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Old 01-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #31
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I would say to not discredit any of the rides based on other opinions and just try to do everything that you can and then come back and hit your standout favorites. You may find what to you is a sleeper hit that other people don't really enjoy all that much.

Been to WDW close to 20 times in my life - Disneyland mebbe half a dozen times.

Just was curious as to what others thought was not worth doing....
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:00 PM   #32
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It'll be our first time (2 boys, 9 and 12, and my wife and my dad), but based on what I've read here, I feel pretty comfortable skipping:

MK- Stitch, Jamboree, Pooh, Teacups, Small World, Speedway, Tom Sawyer Island, Laugh Floor, Liberty River Boat (Jungle Cruise IF and only IF we need a break), Carosel of Progress, Fantasyland (may go have a peak at Gaston's Tavern) will be dissapointed to miss Splash Mountain..

Epcot- Captain EO, Gran Fiesta Tour, American Adventure, Turtle Talk.

HS- Voyage of Little Mermaid, Honey I shrunk the Kids, Idol, Magic of Animation.

AK- Boneyard, Whirl, Spin, Camp Minney Mickey, Rafiki Planet Watch, will be dissapointed to miss Kali Rapids.

This should free us up considerably..
If this is your first time, you really are doing a disservice if you are skipping Small World (yeah, I know I won't go see it anymore but its worth doing at least once) and COP is a classic, too. Laugh Floor is actually pretty hilarious
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:23 PM   #33
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#1: I would say do Enchanted Tales, but do it first thing! It's super cute and worth it to see at least once.

#2: Things I skip are:
MK: -Stitch's Great Escape ....just don't...ever....or subject your children to it...
-Tiki Room, see it once, you're good
-Country Bears (see above)

AK:
-It's Tough to Be A Bug...haven't heard much about this, but I know bugs drop down from the ceiling, no thank you!

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-In terms of your trip, I'd say it's safe to skip the Disney Jr stage show...

Epcot:
-Captain EO...it's just not worth it...

BAHAH! Yup...those are the usual suspects of "no thanks" to me!
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:24 PM   #34
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Stitch is my favorite character, but Stitch's Great Escape isn't that great.

On the other hand, I LOVE It's a Small World. I'm just a sucker for any 'water' ride!
Are you sad the ride under the sea to visit Ariel is waterless? My family sure is.

I agree on the water rides!

The only attraction I am not interested in is fake carnival rides in Dino land at DAK. What in the world is that section still doing there?
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:57 PM   #35
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Ellen's energy adventure. Yawnnnn

The land ride. Double yawnnnn

Tiki room, country bears, swiss treehouse, hall of presidents
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #36
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Disney couldn't pay me to ever waste my time on Stich's Great Escape again. Did it on my 1st trip and didn't enjoy it at all.
Total waste of time!! They need to come up with something better for stitch.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #37
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MK:
Country bear jamboree. Oh gosh it was terrible. BUT...maybe the baby will like it. The other two never did.
Enchanted tiki room
Used to be stitch for me because i was an OG Alien Encounter rider. But my kids like stitch.

Epcot:
Any of the innoventions (borefest...but my dh always goes)
Ellen's ONLY if the baby needs a nice dark nap for 45 minutes.
The land ride is pretty lame
Captain EO....EEEE-never again.

Hollywood:
That narnia thing
That new Jack sparrow one is probably just as lame but i guess we'll try it.
Sounds dangerous (is that still there...it was terrible)

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~We have never been to the Tiki Room, we skip it every year. I just can't bring myself to go in there -- maybe I need to see what I'm missing, lol.

~We intentionally skip Fantasmic!, we've seen it once and that was good enough. The most fun we've ever had at DHS was when there was no effort put into seeing that show.

~We also skip Circle of Life, Talking with Crush, Stitch, Finding Nemo Musical, Monsters Inc Laugh Floor and so much more.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:31 AM   #39
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Tiki room is lame!
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:06 AM   #40
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#1: I would say do Enchanted Tales, but do it first thing! It's super cute and worth it to see at least once.

#2: Things I skip are:
MK: -Stitch's Great Escape ....just don't...ever....or subject your children to it...
-Tiki Room, see it once, you're good
-Country Bears (see above)

AK:
-It's Tough to Be A Bug...haven't heard much about this, but I know bugs drop down from the ceiling, no thank you!

DHS:
-In terms of your trip, I'd say it's safe to skip the Disney Jr stage show...

Epcot:
-Captain EO...it's just not worth it...

BAHAH! Yup...those are the usual suspects of "no thanks" to me!
With the Tiki room I would agree if you have seen the current version, if you have only seen the 'Under New Management' I would say see this one again since it is back to the old version.

As for 'It's Tough To Be A Bug' I have seen this show many times... it is a very cute show... and no bugs ever dropped from the ceiling! It is a 3D show with some animatronic characters around the screen but nothing drops from the ceiling on you!

I completly agree with Captain EO and Stitch... just not worth it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #41
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Captain EO....oy. It was pretty horrible.
I've never been on Stitch's Great Escape. Heard it was terrible, not a huge Stitch fan, didn't appeal to me.

We do, however, love Jungle Cruise. It it one of our absolute must dos every trip.
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I would say to not discredit any of the rides based on other opinions and just try to do everything that you can and then come back and hit your standout favorites. You may find what to you is a sleeper hit that other people don't really enjoy all that much.
I agree with this. You never know what you personally will enjoy and by listening to someone else you might just miss a gem.
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You have to try things for yourself. Except for Stitch. Although I never tried it myself my wife did and she did not like it at all. And I trust her word.
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I agree with some of the previous posts that say it depends on the line. I love all the Disney attractions in their own way, but there is one that I will never ride again no matter what the wait time is and that is Stitch's Great Escape. That smell sticks with you forever. Yuck!
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I could see skipping preschool-aged stuff like Disney Jr @ HS or the Barnstormer in Fantasyland, but honestly we don't skip much else at all when DH & I have taken adults-only trips. Especially one that spans 10 days, lol.

The boring movie type of attractions we use for downtime/naps like others have mentioned & we simply have to ride things like Peter Pan & Small World for the nostalgia factor if nothing else.... we just refuse to wait in long lines for them so we either try to hit them at low-crowd times or FP for later. Jungle Cruise is not exciting, but the corny jokes make it fun. Monsters Inc is always fun because it depends on the audience reaction somewhat & that makes it different & enjoyable every time for us. Even Stitch, which isn't a favorite by a long shot, is worth doing once with a short wait just to see what all the fuss is about.
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