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    My husband and I are going to Disneyland/DCA for two Sundays in a row at the end of October with my father from out of town. My father doesn't come down very often, and we usually only go to Disneyland/DCA for one day; so when we go together, we do what all good one day visitors try to do: cram as many e-tickets into the day as possible. We are specifically going two days this fall to enjoy the things that are missed by most visitors with the same one day mentality.

    So, what are some of your favorite B-List attractions in either park? (I know B-List is subjective. If you need to, think of it as what are some of your favorite non-E-ticket rides? Or, what are your favorite rides that the average visitor looks over?)

    The one B-List I ALWAYS have to do is Storybook Land Canal Boats. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I just wish they had the Return to Oz diorama in Disneyland's version.
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    Oh oh oh! The Winnie the Pooh ride! It's cute, the music is cute, the colors/graphics are FANTASTIC, and it tells a bit of a story. LOVE that. It gets a lot of derision, but I think it's great.

    Other than that, I love most of the rides... not a big fan of Tomorrowland, but I think most of the DL rides are worth at least one shot.

    Over in DCA, I LOVED the Animation Academy, next to the theater with "Turtle Talk with Crush", and no one had ever told us how much fun it was! Also, the Orange Stinger was fun, even though it's basically a county-fair type of ride.

    What rides have you skipped over in the past?
    Last edited by Shoppingbear; 10-04-2006, 03:38 PM.
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      Some of my favourite rides were the Fantasyland 'dark rides'. Now, I'm not sure if these fit your 'B List' category, but many of these are underrated, especially when compared to the bigger rides.

      When you think about it, the same could be said about DCA. Often overlooked, but pretty good on its own merits.

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        I like Mulholland Madness over at DCA. I don't hear too much about that one.

        And I just discovered Billy Hill and the Hillbillies at the Golden Horseshoe so maybe that counts?
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          I loooove Alice in Wonderland. One of my all-time favorite rides. People always say, "The tea cup ride?" No! The other one....Alice. A lot of tourists don't ever go on it.

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            All the shows and bands!

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              Originally posted by Tooliebear View Post
              Also, the Orange Stinger was fun, even though it's basically a county-fair type of ride.

              What rides have you skipped over in the past?

              I also love the stinger! That is my must do for any county fair. Sometimes, if I'm moving through DCA quick enough, I'll hop on it. But it is usually the first one to get the axe if I'm running out of time.

              Rides/Attractions I've missed:

              Disneyland, Never Did Ever:
              • Explorer Canoes
              • Astro Orbitor
              • Gadget's Go Coaster
              • King Arthur Carousel
              • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
              • Sailing Ship Columbia
              • Golden Horshoe Revue
              • NONE of the Main Street Vehicles
              Disneyland, Usually Pass Over:
              • Autopia
              • Mad Tea Party
              • Innoventions
              • Main Street Cinema
              • Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
              • Casey Jr. Circus Train
              • Dumbo
              • Most of the Fantasyland Dark Rides as the lines can be ridiculous, although if we do ride some, we usually skip Pinocchio and Snow White as their technology is a bit dated
              DCA, Never Did Ever:
              • None of the Bug's Life Area rides
              • Golden Zephyr
              • Maliboomer
              • King Triton's Carousel
              • Mulholland Madness
              • Grizzly River Run
              • The Aladdin Show
              • Turtle Talk with Crush
              • Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage
              • Seasons of the Vine
              DCA, Usually Pass Over
              • Orange Stinger
              • Sun Wheel
              • Disney Animation
              Was that too much information?
              "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see? " - Alice

              "If his brain's ran down, how can he talk?" - Jack Pumpkinhead
              "It happens to people all the time, Jack." - Dorothy

              "It seems the words on my mug are right: 'It is hard to soar with Eagles when you work with Turkeys.'" - Sam the Eagle

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                Muholland Madness in underrated. Too bad they are removing it soon.
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                  It's a sentimental favorite but I vote for Enchanted Tiki Room. Grab a pineapple spear outside and take a quiet mid-afternoon rest inside. Ah, refreshing!

                  At DCA, nobody seems to get over to "It's Tough to Be a Bug!" It's a fun yet disturbing experience for first-timers and still a good time for repeaters.

                  Another "yea" for Orange Stinger and a big "nay" to "Golden Screams."

