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This week's theme: 5 Favorite Theme Park Rides (Disney or otherwise)
(Yeah, mine are all going to be Disneyland rides...)
1) Tower of Terror (Disney's California Adventure)
I hate drop rides, but for some reason, I love Tower of Terror. Maybe it's the creepy holographic, doomed hotel guests. Maybe it's the fact that it's not just one huge drop. Maybe it's because the first time I went on it, I was with friends and we laughed through the entire thing. Whatever it is, it's awesome. Easily my Number 1.
2) Star Tours (Disneyland)
Disneyland + Star Wars = 2 of my favorite things. So of course, Star Tours is one of my favorite rides. Not to mention the fact that you get to fly through some of the most iconic moments of the movies. The old version was great, and I love the new version with the randomized scenes too. Although, let's be real, podracing is only fun the first few times. I'm always a little disappointed when I get that scene.
Also, I was the Rebel Spy the last time I went. Was it because I was wearing a Star Wars shirt?
3) Space Mountain (Disneyland)
It was fun before they upgraded it and fun after they upgraded it. I think it works because you're essentially hurtling around in circles in the pitch-darkness. It's thrilling because you're in the unknown (unless you've been on it when it's broken down and they turn on all the lights... not as impressive).
4) Big Thunder Mountain (Disneyland)
This is actually the Sister's favorite ride at the park, but I love it too. It's got the charm of a wooden coaster and is surprisingly fast! Plus, I love the part where we go by the exposed T-Rex bones.
5) King Arthur Carrousel (Disneyland)
This is more because of nostalgia than anything else - other than the fact there's just something magical about carrousels. But I love the one at Disneyland because of its gorgeously decorated horses. My favorite since I was a kid (and apparently Walt Disney's / everyone's favorite) is the horse known as Jingles because of the bells handing from her saddle. I have photos of me on this horse when I was like 4, and I have another one on the horse when it was painted gold for Disneyland's 50th Anniversary (I was 19 then).