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    "I just don't get it!"



    Name something at WDW that everyone raves about but you just don't get what all the fuss is about.

    Here are two of mine:

    The Rainforest Cafe. With all the interesting places to eat at WDW, why go to a nationwide chain?

    The Peter Pan ride - I do like it, but it's very short and badly in need of rehab. I don't understand why people are willing to stand in line for an hour to get on this ride.


      
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    Mine are toy story mania in hs and buzz lightyear in mk. Neither are appealing to me.

    As far as resorts goes the GF is my least liked resorts.

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    Space Mountain. That ride hurts my back and I am afraid that I am going to get my head chopped off the entire time. I walk out of that ride needing to stretch because I have been scrunched over through the whole ride. The only good part is the beginning.

    Is the back ache problem happen to anyone else? I always figured it was because I am tall and I just don't fit right in the chair.



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    Re: "I just don't get it!"

    Quote Originally Posted by wbeci007 View Post
    Space Mountain. That ride hurts my back and I am afraid that I am going to get my head chopped off the entire time. I walk out of that ride needing to stretch because I have been scrunched over through the whole ride. The only good part is the beginning.

    Is the back ache problem happen to anyone else? I always figured it was because I am tall and I just don't fit right in the chair.
    It used to happen to me, and I'm short (5'2"). But after it was refurbished, it seemed better. I will be there next month and can't wait to try it out again. It's always been one of my favorites!

    I don't get "Duffy". What is his deal, anyway?


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    Re: "I just don't get it!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Freshee61 View Post
    Mine are toy story mania in hs and buzz lightyear in mk. Neither are appealing to me.

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    I agree with you on this one. The Toy Story stuff doesn't work for me. I love Peter Pan knowing it was Walt's vision. It's definately a kids ride. Some people lose appreciation of it as they get older but I'm still happy with it


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    Quote Originally Posted by kid@heart

    It used to happen to me, and I'm short (5'2"). But after it was refurbished, it seemed better. I will be there next month and can't wait to try it out again. It's always been one of my favorites!:
    when was is refurbished? I think the last time I went on the ride was spring or summer of 2011.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HannahLeigh
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    I don't think anyone really likes the Stitch ride. All those people in line must be first timers!

    And the Dole Whip is perfectly amazing!! Do you not like pineapple aka the best fruit ever created by God!!



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    Re: "I just don't get it!"

    Quote Originally Posted by wbeci007 View Post
    when was is refurbished? I think the last time I went on the ride was spring or summer of 2011.
    Oh, last I went on was June 2010, so I guess that doesn't help. I was refurbished in 2009.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kid@heart

    Oh, last I went on was June 2010, so I guess that doesn't help. I was refurbished in 2009.
    Thanks anyway! maybe I am just not meant to ride it!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by wbeci007

    And the Dole Whip is perfectly amazing!! Do you not like pineapple aka the best fruit ever created by God!!
    Haha, no. Actually, I don't eat any fruit. Never have, don't have a taste for it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HannahLeigh
    Dole Whip (prepares myself for the onslaught)
    I'm with you on that. I thought it was ok but really nothing special. I'd rather just have a pineapple juice.

    As for my "don't gets"...

    Mickey's Philharmagic - repetitive and boring (oh look - a water spray!).

    Most regular Disney restaurants - bland and generally poor quality.

    Pins - no idea what the attraction is!

    The street entertainers on Hollywood Boulevard at DHS. Just not funny.

    Character meets - why? I don't want to shatter the illusion but.....

    And finally - The Adventurers Club (sorry!). I never found it funny, I hate interaction and I'm not in the slightest bit worried that it closed.


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    Re: "I just don't get it!"

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    Character meets - why? I don't want to shatter the illusion but.....
    Character meets always put a smile on my face, and doubly so with the kid. But, I get your point of view. If I didn't have the kid, things like the character spot and the character meals would certainly be on my "don't do" list.

    However, this year she isn't nearly as into them as she was with previous years.

    The one thing people rave about that I don't get is Sourin'. I mean, it's ok...but certainly not worth the length of the wait, even with a fast pass.

    I also think Magic Memories and You is overrated, and I'm glad to hear they are revamping it. I like the concept, just don't like the show much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Winkster

    I'm with you on that. I thought it was ok but really nothing special. I'd rather just have a pineapple juice.

    As for my "don't gets"...

    Mickey's Philharmagic - repetitive and boring (oh look - a water spray!).

    Most regular Disney restaurants - bland and generally poor quality.

    Pins - no idea what the attraction is!

    The street entertainers on Hollywood Boulevard at DHS. Just not funny.

    Character meets - why? I don't want to shatter the illusion but.....

    And finally - The Adventurers Club (sorry!). I never found it funny, I hate interaction and I'm not in the slightest bit worried that it closed.
    I totally agree with you about the DHS street performers! I always run the other way when I see them.

    I don't like meeting characters, really. They still scare me a little. But I like having pictures of myself with them for my scrapbooks. Especially the villains.

    As far as pins go, they are less expensive and take up a lot less room than mugs.

    Regarding WDW restaurants, I have great restaurants back at home, but the Disney theming is what makes WDW restaurants special.

    Dole Whip in itself is not so special, but it's part of our Disney tradition, so it becomes special because it says we're in the MK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice
    As far as pins go, they are less expensive and take up a lot less room than mugs.
    But they're not that much cheaper (and mugs are functional - lol).

    I get buying pins to wear - that's fine - but the whole pin trading thing baffles me.

    You buy mugs to drink from as a daily reminder of the great time you had at WDW. Same with pins that you buy to wear. I don't get paying good money for something you're going to swap. And in doing the swap, you waste valuable park time!

    Then when you get home, you just hang the lanyard up somewhere - or worse, put it away for your next trip.

    I'd rather just buy the pin I want, wear it and save the hassle of trading.

    I'm a miserable old curmudgeon (and that's a word that should be used more often)!!


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