What Do Others Rave About That You just Don't Get?

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What Do Others Rave About That You just Don't Get?

One of the most marvelous things about Walt Disney World is it's ability to appeal to a broad range of people, styles, and tastes. Though this diversity there have always been something things that have developed mini fan followings even withing the greater Disney community such as Dole Whip, 'Ohana, La Cava Tequila, and The Haunted Mansion just to name a few.

What do other Disney fans rave about that you just don't get? What is it about it that you don't care for?

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Luckily I know I am around friends who will not judge me Smile

I'd say the Food & Wine Fest for me. We were there for it years ago (not planned, we just happened to be there during it), and we were really excited at first. But as we walked around, we quickly realized that 90% of the food was just not all that interesting to us. It might be partly that I'm a somewhat picky eater, and partly that little sample size food eats don't really appeal to me.

I know, could I pick a more massively popular event to say "eh, I don't get it/it's not for me" to? Haha.

The Dole Whip was the other - tried it, just did not wow me in any way. eek

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No judging! I have a love/hate relationship with it. I absolutely loathe the crowds at F&W. I enjoy it from about 11am-2pm and after that... get me out of World Showcase!

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I have admitted before, I do not like the F&W Fest. I too think it is way to crowded, and the food does not appeal to me. With all of the walking you do all day long, I want to sit down and enjoy my meal.

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F&G. The first time we were there for it, we didn't even realize it. It was our 2nd day at EPCOT when we realized that there was a festival about it. It was pretty, but what's the big deal?

BOG, it was gorgeous, service was great, Beast was fun, food was only ok. We are not picky eaters (my kids are) and while we liked our meals, we would rather eat elsewhere. My kids are not interested in ANYTHING on the kids menu. So, until they are older and have more "refined" tastes, we will not be included in the masses trying to get ADR's for BOG.

OKW, it was nice, service was only ok, one of our least favorite resorts. The bus service is choppy, the walk is ridiculously long from certain areas with no short cuts because of the golf course. The QS is minimal, and the Turtle Shack (is that what it is called?) way back in the Turtle Pond area is only open from 11am to 5pm. Sorry, we are at the parks at that time, usually looking for something in the am before the park and in the pm after the park. (At least at SSR the QS in the Paddock was open late.) We don't hold this against OKW, but one morning the fan blade went flying off the fan and over my sleeping 4 year old while DH and I were getting coffee made in the kitchenette. The metal bracket cracked and broke in half. If my DD had been sitting up, it would have cracked her right in the head. And they store the clean linens outside in a laundry basket. EW. When it is time for you to get your room cleaned, they pull it out of that basket and bring it inside, lizards and all.

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TURKEY LEGS!!!! People rave on and on about them, eat them in the parks, wear tshirts about them, etc. and I just don't get it. The things gross me out! Yuck! yuck Lol

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When i stayed at POFQ i was looking forward to trying the beignets as people seem to rave about them. I was very dissapointed! They were just mouthfuls of air with a load of sugar thrown on. We may be staying back at pofq next year but i won't be having beignets for breakfast!

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I agree with you Becky. I just don't enjoy gnawing on bones i.e. chicken wings. I just don't get it.

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fmknightuk wrote:
When i stayed at POFQ i was looking forward to trying the beignets as people seem to rave about them. I was very dissapointed! They were just mouthfuls of air with a load of sugar thrown on. We may be staying back at pofq next year but i won't be having beignets for breakfast!

You gotta come to the real New Orleans for the authentic and yummy beignets! Cafe du monde style! awesome wink

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PirateGirl wrote:
I agree with you Becky. I just don't enjoy gnawing on bones i.e. chicken wings. I just don't get it.

Exactly! That's what I'm sayin! yuck

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YES! Turkey Legs! They just don't even look appetizing. Add that to my list. silly

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I'm in on the dislike of Turkey Legs (and Pork Shanks too). My son however can not live without getting his Turkey Leg, and yes, even has the TShirt.

I'm a huge beignet fan though (I love all sorts of fried dough in general, but I tend to shake the sugar off). I actually think POFQ has better beignets than the Jackson Square Cafe du Monde. However about equal to the ones at the Cafe du Monde that's right by the airport. Jackson square just pumps too many people through at a rapid pace for them to rise properly.

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Turkey legs, cupcakes, and Dole whips - I like them all well enough, but if I had to choose, I'd prefer a simple box of popcorn.

Any spin and puke ride - they may look like Dumbo or magic carpets, but otherwise they're no different from the spin and pukes we have closer to home. I've never ridden a single one at Disney World and probably never will.

Pin trading - I will just never get that.

Downtown Disney - I'm not a fan of recreational shopping, not even at a place that's full of Disney merchandise. For me, it's DisneyQuest, a few minutes' browsing, lunch or dinner or a snack, and I'm done.

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PirateGirl wrote:
I agree with you Becky. I just don't enjoy gnawing on bones i.e. chicken wings. I just don't get it.

Me too. Watching people eat turkey legs just grosses me out. And now you have them wandering around with pork shanks too outside Gaston's tavern. Double yuck

Although we sort of enjoyed F&W last fall, we wouldn't go out of our way to go at that time again. It just made Epcot crowded, and the drunks at night (mostly weekends I think) were a bit much to take. One of those things to say "been there, done that, never need to do it again".

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Add me to the anti turkey leg legion, and Wifey and I are way too picky eaters to really enjoy F&W.

