The appeal of Disney parks

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Brian Noble said:

Again, just because you wouldn't stay for the Mo'Rockin show, that doesn't mean no one else does---people do, all the time. The show is fun, and the belly dancer (or, as my daughter referred to her, the "dancing princess") is easy on the eyes to boot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVP70xyhWew

(Hopefully, that doofus wasn't *our* 'gator...)

LOL....hard as it is to believe, I've never seen Mo'Rockin (I do love Mo Rocca though). After this thread, next time at EPCOT, I'll be sure to catch a show....and maybe drink some more o' that Kool-Aid. No ears for me, though... ;)

I like Disney but I'm no mouse ear wearing fanboy. (Ok...I did wear mouse ears at my wedding reception but I don't wear them regularly.) I find plenty of fault with the Florida Parks...but I find fault with all park. I'm picky that way.

But, let me be honest. The less people that like Disney...the better for the rest of us. I wouldn't mind one bit if the crowds were smaller.

Oh, one other thing. Someone was commenting about Everest being a nice "family" coaster. It is no Mine Ride. That coaster has some thrill to it to be sure.

It's Crush's Turtle Talk (which I have not seen) all grown up.

Somehow, I think Crush works better than Monsters. The smaller venue probably has something to do with it, but I suspect it's because most of the "audience" comments come from kids.

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Brian Noble said:

It's Crush's Turtle Talk (which I have not seen) all grown up.

Somehow, I think Crush works better than Monsters. The smaller venue probably has something to do with it, but I suspect it's because most of the "audience" comments come from kids.

Turtle Talk is definitely my preferred interactive attraction. It's just good, fun people watching to see the kids amazed and happy to talk with Crush. The adult jokes that Crush makes are pretty funny as well, since they fly over the kids' heads. Well, except for the bikini top, that one always has the adults dying of laughter with the kids' responses. Of course, I also drive my girlfriend, who talked with Crush for about a year every day, nuts when I break out into turtle talk.

On the technical side, yeah, I think it works better than Monsters as a whole, although the jokes they can pull off in Monsters are great in their own way. I've sat next to That Guy, and was unfortunate enough to be the guy that wanted to break into spontaneous dance before the show.


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Lord Gonchar said:
Shameless, but relevant, plug time. :)
Turtle Talk With Crush

Ah man. And how do you not ride "The Great Movie Ride" and have a good time? All this talk makes me want to go back in the worst way.

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I like Disney but I'm no mouse ear wearing fanboy. (Ok...I did wear mouse ears at my wedding reception)

You seem conflicted.

We saw the dopey turtle that talked like Spicolli.

You people actually believe some corny one liners delivered by an animated turtle is quality entertainment?

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billb7581 said:
You people actually believe some corny one liners delivered by an animated turtle is quality entertainment?

I don't have a problem with it. It's light, easy, family-friendly improv done with some pretty neat technology. On top of that, I got a kick out of the kids in the audience getting a kick out of it.

And I thought I was a pretty jaded and cynical kind of guy...


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Yeah. Seriously. I need to re-evaluate my grumpy old man status. Maybe go yell at some kids to get off my lawn or something.

Lord Gonchar said:

billb7581 said:
You people actually believe some corny one liners delivered by an animated turtle is quality entertainment?

I don't have a problem with it. It's light, easy, family-friendly improv done with some pretty neat technology. On top of that, I got a kick out of the kids in the audience getting a kick out of it.

And I thought I was a pretty jaded and cynical kind of guy...

He's making you seem like an open-minded kid at heart. ;)


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We saw Crush when Diana was six-months pregnant, so it was kind of a trial for us. As others have said, seeing how the kids interacted was something just short of actual magic, and we look forward to the day when we can take Simon.

billb7581 said:
And I could point out all the ways Diznee World is lame and you'd believe everyone is a mouse ear wearing simpleton like you.

You sure showed me!


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You're just easily entertained, I guess. The dopey turtle show added no entertainment value to my trip.

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You're a dopey turtle show.

