What Do Others Rave About That You just Don't Get?

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Guess you didn't like the movie either then!

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For us, it's eating in the restaurants. We just don't get it! I know that's a VERY unpopular answer, but for us every minute we spend sitting inside a restaurant feels wasted. We feel like we're missing something the whole time we're sitting inside and neither of us enjoy it at all. No ambiance of any restaurant at Disney world resort will ever be more enjoyable for us than being in one of the parks, riding a ride, watching a show, or even just walking around. We appreciate good restaurants and we like going out for a great meal, but we have no interest at all in doing this while we're at Disney world.
Maybe it's because we're AP that only get to spend 2-3 days, maximum, at a time at the parks. Maybe if we ever had a full week at the parks we'd feel differently, but we would just rather have snacks and "on the go food" at Disney world and then come home and go out for a great meal. Of course, we also live in SW Florida, so we get to go home and have a great meal on the beach, at sunset, and for us that's really hard to beat!

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AnnielovesDisney wrote:
and then come home and go out for a great meal. Of course, we also live in SW Florida, so we get to go home and have a great meal on the beach, at sunset, and for us that's really hard to beat!

That probably has a fair deal to do with it. I hear a lot of people complain about Disney food not being what people rave about. I promise you - if you lived a year where I do - you would not be able to wait to get back to the Disney food.

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Well...I don't really get pin trading. I purchased some for my lanyard at work, but I don't get the hype. At. All.

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LOVE me some TURKEY legs people!!!! laugh

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AnnielovesDisney wrote:
For us, it's eating in the restaurants. We just don't get it! I know that's a VERY unpopular answer, but for us every minute we spend sitting inside a restaurant feels wasted. We feel like we're missing something the whole time we're sitting inside and neither of us enjoy it at all. No ambiance of any restaurant at Disney world resort will ever be more enjoyable for us than being in one of the parks, riding a ride, watching a show, or even just walking around. We appreciate good restaurants and we like going out for a great meal, but we have no interest at all in doing this while we're at Disney world.
Maybe it's because we're AP that only get to spend 2-3 days, maximum, at a time at the parks. Maybe if we ever had a full week at the parks we'd feel differently, but we would just rather have snacks and "on the go food" at Disney world and then come home and go out for a great meal. Of course, we also live in SW Florida, so we get to go home and have a great meal on the beach, at sunset, and for us that's really hard to beat!

Am mostly in agreement with you here.We do maybe a couple of TS meals in our 2 week holiday.I just don't get people who base the holiday around ADR's over everything else confused

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With the exception of the Safari, Expedition Everest, and the Lion King Show, I can't stand the AK. My 1st visit was the second day it was open and I hated it. For some reason, I seem to go every other visit, but I kick myself afterwards.

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Kristen K. wrote:
No judging! I have a love/hate relationship with it. I absolutely loathe the crowds at F&W. I enjoy it from about 11am-2pm and after that... get me out of World Showcase!

As my DH and our friends (the husband and mine are beer connoisseurs.. if there is such a thing) point out about F&W (and BEER) they plan to nibble as they imbibe. Myself and my friend (wife of said husband) are going to be the designated walkers. waiting

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I guess for me it would be the fascination with the Dole Whip. i have had 2 of them and would say it was just ok!!

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Okay I don't get the fascination with the beignets at POFQ. I have had them and they are just meh to me. I think it is because of the powdered sugar not a real big fan of it.

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Animal Kingdom Lodge. People act like they've never seen Giraffes before. It's a big yawn to me. Been to the Bronx Zoo many times. Many more animals and much better views. And AKL is in the middle of nowhere.

The Fireworks Dessert Party. Why would I pay for an inferior view of Wishes? It is completely overpriced and over-rated. Are you really going to get your moneys worth eating desserts? I can't and I'm over 200 lbs. And they don't even serve Dole. And then what do you do for the parade- you have no view. The Hub is the only place to be for me.

LoL we went to the Wishes Dessert four years ago with our two adult sons. The younger is 6'8" and about 200lbs when completely wet. We are quite sure he has one empty leg that must be filled on a continuous basis, sooooo we checked in the minute it opened. DH was glad for a cool drink and a sit down while watching DS2 eat his way thru 4 people's worth of dessert (we were there about 3 hrs). I swear he has a smile that can sell ice to Eskimos, so not too long into the night we noticed that as he returned each time for the strawberries and chocolate, the female CMs behind the counter were quick to offer to serve and another would follow him to our table to get the dirty plate. They didn't do that for the rest of us.

On the way out of park that night, he stopped in the candy store to pick up cookies and some carmel corn to eat on the bus back to the resort. Like I said...empty leg. laugh

We were back a different nite and saw the parade from on top of the depot, so all was balanced out...

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Captain EO.... oh wait, no one raves about it. never mind. laugh

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JoAnn C wrote:
Captain EO.... oh wait, no one raves about it. never mind. laugh

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JoAnn C wrote:
Captain EO.... oh wait, no one raves about it. never mind. laugh

Actually some of my friends love Captain EO just because it's Michael Jackson.

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For me, it's Mission Space. I happen to love "spin & puke" rides, but I found this ride completely boring. I just sat there watching a video and pushing buttons. BORING!!

I also don't get Soarin'. Maybe it was where I was sitting, but seeing the people's feet dangling down from the row above me just shattered the illusion that I was supposed to flying. Puzzled Perhaps sitting in the top row would be better.

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BarbaraB wrote:
For me, it's Mission Space. I happen to love "spin & puke" rides, but I found this ride completely boring. I just sat there watching a video and pushing buttons. BORING!!

I also don't get Soarin'. Maybe it was where I was sitting, but seeing the people's feet dangling down from the row above me just shattered the illusion that I was supposed to flying. Puzzled Perhaps sitting in the top row would be better.

We are a tall family and use the excuse to be in the front row so we don't have feet in our faces....

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Mandy wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
Captain EO.... oh wait, no one raves about it. never mind. laugh

Actually some of my friends love Captain EO just because it's Michael Jackson.

I have to admit I like Captain EO because that is how I want to remember Michael Jackson.

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BarbaraB wrote:
For me, it's Mission Space. I happen to love "spin & puke" rides, but I found this ride completely boring. I just sat there watching a video and pushing buttons. BORING!!

I also don't get Soarin'. Maybe it was where I was sitting, but seeing the people's feet dangling down from the row above me just shattered the illusion that I was supposed to flying. Puzzled Perhaps sitting in the top row would be better.

We are a tall family and use the excuse to be in the front row so we don't have feet in our faces....

I make sure that I am in the first row because it is definitely the best seat.

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JoAnn C wrote:
Captain EO.... oh wait, no one raves about it. never mind. laugh

Don't ever say an unkind word about Captain EO! Yes, it's pure 80s nostalgia, but it's fun.

For me, I have two I can think of off the top of my head, both in Epcot. First is Soarin'. It's a fun ride, but I do not get the long lines it draws. Well, okay, Patrick Warburton is absolutely charming as always in his bits, but I doubt most folks are lining up for him.

Second, La Cantina de San Angel. Terribly overrated in my opinion. It's good, don't get me wrong, but not nearly on the level of other counter service spots around the park. And yet I invariably see it on most "Best Counter Service Restaurants" lists.