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Old 10-01-2010, 08:52 PM   #331
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Step 12 - My NOT Top 10 WDW Rides

Step 12 of any PTR involves compiling a list of the Top 10 Rides that one MUST do at each park; or overall at WDW.

This could be a simple typed out list of the top 10 to combining the list with an Illustrated guide (see Step 11). And nothing gets a PTR zinging up the DisBoard forum charts quicker than when reader/lurker participation is requested. Afterall, with 40 rides/attractions at Magic Kingdom, 19 at Epcot, 15 at DHS and 13 at Animal Kingdom, there are way too many permutations and combinations for the DisBoard to agree on an ultimate Top 10.

Me? I have compiled my own NOT Top 10 WDW Rides.....and you guessed it! In keeping with the NOT theme of my PTR, I have to determine my least favourite rides/attactions for WDW.

Like my NOT Blissful Bites post, I appreciate that this topic will send shockwaves through the DisBoard community as my NOT Top 10 may offend some of you. I just ask that you keep in mind that these represent a personal opinion.....


My NOT Top 10 WDW Rides




10. NOT a thing.



9. NOT a thing.



8. NOT a thing.



7. NOT a thing.



6. NOT a thing.



5. NOT a thing.



4. NOT a thing.



3. NOT a thing.



2. NOT a thing.



And drumroll for the top item in my NOT Top 10 WDW Rides.......


1. NOT a thing.



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Old 10-01-2010, 08:57 PM   #332
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you don't have a single ride you hate?
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:02 PM   #333
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I'm too scared to post anything negative about Disney on the DisBoard. I'll get soooooo many complaints that I'll be banned for life!

Now, if the topic was rides I would NOT get on at WDW, that's a different matter......


Light Bulb!


Sounds like a great topic for my next post on this NOT thread.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:43 PM   #334
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Hey! When is your DH's convention in SF? That would be super fun to meet up! Would it be all three of you? There's only one thing we have going on in January, but for the past couple years, we've only attended one day, so if it's around that time, I'm sure we could work around it.
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Hey! When is your DH's convention in SF? That would be super fun to meet up! Would it be all three of you? There's only one thing we have going on in January, but for the past couple years, we've only attended one day, so if it's around that time, I'm sure we could work around it.
It's just a glimmer of a plan at the moment. He needs to be in SF for the week commencing 31 Jan. I was thinking we could fly into LA sometime in the week before, go to DLR and drive up the coast to SF. Nothing definite at the stage and it would be the 3 of us.
When is your commitment in January?
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Our thing would be the 13-16 and we always like to go on the 13th because every day just gets crazier and crazier. We like to go the first day and take care of business, and then get the heck out of dodge. Funny thing it is at the Anaheim Convention center.

So we will probably be chillin in So Cal whenever you come to town. Make sure you and I PM before you buy any park passes....It would be fun to meet up with you, DH and DS. We could even do some non-Disney stuff as well since you would obviously have a car. Once you finish your NOT NOT going to WDW trip, we'll have to talk! This sounds like fun!
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Our thing would be the 13-16 and we always like to go on the 13th because every day just gets crazier and crazier. We like to go the first day and take care of business, and then get the heck out of dodge. Funny thing it is at the Anaheim Convention center.

