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LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I'm sure there are others, but off the top of my head I would recommend (those without children) skip Universe of Energy. We like Ellen and tried REALLY hard to like it...but didn't. It is however good for a mid-day nap, especially when it's hot outside.

I have to agree. That's an attraction we ride only once every few years. Once you've done it, there's no reason to do it again, really.

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LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I'm sure there are others, but off the top of my head I would recommend (those without children) skip Universe of Energy. We like Ellen and tried REALLY hard to like it...but didn't. It is however good for a mid-day nap, especially when it's hot outside.

I have to agree. That's an attraction we ride only once every few years. Once you've done it, there's no reason to do it again, really.



I think I've fallen asleep in it the last two times I went on it. Last trip we didn't even bother. They REALLY need to update it - Alex Trebek hasn't had a mustache in years, and if I remember the movie at the end is severely outdated. I know this is a side topic to the main conversation, but I really miss the old song too - the "See it glow, feel it grow the universe of energy" -- if I'm not completely misquoting.
Maybe that's another thread...

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LifeIsForLiving wrote:
I'm sure there are others, but off the top of my head I would recommend (those without children) skip Universe of Energy. We like Ellen and tried REALLY hard to like it...but didn't. It is however good for a mid-day nap, especially when it's hot outside.

It seems like an exercise in technology. When the technology was new it was probably a bit more interesting, but attractions that are largely exercises in technology tend to get dated really fast, since technology moves ahead so quickly. When it was made big projectors and big platforms of chairs that drove around by computers were probably interesting in and of themselves. Now it's pretty old hat.

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Hi,

I think Hall of Presidents in MK and Universe of Energy in Epcot are must-skips, especially for first-timers.

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I think Hall of Presidents in MK and Universe of Energy in Epcot are must-skips, especially for first-timers.

JimI

Hall of Presidents falls into the "classics" category, though I agree it'd be at the bottom of the list of things that you need to see.

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We always skip the Speedway and usually the Hall of Presidents. Those are the two we avoid the most. A lot of times we skip the rides in Fantasy Land just because of the lines. We also use the Parade times to hit the popular rides hoping the lines are low at those times.

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In each park, assuming one has never been to the World and adults (no kids, meaning all kid specific attractions can be skipped) --
MK - Swiss Family Treehouse, Stitch Escape
Epcot - Energy if crunched for time, Journey Into Imagination (kinda sucks now)
DHS - Backlot Tour
AK - Everything except Safari, Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest, Finding Nemo, Lion King and Tough to be a Bug

But what about Dinosaur?!?! eek eek eek It's one of my AK favourites

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teacherdrama wrote:
In each park, assuming one has never been to the World and adults (no kids, meaning all kid specific attractions can be skipped) --
MK - Swiss Family Treehouse, Stitch Escape
Epcot - Energy if crunched for time, Journey Into Imagination (kinda sucks now)
DHS - Backlot Tour
AK - Everything except Safari, Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest, Finding Nemo, Lion King and Tough to be a Bug

As I've said on other threads, I hate Dinosaur. The last time I went on it, I came off bruised from how bumpy the ride is -- the cars are simply not designed for taller people - I spent the entire ride in pain from being smashed against the sides and back of the seat in front of me!

But what about Dinosaur?!?! eek eek eek It's one of my AK favourites

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Pegosaurus wrote:
teacherdrama wrote:
In each park, assuming one has never been to the World and adults (no kids, meaning all kid specific attractions can be skipped) --
MK - Swiss Family Treehouse, Stitch Escape
Epcot - Energy if crunched for time, Journey Into Imagination (kinda sucks now)
DHS - Backlot Tour
AK - Everything except Safari, Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest, Finding Nemo, Lion King and Tough to be a Bug

But what about Dinosaur?!?! eek eek eek It's one of my AK favourites

I don't think I've ever ridden through Dinosaur with my eyes open! eek laugh

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Lol..is it bad that the first thing that popped into my head when I read the title of this thread was "stupid people"?

Hahaha..

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That's our Bella! And..um....that sounds like something I would say too!

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The first thing I thought of was HSM...but its so hard..its everywhere!

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The first thing I thought of was HSM...but its so hard..its everywhere!

Here's hoping it will run its course like most teen trends do!

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Do kids even care about HSM anymore?

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Do kids even care about HSM anymore?

Nope. They care about Jersey Shore and Glee. I haven't heard a single kid mention HSM all school year (and I work with 12-14 year olds, right in their target range). In fact, many of the kids who SHOULD have liked it saw right through the treacle and preferred real Broadway shows like Wicked or Rent. Of course, I live an hour away from NY, so results in my neck of the woods might be a bit skewed.

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teacherdrama wrote:
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Do kids even care about HSM anymore?

Nope. They care about Jersey Shore and Glee. I haven't heard a single kid mention HSM all school year (and I work with 12-14 year olds, right in their target range). In fact, many of the kids who SHOULD have liked it saw right through the treacle and preferred real Broadway shows like Wicked or Rent. Of course, I live an hour away from NY, so results in my neck of the woods might be a bit skewed.



I thought it had wrapped, or was about to?

I agree to skip the afternoon parade...I always try to be on the other side of the park so I don't get caught up in that mess.

