Published: July 3, 2011 at 9:18 PMLove the Flag Retreat Ceremony at Disneyland. Such a reverent time. Do not miss it.
Published: July 3, 2011 at 10:29 PMAA is possibly the best Disney stage show of all time.
Published: July 3, 2011 at 11:47 PMHall of Presidents. That roll call at the end is good stuff.
Published: July 4, 2011 at 5:42 AMBeing from Virginia, it always makes me sad to think about the missed opportunity that was Disney's America. The main reason it wasn't wanted was the locality (just over an hour south of D.C.) feared traffic issues. Since that time the traffic has come any way. From what I understand about the idea it would have been more like a living history park rather than a theme park.
My vote went for the American Adventure as well. Between the amazing animatronics and the song at the end, you can't beat it.
Published: July 4, 2011 at 9:33 PMCan I say none of these? I don't mean this as un-American (I'm proud to be an American and I believe it is important to be educated on the past)..... but when I am at an amusement park.... none of these sound like what I'd like to do with a portion of my time that I just paid like 80 bucks to get in for.
I have never seen any of these, don't care if I do. If I want to learn about history I will take a history class or go to the library (which is free.... not 80 bucks). I pay amusement parks to amuse and entertain me.
Published: July 5, 2011 at 5:05 AMI went for American Adventure one of my favorites. As for the Disneys America in Northern Va. Everyone was behind it at the start. Then the Disney demands came into play. ANd as wanted was a portion of the Manassas Battke Field. Which as ANy native Verginnia will tell you is a big no no.
Published: July 5, 2011 at 6:53 AMI've always loved Hall of Presidents. I agree, the rollcall at the end is great, especially when you have a new President joining the rollcall.
Published: July 5, 2011 at 9:55 AMAs an "outsider" my vote doesn't really count but the American Adventure is such a good attraction I had to tick the box.
Published: July 5, 2011 at 11:37 AMFor the person who doesn't want to see these shows. I find it strange that these high tech presentations are in your mind un-amusing as a boring history lesson. What makes these shows amazing is that it isn't just a boring history lesson. Honestly, they don't take much time out of one's day, and at least some people find them pleasant places to cool off for a bit.
They are quality shows and attractions, I think you must be afraid to watch them because of the subject matter, not because they are bad quality or truly boring. If the same technology was applied to anything else, you probably would like them.
Watching Disney and Universal movies are cheap too but you are spending 80 dollars to watch theme park presentations of them too.
Published: July 7, 2011 at 2:32 PMI picked Adventure, but Lincoln is a close second. That is just a great AA.