What's your FAVORITE Disney or Epcot RIDE?

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    Mar 17, 2010 6:31 AM GMT
    I like Pirates of the Carribean, and at Epcot the Natural History theatre/ride. I just want to jump out of the car at PoC and hang with the pirates. haha.

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    Mar 17, 2010 7:20 AM GMT
    The "Winnie the Pooh" ride at Disneyland. I've never taken acid, but I imagine that the experience must be similar to when you leave the Hundred Acre Wood and enter this black tunnel with tons of glow-in-the-dark paint, strobe lights, and maniacal laughter while Heffalumps and Woozles fly at you from different points in the room.

    Whenever I accompanied my younger cousins to Disneyland, I'd threaten to take them on that ride if they were bad.
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    Mar 17, 2010 8:59 AM GMT
    Space Mountain!
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    Mar 17, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    Magic Kingdom: Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Railroad, Space Mountain

    EPCOT: Test Track

    Hollywood Studios: Rock n Roll Rollercoaster

    Animal Kingdom: Mount Everest and Dinosaur
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    Mar 17, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    I am going to Disney for my 35th birthday next month! WOO HOO. I went to DisneyWord 20 years ago on my birthday. This year, DisneyLand.

    I love space mountain, and pirates of the caribean. (ugh need more coffee to help spell).

    Also, the little cups and saucers... We tried to fit as many people in one teacup and it was a blast... Legs and arms were flowing out. It was a good ol time!

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    Mar 17, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    At Epcot, drinking beer at the German beer garden. Not a ride for some, but for me it sure is!

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    Mar 17, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    SoCalNerd saidSpace Mountain!

    heck yeah!
    that or good ol' Splash Mountain.
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    Mar 17, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    I'm glad someone mentioned Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. Not strictly a "ride" except for part of it, but an entertaining and original experience. And does anybody know for sure whether the room goes down, or if the roof & walls go up? Back in the 1970s that was an "E" ticket for those who remember that system.

    Space Mountain is a hoot, although all the signs as you enter that prohibit heart patients, pregnant women, the wearing of eyeglasses (like mine), and the generally weak & wimpy (OK, I made up that last one), do give you pause for concern. And then as you get locked in the car, and the attendant says you'll be experiencing more G-forces than a jet fighter pilot... Hoo-boy!

    Last, a mild little ride, meant for kids, that I took my son on when he was just 5: Peter Pan. No thrills, just a clever & delightful experience, as you fly over the rooftops of London at night. Just right for young kids, that can make us old folks smile, too.
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    Mar 17, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    jrs1 said
    SoCalNerd saidSpace Mountain!

    heck yeah!
    that or good ol' Splash Mountain.


    I like Splash Mountain but man do I hate that song that all the briar patch animals sing
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    Mar 17, 2010 3:42 PM GMT
    djdorchester saidI like Splash Mountain but man do I hate that song that all the briar patch animals sing

    My poor late parents! Twice during the same visit to Disney World in the 1980s they got stalled on rides with music, and the sound wouldn't stop for like 15 minutes, they had to listen to the same loop over and over.

    One was Small World with the animated dolls, and for the remainder of their lives they always winced when they heard the song "It's a Small World After All." My father said he almost went insane, and didn't understand why they couldn't silence the damn thing until they got the ride moving again.

    And later that day it happened again to them, in Pirates of the Caribbean, at the point where the pirates are sacking the town. My mother said she was going deaf from the screams and shouts, which likewise weren't turned off while their barge was stalled there in the water.

    Ah, well, ya buys yer ticket and ya takes yer chances...
  • jmanorlando

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    Mar 17, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    Haunted Mansion is always fun plus a great place to be with your favorite guyicon_wink.gif As for Epcot - Mission Space and Soaring are cool experiences.

    Might head down there next weekend for the Garden Show but will be there for Gay Days 2010 which is shaping up to be better than last year icon_biggrin.gif

    I talked with Mark Baker about this year's events and blogged about it and run a small Orlando site http://www.visitgayorlando.com so if you want info on it check it out. (FYI - Not my day job just try to run it for fun, but I do have an up to date GD 2010 calendar)
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    Mar 17, 2010 5:47 PM GMT
    I liked the corporate sponsored rides/shows because they were free and I could go as many times as I liked. The Eastern Airlines one was my favorite because I thought I'd never get out of Florida. My first earworm was "If You Had Wings," I was on that ride so much.
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    Mar 17, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    The turnstiles at the exit were always my favorite.

    Disney World, and especially Disney Land, are two of the most depressing theme parks in the U.S. You'd have more fun, and spend a hell of a lot less, at a friggin' state fair's petting zoo.
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    Mar 17, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    reppaT saidThe turnstiles at the exit were always my favorite.

    Disney World, and especially Disney Land, are two of the most depressing theme parks in the U.S. You'd have more fun, and spend a hell of a lot less, at a friggin' state fair's petting zoo.


    I've been to both a couple of times, and I always get depressed by the overwhelming number of overweight guests. Adults and children, often very overweight. It's just the sheer number of them that amazes me, and it's a statement about just how overweight America is.

  • stevendust

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    Mar 17, 2010 6:39 PM GMT
    Space Mountain and Indiana Jones
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    Mar 17, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    I have visited Disneyland in 1977, 1978, 1995 and 1997 (the last was with a couple of friends I made at the Santa Monica Backpackers Hostel). As Red Vespa said, back in the seventies there were the A, B, C, D, and E vouchers bought at the entrance gate. Since then these had been done away with.
    Space Mountain was the favorite, but many others included The Pirates of the Carribean, and The Haunted Mansion, (Where the floor of the entrance foyer lowers to the level of the railroad underground) The Matterhorn was also thrilling, but what I did miss in the nineties were the Buckets. These floated slowly at a height above the whole park, passing through Space Mountain, It's a Small World, The Matterhorn, Inner Space and other adventures. The way I found to beat the queues was to enter the park first thing in the morning and go for the more popular rides first.

    At Hollywood Studios I got a thorough soaking at the Jurassic Park adventure in 1997.
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    Mar 18, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    djdorchester said
    jrs1 said
    SoCalNerd saidSpace Mountain!

    heck yeah!
    that or good ol' Splash Mountain.


    I like Splash Mountain but man do I hate that song that all the briar patch animals sing


    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
    My, oh my, what a wonderful day
    Plenty of sunshine headin' my way
    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay