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Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by peanut1967, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

    Nov 20, 2008
    Fitness centres at the resorts. My goodness don't you get enough excersise around the parks lol. I am severely disabled now but when I was more able bodied I would be exhausted after a day walking around the parks! I can't imagine needing a gym!

    And the joggers.... With sweat pouring off them in 90 degree heat...
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  3. kevschickee

    kevschickee DIS Veteran

    Mar 16, 2007
    I'm with ya sistah lol
  4. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

    Nov 20, 2008
    Lol one day DW told me off for saying to one jogger loosing their own body weight in sweat 'grab a towel , sit with your family you are on vacation! ' .
  5. cygnusx1jg

    cygnusx1jg Mouseketeer

    Apr 5, 2013
    Some questions and comments:

    Never tried a turkey leg, but doesn't the tryptophan make you tired, which is the last thing I want being at the parks?

    Dole whips are wonderful---if you can get something similar locally, then I'm jealous.

    They need to do something with all that open space in Epcot.

    Get the FP and try to get row1 for Soarin so you won't see feet dangling--I think it's a great attraction.

    Lastly, do those people raggin' on Finding Nemo-the Musical have no soul? I'm a 45 year old male and I tear up every time I see that superb show.
  6. World Showcaser

    World Showcaser DIS Veteran

    Jul 12, 2011
    That's what I was thinking too. :goodvibes Finding Nemo is my favourite show in all the parks. I think it's just beautiful and the amount of work those performers do during a single show is incredible. And the music is wonderful too.
  7. shalom

    shalom DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2010
    They're addicts. But at least they're addicted to something that's usually healthy. :p

    I don't get the raves on Disney food in general. I've got a friend who puts the most avid fan on the Dis Dining board to shame, so maybe there aren't that many people going on about how authentic the food is and how excellent and high quality the ingredients, but I'd sure heard it a lot. In my personal experience Disney does a great job for a theme park in offering a good variety of food, tolerably well prepared. But at the same time it's highly processed, mostly inauthentic if ethnic, and packed with fat and sugar to make up for the fact that it's been prepared ahead of time/is made with powdered eggs/whatever.

    I enjoy Mickey ice cream bars, but I also recognize that they taste like the cheap ice cream bars available locally. It's the shape that makes them fun, not the excellent quality of the ingredients. :mickeybar

    I like Dole Whip, but I'm not surprised a lot of people don't. The first time I tasted one, my brain, which is highly familiar with pineapple in a myriad of dishes, couldn't figure out what it was supposed to taste like for a bite or two! I don't know what all is in there, but a fair percentage of it is stuff my body doesn't recognize as food. :upsidedow Once my brain figured out, "Oh, this is supposed to taste like pineapple," that's what it's tasted like ever since, but that first bite was Not Pleasant. :sad2:

    I love the resorts and the parks, but don't get the whole "immersed in the magic" thing. The very thought of being trapped in WDW without a car makes me claustrophobic. After a few days of All Disney, All the Time, I think I'd be gasping for air. :teeth:
  8. BlueStarryHat

    BlueStarryHat <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/mag

    Apr 23, 2013
    Duffy. Don't like him, and not ashamed to admit it.
  9. jojomoore

    jojomoore DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2009
    1900 fare dinner- food and character experience were not good - we were seated in a very crowded and loud side room.

    Tusker House breakfast- characters were good - food and atmosphere was not.
  10. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

    Nov 20, 2008
    Ok we flew 5,000 miles from UK to Orlando. We are here now at Kidani Village which is lovely. We raced into MK to try the 'amazing magical not to be missed dole whip' . Naaaaa don't get it lol. DW said it was nice but nothing to set off fireworks. I didn't even like it. We had orange. Maybe I need to try pineapple to get the full hit...
  11. CatelynnMarie

    CatelynnMarie Mouseketeer

    Aug 6, 2011
    The face characters :yo-yo:
    I'm not sure if it's just me, but I just feel so awkward around them.
    Whenever i've been in line for photos/ autographs I just feel so, derp and all over the place. They always are obviously in character and start a small conversation with you, but I never know how to reply to them without sounding all :crazy:
  12. Karbase8

    Karbase8 DIS Veteran

    Apr 8, 2011
    This thread is really entertaining and funny:rotfl: And I am wondering if some of the posters even like Disney at all. Having said that my list would be

    Le Cellier- didnt get it the soup was ok, bread was ok and steak was ok thank god went to lunch when it was 1TS.

    TSM- As others have said it's a cute ride but I have been nearly tackled getting to the ride in the morning a grandmother left her grandchild sprawled out hurt on the ground runnng to the ride. To me it's not much different to Buzz.

    Disney Food- it's mediocre for me but for a theme park I guess it exceeds expectations at all the variety and options

    I am saddened for the hate of IASW, it is an annoying song but that ride in particular I am just in awe of the creativity, the length of the ride and it's a classic, similar to Peter Pan nostalgia for me

    Epcot and AK- It took me several several trips to appreciate the beauty of both parks
  13. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

    Jun 11, 2000
    The orange is not a Dole Whip. You had a Citrus Swirl (which my DH likes better than Dole WShip...I hate them both). The Dole Whip is the pineapple flavored soft serve.
  14. Robbi

    Robbi DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
    Dole Whip-bleh, I, like you had read about them here on the DIS. We each got one( DH,DD, and her BF). I took 2 tastes and threw it into the garbage can. It was nasty. Not liking the taste of something is not weird for me as I'm very particular but my husband loves to try different foods and he ended up throwing his away too.
  15. victoriavictorious

    victoriavictorious Earning My Ears

    May 8, 2013
    Mission Space. I could take it or leave it. I've never been on the tame version of it, but the regular version left much to be desired. I guess I just expected too much due to all the warnings.
  16. girlb4amirror

    girlb4amirror Mouseketeer

    Mar 14, 2013
    TSM - I like Buzz better! I don't normally get motion sick, but I don't like how TSM spins between sections.
  17. capegirl

    capegirl DIS Veteran

    Jan 1, 2003
    I'm lovin' this thread...very entertaining.

    I would have to agree with others about TSM..cute but so not worth the madness, and I feel the same way about parades.

    Lobster rolls, and clam chowder at the Columbia Harbor House. I read so many positive reviews about these items this New England girl had to give them a try. UGH!!! The lobster roll was sad, and the chowder tasted like a bowl of smoked bacon.

    Sorry, but I will have to add character meals to my list. I've had too many awkward moments of silence when my kids suddenly zip their lips, and say nothing when the characters appear at the table, leaving me to chit chat with Mary Poppins, the Mad Hatter, etc, etc.... I just want to eat in peace.
  18. Bagheera23608

    Bagheera23608 Bagheera23608

    Apr 9, 2009
    Dole Whip - not my cuppa

    The Little Nemo show in AK - I was so excited to see it and it just didn't do anything for me. It was very pretty, but the actor (or actress) who played Nemo....maybe they were just having a rough day, but their voice was AWFUL. Fingernails on chalk board bad. I dunno if I want to try it again.....
  19. noahdove

    noahdove DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2007
    There's not much I don't like at Disney...I love the Characters...and this August I will be standing in line to see every character with my 2 friends...watching parades, Wishes, shows rides and food...One thing that does bother me tho is when there are small children needing a nap and the parents are gung ho on staying....
  20. Chickkypoo

    Chickkypoo DIS Veteran

    Aug 25, 2004
    For me it's turkey legs, parades and Duffy.
  21. samacita

    samacita Mouseketeer

    Jan 19, 2013
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