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Must be EPCOT is definately a grownup theme park.Love world show case especialy in the evening.I enjoy the resturants and the illumination show

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Wow,.. tough question. I'd have to go with EPCOT first, it's entertaining, informational, and fun, and of course the food is great. MK my close second, it makes me feel like a kid, and lets me reminisce (sp?). I'd put DHS, and AK after that in that order.

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It's really crazy seeing DHS is falling so low on everyone's lists!

When I went, we did the must-go-on rides, and must-have foods like dole whip, mickey bars, and mickey waffles.

Our official take on the parks was....

DHS: The most amazing rides, hands down. TSMM hit the top of the list for my fiancee. We rode it 3x in one day (2x with FP). Just the whole park keeps me entertained lol. Fantasmic was really cool too. Probably our 2nd most favorite.

MK: It's classic..what can I say? I got my fiancee into dole whip too lol. She got frustrated with Buzz bc she couldn't tell which red dot was her's! There's definitely the most Disney "magic" there...so it's really hard NOT to like it. But the classic rides and Wishes really make it our favorite park.

AK: We just went in...rode EE twice (once with FP), Dinosaur, Primeval Whirl, did Kilimanjaro and Maharajah, ate lunch, walked around a bit, and left. I mean like 9am RD...to about 1pm, and we left. I know I know....we should've done Lion King & Nemo and maybe even Kali, but we didn't wanna get wet and the shows didn't really scream to us.

Epcot: Can you believe my fiancee placed this park, her LEAST favorite!?! Based on you guys' responses, I'm gonna get a lot of unhappy responses! lol.. We rode the top rides, went through WS, had lunch around the world, and dinner at Tutto Italia...and we got great seats ..yes seats..for Illuminations. Nope...no alcohol in our trip there...

That's pretty much our feelings about it all!!

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Actually, I am suprised to see that the AK is not on the top of everyone's list given how much everyone seems to love the AKL.

For me DHS is first, quickly followed by EPCOT, then the MK, and last is the AK.

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BuffaloBill wrote:
Actually, I am suprised to see that the AK is not on the top of everyone's list given how much everyone seems to love the AKL.

For me DHS is first, quickly followed by EPCOT, then the MK, and last is the AK.

For me AK kills me for the layout.... the place is HUGE! But compared to every other park... not as much to do I think. Its like... ok... lets go see the animals. So we walk to the very back to go on the ride, then... oh... lets go to the dino area... just tons of walking. Im fine with it... but its the time that gets me.

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Funny - I used to hate AK, but when we did our first "no kids" trip in the spring, I saw it with new eyes. Maybe because we were not in a hurry to go anywhere - we took our time wandering the trails, stopped when we felt like it, and still managed to ride everything with no line-ups. I even convinced DH to see the Lion King, which he complained was for "little kids". By the end of the show, he was singing along with everyone else and having a great time. I am actually looking forward to going back in October. My only complaint now is that it always seems hotter there than anywhere else.

That said, my favourite park is still Epcot. I love the MK for getting into the Disney mood, but I just love Epcot.

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Finngirl, I agree. I really do like AK but feel as though it is the hottest park. During our summer trips we only make it a few hours in there. We usually spend the most time in AK during our January trips but even then it is warmer than the other parks.

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scrappy wrote:
Finngirl, I agree. I really do like AK but feel as though it is the hottest park. During our summer trips we only make it a few hours in there. We usually spend the most time in AK during our January trips but even then it is warmer than the other parks.

Yeah..when we were there it was incredibly hot too. We felt it the most over by Primeval Whirl by the lil midway over there on the concrete. It definitely was the hottest park. That was what I read before we left, and it definitely was proven true.

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The Cookie Crumbler wrote:
DisneyDee27 wrote:
I'm sure all you fellow Disney addicts can relate when I say...it's just the best place to be...it's a world made for those of us who love the feeling we get when we're there. It's truly magical and not something we can recreate at home. It's fantasy and fun and cupcakes wink

Yes, I do agree! My spouse's reason for wanting to go (in addition to knowing how much I love it and therefore it must be great) is just that he's never been there and wants to "feel what it's like." There's many places people want to go or see, but Disney has an actual feeling attached to it.


For me, Disney parks are actually the second best place to be.

The absolute best place for me is watching the Olympics. And the really cool thing is I don't need to go anywhere to enjoy it. Sure, it would be awesome to be in London right now, but I have a better view and can see more events here at home. So this is an awesome year for me - Olympics now, and then two months later, Disney World. I'm going to be hugely let down when it's all finally over. sad

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crazycatperson wrote:
The Cookie Crumbler wrote:
DisneyDee27 wrote:
I'm sure all you fellow Disney addicts can relate when I say...it's just the best place to be...it's a world made for those of us who love the feeling we get when we're there. It's truly magical and not something we can recreate at home. It's fantasy and fun and cupcakes wink

Yes, I do agree! My spouse's reason for wanting to go (in addition to knowing how much I love it and therefore it must be great) is just that he's never been there and wants to "feel what it's like." There's many places people want to go or see, but Disney has an actual feeling attached to it.


For me, Disney parks are actually the second best place to be.

The absolute best place for me is watching the Olympics. And the really cool thing is I don't need to go anywhere to enjoy it. Sure, it would be awesome to be in London right now, but I have a better view and can see more events here at home. So this is an awesome year for me - Olympics now, and then two months later, Disney World. I'm going to be hugely let down when it's all finally over. sad

Aw, I know how you feel. I'm already looking forward to Russia in 2014, Winter Olympics are my favorite.

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This is a tough one. My top 2 are Epcot and AK.

I guess I will choose the AK. If I only got to spend 1 day, that would be the one I would choose. Unless, of course, it was during the F&W festival, then I would choose Epcot. But then, I would really be choosing the festival, not necessarily the park. I love the animals and conservation aspects of this park. We spend a lot of time watching the animals. The vegetation is gorgeous, and I love all the different views of either EE and Tree of Life. I love the theming and sense of place. Whenever we've visited AK, we've stayed open to close, and I'm never ready to leave.

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I second the AK feeling like the hottest park. It also feels more crowded for some reason. It seems like there is not enough room in the "causeways" for crowds to move. I like Epcot because it feels more "open" even with lots of folks there. For these reasons I do not make it more than 4 or 5 hours max in AK before I hop somewhere else.

I love MK, but also get claustrophobic in there. Rarely do I do the whole day there. I need some Epcot to breathe.

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Another point about my fiancee not liking Epcot too much...no need to go crazy for Boardwalk resorts. After realizing that the best would be MK, a MK-area resort would work THE BEST for us...

...now...if only we had the money to enjoy a monorail resort for a week... gaah

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I'd stay close just for DHS, but that's ridiculous. The bus system was REALLY reliable and fast with us, and we stayed out in Guam over in AKL. We waited under 5min for a bus to come, and took 15min to get there. No biggie at all. She told me she'd always stay on-site and doesn't see any reason to stay off-site.

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Mase wrote:
BuffaloBill wrote:
Actually, I am suprised to see that the AK is not on the top of everyone's list given how much everyone seems to love the AKL.

For me DHS is first, quickly followed by EPCOT, then the MK, and last is the AK.

For me AK kills me for the layout.... the place is HUGE! But compared to every other park... not as much to do I think. Its like... ok... lets go see the animals. So we walk to the very back to go on the ride, then... oh... lets go to the dino area... just tons of walking. Im fine with it... but its the time that gets me.

I agree. The layout is awkward, too many dead ends. If the layout made sense AK would move way up in my book.

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