So, a few days ago, I posted what the top 10 rides/attractions are at Walt Disney World, and while it is clear, I love going to visit the parks, there are some children I love more than others. These five are the things you should REALLY try to avoid (or see once, to show that I'm right) at the various parks.
Again, in no particular order....
The Voyage Of The Little Mermaid (Disney Hollywood Studios). A show that is SO dated (like most of DHS), with it's black light puppeteering, an Ursula where you can see where the foam tentacles have begun to dry out and rot, and a laser light show that was cutting in edge in 1989, but now, with only two of the four lights that represent you going underwater working (as was the case when Babaloo and I last went over the summer with his niece), it's a show that has definitely lived past it's time. If you're lucky, you will get an Ariel who can hit all the notes from Part Of Your World. If you're lucky. We were, how can I say this politely....not lucky.
Under The Sea - Journey Of The Little Mermaid (Magic Kingdom) Man, I really have it in for Ariel, don't I? This attraction is one of the new rides at the park, opening less than 2 years ago in the New Fantasy Land portion of the park. My complaints about it are that it is BEAUTIFUL outside, with Prince Eric's Castle and Coral Reefs that you walk through....and walk through.....and walk through....to get to the ride. Similar to The Seas With Nemo (maybe it's just underwater themed rides I hate), the ride takes about 5 minutes and tells the WHOLE Little Mermaid story by song with nothing really tying each of the songs together. It suddenly ends with the wedding and a painted dead Ursula on the opposing wall. To say I was disappointed when waiting 90 minutes the first time we rode this only to have this would be an understatement. I've ridden it a few times since with much less of a wait, and the feeling is still very "meh" when I am done. But, again, it's really purty to look at from outside.
Swiss Family Treehouse (Magic Kingdom) Steps? Outside In Florida In August? Fuck you.
Dinosaur (Animal Kingdom) Now, I will be the first to say I will be outvoted on this one by Taffy and Babaloo, but I hate this ride. The only thing I like about this ride is the queue for it is inside and for some reason, I always remember it as being SUPER cold because of AC. You ride in some Jeep Grand Cherokee through The Land Before Time (or a version of it - I know that's not owned by Disney.) Eventually, you come across a T-Rex-But-They-Can't-Call-It-A-T-Rex-Because-Of-Universal's-Jurrasic-Park-Down-The-Street. It's super dark and super bumpy and the part where the T-Rex thing comes out of the dark and tries to bite your head off and the speaker is in it's mouth and it's super loud? No, thanks. Props to the fact that they made it look like the dinosaur runs along side your car for a little while, but I'm usually counting the moments until the fucking ride is over.
Ok, so like with my other post, what are your least favorite rides/attractions at Walt Disney World?