Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kill, Refurb, Marry: Thrill Rides at Walt Disney World

You know, I always hate "killing" anything that is Disney.  I mean, I truly love Disney.  However, when it comes to Mission:SPACE at Epcot, it must die.  It's been around for a decade now and according to wikipedia, "Several people have been taken to local hospitals for chest pain and nausea after riding.  Most who complained of these symptoms were over 55 years old.  Two people have died after completing the ride, although due to pre-existing conditions — one, a 4-year-old boy, with an undiagnosed heart condition, and the other, a 49-year-old woman, from a stroke due to high blood pressure."   If two have died, it's a thrill ride that must be on my "kill list!"

As for a refurb, I have to go with Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  While I do love this ride, as I get older, I just can't handle it anymore.  At first I wanted to refurb it so that it wouldn't make me sick, but that's not fair to the youngsters who can still handle the motion, turns, speed and thrills this attractions offers.  So, I'll refurb it and fix the broken Yeti! 

My definite Marry for the day is Rock 'N' Roller Coaster.  I LOVE this ride!  I love the speed, the twists and turns and the music blasting in my ears!  Being a child of the 80's, the tunes from Aerosmith are perfect.  And, this is still an attraction that doesn't make me sick.  While I can't ride this attraction back to back like I used to, I can ride it multiple times during the day.  It's definitely one of my top attractions at Walt Disney World.

So, which "thrill rides" would you Kill, Refurb and Marry?


  1. I almost killed Mission:SPACE too. I have no idea but I tried the orange mission once. I was sooo sick afterwards!

  2. This is great! I totally agree with Mission: Space. I do agree the Yeti needs to be fixed, but I wouldn't change EE otherwise. I too, LOVE RnR. I could ride it 20 times a trip. Thanks!
    Rosanne @ The Disney Point

  3. Ahhaha! I am so glad we finally found something you feel totally okay "killing." :)

  4. I can't fault your reasoning for wanting to kill Mission: Space, but it's one of my favorite rides. I wish the Yeti could be fixed, but my understanding is that you'd basically have to Kill EE and then rebuild it. I'm not sure I can live without EE for the amount of time that would take. For me, the Yeti doesn't make or break the ride.