Published: June 3, 2013 at 12:48 PMThe Citizens of Hollywood street shows are a must see. We actually enjoy them as much as some of the attractions. There's one that we saw that was about a 20 minute sarcastic take off of the WDW maintainance crews. That was the funniest skit I've seen anywhere, TV or stage. The Citizens really add a lot to the ambiance of the park.
Published: June 3, 2013 at 1:01 PMToy Story Midway Mania is the perfect example of when the FastPass application fails and outright sucks. If they'd eliminate it from this ride the wait time would even out at about 45 minutes (reasonable) versus the usual 75-90 minutes (unreasonable) stand-by line.
The capacity for Midway Mania is too low to properly handle FastPass and as a result too few are distributed to meet demand. Only the few who arrive before park opening and race to get one first receive one of any value. (If you're picking up a FastPass at 11:00 am and it is not valid until 8:00 pm it's not very helpful.)
I think the one flaw in the advice in this article is that if the line for Midway Mania is 45 minutes or less you should ride it. Don't get greedy looking for 20 minutes or less. This park has a severe shortage of quality attractions and you'll have plenty of time to ride the other rides even with a 45 minute wait.
Published: June 3, 2013 at 1:06 PMSurprised you didn't mention The Great Movie Ride.
Published: June 3, 2013 at 1:54 PMHi Eric,
I changed that recommended time on TSMM about five times before I decided to go low and just see what people said. So let's throw it out there -- what's the longest a TSMM standby wait time would be before you wouldn't get in line right then?
Also, to clarify: On these pieces, I'm including the top five or so attractions in a park that get an average 10, 9 or high-8 rating from Theme Park Insider readers. GMR has a 7, so that's not one I'd include as a "must see" in the park, based on readers' average ratings. It's a nice get, but there's much in the park that readers collectively have decided is more worth seeing first.
Published: June 3, 2013 at 2:44 PMThis park is the least interesting if you've been to Disneyland and California Adventure. Tower of Terror, Toy Story, Star Tours, Muppets, and Fantasmic can be enjoyed there. The remaining attractions are boring. The tour guides have to fake enthusiam on the tram ride, the Great Movie Ride, and the Animation exhibits. Rock N Roller Coaster is probably the main highlight. Their Tower of Terror is better than DCA's version. Try it out if you have the time.
Published: June 3, 2013 at 3:38 PMInteresting that they would consider leveling the Lights,Motors,Action stadium for the new Cars Land. That stadium isn't even 10 years old. Although with that and all the space needed for the cars, it is a lot of prime real estate.
The Great Movie Ride is a worthwhile attraction for anybody who hasn't been on it. It's exclusive to only this park and this high capacity ride rarely has a long wait. Special props go out to the actors on this ride, always amusing.
Published: June 4, 2013 at 3:26 AMGreat Movie Ride is called Great for a reason!
Published: June 4, 2013 at 8:22 AMMy Favorite WDW park and unless the other parks see some much needed changes the only one I will continue to visit. Tower of Terror and RNR are light years ahead of anything else in the park and the Sci Fi Dine in restaurant is great also enjoy the Muppets 3D and love The Great Movie Ride (though it could do with a refurb and update)The front of the park is excellent with the Back end below the Muppets being a major let down the Back Stage tour is painful. Lights Motors Action is a once off experience. Toy Story is not worth the que in any way and Star Tours is ok... I love Star Wars but the Ride is only ok and it feels very short. Like alot of people on here I would love to see the Hat gone !!!Oh and lets not forget American Idol surely the worst addition to any park in recent history (Its competition being Fear Factor at Universal)Still the park has TOT and that alone redeems everything else worth the admission alone just to experience it ;)