Your Must Do Things At WDW On Every Vacation..

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Your Must Do Things At WDW On Every Vacation..

You know I'm really surprised..Nay...Gobsmacked when I read answers on a recent thread of mine concerning things on your " Must Do " list...Some people have never seen " Festival of the Lion King " ...Or even " Fantasmic " ...And also never done " Haunted Mansion " ... eek ...Now I'm talking people who having been going for many years..Not a first timer ( I could excuse that ) .....So I'm now as curious as ever...What are your top ten, yes 10, must see or do things on every trip...I'll write my top ten down later as I've got a funeral to attend this afternoon...

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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. sad ONLY 10!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you mad?????????????? Finding Nemo, ST, POTC, TOT, RNRC, Splash, Everest, All of the land, Imagination (even in it's current state), SM, Tiki birds, HM, Wed-Way, GMR and many more. That list is not in order and does not include food or drinks!!!!!!

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Here is 10, in no particular order.
1- MK is always the first park
2- BTMR at night.
3-Hang out on the porch, while the kids explore Tom Sawyer Island.
4-Ride HM, and then go to Bear Country Jamboree. (This has been a tradition since my first visit to DL at age6.)
5-Eat upstairs at Columbia Harbour House.
6-Ice cream at 11.
7-End up having dinner around 9 one night at Pecos Bill.
8-catch a breeze on the people mover.
9- POTC
10- Tiki Room.

Apparently, this is just the MK addition!

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1. Haunted Mansion (multiple times)
2. PeopleMover
3. Jungle Cruise
4. Toy Story Mania
5. Splash Mountain
6. Kali River Rapids
7. Fantasmic
8. Nemo
9. Mickey waffles
10. Muppet Vision

I have so many things that I love that this was hard for me. This is pretty much in order though of what my must-do's are.

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In no particular order and only "rides" to make it easier to pick 10.....
1. Carousel of Progress
2. Peoplemover
3. POTC (since this will be closed on our next trip, I'll replace with Star Tours)
4. Soarin
5. Kilimanjaro Safaris
6. Expedition Everest
7. Spaceship Earth
8. Livin with the Land
9. Haunted Mansion
10. Rock n Roller Coaster

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Ok...Here are my must do or see in every vacation..In no order of preference ...Soarin'....Spaceship Earth..Haunted Mansion..C.O.P....Transit Authority...Toy Story Mania..Star Tours..Festival of the Lion King..Wishes..and Illuminations Reflections of Earth...If I had to miss any of these out, it wouldn't be a magical trip...

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Non negotiables -

Peter Pan
Haunted Mansion
Peoplemover
Spaceship Earth
Muppets

Wishes
Walking around World Showcase

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In no particular order:

1. Haunted Mansion
2. Tower of Terror
3. Expedition Everest
4. Space Mountain
5. Rock-N-Roller Coaster
6. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
7. It's just recently opened, and I've only done it once, but it is now on my "Must Do" list- 7DMT
8. Signature Dining
9. Adult beverage of some sort (usually while doing #8 above)
10. It's not Disney, but is a "Must Do" every time I go to Florida now- Harry Potter World

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Toy Story Mania, Test Track, Spaceship Earth, Soarin', Star Tours, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Big Thunder Mountain, Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safari, Muppet Vision

there are some I sub in now and then but it's unfair to have just a top 10...!!

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Does crying on I-4on the way home count? waiting

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figgy wrote:
Does crying on I-4on the way home count? waiting

No, only because someday when we all win the lottery and are bajillionaires you won't have to cry because you could just set up permanent residency at the resorts. laugh

No particular order: Haunted Mansion, Toy Story Mania, Splash Mountain, POTC (It'll be closed this time!!!), Pecos Bill, People Mover, Soarin, Star Tours, Find the perfect ornament, Wishes at least once.

I would have added the Back Lot tour onto the list but no more. sad

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1. MK always the first park and always rope drop.
2. Jungle Cruise always the first ride.
3. Dole whip
4. Toy story mania at least twice
5. Test track at least twice
6. Kilimanjaro Safaris at least twice
7. Buy a watch for DH and a piece of jewelry for me.
8. House of Blues always our first dinner.
9. A few adult beverages that I would never order at home
10. Last day say goodbye to Disney and start planning my trip for next year on the plane ride home.

