I'll be honest, it was easy to pick my 10 favorite rides. Picking what order they'd go in, on the other hand, was brutal! I've renumbered 3 times already! But I was so excited to read the "Voters' Top 10," I just had to make my own list!
10. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
It's exciting without being scary, and the new effects during the last hill are amazing! This is a "must do" every time.
9. Indiana Jones
I love how immersive this ride is. You're in the story the second you step in line! Plus lots of excitement, fire, and the Indiana Jones theme song (does anyone else sing along?).
8. Tiki Room
Speaking of singing along.... Home of birds that sing words, flowers that croon, and dole whips! It's something that, while not thrilling in any way, consistently puts a smile on my face.
Awkward bobsled seating aside (NEVER ride when in a skirt, btw), this ride is a classic and a Disneyland exclusive! I am beyond excited to see how the yeti has been updated. Who knows, it may get bumped higher on my list!
6. Alice in Wonderland
I can't begin to tell you how much I love the "enhancement" this ride went through last year. It's the perfect combination of the original, classic ride with technological upgrades that really give it something special.
5. Jungle Cruise
I'm such a sucker for cheesy jokes! I know what's coming, and I still laugh like an idiot every time! (Lower your head and watch your step. If you miss your step and bump your head, watch your language. There are children everywhere.)
4. Star Tours
Here's another one where the update really took it to the next level. It's the same basic ride (which has always been one of my favorites), but you get a little something different every time. Plus, who doesn't want to be the rebel spy?
3. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
When Buzz first opened, I was very skeptical! Why make a ride that's a video game? I don't like video games. But I'll be the first to admit I was wrong! I love the competitive atmosphere, the strategy, the cute aliens. This ride has it all - plus a free photo at the end. Score!
2. Splash Mountain
Zip-a-dee-do-dah! I love the songs, I love the characters, and I love the drops! There is nothing bad about it!
1. Space Mountain
Space Mountain is just my favorite. Hands down! (Because I'm afraid to put them up!) It's fast, it's dark, and it makes me smile.
Stay tuned for Sandy's top ten next time!