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                      Originally posted by stinkerbell View Post
                      I loooove Alice in Wonderland. One of my all-time favorite rides. People always say, "The tea cup ride?" No! The other one....Alice. A lot of tourists don't ever go on it.
                      It's sad to see Alice passed up. It's one of my favorites too. I may even rate it as my favorite Fantasyland dark ride. Much better than the tea cups IMO.

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                        Pinocchio, childhood nostalgia I think
                        Casey jr, Storybook and Alice are all favorites. And I love the Main Street vehicles.

                        DCA, I love Tough to be a bug, love the animation building and Redwood Creek can be a life saver when your kid needs to run and burn energy



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                          The Explorer Canoes are great, especially if it's a warm day. (You're going to get splashed by the person in front of you who just can't get the concept of rowing in unison)

                          Find a seat at the bow of the Mark Twain after dark. Pure magic! (...or ask politely if you can join the pilot.)

                          Do take a moment to ride the Main St. Firetruck. It was Uncle Walt's personal toy. You can't get closer to the source of The Magic.

                          Ride the Disneyland RailRoad. Ask if you can ride the "tender" directly behind the engineer!

                          Ride the carousel. It's just good ol' fashioned corny fun.
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                            Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln,
                            Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse (I refuse to call it Tarzan's Treehouse!),
                            Gallery above Pirates,
                            Tiki Tiki Room,
                            Peter Pan!

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                              The twain at night! Very special experience.

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                                I know that this would be considered an E-ticket but it is a different experience and I think it only improves the attraction. You should ride big thunder after dark. I don't know why I like it better but I do. Maybe at night it feels faster.

                                We never miss the Tiki room with a Dole Whip and if you haven't seen it you should check out the First 50 Magical Years in the Opera House. It is a good movie about Disneyland.
                                Last edited by Doofy; 10-05-2006, 09:43 PM.
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                                  Editing to narrow it down to the ones I'm SHOCKED you've missed:
                                  Originally posted by MaryAnn in Wndrlnd View Post
                                  Disneyland, Never Did Ever:
                                  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
                                  • NONE of the Main Street Vehicles
                                  DCA, Never Did Ever:
                                  • Mulholland Madness
                                  • Grizzly River Run
                                  • Turtle Talk with Crush
                                  Was that too much information?
                                  You've NEVER been on those??? You're KIDDING me!! Grizzly River Run is one of our favorite rides ever, MM is a cute little roller coaster, and although I just got in to see TT with Crush recently, it's worth it!

                                  Like I said, I know Winnie gets the scorn by some here, but if you like the dark rides, it's at least as good. The Main Street Vehicles are also definitely worth it, they're just calm fun, you know?
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                                    i like the golden zephyr. its a nice, calm ride and its fun. some might call it 'boring' but i get a kick out of it every time i go on it.

                                    innoventions is pretty neat also. very underrated and they actually have some really cool things in there.

                                    my other favorite b-ride would have to be winnie the pooh. don't forget - when you go on it, make sure to sit in either of the first two rows. turn around after the pyschedelic scene (not spoiling) and there you will see the moose heads from country bear jamboree. that alone is worth the ride.
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                                      MULHOLLAND MADNESS IS SO FUN! I have never laughed so hard on a roller coaster. You feel like you are going to go over a cliff. It is very unassuming and underrated. I hope it doesn't go away.

                                      We rode it three times in a row last visit!

                                      Also, it's not a "ride" per se, but sitting in the roundabout on Main St. and watching the characters interact with kids of all ages and listening to the bands is really enchanting. (ok, that sounded cheezy). Grab your favorite churro/corndog/ice cream and take a load off! Taking in the atmosphere is really a nice change if you are used to one-day-marathons in the parks.

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                                        It's Tough To Be A Bug
                                        Turtle Talk with Crush
                                        MuppetVision 3-D
                                        Sun Wheel


                                        The Goldenhorse Review (Billy Hill and the Hillbillies)
                                        Buzz Lightyear's Astro BLasters
                                        StarTours
                                        Pinocchio's Daring Journey
                                        Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
                                        Tiki Room (the line for Dolewhips is often shorter from the waiting area, might as well stay for the show)
                                        IMO - YMMV - FYIGM

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