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I So Agree about the feeling your going to fall out on the Astro Orbiter!!
I get the same feeling on the Dumbo ride...

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There have been some times when I have to say never again:

Attractions:
The Seas with Nemo & Friends- I was optimistic for this ride and I found it to be quite disappointing.

Tower of Terror- My mother dragged my family on this ride when the line was short and I cannot believe I did it. I conquered it, but I literally thought I was going to die!

Mission Space- Once again one of those rides that I did twice, even when my sister chickened out the first time. I did not get sick, but I cannot imagine doing that ride again. It is just too intense for me!

Stiches Great Escape- Back when this ride was The Alien Encounter I had horrible experience, absolutely terrified me as a child. It was just one of those rides that I did it once and will never do it again.

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor- It is very cute, but I feel it is for a younger audience.

Studio Backlot Tour- Very boring to me and I feel is one of those attractions that it is time to say goodbye and put something new it it's place.

Restaurants:
Biergarten Restaurant- I remember we sat next to some people who had a little too much to drink so I am not a huge fan of sharing a table with other guests. The food was awful, none of the traditional Germany food that I grew up with. I am crossing this restaurant out of my dining reservations for good.

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano- While the atmosphere is nice, I thought the food was mediocre and very overpriced. We also had a bad experience getting our food, as it took longer than usual and getting our reservations for fantasmic! Once again, it is out of my dining reservations.

Resorts:
Caribbean Beach- First moderate resort that we stayed at WDW. The resort has no elevators (at least when I went). The resort I feel is too spread out and requires a lot of walking. We drove our car literally to the food court, the bus stops and to the pool. First and last time at Caribbean Beach Resort.

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Glad to hear 'Stitch's Great Escape' is among these..thought I was a party pooper not liking this one. Blech...Would not wait even 5 minutes for this one.
Also, "It's Tough to be a Bug" at DAK is not enjoyable at all for me. I just hate that kind of stuff("Honey, I Shrunk the Audience" falls under that category as well). If everyone in my party wants to do it, I will...but my freaking out would probably be the main source of entertainment for them, lol.

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Ktinydancer wrote:
There have been some times when I have to say never again:

Attractions:
The Seas with Nemo & Friends- I was optimistic for this ride and I found it to be quite disappointing.

Tower of Terror- My mother dragged my family on this ride when the line was short and I cannot believe I did it. I conquered it, but I literally thought I was going to die!

Mission Space- Once again one of those rides that I did twice, even when my sister chickened out the first time. I did not get sick, but I cannot imagine doing that ride again. It is just too intense for me!

Stiches Great Escape- Back when this ride was The Alien Encounter I had horrible experience, absolutely terrified me as a child. It was just one of those rides that I did it once and will never do it again.

Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor- It is very cute, but I feel it is for a younger audience.

Studio Backlot Tour- Very boring to me and I feel is one of those attractions that it is time to say goodbye and put something new it it's place.

Restaurants:
Biergarten Restaurant- I remember we sat next to some people who had a little too much to drink so I am not a huge fan of sharing a table with other guests. The food was awful, none of the traditional Germany food that I grew up with. I am crossing this restaurant out of my dining reservations for good.

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano- While the atmosphere is nice, I thought the food was mediocre and very overpriced. We also had a bad experience getting our food, as it took longer than usual and getting our reservations for fantasmic! Once again, it is out of my dining reservations.

Resorts:
Caribbean Beach- First moderate resort that we stayed at WDW. The resort has no elevators (at least when I went). The resort I feel is too spread out and requires a lot of walking. We drove our car literally to the food court, the bus stops and to the pool. First and last time at Caribbean Beach Resort.

I have to put in Coronado Resort, also our first moderate. It was soooooo big and since it was a convention center there were all these suit with cellphones as we flipflopped our way past. Weird, just weird.

I have to show my Wisconsin tailgating tendencies here, Biergarten and Pinocchio's place both BOIL their brats. While some of us do that in beer and onions, we then still grill them; otherwise, the color is a little less than pleasant for me. I have packages of them in the freezer right now, but DH won't allow them out of the freezer until it's warm enough to grill.

In defense of Nemo, yes it is a bit childish, but I believe it was intended to be a ride that the whole family can enjoy without gagging your child to stop screaming. My DH goes each time because of that one starfish at the end, clinging to the glass, begging us to "Please take me with you! Please? That song! Over and over in your head all day....."

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MeganLeigh wrote:
Glad to hear 'Stitch's Great Escape' is among these..thought I was a party pooper not liking this one. Blech...Would not wait even 5 minutes for this one.

I'm determined to try this one on this trip! I know everything thinks it's awful (and I probably will too) but you have to try everything once! My sisters have done it and hate it though so maybe DH and I will ride it while they IASW that I am more then willing to skip.

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Just this May....

