Do the rides become less important?

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Do the rides become less important?

I've noticed that as I go to Disney World more and more I find I'm less and less interested in the rides. I still enjoy them, but they aren't really what I most look forward to. I guess I've also ridden them all so many times that they've lost some of their novelty. I don't want to come of as saying I find them boring now, but I tend to just look forward more to the experience now than any particular ride or activity.

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I agree with you Brad. The more often we go the less I care about the rides. Also like you I do not find them boring but we do no longer feel as if we must do every ride on each trip.

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And you guys have just as much fun right?

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I can not answer that for Brad but I honestly think I have more fun with each new trip. It is really hard to explain but just the whole "Disney state of mind" is what does it for me. I just love being there.

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That is very encouraging.

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I can agree! Just wandering around the parks, seeing what's new in the shops, checking out new hidden mickeys and themeing throughout the parks and resorts, and just that feeling of being on a vacation are the perks for us. We DO love the rides, and Space Mountain is always a thrill, but we don't have to "check them off the list" the way we used to ;-D

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I agree with everything everyone has said, although I DO look forward to new rides.

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We still love the rides, although there are a couple I could happily miss if time is tight.

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Tony wrote:
We still love the rides, although there are a couple I could happily miss if time is tight.

Yeah. There are definitely rides that are "every trip," "most trips," "I haven't ridden this in a while," and "I'll wait for the refurb."

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We call the last group the "Oh yeah, I forgot about it..." rides. Like Stitch's Great Escape.

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scrappy wrote:
I can not answer that for Brad but I honestly think I have more fun with each new trip. It is really hard to explain but just the whole "Disney state of mind" is what does it for me. I just love being there.

I think that's what sets Disney apart from a park like Six Flags. Once the novelty of the rides wears off in Six Flags, there's really nothing left. Disney just has so many things to check out and you still have your old favorites to visit as well. I doubt you'd ever run out of things to do in WDW. At least if you love Disney.

Another reason we enjoy each trip more and more is because we get better and doing things efficiently and have a more relaxing time.

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Brad wrote:
scrappy wrote:
I can not answer that for Brad but I honestly think I have more fun with each new trip. It is really hard to explain but just the whole "Disney state of mind" is what does it for me. I just love being there.

I think that's what sets Disney apart from a park like Six Flags. Once the novelty of the rides wears off in Six Flags, there's really nothing left. Disney just has so many things to check out and you still have your old favorites to visit as well. I doubt you'd ever run out of things to do in WDW. At least if you love Disney.

Another reason we enjoy each trip more and more is because we get better and doing things efficiently and have a more relaxing time.



Absolutely this is what sets Disney apart! We lived in Orlando for 2 yrs and only once went to Universal but went to Disney countless times. Even just a window shopping trip to DTD was an adventure.

Now that we're a full days drive away we don't get to go nearly as often...but sure do look forward to the trips we can make...and yes, we experience something new EVERY time we go!

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I wonder how much of the Disney magic is that we grew up watching their movies and cartoons?

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I'm sure that is a factor, and by design. That said, there are converts every day that did not have the good fortune to grow up with Disney.

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LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I'm sure that is a factor, and by design. That said, there are converts every day that did not have the good fortune to grow up with Disney.

It's basically high production values, but it goes farther than just the park. The movies were really good, so we loved Disney and the parks are really good so we love the parks even more. I think they should be well off for quite a while since I'm sure a lot of kids loved the "Second Golden Age" films like the Lion King. Also since they're putting Pixar in the parks, I think they should have the nostalgia factor for years to come.

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I think you're right on the money Brad. I think bears mention that this is all according to Disney's blueprint. Brilliant.

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LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I think you're right on the money Brad. I think bears mention that this is all according to Disney's blueprint. Brilliant.

They have advanced computers working day and night to figure out how to liberate our money from our wallets. laugh

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dsoup wrote:
LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I think you're right on the money Brad. I think bears mention that this is all according to Disney's blueprint. Brilliant.

They have advanced computers working day and night to figure out how to liberate our money from our wallets. laugh


They are so good at it now that the wallets never even have to leave our pockets. laugh

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