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RSGroup
12-11-2000, 10:14 AM
Some thoughts we had about the parks:

Animal Kingdom – This was our first time at AK and we all loved it. I would have like to have more time there just to walk around. Lion King was great, and the Safari was excellent. Our kids loved the Boneyard. The bug movie was the best 3-d movie at Disney in my opinion, but my 6yr old did get a little scared at one point. The only disappointment here was Dinosaur. It just didn’t do anything for me – very jerky, and there were long periods of nothing but complete darkness (with no obvious purpose to it). Riding through blackness just doesn’t entertain me. Also, please use caution when taking kids on this ride. A kid next to us was really upset by the end of the ride.

MGM – This was our first time at MGM also. Isn’t the layout for the TOT incredible? RRC was also a great ride (although one of life’s embarrassing moments - the button on my shorts popped while on that one). But The Great Movie Ride was the best, probably my favorite in all the parks. Overall, however, MGM was probably our least favorite park. It was nice, just not as memorable as the others.

Epcot – We saw some great acts on World Showcase (Chinese acrobats, Norway musicians, etc.). The American Adventure, I think, is one of the best attractions at WDW. Spaceship Earth is always a family favorite, and Test Track is a great ride. However, this was the first time we had done the Energy ride in a really long time, and it will probably be a really long time before we do it again – it’s not that bad, just, well, really long! HISTA is, our course, a very cool attraction, as is The Land. Our favorite time at Epcot both for Future World and World Showcase is at night. It’s is awesome then, and just takes on a different feel.

Magic Kingdom – Of course, the favorite. I think it’s because there is so much there for every member of the family. Best of the MK for us is:

1. Splash Mountain
2. Peter Pan
3. Pooh
4. Big Thunder Mountain
5. Goofy’s Barnstormer, and (believe it or not)
6. Mad Tea Party

Least favorites were:

1. Tiki Birds
2. Pirates of Caribbean (sorry Pirates fans)

I have to add that I personally HATE It’s a Small World, but my wife and daughters like it. We made sure that we did Hall of Presidents and Carousel of Progress because rumor has it they will be gone before we get back again, and we enjoyed both.

Although it is true that some of the attractions are dated, there is a part of me that likes it that way and wants it to stay that way. Sentimental guy, I guess.

FASTPASS IS INCREDIBLE. It saved us so much time and frustration. I cannot say enough about it. One question: Shouldn’t fastpass be added to Dumbo, BTMRR, and Tomorrowland Speedway? Maybe they are working on that . . .

LisaTx
12-11-2000, 03:08 PM
I like the rides you don't and dislike some of the ones you do. :D I guess one of the greatest things about Disney is that there's something for everyone. :D :D I do agree totally with you about fastpass. It's wonderful!

I hope you didn't loose you shorts on RNR. <IMG WIDTH="15" HEIGHT="15" SRC="/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif" alt="red face"> :D

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. :)

Lisa

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Marla Hellwig
01-24-2001, 03:13 PM
I agree with you that Dumbo should be FP. Sounds like you all had a fun filled trip. Thanks for posting!

CherylA
01-25-2001, 06:49 AM
I enjoyed the layout of this report, touched on the highlights and not too long. Thanks for posting!