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MrGrumpy
20-06-2011, 09:33 AM
If you had to leave out one park which one would you leave out of your plans? :/ I'm just not sure we have enough time for every thing

robertcraig
20-06-2011, 09:40 AM
It depends on what your likes are but i would leave out animal kingdom

uscwest
20-06-2011, 10:23 AM
I guess I have to agree with Robert on this one. If I HAD to leave one out I guess it would be AK.

Wendy
20-06-2011, 10:45 AM
I'm the same as Robert and John, it would be Animal Kingdom for me, especially if it is really hot.

The park seems to get so hot and very busy, I think because it is smaller than the others, people congregate in certain places.

I'm not that keen on Hollywood Studios, but it is growing on me - it's good for people watching, sitting on a bench in the shade, eating an ice cream in Sunset Blvd :D

DisneyFreak
20-06-2011, 03:19 PM
We would also leave out Animal Kingdom. My favorite park is Epcot and my wife's is DHS and you can't miss MK on a visit.

They really need to concentrate on expanding AK IMO.

daveann
20-06-2011, 03:47 PM
i think studios is becoming a bit tiered :( it used to be my favorite park but it needs a boost :)

foreverducky
20-06-2011, 04:52 PM
I'm with the crowd on this one. I would leave out AK. Yes, it has some really nice attractions/shows/animals, but to me I could give it a pass. I love the shops in DHS, and Fantasmic can't be missed. I could never give up Epcot as it's my favorite and well MK is just Disney. :D Plus MK has HM, my all time favorite ride.

Dorothy
20-06-2011, 06:09 PM
It would be AK for me too for pretty much the same reasons as everyone stated above, especially if you are going when it's hot!!!

Kate
20-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Animal Kingdom for me too! I know its not the same but we love doing busch gardens and seaworld, so we see the animals there - we do MK and DHS to get our disney fix!

chief
20-06-2011, 07:56 PM
yep although we enjoyed our visit to tusker house and expedition everest, it was our least favourite too. if you have the ultimate ticket and enough time then go for it but if time is not in your favour then i agree with all above and would miss ak out:yes:

ukwdwnut
20-06-2011, 08:18 PM
defo AK for me.

im also in agreement that DHS is looking a bit tired and needs something there, what, i dont know :(

DisneyFreak
20-06-2011, 08:22 PM
im also in agreement that DHS is looking a bit tired and needs something there, what i dont know :(

Bringing back Superstar Television would be huge in my book. The Monsters, Inc roller coaster would also add some additional oomph to the park.

ukwdwnut
20-06-2011, 09:37 PM
Bringing back Superstar Television would be huge in my book. The Monsters, Inc roller coaster would also add some additional oomph to the park.

whats superstar television, never heard of that?

it needs something, the only addition i can think of when i first went in 2000 to nw is the sorcerers hat :(

Tink
21-06-2011, 02:49 AM
EPCOT and AK are my favorites, so I'd never leave one of those two out! :eek:

DHS for me. Nothing much there at all interests me, and I find the park essentially boring. :(

robertcraig
21-06-2011, 09:19 AM
EPCOT and AK are my favorites, so I'd never leave one of those two out! :eek:

DHS for me. Nothing much there at all interests me, and I find the park essentially boring. :(
It is all down to personel preference the one I always i go to is EPCOT I call it the park for grownups

DisneyFreak
21-06-2011, 12:56 PM
whats superstar television, never heard of that?



<table class="wikitable"><tbody><tr><th>Name</th> <th>Attraction Type</th> <th>Description</th> </tr> <tr> <td>Superstar Television</td> <td>Interactive stage show</td> <td>Here, guests could re-enact famous scenes from television history. Using chroma-key (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma-key) technology, the on-stage guests would be shown on TV monitors in the theatre appearing opposite famous celebrities. For example, a female guest would play Ethel Mertz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Mertz) alongside Lucille Ball's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Ball) Lucy Ricardo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Ricardo) in the famous candy factory scene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_I_Love_Lucy_episodes#Season_2) from I Love Lucy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_Lucy). In another example, a guest would appear on the set of The Tonight Show (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tonight_Show) being interviewed by Johnny Carson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Carson). It originally opened on May 1, 1989. It closed on September 26, 1998 and was replaced by Disney's Doug Live!. The theatre was renovated to host a new live-action show, the American Idol Experience, inspired by the hit television series of the same name and opened in February 2009.</td></tr></tbody></table>

