Mickey's top 5 Time Wasters


#1

skunis1 hooked us up with a link to another Disney info site and there I came across someone’s

Top 5 Time Waster list

  1. Tom Sawyer island because it seems outdated and nothing to do there. My boys loved the Fort and played there quite a bit but it seems kinda dead-ish over there.
  2. Wonders of Life because it’s empty
  3. The Backlot Tour, that whole thing is just a mess and always has been
  4. Rafiki’s Planet Watch, because there’s never really anything interesting happening there.
  5. Pleasure Island because nothing is happening. How long will it take them to finish this project. Also, I have never really heard concrete pans other than they are putting in more restaurants and shops. Maybe they could have kept Adventurer’s Club open a while longer until the new venues were ready.

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#2

Kind of a cynical list. Exploring Tom Sawyers island takes you back to the book itself, about boys (ok, kids) exploring things for themselves. Geeze, does everything have to be animatronics and flashing lights?

Still…I’ve never understood the point of riding Liberty Belle Riverboat. You can ride any number of boats and the ferry to get to/from MK (especially when you’re staying at Fort Wilderness!!! :biggrin:). So why stand in line to ride a boat that goes no where?


#3

I think we have only been to Tom Sawyers island only one time. It gave my daughter something different to do but—it’s not a repeat visit.

The steamboat—we have been on that twice—it does give a tiny bit of different perspective on the “figures” such as the Indians as you are floating around. The last time we road on it, it was because we had ressies at Liberty Tree we were too early for, and the boat was half empty and ready to leave.

Some things are ok once but not repeaters…but—guess it’s just a personal thing.

Pleasure Island has been a big disappointment overall to me…We never do any of the nightclubs and to walk from the West side to the East side of DTD you have to walk wayyyyy around thru it.


#4

hmmm…

Wasters…I guess one person’s waster is another person’s must-do. (I actually like the Liberty Bell - but the caves on Tom Sawyer Island freak me out. And as my dh has the maturity of your average 7 year old, he just loves to get me on that barrel bridge and jump up and down.:angry:) But mine would be:

Keys to the Kingdom Tour. The biggest and most expensive disappointment we’ve ever experienced at WDW.

Lights, Action, Motor Cars. Sorry - just don’t get it. I’m too girly and it’s too noisy and the burning rubber smell makes me sick.

Stitch’s Great Adventure (is that even it’s name?) - there just are no words. Seriously. No words. Just bad. And even worse if you’re claustrophobic.

Wonders of Life - do something with it already. It looks pitiful sitting there empty.

And speaking of empty - what’s that river in AK all about? Wasn’t there a ride there once? Which was a real loser? And now it’s just the river to nowhere…

Two real losers for me were the Pocohantas Show and Tarzan Show at AK - fortunately both gone. I do wish they’d re-open The Adventurer’s Club - maybe at the Boardwalk. Loved that place.


#5

Mine are not going to get a lot of agreement but here they are:

  1. STITCH- oh my goodness. Worst attraction in history. Please bring back Alien Encounter. Put in a new character encounter spot or CS restaurant. Anything but this attraction and its disgusting burp.

  2. Swiss family tree house. With limited space in MK, I really feel like this is a huge waste.

  3. The Canada pavillion. The horrible movie. . .everything about it. I feel like its almost disrespectful to Canada to represent it so poorly. Haha maybe its just me??

  4. The “petting zoo” in AK. Maybe its because we have 10 of these near where I live, but to me it just feels cheap and ‘undisney’

  5. Test Track. Never have I been so frustrated with an attraction. It is always broken or down or has a 3 day line-- and I always wait, because I forget how much I hate it. The only enjoyable part is the very end which lasts 10 seconds. Really its a horrible waste of space.


#6

[QUOTE=llama;1105249]hmmm…

Wasters…I guess one person’s waster is another person’s must-do. …

I do wish they’d re-open The Adventurer’s Club - maybe at the Boardwalk. Loved that place.[/QUOTE]
Yes, re-open the Adventurer’s Club where the Atlantic Dance Hall is. that place is always dead.


#7

Time wasters? Tough call on that. I have attractions I never do and attractions I only do every few trips. I don’t consider them time wasters, but if I had to get rid of one attraction in each park here’s what they would be.

  1. Stitch at the MK

  2. The whole wonders of life pooh at Epcot - make something over there or bulldoze the place

  3. Sounds dangerous…take the signage down and just please put something amazing there to distract the race to TSM

  4. nothing at AK…there isn’t enough there as is.


#8

My waste of time would be-

  1. Tomorrow Land Speedway. Cars are waaaay to slow and the fumes from the engines are nauseating. Too many others around the nation that have much more speed to them.
  2. Liberty Riverboat. Only because we have so many around here, and they’re all Casino’s :cool:.
  3. Planet Watch. Boring for us.
  4. Tiki Room. Only the Under New Mgt version, haven’t seen the old original version so I could change my mind on this one.
  5. Narnia. This attraction to me seems like a movie trailer to promote the 2nd movie, and they’ve already had a 3rd since then.

I see the empty buildings as more of a waste of space than a waste of time.

The bonus of TSI…finding the paint brushes and getting 10 free fp’s to Splash and BTMRR. Otherwise, eh.


#9

There are few things I would completely say were a waste, while others are hit each trip. Just using those listed:

Tom Sawyer Island- Pam and I still go over there each trip. And we make sure we go through the cave, hike all of the hills, and bounce each other on the barrels.

