From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
Here’s a re-post of one of my faves…
Disney fans always have their list of favorite rides or attractions, and they usually don’t waver on them. For me, the Haunted Mansion is a favorite, and always on my “must do” list. I started to think about rides that we usually skip, or shows that we don’t go into, and I was curious…. Are there rides that other people love, but you just don’t see what the fuss is about? We polled our readers, and asked them which rides at Disney that they never do. The answers were interesting, here’s what they had to say;
Bob Davis~ Peter Pan’s Flight — because I’m not five years old, and swiveling, black lit mannequins no longer have quite the same entertainment value.
Kait Peters~ That’s hard, I really enjoy most of the rides! The Astro Orbiter (maybe?)? We never put it in the plans, and I’ve never regretted not going on it.
Debbie Reardon~ I have never ridden on Dumbo and have no desire to ride.
Kyra von Christierson~ I will never understand why people love Test Track so much. I drive faster going to Epcot than Test Track goes!
Leanne Middlewood~ Oh got one!! Jungle cruise! People go crazy for it – I’m really not a fan.
Jesse Lee Newcomb~ Love it all but the teacups slay me, just can’t do it.
Dawn Oliver~ I don’t get the Liberty Square boat ride. It’s hot, no where to sit.
Karen Cutting~ I don’t like the Haunted Mansion Nightmare Before Christmas overlay at Disneyland from September to January.
Judi Harney-Sifuentes~ Tomorrowland Speedway…the lines are always long and hot. We got fastpasses and were like “Meh” when it was over. Haven’t driven them since.
Cindy Soberiski Smith~ Okay I’m sure I’m in the minority here but I just don’t get the big deal about Be Our Guest. Yes it was pretty and I get the atmosphere if you adore Beauty and the Beast, but our food was just so so (actually had better at some of the QS restaurants). I’m glad we did it, and somehow lucked out getting a reservation with no problem, but I’m pretty sure it was a “one and done” for us…
Stephanie Mullens~ The Muppets 3D Show is cute but so old to me. I’m now 30 and for most of my life its been the same and we go close to every year, I’m bored when i see it.. It needs to be revamped!! Also the Indiana Jones Stunt Show. i love the movies but it needs to be revamped too maybe add some new things.
Debbie Dsnydeb Vanderveer~ Country Bear Jamboree. I always struggle to stay awake when trying to watch that show.
Fran Randazzo-Hesse~ The TIKI ROOM !! I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry!
Paul Moore~ Carousel of Progress, TTA.
Annie Holshouser~ Tower of Terror! I know I’m a bit of a chicken but I really have no desire to ride it either. I know it seems very popular though!
Paula Shackelford Peppers~ Small world. I hate to say it, but that one drives me nuts so we steer clear.
There were SO many comments and opinions sent in, and it was really interesting to see the different opinions. The most popular things on the “don’t get the hype” list were overwhelmingly Peter Pans Flight and Stitch’s Great Escape. I was surprised to see the Tower of Terror and Test Track on the list, but it just goes to show you how we all have different preferences on what’s fun to do on our Disney trips. All in all, Disney World and Disneyland are truly magical, and any activity we get to do is fun. I appreciate all the submissions and feedback! So what about you? What ride or attraction do you never do at Disney? Be sure to tell us about it, you could be in a future article!
Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.