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Your Five "Never Seen It" Attractions

You know those attractions that you just never managed to see, those rides you never were terribly interested in? Or the secondary things on your list that you've never seemed to have had time for? Let's name 'em! Five attractions, and "Why?"

I've never been on -

Dumbo (Oddly, never rode it as a kid.)
Astro Orbiter (Slow loading, just never bothered)
Turtle Talk (Not interested, mostly for little kids)
Kali River Rapids (Never found a good time to be wet)
Primeval Whirl (I don't do spinning)

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Stitch's Great Escape
Turtle Talk with Crush
Triceratop Spin
The Boneyard
American Idol Experience

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Turtle Talk - I'd rather be in World Showcase
Kali River Rapids - I hate getting wet on rides
Primeval Whirl - I just haven't gotten around to it.
Tough To Be A Bug - NO. Just plain No.
Rockin' Roller Coaster - Not my thing.

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monsters inc laugh floor -get the feeling its for kids?????????
stitch's great escape -still in therapy from alien encounter!
American idol experience - don't really want to put the other contestants to shame with my singing abilities (actually starts rolling on floor with laughter!)

actually cant do the whole 5 as ive been on everything else! (however I wished I never set foot on dinosaur as I will never forget that experience in my whole life!)

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- Kali River Rapids (the older I get, the less desire I have for water rides)
- Splash Mountain (see Kali River Rapids)
- Toy Story Midway Mania (never wanted to wait that long. Had a fast pass a couple of years ago and it was closed when I went to use it)
- Stitch's Great Escape (no desire based on the reviews I've read about it)
- Malstrom (haven't gotten around to it)

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1. Liberty Square Riverboat
2. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
3. The Boneyard
4. TriceraTop Spin
5. Sum of All Thrills

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American Idol Experience- not my idea of fun
Astro Orbiter- has never appealed to me
Tea cups- don't want to lose my lunch
Primeval Whirl- see above reason
Toy Story Mania- lines are long and hard to get a fast pass but next trip I am getting on this ride!

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1. TriceraTop Spin- I've been on Dumbo, Aladdin and Astro Orbitor. Once you've done one, you've done them all.
2. American Idol Experience- I can't sing. I'm not a fan of the show either.
3. Hall of Presidents- Not my thing
4. Turtle Talk- seems like its for kids
5. Tales with Belle- Haven't got around to it yet

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Spook wrote:
1. TriceraTop Spin- I've been on Dumbo, Aladdin and Astro Orbitor. Once you've done one, you've done them all.
2. American Idol Experience- I can't sing. I'm not a fan of the show either.
3. Hall of Presidents- Not my thing
4. Turtle Talk- seems like its for kids
5. Tales with Belle- Haven't got around to it yet

I duck into Hall of Presidents for an air conditioned nap now and then. I've never seen the American Idol thing either.

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1. Space Mountain
2. Splash Mountain
3. Expedition Everest
4. Primeval Whirl
5. Tower of Terror

Are you seeing the theme here? biggrin Anything that goes up and down, I will not be riding. This is the gift I give to all those people who can ride coasters, etc. without tossing their cookies. I am not one of them. laugh

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Discounting the rides that I just can't/don't want to handle (ToT, RnR, EE, MS-green-technically I was on the ride, but I bailed before takeoff), here are 5 of my "haven't made time for's"

1. Primeval Whirl - DH isn't interested in trying this, but when we take his cousin to Star Wars weekend in May, I think I'll finally have a riding buddy.

2. It's Tough to Be a Bug - um. gross. no way. This sounds like Stitch's great escape but nastier...

3. Kali River Rapids - we've only ever done 3 partial days at AK and we're just not huge on water rides. we would have done it last month because it was THAT HOT in AK, but it was down for rehab

4. Turtle Talk with Crush - I understand it's basically like Monsters Inc Laugh Floor, but more kid-centric. (Amy1989, Monsters Inc. is pretty funny for adults, too. DH has had to stand up and dance both times that I drug him in there and it was HILARIOUS!)

5. American Idol Experience - I'm not about to sing in public and I really don't want to spend my vacation watching people do something that I can watch them do at home on my television if I cared about it at all.

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Any ride that just goes around in circles. Aside from the Disney theming, we have exactly the same stuff up here.

That Tomorrowland car thing. See above.

Soarin'. Due to motion sickness issues, I can't handle IMAX-type theaters even when the seats don't move.

The teacups. See motion sickness issues above.

Star Tours. Can't handle most virtual reality attractions, either.

