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Good Morning Folks...Now as much as I love all of WDW, I do have my favourite places to be..But last night whilst trying to work out October hours and when to book my ADRS..When to hit TL...What rope drops are worth doing..What park has the best night time magic..etc..etc..It came to my attention that on our last visit two years ago, we only visited AK once in our 14 day trip.. eek ...To be honest I'am not a huge animal person. I do love KS and always do it,along with Festival of the Lion King, and Tough to be a bug. Done Nemo musical twice in the past..But I would have to say it's my least favourite park..If you had to pick one park that you spend the least time in, what would it be for you, and why.?

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Water parks .. Never been never going to go.
Would probably have something to do with the fact i live on an Island and no more than 5 minutes from a beach.Can't imagine spending that much time travelling and spend that much money to loose a day to swimming.

KF you are missing sooooo much at AK .. Both walking trails,De-vine,Everest,Kali,ITTBAB,Dinosaur plus loads more

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Water parks .. Never been never going to go.
Would probably have something to do with the fact i live on an Island and no more than 5 minutes from a beach.Can't imagine spending that much time travelling and spend that much money to loose a day to swimming.

KF you are missing sooooo much at AK .. Both walking trails,De-vine,Everest,Kali,ITTBAB,Dinosaur plus loads more

Yes Mr F.....Have done the walking trails many times..Yet to spot De- Vine...Passed Everest and took photos as riders came thundering down...Kali river gets my hair too wet and messes up my beautiful curls...Dinosaur is too jerky ( I take pain killers for an old industrial accident with my back ) You've got me on ITTBAB.. confused ..Now as far as water parks go..I agree with you..We have been to both in the past,but only spend maybe 4 hours in the morning at TL...

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I would have to go with HS I love the park but I feel like apart from GMR, TSMM and star tours (and TOT for mother eek ) there isn't a lot I enjoy and every time I enter the park I'm filled with the dread of TOT as mother would like to just ride over and over again and I have to reaaaaaaaaaaly psych myself up to it!!!!!

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Mrferret wrote:
Water parks .. Never been never going to go.
Would probably have something to do with the fact i live on an Island and no more than 5 minutes from a beach.Can't imagine spending that much time travelling and spend that much money to loose a day to swimming.

KF you are missing sooooo much at AK .. Both walking trails,De-vine,Everest,Kali,ITTBAB,Dinosaur plus loads more

Yes Mr F.....Have done the walking trails many times..Yet to spot De- Vine...Passed Everest and took photos as riders came thundering down...Kali river gets my hair too wet and messes up my beautiful curls...Dinosaur is too jerky ( I take pain killers for an old industrial accident with my back ) You've got me on ITTBAB.. confused ..Now as far as water parks go..I agree with you..We have been to both in the past,but only spend maybe 4 hours in the morning at TL...

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For me, it's also AK...I just feel it needs a lot of updating - I don't think adding Avatar to it will actually improve it - but it needs a major update like DCA had. I love the safari tour, although that has changed a lot since I first went just a few years back and the dinosaur ride is good. Lion King's brilliant - far better than HS's version of Beauty and the Beast. There are brilliant touches to the park, but for me it's still only a half-day visit at most which is unfortunate.

I've not been to the water parks...as much as I like water, I don't wanna end up looking like a prune after a day in the drink! haha!

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I'm not really a Hollywood Studios fan. It's just "Meh" to me and I don't usually have a problem skipping it. I like Animal Kingdom, but I'm not heartbroken if we have to skip it. Maybe it's because they are the parks from my childhood, but Magic Kingdom and Epcot are still really all I need.

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For me it's AK. It feels closed in and claustrophobic. The walkways are narrow and the single and double strollers seem to have laser targets for my heels! sad
I love Expedition Everest and the Safari and the Lion King show but that's about it. We only hit AK probably every other trip. mickey

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AK and HS get the least of our attention. We do hit them both twice when we go because we are always there at least ten days, but just hit the the rides we want and get out.

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My least favorite is Blizzard Beach.

Typhoon Lagoon is redeemed by the awesome wave pool and the snorkeling is pretty neat for the kids.

AK is not even a full day park at the moment. Also anyone who live in a major city probably has a zoo better than what you see at AK. I know the Bronx Zoo is certainly better. However it has some good rides and good food. I hope the Blue People kick it up a notch.

