coasterbill wrote:I expected push back on Peter Pan and to each his own, stating that you think a classic Disney dark ride is complete trash is definitely a controversial statement but personally I think that ride absolutely sucks and needs a major upgrade. Right now it's far below the standards of what Disney can do and when you compare it to some of their other dark rides it really feels like a steaming pile of crap.
No, Bill, you're wrong, and you're a terrible person for saying this!
Really, I agree. I rode it, and enjoyed it, but I went in with really low expectations. I wanted to ride it just because of the unique ride system. I had never seen a suspended dark ride before, and I don't know of any others. Without the suspended ride system, I would have skipped it entirely, like I did Winnie the Pooh. It was cool for the experience, but I have no reason to ever want to do that again unless there's a big overhaul.
I can see that. I grew up visiting Rehoboth Beach and they have a Haunted Mansion with a suspended ride system that they built mostly in house so that ride system isn't much of a novelty for me since I've ridden that thing countless times. Somehow, despite the fact that it was built on a small, seaside park budget I think that ride is infinitely more enjoyable than Peter Pan's Flight.
Ape wrote:Having not been to the parks since I was three I always assumed these parks were for kids and expect everything to be centered towards kids. With that said I am going in with low expectations and hoping to see my kids face light up like crazy and make the day worthwhile.
The park is really built to appeal to everyone, not just kids. It doesn't have any thrill rides (aside from Space Mountain which is awesome and criminally underrated), but rides like Splash, Thunder, Pirates, Mansion and Mine Train appeal to every age group and by any definition are all excellent rides.