They include the Carousel of Progress is hardly ever open except when it's packed, the Brain Pavillion (I forgot the name) at EPCOT, Mission Space because of sagging attendance, Figment for the same reason, that Drew Carrey show which is gone at MGM, and Star Tours which also has saggy attendance.
If these rides are walk on, or not open anymore, why not replace them?
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It does have awesome capacity and just because there is no line doesnt mean it is not popular.
Also i constantly saw people on figment when I was at disney also.
Since the green team less intense side of Mission Space was added the ride has gotten a lot more popular and has much longer lines than it used to, at least when I have been there. 2 years ago during Chrsitmas week, it was around 60 minutes, this year it was 140 minutes. Though I wouldn't mind seeing Mission Space gone and Horizons built again (I know it will never happen)
I would be very upset if Carousel of Progress was closed. It's a great show and is popular when open. Plus, knowing what would probably replace it (something Pixar probably) is reason enough for me to want it to stay. *** Edited 1/22/2007 7:50:53 PM UTC by YoshiFan***
DL get's a solid B+ since 2005....I'd currently rather go there and spend 3-4 days thana week at WDW.
But, Tokyo Disney Resort gets an A+, and really makes theAmerican ones look like pure crap by comparison. I know everyone who goes always says it, but it's true on a park by park level and an attraction by attraction level.
I can't speak of Paris since I've never been there, but it's soewhere between WDW and DL in terms of shape as far as I've heard recently.
But, don't get rid of Carousel of Progress...that's a classic show (in need of a little TLC) that is fairly popular. But, for the love of god fix the awful Figment ride and bring it back to it's former glory. (Can we get Alien Encounter back too? :) )
The problem with Wonders of Life is that it's just redundant at this point. There's absolutely no way to do everything at EPCOT even when it's open, and it's not like it's because of long lines.
Not to say that Wonders of Life isn't very out of date, of course :)
Everything at the Seas Pavilion
Everything at the Land Pavilion
Everything at the Imagination Pavilion
Universe of Energy
El Rio Del Tiempo
The American Adventure
and every world showcase film?
You, Peabs, are my hero. And I should have added the qualifier "the average joe" could never do it all in one day. Of course I don't have numbers but I bet the average guest doesn't even do half in a day.
I kind of wish they could have left MK and EPCOT alone (well fix it up still) and put all of the new stuff in a new park. I haven't been there in almost 11 years and am really looking forward to visiting in a few weeks, but a little worried about the changes and state of disrepair. Should make for an interesting trip.
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
And I should have added the qualifier "the average joe" could never do it all in one day. Of course I don't have numbers but I bet the average guest doesn't even do half in a day.
AV: It's not what it could be, but it's still pretty darn good.
*** Edited 1/22/2007 10:05:18 PM UTC by Brian Noble***
Acoustic Viscosity said:
I haven't been there in almost 11 years and am really looking forward to visiting in a few weeks, but a little worried about the changes and state of disrepair. Should make for an interesting trip.
My first and only trip as an adult was a couple years ago and I had a blast. I had a somewhat miserable time at AK but that was more my fault than the parks, but everything else was still pretty stellar.
Disneyland still ownz all, tho.
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
There were several things (Making of Me, Circle of Life), that were not my cup of tea and could have done without. But, for the record, Test Track was not yet open, and we didn't stay and play in incidental things like Visionworks and Innoventions. I do agree with you that most people probably only do 50-75% of what's really there in a day. *** Edited 1/23/2007 3:27:26 AM UTC by Peabody***
I don't believe that WDW can truly be done in less than 8 days-and even that's pushing it. MK and Epcot deserve two days each, MGM deserves 1 and 1/2, and AK probably deserves 1 and 1/2 now, as well, with the recent addition of Expedition Everest. That really only leaves you one day for something else.
Orlando seems to be either spending their budgets on the resort hotels or on god knows what. They promoted the HR director to be the president of the park, someone who doesnt know jack about park operations. They are not maintaining the parks. THere is chipped paint all over and broken props on just about every attraction. It is where Disneyland was about 5-10 years ago.
As for Wonders of Life, it is gone. They opened it for awhile during the holidays to help ease the crowds but popular scuttlebutt is that it is never going to open again.
As for spending 2 days at Epcot, it is easy, especially when you do rerides on Test Track, Mission Space, and especially soarin (although Cali's queue theming is better ;) )
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