Cinderella's Golden Carousel
Dumbo's Flying Elephants
Get your family up, dressed and going EARLY in the morning. No excuses. Poke them with something sharp if you have to. Get them to the Magic Kingdom at least an hour before it opens. They will open the front area of the Park and then have the "rope drop". When the rope drops, go STRAIGHT TO DUMBO!!! Do not get something to eat, don't stop to pee, GET TO THAT FLYING ELEPHANT! This way you can ride right away, get off, get back in line and ride it a 2nd time. See? Wasn't that fun? Now we can ride some of these other rides in Fantasyland. The things you do for your kids....
It's A Small World
This is a poor imitation of the original ride at Disneyland. Disneyland's is better. The whole line is a topiary extravaganza! The pop-out dolls and animated clock are iconic. Magic Kingdom gets a tent. whee. This really is a fun ride. Walt debuted this at the 1964 Worlds Faire in New York. It is sweet, infectious and the song will imbed itself in your brain and never leave.
I must say the BEST time I ever had on this ride was at Disneyland in the 80's. We had an AIDS fundraiser and riding this with a boatload of drag queens, singing along was the most magical thing EVER!
Mad Hatter's Teacups
I really like spinning fast. Watch the teacups and head for the fastest spinners. Some are better than others. Spreading your weight out so you are not all clumped in one place also helps for maximum spinage.
I give this ride a solid B but the waiting and break-down factor can slip it to a B-.
Peter Pan was always one of my favorites from Disneyland. They show more of the story on this ride than the original Disneyland version so I do like this one better. You can’t beat seeing everything from in the air in a sailing pirate ship. This was one of my favorite rides when I first went to Disneyland at 8 and still is.
One of the mermaids in the lagoon sequence looks a bit like Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Hmm. One small, picky geek note of an error on this ride. Peter Pan is set in late Victorian/early Edwardian London. When you are flying over London, look down. You will see streets filled with cars (headlights). There were no cars in Peter Pan’s London. Barrie wrote Peter Pan in 1902. The Model T Ford rolled off the line in 1908. Even with this issue, I give this ride an A-
Kid Grade (G): Suitable for all ages. Kids will either love the flying or be a bit scared. It is perfectly safe but the "buoyancy" of being suspended from the top of the car may set very small children on edge. Only minor scary scenes. Nothing objectionable.
Pinocchio's Daring Journey
We see the dancing puppets, Pleasure Island, the blue fairy, Monstro the Whale, all the good bits with little of the scary, dark and depressing parts of the movie/book.
Snow White's Scary Adventures
True, the refurb threw in more dwarves and one shot of Snow but it doesn't change the fact that the ride is not all goodness and light and singing critters. Make sure your kid understands. For solo adults, pass it. It's boring.
Winnie the Pooh
Here in WDW, Pooh created quite a stir. He evicted staple Fantasyland ride Mr. Toad. If you still want to ride Mr. Toad, you can do it at Disneyland. At Disneyland, the rotund bear evicted his kin (The Country Bear Jamboree). It seems Pooh brings ride destruction in his honey lickin' wake.
All and all this was a nice ride (although I still miss Mr. Toad). The ride depicts Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. The cut-outs were bright and the animatronics were decent for a Fantasyland ride. There was a variation of movement to the ride. You would bounce when Tigger was there, you felt like you were floating on water when it was raining, etc. There are a few tiny scary elements in the storm but it is not anything Mom can’t fix by being there. Teens may find it slow but I think it's just plain fun. I give this a B+.