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Easy Magic Kingdom

The Dallas News has put together this great list of Senior friendly attractions at Walt Disney World. In this portion of the list they take a look at what to do in the Magic Kingdom. Personally, I think that this list is pretty limited. Let's build a better list! There are so many more great attractions that even older seniors could handle. Aren't there? What do you think of this list? Would you add or subtract anything? Do you agree with their Senior Suggestions?

EASY WATCHING

  • Carousel of Progress: Shows how the American family evolved with the advent of electrification. In a switch, the audience " seats and all " circles from scene to scene.
  • Country Bear Jamboree: Banjo-strumming bears entertain in a simulated saloon.
  • Hall of Presidents: Animatronic figures of all U.S. presidents in a recently reworked presentation. Abraham Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address.
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters appear in a 3-D PhilharMagic Concert Hall show with music, film and special effects.
  • Main Street Electrical Parade: Disney puts on wonderful parades. The evening event has returned to the Magic Kingdom after a hiatus of several years.

EASY RIDES

  • Haunted Mansion: The illusions are superb but not terrifying, from dancing ghosts and eerie thumps to floating heads and stairs to nowhere.
  • Jungle Cruise: Boat ride with spouting elephants, menacing hippos.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: A rollicking boat ride with cannon and musket fire, damsels in distress and besotted buccaneers. Look for Capt. Jack Sparrow.

ROCK AND ROLL

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: A low-flying roller coaster with a story. Not very frightening, but be prepared for a few G-producing curves.
  • Splash Mountain: A flume ride that takes guests through scenes from the Disney film Song of the South. It's pretty static until the end, when your vehicle takes a very steep, breath-sucking plunge. You may get wet.

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Sounds like a good list to me, I think I'd add the people mover, and the tiki room ( if it's open) too. Then again, I'd consider adding The Liberty Tree Tavern, Pecos Bills, and a few other restaraunts as low impact rides.....lol

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Definately add the People Mover to that list! I might - depending on the senior - add Dumbo to that list! mickey

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people mover, dumbo, the laugh factory, the mk railroad, alladin magic carpet, and even stitch if it is still there. i don't know what they are concidering senior but my mother went 2 years ago with us when she was 64 and did every ride in mk without an issue

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See,.. that's why I like this place, you guys ( and girls) think of stuff that just seeps out of (or doesn't even enter) my head. awesome

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I'd add Peter Pan's Flight, Winnie the Pooh, It's a Small World, and Buzz Lightyear. All are very easy, tame rides that are lots of fun. Perhaps the writer assumed we old farts no longer care for fairy tales and cartoons. (Wrong wrong wrong!)

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crazycatperson wrote:
I'd add Peter Pan's Flight, Winnie the Pooh, It's a Small World, and Buzz Lightyear. All are very easy, tame rides that are lots of fun. Perhaps the writer assumed we old farts no longer care for fairy tales and cartoons. (Wrong wrong wrong!)

We are in our sixties, and go on everything! The writer of this article must be assuming that anyone over 50 just wants to sit down and be lulled to sleep! As you say, wrong, wrong, wrong!

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I am wondering just what age they consider "older"?? When I think of older, I am thinking 85+. My dad would have a ball riding everything and he is in his early 80s!

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How about the Monorail Crawl/Drinking Around the World Showcase? That would be on the top of my (80 something year old) grandmother's list.

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finngirl wrote:
crazycatperson wrote:
I'd add Peter Pan's Flight, Winnie the Pooh, It's a Small World, and Buzz Lightyear. All are very easy, tame rides that are lots of fun. Perhaps the writer assumed we old farts no longer care for fairy tales and cartoons. (Wrong wrong wrong!)

We are in our sixties, and go on everything! The writer of this article must be assuming that anyone over 50 just wants to sit down and be lulled to sleep! As you say, wrong, wrong, wrong!

Absolutely wrong! Just because a person is an elder does not mean that they are necessarily frail, and even if they are they can still have a sense of adventure and excitement!

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Most of what I thought has already been mentioned but I would like to add Liberty Tree Riverboat.

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The carousel - depending on the age, they may not want to ride the horses but they do have benches.

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Just because I'm in my 60s doesn't mean I'm frail!!

I have been on every ride in every park in the last few years and the only one I won't be on again is the Rockin Rollercoaster--my neck doesn't like that one very much. I enjoy the rides and will continue to ride them hopefully for many years to come!

Patti mickey

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