We were in the MK (2nd night of a 6 day trip) with a few friends that never seen the light parade that goes down Main Street. Well anyway, we were told to go in a "reserved" spot (i guess for people with Fast passes?) Anyway, we stood for 45 minutes or however long it is for the parade to pass... Well, that experience made rest of the trip really bad because my feet were aching like you couldn't believe. It literally hurt to walk.

Also this trip I had some weird experiences on rides/attractions. Such as the magic carpet ride in Disney Quest. After I was done with the glasses i had this weird sense. I don't know whether it was a headache or what not i just wanted to lay down... The same feeling (but a bit worse) was experienced on Rockin Roller Coaster. This is a RC that I have been on 27 times in a row in 2008 but after this year, I will NEVER EVER go on it again. I had the same feeling but worse because of the LOUD music in your ears (and of course the extreme last row).

I don't know why I feel the way i do after these two attractions. I think it might be because i might be bipolar but not sure.

One last thing....

I'm never ever going to order a pina colada at the bar in Polynesian (that's located right out side Ohana). The bar tender can't make a pina colada. it was like watery substance with vodka and pina colada mix. Grrr.

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Even though it isn't there anymore I will never do anything related to Narnia at Disney world except for maybe take a picture w/ prince Caspian. I cant believe Disney allowed that piece of trash to take up space in their park. I don't even Know if that would pass as a preshow for a Narnia ride.

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I've seen lots of Stitch listed, so I can't believe more people don't mention one I think is WAAAAAY more boring. I wanted to leave SO bad!! That Pirates of the Caribbean one! You just stand there and watch a skull talk to you! Awful and the lack of a line every time clearly reflects it's lack of popularity.

TOT - Never again. Not because I don't think it's a great ride....it's too good. I was TERRIFIED as were many people on it. The picture from that ride is priceless. Some woman in the front row clung to a man she didn't know, and a woman in the back corner who had plastered herself to the back wall after she got on the ride crying. Me, front row, one death grip on the bar and the other on my husband's knee. I screamed while nervous laughing "I hate you I hate you I hate you I hate you" the whole ride to my husband, who sadly could not hear me. wink The idea of again riding that car into the pitch, pitch blackness waiting for that first drop gives me anxiety just thinking about it.

Food for us was the Biergarten. yuck They took reservations too late so we only heard the music for 15 minutes and the food was bland and luke warm. Maybe it's a little better when the music is in full swing and the buffet is being replenished but if they're taking reservations the quality should keep up until closing time. As a good German girl it was incredibly disappointing.

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Dh and I have decided Rockiin Roller Coaster is just too much for age. We don't like the loud music, and because of the corkscrew turns, we either have to hold on to our glasses or take them off (which just makes it a loud blurr). Just not worth the effort.

Space Mountain, even after the refurb a while back didn't improve the size of the seating and DH feels like a pretzel in a seat. As we age it seems to take longer to unfold as well. We love the high backs on Everest, so I wish they would also consider that on SM.

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I have another I just thought of and this pertains to: Enchanted Tales with Belle

To be honest, I was only interested in the animatronics and seeing the effect of going from Maurice's workshop to the castle with my two own eyes but after experiencing once, I'm not doing it again. Don't get me wrong. The animatronics are great and all but it's not for me. As a solo traveler, the attraction is somewhat of a tough sell because I don't have kids and there isn't really much interaction between Belle and all the participants. Compared to the old Storytime with Belle that I've only seen through YouTube, I think the old Storytime with Belle is better compared to Enchanted Tales in terms of interaction and a more complete story. I prefer a regular standard meet and greet over this "interactive experience" because a standard meet and greet is more personal and customizable and by customizable, I mean, your standard meet and greet with a character is whatever you want it to be!

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oldtink wrote:
Dh and I have decided Rockiin Roller Coaster is just too much for age. We don't like the loud music, and because of the corkscrew turns, we either have to hold on to our glasses or take them off (which just makes it a loud blurr). Just not worth the effort.

Space Mountain, even after the refurb a while back didn't improve the size of the seating and DH feels like a pretzel in a seat. As we age it seems to take longer to unfold as well. We love the high backs on Everest, so I wish they would also consider that on SM.

I agree about RockNRoller Coaster. I rode it last year and kept my eyes closed the entire time because I was afraid the wind would dry out my contact lens and they would pop out. And it took me FOREVER to try and get out of the seat. It did a number on my balance and had to sit down outside before moving on. It was a one and done for me.

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TinkASL wrote:
I've seen lots of Stitch listed, so I can't believe more people don't mention one I think is WAAAAAY more boring. I wanted to leave SO bad!! That Pirates of the Caribbean one! You just stand there and watch a skull talk to you! Awful and the lack of a line every time clearly reflects it's lack of popularity.

