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  • [Chat] All E-Tickets, Or A Mix Of Attraction Levels... What Kind Of Park Do You Prefer?

    As much as I like headliner rides ad shows, I must admit that I cherish the lesser attractions just as much... the diversions included. What would Pirates be in the absence of the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room. As much as I love the Matterhorn, I wouldn't want to part with Snow White's Grotto and Wishing Well. As excited as I am over the new Ariel E-Ticket planned for DCA, I'm equally excited about the Red Car Trolleys.

    A Park that offers a mix of attraction leves evokes magic and adds charm. One big onslaught of E-Ticket attractions would ultimately distract from the immersive escape that most of us seek. Sometimes, there's a lot of truth in the addage, "Less is more."

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    Re: All E-Tickets, Or A Mix Of Attraction Levels... What Kind Of Park Do You Prefer?

    I agree. I like having an eclectic mix of attractions.

    When the Castle Walkthrough reopened I loved it instantly, if for no reason other than it was such a minor thing to exist, but a hidden gem that only adds to the depth of quality and experience that is Disneyland. How many other company has created parks with so many layers, and so successfully? Not many.

    If all we had were E-ticket attractions, you might as well call it Six Flags Anaheim. Not for the level of quality, mind you, but the fact that Six Flags is all about the big scary coasters. Sure, they have a few smaller things to do, but their main focus is BIG RIDES. I'm glad Disneyland isn't like that.


    (Mind you, I don't have a problem with going to a Six Flags park. They do have awesome roller coasters, and I just can't pass that up. Go on Terminator Salvation: The Ride, to see what I mean. AWESOME coaster. Seriously.)

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      Re: All E-Tickets, Or A Mix Of Attraction Levels... What Kind Of Park Do You Prefer?

      Originally posted by dland_lover View Post
      I agree. I like having an eclectic mix of attractions.

      When the Castle Walkthrough reopened I loved it instantly, if for no reason other than it was such a minor thing to exist, but a hidden gem that only adds to the depth of quality and experience that is Disneyland. How many other company has created parks with so many layers, and so successfully? Not many.

      If all we had were E-ticket attractions, you might as well call it Six Flags Anaheim. Not for the level of quality, mind you, but the fact that Six Flags is all about the big scary coasters. Sure, they have a few smaller things to do, but their main focus is BIG RIDES. I'm glad Disneyland isn't like that.



      (Mind you, I don't have a problem with going to a Six Flags park. They do have awesome roller coasters, and I just can't pass that up. Go on Terminator Salvation: The Ride, to see what I mean. AWESOME coaster. Seriously.)
      Totally see your point. Six Flags is a thrill a second.. but they are not multi-layered immersive magic. I'm always beside myself with excitement over the prospect of visiting a Disney Park. Six Flags is much closer to where live... so I go for convenient fun.


      Terminator Salvation is one of the best rides that a thrill park has ever devised!
      Last edited by Ride Warrior; 12-14-2009, 12:56 AM.
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        Re: All E-Tickets, Or A Mix Of Attraction Levels... What Kind Of Park Do You Prefer?

        Tom Sawyer's Island. For sure. Not a ton of people head over there and so in that sense it is a "hidden gem".

        I'm 6'2" and I still crawl through all of the caves. Brings back the adventurous little kid inside of me.

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          Re: All E-Tickets, Or A Mix Of Attraction Levels... What Kind Of Park Do You Prefer?

          Originally posted by jcman3777 View Post
          Tom Sawyer's Island. For sure. Not a ton of people head over there and so in that sense it is a "hidden gem".

          I'm 6'2" and I still crawl through all of the caves. Brings back the adventurous little kid inside of me.
          Even with it's newly themed Pirates Lair At Tom Sawyer Island, this marvelous hidden gem dandy attraction is far from an E-ticket. Should they remove the Island, an empty shadow would hang over Disneyland... espeacially Frontierland, Adventureland, New Orleans Square and Critter Country.

          Note: F! is definitely a headliner show. So, one might say that the Island is a C-ticket by day and an E-ticket at night.
          Last edited by Ride Warrior; 12-14-2009, 01:34 AM.
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            Re: All E-Tickets, Or A Mix Of Attraction Levels... What Kind Of Park Do You Prefer?

            Tom Sawyer's island is the heart of Frontierland.

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              Re: All E-Tickets, Or A Mix Of Attraction Levels... What Kind Of Park Do You Prefer?

              A mix is definitely best--makes it fun for the whole family. I don't always feel like riding roller coasters myself; sometimes I want to set a slower pace for the day.

              I like the idea of each land having one or two E-tickets as centerpieces, and several smaller tickets as support. That's the essence of the spatial storytelling that Disneyland is famous for--the smaller tickets build up to the E-ticket the way a story builds up toward the climax. This is also why E-tickets should ideally be located well inside the area, not near the entrance.
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                Re: All E-Tickets, Or A Mix Of Attraction Levels... What Kind Of Park Do You Prefer?

                Just from the standpoint of accuracy, the Enchanted Tiki Room was generally an E ticket when tickets were still collected. In fact there was a period when E tickets were 60 cents, but Enchanted Tiki Room cost 75 cents (kids 50 cente). Later it was made just an E ticket. Tiki Room was pretty revolutionary for its time (opened June 23, 1963).



                Swiss Family Treehouse was only a B ticket but to me was more fun than the Tiki Room.

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