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Old 05-28-2013, 05:14 AM   #751
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California Grill. The food quality is poor and the tables are so close together. The acoustics of the room make having a conversation, let alone ordering food, impossible. I don't mind paying for a signature if the atmosphere is relaxing and the food is good, but wow, what a disappointment!
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:27 AM   #752
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Dole whips and turkey legs...I just don't get it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:41 AM   #753
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:25 AM   #754
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I've never understood why many prefer Disney's magical express and Disney transportation over renting a car (outside of saving $). Renting a car in Orlando is affordable and easy and driving around WDW is much quicker.
When I'm on vacation I don't want to drive. We never rent a car in Disney and have never had an issue.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #755
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When I'm on vacation I don't want to drive. We never rent a car in Disney and have never had an issue.
Same. I hate driving places I'm unfamiliar with. I can see how people would enjoy the freedom that comes with a rented car, but it's nothing but additional stress for me.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:39 AM   #756
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I've never understood why many prefer Disney's magical express and Disney transportation over renting a car (outside of saving $). Renting a car in Orlando is affordable and easy and driving around WDW is much quicker.
On the opposite end of the spectrum...I don't understand why people rent cars when it's not neccessary.

People rave about being able to drive themselves in unfamiliar territory, being able to get into a hot roasting car that has been sitting in the parking lot all day, having to shuttle from the parking lot to the park/resort entrance, instead of being dropped off right out front...

No thank you. I don't mind Disney transportation and for the extra 20 - 30 minutes that might be saved by renting a car, I'd rather not. I'm on vacation, not in a race. It's ok to take time to smell the roses...

But, again, different strokes for different folks. We all do things differently...makes the world go 'round...
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I think most can agree with me on this...not sure what its called, but those stupid videos in line queues. If the park is dead and I want to go on a ride several times, do I really need to listen to Aerosmith babble?
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:54 AM   #758
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I think most can agree with me on this...not sure what its called, but those stupid videos in line queues. If the park is dead and I want to go on a ride several times, do I really need to listen to Aerosmith babble?
I'll have to disagree with you on this one. One of the things that sets WDW apart is that the rides are more than just rides... they tell a story (even the roller coasters). Sure, those of us who have ridden them a million times know the script by heart, but without them the rides would be just generic rides.
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I'll have to disagree with you on this one. One of the things that sets WDW apart is that the rides are more than just rides... they tell a story (even the roller coasters). Sure, those of us who have ridden them a million times know the script by heart, but without them the rides would be just generic rides.
Agreed! I have actually been during dead times when they just keep the doors open to the next room without making you stay for the video and I get sad.

I love hearing Phylicia Rashad (sp?) say "That's propietary" on Dinosaur, and my DD9 knows the whole Aerosmith spiel by heart, as do DH and I. That's part of the experience.
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Pin trading and Vinylmations...

I think they look cool; it's just not something I would spend loads of money on.
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Vinylmation and Illuminations.

My son loves both though he skipped vinylmation this time in favor of pin trading. He chose vinylmation mouse ears this time though.

As for Illuminations, it did not live up to the hype for me at all.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:39 AM   #762
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Pin trading and Vinylmations...

I think they look cool; it's just not something I would spend loads of money on.
I got sucked into the pin thing lately. Problem is, I like the ones I buy so I don't want to trade!
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Agreed! I have actually been during dead times when they just keep the doors open to the next room without making you stay for the video and I get sad.

I love hearing Phylicia Rashad (sp?) say "That's propietary" on Dinosaur, and my DD9 knows the whole Aerosmith spiel by heart, as do DH and I. That's part of the experience.
DBF is a fan of the Mission Space one, I will admit. Maybe it's just because we dislike Steven Tyler.
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Now it was the last day of our 8 day trip, we were exhausted, and only made it from the bus stop to the Lego store, but DH and I didn't love it. I won't say hate (or even not like) but we were not impressed. All the souvenirs we bought could have been bought in the parks.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #765
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