And the list could go on and on...Rock'n Roller Coaster, Space Mountain, Expedition Everest, anything that would make me hurl or ruin my day.

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Space mountain
Splash mountain
Thunder mountain
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I'm not into drops so if I know it's there I'm out. Pirates pushes me over the line but I will do it atleast once.

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4. Turtle Talk with Crush - I understand it's basically like Monsters Inc Laugh Floor, but more kid-centric. (Amy1989, Monsters Inc. is pretty funny for adults, too. DH has had to stand up and dance both times that I drug him in there and it was HILARIOUS!)

I think this may be the reason I have never been in if somebody dragged me up I think I would positively freak out!!!! however saying that if my mother was picked to get up then this would be a totally different story and I would be on your wavelength!!!!

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I'm sad to see how many people haven't seen Turtle Talk...it's adorable!

1. Magic Carpets of Aladdin - we had this on the list to do last trip but we decided to skip it our first MK day and then it was closed the rest of the trip!

2. Stitch's Great Escape - No thanks. May try it this trip if we have time to fill but I'm in no big hurry to do this one.

3. Sum of All Thrills - They didn't have this any trip I've been on except our last one and we ran out of time. It's a must do for this trip!

4. Any of the waterpark rides - We've never been to Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon

5. The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow - Again, just not a priority.

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I don't do spinning so haven't

1. Dumbo, Tea Cups, Triceratops Spin, Carpets or astro orbiter
Also for the record I am constantly saddened by these types of rides, they are the sort of thing you find at any fair ground or theme park its not really a great Disney set of rides. Although saying that I will be riding dumbo while in paris.

2. American Idol, I don't wanna sing and I don't wanna listen to people who think they can. I'm from the UK so the format is on tv every week in some form. Its strange how almost ever one has named this, maybe its time for it to go.

3. the people mover, I know I know. I WILL be riding this in October. but to be honest my familt have never needed brakes and have always had more exciting things to do.

4. The Bird Show at Animal Kingdom, it has rained EVERY time I have ever tried to visit the park and the show has been called off. I will do my best to see it in october

5. mission space. I cant ride it due to motion sickness, might try green in october though.

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I can only think of a couple and they are mostly in the dinosaur area of Animal Kingdom

1. Primeval Whirl

2. That dinosaur kids ride at Animal Kingdom

3. American Idol

I think that's all that I haven't been on. I also think that Turtle Talk with Crush is worth going to see at least once. It's geared towards kids but it's really cute. mickey

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1. American Idol Experience...although I think that out next trip we will have to go because me future DH LOVES to sing.

2. Triceratop Spin : Never felt the need...been on Dumbo and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin...seems to be the same

3. Hall of Presidents : Seems really boring...although might be something to do just once

4. Turtle Talk : Ran out of time on our last trip

5. Tom Sawyer Island : Always forget about this....is it actually entertaining for adults?

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Philhowelldesign wrote:
I don't do spinning so haven't
2. American Idol, I don't wanna sing and I don't wanna listen to people who think they can. I'm from the UK so the format is on tv every week in some form. Its strange how almost ever one has named this, maybe its time for it to go.

3. the people mover, I know I know. I WILL be riding this in October. but to be honest my familt have never needed brakes and have always had more exciting things to do.

Agree with the American Idol thing...I very nearly went in for the sheer curiosity of it but got away at the last moment!

The People Mover is pretty rapid for a slow moving transport. They ride close enough that you can high five someone in the opposite car at one point! I've been at WDW a few times and never rode it till the last time - you do get a good view of the portion of Progress City they've managed to keep which is why I went on it.

For me, I've never done:

The spinning cups
Tower of Terror (never had anyone able to talk me into going on)
Dumbo
Peter Pan's Fantasyland (I did go on the ET ride over at Universal, so I'm assuming it's very similar...or not!)
I'm sure there are some more...I can't think - probably the ones I think are too 'kiddy' for me to ride now Tongue

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Well, besides the usual general disliked ones like Stitch, American Idol, the roller coasters and most thrill rides (Star Tours and Test Track are the only ones I can tolerate.), my five never seen attractions go like this and these are the ones I feel I should give a chance:

  • Haunted Mansion (Never had the time to ride it ever. I always seem turned off by the long lines even though I've been told the line doesn't move that slowly! Next trip though, I want to give a try!)

  • Mad Tea Party (Considering how I do mostly solo trips, it would seem weird spinning a tea cup all by myself. In fact, do they even allow single riders in a cup? I've never seen it done before....)

