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dazzling 11-18-2012 03:18 PM

Any "Unmissable 5*" attractions/rides that make you go "meh"?
Not a very good title to a thread I know, so apologies. I'll try and explain.

What I'm talking about isn't any of the WDW attractions that are generally considered to just be "OK", but the ones that are rated as "Unmissable" and "Must Do" by everyone else, every guidebook, website, friend, etc,that you have experienced but didn't get the appeal.

As an example, and the reason for my post, mine is one that I seem to be completely alone in my opinion. It's Fantasmic. (Please don't hate me!) It seems that every person I've spoken to who has seen it raves about it. I read a lot of WDW guidebooks and they all without exception say it is one of WDW's best attractions. Same here on the Dis. But I've now seen it three times and I just don't get the appeal. Each time I saw it I was, for want of a better word (and aware I'm risking the wrath of many!) a bit bored. The show just didn't engage me at all.

I'm not sure why Fantasmic leaves me cold. I absolutely love both Wishes & Illuminations. They are the highlights of my trips & I always try to see both of them a couple of times each trip. Wishes never fails to leave me with a lump in my throat & a pretending-I've-got-something-in-my-eye moment. But Fantasmic? Nope.

Anyway, as I said, I'm aware I'm in a minority with this, but I suppose not every attraction can appeal to everyone. Fantasmic is my one.

So, are there any attractions/shows/rides at WDW that the whole world seems to adore but that leave you just going "Meh"? Interested to hear if I'm the only one in this club!

karentan 11-18-2012 03:21 PM

For me it's illuminations and it's a small world

ukool 11-18-2012 03:55 PM

BTM wasnt as good as i expected, but i think thats because i love the one in paris. Also i dont get the ques etc for Peter pan, its cute but not that great.

janiebubble 11-18-2012 03:56 PM

I did ToT once, never much wanted to do it again. And I'm with you about Fantasmic ... seen it once at Disneyland, once at Disneyworld and it didn't wow me the way it wows other people.

2Tiggies 11-18-2012 03:59 PM

TSM. It's a glorified Buzz Lightyear Spaceranger Spin with insane stampedes and ridiculous hype that left me very underwhelmed about it. And yes, I did ride it a few times to make sure I wasn't just being funny about it. We didn't even bother with it this year and doubt we will again

tinks_1989 11-18-2012 04:13 PM

Space Mountain DLP version is so much better

Rock and Roll Roller coaster every time I ride it I come off with cauliflower ear my head bangs around so much in there.

disneyholic family 11-18-2012 04:14 PM

TSM is fun, but i'm more than willing to pass - especially given all the effort needed to ride it....

but ToT, that's a must must must must must for me..
this past trip (in october) my friend and i rode it 4 times in a row (no wait any of the times...including twice in a car with just two other people!!)..

Tinkerbell1989 11-18-2012 04:59 PM

Our ride was Peter Pan... in October, it didnt drop under 40 minutes! For the length of the ride and the actual ride itself I just dont get it!!

Elise79 11-18-2012 11:58 PM

TSM here too - we gave DD the choice of ToT or TSM and she picked ToT - she's 4 and loves Toy Story but still picked ToT!

queendisney 11-19-2012 08:46 AM

yep Fantasmic for me also but LOVE TSM. Also I agree the Big Thunder Mountain is much better in Paris but still love WDW one. The other one I don't get is Peter Pan. Its just such a short ride, yes its lovely todo but don't understand people waiting so long for it and wouldn't waste a fast pass either.

dor1 11-19-2012 08:54 AM

Soarin was the one id expected to be brilliant and it was just o.k
Maybe it was other peoples feet dangling down that took the gloss off it!

tinks_1989 11-19-2012 08:57 AM


Originally Posted by dor1
Soarin was the one id expected to be brilliant and it was just o.k
Maybe it was other peoples feet dangling down that took the gloss off it!

DH totally agrees hates soarin we were given fast passes for it he still couldn't be bothered to wait the 5 mins

torsie24 11-19-2012 09:04 AM

For me it's Space Mountain. Uncomfortable and not that fun. Much prefer BTM.

zummerzet66 11-19-2012 09:45 AM


Originally Posted by dor1 (Post 46743714)
Soarin was the one id expected to be brilliant and it was just o.k
Maybe it was other peoples feet dangling down that took the gloss off it!

The problem I always have with Soarin' is the way the scenery just suddenly changes. I think it would be much better if you could fly into a cloud, then swoop down out of it into new scenery, if that makes sense.

Still a must-do ride, though!

married2mm 11-19-2012 01:36 PM

soarin is better in the front row. my dh really likes soarin, but the last couple of times moaned about the screen quality.

another vote for fantasmic too, we went 8 times before we watched it, was ok, but no desire to ever watch again.

nemo the musical definitely the worst thing we ever watched though,by far. :rotfl2:

not a big fan of parades or firework display either-i don't mind so much from a distance, but don't like the big build up of static crowds. would rather be still happily playing on rides or out of the park altogether. :goodvibes

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