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Earl of sandwich, people on my other forum here in the uk rave about it. Today I ventured into central London and had my second EoS (first was in Paris a few weeks ago) and again I was seriously underwhelmed. I only ate half and saved the other half for hubby. He thought it was just okay too. So I tried it once and wasn't keen but thought I would give it a second shot, it certainly isn't getting a third!

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beckyboo013 wrote:
fmknightuk wrote:
When i stayed at POFQ i was looking forward to trying the beignets as people seem to rave about them. I was very dissapointed! They were just mouthfuls of air with a load of sugar thrown on. We may be staying back at pofq next year but i won't be having beignets for breakfast!

You gotta come to the real New Orleans for the authentic and yummy beignets! Cafe du monde style! awesome wink

Did someone say Cafe du Monde?

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I've never had the turkey leg but it isn't something I'd get. As far as things I have tried, I just didn't get the appeal of Le Cellier.

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That is WAY too much powdered sugar for me. I would be wearing it. laugh

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PirateGirl wrote:
That is WAY too much powdered sugar for me. I would be wearing it. laugh

and I would be in a diabetic coma. eek

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Jungle Cruise. For some reason, I just don't enjoy that ride. I usually let my friends ride while I hang out and people watch (and enjoy another Dole Whip!).

I concur with the turkey legs. After Warrior Dash a few years ago I felt compelled to get one! It was gross. Never again.

I'm with crazycatperson on the spinning rides (including Teacups!) and pin trading!

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Those sweet cream cheese pretzels. I read all the great reviews and as a pretzel lover, could not wait. It was...not good for me. Probably the only pretzel I have ever threw away unfinished.

We did try the turkey legs once for lunch. Sometimes you just have to live with your decisions and move on.... laugh

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I know a lot of people will think I'm nuts, but, Peter Pan's Flight. It's not that I dislike it, I just don't think it's worth a fast pass or a 45 to 90 minute standby!

I also don't get the hype around Toy Story Mania. Again, it's fun, but 90+ minute standby lines and the fast passes gone by Noon (or earlier) during some of the slowest times of the year? I just don't get it.

I agree about the F&W Festival. Two of our three trips have been during the F&WF. 2005 was our Honeymoon and for some reason, it was a non-event for us. In 2010, we had faithfully saved our snack credits so we could sample our way around the stands. We made the mistake of going the first weekend sarcastic We took one look at the long lines in the hot sun and said Nope! We went to the comfortably shaded, and air-conditioned Sunshine Seasons and had a great meal instead. Smile

Oh! And pin trading. I do buy a lanyard and pins as a souvenir to commemorate each trip, but I can't do the trading.

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ADR's. We had a free dining plan last trip and that was the first time we ever made ADR's. We did like the restaurants we chose and really enjoyed the meals, but I'm not big on having to be somewhere at a certain time. I find it can limit your time. I prefer to just wing it biggrin

As for pin trading, I just got a lanyard and have a handful of pins s far. While I can understand people trading them, I personally can't see myself doing that. I'm going to be more of a pin hoarder than trader laugh

I also agree with the turkey legs yuck Although I must confess, I don't mind the smell of them.

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This is a tough one for me...I tend to love everything muchlove

But, I hate turkey legs. I don't get Peter Pan's Flight (70 minutes for THAT?!?! ). Also, Carousel of Progress. BORing.

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Add me to the anti-turkey leg list, we tried it once and ended up throwing it all away. Also, a restaurant at the Wilderness Lodge "Whispering Canyon Cafe", tried it once in a rush, waiting and the servers were more interested in having fun with the customers than bring out your food waiting . It was definitely the wrong place to eat when trying to catch a flight home (with little time to spare). mad

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I know a lot of people will think I'm nuts, but, Peter Pan's Flight. It's not that I dislike it, I just don't think it's worth a fast pass or a 45 to 90 minute standby!

I also don't get the hype around Toy Story Mania. Again, it's fun, but 90+ minute standby lines and the fast passes gone by Noon (or earlier) during some of the slowest times of the year? I just don't get it.

I agree about the F&W Festival. Two of our three trips have been during the F&WF. 2005 was our Honeymoon and for some reason, it was a non-event for us. In 2010, we had faithfully saved our snack credits so we could sample our way around the stands. We made the mistake of going the first weekend sarcastic We took one look at the long lines in the hot sun and said Nope! We went to the comfortably shaded, and air-conditioned Sunshine Seasons and had a great meal instead. Smile

Oh! And pin trading. I do buy a lanyard and pins as a souvenir to commemorate each trip, but I can't do the trading.

Sorry to side track but what does your picture mean? I keep seeing that red sign everywhere and I have no idea!

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Sorry to side track but what does your picture mean? I keep seeing that red sign everywhere and I have no idea!

haha! It really is all over, isn't it? The short answer is it's in support of marriage equality. The symbol and colors represent that all love is equal. muchlove

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I'd have to go with the Enchanted Tiki Room. I went in for the first time two years ago, and the minute we sat down I thought..."Really? I don't get what all the fuss is about.". And I'm with Jeff on the cream cheese filled pretzels. Yuck. yuck

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Animal Kingdom Lodge. People act like they've never seen Giraffes before. It's a big yawn to me. Been to the Bronx Zoo many times. Many more animals and much better views. And AKL is in the middle of nowhere.

The Fireworks Dessert Party. Why would I pay for an inferior view of Wishes? It is completely overpriced and over-rated. Are you really going to get your moneys worth eating desserts? I can't and I'm over 200 lbs. And they don't even serve Dole. And then what do you do for the parade- you have no view. The Hub is the only place to be for me.

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I love Turkey Legs. It's like meat candy!

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