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Old 02-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Rank the parks

Rank the parks from favorite to not so favorite...
For me this list has changed many times over the years but after my last trip this is how I rank them (as a 23 year old thrill rider)
Hollywood Studios
Magic Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
How do you rank them?
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #5
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #6
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Hard for me to rank because I truly love them all...but I'll rank them based on which ones I'm the most excited to go to on our second visit, based on our first visit...

1. EPCOT (the undisputed #1 for us)
2. AK
3. HS
4. MK

Don't get me wrong, we LOVE MK, but we are also DLR AP holders, so MK is pretty familiar to us compared to the other parks. Although I'm excited to see the new parts of Fantasyland...
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:21 PM   #7
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #9
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1. Epcot
2. Magic Kingdom
3. DHS
4. Animal Kingdom
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #10
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I'll also give them Olympics style scores.

1.Epcot 8.4
2.MK 8.2
3.DHS 7.4
4.AK 6.9

As you can see I feel there's plenty of work to be done to all 4 parks before any of them gets over a 9 score,Epcot needs several new additions to some seriously old,worn out attractions in Future World,World Showcase can also use a new country or two and if it wasn't for the festivals at Epcot it's possible I would have Epcot as my number three park.MK is very classic and nothing will ever take away from the appeal of Main Street USA and the other classic attractions so at least for me this park will never drop below second favorite.The new Fantasyland was OK but I wasn't overly impressed,since the seven dwarves coaster has yet to open I'm sure that it will raise my ranking of the park at least one percentage point.I personally love the theme of DHS along with the thrill rides but the park just has too many old,tired attractions and shows and I've never been a fan of Fantasmic.AK will probably have to have major changes for it to get out of the fourth spot,I'm just not a fan of the theme or atmosphere overall,there's no main street with shops like in the other parks,for example I've always thought the entrance to the park although nice just doesn't have a Disney feel,it really feels like a zoo to me,if they would have put a village style area with shops and places to eat it would have just changed the feel of the park for me.If and when they do finish Avatar and it's a greatly themed area with good rides then I will enjoy the park more,I know the park has good attractions you don't find in zoos like Everest which is a very good attraction,I just think the layout and atmosphere does have a zoo feel along with that the park rarely opens after dark just makes it my least favorite park.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #11
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#1 MK
#2 Epcot
#3 HS
#4 AK
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by katyj26 View Post
Rank the parks from favorite to not so favorite...
For me this list has changed many times over the years but after my last trip this is how I rank them (as a 23 year old thrill rider)
Hollywood Studios
Magic Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
How do you rank them?
We are very similar. It changed after our first year, and our picks are very close to yours:

After our first ever visit 2010:
Magic Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
Hollywood Studios

After our 2nd and 3rd visit, 2011, and 2012:
Magic Kingdom
Hollywood Studios (a very close 2nd to MK)
Animal Kingdom

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #13
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Way down the list...

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #14
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Magic Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
Hollywood Studios

That is the list for the REST of my family.

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