Disney World Help

Saturday, June 7, 2008 4:13 PM
We have only one day to spend at disney world, so which park would you choose for a one day ticket? Also does anyone have any ideas on getting cheap disney World tickets for one day?
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Saturday, June 7, 2008 4:24 PM
matt.'s avatar One day, one park?

Really...that depends on a bazillion things. Care to give some more background?

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Saturday, June 7, 2008 4:27 PM
There is no such thing as a cheap one day ticket to Disney, they want you to stay a week, thus their discounts are applied to multi day tickets.

As for which park to go to, the first question to ask is have you ever been to a Disney Castle Park before? If the answer is no, well that would be my choice, just because they are so iconic, it here you'll find the Splash, Space, and Big Thunder Mt., Pirates, Haunted Mansion, etc. However if you have already been there, then there are some interesting choices to make, personally I would go with Epcot because it is so completely unlike any park you have ever been to, but its not for everyone. There is no real thrill ride here, if you are looking for thrill rides then Disney Studios is your park, its home to the Rockin Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror, not to mention an amazing night show, Fantasmic! and the new Toy Story Mania. Finally if you like animals, AK is your park.


2017 Trips: WDW, Dollywood, Cedar Point, KI, SDC, BGW, BGT, SWO, Universal Orlando

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Saturday, June 7, 2008 4:28 PM
The Mole's avatar Cheap? One day? No. Unless you want to go shady/illegal.

Depends what you want to do, all parks offer amazing attractions, just pick one, do everything, and don't look back.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008 6:08 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Yes, please give us more info of what kind of rides you enjoy/don't enjoy, if you've been to any of the parks previously (including the two in Los Angeles), how much time you have, the mix of people in your group and what they enjoy, etc.

Otherwise (and I don't intend this to sound mean) we're going to base our suggestions on our preferences and that's not only a waste of your time it's a waste of ours too.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008 6:33 PM
One day?????????
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Saturday, June 7, 2008 8:45 PM
Yes, only one day. Not spending that much time in the state. I am taking my mom to one of the parks. She dosent like roller coasters or anything. She does like Universal though and those types of rides. I like anything, but I dont want to leave her out. There are no discounts at all for a one day ticket? Thanks for all the help!
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Saturday, June 7, 2008 9:03 PM
By "Universal and those types of rides" Im assuming you mean audio animatronic dark rides. Then I would suggest either the Magic Kingdom or Epcot. The MK has Pirates of the Carribean, the Haunted Mansion two of the best dark rides ever built, and if she is willing to ride a log ride, Splash Mountain is mostly a gigantic dark ride as well, and really a fantastic ride. You also have all the fantasyland dark rides, that arent as sophisticated as POTC or HM but still a lot of fun, and there is also a fantastic 4-D movie that if you grew up in the late 80s/early 90s is really going to bring out the kid in you. The MK also has two night shows that are not to be missed, the first is Wishes which is the firework show over the castle, that happens every day, the second, Spectromagic, is the night electrical parade, it does not run every night but if you elect to go here and its running be sure to see it.

Epcot, on the other hand is like I said a completely different park. Its themed to a Worlds Fair, with two distinct lands, Future World and World Showcase. The former is at the front of the park and showcases science, dont take your mom on Mission: Space (simulator/centrifuge) it would probably be too much for her, but try to get her on Test Track, thats fun and really is just like riding a convertible down the highway. Also make sure she rides Soarin, a hang gliding simulator. World Showcase is a showcase of countries from around the world. Everyone who works there is from the country being presented, there are two rides in Mexico (boat dark ride) and Norway (an extremely tame log ride that I took my grandmother on who doest ride anything thrilling) and 4 shows (China and Canada have circlevision theatres, France has a normal video, and the US has an audio animatronic show.) The real attractions back here though are the street preformers, you cant go wrong seeing any of them. The other big thing about World Showcase is the food, its really good, if you are willing to spring for a sitdown meal, I strongly suggest picking your favorite ethnic food and getting a reservation. Also, do not miss Illuminations which is the most pyro heavy firework show at WDW, not to be missed, its shot off around the World Showcase Lagoon.

How to choose between the two? How big of a Disney fan are you and your mom? Did you grow up loving the movies, or did you not? If you two are big Disney fans, then go to the Magic Kingdom, otherwise I suggest Epcot.


2017 Trips: WDW, Dollywood, Cedar Point, KI, SDC, BGW, BGT, SWO, Universal Orlando

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Saturday, June 7, 2008 10:21 PM

There are no discounts at all for a one day ticket?

No. They don't have to. You can sometimes get cheap or "free" tickets for attending a timeshare presentation, but I wouldn't even suggest that to someone I didn't care for. Life is far far too short.


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Sunday, June 8, 2008 12:25 AM
The Mole's avatar

JPS said:
Yes, only one day. Not spending that much time in the state. I am taking my mom to one of the parks. She dosent like roller coasters or anything. She does like Universal though and those types of rides. I like anything, but I dont want to leave her out. There are no discounts at all for a one day ticket? Thanks for all the help!

What kind of rides at Universal?

From what it sounds like I'd go with Epcot, it has the big elaborate dark rides, thrill rides (Test Track), awesome e-tickets (Soarin'), and Illuminations. Don't forget all the countries in World Showcase.

If you haven't been to an MK style park, go there. So many rides, parades, shows, you can't go wrong.

From what you've said so far, I'd go MK > Epcot > AK > DHS. Since you only have one day, make sure to GET THERE EARLY, jump on the monorail, chill at a resort for lunch, go back to the park and stay till closing.

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Sunday, June 8, 2008 4:07 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Here's an idea: ask mom what she wants to do. Get mom in front of your (or her) computer, show her each park's website and attraction selection, and let her choose how she wants to spend her day with you.

Trust me...speaking as a guy who's mom has been bravely battling cancer for many years and knows that time is precious and fleeting and parents dont last forever, structuring your day around her will not only score major points you'll also have some great memories to last long into those years when mom isn't around anymore.

I asked my parents to join me at Knoebels for PPP a few years ago and the memories of that weekend are ones I will cherish forever, especially the sight of them riding the Whip -- a ride my mom enjoyed as a girl at Cleveland's Euclid Beach. The sight of her throwing her head back and giggling hysterically, magically erasing 60 years (and cancer) to become that carefree little girl again, with my dad's arm around her, is etched in my memory and one I'll revisit to make me smile on a sad, dark day to come.

mOOSH (verklempt)

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Sunday, June 8, 2008 11:09 PM
Thanks for all the input. Magic Kingdom seems like the best park for the both of us. Would like to spend more time at the parks, but time is limited. Thanks again.
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