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Old 01-23-2013, 08:15 AM   #1
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Mountains in the middle of a swamp

I live in Missouri and have visited Silver Dollar City many times. It is built on the side of the Ozark Mountains. So the park is like one giant hill. I've seen guests pushing ECVs everytime I'm there. Touring that park will really work your calves.

I know enough about Florida to know I won't find any "natural" mountain ranges. I know there is a "1st Floor" to the Magic Kingdom.

What I'm really curious about though is how level are the parks? I don't really need to know for any reason other than just being curious.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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There are some gentle inclines, but pretty level for the most part. Certainly nothing like Branson!!!
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Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and The Disney Studios are all very flat. Animal Kingdom has a couple more ups and downs but honestly not much more than a small rise here or there.
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The longest continuous rise may be to the top of the space mountain line!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:26 AM   #5
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There are some gentle inclines, but pretty level for the most part. Certainly nothing like Branson!!!
This, definitely. Even flatter than Six Flags STL.
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I go to holiday world it is nothing but hills
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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I have not verified it but it is said that Magic Kingdom has a slight upslope on Main St. as you head in towards the castle. The reason given is that guests are fresh and energetic early in the day and don't notice the upslope. Then after the day's activity it is a little easier to walk downhill to the exit.

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #8
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Nothing like the crazy hills of Hershey!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:40 AM   #9
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Compared to a mountainside, it's flat. But yes, there are rolling and sloping inclines. One that most people don't think about is the entrance to Epcot.

I don't think you realize how many gentle rises and falls there are in the park until you find yourself unexpectedly in a push wheelchair, and your husband abandons you in the rope drop crowd to get FPs for Soarin......

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:46 AM   #10
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Nothing like the crazy hills of Hershey!
Amen! We had one VERY memorable trip there pushing my uncle in a wheelchair. We almost didn't get him up that one hill behind the dolphin show!
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