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Old 02-11-2013, 10:50 AM   #151
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Dole Whips - got one once and I had no idea what the rave was about. It was ok but I don't think I'll feel the need to get another one ever.

POR - it was nice but, meh. I MUCH prefer CBR!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #152
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But you raised my eyebrow when you remarked "I just want the shortest most direct path from outside attraction to inside attraction - I don't need the extra distractions."

To me, the "extra distractions" are really the biggest part of the WDW magic. If we didn't have those, we would simply be moving from A to B, ignoring the wonderful sights along the way.
I'll clarify a bit. I meant the most direct route from the entrance at the outside of the attraction to the load area/show area. For example, I don't need or want an interactive queue at HM. I want to just walk under the canopy, wait a minute or two for the doors to open, and then start the great attraction experience. I don't feel it adds to my WDW experience to have to weave back and forth through the interactive queue. That couple of minutes waiting for the doors to open was always plenty of time to view the tombstones by the door if I got bored.

I very much like the extra details and theming throughout the parks. In fact, sometimes I'll just spend time wandering through the parks soaking it all in. I don't mind the details walking from POC to HM. I just don't want to be slowed down getting into HM when I arrive.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:54 AM   #153
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for me :
Peter pan- I don't get the hype
dole whip- I like but to me it's just pineapple soft serve

I usually spend part of day in DTD, I find it's nicer calmer during day.
I personally loved BBB, for me it was chance to feel like a princess, I grew up w clueless mom in makeup dept, and still can't put makeup on to save my life. Yes I could prob go to Spa and get same feeling but there is just something that calls to me about bbb.

I personally like trex cafe and can take or leave rainforest cafe. ( I live in state of none). I guess I look at it this way I can go to Chicago or Detroit for rain forest but only 2 trex in USA.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #154
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Pop century Tie Dye Cheesecake
Totally agree. Actually taking a shot of straight food coloring would have been preferable; at least there would have been fewer calories in that.

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Zebra Domes... ick
Yep. They are not horrible, but I do not get the hype.

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I love watching little girls rock the second and third day of a BBB hairdo. They start to look like tiny demented killer ballerinas, and it's absolutely adorable.
I heart you for this!


Other hyped things I can't understand:

Le Cellier. Seriously, what is so great about this one? And they keep feeding the hype by "upping" the credits and such.

Chef Mickeys. Blech.

Fantasmic. I have seen it many times, and still cannot understand the crowds. It's a dream, I get it, but still it is too disjointed and doesn't satisfy for the time investment you have to make to see it.

HBD's Grapefruit Cake.

Cinderella's Royal Table. This one mystifies me. I guess it gets a little credit for being inside the castle, but still... the food is subpar, the couple of times we've gone in recent years (someone else's idea each time) the service has been bad, and overall it is a waste of resources - both time and money - to me.



I actually like Dole Whip and Soarin, so those don't make my list.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:53 AM   #155
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I love watching little girls rock the second and third day of a BBB hairdo. They start to look like tiny demented killer ballerinas, and it's absolutely adorable.
Okay, not only did I laugh out loud at this, I actually snorted! (This is extra embarrassing because I'm sneaking a few minutes on the DIS on my iPad at work - thank goodness everyone is in a meeting and no one witnessed my inelegant snort!)

"Tiny demented killer ballerinas" - what a hoot!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:56 AM   #156
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Turkey Legs for me as well.. they just look gross and people eating them tend to look like cannibals. (They don't sell these in WDW, but I feel the same way about people who pay $6 for a giant pickle and eat that while walking around)
They don't sell turkey legs in the Magic Kingdom? Now, I may have been in a tryptophan-induced haze, but I thought this picture was taken in the MK, somewhere around the landing to go to Tom Sawyer's Island. That would be me tearing into my very first gorgeous smoked turkey leg. I should note that just prior to that picture being taken, my friend's 14 year old son tried to move in on that bird and I dang near snatched him bald.
It should also be noted that the boy's mom is a serious vegetarian who said she was tempted by the wonderful aroma of the smoked turkey. There was nothing "slimey" or gross about it. Just a man and a turkey leg. I can't make the connection between a turkey leg and cannibalism, so you're on your own there.

But honestly, I thought I was in MK when I was chowing
on that bird. Perhaps some of the more experienced Disers can tell mewhere I really am in thispicture.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:02 PM   #157
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They don't sell turkey legs in the Magic Kingdom? Now, I may have been in a tryptophan-induced haze, but I thought this picture was taken in the MK, somewhere around the landing to go to Tom Sawyer's Island. That would be me tearing into my very first gorgeous smoked turkey leg. I should note that just prior to that picture being taken, my friend's 14 year old son tried to move in on that bird and I dang near snatched him bald.

