Top 10 Signs You've Been Visiting Walt Disney World for a Long Time

December 18, 2015, 12:57 PM · Some of you might not realize this, but I love Walt Disney World. If I didn’t, I surely wouldn’t have been a regular visitor for the past 40 years! Sure, I might joke around with it from time to time, treating it like an annoying little kid brother, but it’s only because I care. I always want it to be as good on my next visit as I remember on my past ones.

Of course, life marches on, and things change — in your life, and in your favorite theme parks. But it’s always good fun to take a stroll down memory lane from time to time. Having just gotten back home from a wonderful WDW trip, my wife and I were fondly recalling some of the bygone things we experienced and loved through the years that we miss getting to see or do.

Christmas on the old Hub
Your editor jumps in to wish you a Merry Christmas from 1990. Yes, once upon a time, the Magic Kingdom hub had trees!

So without further adieu, here’s a quiz about some of the Top 10 Things from Disney days gone by that I hope many of you will fondly (or not so fondly) also remember.

1. You loved picking between Desert, Undersea, and Space. Tell me the attraction and the park it called home.

2. You ever got an aerial view of Fantasyland and Tomorrowland from a gondola. What was the official name of this ride?

3. You remember playing arcade games in the Fiesta Fun Center. Now tell me not only the hotel but also which floor where it was located.

4. You love the original Country Bear Jamboree, but you also enjoyed two other versions of the show. What were they?

5. You have visited the Adventureland Egg Roll Wagon and enjoyed the most amazingly bizarre food mash-up known to man or mouse since the marriage of Broccoli and Cheetos. Can you name it? Here’s some help from Robert.

6. You can recall which rides were A, B, C, D, and E tickets, and bonus points for knowing how they were color-coded.

7. You proudly sang along to “Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit,” overheard the expression “I’m only the hypothalamus,” and can also remember when Star Tours wasn’t the only simulator ride of its kind in WDW. What was the name of these two shows and the sim ride? And all of these attractions were housed where?

8. You visited the homes of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, but the “land” where they were once located is long gone and replaced by the expanded Fantasyland and Storybook Circus. This “land” experienced quite a few name changes during its time at WDW. Name all four.

9. You loved this ride that gave you two lines to choose from but always ended the same: headed right into a collision with an oncoming train. What was the ride? What was the name of the book/cartoon that inspired it? And what current WDW attraction replaced it?

10. “Kungaloosh!” Where could you hear this, before people ordered it for dessert at the Skipper Canteen?

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December 18, 2015 at 1:05 PM · #1 is Horizons in Epcot.
December 18, 2015 at 1:31 PM · #2 Skyway

Skyway to Fantasyland or
Skyway to Tomorrowland

December 18, 2015 at 1:44 PM · I won't give away the answers. But I do have to say that apparently I have been going to WDW for a long time. I think my first visit was two years after it opened and have been there too many times to count.
I would like to add a couple to this list.
11. You stand and watch a movie and after the ride on the back of the firetruck people would get sick.Name the attraction and the land it was in.
12. On this ride you will see mermaids and it gave Walt Disney Company a unique standing in the world because of it. Name the ride. Bonus points what was the unique status?
December 18, 2015 at 1:45 PM · #1 horizons in Epcot
#2 Skyway
#3 Contemporary in the basement
#6 I still have some of each ticket, but can't recall the colors at the moment
#7 sim was body wars
#9 Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Wind in the Willows, Winnie the Pooh
December 18, 2015 at 1:48 PM · Timothy,

#12 - It was 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. The unique standing was that WDW had one of the largest naval fleets in the world. (Am I right?)

December 18, 2015 at 2:07 PM · 1. Horizons, Epcot center at the end of the ride

2. Skyway of Course, one was "Skyway to Tomorrow land" the other "Skyway to Fantasyland"

3. Contemporary hotel, ground floor. When video games were popular. "The Wave" in in the place on where it was"

4. The longer version of the current show and the Christmas show. Really wish they would bring the Christmas one back at the holidays. Love it!

5. Egg Roll dog was is?

6. A-white were the carousel and cars on Mainstreet B- Keel Boats, Orange C Light blue D- Yellow Riverboats Yellow and Tom Sawyers Island? , E - green (all the good rides)

7. Kitchen Cabaret in the land pavilion was veggie veggie fruit fruit.... Body Wars and Cranial Command both at Life & Health pavilion

8. Mickey's Birthday Land is the only name i can remember it called

9. Mr. Toads Wild Ride, Now where Winnie the Poo is. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

10. Adventures Club... really miss it. Trader Sam's Grog Grotto has done a great job at being similar, but nothing will ever be as fun as that was.

