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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:58 am

^^I gotta be honest here. I see a ton of people (mostly Disney geeks...and most of those Disneyland geeks) bitching about the removal of Snow White for a character meet and greet. I spent a TON of time in Fantasyland at Disneyland last weekend and quite a bit of time at the one here in WDW. It's always a much shorter wait/line for the rides than the Meet & Greets. My daughter, and most young girls at the park, would much prefer some face to face time with Snow White, rather than riding a terrible ride where you see her twice (once dead!)

Park enthusiasts may mourn the loss of a dark ride, but let's be honest with ourselves and see that they're just not as popular with the people that are spending the most time at the park.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:59 am

^ I agree. That Snow White ride is awful, and the only people who are going to miss it are awful Disney enthusiasts.

Personally, I say pull more stuff out of parks they like, just to spite them! ;)

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:03 am

The Snow White rides have always been a problem for Disney because they're too "scary" for little kids and not scary enough for anyone older than eight. I think the planned Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will be a good replacement.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:32 am

I'm all about the classic Disney dark rides (especially one that showcased arguably the most important Disney movie ever created), but that Snow White ride never did anything for me. I think I've ridden it twice the whole time it's been there. Seriously, all it ever felt like was a space filler. A really nice interactive and immersive meet and greet area for the kids would be a huge plus.....even though I'd just prefer another restaurant.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:43 am

BeemerBoy wrote:.....even though I'd just prefer another restaurant.


A decent restaurant at the MK? Keep dreaming! ;)

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:50 am

You have to remember, up until 2006 the only Snow White ride I had ridden was the even more awful one at Disneyland. So the one at WDW wasn't bad for me. ;)

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:55 am

BeemerBoy wrote:I'm all about the classic Disney dark rides (especially one that showcased arguably the most important Disney movie ever created), but that Snow White ride never did anything for me. I think I've ridden it twice the whole time it's been there. Seriously, all it ever felt like was a space filler. A really nice interactive and immersive meet and greet area for the kids would be a huge plus.....even though I'd just prefer another restaurant.

Oh, man, what I wouldn't give for a "Yak & Yeti" caliber restaurant in MK!

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:58 am

How about "The Wicked Queen's Cauldron Bar & Gril"? All the drinks would have vapor rising from them and you could dine in a dungeon.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:09 am

I always liked Snow White, but don't think it will be terribly missed by most people. I've said this before about Universal and I'll say it again, but I've always admired how Universal isn't afraid to completely remove an older yet classic attraction for something fresh and new and I've always wished Disney would do the same thing with some of their older rides, like Snow White.

robbalvey wrote:Oh, man, what I wouldn't give for a "Yak & Yeti" caliber restaurant in MK!

I agree, I've never felt the desire to eat at any of the full service dining facilities in the Magic Kingdom, so a signature restaurant would be a great addition. Maybe even a combo full service/counter service in the same location like Yak and Yeti and just about everywhere in Epcot has.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Chroniq » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:20 am

robbalvey wrote:Oh, man, what I wouldn't give for a "Yak & Yeti" caliber restaurant in MK!


I've never thought of this before, but you are totally correct.
Animal Kingdom has Yak & Yeti
MGM has Brown Derby
Epcot has a number of great restaurants.
Magic Kingdom has? Tony's? We ate there once and were thoroughly disappointed.

Disney is leaving money on the table by not having an awesome in-park restaurant at Magic Kingdom.


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