  • Muppetvision 3D (I always seem to forget to do it every trip to HS. It's not on my priority list but I'm willing to give a try next trip.)

  • All of the flying in a circle type rides including Dumbo, Astro Orbitor, etc (It's mindblowing that the MK has three of them in one park. I don't know. I'm not really interested in those rides because they're all the same basically and yet I enjoy the slow leisure drives of Tomorrowland Speedway.....)

  • Maelstrom (I don't know if this counts as a thrill ride but I never had the time to ride it. Maybe it's because I'm too exhausted from the hustle and bustle of the rides at Future World that by the time I get to World Showcase, I just want to relax longer. That's a possibility.)

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Well although I have only been once, so I didn't ride a lot of things, I can list the 5 that didn't hold any appeal to me.

1. Mad Tea Party - I can't do straight spinning things
2. American Idol - I had no desire to go see it although I like the show. I just couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of time on something that could be good or bad depending on who had auditioned that day.
3. Splash Mountain - I can't stand walking around a theme park wet.
4. Kali River Rapids - see above
5. The carousel - although I think they are beautiful, I've rode so many over the years that this didn't hold any appeal to me.

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Astro Orbiter - I dont do that height thing...
Liberty Square Riverboat - just havnt been
The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow - Just not interested.
I can't think of anything else I havnt been on

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Here goes -

1. Kali River Rapids (I have ridden Grizzly River Run in DCA and heard it's better, plus with all that humidity I have a feeling I'd never dry!)
2. Stitch's Great Escape (no desire)
3. American Idol (no desire -- too much of a time suck)
4. Flights of Wonder (timing hasn't worked out)
5. Dinosaur! (a trusted Disney friend said it was horrid)

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jw24 - You can ride single rider in a tea cup. DH had food poisoning on our last trip, so I spent a morning in MK by myself and I rode the tea cups alone--twice biggrin

VelcroPooh - I had no interest in riding the carrousel either until I read...um...a book...crap I forget which one it was, but it was one of those secrets behind the magic sort of books and it turns out that the carrousel is one of three surviving carousels that was manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and it's nearly 100 years old. It was transplanted from Olympic Park in Maplewood, NJ and every horse is unique. There are more cool things about this simple little ride, but the rest of the details escape me at the moment. I won't say it's become my favorite, but after reading about its history, its coolness factor was majorly ramped up!

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1) Dumbo- was going to try for it in the new fantasy land but it was so packed in that land
we could barely turn around- and we scooted out.
2) Kali River Rapids- never feel like getting soaked
3) American Idol- I can't stand it on tv anymore-no desire to watch it in person
4) The Carousel-I love them, it's pretty, but we have them in our area so I feel
like i'm wasting time if I wait for it when I could be doing something extra.
5) Mission Space-I don't get motion sick, love thrill rides, but you guys have me
so terribly scared of this ride- I can't muster up the courage to try it!!!!

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alicemouse wrote:
jw24 - You can ride single rider in a tea cup. DH had food poisoning on our last trip, so I spent a morning in MK by myself and I rode the tea cups alone--twice biggrin

VelcroPooh - I had no interest in riding the carrousel either until I read...um...a book...crap I forget which one it was, but it was one of those secrets behind the magic sort of books and it turns out that the carrousel is one of three surviving carousels that was manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and it's nearly 100 years old. It was transplanted from Olympic Park in Maplewood, NJ and every horse is unique. There are more cool things about this simple little ride, but the rest of the details escape me at the moment. I won't say it's become my favorite, but after reading about its history, its coolness factor was majorly ramped up!

I had read that in an article somewhere too before we went. Here's the rub for me Smile We have one of the other two that remain in my hometown! Lol. So it's truly beautiful but I have been riding this one for 40+ years, at least once a year if not more. So I think that's why it doesn't do anything for me.

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Oh wow! Neat! I wonder where the third one is...

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It's so interesting how much of our thoughts on some attractions are nearly unanimous (American Idol), but others are wildly different. (I love Dinosaur, for instance. Last trip, the CMs made fun of me for repeatedly riding it. LOL)

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alicemouse wrote:
Oh wow! Neat! I wonder where the third one is...

Now you have me wondering!

Here's ours:

http://www.lakewinnie.com/home/attractions/familyrides/carrousel/

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Ok, it made me google. Looks like there is way more than three if this is accurate!

http://www.philadelphiatoboggancoastersinc.com/carousels.php