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Adventure Isle is made up of two islands, linked by two bridges, a swaying bridge and a floating bridge which crosses a shipwrecked boat. One of the islands is based on Swiss Family Robinson and houses the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, the other on Treasure Island. The Treasure Island portion is largely a play area for kids, with the following attractions:
Aladdin's Enchanted World
A quiet attraction depicting the story of Aladdin, it is nicely done with the walls covered in artwork. It is a good place to go and relax, although it doesn't offer any places to sit down, just a place to get away from the outside crowds.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Several years and many millions of dollars in the making, this is one of the top rides at the park. While it is favored by those who prefer thrill rides over fantasy ones, this is a treat that everyone should try. This is a roller coaster ride that zooms in and around a dig site, often providing super views of the park. It's not a super rocky coaster, but it does have twists, turns, and a loop!
As if all of that wasn't enough, they now have the ride go backwards, so it's certainly not a ride for the faint of heart, or anyone with a phobia about coasters !
Pirates of the Caribbean
A staple at every Disney park, this ride benefits from the newest advances in technology. You begin by boarding a boat that carries you through a lovely bayou scene (and past the diners in Blue Lagoon restaurant). After a quick fall down a mini waterfall, you are transported back in time to the days of the Pirates of the main. Passing by a burning town, a pirate ship in battle, a treasure trove and through a series of dark waterfalls, the ride is quite an adventure.
The narration is in French, so those who don't understand the language will miss a bit of the show, although the visual effects are the real fun
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse
Inspired by the movie ("Swiss Family Robinson"), this attraction features an enormous artificial tree, constructed of steel, concrete and 300,000 plastic leaves, rising high above Adventureland. This Disneydendron semperflorens grandis (giant ever-blooming Disney tree) is a 150-ton structure with roots reaching 42 feet into the ground It's a walk-through attraction, and not recommended for anyone who finds ascending stairs difficult, or who has problems with heights. From the top you get wonderful views of the park.
Below the treehouse is a dark maze lit by flickering lamplight from
which you can look up at the tree.
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