What are your "Must-Do's" for IOA?

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  1. nessz79

    nessz79 DIS Veteran

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    We are going up to US/IOA this Saturday. We are probably going to buy Express passes while we're there as we only have the 1 day for both parks and don't want to feel rushed (anniversary). We have been to US, but never to IOA. What are your must-do's for IOA? If you have the time :goodvibes , can you give a brief explanation of why?
     
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  3. Metro West

    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

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    My must do's are:

    1.) Dueling Dragons (both sides)

    2.) Hulk

    3.) Spiderman

    4.) Jurassic Park River Adventure (when it's warm enough)
     
  4. NashvilleTrio

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    Spiderman, Hulk, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Dueling Dragons, Posideon's Fury, Mythos for a meal and Cat in the Hat.

    If you have time (and a poncho), Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges, Rip Saw Falls and the water guns in Camp Jurassic are fun, but you'll get wet.

    You'd probably enjoy Dr. Doom's Fear Fall and the Sinbad show if you can fit them into your schedule.
     
  5. IndianaSPEED

    IndianaSPEED Earning My Ears

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    The Simpsons and Revenge of the Mummy rides are awesome. Don't forget about them!
     
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    LilMommyBug <font color=red>Is Definitely a Redhead<br><font

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    My must do's are:

    Simpsons
    ET
    Spiderman
    MIB
     
  7. damo

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    Those are some of my favourites too but they are at the Studios and OP wants your opinion on IOA. What are your favourites there?


    To me, a lot depends upon the weather. If it is warm I would make sure that I do all three of the water rides as well as Hulk, Dr. Doom, Spiderman, The Dragons and Cat in the Hat.

    A meal at Mythos is important!!!
     
  8. ky07

    ky07 <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=teal>

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    To me spiderman is a not to be missed cause its a awsome ride and then like the rest say the hulk , dueling dragons and then the water rides
     
  9. DeblovesPoohbear

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    The Hulk, Dueling Dragons, The Mummy!!!!
    Jurassic Park, Ripsaw Falls, Spiderman, MIB, Cat in the Hat
     
  10. nessz79

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    Thanks everyone!

    For Jurassic Park- that ride looks very cool. I'm wondering how wet you get. The weather on Saturday is supposed to be pleasant with highs around 80, but I don't want to get soaked...
     
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    You will be fine,just sit a couple rows back and in the middle!!:thumbsup2
     
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    ;)
     
  13. Metro West

    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

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    That's really tough one...how wet you get depends upon how many people are in the boat and where you are sitting. I've been on JPRA many times and sometimes I'm damp and sometimes I'm soaked.
     
  14. nessz79

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    Ok, thanks for the heads up!
     
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    On JP, it's a crap shoot. In the back you have a better chance of getting less wet than the front. No guarantees. On Ripsaw and Popeye, you get DRENCHED.
     
  16. nessz79

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    Maybe we'll save the ride for the afternoon. It's supposed to be around 80 as a high, so that's not terrible for a water ride. As long as we don't get wet to the underwear I'm happy ;)
     
  17. d4est

    d4est <font color=orange><b>The Tag Fairy is really Ghos

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    What are your "Must-Do's" for IOA?

    Everything!
     
  18. teresared

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    For my boys it's get someone to stand on the grate in "If I Ran the Zoo" so the quarantined creature will sneeze on the unsuspecting person. For me it's everything else!!!:love:
     
  19. BuckeyeGuy28

    BuckeyeGuy28 "Why So Serious"

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    In Order of Awesomeness:

    1.) Spider-Man
    2.) Hulk
    3.) Dueling Dragons Ice (in front)
    4.) Dueling Dragons Fire (in back)
    5.) Poseidon's Fury (maybe not now because the water vortex got shut off)
    6.) Jurassic Park
    7.) Cat in the Hat
    8.) Dudley Do-Right
    9.) One Fish Two Fish
    10.) Dr Doom
    11.) Popeye
    12.) High in the Sky Train Ride
    13.) Carousel
    14.) Storm Force

    Believe it or not, I've never been to Sinbad show!:scared1: I'm sure that's great, and I also haven't been to Mythos but me and my guys don't have time for sit-down eating!:laughing:

    Also, if you get there at rope-drop, rush over to the Pteranodon (spelling?) ride in Camp Jurassic. It's VERY fun, but it's pretty mild...sort of like my guilty pleasure...but if you don't go there first, you'll be faced with lines 75 minutes throughout the day and no Express pass
     
  20. macraven

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    not in any particular order:

    Dr Doom
    Spiderman
    Dueling Dragon
    Mystic Fountain
    Cat in the Hat
     
  21. Metro West

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    OK Mac...next trip you and I will do DD and HR3!
     

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