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Are there any experiences at WDW that you have had and then said "I'm never doing that again?"
I don't have many of them, do you have anything?

For me, it's Tower of Terror, I did it once and that was enough.
I also don't plan on going in the summer any time soon. Though I'm sure eventually I'll do that again.

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I call it my "I did it once and I never have to do it again" list. So far two things are on the list - Chef Mickeys and Primeval Whirl.

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Oh Chef Mickey's that's a good one! I was very disappointed with it in 2010.

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I will never buy another Design-A-Tee shirt ever again. And from the comments that I have received due to that entry, it seems that they haven't improved at all in 2 years!

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It is already closed but if it were open I would never do "Sounds Dangerous" with Drew Carey, I consider it the biggest waste of space that Disney has ever done. Another one that comes to mind is the original (unmodified) version of Mission Space, Sick However I am fine with the "tamed" version.

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I agree with vettelover. I will never do mission:space again. When we went they had both levels of intensity. Ed and I were like yeah we can handle it! I've never felt so sick in my life after a ride. Sick And I am usually one who can handle anything. Heck, we went back and forth between RnR and ToT for 2 straight hours because there was no wait for either during EMH at DHS on Halloween. I loved the weightless feeling I got during Mission:Space but when I could actually feel it spin I just wanted off.

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I can't think of anything I wouldn't do again, it's all good.The full Mission:Space experience is a must for me, none less intense side here.

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I did mission space (green) and thought it was the dulest thing i'd ever done. Also Chef Mickey's. Was awful!

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Stitches great escape was awful.

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Courtney I agree. Stitch was not very good. I really liked Alien Encounter 15 years ago wink I was hoping it would atleast have some of the same feelings with that whole fear of the unknown. It really needs to go bye bye.

Robyn - Ed and I liked Chef Mickeys. We thought the food was fine, our server was fantastic! we had 2 really nice families surrounding us.

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The Astro Orbiter. That line is awful first of all..and then you feel like you are going to fall out the entire time..and not in a good way..like "oh my gosh this is so awesome I love this ride it's so scary" but more like "holy crap, I am pretty sure I am going to fall and I don't think I'm suppose to feel this way" kind of thing..

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You know what they say...Never say never! I swore black and blue that I'd never do 'Ohana again but I'm actually looking forward to it for next month.

But yes - I will NEVER do Stitch's Great Escape again. Pathetic, boring, gross (I'm talking to you chili dog burp). Total waste of space in Tomorrowland.

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I swore black and blue that I'd never do 'Ohana again but I'm actually looking forward to it for next month.

I'm way excited about Ohana! Mostly because I've never been. I'll save judgement until after dinner wink Just 32 more days!

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ZapperZ wrote:
I will never buy another Design-A-Tee shirt ever again. And from the comments that I have received due to that entry, it seems that they haven't improved at all in 2 years!

Zz.

This makes me so sad. sad that's the store I worked at in DTD back in Spring 2009. sad

...I hate to say it, but I wouldn't buy one of those shirts either. I own quite a few because they let us have the damaged/misprinted shirts because that's what we wore as our uniforms. When we left, they never asked for them back because they were such bad quality shirts.

its a really good concept, but the execution is a bit off. I started there about a year after it opened and we perfected the printing/drying process after I'd been working there a couple of months. it really is a delicate process...its not a screenprint or iron-on, but it's just got alot of work to be done. I have no idea how it is now because none of my old friends still work there.

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Jessi5989 wrote:
ZapperZ wrote:
I will never buy another Design-A-Tee shirt ever again. And from the comments that I have received due to that entry, it seems that they haven't improved at all in 2 years!

Zz.

This makes me so sad. sad that's the store I worked at in DTD back in Spring 2009. sad

...I hate to say it, but I wouldn't buy one of those shirts either. I own quite a few because they let us have the damaged/misprinted shirts because that's what we wore as our uniforms. When we left, they never asked for them back because they were such bad quality shirts.

its a really good concept, but the execution is a bit off. I started there about a year after it opened and we perfected the printing/drying process after I'd been working there a couple of months. it really is a delicate process...its not a screenprint or iron-on, but it's just got alot of work to be done. I have no idea how it is now because none of my old friends still work there.

