- Dec 9, 2014
This is tough because I think a lot of things at the parks retain a good deal of popularity or they would be replaced.
No hidden gem rides I can think of. With rides the converse question would be easier to answer: Is there anything that is popular at the parks that you can easily bypass with minimal regret? (I'm looking at you Haunted Mansion)
HM is probably my biggest disappointment at Disney World. I rode it as a kid back in the 1970's and enjoyed it, then again recently when I started going to DW again for Marathon Weekend. I love dark rides, and it was a pretty good attraction for the 70's, but it hasn't stood up over time and the effects are very dated for 2017. Not to mention that it's a confused mishmash of elements with no coherent theme (a consequence of the design process, if you've read the history of the attraction). I wish they'd update it. Imagine what could be done with 21st century tech.