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Old 12-05-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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What rides do your kids insist on going on multiple times that you are so sick of?

Ugh....my son (age 4.5) LOVES the Submarine ride. It's cute the first time, but after that, it's painful. We were there last week, and luckily the lines weren't too long. I think we went on it 4 times total, and once it was only 5 minutes, once it was 10, once it was 15, and once it was about 20. My husband and I were fighting over who would stay with our daughter who was sleeping in the stroller!

I would much rather ride Pirates or Alice in Wonderland multiple times.

He also really loved the Buzz Lightyear ride, which I don't mind, it's pretty fun, even a few times in a row, and that was pretty much a zero wait time ride.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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Oh, and on a trip a few years ago, my nephew (3 at the time) decided he wanted to ride the teacups 5 times in a row. I didn't mind doing it twice, but after that, no thanks. Glad he wasn't my kid. I guess that is the ONE drawback of visiting the parks when the wait times are pretty non-existant.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
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The year we went when my youngest was 3 we went in February, and there was a light drizzle. There was no one around most of the morning- we rode Winnie the Pooh over 10 times in a row before I was able to convince her we needed to see something else!
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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That reminds me of the year (about 20 years ago) my Mom, sister, and I went and it was raining pretty heavily and my MOM insisted that we keep riding Splash Mountain over and over. I think we were in that log for a good hour before we moved on to something else. It was still kind of a new ride at the time, and her reasoning was that we were already getting wet from the rain, so why not? Back in those days, that line was usually a 2 hour wait during the busy time of year (before California Adventure existed).

It ended up raining so bad that day, they closed the park at 4pm and gave us vouchers to come back free on another day. Score!
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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In August we took my DD2 to the park for six days. During that time we rode some rides every day but Small world we managed to ride at least 20 times. Still have the song in my head!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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Wow....I do love Small World, but could probably only handle it once a day, maybe twice a day during the holidays. I always have a fear about getting stuck on that one. Hasn't happened yet.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #7
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2 years ago DD (2 at the time) had to ride the King Arthurs carousel over and over. We couldnt go through FL without stopping and riding it. Winnie the pooh was the other one she rode countless times. Everytime DW and I wanted to ride Splash or Indy the other had to take DD to Pooh until it was our turn to ride the big ride.

Last trip DD fell in love with HM. So that replaced Pooh as the main ride. And we were safe to walk through FL because she wasnt fascinated with the Carousel anymore. She rode it a couple times but not like the first trip.

And POC has been a favorite of hers since day one. It was the first ride she ever went on at DL and she loves it just like I do. I think I make DD and DW get tired of that one as I always want to ride it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #8
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Goofy's Sky School. OK, once is fine. Twice I can deal with. But that's my limit, before I turn green.

My kids would also spend ALL DAY at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail if I let them. I think it's a great respite from the crowds, and I'm all for nature and imaginative play, but after an hour I get kind of tired of chasing them around!
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Oh, and on a trip a few years ago, my nephew (3 at the time) decided he wanted to ride the teacups 5 times in a row.
This is my daughter's favorite ride and one of the few rides she will go on. Thankfully she is older and doesn't want mom to go on it with her. I think there are a total of 3 ride and Tarzans house that she will do. We spend a LOT of time at the tea cups! One time she and grandma went on it. She got it spinning to fast that gm almost got sick.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #10
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My youngest DD loves King Triton's carousel. She will ride it over and over while my older DD and I go on other rides at DCA. Bless my mother for being willing to ride it with her. Once they rose while we went on ToT and I think they rode it 14 times in a row. After standing in line the first four times the CM just let them stay on. She happily chose a different animal to ride each time.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #11
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DH and I alternated taking my older DS on Space Mountain and Star Tours while the other took my younger DS on Buzz Lightyear.

I probably rode Buzz at least 8-10 times over the past 4 days. And my score still sucks.

Also, don't eat a pretzel with cheese then go on Space Mountain, then Star Tours immediately after. Yuk.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:48 AM   #12
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So we just got back from being at the park last week. DS is now 7 (Thank God) and is now tall enough to ride California Screamin. Well, guess which ride he fell in love with, yep CS. Over and over. Luckily, he is 7 and can ride all by himself. While DH and I both can tolerate the ride and actually like it, we just don't like going on it 10 times in a row. So DS utilized the single rider line. I walked him through it the first time so he knew what to do and other then when he is in elevator, I could see him the whole time until he got on the ride and then waited for him at the exit when he got done. He LOVED it and went on it over and over. Same with Goofy's Sky School. I don't mind it once or twice but not over and over. So single rider line for that one two. DH and I bougth dinner at Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta and sat a table right next to GSS where we could see him the whole time and were right by the exit. Worked out GREAT for lots of rides including the kiddy rides (if your child is old enough to ride alone).

Now that said, I would never send him on Indy as a single rider since I cannot watch him while waiting in line.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #13
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I know this more attraction than ride but I would be happy to never set foot on Tom Sawyer Island again. My son could spend every day, all day there.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #14
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I got lost on Tom Sawyers Island when I was little, and I haven't gone back since. I am traumatized!
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:25 AM   #15
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Luckily my hubby and I have different tolerances. I can do Winnie the Pooh, Buzz, and Monsters Inc 10x in a row. And he can do Star Tours and Screamin'.
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