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I'd rather be easily entertained than ultra hard to please. I tend to enjoy more things that way and don't mope around Disneyworld with kids.


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Fortunately, there has been a nice sidebar talking about the things the rest of us enjoy, which makes the trolling at least somewhat useful.


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Raven-Phile said:
You're a dopey turtle show.

This made me LOL.


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eightdotthree said:
Ah man. And how do you not ride "The Great Movie Ride" and have a good time? All this talk makes me want to go back in the worst way.

I gotta agree with him here... I thought that it was unbelievably awful. Corny, and not in a good way.


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Lord Gonchar said:
And I thought I was a pretty jaded and cynical kind of guy...

*Wipes away tear*.... ;)

billb7581 said:
If I ask my kids if they want to go to the Lilo and Stitch show, and they tell me "No Dad, that's lame" what am I supposed to do, drag them in there kicking and screaming?

My parents didn't ask me if I wanted to try things growing up, they made me try them, at least once to see if I liked it. If I had made all the choices as a kid, I wouldn't read, eat salad, spell correctly, not burp in public, clean-up after myself, act responsibly.

I merely read the map and told them what we were close to. I didn't edit it in any way.


Talk to the Concierge at your hotel? Did you ask for help while there?

  1. Parades saw the one in AK, kids thought it was lame

Missed Disney's Electrical Parade, Celebrate a Dream Come True, Countdown to Fun and Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

  1. Fireworks saw the fireworks at Epcot, they were good.

Missed Wishes, Holiday Wishes and Fantasmic!

  1. Stunt Shows saw Indiana Jones and the other one with the cars meh..
  2. Stage Shows - such as?

Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo the Musical, Dream Along With Mickey, Captain Jack's Pirate Tutorial, American Adventure, Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Disney Channel Rocks

  1. Atmosphere Entertainment the band in the biergarten was pretty good

That's not atmosphere entertainment. We will assume you wouldn't know it if you saw it.

  1. Characters lame, who cares

As Jeff said, hopeless.

  1. Bike rides I can ride a bike at home

One that you all four peddle together?

  1. Boat rides we rented little speed boats that couldnt get out of our own way because the cast member neglected to mention the 300 lb weight limit. I am 6'4" 260 and my son is 5' 105

Rent a bigger boat.

  1. Train rides
  2. Monorail rides rode the monorail,
  3. Horseback rides we've done that here, kids didnt like it.
  4. Activities at the resorts including marshmallow roasting, movies on the beach, pool activities
  5. Golf I golf, but noone else does
  6. Minigolf big deal can minigolf anywehre

Yes, the Peoria Putt Putt compares to Winterland/Summerland and Fantasia Gardens.

  1. Water parks with heated pools and slides closed in Nov

No they weren't

  1. Cirque du soleil no interest

Ever seen one?

  1. Food and Wine Festival we went there. I was looking forward to the Cheddar Cheese soup from La Cellier, what I got was a dixie cup full of runny gritty soup because the chese was curdled.
  2. Christmas Parties saw some lights or something, whatever
  3. Halloween Parties not applicable.
  4. Dueling Pianos saw the piano guy at Riverside he was pretty good
  5. Night clubs for 9 and 12 year olds?

Send them to one of the programs that watch your children.

  1. Rooftop dining while watching fireworks couldnt get a reservation, this was a huge sticking point but it looks like they are trying to fix this.
  2. Luaus ?

Yep

  1. ESPN Wide World of Sports went to ESPN to catch the Raider game Thursday night.

That's ESPN Club. Wide World of Sports is a complete sports complex.

  1. Nature trails no interest
  2. Savannas went on the safari, it was OK
  3. Shows with Puppets no interest
  4. Shows with Muppets saw some 3d muppet thing. The 2 old guys in the balcony were pretty funny.
  5. Talking and meeting and experiencing people from all over the world
  6. Using your imagination
  7. Asking questions
  8. Taking risks
  9. Taking pictures
  10. Being curious
  11. Learning

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