Isafari
25-06-2011, 08:45 AM
I'd have to say Disney's Hollywood Studios as it's my least fave Disney park.

gwennie81
26-06-2011, 07:26 AM
I can do DHS in 1/2 day (I really only ride Tower of Terror and Rockin Rollercoaster and watch Beauty & The Beast) and then spend the rest of the day at Epcot. Bonus is getting to ride the boat to Epcot. A nice naptime.

If it's hot, the best parks to be are Epcot (more indoor rides/attractions) and Animal Kingdom (more vegetative canopy...aka shade).

Isafari
26-06-2011, 07:33 AM
If it's hot, the best parks to be are Epcot (more indoor rides/attractions) and Animal Kingdom (more vegetative canopy...aka shade).

Interesting you should say this about AK as most say it is the hottest park to be in. However, I'm with you Gwennie :thumbsup:

gwennie81
26-06-2011, 07:43 PM
I think DHS is the hottest park. I'm broiling by noon there. I don't think there are many shady places around. And even standing in line for RR and TOT, you're in the shade for a while but it's still hot because the fans don't circulate the air all that well.

I'd skip DHS, in the summer and AK in the winter. I took the parental units to AK in January one time and it was so cold there were hardly any animals out and about! :sorry: Just sayin'...

The "hot spots" at AK would be standing in line for the Nemo show and EE.

"Hot spots" at MK is anywhere out in the open LOL! For instance the main pathways through Fantasyland and Tomorrowland and in front of the castle. It gets pretty warm standing and waiting for the 3pm parade, no matter what time of year if you're in the sun.

"Hot spots" at Epcot are also the main open pathways. But like I said earlier, there are plenty of indoor air-conditioned opportunities around. You don't really have to stand outdoors waiting in line for things. My fave new shady, quiet place to enjoy my margarita outdoors is the handicap ramp up the right side of the temple in MX. Another great quiet shady spot outdoors is in France on the other side of the perfume shop. Nice shady planters to sit on and enjoy your champagne. Two more indoor, air-conditioned, little-used areas are the Art of Adornments exhibit in Morocco and the Anime exhibit in Japan.

robertcraig
26-06-2011, 09:16 PM
I am only going to mk and epcot this year as i have decided to go to unversal, seaworld and bush gardens

loki
08-08-2011, 12:23 PM
If I had to goto only 3 parks, i'd pick epcot, magic kingdom, and hollywood studios.


Don't get me wrong, expedition everest, finding nemo: the musical, dinosaur, kali river rapids, and kilimanjaro safaris are in my top 25 disney attractions, but Beauty and the Beast, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Lights! Motors! Action! Extreme Stunt Show, Muppet*Vision 3-D, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Studio Backlot Tour, The Great Movie Ride, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror tip the scale towards DHS by 0.001%

kimb28
04-09-2011, 12:35 AM
We are going to AK just to ride Everest (and maybe the safari if time allows) and then hopping over to HS for the rest of the day. I think AK would be better if traveling with kids. We have an amazing zoo in Columbus, Ohio, so the animals are something I can see at home.

Deafjeff
04-09-2011, 01:15 PM
We are going to AK just to ride Everest (and maybe the safari if time allows) and then hopping over to HS for the rest of the day. I think AK would be better if traveling with kids. We have an amazing zoo in Columbus, Ohio, so the animals are something I can see at home.

I am with Kimb28 here.... Everest is really amazing ride! I would do a very very quick trip.

Sadly, like the majority, I would leave AK out of the planning if you are short of time.

Shellyamc
04-09-2011, 02:20 PM
I would never leave out AK..we love that park!

For us we would give DHS a miss. I think we only have one day there for this trip and we will be able to do everything we are interested in. :yes:

Tink
04-09-2011, 03:20 PM
We are with you Shelly. However, don't forget there is the new Star Tours attraction now. :yes: We've not taken the boy to it yet, but plan to soon.