I know how you feel, Jessi. I'm sad that people haven't enjoyed Chef Mickey's, because I worked at the Contemporary and did some work at CM sometimes. Like you, though, I get it. I think sometimes that Chef Mickey's suffers from the "big head" lolol - they're so popular, maybe they aren't as sharp as they once were. They also don't make as much from scratch as they did when I was there, which is too bad. Efficiency is great, but not at the expense of quality.

Kristen, for me, it's ToT, too. It was just too much for me. I don't like drops. Which is kinda the whole point. Smile

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Primeval whirl ( hurl?) is a NEVER AGAIN EVER EVER. Took me two hours to recover. And . . . I had a simply awful meal at Marrakesh a couple of years ago. Won't go back. I know many of you love that place. . . And maybe it is better now. . . But I just can't get over the flavorless food, terrible presentation, and surly staff. I can get that here at home for WAY less $$!
(Just to soothe any ruffled feathers - I Love Tangerine Cafe though!)

Oh - Also not terribly impressed with Stitch. Meh.

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Jessi5989 wrote:
ZapperZ wrote:
I will never buy another Design-A-Tee shirt ever again. And from the comments that I have received due to that entry, it seems that they haven't improved at all in 2 years!

Zz.

This makes me so sad. sad that's the store I worked at in DTD back in Spring 2009. sad

...I hate to say it, but I wouldn't buy one of those shirts either. I own quite a few because they let us have the damaged/misprinted shirts because that's what we wore as our uniforms. When we left, they never asked for them back because they were such bad quality shirts.

its a really good concept, but the execution is a bit off. I started there about a year after it opened and we perfected the printing/drying process after I'd been working there a couple of months. it really is a delicate process...its not a screenprint or iron-on, but it's just got alot of work to be done. I have no idea how it is now because none of my old friends still work there.

From some of the comments that I've been getting on my blog, it appears that the problem is still around even now. And what is worse, it is inconsistent. Some guests report that the cracking happened with one t-shirt, but not another that was bought at the same time.

I just don't want to buy something that expensive with such poor quality. And unfortunately, the few times I was in that store, I've managed to convince a few other guests that I didn't know who were considering on buying those t-shirts, not to buy them. They could better spend their money elsewhere.

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We don't eat there much, so I don't really have a comment about food. When we do it's usually not anywhere special.
As far as rides, I'm not a big fan of Primevial Whirl, but I'll do it once in a while to remind me that I don't like it. Absolutely positively HATE Stitch. I think it's the biggest waste of space and I'm disappointed that it's still there. I've never heard anyone say they like it.
I also hate the line for the Grand Prix cars, and the exhaust fumes and noise as you get on and off. The ride is more nostalgic, one of my memories when I was little, but we don't do it often.

Honestly, I had to really think about all but the Stitch ride. There's not much that I don't like!

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From some of the comments that I've been getting on my blog, it appears that the problem is still around even now. And what is worse, it is inconsistent. Some guests report that the cracking happened with one t-shirt, but not another that was bought at the same time.

I just don't want to buy something that expensive with such poor quality. And unfortunately, the few times I was in that store, I've managed to convince a few other guests that I didn't know who were considering on buying those t-shirts, not to buy them. They could better spend their money elsewhere.

Zz.

Oh, I had quite a few guests come to me with problems with shirts they had bought on previous vacations. I think that one of their main problems is inexperience. When I started there, there were a few people who had been working there for a couple of months, but not much longer and after I left, most of the people I worked with were gone in just a few months, so most of the people working there haven't worked there long and have no clue what they are doing. There are a lot of very specific things we learned that we were supposed to do or not do, and I don't think they were passed down to the newer people.

...I hate to say it, but if the quality doesn't improve, I don't think the store will stay open much longer because they have to be losing quite a bit of money on re-prints now. And there is no use in printing shirts if they aren't good quality.

