The Character meet and greet of Sorcerer Mickey, and Red Carpet Minnie might be my favorite, simply because of the incredible details in with Mickey. Look at these amazing details, and then tell me what your favorite meet and greet is!
We talked a while back, about how there was very little that piglet sized kiddos can ride. In fact, they can ride almost everything! But what about the larger set? The pooh sized riders? The folks that are a little heavier? I've got good news for you as well! There is very little (if anything!) that you can't ride, too!!
Walt Disney World was created so that EVERYONE could enjoy the rides! At Walt Disney World, you will find many different styles of seats. Here's what you may run across.
You've got your bench style, like on It's A Small World, and Pirates of the Caribbean. those are the style seats that allow you to have enough room comfortable, without being put into a "seat"
A lap bar style seat is typically on a bench style seat, like Peter Pan's Flight, or The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, where a safety bar is pulled up towards you. This won't be a problem if riding with a companion of the same size, or alone, but use caution if a Piglet sized rider is with you, so that they don't slip out from under that restraint, say, when flying over Neverland.
Over the Shoulders
An over the shoulder restraint would be in a ride like Primeval Whirl. A restraint bar comes down over your shoulders, and locks, keeping you from falling on a ride that might be jerkier, or spinny.
On some rides, like Star Tours, you'll have a lap bet as your restraint. While you shouldn't have a problem, belt extenders are offered, so that everyone can enjoy the ride. The seats are usually wide enough, that we've never seen a rider leave, disappointed.
In some attractions, you'll be seated in movie theater style seats. These are usual size, so if you don't have a problem back home, it's unlikely you'll have a problem here.
Now this is the trickiest style seating. A very few rides have a slightly molded seat, that while you can still fit in, might not feel too comfortable on the tush. Seven Dwarves Mine Train is one. Still doable, and luckily the ride isn't too long, but just might not be the comfiest.
As you can see, there really isn't much at all you won't be able to do. Walt Disney World can easily accommodate you, so no matter your age, or size, go enough yourself! With so much to see and do, you're going to have an amazing trip!
Have you ever noticed how there's a trash can almost everywhere you look at Walt Disney World? That's because Walt Disney was very concerned about keeping the park clean. He wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the beauty of his theme park, without unsightly garbage everywhere. He wanted children to be able to play on the grass without wrappers and cups littering the ground. Doing his own research, he discovered that 30 feet was the magic number. 30 feet was the most someone would hold their trash before throwing it on the ground.
While the Spiderman bottle above was surly an accident, the cup was not. Someone threw it away. So what does that mean?
That means a cast member has to take time from something else, to go get it and throw it out. That means some of the wild life could accidentally ingest it before it's found. That means that instead of every guest coming through the gates that day and seeing the beauty of this area by the Swiss Family Tree-house, they see trash. And once your eye sees the trash, that's all you can see. Not the beauty of the rocks, the ferns, the rippling in the pool of water. The trash. With a trash can every 30 feet, that's what...15 or so steps for you? Why not throw it away, and help keep the park beautiful for everyone?
The digital sign at the end of It's a Small World interests me. While I've never seen it flash the names of anyone in our family, I have seen it say other names, Rachel, Jeff, etc. I wonder how it works! We have been several times both with and without a fastpass. Have you ever seen your name appear on the digital sign? How does this magical device work?
Around the edge of the decorative fences at the Main Street Plaza Gardens, you'll find adorable little statuettes. If you aren't familiar where these gardens are, this is usually the place for the reserved viewing of Happily Ever After.
It is so easy to overlook these tiny little statues, but they are absolutely adorable, and very detailed. There are eight in all. While it was raining that day I took these, so the background is rather gloomy and raindrops decorated everything, these precious little statues brought a smile to our face. Once again, as I was taking these pictures, I noticed so many guests rushing past in their haste to get to rides, they missed out on things, like they had missed these characters strolling around interacting. Walt Disney World is an amazing place to visit, and there is so much to do, too much for one trip, but it is important to stop, and explore the details!
Here is a photo of each of the statues. Which one do you like best?
While I am a Donald fan, through and through, there is something very sweet and special about this Dumbo statuette! Next time, I'll need to get a better close up of Mr. Timothy Mouse!