It should also be noted that the boy's mom is a serious vegetarian who said she was tempted by the wonderful aroma of the smoked turkey. There was nothing "slimey" or gross about it. Just a man and a turkey leg. I can't make the connection between a turkey leg and cannibalism, so you're on your own there.

But honestly, I thought I was in MK when I was chowing
on that bird. Perhaps some of the more experienced Disers can tell mewhere I really am in thispicture.
I think the previous poster was referring to the giant pickle not being sold at WDW, not the turkey legs.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:02 PM   #158
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They don't sell turkey legs in the Magic Kingdom? Now, I may have been in a tryptophan-induced haze, but I thought this picture was taken in the MK, somewhere around the landing to go to Tom Sawyer's Island. That would be me tearing into my very first gorgeous smoked turkey leg. I should note that just prior to that picture being taken, my friend's 14 year old son tried to move in on that bird and I dang near snatched him bald.

It should also be noted that the boy's mom is a serious vegetarian who said she was tempted by the wonderful aroma of the smoked turkey. There was nothing "slimey" or gross about it. Just a man and a turkey leg. I can't make the connection between a turkey leg and cannibalism, so you're on your own there.

But honestly, I thought I was in MK when I was chowing
on that bird. Perhaps some of the more experienced Disers can tell mewhere I really am in thispicture.
I think Chuckers meant the pickles, not the turkey legs
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:08 PM   #159
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Actually, I didn't realize Earl of Sandwich was a chain until recently. I've since seen them at the Chesapeake House on I-95 in Maryland and at PHL airport. Its one of the best values at Downtown Disney.

Anyway, back to the OP question...

Most overrated:

Food: Zebra Domes at Boma. I've tried them a few times; just not my taste. Now I don't bother. (Love Boma for both dinner and breakfast though!)

Attraction: Peter Pan - For the life of me, I don't get the lines it generates. Its OK, but not worth the time (and I've got better things to do with FPs)

Nighttime show: MSEP. Not to say I think its overrated, but I preferred Spectromagic.

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:16 PM   #160
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I have to agree with Turkey Legs although I wasn't aware a lot of people actually liked them. They smell amazing but don't taste that way...and I like meat!

Non-food I'd say any parade. They're so boring!
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #161
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Turkey kegs are sold in Frontierland, river side of park and giant pickles (not exactly giant) sold in small farmers market area in Liberty Square!

Though turkey legs are awful to eat, smell and look at... The pickles are extra cold and cheap!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:26 PM   #162
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I'll clarify a bit. I meant the most direct route from the entrance at the outside of the attraction to the load area/show area. For example, I don't need or want an interactive queue at HM. I want to just walk under the canopy, wait a minute or two for the doors to open, and then start the great attraction experience. I don't feel it adds to my WDW experience to have to weave back and forth through the interactive queue. That couple of minutes waiting for the doors to open was always plenty of time to view the tombstones by the door if I got bored.

I very much like the extra details and theming throughout the parks. In fact, sometimes I'll just spend time wandering through the parks soaking it all in. I don't mind the details walking from POC to HM. I just don't want to be slowed down getting into HM when I arrive.
My feelings exactly.

Themed queue: Great! Helps you to imagine you're in another world! (PotC, etc.)
Interactive queue: Waste of time and money, usually detracts from the experience. (Space Mountain, etc.)
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:43 PM   #163
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Dole whips and turkey legs...I just don't get it.

Well, not at the same time... yuck.
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Well, not at the same time... yuck.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #165
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Staying on site -- such a waste of $ IMO. I want freedom and space on my vacation. Being tied to someone else's transportation just doesn't work for me. And the rooms are tiny. EMH are a joke. Just not my thing I guess.
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I wasn't going to reply to this thread because I thought I was the only one in the world with this opinion. We always drive to Orlando, so we have access to a car throughout the trip. There are plenty of off-site hotels that are a lot cheaper and nicer than the value resorts. And driving to the parks is so much easier than waiting for busses to the values and moderates. If we could afford to stay in deluxes each time, we would. Until then, I'd rather save the $$ for more trips to Disney World.

I also don't get Festival of the Lion King.

I have loved Duffy since he was first introduced a few years ago. I've always loved teddy bears, and Duffy is so cute and soft. My son got his book for Christmas. I don't get the ending where (spoiler) Minnie starts mass producing the bears. I feel like the book ends like this: "Minnie was smart, so she outsourced production to Bangladesh..."
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