Archive for the 'Theme Parks' Category

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Filed under: Florida, Theme Parks

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller-coaster type ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida.  There are also rides with the same name at Disneyland (California), Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.  The Magic Kingdom ride opened in 1980.

It is based on Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.



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Spaceship Earth (Epcot)

Filed under: Florida, Theme Parks

Spaceship Earth is one of the most recognizable structures from all the Disney theme parks.  It is located at the entrance of the Epcot theme park.  It is 18 stories tall and has a ride inside by the same name. The ride features the evolution of human communication over the years.



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Space Mountain (Walt Disney World)

Filed under: Florida, Theme Parks

Space Mountain is a roller coaster that is at five Disney theme parks.  The one above is from Walt Disney World in Florida. It has two roller coaster tracks inside the structure.  There are 13 trains for each side.



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Busch Gardens

Filed under: Florida, Theme Parks

Busch Gardens is the name of two amusement parks in the United States owned and operated by Busch Entertainment Corporation, a division of Anheuser-Busch. One of the parks is in Tampa, Florida and the other is in Williamsburg, Virginia.  The one pictured above is located in Tampa, FL.



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Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World

Filed under: Florida, Theme Parks

Cinderella Castle is the faux fairytale castle at the center of two Disney theme parks, the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort and Tokyo Disneyland at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Both serve as worldwide recognized icons for their respective theme parks.



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