11. Circle vision in Tomorrowland

12 20,000 leagues under the sea, 5th? (maybe 7th) largest navy in the world.

December 18, 2015 at 5:55 PM · Great list!

A couple others I would add:

13. This ride recalled the days when air travel was still fun.

14. This 3D movie included a beautiful, yet borderline creepy, segment with kids on a carousel. What was it called and where was it?

December 18, 2015 at 6:32 PM · I believe the Disney Company has the largest fleet of privately owned submarines in the world.
December 18, 2015 at 7:08 PM · *Grumble*....Didn't realize I wasn't logged in. When a comment pops up adding a ride about travel and a 3D movie to the list, it's mine.
December 18, 2015 at 8:33 PM · #8 waiting for more answers, I remember Mickey's Starland but was it ever toontown? Other names?
Other questions were fairly easy :)
December 18, 2015 at 9:35 PM · Oh God. My youth is showing, I'm not able to answer so many of these questions! But I will try my best using facts that I have read online or in books over the years.

#1-Horizons at Epcot

#2-Uuurgh, I know what you're talking about, but what was the name?! Er...Skyway or something...?

#3-They had an arcade at one of the hotels? Seriously? That sounds so cool...

#4-That's a trick question. No human being could withstand the torture that is Country Bears Jamboree.

#5-don't even know what you're talking about.

#6-Hmmm...I know Space Mountain and POTC were E-tickets, but I don't know about the rest. Gonna have to do a google search later.

#7-Body Wars, Cranium Command and Kitchen Kabaret! They were all housed in the pavilion that's now only open during festivals.

#8-I know there was Mickey's Birthdayland, Starland and Toontown, but I don't know about a fourth one before Storybook Circus.

#9-Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Wind In The Willows! Thank you, Disneyland!

#10-yeah...don't know.


#12-20,000 Leauges Under The Sea; had the third largest naval fleet in the world.

December 18, 2015 at 9:49 PM · Here's two questions to add:

1. When you needed help in this park, you would press a button on what for instant assistance?

2. There used to be a ride in front of Cinderella's Castle. What was it?

December 19, 2015 at 1:03 AM · #8- remember Star land, toon town, birthday land I think?
December 19, 2015 at 5:31 AM · I have been visiting WDW since 1973 … But I kept myself honest in my answers.
1. Horizons
2. Skyway
3. Contemporary / 1st Floor
4. Christmas / Not Sure
5. Didn’t know.
6. Have never committed them to memory.
7. Kitchen Kabaret. Don’t know. Body Wars.
8. I would be guessing.
9. Toad. Willows. Pooh.
10. Adventurer’s Club.
That was kinda fun!
December 19, 2015 at 1:01 PM · #4 the "other" show should be Vacation Hoedown
December 19, 2015 at 6:45 PM · Oh boy, more questions!!! I go...

#13-That's gonna be either Delta Dreamflight or If You Had Wings.

#14-Doesn't sound familiar, but has Epcot written all over it.

#15-They actually had a button for that? Wouldn't it be easier to just go up to a Cast Member and ask for assistance?

#16-It was the one where you ride in swan boats around the lagoon. I've heard rumours about that...

December 20, 2015 at 2:44 PM · Okay, I think I have most:
1. Horizons, at Epcot (still one of the best)
2. Fantasyland-Tomorrowland Skyway
3. Never stayed at a Disney resort, don't know
4.Christmas and Vacation
5.Egg roll dog
6.Don't know the answer to that one...
7.Kitchen Kabaret(The Land), Cranium Command and Body Wars(The Wonders Of Life)
8.Mickey's Birthdayland, Toyland, Toontown Fair,and Starland
9.The book was Wind In The Willows,the ride was Mr Toad's Wild Ride, and Winnie The Pooh replaced it
10.The Adventurer's Club
11.That one I don't know-whatever it was, it might've preceded my trips to Disney
12.20,000 Leagues Under The Sea...and I believe it had at the time, one of, if not the biggest naval fleets in the world
13.Delta Dreamflight or If You Had Wings
14.Magic Journeys (I still LOVE the song)
December 20, 2015 at 2:47 PM · 14. ...and it was at Journey Into Imagination, then it moved to the Magic Kingdom, where I first saw it-

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