by Brooke Smith
Space Mountain – One of the more popular attractions in the Magic Kingdom, guests are treated like astronauts as they explore the galaxy. They receive special training and missions before they blast off into space on a rocket themed roller coaster.
Kilimanjaro Safari – This is the closest thing you can get to an African Safari without actually being in Africa. You get to experience everything from elephants to lions in their natural habitats as you’re driven around in a safari vehicle.
Surfing lessons – Guests 8 and up can learn to surf at Typhoon Lagoon. It’s taught in the giant wave pool and you can learn to ride waves up to 6 feet tall.
Soarin’ – This feature is an IMAX film and a ride in one. You’re lifted up in a hang glider-esque seat while you watched landscapes pass by and gusts of wind are hurled at you. It sounds cheesy but you truly feel like you’re flying.
DiveQuest – A 5.7 million gallon saltwater tank where SCUBA Certified guests 10 and up can swim with sea creatures such as sea turtles and eagle rays. Participants can even go behind the scenes and see the filters and all the things that go into making a man-made ocean possible.