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Assuming we're not really including the water parks..
I'm afraid I'll have to say Hollywood Studios..

Yes it has some awesome rides but it has too many attractions with set times. You basically have to plan your day around the attractions which isn't much fun.

I also find the restaurants uninspiring - I've tried them all except for the Brown Derby.

Don't get me wrong - I still love the place - But you asked the question - I couldn't lie.

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Interesting views here...AK seems to be in fourth position..But in defence of DHS..I kinda enjoy it for these reasons..I love the shops in Hollywood Boulevard..Love attractions like TSMM...Star Tours..Backlot tour...etc..The live shows like Beauty..Indiana..Lights,Motors,Action..Little Mermaid..Love people watching as they emerge from Rock n Roll coaster and ToT..And love Fantasmic...The cup cakes from Starring Rolls..Not forgetting the advantage of jumping onto a boat to either Epcot or the Boardwalk..And a big plus...It's not a huge park..( walking wise ) .. laugh

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I will hang my head in shame now as I am sure no one else will vote as I will. My least favorite of all of the parks is EPCOT and World Showcase rates the very bottom of my list. For me there just is nothing Disney or Magical about walking around World Showcase.

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scrappy wrote:
I will hang my head in shame now as I am sure no one else will vote as I will. My least favorite of all of the parks is EPCOT and World Showcase rates the very bottom of my list. For me there just is nothing Disney or Magical about walking around World Showcase.

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Kristen K. wrote:
I'm not really a Hollywood Studios fan. It's just "Meh" to me and I don't usually have a problem skipping it. I like Animal Kingdom, but I'm not heartbroken if we have to skip it. Maybe it's because they are the parks from my childhood, but Magic Kingdom and Epcot are still really all I need.

We like the things we do at DH but it's not a days worth, so we always plan an early flight in and go there for the rest of the day and what we get done, we get done. With fp+ it will probably be easier. The oddity is that it has some of the nicest park TS (aside from the World at Epcot) and so we can only dabble in one a year there.

We actually LOVE AK. I love moving between countries and the small details of Hindu, Muslum, and Buddhist religions. I love the music in the square and my DH loves Yak and Yeti TS there. Aside from three of four of our fav rides, we LOVE Festival of the Lion King and also enjoy Nemo, so it's a full day at least for us. When it had EMH at nite, Everest was soooooo cool at nite. We also have enjoyed the picnic very much, but we have only gone in the summer when it was very hot, so the sit down in cool was nice....and the soak on Kali.

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I'm with scrappy - Epcot just doesn't do it for me, but I find less enjoyment in Future World than World Showcase (at least they have some decent restaurants).

I do enjoy AK - it's shaded, usually not very crowded, and much more laid back than the other parks. The only real drawback for me is the fact that there isn't really any great food there. Tusker House doesn't do it for me, and Landry restaurants have their own issues.

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Have only been to AK once in our last 15 trips, and that one time was because we were with friends that had never been. We are at Epcot WS every day or evening, except for Saturdays during F&W.

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For me it is AK that is why I only plan 1/2 day however when Avatar opens that will change things for me...at least for the first time as I have great expectations on this..hopefully I won't be disappointed.

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I'd have to say HS. It's not that I don't like it, it's just I like the other 3 more. I think it's the theme.

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Universal.

laugh Just kidding. I haven't been there since I was 9 and its scared the living crap out of me. Newsflash, dad. You don't take a child who is petrified of Earthquakes on a ride that simulates Earthquakes!! And that Alfred Hitchcock bird movie?? In 3D, no less. What was that?!? I still have nightmares! laugh At DH's insistence, we'll be giving it a try at some point, but as long as we hold that PAP, it's Disney all the way, baby! mickey

We've never bothered with the water parks. I'm hoping in the fall to at least set foot in them while we still have our PAP, but I'm not expecting to spend a lot of time there. Too much other fun stuff to do!

My least favorite of the standard 4 is AK, hands down. I love animals and KS ranks up there with my favorite rides, but I'm not a fan of "nature". I love the tigers and the gorilla on the walking trails and FoLK is amazing. I like the Nemo show, but DH is indifferent. That stuff takes us about 2 hours and then we're done. I really like these certain things at AK, but there is so much in that park that we don't do that if we don't have park hopper, I'm not wasting a day there. DH would never to AK again if given the option.

