Random Names Tourists Give AttractionsList as many as we can.
From Christopher SturnioloWhenever you have friends and family in town, they are usually not as experienced as we are in terms of theme parks and end up giving random misnomers to various attractions.
Posted June 11, 2013 at 3:50 PM
Here's a list of what I've encountered:
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Try to see if any of you can come up with more!
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From Bryce McGibenyWhat I've heard:
Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:21 PM
- The Golf Ball Ride (Spaceship Earth)
From Andy MilitoThere's always "The Pirate Ship Ride" (for all those generic boat shaped swinging rides)
Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:29 PM
From Jay R.The tea cups (Mad Hatters Tea Party)
Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM
Although in Disneyland Paris they are called Mad Hatter's tea cups)
From Manny RodriguezThe Egypt Thingy coaster(Montu) Alien shooter ride(MIB Alien Attack)
Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:43 PM
these are some of the things i have heard.
From Anthony MurphyI have heard people confuse China and Japan at Epcot. Sad....
Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:49 PM
From Alan HiscuttI Think I can top them. Was stood in Disneys Hollywood Studios a few years back, on the benches just along from the Brown Derby, when I over heard a woman asking an employee "Where is the Simpsons ride" the CM was polite and explained it was in another studio Park, the woman looked blank then said "Oh, so where is Jaws then"
Posted June 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Ahh watching my stepson snort his cola at that was pretty cool.
A little off topic but still funny methinks.
From Mike GallagherCertainly funnier than most above, Alan.
Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:45 AM
From Alan HiscuttThanks, I only wish she had been holding a map of Universal Studios as well, whilst in DHS, That would have made the story epic but never mind :)
Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:56 AM
From Kelly MuggletonWhenver I go to see Voyage of The Little Mermaid, I usually always say 'let's go and watch the ginger fish-girl' ...does that count :-)
Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:51 AM
From Ryan PickhardtAlan that's hilarious! I would probably just stand there dieing laughing!
Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:02 AM
From Dominick DThe Elephant Ride- Dumbo
Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:44 AM
From Tyler HarrisA piece of Dora-Mexico in Epcot.
Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:10 AM
Those Jerky Cornballs- The Simpsons.
Death by Music- Barney.
I just made these up...
From Mike Gallagher...and thereby defeated the whole purpose of the discussion.
Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:53 PM
From Andy MilitoMike has a good point...
Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM
From James TrexenI'm glad someone else said something (and said it well) because I was itching to, but didn't want to come off as snarky and rude.
Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:46 PM
From Tony DudaThe Mexican Boat Ride is what I always call the Mexico pavilion boat ride at Epcot because I can never remember what it is called. Sounds ominous and dangerous and funny even to me.
Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:52 PM
From AJ HummelIgnoring when I've heard a ride identified incorrectly and when people refer to an attraction by a type, here are some of the best I've heard at the Southern California parks (most of these are technically correct):
Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:57 PM
California Soarin' = Soarin' Over California
I also hear people refer to rides by appearance, such as "The Blue One" or "The Green One" (this is especially common at coaster parks and waterparks). Finally, this ride was before my time, but my mom said everyone used to call Adventure Thru Inner Space "The Monsanto Ride".
From Tyler HarrisTony, it's called the Fiesta Tour.
Posted June 14, 2013 at 12:22 PM
From Tony DudaActually the Mexican Boat Ride is the "Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros" which is why I can never remember the real name without a park map (which I used to find the real name).
Posted June 14, 2013 at 8:20 PM
From Ashleigh NoadA little off topic, but working in Magic Kingdom's Emporium last year, at least once per shift someone would come up and ask 'Where is the Emporium?'... You are standing in it, Sir.
Posted June 15, 2013 at 6:47 AM
Or is that the Castle? Whilst pointing at the castle..
From Melissa Kosztownynot a ride, but
Posted June 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Fort Wilderness Lodge - Combining name of two different resorts
From TH CreativeGreatest Attraction in History = Jungle Cruise
Posted June 16, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Happens all the time.
From Jorge ArnoldsonWhen I was staying at a hotel close to Dollywood, a shuttle driver told us about the "Screamin' Eagle". Really? It's called the Wild Eagle.
Posted June 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM
From rick stevensWhen I worked on the Queen Mary years ago people would ask where to catch the boat to go surfing. Long Beach has a breakwater. They would also ask if the oil islands just off of shore was Catalina.
Posted June 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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