So we've chatted a bit about what your favorite parks are, and I thought I'd start a similar thread on your favorite attractions.
My all time favorites (since I was little) would have to be the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and The Haunted Mansion in Walt Disney World, Flordia. I also really like the Pirates of the Caribbean (though I haven't been on it since the movieverse was placed into the ride), the Indiana Jones Stund Show Spectacular (MGM, or I guess Hollywood Studios now), and the Great American Movie Ride (also Hollywood Studios).
One attraction I've always wanted to go on is the Matterhorn in Disneyland, CA, 'cause it looks fantastic in my old vacation videos, but alas I have not had the chance to get out to CA yet. I guess I will have to check out the Everest ride they recently put into the Animal Kingdom instead .
I know what you mean about them changing things. I went into the Enchanted Tiki Room and was utterly apalled. The friend I went with had never gone in before, and I was like 'You know, they sing the Tiki Song.' She had never heard it. And then when we went in they didn't even get to sing it! I have the autographs of Figment and the Dreamfinder in my little book from when I was little from Jounrey Into Imagination, so I feel pretty special now that they've changed it, lol. But yeah, that used to be one of my favorites as well.
And what is the Fiesta Tour?? I haven't heard of this yet. It sounds like fun, just by the name.
The Fiesta Tour is the boat ride inside the Mexico pavillion at Epcot. It used to be a nice, quiet travelogue. Now it features delicious animation of my favourite caballeros' escapades south of the border.
Disney added new footage to an old ride, and I love it!
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. No questions asked.
Disney did such a wonderful homage to the show and Rod Serling himself that I was quite fond of it; especially when being riding it at night in particular, and being raised on it as a kid. Not that I was born in the 60's, mind you, but they played marathons on WB20 all the time when I was a kid. XD They had the scariest commercial bumpers back in the day. The marathons now are nothing short of epic.
Other than that, I do love the Indiana Jones/Star Tours. But that's my inner Lucas and Spielberg fascination talking. Gotta love those series. ^^
Post by janedarling on Aug 17, 2011 3:45:22 GMT -5
That is actually the only ride I've yet to ride in Walt Disney World. The problem is, I'm utterly terrified of drops-I don't mind being high up, but I don't like the dropping feeling. I live in New York, and the big thing here is driving up to Six Flags: Great Adventure. In eighth grade, I rode Nitro which apparently drops 23 stories, and I came off traumatized. I think the highest I can handle with only minor fear would be Jurassic Park in Universal Studios; I think that drop is nine stories.
As for my favorite ride in Disney, it's hard to choose one overall. I would have to say Splash Mountain. It's truly old, vintage Disney. My mother read Bre'r Rabbit books when she was a child and passed them down to me. At my first trip to WDW when I was around five, I was so excited to see them all recreated in such a beautiful ride. And it really stands for what puts Disney another notch above other amusement parks. Aside from the ludicrous drop at the end and the catch-you-off-guard one in the middle, the atmosphere is stunning and it really sets the scene; Disney has a real knack for doing that.
Anyone other than me ecstatic about the Fantasyland expansion? I'll miss toon town, but am glad to see it move over for some more movie-oriented aspects. I'm particularly excited about the plans for Belle's 'Be Our Guest' restaurant. Belle and I have always had a lot in common-we look the same, and we both have a habit of reading while we walk My parents still call me Belle because of her. I'd probably be as excited as a five year old if I could sit down and have Belle read her story to me. Also being added is the Little Mermaid dark ride and a new version of the Snow White dark ride which will replace the old one; supposedly it focuses more on the dwarves and involves a ride through the dark in a cart, like a mining experience.
Does anyone wish that they would pay tribute to some of the less popular characters? For example, I would love to see a ride through ancient Greece, sort of like the other dark-rides but depicting Hercules and Megara's story which never seems to get any credit for how genius it was. I'd also love to see an actual disney-movie themed rollercoaster. In my mind, it would have a great, warm atmosphere but still have thrills. I think the Lion King would be a great movie to implement for this, perhaps with Timon and Pumbaa narrating the ride. Tarzan would be another similarly themed rollercoaster idea, perhaps with a robotic arm and virtual atmosphere like the Forbidden Journey ride in Universal HP World where you would be 'following Tarzan through the jungle, riding on a vine'
What do you guys all think? Sorry my rant was so long I'm very passionate about WDW. I've only been three times because we can't afford to go often, but I enter contests all the time because I'm pathetically hopeful.