What does Disney World need more of?

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What does Disney World need more of?

They have several coasters, but I think there should probably be more. Just wondering what everyone else thought should increase.

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I find that a lot of the interactive experiences allow replayable fun that isn't nearly as crowd dependent as things like the roller coasters, so I vote for more of those!

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That's a tough poll! I was torn between the "more adult entertainment" (which I feel pretty strongly about) and "more inexpensive table service restaurants," but ultimately the cheapo in me won out. biggrin

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SoloFriendly wrote:
That's a tough poll! I was torn between the "more adult entertainment" (which I feel pretty strongly about) and "more inexpensive table service restaurants," but ultimately the cheapo in me won out. biggrin


Me too! I ended up going with the inexpensive table-service restaurants. I like variety in my food, but that's tough to get when you're stuck with burgers and hot dog budgets.

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I'm always in favor of more coasters!

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I really do think they need to come up with something to capitalize on the Adventurer's Club. Something that uses that kind of approach but in a larger scale.

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This is going to sound really odd from someone who doesn't gamble, and may bother some Disney purists, but I would LOVE to see a giant Vegas style casino in the middle of all the magic.

I guess its that I just love the sound of slot machines, etc.

Other than that, I like the nice leisurely boat rides that you can take around Bay Lake. Stuff like that.

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I'd also like to suggest that WDW needs more Brad and should spend some money on importing some.

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Brad wrote:
I'd also like to suggest that WDW needs more Brad and should spend some money on importing some.

Make sure that they invite Angelina too!! (nyuk-nyuk)

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I'd also like to suggest that WDW needs more Brad and should spend some money on importing some.

Make sure that they invite Angelina too!! (nyuk-nyuk)

I suspect they'd be happy to pay to import THAT Brad.

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I had a hard time deciding! I always want more roller coasters, especially the excellent themed ones that Disney comes up with! But, I think I would like to see more interactive experiences. Especially ones like Kim Possible.

We had so much fun with Kim Possible because it gave us a way to experience World Showcase in a different way. I would love to see them do that in all the parks!

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MouseTraveler wrote:
This is going to sound really odd from someone who doesn't gamble, and may bother some Disney purists, but I would LOVE to see a giant Vegas style casino in the middle of all the magic.



Now I find this unbelievably interesting. Vegas and Disney World are like twin brothers, where one is good and one is evil. I always hear people talk about them as opposites, but there's so much that's clearly similar. I would love to hear the debates about a huge vegas-style casino in the middle of Disney World. (I guess the "bad-for-the-kids" argument stands, but I'd still like to hear the debate.)

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DisneyLove wrote:

We had so much fun with Kim Possible because it gave us a way to experience World Showcase in a different way. I would love to see them do that in all the parks!


That's a really good way to summarize what's engaging about it. Did you do all of the missions?

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I think the LAST thing WDW needs is more roller coasters. I'd hate for WDW to become overrun with coasters like Six Flags. Now, if you mean more coasters like EE, then yes, I'm with you, but realistically an attraction like that is pretty much once in a generation.

I voted for 'other', because what I think it needs is more counter service places. During even low crowd seasons, counter service places are too crowded during meal times. Now the antidote to this would be to go during off meal times, but sometimes I like to eat my meals at meal time, call me crazy. waiting silly

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Imagineer wrote:
I think the LAST thing WDW needs is more roller coasters. I'd hate for WDW to become overrun with coasters like Six Flags. Now, if you mean more coasters like EE, then yes, I'm with you, but realistically an attraction like that is pretty much once in a generation.

I voted for 'other', because what I think it needs is more counter service places. During even low crowd seasons, counter service places are too crowded during meal times. Now the antidote to this would be to go during off meal times, but sometimes I like to eat my meals at meal time, call me crazy. waiting silly

I think it's implicit that we only want roller coasters done Disney style. I can go to six flags if I want a poorly themed thrill ride, but it is nice when I can get a little excitement in with my Disney experience. Plus as you point out, their last foray was a fantastic ride.

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Imagineer wrote:

I voted for 'other', because what I think it needs is more counter service places. During even low crowd seasons, counter service places are too crowded during meal times. Now the antidote to this would be to go during off meal times, but sometimes I like to eat my meals at meal time, call me crazy. waiting silly


Really good point!

I voted for another value resort; I think there are lots of people who wouldn't mind having a value resort without giant icons everywhere laugh (not that I don't like the icons..)

