Melissa Donahue

Published: June 20, 2012 at 9:24 AM

What about Expeditions? I didn't see "Expedition Everest" listed. :) (Or I guess that could go under Mountains!)
Anon Mouse

Published: June 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I 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.

Brandon Mendoza

Published: June 20, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Great 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.

Dominick D

Published: June 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM

My favorite "Adventure" is Star Tours" The Adventures Contiue.
Mitchell Botwin

Published: June 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM

what about the WDW Railroad. That would seem to fit under Train, but doesn't have train in the name?
Mike Gallagher

Published: June 20, 2012 at 3:23 PM

My head hurts.
Sylvain Comeau

Published: June 20, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Wow. 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.
Randall Peek

Published: June 21, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Harry 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...
Rob P

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 ?
It's not a ride or a spin.
It's not a mountain or an adventure.
It's not even an it doesn't appear to attract.
It's kind of a .....nothing.
So how about special category for things that are pretty much nothing at all .?
Sylvain Comeau

Published: June 21, 2012 at 8:57 AM

This 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 PM