Backlot Tour- great to take newbies and put them on the left side of the car. And some of the props at the entrance are neat to look at if you take the time.

Rafiki- Love going there to see the medical work on the stars of the show. Must be the ER medical in me coming out.

Pleasure Island- This can go. It will NEVER be the same.

Liberty Belle- Nice place to relax with a cold drink and regroup.

Lights, action,motor cars- That one can go.

Stitch- BLOW IT UP alreaday. I never would have thought Disney could actually make something WORSE and not do anything about it.

Pocohantus show- Liked it due to the animals, but only went there with the kids. It closed when youngest DD was 18.

Swiss Family- Walk up every trip. It’s an original from when I first went to WDW the opening year.

Canada movie- Pam and I love it.

Test Track- Now this could use a major update/rework/ride sequence change.


#10

[QUOTE=llama;1105249]hmmm…

Wasters…I guess one person’s waster is another person’s must-do. (I actually like the Liberty Bell - but the caves on Tom Sawyer Island freak me out. And as my dh has the maturity of your average 7 year old, he just loves to get me on that barrel bridge and jump up and down.:angry:) But mine would be:

Keys to the Kingdom Tour. The biggest and most expensive disappointment we’ve ever experienced at WDW.

Lights, Action, Motor Cars. Sorry - just don’t get it. I’m too girly and it’s too noisy and the burning rubber smell makes me sick.

Stitch’s Great Adventure (is that even it’s name?) - there just are no words. Seriously. No words. Just bad. And even worse if you’re claustrophobic.

Wonders of Life - do something with it already. It looks pitiful sitting there empty.

And speaking of empty - what’s that river in AK all about? Wasn’t there a ride there once? Which was a real loser? And now it’s just the river to nowhere…

Two real losers for me were the Pocohantas Show and Tarzan Show at AK - fortunately both gone. I do wish they’d re-open The Adventurer’s Club - maybe at the Boardwalk. Loved that place.[/QUOTE]

We LOVED the Tarzan Show! It’s the only Disney sound track I own.


#11

We saw the tarzan show once (before it closed) and we didn’t know what the big deal was.

Tom Sawyer, I think it would be better if they still had a CS over there.

Canada movie, we saw it a few yrs ago…movie is fine, getting to it almost killed us. Going up and down the steps, around the bend, thru the woods and over the fall :whistling…I really don’t like a line where you have to stand on steps where you move inch by inch. (that includes TSM)


#12

lines…


#13

Character greetings… Really it is a time filler. We were at WDW one year inMarch. We got there Saturday with no crowds,and saw every character we wanted as well as any ride we wanted. Well, on Thursday of the next week the spring breakers were starting to roll in. You could see an increase in the crowd, and when you got to the MK, suddenly there was a multitude of characters on Main Street for you to see- all the way up the street, along with the antique cars, people singing on the trolley were in the street. It was great entertainment, but it made you slow down and not make a ride the first priority.

I really liked it, and have since appreciated it since-but I also see it for what it is. It keeps you in line for ,say Daisy, when you might be running off to Dumbo… They are very wise at the house of mouse (for most things anyway).


#14

[QUOTE=jo-jo;1105292]
Canada movie, we saw it a few yrs ago…movie is fine, getting to it almost killed us. Going up and down the steps, around the bend, thru the woods and over the fall :whistling…I really don’t like a line where you have to stand on
steps where you move inch by inch. (that includes TSM)[/QUOTE]

That’s called NATURE:happy: - well, faux Nature.


#15

As a Canadian - I’m not offended that you don’t like the movie - Hall of Presidents isn’t in my top ten - but I’m curious - why would you say it’s horrible? Or disrespectful to Canada? The old movie was pretty dated, but we think the new one with Martin Short is terrific.


#16

Llama----I have not seen the latest movie, and only saw the old one once. The movie is not on my personal favorite list, not for anything having to do with the movie itself, but because you have to stand up to see it.

Same reason I have not returned to the movie in China. After walking around and around, I prefer to sit down to enjoy attractions. I go to the shop in Canada to browse, however.

For me, it’s definitely not a personal thing against any country. I skip Norway(long line for short time) China, Canada, France and some others. I like to shop in the pavilions but the attractions themselves don’t interest me any longer.

If there is a new film at Canada, we may check it out next visit. Thanks for posting about it. :slight_smile:


#17

I stand corrected, I have not seen the new movie with Martin :blush:. Perhaps I will check that out in a few weeks. I guess I just feel like the whole pavillion pales in comparison to most of the others. I love Canada and have wonderful memories of vacationing there as a child-- for me, I guess Disney just doesn’t capture the wonder of Canada as well as I think they could. I’m glad to hear that you (as a Canadian), find it to be enjoyable. I guess I just want more.


#18

I agree about the Pavillions. They really do need re-do, although I like the recreation of the Buchart Gardens (as you go down to leCellier) - they are pretty. But do try the new movie - it’s really good.

And while we’re at it - I still don’t understand why they can’t put a nice sitdown restaurant in the American Pavillion. They have that gorgeous building and that pathetic little counterservice. I always thought that a restaurant representing the different areas of the States - like Southern cooking and New England cooking, etc. would be terrific.


#19

Speaking of time wasters: Atlantic Dance Hall:closedeye


#20

Spoodles…