Favorite Overlooked Attraction

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by Jacca5660 » Aug Thu 12, 2010 2:45 pm

I guess that's why we all love Disney mindflipper, they always seem to go the extra mile!
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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by theBIGyowski » Aug Thu 12, 2010 3:17 pm

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by Amy » Aug Thu 12, 2010 6:19 pm

Jacca5660 wrote:I guess that's why we all love Disney mindflipper, they always seem to go the extra mile!
Yup! Thumbs up to the Sci-Fi chef mindflipper! Although I'm guessing most of the restaurants would have treated y'all in the same mindful fashion :D

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by LITTLEBIT » Aug Fri 13, 2010 10:27 pm

Amy wrote:
Jacca5660 wrote:I guess that's why we all love Disney mindflipper, they always seem to go the extra mile!
Yup! Thumbs up to the Sci-Fi chef mindflipper! Although I'm guessing most of the restaurants would have treated y'all in the same mindful fashion :D
Way to tarnish the pixie dust Amy. :D

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by Amy » Aug Fri 13, 2010 10:54 pm

LITTLEBIT wrote:
Amy wrote:
Jacca5660 wrote:I guess that's why we all love Disney mindflipper, they always seem to go the extra mile!
Yup! Thumbs up to the Sci-Fi chef mindflipper! Although I'm guessing most of the restaurants would have treated y'all in the same mindful fashion :D
Way to tarnish the pixie dust Amy. :D
Whoops :oops: But maybe it is just that I think the whole resort is sprinkled in magic pixie dust?!?! :D

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by LITTLEBIT » Aug Fri 13, 2010 10:59 pm

Amy wrote:
LITTLEBIT wrote: Way to tarnish the pixie dust Amy. :D
Whoops :oops: But I think the whole resort is sprinkled in magic pixie dust?!?! D
That is very true. I wouldn't be surprised if when I receive my package documents in a few weeks, some will fall out when we open it.

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by indianagirl21 » Aug Mon 16, 2010 3:17 pm

I would have to say Snow white or Winnie the Pooh

Snow White is a little scary for the little ones but I do enjoy it and I'm glad that there is never that long of a line. Also... growing up with Winnie the Pooh brings back memories when I go on that ride. I just love that fuzzy old bear :)

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by BayLakeTowers » Aug Mon 16, 2010 3:42 pm

I always head to the animation courtyard in DHS to the "Magic of Disney Animation". It's sad that it's no longer a working animation studio like it used to be, but there is a drawing class that happens about every 30 minutes where they teach you how to draw a Disney character. There's never a big crowd because there's no sign and people walk right by.
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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by Mousekedude » Aug Mon 16, 2010 4:24 pm

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by DisneySpin » Jun Tue 26, 2012 10:50 pm

CoP and PeopleMover in California were always my favorite overlooked attractions. Now I look for little hidden nostalgic spots in the Park that other people walk right by. There are still areas of Main Street that feel right and since everyone else is heading towards the rides, you can really make it feel like the earlier, less-crowded times. I don't know if I can think of any attraction at Disneyland that seems overlooked now, everyone seems to be in a line for something :mickey:
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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by junebug1233 » Jul Mon 09, 2012 11:56 am

I have to wonder if TTA is really overlooked or if people just think it is. There have been tons of TTA responses here plus I know a lot of people who love this ride (including me). Maybe since the ride is continuous, it seems like it is more overlooked than it actually is.

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by DisneySpin » Jul Mon 09, 2012 4:06 pm

junebug1233 wrote:I have to wonder if TTA is really overlooked or if people just think it is. There have been tons of TTA responses here plus I know a lot of people who love this ride (including me). Maybe since the ride is continuous, it seems like it is more overlooked than it actually is.
Oh, I know TTA still draws people, I was just doing my nostalgic thoughts about Disneyland, CA. The Peoplemover and CoP slowly became more and more overlooked as different, faster rides appeared. I never skipped those attractions, so I witnessed how they started to fade away, then...gone :( So my "looking for the hidden away spots on Main Street" is how I relive a bit of the '60's & 70's.
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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by junebug1233 » Jul Mon 09, 2012 6:00 pm

DisneySpin wrote:
junebug1233 wrote:I have to wonder if TTA is really overlooked or if people just think it is. There have been tons of TTA responses here plus I know a lot of people who love this ride (including me). Maybe since the ride is continuous, it seems like it is more overlooked than it actually is.
Oh, I know TTA still draws people, I was just doing my nostalgic thoughts about Disneyland, CA. The Peoplemover and CoP slowly became more and more overlooked as different, faster rides appeared. I never skipped those attractions, so I witnessed how they started to fade away, then...gone :( So my "looking for the hidden away spots on Main Street" is how I relive a bit of the '60's & 70's.
I think it is true that younger people don't appreciate TTA though. I think I love it so much because I grew up going to Disney. If it ever goes away, that would be a sad day.

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by Amy » Jul Mon 09, 2012 6:30 pm

junebug1233 wrote:
DisneySpin wrote:
junebug1233 wrote:I have to wonder if TTA is really overlooked or if people just think it is. There have been tons of TTA responses here plus I know a lot of people who love this ride (including me). Maybe since the ride is continuous, it seems like it is more overlooked than it actually is.
Oh, I know TTA still draws people, I was just doing my nostalgic thoughts about Disneyland, CA. The Peoplemover and CoP slowly became more and more overlooked as different, faster rides appeared. I never skipped those attractions, so I witnessed how they started to fade away, then...gone :( So my "looking for the hidden away spots on Main Street" is how I relive a bit of the '60's & 70's.
I think it is true that younger people don't appreciate TTA though. I think I love it so much because I grew up going to Disney. If it ever goes away, that would be a sad day.
I would guess that a lot of guests do sort of skip TTA. I can't imagine my teen-aged niece and nephew enjoying it, and even the littler nephew at age 9 would probably announce it to be "boring". I like how it gives an overview of Tomorrowland and that brief glimpse of Space Mountain is always exciting too. I think how kids view an attraction depends so much on how their parents value the attraction. Hopefully there will always be enough people around that enjoy the older attractions like TTA, and the Carousel of Progress, to keep newer generations excited!

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Re: Favorite Overlooked Attraction

Post by Soarin08 » Jul Tue 10, 2012 2:53 pm

I never leave MK without doing the TTA. It's a must-do no matter what!
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