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Ellen's Energy Adventure or whatever.....what a waste of precious park time. Also, I agree. Sadly once at Chef Mickey was enough for me since I left with food poisoning!

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Kristen K. wrote:
Becks534 wrote:
I swore black and blue that I'd never do 'Ohana again but I'm actually looking forward to it for next month.

I'm way excited about Ohana! Mostly because I've never been. I'll save judgement until after dinner wink Just 32 more days!

I think it will be WAY more fun as a post-race celebration dinner with a bunch of awesome women. awesome

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Becks534 wrote:

I think it will be WAY more fun as a post-race celebration dinner with a bunch of awesome women. awesome

Everything tastes better post-race!

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I would say I'd never do Stitch's Great Escape again...but last year, when I was there alone and needed to kill some time on a Buzz Lightyear FastPass, I ended up doing Stitch again. And it was just as boring the second time. I have to assume this attraction is really big with kids because I don't know any adults who like it.

I will never again eat at Wolfgang Puck's at Downtown Disney. The food wasn't bad, but it also wasn't great, or worth the price we paid for it.

I will never again go to Disney World without ADRs for any restaurants we absolutely, positively must visit. Did that on our first trip. Ended up eating Moroccan twice. Which was good, but we didn't need to eat there twice.

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I'll never again rely solely on Disney transportation (I know, sorry! Just not my bag laugh )

I'll never let them put me in the front seat of Space Mountain! Good lord I thought I was going to die......

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ChipnDaleFan wrote:
Ellen's Energy Adventure or whatever.....what a waste of precious park time.

LOL!! But a great place to take an air conditioned nap in the dark!

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I won't go to the parks between 12:30-3pm in September again. MAN! It's soooo hot during that timeframe!!

After 3 days of doing that, I scheduled pool and nap time during those hours of the afternoon for the remainder of my trip. A much better use of time laugh

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Ellen's Energy Adventure or whatever.....what a waste of precious park time.

LOL!! But a great place to take an air conditioned nap in the dark!

Or maybe I should just enjoy the Energy Adventure!

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I was just reading some rave reviews of the MK holiday parties in other threads, which got me thinking about another bad experience.

In November of 2010, hubby, another couple, and I went to DW for a week. We had tickets to Mickey's Christmas party for the Friday of our visit. I asked our friends if they'd prefer to do our regular Magic Kingdom visit on another day and then rest up Friday prior to MVMCP, or spend all of Friday at Magic Kingdom. They preferred the latter option. So then Friday came and we spent the day touring. The party had barely started when one of the friends complained his legs were sore and he was tired and asked when we could go back to our resort (not a Disney resort, so a little more difficult to get to and from). I reminded them that we had paid extra big bucks to be there that evening and leaving early was basically throwing away over a hundred dollars per couple. So we stayed, but they didn't want to do ANYTHING. We had to see the early parade because they didn't want to stay long enough for the second one, but we couldn't find a good spot so ended up not really seeing the parade at all. They didn't want to walk around or ride anything. All they wanted to do was find a seat, wait for the fireworks, and get the hell out. This was our last day in the parks, so the whole experience was a huge letdown for me. And that has colored my opinion of the holiday parties.

So tell me, should I try again without the party poopers? Are the parties really worth it? Because based solely on that one lousy experience, they aren't.

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Don't blame the MVMCP results you obtained on the party itself, If the party poopers were too poopped to pop, blame them (which you are) not the MVMCP. I would definitely say try it again and take advantage of it to it's fullest. Both the Halloween and Christmas parties, which I have both attended, are super great.

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So tell me, should I try again without the party poopers? Are the parties really worth it?

Yes and yes!

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Thanks much. I'll look into the Halloween party when we're there next October.

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Yes! Try it again without the party poopers!!

I had a wonderful time at MNSSHP the first year. Last year I was having a great time until I hurt myself and then became the party pooper. Hubby and I ended up going home early because I was in so much pain and I was really disappointed. I will totally do it again though because I know how much fun it can be.