Astro Orbiter - MK
Tomorrowland Speedway - MK
Let’s start with these. Tomorrowland Speedway? I drive an average of 74 MPH for 3 hours to get to WDW. I drive at 50 MPH on World Drive as I head into the MK. I’m going to get into something with a 2 HP lawnmower engine and go 7 MPH with my foot mashed to the floor? No!
Astro Orbiter is fluff and it actually revolves too fast to really enjoy the view and it’s not much more than your standard carnival ride up on top of a building. Sure, I’ll ride it if the lines aren’t bad, but really, it’s scenery.
These are not my votes for most over rated, but they are the most over rated of the group, but not landmark rides, so not really qualifying as most over rated. That’s going to be an E-ticket ride.
I don’t think HM should be on this list, it’s really a 40 year old dark ride, let’s see how the enhancements look. Peter Pan shouldn’t either, at this point it’s a classic dark ride.
Space Mountain also doesn’t belong here, for what it is, it’s pretty good. The problem is, despite the hype, SM is nothing more than a large mini-coaster. It’s not a disappointment because, in the coaster world, it’s a sentimental favorite, but not a thrill junkie’s ride.
The middle disappointments:
Dinosaur (I hate the EMVs)
Test Track, the high speed run could and should be longer.
We’re getting close now.
Soarin’ is in no way an over rated ride. It pushes ride technology to the edge.
Tower of Terror, especially since they randomized the drops puts it at the top of the list of drop rides, especially because of the dark ride elements before you get to the main event.
So, for me, Expedition Everest is the most over rated, followed by RnRCoaster.
When you stop and think that Dueling Dragons was designed for AK and Disney chickened out, EE doesn’t even come close, despite the state of the art rapid change switches that allow the train to reverse direction twice during the ride.
In the beginning, RnRCoaster was not an over rated ride, but as other parks have opened other coasters, it has become eclipsed over the last 8 years. Maybe if they’d made it longer and added two more inversions, it would still blow my skirts up.