Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by LizzyS, Jun 8, 2013.
It's Tough to be a Bug is one of our faves.
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I think I have to agree with a lot of the earlier posts:
Nemo (stinks in the subs)
Buzz Lightyear (lasers never work for me)
Canoes (I am at DL for fun - not a workout)
Matterhorn (the new bobsleds don't work for me)
My wife and I are spoiled as Premium APs, so we go when we want a change of scenery. We'll hit the train to New Orleans Square, hit HM and POTC and then go home.
For those that just call out Soarin', are you talking about the DCA one the one in FL? We LOVE Soarin' Over California!
To be honest, I was disappointed in the screen/image quality with Soarin', though I did really like it.
It also isn't very cool if you get the 3rd row instead of the 1st row. In the 3rd row, you can see the bottom of the projection screen and you can see the dangling feet of the people in row 2, so it ruins the immersion.
This is what I said...does anyone know if it has deteriorated in some way over time or was I just remembering it too fondly?
That's where I was!
Gotta agree with everyone on Finding Nemo. This ride is completely over hyped. The first time we went on it, we waited almost a hour. We all came off the ride completely unimpressed. It is not worth an hour wait. It's not worth a 20 minute wait. We went on a second time when it was a 5 minute wait, and found the ride much more enjoyable. It's amazing how much wait time can change your opinion. I will never go on Finding Nemo for more than a 15 minute wait.
I don't like California Screamin' or Tower of Terror either, but that's more me not liking big thrill rides rather than me not "getting" them.
I'm otherwise satisfied with all the rides. It's the nostalgia in me. Disneyland can barely do wrong in my eyes.
I don't think it's deteriorated. We just all bought High Def tvs in the last ten years, so we're spoiled. We're used to NEW technology and Soarin' is old tech.
It just needs a new HD movie.
I think my issue with Soarin' (and this was in February of this year) is that there were spots in the picture in the bottom, right hand side of the screen. They were there no matter what scene was on the screen, but as someone mentioned earlier, I WAS in the third row!
Very clever assessment...I would not have thought of it but I'm sure you're correct!
We were lucky enough that the first day we saw that it we were on the first row. Absolutely loved it. my 6 year old asked to ride it again a few days later since she love the ride. This time we were in the third row and it was so odd seeing the dangling feet. It really took away from the ride.
I've read that Soarin will be getting a new movie..Soarin Over the Horizon I think? in the next couple years.
The rumor that I read -- and I think it was the ever-present rumor mill MiceAge that circulated it, even as far back as a few years ago -- was that the new film is going to be Soarin' the World or Soarin' Over the World, set up in time for Disneyland's 60th anniversary in 2 years. The footage is yet to be filmed, but will supposedly happen soon.
Of course, none of this is official news until Disney says it is. Maybe it is something that they will speak about at the upcoming D23 Expo?
I just find it interesting that Disney wants to hang on to the California theme of DCA (however loosely) and strip away one major element that is a visual celebration of California (Soarin'). The "World" theme fits with WDW much better than it would in DCA, I think.
That is the lamest ride ever - especially lame considering Disney was building a whole new land and could have put any kind of a ride in that space. When the giant beach balls were there, it was just as lame, and slightly off-putting as people would hog the balls causing irritation to other guests. Without the balls, its just a complete waste of time in an utterly long line.
There are some rides at Disney that I like more than others, but most of them, I enjoy. I actually HATE Luigi's. (Sorry!)
Nemo is another one I will never ride again. Boring and a waste of the awesome subs.
It is funny how people think differently. I LOVE Luigi's. I find it so Fun. I can always get my tire moving really fast and I have a blast.
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I'm not sure there's any ride I don't get. There are some I don't enjoy but I can still see why they appeal to other people. If you don't have a bad back and a fear of snakes, Indy is probably great. If open air roller coasters don't make you yark, CA Screamin is probably awesome. I don't like them but I see the appeal for others.
I think the only thing I cannot really understand why people love it is the Aladdin show, which people seem to think is amazing and I found to be truly dreadful. Between the line and the show, I wanted my 90 minutes back. But hey, it's a huge time suck and it keeps all those people off the rides for a chunk of time, so that's a bonus.
I am so with you with Aladdin. I absolutely hated it. I saw it right after it opened and I was never happier to leave a theater than after that show. Ugh it stunk. I think the only bigger stinkers I have seen Disney do is Light Magic and Toy Story on the ships
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You are the only person on this site ever to agree with me. You're my new favorite.
Toy Story on the ship was awful!
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