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I will hang my head in shame now as I am sure no one else will vote as I will. My least favorite of all of the parks is EPCOT and World Showcase rates the very bottom of my list. For me there just is nothing Disney or Magical about walking around World Showcase.

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We have never been to any of the water parks, so those aside I would have to pick AK. Not that we don't love it, we actually enjoy all the attractions with the exception of Primeval Hurl, but I believe the original question was which do you spend the least time in. We can easily get everything in AK done in a half or 3/4 day, where all the other parks we set aside at least 1.5 or 2 days for each trip.

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Animal Kingdom for me. When I went alone in 2011 I skipped it altogether. Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo, and the animals are the only attractions that draw me to the park, and IMO that's not enough to make it worth going there. Now, when they finish Avatarland my opinion will almost certainly change, unless they really botch it.

I would have similar feelings for DHS, but then they built Toy Story Mania, my favorite ride OF ALL TIME. But even without TSM, DHS would rank a bit higher on my list than AK.

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For me it's Future World in Epcot. IMO that part of the park needs a major update, because it feels more like Past World. Many of the attractions and accompanying videos are very outdated. I enjoy Soarin' and Test track. Mission Space is alright but I can do without it. For us, Future World is really just a place we have to walk through to get to World Showcase.

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It was AK for me too, and I love animals! I didn't dislike the park at all, I just felt like when we were done for the day, we were done and we didn't return the rest of the week.

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It's the Studios for me. I do wish there were more attractions because the only ones that interest me are Star Tours, TSMM and probably the Great Movie Ride if I were to add a third. I would definitely like to see a new area whether it be a Star Wars land, Pixar Place expansion or anything really. Now that Disney added things with the MK and AK, now may be the time to address Epcot and the Studios and some much needed new attractions because honestly, it would help so much with the ridiculous standby wait times for Soarin and/or TSMM.

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I for sure would have to pick Hollywood studios as my least favorite. I can go on ToT and RnR and be completely done with the park for the vacation. I'm not interested in any of the shows because I've seen them all plenty of times. And I don't even know why we bothered on the Backlot Tour this trip, it has absolutely nothing going for it anymore.

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HS and AK are both half day parks for us. We don't like drop rides so I am hoping avatar will be something I can really enjoy. Since tsmm is in my top 5 ride list I would have to say AK is at the bottom of my 4 parks list.

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I do enjoy Animal Kingdom, but it is the park I spend the least amount of time in.

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I feel like I need to spend a bit more time than the 3-4 hours I've ever spent in DHS to really judge, but I actually think my least favorite is Animal Kingdom.

That's not to say I don't enjoy it - Everest is by far one of my favorite rides! I actually enjoy most of the attractions. It's just that aside from the rides, nothing particularly interests me. I'm hoping to catch FOTLK when I'm there in September, but even then shows aren't really a priority for me right now. The trails are beautiful, I'm sure, but I have little interest in nature-type things so that keeps me from enjoying it to the fullest.

I've spent less time at DHS overall, but it was because of really weird circumstances and company (the people I was with last time LOVE nature so they liked AK way more than I). The sister I'm taking this trip and myself LOVE movies and Hollywood type things in general, so I feel like we'll be spending a lot of time walking around and experiencing everything on a deeper level.

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ScottFL wrote:
I'm with scrappy - Epcot just doesn't do it for me, but I find less enjoyment in Future World than World Showcase (at least they have some decent restaurants).

I do enjoy AK - it's shaded, usually not very crowded, and much more laid back than the other parks. The only real drawback for me is the fact that there isn't really any great food there. Tusker House doesn't do it for me, and Landry restaurants have their own issues.

Have you tried their "picnic" ? Its a QM/CS meal and you order for each person in your party in the morning. Last time we were there, they had chix, sandwiches, salads, desserts (not prepackaged), beverages, and chips or veggies. We thought we ate more there than at a TS in other places. The problem of course is if you want out of the heat, not going to work. The Egrets and ducks will follow you as you walk away (they have it down) and wait for the bread scraps. It also comes in a cool reusable shopping bag.

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