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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:02 pm

I never realized there was so much disdain for Peter Pan out there. I mean yeah I get that it's not entirely up to date or technologically stunning but for a 40+ year old ride based on a 60+ year old movie it's not entirely terrible (to me). Maybe I've just been riding it for the last 30 years of my life and never had any kind of expectations for it to not live up to.

This whole discussion does kind of make me wonder how a ride like that translates to younger generations or if it will/should ever be removed/updated. I certainly don't think a "classic" should remain as is just because it's a classic but I feel like for what it is (a kids ride) it's still perfectly fine just a tad low on the capacity.

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Postby Ape » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:12 pm

Well here in a Month and a half I will be able to tell you how my 3 year old reacts to it.

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Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:18 pm

Ape wrote:Well here in a Month and a half I will be able to tell you how my 3 year old reacts to it.


I think I already know how that's going to go...... :lover: :mickey: .

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:17 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
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.

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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.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ArgoZ » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:50 pm

The best tip when visiting any Disney Park is to have a good game plan and arrive before opening to be at the "Rope Drop". We spend this Christmas at Disney World. While I wouldn't recommend visiting during such a busy time, with a smart plan it was just fine, so visiting any other time will be no problem. We were at MK on the 26. From 7am -9am,( Resort guests get in at 7am) all rides were walk ons with the exception of a 20 min wait for 7 Dwarfs. Even up to 11am the park was mostly under 30 min for various rides, so very manageable. We were done almost all major rides to then watch the parade at 1pm and head back to the hotel as we watched the hoards and hoards of people flow in. Dwarfs grew to a 130 min wait according to the Disney app that afternoon. We came back in the evening to use our 3 Fast passes on Dwarfs, Big Thunder and Space Mountain and watch fireworks. Christmas, the most busiest time of the year, was a blast with some brains.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:56 pm

coasterbill wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
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!

Better? ;)

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.

See, now you're making me want to go to Rehoboth Beach. I've been agonizing over how to fit it into my Knoebels plans. It's so close (Moreys Piers is already on the itinerary), and yet it's on the opposite side of the bay from everything else.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:31 pm

You know there is the Cape May Ferry you can take from Jersey to Delaware. I think it's two hours. It's the kind you take your car on. Just saying.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:47 pm

^ Absolutely! I'm eyeing late August, right at the tail end of daily operations for everything. Time is a major factor on this; just too many things to do and all sort of but not exactly close. I think once everyone has their 2017 calendars on their websites, I'm going to have to start a "Help Me Plan a Trip to Knoebels" thread just to figure out the logistics.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:37 am

If you go to Rehoboth Beach, don't go there to ride rides. Bring a beach chair and an umbrella, pop it in the sand and enjoy the best, cleanest small beach / boardwalk town on the East coast (or don't and rent one from one of the beach shacks. In true Rehoboth fashion it's very reasonably priced).

Go up to Zoggs for some orange crushes and Rum Buckets, get a slice of Grotto pizza, eat a Cheesesteak from Gus and Gus and then pop into Funland to ride a few rides and play a few games. That's what Rehoboth is about, don't make a special trip for rides. Funland is lovely but it's not a destination.

Anyway sorry, we're way off topic now. :lol:

*Also, the beach is free. Delaware doesn't play that Jersey bullsh*t. They never have and never will. Nobody owns the beach, the beach is for everyone.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:54 am

coasterbill wrote:Anyway sorry, we're way off topic now. :lol:

That might as well be my mantra. :lol:

Thanks for the advice. There will be plenty of time for more Rehoboth/Jersey Shore talk between now and summer. Now how to get this back on track? Er....

How about this article from earlier this year?

www.theonion.com/article/disney-world-opens-new-ordeal-kingdom-family-meltd-52230

The Onion wrote:BAY LAKE, FL—Touting the new property’s wide variety of unique and imaginative attractions, representatives from the Walt Disney World Resort announced Monday the opening of Ordeal Kingdom, a new theme park specifically designed for full-scale family meltdowns.

Situated between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, the 350-acre property reportedly incorporates many of the most aggravating elements of Disney’s other parks and expands them into a creative and fully immersive world of irritation, which is said to include the longest lines in the entire resort, a convoluted layout that is only depicted in indecipherable cartoon maps that are not to scale, and 150 percent higher prices. According to park director Jacob Bartlett, Ordeal Kingdom’s specialized combination of features will ensure a slowly building resentment among visiting families, eventually resulting in a dramatic public outburst followed by a silent walk back to the car.
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