Spring is finally here! The flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is getting a lot nicer, and I’m not going to be waiting in any more long lines at the grocery store, bread and milk in hand, in anticipation of that next big winter storm (by the way, why do we go right for the bread and milk? How much bread and milk do we really need in a snowstorm?) Yes, Spring is definitely in the air. I don’t know about you, but when I think of Spring, I think of jumping in the car, rolling down the windows, listening to some music, and going on a road trip! Recently I had a thought, though: If I was going to take a road trip in a Disney attraction vehicle, which would be the best one? I came up with a few (of course I did!) and here are the Best Disney Attraction Vehicles For A Road Trip.
Kilimanjaro Safaris Truck – If you want to take a road trip with 35 of your best friends, the Safari Vehicle is perfect for you! Even if it’s just you and a couple of your kids, imagine the possibilities of taking one of these bad boys on a long trip: they can obviously handle any terrain thrown at them, they are open air so even if the temperature picks up you’ll be nice and cool, and you won’t have to worry about any wild animals getting into the car while you’re driving down the street (if that’s something you normally worry about, though on a road trip, you may want to reconsider what kind of car you’re driving). I’m not sure what kind of gas mileage these trucks get but hey, with the price of gas down around the country these days does it really matter?!
Peter Pan’s Flight Pirate Ships – Okay, I may be cheating a little bit with this one because it’s actually a flying pirate ship and doesn’t really use the road, but who’s to say that a road trip can’t be up in the air?! The fact is, these vehicles take you out of a kid’s nursery, over the busy city streets of London, and off to a land that no adult has ever been to before. Are you going to say you wouldn’t like to take that kind of “road trip?” I don’t think so! Plus, I’m sure you can drive these things just a few feet off the ground. Imagine the look on the Wendy’s drive-thru employee’s head when you pull up in your flying pirate ship! That look alone would make the pirate ship road trip worth it!
Star Tours Starspeeder 1000 – Since I’ve already broken the “road trip should be on a road” rule, I’m going with a flying vehicle for my next one as well! Ever since I was a cast member at Star Tours in the then Disney’s MGM Studios, I’ve loved the Starspeeder 1000. What’s not to love? It goes to amazingly far-off places (perfect for a road trip), can make the jump to light speed (I mean, what if I have to get to a rest stop really fast on said road trip? I drink a lot of water when I’m driving/flying), and it seems easy enough to drive/fly (if a rookie robotic pilot named Rex and a neurotic droid who has no flight experience at all can handle it, I’m sure I can!) Plus, the Starspeeder 1000 just looks really cool so if I’m seen by people I know driving that around, I wouldn’t be embarrassed (unlike whenever I rent a minivan on a Disney trip!)
Dinosaur’s CTX Rover – This is another one that is near and dear to my heart since I started working in Disney’s Animal Kingdom about a month after the park’s grand opening. For those who don’t know, the Dinosaur attraction was previously called Countdown To Extinction, hence the name of the CTX Rover. These things would be perfect for any long drive. First of all, they go back in time, so you could literally do the road trip at any time and place you’d want. I probably wouldn’t pick a time where there are man-eating, violent dinosaurs out to get me at every turn, but that’s just me! I’d probably use the CTX Rover to go back to like 1996 when I was in high school. Imagine showing up in your high school’s parking lot with one of these crazy vehicles! I’ll tell you what, if I had one of the Rovers then, getting cut from my high school’s baseball team probably wouldn’t have stung so much!
Tomorrowland Speedway Car – The great thing about the Speedway is that anyone can drive! This way, I could take a long road trip with my kids who are all 5 and under and they could take care of all of the driving! Let’s be honest here, if you’re taking a road trip, you don’t really want to be the one who’s driving, right? Wouldn’t you much rather be the one sitting in the passenger seat, in charge of the music and snacks? My kids already can’t wait to drive, so this is the perfect opportunity for them. Although I would be a little afraid of where a road trip planned out by two 3 year olds and a 5 year old would end up. I think the most likely destinations would be: Walt Disney World, the closest Rita’s Water Ice stand (if you don’t know what this is, you are missing out!), or the yard with the dog they really like around the corner from our house.
Thank you for taking a ride with me (see what I did there?) to find the best Disney attraction road trip vehicles! Although these were my favorites, I’m sure some of you are sitting right now and reading this and saying, “Hey, you forgot about _____!” I want to know what YOU think the best Disney attraction vehicles for a road trip would be! Feel free to send me Facebook message HERE, a Tweet HERE or send me an email at [email protected]. Thank you again for reading and please enjoy the rest of your stay here at Ear To There Travel!
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