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MUST DO, but will NEVER DO again!

What is the one attraction you would love to do again, but can't! I'm thinking primarily about WDW attractions from the past that have been maliciously and evilly closed/retired/destroyed. You could, however, go with something that you can't do for some other reason, like physical limitations.

My choice is pretty easy...Horizons from what was then Epcot Center. That was my favorite ride there in the 80s. I loved everything about it, but my favorite parts were the film sequence on the largest movie screen in the world (especially the Space Shuttle launch!), blasts of oranges from the desert, and the voted-upon ending. While the final simulation sequence wasn't the most exciting thing around, it was the precursor of what was to come over the Disney Horizon. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

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The first thing that came to my mind was "If You Had Wings." It helped to foster a love of travel in me and most of the things that I would like to go see are things that were in that attraction. I still find myself singing the song every now and again.

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The first thing that came to my mind was "If You Had Wings." It helped to foster a love of travel in me and most of the things that I would like to go see are things that were in that attraction. I still find myself singing the song every now and again.

It seems like every time I went on that it would temporarily stop near the end where the narrator said, "You DO have wings." After hearing it dozens of times, I'd get off and walk around like a zombie...
I do have wings, I do have wings, I do have wings, have wings, have wings. clapping <---See, I do have wings!

I'm not sure if that song or Carrousel of Progress' "Now Is The Best Time Of Your Life" would be stuck in my head longer. Thankfully they both overrode It's A Small World.

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Mine is Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. I used to love that ride. I was so sad when they got rid of it.

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Kris1971 wrote:
Mine is Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. I used to love that ride. I was so sad when they got rid of it.

Head to Disneyland, it's still there! At least it was last year.

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Kristen K. wrote:
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Mine is Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. I used to love that ride. I was so sad when they got rid of it.

Head to Disneyland, it's still there! At least it was last year.

It was still there at the beginning of this year.

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Mine is Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. I used to love that ride. I was so sad when they got rid of it.

Head to Disneyland, it's still there! At least it was last year.

It was still there at the beginning of this year.

And still there as of March! We rode it and are still trying to figure out what happened there...lol

Anyone remember an afternoon parade at EPCOT? We saw it in 2001. Cast members maneuvered these giant figures around World Showcase. I remember there was a lady, probably in her 40s standing next to us, clapping along and having thee most enjoyable time! Asone of the figures passed by, the lady held up a hand as if to ask for a high-five. to my utter amazement, the CM worked the giant hand down to her hand and gently gave her a high five with the figure. I was mesmerized! I would love to see that again.

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I think that is probably better that Mr. Toad's Wild Road lives on in my heart. I don't think it would mean as much to me today. But the most do I miss the has to be Kitchen Cabaret. Okay everyone, sing along, "Veggie, Veggie, fruit fruit. Veggie fruit, fruit."

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Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is an experience I will NEVER do again. The park is more packed then the other parades throughout the day and its pretty much the same parade. I experienced snow on Main Street even on nights without MVMCP and enjoyed the fireworks even more from the Grand Floridian than I did in front of the castle. It was fine to do once, but not special enough to ever do again. That said, I love everything about Disney World except "Special Events".

Who am I kidding, we all know that if we love Disney World we will do it all again...

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Kris1971 wrote:
Mine is Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. I used to love that ride. I was so sad when they got rid of it.

Apparently, my fiance used to love this ride as a kid. I am disappointed I never got to share it with him, given that my first Disney trip was the summer of 2010...

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JeffC wrote:
Vettelover wrote:
Kristen K. wrote:
Kris1971 wrote:
Mine is Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. I used to love that ride. I was so sad when they got rid of it.

Head to Disneyland, it's still there! At least it was last year.

It was still there at the beginning of this year.

And still there as of March! We rode it and are still trying to figure out what happened there...lol

Anyone remember an afternoon parade at EPCOT? We saw it in 2001. Cast members maneuvered these giant figures around World Showcase. I remember there was a lady, probably in her 40s standing next to us, clapping along and having thee most enjoyable time! Asone of the figures passed by, the lady held up a hand as if to ask for a high-five. to my utter amazement, the CM worked the giant hand down to her hand and gently gave her a high five with the figure. I was mesmerized! I would love to see that again.

Oh my gosh, I didn't remember this until I saw your pictures and now I totally do! Crazy!

Mr Toad's Wild Ride would be my pick, too. May have to plan a trip to Disneyland...

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One day when I was working as a cast member on a baked potato cart outside the Rose & Crown in Epcot, Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse turned up carrying a picnic basket. They sat on the lawn at the side of the UK pavilion, set out their picnic and proceeded to have a tea party for about half an hour. It was a very quiet time at World Showcase so the tea party was not interrupted by guests seeking autographs. In fact I think I was one of the only people who saw this magical little display. During the following months, I always looked out for Alice and her friends but never saw the tea party again. Has anyone else seen this? If not, I imagine it was just an experiment that was not repeated. It was lovely and I felt so lucky to have seen it.

