash Mountain. It also includes shops and restaurants, people also walk along the long river around Tom Sawyer’s island.

Fantasyland: - The main attractions of this area are “thrill rides”, “dark rides”. Fantasyland is also home to two iconic Disney theme park attractions, the Haunted Mansion and it’s a Small World.

Toontown: - The major attraction here is Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. There are several smaller attractions like: Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey, The 3 ft. narrow gauge Jolly Trolley can also be found in this area.

Tomorrowland: - The major rides include Space Mountain and Star Tours. The area around Space Mountain more resembles Disneyland’s Tomorrowland and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

These are the major areas in which Tokyo Disneyland is divided. Now below are the top attractions of the park:

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Dreamlights: - It takes the Nighttime light parade concept to the next level and adds a couples of revolutionary. This gorgeous parade turns the Tokyo Disneyland into a radiant world of sparkling lights and Disney music.

Minnie Oh! Minnie: - It is a live show featuring Latin music and dancers as well as Disney characters. This is basically a high energy show with great performances features lively Latin music and colors. The costuming is gorgeous and human performers are really talented.

Monsters Inc. Ride & Go Seek: - This is a dark ride attraction. You can find this attraction at the entrance of Tomorrowland under the appearance of monsters.

Pooh’sHunny Hunt: - Trackless dark ride through the world of Winnie the Pooh. This is the gold standard for fantasyland dark rides, the trackless ride system is key, also Hunny Hunt’s ride vehicles dance with one another and engage the environment.

Western River Railroad: - Railroad ride departing Advanturland and taking guest through Westernland and Critter Country before returning to Adventureland. Like other Disney theme parks, this railroad does not circle the perimeter of the park. Instead, it’s a loop departing from and returning to Adventureland. While it can’t be used as transportation between lands, it offers beautiful views of attractions and scenes, including Primeval World, along the way.

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin: - Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin takes guests aboard a dark ride voyage into Toontown in interactive vehicles that guests can spin. This is a direct clone of the Disneyland version, but this version looks much better. Lines can get long for Car Toon Spin, and it does not have FastPass. If you want to do Car Toon Spin, consider doing it immediately after Hunny Hunt.

Pirates of the Caribbean: - This is a boat ride back in the time to the days when pirates ruled Caribbean. The main attraction features audio Animatronics pirates; including Captain Jack Sparrow engaging in swashbuckling mayhem. There is great fun for guests of all ages.

Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play House: - This is interactive screen based house that you use electronic paint sprayers to repaint. Kids may very well love it because they can see the result of their paint-spraying on the house. If you have kids then must visit this place.

Space Mountain: - Space Mountain is a dark roller coaster through outer space. Here are some cool theming like a blast off tunnel, and music to enhance the experience, some interesting spots show scenes in space, and games in the queue. It is highly recommended to visit Space Mountain in the early morning or at late night.

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There are also many major attractions like:

  • Haunted Mansion
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • It’s a small world
  • StarJets
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Tom Sawyer Island
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Amusement Parks Worldwide – 1 Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

An Amusement Park or theme park is a group of entertainment attractions, rides and other events in a location for enjoyment of large number of people. We start a series of “Top Amusement Parks in the World”. The first Amusement Park with ranking one is “Magic Kingdom”. It is Walt Disney World’s most popular destination, and is first on things on everyone’s list when they arrive in Central Florida. If you want to experience the true essence of Disney magic then simply stepping foot inside the Magic Kingdom. It is opened since 1971.

The Magic Kingdom is divided into five lands, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland. Each land is themed to its appropriate title. A vast network of underground tunnels connect all sections of the Magic Kingdom, thus preventing guests from seeing any of the necessary “behind the scenes” operations, and preventing cast members from one land from having to walk through another.

If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, you need to know rides and attractions those are not to be missed, and which ride you can probably skip. Here are some of the best rides and attraction, so when you in “The Magic Kingdome” don’t miss these attractions:

Pirates of the Caribbean: - This is a boat ride back in the time to the days when pirates ruled Caribbean. The main attraction is features audio Animatronics pirates; including Captain Jack Sparrow engaging in swashbuckling mayhem. There is great fun for guests of all ages.

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Space Mountain: - Space Mountain is a dark roller coaster through outer space. Here are some cool theming like a blast off tunnel, and music to enhance the experience, some interesting spost show scenes in space, and games in the queue. It is highly recommended to visit Space Mountain in the early morning or at late night.

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: - This is the newest attraction at Walt Disney World. This is very popular among visitors. The main features are Audio-Animatronics and theming the weaknesses are duration and show lighting. This roller coaster dark ride hybrid has a 38″ height requirement, but is very smooth and should not bother those with mild fears of heights.

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Haunted Mansion: - The Haunted Mansion is a slow moving dark ride that is home to 999 happy haunts that are dying to meet you. No further explanation should be necessary. If you aren’t familiar with the premise of the Haunted Mansion, you’re probably living under a rock. In the Haunted Mansion, the ghosts are the more jovial, singing type, so it shouldn’t startle young children, but it is dark. This is another attraction that you can do whenever.

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Splash Mountain: - Splash Mountain is a log flume ride that features a story from Disney’s Song. It does not have that thrill but it has great Audio Animatronics-driven show scenes that make it an all-around winner and one of the best attractions in all of Walt Disney World. Minimum height is 40″; the drop is the only part of the ‘scare-factor’.

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: - A guest favorite, Big Thunder Mountain a rollercoaster themed as a runaway mine train on a ride through the barren landscape of the Old West. Hang onto your hats and glasses, because Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is “the wildest ride in the wilderness!”

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Enchanted Tales with Belle: - An elaborate character encounter in New Fantasyland, the draw of this attraction really depends upon the guests. Everyone will be impressed by the technology utilized in it, but only small children and their parents are likely to enjoy the actual experience, which is a bit hokey.

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Main Street Electrical Parade: - This nighttime light parade is incredibly dated, but is still a Magic Kingdom classic that is great fun to watch and shouldn’t be missed.

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There are also following attractions that you must visit:

  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
  • Hall of Presidents
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Astro Orbitor
  • Barnstormer
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress



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