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What are the rides you skip?

I tend to ride the same rides over and over, and there are several that I only do once every 4 years or so. What's up with that?

My most skipped attractions (for no reason I can fathom) are: Aladdin's Magic Carpets, ALL of the shows in DHS, Festival of the Lion King, the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, that Nemo ride at the Seas, and Stitch's Great Escape (OK...never been on that one at all). There are plenty more, but those are the ones sticking out right now.

Anybody else find that this is a pattern for them? Same rides over and over again?

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bali wrote:
I tend to ride the same rides over and over, and there are several that I only do once every 4 years or so. What's up with that?

My most skipped attractions (for no reason I can fathom) are: Aladdin's Magic Carpets, ALL of the shows in DHS, Festival of the Lion King, the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, that Nemo ride at the Seas, and Stitch's Great Escape (OK...never been on that one at all). There are plenty more, but those are the ones sticking out right now.

Anybody else find that this is a pattern for them? Same rides over and over again?



I think I have been on just about everything at WDW, but yes, there are many that I won't do everytime.

Here's a list of attractions that I don't feel COMPELLED to do every time, and that I've gone whole week long stays without doing, and that I don't HAVE to do on every visit:

Magic Kingdom
Swiss Family Treehouse
Shrunken Ned's Junior Jungle Boats

Country Bear Jamboree (though I feel guilty skipping it, being that it's a classic)
Frontierland Shootin' Arcade
Tom Sawyer Island

Liberty Square Riverboat

Mad Tea Party

Astro Orbiter
Tomorrowland Indy Speedway

I also sometimes skip the Castle forecourt show and the 3:00 parade.

Epcot

Turtle Talk with Crush
Circle of Life (thought I do like it and it's well done, it's not a "must-do" everytime)
Honey I Shrunk the Audience (have done it too many times to count)


Disney Hollywood Studos

Beauty and the Beast
Fantasmic
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Muppet Vision 3D
Playhouse Disney Live!
Studio Backlot Tour

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Rafiki's Planet Watch
Almost all of Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama
Festival of the Lion King
Flights of Wonder

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Please tell me you do Primeval Whirl. Please.

Also, I haven't been to Tom Sawyer Island in YEARS. Thanks for the reminder.

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Please tell me you do Primeval Whirl. Please.

Also, I haven't been to Tom Sawyer Island in YEARS. Thanks for the reminder.



I've done it, but I don't do it every time.

Those pre-fab coasters just seem so "un-Disney" to me, and I know that the lack of theming kind of IS the theming in that part of Dinoland USA, if that makes any sense.

Anyway, if you like Primeval Whirl, you'll like Mulholland Madness at DCA.

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Please tell me you do Primeval Whirl. Please.

Also, I haven't been to Tom Sawyer Island in YEARS. Thanks for the reminder.



I've done it, but I don't do it every time.

Those pre-fab coasters just seem so "un-Disney" to me, and I know that the lack of theming kind of IS the theming in that part of Dinoland USA, if that makes any sense.

Anyway, if you like Primeval Whirl, you'll like Mulholland Madness at DCA.

I think Dinoland is a love it or hate it. I've always found it refreshing to walk around that area of the park and feel like I was in an old, parking lot carnival like I used to go to when I was a kid. The faded lines on the ground signifying old parking spaces is ingenious!

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We have evolved an every other time approach. If we did it last trip, ahh, we can skip it. If we skipped it last year then it's a MUST hit.

Most Shows or anything thing in the flat ride category usually falls into this pattern.

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It's interesting because I am totally there that I rarely go see the shows I've seen, but many of them I would say are fantastic shows. Particularly Muppet Vision 3D and Festival of the Lion King. I don't have to see them ever time, or even every other time, but if someone were going to WDW for the first time I would tell them to absolutely be sure to see them.

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I've been skipping Test Track lately. I have no idea why, as I always like it when I do it. Maybe the unbelievably long lines have something to do with it.

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Imagineer is going to revoke my license, but I skip a LOT of stuff at Epcot. Pretty much the only things I must do there are Maelstrom and Spaceship Earth. Some of the others are fun, but I usually only worry about wandering around World Showcase and hitting the big golf ball. Everything else is optional.

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Imagineer, you skip Mad Tea Party?!!? We always try to break our record for getting sicker than the last time!

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I skip Dinosaur every time - I can't stand that ride (it hurts my knees).
In fact, pretty much other than EE, Tough to be a Bug, the safari and Finding Nemo: The Musical there isn't a whole lot in AK we do at all.

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I skip Dinosaur every time - I can't stand that ride (it hurts my knees).
In fact, pretty much other than EE, Tough to be a Bug, the safari and Finding Nemo: The Musical there isn't a whole lot in AK we do at all.

You skip the Primeval Whirl?!?!?

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Yeah, not that big a fan of that. I grew up in NJ and we had a ride very similar to that on the boardwalk. The theming doesn't make it any less sickening for me!

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teacherdrama wrote:
Yeah, not that big a fan of that. I grew up in NJ and we had a ride very similar to that on the boardwalk. The theming doesn't make it any less sickening for me!

Sacrilege! EE and the Primeval Whirl are the most re-ridable things there! biggrin

I noticed Festival of the Lion King isn't on your list either?

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No, we did go see that last time we were there, but it was a last minute "we're near it, let's get off our feet" thing.

I definitely agree about EE - we did it three times in a row last time - that NEVER gets old!

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I think we usually ride about two rides in AK and spend the rest of the time wandering around in awe of the park. I pretty much love that place.

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teacherdrama wrote:
I skip Dinosaur every time - I can't stand that ride (it hurts my knees).
In fact, pretty much other than EE, Tough to be a Bug, the safari and Finding Nemo: The Musical there isn't a whole lot in AK we do at all.


Good call on Dinosaur. I think I've ridden that about 2 times total.

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I have to say that I'm always amazed by anyone who tells me about how:

Thrilling or
Scary

Dinosaur the ride is. I have to say that it gets WAY too high of billing as a major ride. It's more like a funny little show where puppets jump out at you and you get bounced around.

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Brad wrote:
I have to say that I'm always amazed by anyone who tells me about how:

Thrilling or
Scary

Dinosaur the ride is. I have to say that it gets WAY too high of billing as a major ride. It's more like a funny little show where puppets jump out at you and you get bounced around.



I was actually TERRIFIED of this ride the first time I rode it (and, yes, I was an adult). Terrified, as in cowering and nearly in tears.

Well done, Disney!

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Dinosaur scares the crap out of me, Ive road it enough, I know whats coming, but loud noises and big animatronics still do the trick.

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I have to go with Brad on this one. The first time I rode it I was prepared for something quite different, given the warnings around the place. That may have actually been what made me disappointed was that I was expecting something more. Also, since Mrs. Huxtable was there, I felt confident that nothing could really go too wrong.