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That sounds lovely Miss Mikki! I've never seen that.

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JeffC wrote:
Vettelover wrote:
Kristen K. wrote:
Kris1971 wrote:
Mine is Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. I used to love that ride. I was so sad when they got rid of it.

Head to Disneyland, it's still there! At least it was last year.

It was still there at the beginning of this year.

And still there as of March! We rode it and are still trying to figure out what happened there...lol

Anyone remember an afternoon parade at EPCOT? We saw it in 2001. Cast members maneuvered these giant figures around World Showcase. I remember there was a lady, probably in her 40s standing next to us, clapping along and having thee most enjoyable time! Asone of the figures passed by, the lady held up a hand as if to ask for a high-five. to my utter amazement, the CM worked the giant hand down to her hand and gently gave her a high five with the figure. I was mesmerized! I would love to see that again.

We enjoyed it a lot, largely due to the interaction you mentioned. The music was also addictive. We called it the Way-Oh Parade because that's what they sang over and over on the track. I'm fairly sure the official name, though, was the Tapestry of Nations Parade before it became the Tapestry of Dreams.

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my DW loved tapestry of nations. It was her second trip to WDW and EPCOT became her favorite park from that point on biggrin

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body wars was fun i also liked the original star tours but the new one is too long to wait sad

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I can actually only think of two things on this list...

the day-time parade at Magic Kingdom and the Tiki Room. I think both are, without a doubt, necessities... classics. But I wouldn't too much care to do either again. Although, like I said, they're classics, so I can understand where everyone who does count these as must-dos on every trip. They're just not my cup of tea silly

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the day-time parade at Magic Kingdom

Not a parade person eh Hardy? Me neither really, though I do love the MNSSHP Parade. My enjoyment of them is really dependent on if I can find a good spot or not. The daytime parade at MK is changing next year - so it will be all new! I figure I'll have to stop and watch it at least once.

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I get ridiculously silly with parades. I find myself waving at Mickey and Minnie like crazy. Who'd a thunk it.

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I'm not a big parade or fireworks person, either (with the exception of Hallowishes and the MNSSHP parade) but feel like they're all worth seeing once.

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I'm not a big parade or fireworks person, either (with the exception of Hallowishes and the MNSSHP parade) but feel like they're all worth seeing once.

I can agree., Although with fireworks, I need to see them once every trip. Especially Illuminations. That's the one show I'll stake out a spot for for a long time because it's so much better if you have a good seat.

As far as parades, I am not about to sit for an hour or two to get a good spot in the heat of the day. I'll always walk past the Frontierland shooting arcade before to see if those benches are open about 20-30 minutes prior, as well as past Santa's Sleigh over in Liberty Square, but if both are taken, I don't mind missing it.

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As far as rides, I miss 20000 leagues under the sea. Sad it's not there Sad

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morgan flay wrote:
body wars was fun i also liked the original star tours but the new one is too long to wait sad

Star Tours has only been a 10 minute wait lately. The most has been 30 minutes.

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I've heard so much about Captain EO, so I rode it a couple months ago to see what the big fuss is about. I rode it, and I don't think I ever will again. I'm not that big on Mission Space or Ellen's Energy Adventure either.

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I've heard so much about Captain EO, so I rode it a couple months ago to see what the big fuss is about. I rode it, and I don't think I ever will again. I'm not that big on Mission Space or Ellen's Energy Adventure either.

My guess is the big fuss, if there is or was one, is simple--Michael Jackson. I never cared much for Captain EO even during its first run, and I was a huge Michael Jackson fan. In fact, I would much rather see the basic, low-tech 3D movie that preceded it, Magic Journeys. My favorite part, at least what I remember, was when they blew 3D-dandelion seeds. I always thought it was funny that MJ replaced MJ. Another fun fact about Magic Journeys is that it's second run, which was over at the Magic Kingdom, was longer than its original run at Epcot.

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Most of my friends see Captian EO solely because it has MJ.

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eo is completley overrated and outdated maybe something should replace it with something closer along the lines with the imgination theme

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Mandy wrote:
Most of my friends see Captian EO solely because it has MJ.

That is the only reason I like it! My husband thought it was awful! haha And...yes, it appears to have been made in the 80's or something! lol

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morgan flay wrote:
eo is completley overrated and outdated maybe something should replace it with something closer along the lines with the imgination theme

I agree. And I think that for the most part for people to like it they have to be MJ fans. You're not going to go on that ride if you don't like MJ. And many kids nowadays don't even know who he is.

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