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Old 02-09-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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What do you miss most in the World?

If you could bring back any attraction, show, shop, etc. what would it be?

Mine is kind of unique (I think.) I wish Engel Puppen was still at the Germany pavilion in Epcot. Engel Puppen was the brand of those dolls that you could have customized by picking their face, hair, eye color and outfit. It was run by Helmet Engel. I had my first Engel Puppen doll made in the late 90s. While there, my mom discussed with Mr. Engel a doll she had when she was a little girl in Sweden. Unfortunately, the doll's arms and legs had become extremely damaged over time. Mr. Engel told her he was returning soon to Germany for a visit, and if she would like to send him the doll, he would bring it to his factory in Germany and repair it. He gave her his address in Florida and she mailed him the doll when we returned home. Several months later the doll arrived back on our doorstep, repaired and wearing a new dress.

When I visited WDW again a few years later with a friend, I had another doll made. I told Mr. Engel about how he had helped my mother. My mom called me that night and told me how she had received an email from Mr. Engel, saying hello, and telling her how I happy he was that I had come into the shop and about the doll I had made.

Over the next decade, I had a doll made on each visit (each in a different princess costume) for a collection of 6 or 7 dolls, each signed by Mr. Engel. Then one day, Mr. Engel wasn't there. One of the employees said he was ill and had returned to Germany for treatment. I bought my last doll, the only one not signed by him. Sadly, he passed away not long after.

Now Engel Puppen is no longer there -- it's a Kidcot station. I wish that even without Mr. Engel there, they had found a way to keep the doll shop open. I miss it. But I'm glad I was able to meet that amazing man, and have many beautiful dolls that he signed.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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I would bring back Minnie's house.
We have progressive pics of our DD year after year sitting on Minnie's living room chair and peeking in Minnie's fridge - would have been nice to continue the tradition until she was done growing....
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #3
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Tapestry of Nations parade at Epcot. Still get that song stuck in my head from time to time.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:38 PM   #4
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Tapestry of Nations parade at Epcot. Still get that song stuck in my head from time to time.
That and the light box on the bridge to WS at Christmas.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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Honestly, i would like to have the Contemporary game room back where is was on the first floor and to get rid of the store sucking up space on the grand concourse. That store is supposed to be where the game room is now. They took what was a nice space and ruined it. With the ugly redo of the first floor decor (a decade or more ago) and the store sucking up the grand concourse the Contemporary has to be the ugliest of all of the resorts. I like the outside but the inside...
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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mr toad now have to head west to see him.

arrabis shop in the castle @ MK, it had amazing selection of high quality goods. The other arrabis stores are ho-hum.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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Honestly, i would like to have the Contemporary game room back where is was on the first floor and to get rid of the store sucking up space on the grand concourse. That store is supposed to be where the game room is now. They took what was a nice space and ruined it. With the ugly redo of the first floor decor (a decade or more ago) and the store sucking up the grand concourse the Contemporary has to be the ugliest of all of the resorts. I like the outside but the inside...
Right there with you , we enjoyed the game room immensity back in the day, along with the Fiesta Fun Center, Pueblo Room and Monorail Club plus Coconino Cove....when they made those changes and tore down the north garden wing, CR lost our loyalty .....we moved on!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #8
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #9
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Tapestry of Nations parade at Epcot. Still get that song stuck in my head from time to time.
Absolutely agree with this. I just loved that parade!
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #10
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Tapestry of Nations parade at Epcot. Still get that song stuck in my head from time to time.
That is my all-time favorate parade from any of the parks.

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #11
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SpectroMagic. If it doesn't come back soon, I'm going to cry. Seriously.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:44 PM   #12
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SpectroMagic. If it doesn't come back soon, I'm going to cry. Seriously.
I think my husband would cry right along with you. He was so upset about that parade.

I would like to have Mickey and Minnie's houses back. My daughter absolutely loved looking in the kitchen.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:26 PM   #13
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We would love for them to find a place at WDW for Mickey and Minnie's homes. When my boys were little they loved seeing where they lived. My youngest has never seen them because they were gone last summer for his first trip. Wish they'd come back.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:35 AM   #14
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Mk used to have a ride that was sponsored by an airline (delta maybe?), I think it's where the toy story ride is now. It was a pretty lame ride and ended in this tunnel where you were floating in the clouds... I just have really fond memories of riding it with my papa and us laughing about how it wasn't up to par with the rest of the attractions. Anybody remember?
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