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  • [Question] One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

    MiceChatter BK15 (and real-life best friend of mine) as well as our other Disney best friends from Middle School 'till now are going to Disney World this August for a week.

    Only one of us has been to Disney World more than once (the last time I was there I was 4). As Disneyland connoisseurs**, we want to ask:

    If you had 7 days in Disney World, what attractions, shows, and snackfoods/particular meals could you NOT miss under ANY circumstance?

    ** We did read hydroguy's great WDW for DLR Vets post -- so thank you!
    ** NOTE: We're all cheap appreciative college students :meet:, so when it comes to food, we don't really need to eat with characters and go to a bunch of fancy family restaurants -- we tend to have one good $20 dinner a day with a couple snacks throughout the afternoon.
    BK15:
    Disney BFF and Partner-In-Crime!

    Walt Disney World: 1995, August 2009
    Disneyland: New Years 08/09, January 2010, September 2010, New Years 2011

    :love::love: VALENTINE'S WEEKEND 2014:love::love:
    ... with the Kristoff to my Anna!



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    Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

    Oooh. Great question for this forum. We're going in April (one month from today!). So I'm interested to see the feedback. I'm also a big DL connoisseur, so we're looking forward to checking it all out!

    Here's my list of what I HAVE to see!

    Magic Kingdom
    well - everything!
    WDW Railroad
    Mickey's Philharmagic
    Small World
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - to compare to our lame version
    Tea Cups
    Hall of Presidents
    Haunted Mansion
    Splash Mountain (how can you resist?)
    Big Thunder - ditto
    Country Bears - because I miss ours from DL
    Pirates
    Jungle Cruise
    Magic Carpets - curious more than anything
    Space Mtn
    Buzz Lightyear - cuz I hear it's better than ours at DL
    Stitch's Great Escape - gotta do it once just to say I did
    Eat at the Crystal Palace


    EPCOT
    Spaceship Earth
    Mission Space
    Test Track
    Soarin'
    Turtle Talk w/Crush - Duuuuude!
    Mexico - cuz Kevin Yee's pictures of the update looked soooo good
    Norway - gotta ride Maelstrom
    Eat in ?? My Dad says the French and Italian restaurants are the best - not sure about that. Maybe the Canadian steak house??

    Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Great Movie Ride
    Indy Stunt Show
    Star Tours - for the kids - they love it
    Lights, Motors, Action! Stunt show
    Backlot Tour
    Walt Disney: One Man's Dream (see screen name and avatar)
    Voyage of the Little Mermaid
    Rock n' Roller Coaster (Aerosmith!)
    Tower of Terror - to compare to DL
    Fantasmic!
    Midway Mania
    Eat at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater or 50's Prime Time Cafe

    Disney's Animal Kingdom
    Expedition Everest - of course!
    Kilimanjaro Safaris
    Festival of the Lion King
    Kali River Rapids
    Dinosaur
    Eat at Flame Tree BBQ or Tusker House - heard both were good

    We'll be shopping at Downtown Disney and visiting Blizzard Beach as well. We'll be there for 8 entire days with a day of travel on either side.

    Should be fun!
    "Fire at will, boys!"

    "Which one's Will?

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    • #3
      Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

      The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - to compare to our lame version
      Completely agree with you on that. The DL version is very dumb. I am hoping the WDW version is better.

      I am looking forward to Country Bears because (I never thought I would say this) I miss them too! lol
      Partner in Crime: Smaps.

      Go Huskies!!!

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        Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

        Originally posted by InspiredByWalt View Post
        Oooh. Great question for this forum. We're going in April (one month from today!). So I'm interested to see the feedback. I'm also a big DL connoisseur, so we're looking forward to checking it all out!
        hey! My bride and I are going at the same time! 4/2-4/9! CSR.

        Nifty...

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        • #5
          Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

          Originally posted by InspiredByWalt View Post
          Here's my list of what I HAVE to see!**
          ** (redacted)
          Great list -- and we share a lot of the same "gotta do'ems"! I'm going to have to steal this list for when we plan our own day-to-day going-ons :ap:
          BK15:
          Disney BFF and Partner-In-Crime!

          Walt Disney World: 1995, August 2009
          Disneyland: New Years 08/09, January 2010, September 2010, New Years 2011

          :love::love: VALENTINE'S WEEKEND 2014:love::love:
          ... with the Kristoff to my Anna!



          :ap: Queen Elsa Is My Homegirl
          :ap:

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          • #6
            Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

            Stitch stinks. But it is nice to say you've done it once. We're going back in December and believe me, we'll be skipping that one.

            Don't miss Haunted Mansion or Peter Pan.

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            • #7
              Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

              Magic Kingdom:
              Pretty much everything... However DO NOT go on Stitch's Great Escape. I can not stress that enough.

              Epcot
              Test Track
              Mission Space (ride the orange side. Its more intense. TRUST ME!!)
              Spaceship earth (if you want a nice nap)
              World Showcase
              Finding nemo
              Soarin
              Living with the Land
              Journey to Imagination

              Animal Kingdom
              I pretty much hit every ride in this park.

              Disney Hollywood Studios
              Tower of Terror
              Aerosmith Rock n rollercoaster
              Toy Story Midway mania
              Muppets in 3-D


              I saw that you have a limited budget for food, but there is one place you need to eat when at Disney. Its called Ohana' and its located at the Polynesian resort! If you do not eat there, then your entire vacation is an EPIC FAIL!!!!!!

