WDW Trip Report: Days 5 & 6Walt Disney World: We spend 10 days at Disney and the beach. Here's a report on how days 5 and 6 went. Two days at the Magic Kingdom!
From Don NealSorry for the delay. I've been swamped at work since we got back. But here is Day 5 and 6. Two of the best days overall we had on the trip. Enjoy!
Posted June 15, 2010 at 11:10 AM
DAY 5 - Wednesday (6/2)
The good news was the park wasn't all that crowded. The bad news was it was going to rain a lot that day. This ended up working in our favor aside from about an hour of lost time sitting under a roof or in a store during the worst of it but our ponchos helped us keep moving and we ended up with a nice break in the rain that evening. But the rain would return and as a result the night parade was cancelled. It rained up until about 9:45 but stopped and we were able to watch the fireworks from Main Street poncho free. All in all it was a good day and we achieved a lot. Below are my food and ride comments in order.
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Enchanted Tiki Room
Pirates of the Carribean
I love POTC. The theming, the pacing, the queue...everything. It's not the most spectacular or exciting ride ever but like so many other Disney rides, very enjoyable. 9/10 for Jack and the boys! YO HO!
My daughter really enjoyed her first ride along with my two older kids. The theming and story telling make this the best log flume I've ever road. But its still just a log flume. 8/10
Country Bear Jamboree
Hall of Presidents
Liberty Square Riverboat and Tom Sawyer Island
It's a Small World After All
Thunder Mountain Railroad
She did well and that was about as adventurous as she got but we all had fun and it was now my 6 year olds second "big" coaster. She was keeping track and wanted to make sure we all knew how many. :D 8/10 for theming mostly.
Dinner @ Crystal Palace
Carousel of Progress
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Tomorrowland Transit Authority: Blue Line
Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor
Stitch's Great Escape
Walt Disney World Railroad
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Enchanted Tiki Room
The Plaza Restaurant
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From Ali SalemAwesome report! I just have a quick question with Space Mountain... Were any changes on the actual ride portion noticeable and was it significantly darker on the actual ride? Thanks!
Posted June 15, 2010 at 5:01 PM
From James RaoBeen anxiously awaiting your report and I am not disappointed. And while you and I are in total agreement on the Plaza Restaurant (a no-longer-hidden treasure at the Magic Kingdom), we could not be further apart on Space Mountain. I love the near total darkness of the ride, and the constant worry that comes with it ("OMG are my hands going to hit something??!!"). I would love to see more special effects along the track, but for now I am just glad it is soooo dark in the mountain once again. And I found the ride to actually be smoother than it was before the refurb...
Posted June 15, 2010 at 6:39 PM
So, what about the Dole Pineapple Float? Did ya get a few or not?
From Don NealRe: Space Mountain
Posted June 16, 2010 at 4:42 AM
I liked how much darker it was and not knowing what was next. It was just frustrating that it was so jerky. Had it been a smooth ride, I would have loved all the other elements. I can't say for sure whether significant changes were made to the ride itself. I had only ridden it once before the refurb.
How could I have forgotten this!!! It was on my short list, again thanks to James and others. We most definitely enjoyed some Dole Pineapple Floats. I actually ordered the ice cream, orange pineapple swirl or whatever it was. The whole family was in agreement on how good it was. So thanks for recommending it.
My wife was starting to get a little frustrated with the service but once the food started coming, all the disappointment quickly disappeared. We left very satisfied.
From charles hendersonDude how can you forget the Dole Whip. That is one of the Best Desserts/Snack in all of Disney World. Yes there are more decadent options(like Ghirardelli's Brownie Sundae in Downtown Disney) and other complex master pieces but that thing is awesome for how simplistic it is.
Posted June 16, 2010 at 6:30 AM
Anyhow thanks for your report it gives even a 20 year WDW Vet. like myself ideas and motivation to do more.
From Anthony MurphyGood stuff, but I will also second (or third) Dole Whip. Its just an attraction itself.
Posted June 16, 2010 at 2:47 PM
I am interested in your answer to this question: Why did you like Peter Pan's Flight so much? Nothing against the ride, but it always has a scary ride and something that I always skip!
I am suprised you missed the Jungle Cruise and opted for Swiss Family Treehouse. Personally, I would have switched the skipping!
As for Pirates at DL vs WDW, the DL one is just longer and more detailed (if you can believe it!). So if you like the WDW version, you will LOVE the DL one. I think the reason why DL's version gets so much praise is because it is one of the only attractions at DL that is longer than its WDW counterparts. For the most part, DL's versions are shorter.
And you need to see the Tiki Room in DL, it used to be at WDW until the current version which I would give a 0. I would give a 1 to Stitch just because the animatronic Stitch is great!
From Don NealHi Anthony,
Posted June 17, 2010 at 9:46 AM
As I said in the report, I only like Peter Pan because I am a fan of the movie. It's not that great of a ride in and of itself.
As for skipping Jungle Cruise, we rode it last year and no one cared for it and we hadn't done the tree-house walk-through yet. So just something new.
It will be a few years but we're planning on getting out to California to see DL and experience some of the original rides and see some of the other great stuff there.
From Bob MillerAnother great report Don, almost like being there. I know what you mean about Space Mountain, us old guys can't handle being banged around anymore, lol. But I still have to take one more ride next year with Zachary because it'll be his first if he decides to go on.
Posted June 17, 2010 at 3:45 PM
From Anthony MurphyThanks Don for your answer!
Posted June 17, 2010 at 11:44 PM
I am always curious about that ride because the lines are always massive. Sure its a good enough ride, but is it any better than Show White or Winnie the Pooh?
If you want to see some fantastic Disney Dark rides like Snow White and Peter Pan, you really need to head on over to DL in which they add Mr. Toad (which they never should have taken it out of WDW) and Pinoccio
From Don NealIf I had to rank Pooh, Snow White, and Peter Pan I would say that Pooh is last. It's a very short ride and most of the scenery and effects aside from the room where it rained alot aren't very interesting at all.
Posted June 18, 2010 at 5:58 AM
I would put Snow White in second because of more weather effects, a little darker, and better "set" pieces. But it doesn't do the film justice.
I put Peter Pan ahead of the other two because it's suspended and the detail that went into the floor models and perspective. It seems to capture the entire story as well. Last would be an original vehicle design as compared to the other two which are pretty standard.
I would love to see Snow White and Pooh combined into one single dark ride that did a more elaborate telling of Snow White with a higher capacity ride vehicle to make up for the loss in attraction.
From Deborah DavisI don't mean to be a pest, but I really liked your trip reports and would like to see more. Do you suppose you can add the other days soon? I'm especially interested to hear which beaches you visited and how you enjoyed them.
Posted July 12, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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