Old town whats it like?

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by Steph&katie, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Steph&katie

    Steph&katie Best friends are going to Disney!

    Feb 22, 2011
    Be been to old town a few times however not in the past couple years and I want to know has it changed? Is the skycoaster still there? Is it expensive for fun spot and old town.
    What shops are there? No website links please thankyou!!
  2. MrsJD

    MrsJD Boat...I saw a boat...

    Sep 23, 2008
    I was there once, in 2010. I thought it felt like a dirty old carnival. Got the stoner vibe from the whole area. Myabe it was just me, but I really didn't like anything about it.
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  4. Kay1

    Kay1 <font color=red>Check out Ricki's hidden Mickey!<b

    Aug 30, 1999
    A lot of people like the vintage car shows. The rides are pretty expensive. Have fun if you go.

  5. isla bonita

    isla bonita DIS Veteran

    Oct 18, 2004
    It is an adventure or it was for us.

    Very different from the other parks. A bit darker but very interesting. We had a great time. Enjoyed the bikes on display.
  6. disneysplash

    disneysplash Mouseketeer

    Nov 29, 2009
    Was there a couple of weeks ago so DD could do the zipline. I would avoid going again. Did not seem like a safe place at night.
  7. Bella the Ball 360

    Bella the Ball 360 Keyboarding is not my thing excuse typos.<br><font

    Jun 30, 2003
    In a word, gross and smelly. We went once and the smell of booze wafting from the bars was enough for me. It is not a great place IMHO.
  8. sara mom

    sara mom Mouseketeer

    Oct 24, 2011
    This about sums it up from what we experienced in Nov of 2011.
  9. mmackeymouse

    mmackeymouse DIS Veteran

    Jul 15, 2008
    Sad to hear. Old Town was a staple of ours when I was much younger, and we stayed off site. Always loved going and seeing the taffy made, looking around the general store, and riding to the top of the ferris wheel and seeing Disney in the distance. It was good, clean, relatively cheap fun.

    It's been almost 15 years since we stayed off site, and we are pretty much locked in to Disney property or anything within walking distance. I always missed going to Old Town, as we made great memories there.

    Sounds like maybe it is better that all my memories of Old Town are of a better place and time.
  10. nepean

    nepean Mouseketeer

    Sep 23, 2000
    We were there in January and it appears once again to be on the upswing. There are new owners and they are changing things up. The bike night is gone since it was attracting problems. It was nicely decorated for Christmas which was new. There were new stores coming. I do hope it comes back it was getting bad. We like Checkers and Flippers pizza so do go a few times each trip but haven't stayed for long. The crowds are definately down for the car cruisev
  11. nichanda

    nichanda Mouseketeer

    Nov 18, 2011
    Me too mmackeymouse! We always used to go here when I was a kid. It's been about 12-15 years for me too. I loved the Taffy being made. That was what I went running to see when I went. I also remember hulla-hooping in a restarurant with my cousin to live music. Sounds odd now that I say it, but it was a ton of fun!

    What a shame it went downhill. It was a good old fashioned family area.
  12. disneysteve

    disneysteve DIS meet junkie

    Sep 29, 2002
    I think it is a fun place to spend an evening, especially on the weekend when the cruise nights are going on (if you're into cars at all). Flippers has good pizza. There are some unique stores that you won't find anywhere else. Rides for the kids. A decent go-kart track. Basically just good clean fun and you can easily kill a couple of hours and barely spend anything if you don't want to. Just walking through and browsing the shops can be entertaining.
  13. *love*2*shop

    *love*2*shop DIS Veteran

    Aug 6, 2005
    We were there in Feb 2012 ( so just a few months back) and we just kept driving.....Looked Dumpy to us .......

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