Mags
04-09-2011, 04:07 PM
It would be MK. None of us like it at all. We will spend maybe 3-4 hrs in it but it does nothing for us and we cant wait to leave. Even after six trips to WDW we still dont care for it. DHS is the one we love love love and even though it is small, it has everything we love. We often spend two full days there. We didnt like AK on our first visit but love it now. We wouldnt mind leaving Blizzard Beach out too. In fact we dont ever bother with it now.

Mags

Shellyamc
04-09-2011, 04:11 PM
We are with you Shelly. However, don't forget there is the new Star Tours attraction now. :yes: We've not taken the boy to it yet, but plan to soon.

I will let Drew do the Star Tours and let me know how it was. It might be something I have to give a miss this time around. I guess I will have to have a chat with my doctor before we go.

Deb
05-09-2011, 09:03 AM
I would probably leave out DHS if pushed - I love AK overall, just the feel of it. DHS - now I adore RRC and TOT - they are two of my absolute fave rides ever, but the look of of the park is getting a bit bland overall. However, I will make sure I never have to choose as I like all of the Disney Parks!

If I only had time for three out of four, I'd get a park hopper and split time between DHS and AK of you wanted to get a flavour and do the "must sees".

disney1sttimer
05-09-2011, 01:34 PM
Aninal kingdom for us in fact out of our last visits we only went on the 1st time and didnt bother again. I just dont see whats there but perhaps I need to read more about it for next time

Tink
05-09-2011, 02:03 PM
You make a very good point, reading about AK I mean. :yes:

Early on there was a Disney Animal Kingdom Guidebook. We purchased it and have loved AK from the beginning.

The park is an amazing feat of subtlety. Every single aspect of it is created for a particular purpose, either to invoke the atmosphere of an African village, or to respect the culture of a society other than Western (or American) so on and so forth.

The incredible work that goes on behind the scenes with the animals is legendary and ground breaking. It was the zoologists of AK who broke the code for elephant language and brought us new understanding of those fantastic animals.

Their work goes on in with all of the species represented there. The habitats are just that, habitats to replicate with great authenticity, the animal's natural home. The habitats are set up for the animal, not the guest, so that is perceived as a detraction by some. (I can't SEE the monkey)! That sort of thing.

To be sure, many folks on holiday aren't into all that sort of thing and that is perfectly fine. :yes:

We love AK, it's an "animal EPCOT" to us. :D

Deb
05-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Tink, we feel the same. One of my most favourite things in the whole of WDW is to take the train to Rafiki's Planet Watch on a morning to watch the vets working close-up in the glass walled surgery. It is fascinating to see them work on the animals, and there is running commentary from a CM, as well as the ability to ask questions of the medical team afterwards. We have seen animals ranging from a tiny bird that had just been flown in from Japan and was having check up, to a loggerhead turtle that had suffered from the cold in the terrible weather last year and had lost a foot. They were able to heal it and put it back into the wild. Just so special to see, but of course if you didn't read up about it you wouldn't know to go and see it.

Of course, I know that this sort of thing isn't everyone's cup of tea, but we love it :)

Tink
05-09-2011, 02:38 PM
Yes, yes, yes! That's exactly what I'm talking about. Learning about the work behind the "park" so to speak. :yes:

We love our memories of the first family troupe, the little boy and the little girl. So many sweet moments... things have changed now, but we still treasure those glimpses of gorilla life we were able to see. :yes:

lisaw
05-09-2011, 08:19 PM
I would probably leave out DHS if pushed - I love AK overall, just the feel of it. DHS - now I adore RRC and TOT - they are two of my absolute fave rides ever, but the look of of the park is getting a bit bland overall. However, I will make sure I never have to choose as I like all of the Disney Parks!

If I only had time for three out of four, I'd get a park hopper and split time between DHS and AK of you wanted to get a flavour and do the "must sees".

I was going to say almost exactly the same as Deb! :)

I can't imagine leaving any of the disney parks out as that is the reason I go in the first place but at a push we spend the least amount of time at DHS so I would probably combine that with AK if I had to and just do the 'must see's'.