3 Things You'll Never Do Again At Walt Disney World and Why

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3 Things You'll Never Do Again At Walt Disney World and Why

We all know that there are many different ways to enjoy a Walt Disney World vacations. I'm wondering what some of the things you have tried are on your list of one and done. Was it fine but unmemorable? Was the cost too high? Did you have problems that you just can't get over?

Tell me 3 Things You'll Never Do Again At Walt Disney World and Why! I'll get us started.

Camping at Fort Wilderness - I used to do it all the time in my youth, but my body has aged out of roughing it. I need air conditioning, hot and cold running water, and room service.

Opening and Closing a Park - This is one that goes with my age as well. Rushing around all day long in the heat and crowds is no longer my idea of fun. While I like to get in as much time as possible with ticket costs what they are, I just can not last all day long.

Raglan Road - I've tried it several times, and it's just not my place. It's far to loud for me at night inside, and I'm always disappointed by the food. If I want my Irish fix I will go around back to Cooke's of Dublin and the Hole In The Wall Bar.

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Victoria and Albert's Chefs Table: V&A is our favorite dining anywhere in the world and will do it again. But the Chefs Table was not worth the extra expense. The food is the same as the main dining room. We expected more interaction with the Chef's and the kitchen. We were truly interested in the kitchen activities but were offered very little explanation of what was going on. There was no more "service" than you get in the main dining room, maybe less. We can not recommend V&A's enough, but Chef's Table we would hold off on.

Food and Wine on the Weekends: We have been doing F&W from the very start, and it is a trip we make every year. But the weekends have become amateur drunkfest for locals. We love the taste of the senses but when its over, you walk out to the sloppy over-served.

Toy Story Land: One and done is enough. Toy Story Mania Ride might pull us back in, but the rest was cute but no need to really revisit.

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The three that come to mind are:

Food & Wine. I agree the weekends are horrible as far as way to many that have had way to many. I honestly do not even really enjoy it during the day on weekdays. My thought on that is why do I want to wait in line after line for a bite or two of food. Then, once you get the food there is no place to sit down and really enjoy it. All I can think about is there are tons of restaurants all around us that we could go into, sit down, be waited on and enjoy our meal.

The Skyliner. I am terrified of heights. I was pretty sure I would not like it. I gave it a try, and I was right, I do not care for it. I did not mind it too much as long as we kept moving but when it would stop I was not comfortable again until we moved. I am pretty sure I will not try it again.

Rushing to HS to be inside just to try to get a boarding pass for Star Wars. I can honestly say that ride has been my biggest disappointment. I did not think the ride was bad, I just expected something more. I will admit, I am not a a Star Wars fan. I have never seen a Star Wars movie. But to be fair, I have not seen Pandora but love FOP. I am also not a Harry Potter Fan nor seen any of those movies but feel as though Universals Gringrotts ride was amazing. I can not say I would never ride ROTR again but I can say for me, it is not one I feel as though I must do again.

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Gonna try to pick things different from the items above that I agree with...

This is harder than I thought.

Never gonna see La Nouba again
Never gonna ride the Great Movie Ride again
Never gonna see Wishes again

But seriously. I'm still bitter about Wishes

Moving on

See Happily Ever After. I hate being packed in like sardines so everyone can see the castle projections. You can't watch them and the fireworks and keep up. There is no flow, no story and I just wasn't impressed AT ALL by it. Sorry if you love it. I really hated it. It has nothing to do with my absolute and total love for Wishes at all laugh laugh laugh

Oga's Cantina - Unless there are a couple changes or I can be GUARANTEED not to be sat at a table with small children that are not mine that I don't mind letting loose in front of. OR, just pissing some people off IF I do go back and sit with them.

Mission to Mars - I swear even the easy one was spinning me away to my demise. I was holding on to Joe praying it would end. I think I get myself all psyched up about some things and this is one of those things.

Things I agree with above
Raglan Road - One of the FB groups I am in sings the praises of this place all the time. I enjoyed the entertainment but the food was terrible.

