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  • [Question] Rides you used to avoid, but now always like to do

    This thread is a counterpoint to another thread: http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...me-reason.html.

    For me, one was Star Tours. I was just so scared of it when I first went on 1989 (I was four years old) that for years thereafter, I absolutely refused to go on it whenever we went to Disneyland. But when we went again in 1995, my parents coaxed me into going on again, and I wasn't scared anymore. I've been going on with no problem ever since.

    Another ride I once disliked was Splash Mountain, mainly because of the huge drop. Again, I refused to go on the following year. But then after that, I started going on again, and now, it's become one of my most favorites in the park. Go figure.

    So what are some attractions that you used to avoid but now enjoy?
    My top favorite Disneyland attractions:

    1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    2. Pirates of the Caribbean
    3. Splash Mountain
    4. Mad Tea Party
    5. Peter Pan's Flight
    6. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

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    • #3
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      Oddly, the Storybook Land Canal Boats. I would see them, see the line, and wonder, "why are people willing to wait for that???" Finally, at my wife's urging (she had never been on them), we took a ride. Now, every time we come back, we are on the boats. The miniatures are just so wonderfully done. I wish the ride were even slower.

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        Indiana Jones Adventure.
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          When I was real little, I was afraid to go on Haunted Mansion, and now it's my favorite attraction in the park.

          I also didn't see the attraction of the canoes, but it's also one of my faves.
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            i was scared of the haunted mansion as a kid, and now it's my favorite.

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            • #7
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              Splash because of the drop, and Big Thunder were ones that I'd avoid. Also a lot of times I'd walk by Fantasmic and Tomorrowland Terrace and wonder why people would do those. Now, I love Fantasmic and a lot of times I'll sneak over to Fantasmic just to see the dragon, between sets of bands at TLT. *lol*

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                Canoes
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                • #9
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                  Main Street Vehicles and the various Rivers Of America transportation. My family always skipped Main Street and most of Frontierland.

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                    I used to avoid most things on Main Street because I always thought it was just shopping, but I really like walking around Main Street now. There are a lot of fun little things to enjoy.

                    I would now say Snow White's Scary Adventures, too. I rode it again earlier this year for the first time in a while and really enjoyed it.
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                      Indiana Jones. I first went on it only because I was promised a Disneyland Barbie. After getting said Barbie, I did not go on it again for at least five more years. Now it's a must-ride, mostly because I got over my phase of "believing everything in Disneyland is real" (my dad looked into the eyes, and that was not cool with 7-year-old me).

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                        Toy Story Midway Mania & Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. I always thought "why do I want to ride through a video game?". When we were there in Sept someone in the EMH line told us how fun it was, so we tried it. My DH & I really had fun playing against each other & rode them more than once. Also, Storybook Canal Boats. Once I was grown & before I had kids I always felt 'meh' about them. I rediscovered how charming that ride is when my boys were little.
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                          Tower of Terror. I am terrified of "drop rides" and refused to go on it. Finally after hearing all the great reviews from friends I decided to suck it up and go on it. The first time was basically screaming expletives (didn't mean to) as I was terrified. But one day I decided to go on it alone just to prove to myself that I could. I really had a good time and now I enjoy it.
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                          • #14
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                            ToT and Screamin'... i used to be terrified of those but now I LOVE THEM!!

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                              All of the dark rides. I never found them at reasonable times but now I can always get on them, with the exception of Peter Pan, in ten minutes or less.

                              I used to always avoid the Enchanted Tiki Room, but I love it now. Haunted Mansion used to terrify me when I was younger because it had the word "haunted" in it, but it's one of my favorites now.

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                                As a 5-year-old I was terrified of the Rocket Jets. They were so high off the ground it felt like I was going to fall out and to my death. As an adult I still avoid that ride, but mostly because it's just not interesting anymore. ( Something to do with being on the ground? Maybe that it's just a kiddie ride that spins in circles? If I want an experience that goes endlessly in circles I'll simply ask someone at work to find a conclusive answer to an issue. )

                                I never went on the old timey rides, either. The horsedrawn streetcars, old 1903 type cars, etc. Now that I've spent time refurbing a few old cars I have more respect for these old things and enjoy a ride in them now and again.

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                                  As a kid I can remember keeping my eyes closed and my hands over my ears on Haunted Mansion. Now it's one of my favorite rides. I can't believe how scared I was when I was younger!
                                  "I do not like to repeat successes. I like to go on to other things." - Walt Disney

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                                    The Enchanted Tiki Room
                                    I used to hate the show, and the song(s), and the hideous cast costumes. But now that I have kids, my 2 year daughter loves it, and I've gained an appreciation for it.

                                    I remember I much I hated it when that tack song got stuck in my head. Now I'm know every verse by heart, and sing with pride.

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                                      All of them, LOL. When I was little I was scared of everything except Small World. Much has changed since then.

                                      But really, I would have to say Splash Mountain. I HATED the drop for the longest time and usually refused to go on it just because of that, even though I enjoyed the show scenes. About 10 years ago I decided to just work through it, and now the drop doesn't bother me anymore. However, there are still times I avoid the ride just because I don't feel like getting wet.

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                                      • #20
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                                        I have avoided the Tea Cups because of their motion sickness tendencies. But my daughter wanted to go on the Cups. So, I did and have been getting on them since. I don't let her touch the center wheel though.
                                        I am old. But still love Disneyland.

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