The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a fun, kid-friendly ride in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. It is one of my favorite attractions since I am a big Winnie the Pooh fan. Here is what to expect during the ride and some tips and fun facts about this cute attraction.
About the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Attraction
Ride a Hunny Pot through the pages of a huge picture book into the Hundred Acre Wood, where you encounter Pooh and his friends as they contend with a blustery day. There’s even a dream sequence with Heffalumps and Woozles. The honeypot moves along with the story, for instance, it bounces like Tigger.
The ride is 3 minutes and 15 seconds long. It is a very detailed ride and you may see something new and different each time you ride. Once you exit the ride you enter a Winnie the Pooh-themed gift shop.
- Genie+ Available: Yes
- Height Requirement: none, but you must be 7 to ride alone
- Open during morning Extra Magic Hours: Yes
- Open during evening Extra Magic Hours: Yes
- Plus Size Friendly: Yes
- Ride Photo: No
- Single Rider Line: No
- Best Time to Ride Without a Genie+: Early Morning, during Fireworks, or Close to Closing
- Wheelchairs & ECVs: Must be able to transfer to a standard Wheelchair
- Handheld Captioning Available
Winnie the Pooh Attraction Tips
No Genie+, No Problem. If you don’t have a Genie+ return time for this attraction, it is a line you want to wait in. There are lots of activities for kids along the stand-by line. I rarely see the line over 45 minutes and part of the line is in the shade.
Looking for Winnie the Pooh? Located to the left of the attraction you will find Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. The line can get long for them so it is best to see them when they first come out, get in line about 10 minutes before their first appearance. The line is partly shaded with umbrellas and the background is super cute! Be sure to ask Tigger to bounce with you.
Little Ones in the Front. Each honey pot holds up to four people. The ride vehicles come upon “closed” doors and if little ones are in the back they may have a harder time seeing ahead.
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Fun Facts
Beware of the Bees. For each ride, there is a strip of yellow/black caution tape. For the Winnie the Pooh attraction you will find bees on the tape. That is some detailing!
Mr. Toad and Winnie the Pooh. If you look in the first scene you will see a picture of Owl and Mr. Toad exchanging a deed. This is to pay tribute to the fact that the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh used to be Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was one of the Magic Kingdom’s opening day attractions on October 1, 1971. It closed on September 7, 1998, when Winnie the Pooh took over shortly afterward.
How Does Pooh Float? One of my favorite scenes in the Winnie the Pooh ride is when Pooh floats off into dreamland. Pooh’s floating is achieved with the Pepper’s ghost illusion. Pepper’s Ghost optical illusion involves placing a large piece of glass at an angle between a brightly lit “stage” room into which viewers look straight ahead and a hidden room. The glass reflects the hidden room, kept dark, that holds a “ghostly” scene. When the lights in the hidden room are slightly raised to illuminate the scene, the lights in the stage room are slightly dimmed, and the apparition appears to the audience.
Winnie the Pooh Rides in Other Parks. The ride can also be found at Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland.