What do you miss most in the World?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by MyPrinceWillCome, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. MyPrinceWillCome

    MyPrinceWillCome Mouseketeer

    Jan 26, 2013
    If you could bring back any attraction, show, shop, etc. what would it be?

    Mine is kind of unique (I think.) I wish Engel Puppen was still at the Germany pavilion in Epcot. Engel Puppen was the brand of those dolls that you could have customized by picking their face, hair, eye color and outfit. It was run by Helmet Engel. I had my first Engel Puppen doll made in the late 90s. While there, my mom discussed with Mr. Engel a doll she had when she was a little girl in Sweden. Unfortunately, the doll's arms and legs had become extremely damaged over time. Mr. Engel told her he was returning soon to Germany for a visit, and if she would like to send him the doll, he would bring it to his factory in Germany and repair it. He gave her his address in Florida and she mailed him the doll when we returned home. Several months later the doll arrived back on our doorstep, repaired and wearing a new dress. :)

    When I visited WDW again a few years later with a friend, I had another doll made. I told Mr. Engel about how he had helped my mother. My mom called me that night and told me how she had received an email from Mr. Engel, saying hello, and telling her how I happy he was that I had come into the shop and about the doll I had made.

    Over the next decade, I had a doll made on each visit (each in a different princess costume) for a collection of 6 or 7 dolls, each signed by Mr. Engel. Then one day, Mr. Engel wasn't there. One of the employees said he was ill and had returned to Germany for treatment. I bought my last doll, the only one not signed by him. Sadly, he passed away not long after.

    Now Engel Puppen is no longer there -- it's a Kidcot station. I wish that even without Mr. Engel there, they had found a way to keep the doll shop open. I miss it. But I'm glad I was able to meet that amazing man, and have many beautiful dolls that he signed.
  2. LaurenT

    LaurenT DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    I would bring back Minnie's house.
    We have progressive pics of our DD year after year sitting on Minnie's living room chair and peeking in Minnie's fridge - would have been nice to continue the tradition until she was done growing....
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  4. eeyoresmom

    eeyoresmom Guest

    Tapestry of Nations parade at Epcot. Still get that song stuck in my head from time to time.
  5. BeerMe

    BeerMe DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2011
    That and the light box on the bridge to WS at Christmas.
  6. rock_doctor

    rock_doctor DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    Honestly, i would like to have the Contemporary game room back where is was on the first floor and to get rid of the store sucking up space on the grand concourse. That store is supposed to be where the game room is now. They took what was a nice space and ruined it. With the ugly redo of the first floor decor (a decade or more ago) and the store sucking up the grand concourse the Contemporary has to be the ugliest of all of the resorts. I like the outside but the inside...
  7. keishashadow

    keishashadow Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!

    Dec 30, 2004
    mr toad:goodvibes now have to head west to see him.

    arrabis shop in the castle @ MK, it had amazing selection of high quality goods. The other arrabis stores are ho-hum.
  8. pepe of ohio

    pepe of ohio DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2001
    Right there with you , we enjoyed the game room immensity back in the day, along with the Fiesta Fun Center, Pueblo Room and Monorail Club plus Coconino Cove....when they made those changes and tore down the north garden wing, CR lost our loyalty .....we moved on!!
  9. KristinAnne

    KristinAnne DIS Veteran

    Jan 27, 2008
    Absolutely agree with this. I just loved that parade!
  10. coachluver3

    coachluver3 Disneydooneyluver

    Aug 14, 2011
    Mr. Toad for sure.
  11. trishwal

    trishwal Convince me to take our family to Disneyland.

    Apr 8, 2012
    Just one? The original Journey into Imagination with Figment! My siblings and I were 10, 12, and 14 the first time we rode it in the early 80's yet we all were just LITTLE KIDS when it came to that ride - it was just so silly and happy!
  12. Sandy Fisher

    Sandy Fisher DIS Veteran

    Feb 2, 2001
    World of Motion in Future World/Epcot, the Skyway ride in MK, Tapestry of Nations parade in World Showcase. If I could only have one, it would be Tapestry.
    And I forgot that I'd really like the real Figment and Dreamfinder to come back too!
  13. kungaloosh22

    kungaloosh22 DIS Veteran

    May 25, 2008
    There are several things I miss, but to pick only one is easy - The Adventurer's Club.
  14. pigletto

    pigletto DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2007
    This would be mine as well.:)

    And OP that is a wonderful story about Mr Engel.
  15. trishwal

    trishwal Convince me to take our family to Disneyland.

    Apr 8, 2012
    And OP that is a wonderful story about Mr Engel.[/QUOTE]

    I didn't realize that there was such a magical artist in Epcot. Are there any others there currently? (not to hijack this thread)
  16. DisneyMagick2008

    DisneyMagick2008 Disney Veteran

    Mar 20, 2008
    Of course I will mention the common favorites: Horizons and World of Motion in EPCOT.

    Also from EPCOT I would love them to bring back Millenium Village (?) that they had when I was there in December 1999 that had some other countries represented or at least something like it.
  17. Gaston77

    Gaston77 Earning My Ears

    Aug 15, 2012
    I really miss The Kitchen Kabaret.I used to love that show when i was a kid used to have all the stuffed animal dolls.
  18. jdcthree

    jdcthree DIS Veteran

    Nov 6, 2007
    SpectroMagic. If it doesn't come back soon, I'm going to cry. Seriously.
  19. Rosanne

    Rosanne DIS Veteran

    Jan 3, 2009
    I miss this show so much too. I took my oldest to it when she was almost two and were so disappointed when it wasn't there the next time. :(

    I'd love them to bring it back exactly as it was. It was hilarious.
  20. Jenntx

    Jenntx Mouseketeer

    Jan 1, 2013
    We would love for them to find a place at WDW for Mickey and Minnie's homes. When my boys were little they loved seeing where they lived. My youngest has never seen them because they were gone last summer for his first trip. Wish they'd come back.
  21. toy

    toy Mouseketeer

    Nov 9, 2006
    I think my husband would cry right along with you. :rotfl: He was so upset about that parade.

    I would like to have Mickey and Minnie's houses back. My daughter absolutely loved looking in the kitchen.

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