Disneyworld and theme parks
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 24, 2013 6:14 AM Last Post By: nrclibn
Oct 21, 2013 6:36 PM
Disneyworld and theme parksGreetings all.
Heading to Florida and we picked up the Disney 3 day theme park pass. The wife is really excited, but sadly I suffered a massive head injury not too long ago and it isn't quite better yet.
I've still got concussion symptoms, so it looks like big roller coaster rides and such are out of the question.
I was wondering if anyone had any intel on what places have the "slowest" rides or at least more options for me to spend time with the wife... as I can't get crazy with her on the rides she likes. Basically pretend I am a small child...
It reads as though I can pick 3 from the following:
Magic Kingdom® Park
Disney-Hollywood Studios ™
Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
Any advice? I don't want to ruin her trip!!
Oct 21, 2013 6:56 PM
Oct 21, 2013 7:09 PM
2Some people here object to it, but I am a big fan of Discovery Cove.
For about $50-$100 you can have an AMAZING experience swimming in a coral reef, tromping around the manta pool, going underwater and looking at sharks (kept behind glass), and having a great meal (no hot dog and pretzels at this place).
For about $150 extra you can actually swim with dolphins, pet them, grab on to their dorsel fin as they tow you along etc.. ONCE IN A LIFETIME!
PLUS when you go there either way you get a free ticket to Seaworld.
Edited by: LongIslandBob
Oct 22, 2013 11:46 AM
3There's plenty you can do at any of those parks. Remember: small children are a huge percentage of visitors there, so your injured head has a lot to choose from. Magic Kingdom has a lot of kiddie rides, like the flying Dumbos and Winnie The Pooh, which don't have any jolts to add injury. Animal Kingdom has a safari, as well as a lot of shows where you just sit there mobile, so you should be safe there too. Hollywood Studios also has some shows to watch, but may not be suitable for rides for you. EPCOT has the whole World Showcase, a few of which offer simple, slow boat rides. It also has Soarin', which is a hang-gliding experience.
I would recommend Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT. But be sure to check out the Disney website, which will give details of the rides and mention if they're suitable for pregnant women and people with heart conditions, which are probably the ones you should be going on.
Oct 23, 2013 4:03 PM
Oct 23, 2013 4:09 PM
5I'd suggest trying the forums at MousePlanet. Full of experts on all things Disney Land & World.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Oct 24, 2013 6:14 AM
6I'm not going to pry into which symptoms you're still experiencing. But as someone who's been through more than 12 hours of brain surgery (which is essentially a planned and controlled head injury)...
-Pre-test yourself someplace crowded, loud, with lots of bright moving things to look at. See how you feel. If you can't take more than an hour or it triggers headaches, you'll need a calm and slow experience.
-Get over any jet lag before you hit the park(s).
-Stay hydrated and keep your electrolytes and blood sugar stable (nothing fancy required, just sneak in some salted nuts and dried fruit instead of searching for overpriced food at the park(s)).
-If she heads off to a crazy ride, write down where and when you're going to meet up. Set an alarm/reminder on your cell phone.
Hoping you have a good relaxed time!
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