Stuff Everyone Dislikes But You Enjoy?

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Stuff Everyone Dislikes But You Enjoy?

Considering how our topic, "What Do Others Rave About That You just Don't Get?" is one of our interesting and more popular topics, I think it's time to ask the opposite. So what are the attractions a good solid portion of Disney fans don't like but for you for whatever reason, you have a soft spot for that or you thoroughly enjoy. This is the time for all you good people to confess your guilty pleasures about WDW. laugh

For me, I know a good portion loathe Tomorrowland Indy Speedway but it's still a favorite of mine. I think it's because since my parents didn't take to Disney very often, I never got to experience a common father-son moment. What I mean is being that 4-5 year old boy sitting in the car with your father by your side while you get to drive for the first time. It's nothing but joy, excitement and a lot of fun. I've done the Speedway and it's always me driving solo but I could only imagine how I would have felt if I got drive those cars at a young age with my father right next to me. Plus I think it's one of the only times where you drive for fun. We often need to drive to get to work, buy groceries, dine or even travel to Disney World. We often can't drive for leisure these days because it wastes gas and money. Even for other amusement parks, they'll have an extra separate charge for the go-karts that is not included with park admission. The Speedway at Disney, on the other hand, allows us to drive without having to worry about gas, money or even getting into a major wreck and dealing with the insurance! laugh Could the cars go faster? Absolutely, it wouldn't hurt to go just a little faster than 5 mph. Does it bring a nasty smell with all the cars? Yes, it does and if they were to go electric or something, I wouldn't mind. Could it be re-themed to Cars, Tron or Wreck It Ralph? Possibilities are endless with re-theming. Does it take up a lot of space? No doubt about it. But there's got to be some things for the males enjoy.

But that's just me. What about the rest of you?

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Maelstrom and turkey legs.

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Turkey leg. Oh that polarizing hunk of meat. How I did not think of that? It's definitely on the salty side but the meat is nice and moist. I can see why some dislike it because of its distinct odor and taste. I enjoy them though I personally prefer the pork shank over that.

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I honestly think if they served turkey leg meat in a wrap, more people would like it. biggrin

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I love the Enchanted Tiki Room and it gets a lot a flack sometimes. I hated "Under New Management" and I am *SO* happy that they went back to something closer to the original show. I will never ever get tired of it. mickey

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Probably Enchanted Tiki Room or Swiss Family Robinson Tree House

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Peter Pan! Some say its lame. It is my first ride each trip.

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it's a small world.

I realize several people here love it. But among the people I actually travel to WDW with, I'm the only one. I can get hubby on it exactly once per trip. But when I went alone, I must've ridden it half a dozen times at least.

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Nifty thread! I like ...

The Peoplemover (TTA)
Carousel of Progress
Peter Pan

and Maelstrom is in my top 5 in all the parks!

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Just sitting in Main Street love it

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I love the Swiss Family Treehouse and the Regal Carrousel. muchlove

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I always have to do it's a small world.

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Peter Pan for me too. Its still my favorite no matter how outdated and boring others may think it is!

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Small World - I have to. And I could every day. I love it.
Animation Academy - every time. People I travel with don't like waiting around for it, but it's worth it for me.
Maelstrom - it's the Norwegian in me. Smile

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Carousel of Progress and PeopleMover, love them both and also the Tomorrowland Speedway, I just love to see my kids faces when they get to steer themselves, they love it even without retheming.

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Interesting how Peter Pan's Flight showed up on these posts. I thought it was a fan favorite. I can see how some people don't like the queue and the long lines for a short ride. Or maybe that ride gets overlooked by the three mountains, Pirates of the Caribbean and others.....

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I'm glad some people said that they like small world. I'm just sort of "meh" about it. Don't love it, don't hate it, always miss it if I don't ride.

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KenJ wrote:
I honestly think if they served turkey leg meat in a wrap, more people would like it. biggrin

Make it happen, Ken! I would try it!

For me it's Country Bear Jamboree, People Mover (though it does have a cult following mickey ), Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, and Backlot Tour.

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Allie wrote:
KenJ wrote:
I honestly think if they served turkey leg meat in a wrap, more people would like it. biggrin

Make it happen, Ken! I would try it!

I'll see what I can do Allie! We'll call it the "Turkey Leg in a Sock". laugh

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KenJ wrote:
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KenJ wrote:
I honestly think if they served turkey leg meat in a wrap, more people would like it. biggrin

Make it happen, Ken! I would try it!

I'll see what I can do Allie! We'll call it the "Turkey Leg in a Sock". laugh

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I've heard a fair number of people who are anti-Carousel of Progress, but that's one of my favorite things ever. I love the song and I practically have the show memorized. It's like visiting old friends.

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I actually really liked the 'Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management', but I am looking forward to seeing the new/old show silly

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Ooh! I got one. Sort of. It's a little passe since the song has been changed back to the original. Anyhow ...

I liked the "Now is the Best Time of Your Life" song at Carousel of Progress better than the current/original "Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow."

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Carousel of Tomorrow is one of my favorite all time rides. If you go with me at some point you can bet i will walk off to go by myself if i have to.

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Friends just came back from their first WDW vacation, and we're showing me their photos, including their little one, aged 6, eating this giant turkey leg..So I took them into my kitchen and showed them mine..A Spanish Jamon Serrano Ham...lol..If only they served slices of this beauty at Disney...

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I'm a fan of Captain EO and it seems that there are a lot of anti-EO folks on the board. I pretty much love and will go on all of the rides though. cool

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Karlipants wrote:
I'm a fan of Captain EO and it seems that there are a lot of anti-EO folks on the board. I pretty much love and will go on all of the rides though. cool

Me too! While I do think it should be updated and that HIStA is better. Captain EO speaks to the 80s Child in me. Wink We should meet up and catch a showing! lol!

I also like Universe of Energy/Ellen's Energy Adventure (again, agree that it does need an update).

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Tiggerbelle wrote:
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I'm a fan of Captain EO and it seems that there are a lot of anti-EO folks on the board. I pretty much love and will go on all of the rides though. cool

Me too! While I do think it should be updated and that HIStA is better. Captain EO speaks to the 80s Child in me. Wink We should meet up and catch a showing! lol!

Yes let's do it! I'm going to post my itinerary tonight I think and would love to set something up! Smile

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Primeval Whirl is my second favorite thing at AK and I know a lot of folks aren't really fans!!

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alicemouse wrote:
Primeval Whirl is my second favorite thing at AK and I know a lot of folks aren't really fans!!

I so desperately want to ride Primeval Whirl, but my vertigo would kick in like an SOB. It's my favorite ride I've never been on. Sick

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alicemouse wrote:
Primeval Whirl is my second favorite thing at AK and I know a lot of folks aren't really fans!!

I'm super bummed this is closed while we're there in September sad AND Pizzafari gaah

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