F&W weekends - just absolute total chaos

F&W period - it's been rubbing me wrong lately. I LOVE the Arts festival and would go back for that

Skyliner - 100% agree about the stopping... As soon as it stops, I panicked. Moving I was just "ok" Unless it was the ONLY option, I would just walk.

Galaxy's Edge. For me, it was just MEH. Not rush to go back. I'm sure we will with Blondie but I have no desire. It was a toned down Pandora without glowing plants and pathways and rides that left me wanting more!!!

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Here's my three:

Drinking our way around "the world", OK it was fun when we were young and foolish. But not now, I don't drink that much anymore and it would hurt me way too much. Plus I'm at the point where I like to remember my time spent at WDW. Also the drinks are way too expensive.

Rivers of Light, just not impressed with it. Plus some of the floats were broken which really kind of ruins the whole effect.

Blue milk. Just....no.

On another note.

I'm never going to the Adventure's Club either, but not by my choice. I'm still chapped about that one.

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Kristen K. wrote:

Raglan Road - I've tried it several times, and it's just not my place. It's far to loud for me at night inside, and I'm always disappointed by the food. If I want my Irish fix I will go around back to Cooke's of Dublin and the Hole In The Wall Bar.

JMed wrote:

Raglan Road - One of the FB groups I am in sings the praises of this place all the time. I enjoyed the entertainment but the food was terrible.

Oh no! We're trying this place for the first time in April! We'll keep our expectations low... eek

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Victoria and Albert's Chefs Table: V&A is our favorite dining anywhere in the world and will do it again. But the Chefs Table was not worth the extra expense. The food is the same as the main dining room. We expected more interaction with the Chef's and the kitchen. We were truly interested in the kitchen activities but were offered very little explanation of what was going on. There was no more "service" than you get in the main dining room, maybe less. We can not recommend V&A's enough, but Chef's Table we would hold off on.

Good to know! We are doing V&A for my husband's 40th birthday in September and I was leaning towards skipping the Chefs Table and this makes me feel a lot better about it!

1. O'hana - I've tried dinner here twice and breakfast once and not had a good experience a single time. Someday when we stay at the Poly I'll give the Twilight Feast a go, but I don't anticipate fighting for a reservation again unless there are some overhauls here.

2. Rivers of Light - done it twice, not wasting an evening on it again. It's very pretty but far too long and I'd much rather ride Expedition Everest or see Pandora in the dark during that time frame.

3. Mission Space Orange - I rode the old version of Green and it made me feel a bit off. Then next trip my sister talked me into trying Orange and I felt HORRIBLE afterwards. Like physically needed to lay down on a bench for half an hour to recover and my husband completely skipped dinner that night. Now that same sister took Penny on the new version of Green this past trip and she fell in love with it so while I definitely try to avoid it at all costs, I might be begged and pleaded into trying it again, but never ever every Orange.

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I agree with scrappy about Rise of the Resistance. It was a lot to get a boarding pass and when the ride ended, I was asking - is that it? It was cool theming, but this ride is entirely dependent on the cast members interacting with the guests to really make the difference. We didn't have that.

Homecomin' - we tried it once, but not impressed. I doubt we will ever go back. KenJ had the fried chicken and he said it was tasteless. I do however enjoy Raglan Road, but we haven't eaten there in a while.

Riding Star Tours. I have tried it twice and have had severe motion sickness both times. I still felt sick even after I closed my eyes. Just won't be able to ride that again. Hence why we haven't tried riding the Millennium Falcon yet.

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JanJ wrote:
Riding Star Tours. I have tried it twice and have had severe motion sickness both times. I still felt sick even after I closed my eyes. Just won't be able to ride that again. Hence why we haven't tried riding the Millennium Falcon yet.

Star Tours makes me a little queasy but I am completely fine on Smugglers Run.

Mission Space is a no go even after riding it a few times. Astro Orbiter is another no go. I tried it three times and still didn't enjoy it.

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scrappy wrote:

The Skyliner. I am terrified of heights. ... I did not mind it too much as long as we kept moving but when it would stop I was not comfortable again until we moved.