So we will probably be chillin in So Cal whenever you come to town. Make sure you and I PM before you buy any park passes....It would be fun to meet up with you, DH and DS. We could even do some non-Disney stuff as well since you would obviously have a car. Once you finish your NOT NOT going to WDW trip, we'll have to talk! This sounds like fun!
DH and I were thinking of flying out of Oz on the 25th or 26th Jan. Not exactly sure which day. So, we'd spend a couple of nights in Anaheim and a couple of nights driving up the coast. I'd like to stop in Solvang, San Simeon and Ojai; plus all the other scenic beaches up the PH1. Have you driven up the coast much and is there any hidden gems we should stop and see?
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DH and I were thinking of flying out of Oz on the 25th or 26th Jan. Not exactly sure which day. So, we'd spend a couple of nights in Anaheim and a couple of nights driving up the coast. I'd like to stop in Solvang, San Simeon and Ojai; plus all the other scenic beaches up the PH1. Have you driven up the coast much and is there any hidden gems we should stop and see?
We've driven up the 101, which is not the coast. I drove up the coast once about 25 years ago, it was scenic but very slow. My favorite hidden gem has evidently closed, it was a German restaurant in Shell Beach. However, we generally enjoy stopping in Paso Robles or other Wine Country areas for Wine Tasting. We usually do the 101 to drive to my parents house. They live in Saratoga which is south of San Jose (south of SF). If you know about where the personal computers started, it was in our backyard, less than 3 miles away from our home. We usually stop at a Best Western on the way back and forth and usually take our time. One journey we stopped at a couple of the Missions and got a California history lesson. There is tons you could do and see Hearst Castle is nice, and you can find some very yummy food in Solvang. Iím not sure about much in Ojai. What we would like to do up there is go to a restaurant that serves abalone that is farm raised nearby.
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We've driven up the 101, which is not the coast. I drove up the coast once about 25 years ago, it was scenic but very slow. My favorite hidden gem has evidently closed, it was a German restaurant in Shell Beach. However, we generally enjoy stopping in Paso Robles or other Wine Country areas for Wine Tasting. We usually do the 101 to drive to my parents house. They live in Saratoga which is south of San Jose (south of SF). If you know about where the personal computers started, it was in our backyard, less than 3 miles away from our home. We usually stop at a Best Western on the way back and forth and usually take our time. One journey we stopped at a couple of the Missions and got a California history lesson. There is tons you could do and see Hearst Castle is nice, and you can find some very yummy food in Solvang. Iím not sure about much in Ojai. What we would like to do up there is go to a restaurant that serves abalone that is farm raised nearby.
I'm going to have fun researching after Halloween. I've always wanted to see Ojai. We've done Hearst Castle about 10 years ago and DS has been seeing PH1 on TV; so he is keen to drive it.
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I have NOT talked about visiting DTD (yet)....

In the short time that I will NOT not be at WDW in 17 days time, one thing had troubled me.......when did I think I was going to go to DTD?

Well, the answer to date had been.....NOT possible to squeeze it in. Afterall, what with the long flight and potential jetlag; stuffing my face at F&W, going for two MNSSHP AND hitting MK for EMH, I did NOT think that the scheduling a trip to DTD was at all possible.
This thought had made me sad.....until now.

I just saw the update on the DisBoard....looks like DTD common areas will be opened from 8 am till 1 am. I'm hoping and assuming that this means that the shops will be opened from these times? If so, I think I might just about be able to squeeze a visit in.....I just need to work out which night!

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I saw that update today too regarding the hours....I plan on going to DTD sometime on Tuesday the day I am going to MNSSHP. Of course all of my plans are very loosely based and change daily!! I hope the stores are open that early.....I think they were normally around 11 or so

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I saw that update today too regarding the hours....I plan on going to DTD sometime on Tuesday the day I am going to MNSSHP. Of course all of my plans are very loosely based and change daily!! I hope the stores are open that early.....I think they were normally around 11 or so

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Hi Tracy! I'll probably send you a PM with my contact details.....it would be nice to try and hook up. DisneyFirefly and I will be at MNSSHP on the Tuesday; so maybe we could meet up for a drink somewhere.....preferably NOT alcoholic!
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Off-topic and completely an international traveller thing!

Today, the Aussie dollar hit a 27 year high on the foreign exchange compared to the US dollar. Australian $1 = US $0.99. We're almost at parity.



The reason I'm celebrating?

Australia is a GREAT place to live.....except that shopping goods are expensive. For me, shopping in the US is fantastic value for money on a direct item for item basis.

For example, I have my eye on a Canon lens (17 - 55 mm f2.8). This lens is about $1100 in the US. It's $2000 over here. That is a whopping $900 difference. And if I were to purchase this item in the US, the difference alone pretty much pays for my airline ticket (but NOT the airport taxes).

I am so at the bank tomorrow and locking in more money. Afterall, at this exchange rate, it does NOT make sense to NOT spend more money!
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That's so awesome! Yay for a good exchange rate!
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I remember I used to travel to Canada and the dollar was very strong. It was worth $1.40 or so Canadian, I called it the land of 1/3 off. Now not so much, or so I hear I haven't checked the exchange rate recently, but I think last I heard their dollar was worth more than ours.

Yay for more spending power!
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