And Bella, I quite agree - but good luck with that laugh

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Something else we avoid at Disney World: playhouse Disney. I think the shows are sort of fun, but being in a giant room with 500 VERY excited kids isn't necessarily my opinion of a relaxing WDW vacation =D

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Don't skip all of the trails in AK, that's where we had the most fun...even had a CM become a personal tour guide for us along the Tree trails for over an hour. She just walked up to us and started talking. It was amazing.

I agree about Epcot Energy

Also, I say skip alot of the action shows at DHS, they aren't as "new" as they used to be and even if you've never seen them before, they aren't that thrilling for what technology we have today.

Also, skip dumbo unless there is NO line.

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I agree on the action shows at DHS, too. They're good once, but I don't need to see them again and again.

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you all crack me up (in a good way lol)!
I've only been to WDW 4 times, but I've already found things to skip...
I've no kids, so while I enjoy walking THROUGH Fantasyland, I usually will not get on the rides there. We do like to pause at It's Small World and giggle to ourselves because it is the ONE ride that is just a MUCH bigger deal at Disneyland. (lol.. I bet that can start a whole debate on whose is better? WDW or DLand-sorry!)
Annnnywayyyy...
We pretty much skip Autopia (uh... Tomorrowland Speedway I think it's called), and Stitch's great escape. I like the Carousel of Progress but I can never convince my brother to go on it with me unless it's crowded and hot. lol
At Epcot, the Energy ride and the Imagination ride we skip.. also Soarin (gasp! I know.. but we have the exact same thing here at Dland).. usually I spend most my time at World Showcase anyway... and NO I will NOT skip Maelstrom!!
Hollywood studios--it's easier to say what I WILL go on-- Tower of Terror, Rockin Roller Coaster, and American Idol Experience. (Star Tours and Toy Story Mania are exactly the same here in CA) We really do skip everything else--well.. except the restaurants!
Animal Kingdom is kinda the same story.. I'll go on the Safari, and Expediton Everest.. but if I miss everything else I'm ok with it. It really is a pretty park though...

lol that was fun.
I think I'll go look for food blogs, since we mostly just eat our way around WDW anyway

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World Showcase is awesome!! I love to eat my way through WDW as well.

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I've no kids, so while I enjoy walking THROUGH Fantasyland, I usually will not get on the rides there.

But...that would mean you don't go on Philharmagic? I...don't understand?

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you all crack me up (in a good way lol)!
I've only been to WDW 4 times, but I've already found things to skip...
I've no kids, so while I enjoy walking THROUGH Fantasyland, I usually will not get on the rides there. We do like to pause at It's Small World and giggle to ourselves because it is the ONE ride that is just a MUCH bigger deal at Disneyland. (lol.. I bet that can start a whole debate on whose is better? WDW or DLand-sorry!)
Annnnywayyyy...
We pretty much skip Autopia (uh... Tomorrowland Speedway I think it's called), and Stitch's great escape. I like the Carousel of Progress but I can never convince my brother to go on it with me unless it's crowded and hot. lol
At Epcot, the Energy ride and the Imagination ride we skip.. also Soarin (gasp! I know.. but we have the exact same thing here at Dland).. usually I spend most my time at World Showcase anyway... and NO I will NOT skip Maelstrom!!
Hollywood studios--it's easier to say what I WILL go on-- Tower of Terror, Rockin Roller Coaster, and American Idol Experience. (Star Tours and Toy Story Mania are exactly the same here in CA) We really do skip everything else--well.. except the restaurants!
Animal Kingdom is kinda the same story.. I'll go on the Safari, and Expediton Everest.. but if I miss everything else I'm ok with it. It really is a pretty park though...

lol that was fun.
I think I'll go look for food blogs, since we mostly just eat our way around WDW anyway

Great perspective, DD! Wonder if the Star Tours attractions will continue to be exactly alike with the refurb?

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I've no kids, so while I enjoy walking THROUGH Fantasyland, I usually will not get on the rides there.

But...that would mean you don't go on Philharmagic? I...don't understand?

oops! you're right.. I DO go on Philharmagic! of COURSE! lol.. I just get disappointed that the store on the Exit is no longer ONLY Donald
Sad weeewahhhhhh

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I think I'll go look for food blogs, since we mostly just eat our way around WDW anyway

If you haven't found it already, The Disney Food Blog is a good one many of us follow.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/

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DonaldDork wrote:

I've no kids, so while I enjoy walking THROUGH Fantasyland, I usually will not get on the rides there.

But...that would mean you don't go on Philharmagic? I...don't understand?

oops! you're right.. I DO go on Philharmagic! of COURSE! lol.. I just get disappointed that the store on the Exit is no longer ONLY Donald
Sad weeewahhhhhh

Ok good..I got scared there for a second!!

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to WDWFGU, DonaldDork! I'll upload some super glue, because if you're cracking up, you need sealant.

mrhub: It all comes back to food, doesn't it? Laughing out loud

Jim, who is becoming known for his cheesy humo(u)r.

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LeCellierBuff1963 wrote:
mrhub: It all comes back to food, doesn't it? Laughing out loud

Jim, who is becoming known for his cheesy humo(u)r.

Yes Jim it does, and man have we been doing some eating! awesome

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Is there something else to do in WDW? laugh

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Hi cdub!

No, there's nothing else to do at WDW. All other activities merely kill time between meals. silly

Jim