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Skyliner - 100% agree about the stopping... As soon as it stops, I panicked.

Sounds like I got very lucky that it didn't stop while I was onboard. I did OK with it while in motion. I will probably give it another try, but I have a feeling if it stops while I am onboard it will be my last time.

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Food and Wine on the Weekends

scrappy wrote:
Food & Wine. I agree the weekends are horrible as far as way to many that have had way to many. I honestly do not even really enjoy it during the day on weekdays.

JMed wrote:
F&W weekends - just absolute total chaos
F&W period - it's been rubbing me wrong lately. I LOVE the Arts festival and would go back for that

WOW! Hate to say it but I really feel the same way. It used to be my favorite time of year, but now it's just way too much for me to handle. The crowds are too high, there is no place to sit, people get obnoxious, heat can be too much depending on the month, and there are more booths than I can really enjoy in a trip. I've become much more fond of Flower & Garden since they introduced food, and I bet I would enjoy the Festival of the Arts as well.

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Kristen K. wrote:
scrappy wrote:

The Skyliner. I am terrified of heights. ... I did not mind it too much as long as we kept moving but when it would stop I was not comfortable again until we moved.

JMed wrote:
Skyliner - 100% agree about the stopping... As soon as it stops, I panicked.

Sounds like I got very lucky that it didn't stop while I was onboard. I did OK with it while in motion. I will probably give it another try, but I have a feeling if it stops while I am onboard it will be my last time.

Mcheal wrote:
Food and Wine on the Weekends

scrappy wrote:
Food & Wine. I agree the weekends are horrible as far as way to many that have had way to many. I honestly do not even really enjoy it during the day on weekdays.

JMed wrote:
F&W weekends - just absolute total chaos
F&W period - it's been rubbing me wrong lately. I LOVE the Arts festival and would go back for that

WOW! Hate to say it but I really feel the same way. It used to be my favorite time of year, but now it's just way too much for me to handle. The crowds are too high, there is no place to sit, people get obnoxious, heat can be too much depending on the month, and there are more booths than I can really enjoy in a trip. I've become much more fond of Flower & Garden since they introduced food, and I bet I would enjoy the Festival of the Arts as well.

Agreed. I used to LOVE Food & Wine but I get enough of a fix of it from Flower and Garden and Festival of the Arts now that are much more tame.

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So let me clear up the Skyliner thing. I don't want to scare people away from it.

I am just super sensitive to things "moving"

We rode one of the giant ferris wheels and I could feel it swaying side to side. I hit the "get me off this thing" button before we made a full rotation.

I had a panic attack at the top of the Washington Monument because I could feel the motion at the very top. I could not get on the elevator down fast enough.

When I am sitting in traffic on the local bridges, I can feel the movement of the bridge underneath me.

I ziplined and repelled off of a tower but while standing on said tower, I got weak in the knees and scared when I could feel it swaying or the jolt when the next person landed.

So when the skyliner stops, any motion it makes sets me on edge. Whether it be the breeze rocking it back and forth or just the tension in the line bouncing it up and down a bit just from stopping and starting back up. If we ended up with other people and they had been moving around I may have screamed at someone. I would not let Joe move when we stopped. When it was moving, I was GOLDEN and super excited and loving it. It's a GREAT option but honestly, it's not for everyone especially me LOL

I hope that helps if someone is on the fence about it. It's great and perfectly safe, I just have some motion issues. muchlove

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My number one never do again would have to be Astro Orbiter. Hated that thing!

Number two would be that 360 movie in Canada. Those things make me so dizzy.

Number 3 would be STK. that place was just not good. Seemed like they wanted it to be a Brazilian dance club rather than a steak house. Service wasn't real good and food was not worth the money. My Octopus app was delicious but our steaks were pretty flavorless.

Now to comment on some of the previously mentioned things:

The Skyliner, I liked it! It does give you a bit of a scare coming in for a landing the first time, I thought we were going to run right into the car in front of us.

I agree with the rest about the Food & Wine. I really like the Festival of the Arts and Flower & Garden Festival better. Not as busy and much more enjoyable.