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                Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

                Originally posted by Stephmtl View Post
                hey! My bride and I are going at the same time! 4/2-4/9! CSR.

                Nifty...

                We'll see you in line!

                April 3 - Travel Day
                April 4 - EPCOT
                April 5 - hotel/pools/DTD - we have 4 kids, so the pools are a must!
                April 6 - MK
                April 7 - DAK/DTD
                April 8 - EPCOT
                April 9 - Blizzard Beach - (see April 5)
                April 10 - DHS
                April 11 - MK
                April 12 - Easter/Travel Day
                "Fire at will, boys!"

                "Which one's Will?

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                  Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

                  Originally posted by Smaps View Post
                  Great list -- and we share a lot of the same "gotta do'ems"! I'm going to have to steal this list for when we plan our own day-to-day going-ons :ap:
                  Glad it was helpful! I'm doing my best Disney 'holy cow - we're going to WDW' geek out right now. Can't wait!!!

                  We've planned for two days in MK, 2 days in EPCOT, 1 day in DHS and DAK as well as a water park day (Blizzard Beach for us - we have a teenager and pre-teens)
                  Last edited by InspiredByWalt; 03-04-2009, 10:07 AM.
                  "Fire at will, boys!"

                  "Which one's Will?

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                  • #10
                    Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

                    Hi Smaps - here are my 2 cents

                    Magic Kingdom - Mickey's Philharmagic is the one major attraction you won't find at DL - I think it's Disney's best 3D film. Splash Mountain and the refurbed Haunted Mansion have improvements relative to the DL versions. Otherwise, the rides are mostly equivalent or superior at DL. Don't miss the Spectromagic parade or the boat ride from the Ticket and Transportation Center. You will also find some rides / shows no longer at DL to indulge your nostalgia - like the Peoplemover (aka TTA), Carousel of Progress and Country Bears. The fireworks show is pretty good.

                    Epcot - Ridewise, check out Spaceship Earth, Test Track, and, if you can tolerate it, Mission Space. The Nemo pavilion is nicely done too; I love Soarin but it is the same as at DCA. The rides and films in World Showcase are only so-so - the best things here are the ambience and small cultural performances. Otherwise it's essentially a very nicely themed shopping mall. The fireworks show is pretty good.

                    DHS - most people think DHS's Tower of Terror is better than that at DCA. The Indy Stunt show is great. Opinion tends to be divided on the Great Movie Ride - personally I think it's great and sets the theme for the park. Rock N Roller coaster is very popular with guests though personally intense, lightly themed coasters are not my cup of tea. Toy Story Mania is a great ride but not substantially different from the DCA version. Fantasmic is good but not quite as good as out west. The other rides / shows are hit or miss or equivalent ot DL / DCA.

                    Animal Kingdom - my favorite park at WDW...everything here is good or great...except the cheesy Dinorama...although Kali River Rapids and Dinosaur may not be worth it if the wait is too long.

                    Downtown Disney - La Nouba is a great show if you want to spend an evening doing something other than the parks. Earl of Sandwhich is the best value food in WDW.

                    Don't spend the whole week at WDW! Universal's parks have some great rides you won't find out west, including Spiderman, Men in Black, and a better version of the Mummy.

                    Have a great trip!
                    Down with the Hat

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                      Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

                      I have one thing to say. Promise me you dont waste your time on Stitch, that will be all.

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                      • #12
                        Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

                        Also agree about Stitch, skip it! DL Space is so much better than WDW.

                        They also ruined Tiki Room!

                        But the ones I would say to not miss from a DL frequent visitor are:

                        MK
                        Mickey's Philharmagic(Best 3D movie ever!)
                        Pooh
                        Peter Pan
                        Haunted Mansion
                        Country Bears(Since they took ours away!)
                        Carousel of Progess(Since we dont have it anymore)
                        TTA(Since we don't have Peoplemover anymore, loved riding this)

                        AK
                        Expedition Everest(Loved this ride!!!!!)
                        Festival of the Lion King
                        Finding Nemo Musical
                        Kilimanjaro Safari

                        DHS
                        Toy Story Midway Mania(Same as DCA but I love this ride)
                        Tower of Terror
                        Rock N Rollercoaster

                        Epcot
                        Test Track
                        Seas with Nemo
                        World Showcase(My favorite thing in WDW)
                        Keith





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                        • #13
                          Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

                          Wow! Everyone seems to pretty much agree on what we must do. I am really excited now. I didn't know there was a peoplemover in WDW so I am really looking forward to that.

                          Everyone also seems to agree the stitch attraction is a waste of time. I gotta say, you guys are making me want to ride it just so I can see how awful it really is! )

                          Phillar Magic sounds awesome and I can't wait to see it. Also excited to try mission space (of course I will force the group to go on the orange side :evil.

                          You guys have been extremely helpful, I really appreciate the advice.
                          Partner in Crime: Smaps.

                          Go Huskies!!!

                          Disneyland: September 12th to 19th

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                          • #14
                            Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

                            heh ill also be going around the same time as you guys (well ill be leaving on April 4th while u guys are getting there) where spending 6 days at WDW one day at universal orlando. Cant wait and love this list!
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz-c7Ees4QQ

                            Come Celebrate with us, we can't wait to meet ya!

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                            • #15
                              Re: One Week In DisneyWorld: What Can You NOT Miss?

                              We get in on the 11th.

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