Published: June 20, 2012 at 9:24 AMWhat about Expeditions? I didn't see "Expedition Everest" listed. :) (Or I guess that could go under Mountains!)
Published: June 20, 2012 at 10:04 AMI thought you might give us a defintion of "ride" and "attraction" so we can debate it, but you merely used the existing names and categorized them.
I believe "ride" means something that doesn't have additional special effects or storytelling narrative, whereas an "attraction" has it.
Most roller coasters, Main Street vehicles, carousels, spinners (dumbo, tea cups) are rides.
The remainder are attractions.
At Disney, its attention to detail makes them all attractions.
Published: June 20, 2012 at 10:16 AMGreat list! I'd argue that Disney's Main Street Vehicles are still attractions as they fit in with the theme, and they're detailed unlike other parks. But it's all semantics anyway.
You can argue that Disney makes attractions while everyone else makes rides, but an argument will get you nowhere as you'll reach the same conclusion... an attraction can be considered a ride, but not all attractions are rides.
Published: June 20, 2012 at 10:30 AMMy favorite "Adventure" is Star Tours" The Adventures Contiue.
Published: June 20, 2012 at 11:16 AMwhat about the WDW Railroad. That would seem to fit under Train, but doesn't have train in the name?
Published: June 20, 2012 at 3:23 PMMy head hurts.
Published: June 20, 2012 at 10:21 PMWow. how could you miss Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey under your Journey roundup? It's only the highest ranked ride on this site...and one of your personal favorites, Robert.
Published: June 21, 2012 at 1:53 AMHarry Potter wasn't listed since it isn't a Disney property, and the thread is very definitely Disney-centric. As far as Expedition: Everest, it simply doesn't have the word 'mountain' in its official title, nor do the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland. These are definitely considered part of the Disney mountain range, but are not included due to the actual given name. If we are to include every mountainous attraction, however named, then I think a case could be made for Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach, which most definitely is an attraction, thrilling, and mountain-themed...
Published: June 21, 2012 at 4:02 AM.......and doesn't the fact that we can't even find a category to put Stitch's Great Escape into tell you something about that particular non-event ?
Published: June 21, 2012 at 8:57 AMThis is off topic, but Disney should get rid of Stitch and put Alien Encounter back in there. Tomorrowland could use a boost, and this would be something that would be new to a lot of people (and welcome by everyone who was dismayed when it was replaced by Stitch).
Published: June 23, 2012 at 10:03 PMBobsled!