Rides/attractions that you just don't "get"

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by LizzyS, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. LizzyS

    LizzyS DIS Veteran

    Sep 16, 2011
    I'm a huge MJ fan, so I love Captain EO, but I can certainly understand why others don't.
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  3. tanyaewa

    tanyaewa Just can't get enough!

    Jan 23, 2010
    Captain Eo.
    Mad hatters party
    Arcade under space mountain

    Everything else seems to make sense and enhance a visit.
  4. pharmama

    pharmama DIS Veteran

    May 6, 2012
    Its loooong gone from DLR anyway. But man did I love that show as a kid!! Listened to the record (yes, the vinyl kind) all the time at home! But agree that as an adult I'd probably find it cringe-worthy (never been to WDW...they still have it there right? Is it the same as the original DL version?).

    I'd say because kids today have no idea who the Swiss Family Robinson are but its not like most of them saw Tarzan either.... ;)

    There are rides that aren't my favorite but I'm having a hard time coming up with one that I can't at least enjoy through my children's eyes :)
  5. BirdsSingWords

    BirdsSingWords ...and the Flowers Croon

    May 28, 2013
    Even the stuff aimed at little ones is fun for me again now that I go with my nieces.

    But I don't get all the hoopla about Soarin. I thought, based on other people's feedback, that it would be a lot more awesome than it was.

    And you won't catch me paddling a canoe on a hot day, or ever. I can go to the gym to be tortured like that.
  6. sherilaine

    sherilaine DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    Yes, made for an interesting conversation after our first ride. Once the kids understood the "historical" context well then they enjoyed it more but it did raise questions - which I actually invited. I love it when my kids question things and often times the things they question are the things that just look wrong! :thumbsup2
  7. MRA5

    MRA5 Earning My Ears

    Feb 9, 2013
    Rodger rabit...i just dont get the crowds for it. I never really cared for the movie either tho
  8. bethwc101

    bethwc101 Mouseketeer

    May 7, 2012
    Captain EO but then again i never saw it in the 80s and the only time ive seen it was after a 10 hour drive then staying awake all night in like for leap day then refusing to sleep and seeing captsin eo on our 30 something hour of no sleep. i wonder if it would have made more sense if my brain were on.
  9. wdwmoose

    wdwmoose DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2004
    I don't get IASW. I can appreciate the history of it, but that doesn't mean I ever want to step foot (boat?) in the ride ever again.
  10. jfk4

    jfk4 Earning My Ears

    Mar 8, 2011
    The ride I don't really get is Toy Story Midway Mania. It's fun, but it is basically just a series of video games. I'll ride it during Magic Mornings, but I can't imagine waiting for more than a few minutes to experience it.
  11. Luv Bunnies

    Luv Bunnies DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2006
    Canal Boats. Cute, but kind of boring and rinky-dink. I can see the appeal for young kids, but I'd rather spend my time on the big stuff.
  12. spellhex

    spellhex Mouseketeer

    Jul 1, 2005
    I don't get parades at all. They're boring, the songs are repetitive, and they block off one part of the park from the other.

    I also don't understand the Animation Building; it's fun for a quick walk-through, but I'd never spend more than 15 or 20 minutes there. It's like Innoventions for me; stuff I could easily do at home.

    I'm also not a fan of Jack Sparrow/politically correct Pirates of the Caribbean. Give me the pirates chasing the women, a smoke-free fortress room, and a ride bookended by skeleton-filled pirate caverns. Jack Sparrow lessens the ride.

    Finally, for something I love that a lot of people tend to dislike: it's a small world. It's not a Disneyland vacation until I ride it; the song, the animatronics, and seeing the different cultures is just wonderful.
  13. mamaCta

    mamaCta DIS Veteran

    Feb 24, 2013
    The Lincoln thing does nothing for me, but I'm Cdn so you can take that with a grain of salt. :)
  14. Jkpark

    Jkpark DIS Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
    Storybook Land Canal Boats - I honestly walk by those in line feeling bad that 2 minutes in they will be begging to get off. Same for Nemo. Also not a fan of Roger Rabbit - but appreciate him having a ride in Toon Town.
  15. Disneylandfan1

    Disneylandfan1 Mouseketeer

    Dec 12, 2010
    The ride I don't get is Grizzly River Run. I understand that people want to cool off on a hot day with a water ride, but I just don't see the thrill on this one. It's very pretty, with the water falls and flowing river. I enjoy standing on the bridge, watching people float by and taking pictures of my family on the ride, but I don't care to ride it. Now I admit I'm not a huge fan of getting soaked. However, I love Splash Mountain and will always ride that every chance I get, regardless of how wet I get because that ride is amazing. I just don't get GRR.

    We love Autopia, but what I don't get is the poor quality stinky cars. It's pretty frustrating to wait in that long line only to get a car that dies every 60 seconds. Why not upgrade?
  16. alex881

    alex881 Mouseketeer

    Oct 24, 2012
    Tiki room. Only ride we have ever walked out of (though I would on Nemo subs if possible). We just don't get the tiki room at all. It was awful. If sooner do captain EO then that again.
  17. Priory

    Priory DIS Veteran

    Sep 25, 2010
    I agree Tiki Room is an awful ride. As a show however, I love it.
  18. aan1701

    aan1701 DIS Veteran

    Aug 26, 2005
    I am not a fan if the Parades except the electrical parade. Also one I have not seen mentioned. World Of Color. I don't like shows that have no story. It's just a bunch of things thrown together at random. Boring.

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  19. tdhickey

    tdhickey DIS Veteran

    Jan 16, 2013
    To me Innoventions has been the key "stinker" of an exhibit for some time, it just doesn't fit.
  20. Freesia123

    Freesia123 DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2013
    I don't get world of color either. If I have to see it again, I think I'll bring a pillow so I can nap.
  21. Pinocchio #1 Fan

    Pinocchio #1 Fan Believer in the power of Hakuna Matata!

    Apr 11, 2010
    I might be in the minority, but I don't get the Tower of Terror. I don't see the point of waiting 45 minutes for about a minute of being bounced up and down. My wife and niece love it, so I let them go together while I relax.

    I also have never enjoied the Grizzly Rapids, but then I dislike "rapids" type rides anywhere.

    On the flip side, the things I disliked as a young man: IASW, Tiki Room, the Fantasyland dark rides, are things I started to really treasure about the time I turned 35. Anything that is more/less the same as it was when I was growing up always brings me to a place in my childhood with people who are long gone. The awesome part is the same ride will bring me to different places with each ride, depending on the time of year or the weather. Thats one of the reasons I am sad every time they take something out or massively change something that had been there a very long time, as people won't experience those things anymore on that ride. To me, that's the most awesome magic Walt Disney ever worked. He created a place where memories can be preserved by revisiting things you remember from childhood.

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