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Best Water Ride

We haven't done a Superlative thread in a while so I thought I'd start one up. What's your favorite Disney water ride? Also what good ones have you ridden besides at Disney?

I'm trying to think of all the Disney rides that involve water. Here's my initial list, let me know which ones I've forgotten and I'll update the list:

Pirates of the Caribbean
Mexico Pavillion
Kali River Rapids
Splash Mountain
It's a Small World
Maelstrom
Living with the Land

If everyone's favorite is Splash Mountain, then which one do you think is under-appreciated?

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MAELSTROM!!!!!!!

What a great ride. Cheesy, relaxing, suspenseful!

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What about Jungle Cruise? It's cheesy as hell but I still love it when you get a good captain.

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Tony wrote:
What about Jungle Cruise? It's cheesy as hell but I still love it when you get a good captain.

That's a good one Brad forgot!

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Like so many 'Disney Favorites' threads, this is a hard one for me. I love many of those mentioned, but would have to go with PotC.

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I'm a Splash Mountain fan, but I think Kali is pretty fun. Pirates and Jungle Cruise are of course the classics.

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Grblah...how do you choose between Pirates and Splash..I don't think I can!

Most underrated..well that one is easy..Malestrom. Love it love it love it!

I like the updates to the Mexico Pavillion but Malestrom is still a favorite.

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Bella wrote:
Grblah...how do you choose between Pirates and Splash..I don't think I can!

Most underrated..well that one is easy..Malestrom. Love it love it love it!

I like the updates to the Mexico Pavillion but Malestrom is still a favorite.

I enjoy Mexico, though I couldn't tell you why.

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Mexican Pavilion!

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I think Splash Mountain is by far the best - it's so funny!

I guess it doesn't really count as a water ride, but I love the wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon.

I don't remember the Mexican ride very well. I'll refresh my memory when I go back Smile

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Pegosaurus wrote:

I don't remember the Mexican ride very well. I'll refresh my memory when I go back Smile

It used to be pretty unremarkable..but now they changed it and it stars Donald Duck..I love it!

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I'll be the lone dissenter and say I miss the old Mexico - even though the new one is fun. They had this video of a "swim up" bar in the old one - it was the one projected into the "pool" on the floor - that I thought was the coolest thing ever Smile But I can't decide. I s'pose POTC is the one we do the most.

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Hi,

I think the ride in the Mexico pavilion is called "El Rio del Tiempo" (River of Time). I think the show starred Donald Duck in a remake of the Three Musketeers. My favorite ride is Pirates of the Caribbean, which if you think about it has a lot of adult themeing.

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I'm a dork but I LOVE "Living with the Land" lol.. I just find it so fascinating--um--once you're in the greenhouse that is. I've gone on the Behind the Seeds tour right after, and if you haven't done it, you're really missing out! an excellent bargain at WDW at only $12! you get to walk around in the greenhouses! it was fairly awesome lol

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DonaldDork wrote:
I'm a dork but I LOVE "Living with the Land" lol.. I just find it so fascinating--um--once you're in the greenhouse that is. I've gone on the Behind the Seeds tour right after, and if you haven't done it, you're really missing out! an excellent bargain at WDW at only $12! you get to walk around in the greenhouses! it was fairly awesome lol

Yes we also have done the behind the scenes tour and found it fascinating, we had a GREAT tour guide and since there were only one other couple on the tour she went into great detail about everything. They even give you each a vial of Ladybugs to release anywhere you want during your tour and explained what the Ladybugs do to the enviroment, and how beneficial they are.

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Vettelover wrote:
DonaldDork wrote:
I'm a dork but I LOVE "Living with the Land" lol.. I just find it so fascinating--um--once you're in the greenhouse that is. I've gone on the Behind the Seeds tour right after, and if you haven't done it, you're really missing out! an excellent bargain at WDW at only $12! you get to walk around in the greenhouses! it was fairly awesome lol

Yes we also have done the behind the scenes tour and found it fascinating, we had a GREAT tour guide and since there were only one other couple on the tour she went into great detail about everything. They even give you each a vial of Ladybugs to release anywhere you want during your tour and explained what the Ladybugs do to the enviroment, and how beneficial they are.

yes! lol.. we only had one other couple on our tour as well--it was the last tour of the day... we got do release the bugs and we played the "name that spice by it's smell" game.. We won. that was cool too. Then when the boats would go by, our guide would pretend to be an audio animatronic lol.. she was great.
OHHH we also got to feed the talapia fish! THAT was fun.. they go NUTS for those pellets!!

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Off topic, but during the Flower and Garden Fest a few years back, they had a presentation for children during which they got to release matchboxes of lady bugs in a garden area, and they learned that lady bugs eat aphids. DD and I had such fun! Another "Land" memory - we did it on our first trip to Epcot in 1983, and I remember asking the guide if they used the fruits and veggies that they grew. He said no - and we were so disappointed! I know they've updated that, and they say they used them now. But even at 12, I remember thinking how silly it was that they wouldn't use them. All of this to say...I love "The Land" too - in fact, there isn't a ride on the list I don't love. Smile

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I'm curious what "releasing the bugs" is...

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cdub wrote:
I'm curious what "releasing the bugs" is...

cdub, it refers to when you take the behind the seeds tour, the tour guide gives everyone on the tour a vial with 20 or 30 ladybugs in each vial. You are then told to "release the bugs" (Ladybugs) wherever you want during the tour and they explain how the ladybugs are beneficial to all the plants by eating aphids and other harmful insects.

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on the Behind the Seeds Tour I took this past October, the guide said that they use "some" of the veggies and fruits they grow there, but that "most" of them are used as food at Animal Kingdom. The only thing they use "most" of are the fish.. in the restaurants there at Epcot (she said mostly at the Japan pavillion and Coral Reef)

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I would have to vote for Splash Mountain, though PotC is a close second. I love Rio del Tiempo because there's never any line and we're always ready to sit down by that area. Maelstrom can be fun too, though the line can be a little ridiculous for what it is. We learned our lesson about scooting out of the theater afterward, though - kind of a waste of time, I think.

The tour sounds interesting - we really want to do the Keys to the Kingdom sometime!

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teacherdrama wrote:
I would have to vote for Splash Mountain, though PotC is a close second. I love Rio del Tiempo because there's never any line and we're always ready to sit down by that area. Maelstrom can be fun too, though the line can be a little ridiculous for what it is. We learned our lesson about scooting out of the theater afterward, though - kind of a waste of time, I think.

The tour sounds interesting - we really want to do the Keys to the Kingdom sometime!

Right? (Skipping out on the Norway film, I mean) but I feel the teensiest bit guilty when I do it. Like I'm breaking some Disney rule or something.

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Maelstrom is a hoot in my opinion, but you're right that the line is in NO WAY justified. I have to admit that I skip the film every time (I've never actually seen it). I really should watch it at least once.

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Lizzy_B wrote:
I'll be the lone dissenter and say I miss the old Mexico - even though the new one is fun. They had this video of a "swim up" bar in the old one - it was the one projected into the "pool" on the floor - that I thought was the coolest thing ever Smile But I can't decide. I s'pose POTC is the one we do the most.

I remember that scene with their 70's bathing suits.

Oddly enough the one resort I've been to in Mexico had a swim up bar..

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