Spaceship Earth at Epcot Entrance Evolution of Mankind Painting

Spaceship Earth’s History: Thank the Phoenicians

I am super excited to chat about one of my absolute favorite attractions at Walt Disney World and a true classic, Spaceship Earth at EPCOT.

Beckoning you to enter EPCOT, a park inspired by a utopia that Walt himself envisioned for the future, is Spaceship Earth. It can be seen from various parts of Walt Disney World Resort and stands as the icon for the park.

Spaceship Earth represents a huge aspect of the human race, communication, and is a piece of technological marvel.

Today, I will be sharing the ride’s fascinating history, Instagram worthy tip and tricks on how to explore this wonderful and beloved attraction! Let’s take a journey into the past.

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Animal Kingdom Dinoland USA Primeval Whirl Roller Coaster Ride

Primeval Whirl in Animal Kingdom: Everything You Need to Know

Welcome back ThemeParkHipster!  We can’t wait to talk to you today about one of the best hidden secrets in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park…the Primeval Whirl roller coaster! 

Tucked away in one of the most exciting and stimulating areas of Animal Kingdom, Primeval Whirl is the most unique attraction you’ll find in DinoLand U.S.A. The cute carnival themed section of Animal Kingdom.

So, if you’re a fan of little roller coasters that pack a punch- with sudden drops, rapid turns, and unexpected spinning, then Primeval Whirl in Animal Kingdom is the perfect ride for you! 

And today we’re going to tell you all about the ride’s history, trajectory, and hidden tips and tricks.  So what are you waiting for? 

Let’s get started!

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Star Wars Rides in Galaxys Edge

Everything You Need To Know About the Rides Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Are you ready to experience the Star Wars rides at Disney?

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the latest land to open at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Both lands have exactly the same things inside, so there’s no need to head to Orlando and Anaheim to get the full Galaxy’s Edge experience.

One thing people rave about inside the land are the two attractions, and we can understand why.

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with Roller Coaster Zooming by

The Ultimate Guide to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney’s very first animated feature film was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which has been represented at the Disney Parks for years.

First at Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with a dark ride called Snow White’s Scary Adventures.

Now at Walt Disney World the original princess has a brand-new ride in her honor called Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, right in the middle of Fantasyland!

The three-minute roller coaster ride is fast, with some elements that might be scary for younger kids.

Typically, it’s compared to the likes of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and The Barnstormer, with Thunder’s big drops and show scenes and The Barnstormer’s family friendly elements!

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Soarin at Epcot Full Guide and History

Soarin’ at Epcot (What to Expect on Your Flight Around the World)

One of the most popular rides at Epcot, one of Disney World’s four theme parks, is Soarin’ Around the World.

For some people, just knowing that other people love the ride is enough for them to hop in line and trust, they will have the time of their lives.

Others want a little more information on the ride before they hop in-line or use one of their precious FastPasses.

If you identify more with the later, continue on to learn all you could possibly need to know before spending your magical day in the park and on this ride.

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Flight of Passage Queue Giant Avatar at Disney Animal Kingdom

What is the Avatar Flight of Passage Ride? (Definitive Guide)

Riding rides you have never been on can be both thrilling and scary. For some thrill-seekers, the surprise is part of the fun, but for others, the unknown can suck all the fun out of a ride.

If you identify more with the later, this article will tell you everything you need to know to prepare for riding the Flight of Passage ride in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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New Epcot Attractions at Disney

13 Incredible Epcot Renovations and Attractions Coming by 2024

If you’re new to ThemeParkHipster, then you may not be aware of how much I love and enjoy Epcot. It’s no surprise that hearing about all of the Epcot renovations and attractions coming by 2024, gets me super excited about my favorite theme park.

Epcot’s transformation is a reflection on the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration that will happen in 2024.

Plus, Epcot is becoming a solo theme park traveler’s fan favorite and is a must do for anyone visiting Walt Disney World.

Let’s go through all the new attractions and features coming to Epcot by 2024.

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Alien Encounter Ride at the Magic Kingdom. Photo Copyright Disney Company.

The Death of ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter at the Magic Kingdom

Do you miss ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter?

A few weeks ago, on a super EXTRA hot Florida day, I spent some time in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom exploring the nooks and crannies I’d ignored on prior visits.

On my journey I passed Stitch’s Great Escape with a less than five minute wait and thought to myself, “why not catch the next showing?”

So, I detoured and headed inside for the pre-show.

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Maelstrom Entrance at Epcot

Saying Goodbye to Maelstrom Ride at Epcot (We’ll Miss You)

In case you are not aware, the last boat ride of Maelstrom into the wintery mysteries of Norway will take place this Sunday, October 5, 2014.

The announcement came as a shocker to most Epcot fans. However, the rumor of its Frozen-themed replacement surfaced on the Internet a few months ago and I can admit that I did not believe it.

I swore my friends up and down that there was absolutely NO WAY Disney would close such a classic and replace it with, what I felt was, a temporary cultural fad.

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