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Attractions are listed in the order they are encountered, starting at Pirates and moving forward
Pirates of the Caribbean
Since opening day, this attraction has always been in the top five of park favorites, and it is still top notch for a variety of reasons. You begin by boarding a boat that carries you through a lovely bayou scene (and past the diners in Blue Bayou 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.
This ride offers you a 15 minute tour of the jungles of the world. While the anamatronics is somewhat dated, the effects are still fun, if not evoking the fear they once did. If you are lucky enough to get a good skipper, the corny jokes will be a lot of fun. Try riding this at night, the effects become somewhat more effective and often a small group will result in more interplay between cast and crew. Like Its a Small World , this is one of the pure ' Disneyland' kind of rides.
Western River Railroad
Unlike its' counterparts in the other Disney parks, this railroad does not move in a circle around the park. Instead, it runs along the Rivers of America through Adventureland and Westernland. While this does mean that you don't get the same full park tour, it does avoid the slight anachronism of having a steam train in Tomorrowland.
Swiss Family 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 more than 20 feet above Adventureland. This Disneydendron semperflorens grandis (giant everblooming 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.
Enchanted Tiki Room
This attraction features dozens of birds and flowers offering a musical review, complete with corny jokes, bad puns and an afternoon thundershower. Some of the younger folks might be scared by the storm effects, and almost any respectable teenager will feel obligated to label this 'corny'. But the songs are alot of fun, and it gives you a nice rest. This attraction does sometimes close early, so keep an eye on it.
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