TOT - Never again. Not because I don't think it's a great ride....it's too good. I was TERRIFIED as were many people on it. The picture from that ride is priceless. Some woman in the front row clung to a man she didn't know, and a woman in the back corner who had plastered herself to the back wall after she got on the ride crying. Me, front row, one death grip on the bar and the other on my husband's knee. I screamed while nervous laughing "I hate you I hate you I hate you I hate you" the whole ride to my husband, who sadly could not hear me. wink The idea of again riding that car into the pitch, pitch blackness waiting for that first drop gives me anxiety just thinking about it.

Food for us was the Biergarten. yuck They took reservations too late so we only heard the music for 15 minutes and the food was bland and luke warm. Maybe it's a little better when the music is in full swing and the buffet is being replenished but if they're taking reservations the quality should keep up until closing time. As a good German girl it was incredibly disappointing.

I agree with the Pirates of the Caribbean at HS. I thought at the end we were being led to a different room for more, but instead were lead outside. I won't be wasting my time with that again anytime soon.

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TinkASL wrote:
I've seen lots of Stitch listed, so I can't believe more people don't mention one I think is WAAAAAY more boring. I wanted to leave SO bad!! That Pirates of the Caribbean one! You just stand there and watch a skull talk to you! Awful and the lack of a line every time clearly reflects it's lack of popularity.

TOT - Never again. Not because I don't think it's a great ride....it's too good. I was TERRIFIED as were many people on it. The picture from that ride is priceless. Some woman in the front row clung to a man she didn't know, and a woman in the back corner who had plastered herself to the back wall after she got on the ride crying. Me, front row, one death grip on the bar and the other on my husband's knee. I screamed while nervous laughing "I hate you I hate you I hate you I hate you" the whole ride to my husband, who sadly could not hear me. wink The idea of again riding that car into the pitch, pitch blackness waiting for that first drop gives me anxiety just thinking about it.

Food for us was the Biergarten. yuck They took reservations too late so we only heard the music for 15 minutes and the food was bland and luke warm. Maybe it's a little better when the music is in full swing and the buffet is being replenished but if they're taking reservations the quality should keep up until closing time. As a good German girl it was incredibly disappointing.

I agree with the Pirates of the Caribbean at HS. I thought at the end we were being led to a different room for more, but instead were lead outside. I won't be wasting my time with that again anytime soon.

I agree this is a one and done deal for me. I can say I saw it but that's about it.

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'nuff said.

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rolling Ken! I agree. My cousin made me do it 3 years ago just for the experience and I will never do it again...

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LOL right on, Ken! I haven't seen Captain EO since I was 9-years-old...and that was too recently!

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I know I've already posted this here. . . But I was so traumatized by it that I had to post AGAIN. . .

Primeval Whirl

NEVER AGAIN. I can't even look in its direction. . . gaaak.. .

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Ollie wrote:
I know I've already posted this here. . . But I was so traumatized by it that I had to post AGAIN. . .

Primeval Whirl

NEVER AGAIN. I can't even look in its direction. . . gaaak.. .

I agree! Yuk! yuck

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I think Cpt EO has become the longest continues tribute in history. Time to move on. Really the theater is built why Disney is waiting around on making a new 3d movie for epcot is beyond me. Maybe the jack carter money would have been a better investment on that attraction. I'm hoping the new leadership will result in some much needed updates.

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Magic Days wrote:
I think Cpt EO has become the longest continues tribute in history. Time to move on. Really the theater is built why Disney is waiting around on making a new 3d movie for epcot is beyond me. Maybe the jack carter money would have been a better investment on that attraction. I'm hoping the new leadership will result in some much needed updates.

I'd like to see them make a new 3D movie featuring Pascal and Maximus from Tangled or Sven and Olaf from Frozen! However, that might not really fit in with the theme of Epcot or Imagination Pavillion. Ah well, a girl came dream right laugh

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I think I've commented on this thread before, but here they are again.
1. Astro Orbitor - too small and with a busted knee not fun getting in and out.
2. Primeval Whirl - DW and I got crammed in to one car with another guy and his kid, we felt so tight and felt ever bump and turn, poor kid must have been squished..
3. PoTC at HS - agree with the others on this one, pretty cool effects, but one and done..

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I caught Captain EO for the first time ever in 2010. My traveling party was going to Soarin', which I can't handle due to motion sickness problems, so I killed time with the Captain. As someone who was a young-ish adult when that film was made, I got a kick out of seeing the pre-show showing the cast rehearsing all glammed up in tights and legwarmers and big hair. Reminded me of going to the gym with all the young ladies in their tights and legwarmers...okay, reminded me of going to the gym in my own tights and semi-big hair, although I never wore legwarmers. It was a lovely bit of nostalgia. Which I then had to repeat since the rest of my travel party was also young or young-ish adults in the 80s. But now, been there, done that, let's get something new.