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Old 05-12-2011, 11:10 PM   #16
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I think everyone should experience all of it. However if you're short on time I would skip:

MK-Hall of Presidents, Bear Country Jamboree, CoP, Tom Sawyer Island, and Stitch's Great Escape

EPCOT-Universe of Energy

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Old 05-12-2011, 11:13 PM   #17
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I agree with the poster that said you shouldn't ask others what to skip. It is VERY personal. One family's least favorite is another's must see.

That being said - I have to say I think Soarin is AMAZING - We have been on it at least 20 times and EVERY time the room bursts into applause at the end of it (BTW My DH does not care for it due to a fear of heights - but he gets a beer while the rest of us ride it!)

So try ANYTHING that sounds fun to you - you never know what you will like!
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:16 PM   #18
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Why not just do them all (or most of them) and decide which ones are worth (or not) doing in the future? What is a good ride for one is sometimes not a good one for another.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:14 AM   #19
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There is no way anyone can let you know what you will or won't like. I have been reading the lists of what people say to skip, and I can tell you my wife and I have a "don't miss" list that looks like this:

Living With the Land
Hall of Presidents
Carousel of Progress
Great Movie Ride
Country Bear Jamboree
Journey into Imagination with Figment
Spaceship Earth
Sounds Dangerous
Small World(That's just me. My wife hates it)

Sure, we love a lot of the headliners, but to us, these are can't miss.
By contrast- here are a few rides we skipped on our last trip:

Splash Mountain
Tower of Terror
Rock and Roller Coaster
Kali Rapids
Star Tours was closed

Really, you should go on everything you see, and then you know what you like.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:17 AM   #20
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I say keep an open mind. Go on anything that sounds/looks interesting. Especially since it's your first trip. OMGosh, the best thing you can do is make sure you pass through all areas of every park (sometimes the sights alone are amazing) and pick a couple attractions that interest you most as you pass through!
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:55 AM   #21
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Magic Kingdom:
Magic Carpets of Alladdin
Enchanted Tiki Room
Mark Twain Riverboat
Country Bear Jamboree

World Showcase

Animal Kingdom:
TriceraTop Spin
Rafiki's Planet Watch (and the train ride that leads there)

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Sounds Dangerous
Backlot Tour
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:10 AM   #22
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Since there are a variety of rides that I would only recommend skipping with various qualifiers (long line, done it before, time in the day), I'm limiting this to the things that I would recommend skipping no matter what.

Magic Kingdom:
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Stitch's Great Escape
Astro Orbiter
Tomorrowland Speedway

Any of the world showcase movies, particularly Circlevision

Animal Kingdom:
Primeval Whirl
TriceraTop Spin
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:15 AM   #23
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The only thing I have ever really disliked is Stitch. And I REALLY didn't like it. That doesn't mean you won't though, like the others said it's personal.
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It is SO personal - it's hard to say - for example Primevil Whirl seems to be SO hated even by guidebooks. Well we avoided it our first two trips but then on our third, me and my middle dd rode it and it is hands down our favorite ride in Animal Kingdom! We ride it as much as we can, on our Jan trip they let us ride it three times without getting off (we got there at rope drop) and we could have continued but we were getting dizzy
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:20 AM   #25
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I wouldn't ever skip Ellen's Energy Adventure. However I am an Ellen fan and we like dinosaurs. It's a great place to rest late in the afternoon when you've had enough of walking and want to get out of the heat for a while.

Otherwise, I agree that it's best to try things for yourself. Some people even like the Stitch attraction so you never know.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:22 AM   #26
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I say try them all, but these are the ones I'll skip:

- Hall of Presidents
- Stitch's Great Escape
- Sounds Dangerous
- AI experience (I've never gone, have no desire to either)
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:26 AM   #27
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Nothing at WDW should be put on a 'must skip' list IMO. Well, except Journey Into Narnia... And really JIN is worth checking out to experience so you can wonder 1st hand how the heck that became a WDW attraction.

If you have limited time, than yes you might want to skip some things but it's tough for somebody else to say what you are going to like/dislike.

I really liked some things I know others hate and didn't care for a few attractions that I know others have at the top of their list. For example Hall of Presidents was just awesome for me and I would have been fine sitting through it a 2nd time in one day. PotC was a snooze and I wouldn't have wasted my time with a 2nd go round, but that said I would never say PotC should be skipped and will certainly do it again my next trip.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:58 AM   #28
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Journey Into Narnia...
I want to second this! It's just a bunch of clips from the movie and then you get to be in a museum of props. Unless you're really into the movies, or want to get out of the heat for a little bit, I don't see a reason to do it.

I think the previous posters are right about not skipping based on what others tell you. On the other hand, I can understand you wanting some opinions because I've been to Disney around 20 times in my lifetime and I have never, ever been able to do EVERYTHING. I don't think it would even be possible to do everything in one trip! Take your time, enjoy yourself, and ride everything that you can!
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:07 PM   #29
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The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse can be a treat at night...just be safe...it's dark and there are a lot of steps, but the views are amazing.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:21 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by maj42169 View Post
If it is still there, I say to skip the Drew Cary sounds dangerous in DHS. It was a total waste of time. You sit in a dark room and listen to sounds being played in various parts of the room. Not good!
I heard other sounds the last time we were there...... my DH snoring. We only went in to get out of the heat.
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