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Really good point!

I voted for another value resort; I think there are lots of people who wouldn't mind having a value resort without giant icons everywhere laugh (not that I don't like the icons..)



I wonder what that would look like. What would a good value resort theme be?

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Really good point!

I voted for another value resort; I think there are lots of people who wouldn't mind having a value resort without giant icons everywhere laugh (not that I don't like the icons..)



I wonder what that would look like. What would a good value resort theme be?

mediterranean village!

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Mousetraveller - the idea of a Vegas style casino - that would be SO bad for me! I already spend enough in Disneyworld! I'm a huge Atlantic City fan and can't wait to back to Vegas, let's leave well enough alone!

I voted for more coasters (or really any thrill rides). I'm so disappointed that Space Mt. will be closed when I'm there next!

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Mousetraveller - the idea of a Vegas style casino - that would be SO bad for me! I already spend enough in Disneyworld! I'm a huge Atlantic City fan and can't wait to back to Vegas, let's leave well enough alone!

I voted for more coasters (or really any thrill rides). I'm so disappointed that Space Mt. will be closed when I'm there next!

What a pessimist! Don't you mean you could win back all that money you're spending? Or not...

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Ha! If only! But I'd have to do it playing poker, and who wants to spend the time at Disney World doing that? Then again, if I could get in a game with a bunch of people who've never played before...

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I don't worry about gambling, as I really don't like to see my money disappear like that.

I once spent five nights in Vegas and never gambled a penny, and on another trip I spent more in the hotel arcade playing Area 51 than I did gambling.

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I'm playing online poker for play money as I type this Smile Doing it for real money in DW would be bad!

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I'm playing online poker for play money as I type this Smile Doing it for real money in DW would be bad!



It wouldn't be real money; it'd be DISNEY DOLLARS. Completely not the same.

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If it's not real money, would it be adults only?

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If it's not real money, would it be adults only?

That's a good question. What fun is the casino if we can't keep the wee ones out!

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Aside from the fact that the Disney company would never in a million years do it....The downside of a casino smack dab in the middle of WDW, as I see it, is the same downside to anyone bringing their kids to Vegas. The kids can't go in the casinos, but the parents want to gamble (and often lose track of time when they do). Consequently, I've heard some terrible stories about what has happened to some kids whose parents lost track of time gambling and had no idea what was going on with their kids. Or stories where the whole family goes on "vacation" to Vegas, but the dad is always off gambling while the mom is stuck watching the kids. Not much of a vacation for mom.

So now transplant that mentality to Disney World. Naturally, parents would bring their kids, because it's Disney World. The kids want to enjoy the rides and characters. The parents want to hang out in the casino and drink and gamble. If the kids are teenagers, I see no harm in going their separate ways. But if the kids are young and can't be safely sent off on their own, someone is going to lose out on this vacation. That's the kind of thing that could cause BIG family fights.

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Knowing Disney, they'd create a "kids' program" right next to the casino where the kiddos can play youth versions of the games going on next door!

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Imagine how crowded that casino would get - especially in the summer during rainy season or people getting out of the heat. It'd be a huge cash cow for Disney. Having a childrens' area next to it with activities and such could be more than paid for by the casino itself.

This would only work with real money though - I wouldn't spend my time in a casino even playing poker for Disney Dollars, let alone slot machines!

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Knowing Disney, they'd create a "kids' program" right next to the casino where the kiddos can play youth versions of the games going on next door!

It would be set up like they do on the cruise ship. They give every parent a pager when their child is in child care. It would be easy for Disney to make those pagers work anywhere on property.

Also, if the kids program was anything like it is on the cruises, the kids wouldn't WANT to see their parents during the vacation.

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MouseTraveler wrote:
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Knowing Disney, they'd create a "kids' program" right next to the casino where the kiddos can play youth versions of the games going on next door!

It would be set up like they do on the cruise ship. They give every parent a pager when their child is in child care. It would be easy for Disney to make those pagers work anywhere on property.

Also, if the kids program was anything like it is on the cruises, the kids wouldn't WANT to see their parents during the vacation.

That to me always seemed like a big selling point of the cruise. You're trapped on a boat, so your kids can't go TOO far and so you can pretty much just send them off to do their thing and have a nice relaxing time. Is that a big appeal that those of us without kids aren't getting?