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1. TSM
2. Soarin'
3. Peter Pan's Flight
4. Big Thunder Mountain
5. At least one: CoP, TTA, Carrousel
6. Wishes
7. buy/trade pins
8. at least one table service restaurant
9. visit World Showcase and have at least one treat: caramel apple, churros w caramel, or gelato
10. drinks at Top of the World

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Wow... so many more than 10 laugh In no particular order

Haunted Mansion
Peter Pan
Karmel Korn
Adult beverages (without worrying about having to drive)
Tower of Terror
Rock n Rollercoaster
FOTLK
Star Wars
Expedition Everest
Trying something new.... restaurant, beverage, some kind of food or snack,etc

Oh... one more... going to the Cool Club and getting the Beverly soda! I am one of the weird ones that actually likes it Smile

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10 , I can do this...

Take a pic of the big sign as we drive onto property (I have TONS of the same pic!)
Fresh popped popcorn (MK's is always the best)
The World Showcase snack and drink stroll
Soarin
Festival of the Lion King
Pin Trading
Everest
World of Disney at Disney Springs
Croissant Doughnut
Wishes

*edited several times to show my must "must dos"... laugh

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Space Mountain
Expedition Everest
Captain EO ( yes I'm serious lol)
Dinner at Garden Grill
Small World
Wishes
Wander through the Tangled area in MK ( Tangled is my favourite movie)
Try new restaurant and/or snack
Watch a parade
runDisney race (assuming there is one happening when we're there Wink )

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Considering I've only done WDW once, I am going to mix in some bits that count in Paris or I know I would do on trip 2

Take a pic of the castle while walking up Main Street (both)
Pirates of the Caribbean (both)
Toy story mania (this was an 'every time I went to DHS' thing let alone each holiday)
Buzz light year ranger spin (both)
Train around the park (both although it was down for refurb on my WDW trip)
Small world (both)
Ham and cheese pretzel (Paris studios park) or soft pretzel from WDW
Tower of terror (both parks)
Wishes/ dreams (fireworks)
Pin trading (anywhere and everywhere!)

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I don't know if I can do ten!

Soarin'
Peter Pan's Flight
Full Montagu at Earl of Sandwich
Eat a Dole Whip
Eat a Premium bar
Character meet and greets
Wishes
Star Tours
Pirates of the Carribbean
Festival of the Lion King

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My 10 in no particular order: muchlove muchlove muchlove

01. Haunted Mansion
02. Pirates of the Caribbean
03. Eat
04. Toy Story
05. Wishes
06. Tower of Terror
07. Expedition Everest
08. Eat around World Showcase (drinks too)
09. Corndog nuggets
10. Watch the "must do's" on TV

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Not in Any order... but sorted by park

MK
1. Space Mountain
2. Big Thunder Mountain
3. The Haunted Mansion
4. Main Street Electrical Parade ... Is it still called that??? (Electromagic?)
5. Carousel of Progress

AK
6. Expedition Everest
7. Finding Nemo Show
8. Kilimanjaro Safaris (lots of photographs)

HS
9. Rock N Roll Roller Coaster
10. Toy Story Mania

Epcot (okay... so I guess I'm cheating since I hit 10 - too many parks)
11. Test Track
12. Soaring
13. Sweets from Werther's Caramel Shop

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I don't think i could list a top ten must do as it would change every trip.There is nothing that would make my trip less magical by not being able to ride/eat it.There were some firm favourites in previous years that were not done this trip and some new ones.So i can only put 1 thing on my list,

1. Enjoy every day spent there !

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Mrferret wrote:
I don't think i could list a top ten must do as it would change every trip.There is nothing that would make my trip less magical by not being able to ride/eat it.There were some firm favourites in previous years that were not done this trip and some new ones.So i can only put 1 thing on my list,

1. Enjoy every day spent there !

Totally spot on..Our last years trip included " Fantasmic " as we hadn't done it the previous trip, but missed out on old Indy as we had done it in 2012..But a friend of ours went in 2012 for two weeks with his wife and three children..They walked past POTC several times thinking it was just a show..Whit! eek ...Talk about not planning or doing research ..Makes me mad.. gaah

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Mrferret wrote:
I don't think i could list a top ten must do as it would change every trip.There is nothing that would make my trip less magical by not being able to ride/eat it.There were some firm favourites in previous years that were not done this trip and some new ones.So i can only put 1 thing on my list,

1. Enjoy every day spent there !

Nailed it! awesome

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Wow. Thought this would be easy. . . No particular order here are ten. Not truly sure if this is THE ten

1. Dole whip
2. Fireworks (both illuminations and wishes)
3. California Grill
4. Closing down MK on EMH night.
5. Grey Goose/Grand Marnier slushies
6. Monorails
7. Star Tours
8. POTC
9. Downtown Disney
10. Animal Kingdom

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