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Old 06-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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What's your favorite attraction found only in DL or DCA?

Going for the first time to DL and DCA next month. We are WDW vets and want to know what your favorite attractions are that are found only in California (and don't say pirates of the Caribbean because it's different- I mean totally unique attractions)
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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Going for the first time to DL and DCA next month. We are WDW vets and want to know what your favorite attractions are that are found only in California (and don't say pirates of the Caribbean because it's different- I mean totally unique attractions)
I love California Screamin' at DCA but its just a roller coaster. I also enjoy Indiana Jones and Buzz Lightyear Astroblasters and of course there's the Matterhorn.

There's the new show Mickey and the Magical Map. I've heard its good. I'll find out for myself when I go in a couple of weeks.

Have a great time!!
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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Radiator Springs Racers in DCA. Also really enjoy the Aladdin show in the Hyperion theater at DCA.

Always have to ride Mr. Toad at DL, but I like Indiana Jones more.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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Sorry but you really should go on Pirates. I was born and raised going to DL and the first time I went on WDW and rode Pirates, I got off saying "Is that it?? Man, they really ruined that ride."

Having said that (if you include shows):
Radiator Springs Racer
Indiana Jones
Mr. Toad
California Screamin
Aladdin
Billy Hill and the Hillbillies
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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My family had a blast at the Animation building and learned to draw 3 disney characters. The draw a different character every 30 minutes or so. Its easy to miss if you are mainly looking for rides, and we found it thanks to Disboards. It was certainly one of my kids favorite memories (DS 8, and DD 7)
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:12 AM   #6
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Disneyland
Indiana Jones
Alice
Mr. Toad
Snow White
Matterhorn
Even Pinocchio

Although I'm tempted to list Space Mt and Pirates for their vast superiority.

DCA

Radiator Springs Racers!!!
Grizzly River (ya its similar to Kali, but doesn't have weird burnt/devastated forest thing going on)
I really like Monster's Inc too.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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It was Indiana Jones...but now that I have ridden Radiator Springs racers, it's a toss up!!!! My thought on RSR before riding it was- eh...it's just their version of Test Track. My thought after was "WOW!"

In my opinion, Aladdin at DCA is superior to any of the WDW stage shows. We really enjoyed the new Mickey and the Magical Map show and also the new Rapunzel show over by the Princess meet and greet. World of Color is great, but it is a bit of a hassle, and we always are sure to get the rail in the wet zone. If, I wasn't up front, I'm not sure I have the same opinion because I'm short and would only be able to see the back of the person standing in front of me. The show is fantastic..the watching area is awful. Honestly, I wish they would just make everyone sit on the ground in the watching area instead of making everyone stand, I think everyone could see that way.

I'm also pretty fond of the Monster's Inc. Ride...and Alice...and the Nemo subs... and I know you said not POTC, but it really is so much better WDW's.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:13 PM   #8
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Mr Toad! Where else can you get a lesson on drunk driving and be sent straight to hell? It's the most random kid's attraction ever :D
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:43 PM   #9
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I love these responses I am getting soooo excited! If being at disneyland gives me half of the joy I get from being at magic kingdom I am going to be so happy!
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:44 PM   #10
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Check out this great sticky DL for WDW vets, by DL guru Hydroguy

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1162599
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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DCA - Radiator Springs Racers, Monsters, Inc. (Maters Junkyard Jamboree)

DL - Indy, Mr. Toad (Alice)

I'm trying to narrow my list down but I'd include Aladdin and F! because it's SOOOO much better at DL.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #12
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Indy. It's truly amazing! Well worth the wait.

World of Color is my new favorite as well.

Don't discount Pirates or Space. While they have the same name they seem like different rides entirely.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:07 PM   #13
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Indiana Jones. It remains the single best attraction I've ridden anywhere, ever.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:30 PM   #14
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Radiator Springs Racers in DCA.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:44 PM   #15
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For me...

DLR:
-Matterhorn
-Indy Jones
-Mr. Toad
-Storybook Canal (not a big ride, but cute)

DCA:
-Radiator Springs Racers
-Mad T Party (not a show or ride, but still fun)
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