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I wish I had seen it....

Discussion in 'Past Attractions' started by Chrononymous, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. ExtinctJenn

    ExtinctJenn Well-Known Member

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    As someone whose first trip to WDW was in '83 I can tell you that I grew up wanting to visit EPCOT Center each trip more than I wanted to go to the MK. You're right, the original park and attractions was simply incredible and really captured the imagination. I am thrilled to be able to say I experienced it but I wish so very much that my son could've had the chance.
     
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  2. Flippin'Flounder

    Flippin'Flounder Well-Known Member

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    Everything that's gone. I went to WDW a lot when I was really little, so I never really remember anything. I can barely remember Maelstrom, which I went on 2 years ago.
     
  3. PineapplePrincess

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    I must have experienced Horizons since I was there in 1986 and 1994, but for the life of me I can't remember it! When you're younger, you just don't pay attention to details. I am fortunate to have gone to both River Country and Discovery Island in my younger days, and I do remember both of them quite well!
     
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  4. Weather_Lady

    Weather_Lady Well-Known Member

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    I wish I'd seen Alien Encounter, which came and went in between trips for me. I know WDW was trying to make it kid-friendly by Stitch-ifying it, but did they really think the kids wanted to see a creepy, threatening antagonist replaced by one that was merely annoying and stupid? I've seen Youtube videos of the original -- it looks like it was infinitely more worthwhile before.

    (Now we just bypass the entire attraction and consider it wasted space. We've got 99 problems, but a Stitch ain't one!) ;)
     
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    Living Seas. it wasn't completed when we were there in '84
     
  6. SimulatedIntelligentRobot

    SimulatedIntelligentRobot Well-Known Member

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    For everyone who didn't do AE: S.I.R. was great. I wish you all could have seen him. He had such a lovely voice, too. (HNNNG)
     
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    I wish I got a chance to ride the swans during my visit in 2004 and 2006 in the Magic Kingdom.
     
  8. Kat326

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    Even though I'm squeamish & probably would've hated every second of it... Body Wars. When our family went in 2002, I was gonna ride and 11-year-old me chickened out as my Dad got in the queue (he ended up going alone). We didn't go back to WDW again until 2012, and I was kinda bummed WoL had closed because I was FINALLY going to face my fears of the ride. :C
     
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    I wish I had a chance to press the button on Minnie's house that would make the cake show up. I never did!
     
  10. Flippin'Flounder

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    I LOVED that! :p
     
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    World_Showcase_Lover007 Well-Known Member

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    I definitely regret not experiencing Horizons. I was there in 1997 and have vivid memories of Future World, but simply do not remember even seeing the Horizons show building. There may be a possibly that I actually rode the attraction and don't remember it since I was in my early teens, but I don't think this is the case.
     
  12. P_Radden

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    I went to EPCOT in 1997. I remember walking into the park feeling excited and intrigued. I have distinct memories of The Seas Pavilion, Space Ship Earth, Innoventions, Horizons, Imagination Pavilion and part of Wonders of Life, although that one is a bit fuzzy.. The Land and Universe of Energy we didn't get to experience. We spent the rest of the day in World Showcase.

    I miss Horizons. It was what really the pavilion that made EPCOT Center, EPCOT Center.
     
  13. OliveMcFly

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    I wish I would have made it over to Discovery Island as a kid. I didn't even know it was there until I started studying WDW history in my teens.
     
  14. SimulatedIntelligentRobot

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    Don't worry. It was just a rougher version of Star Tours. Star Tours was way better. (Yeah, Body Wars had you up close with a splinter. :O) Rex is my favorite Star Wars character lol
     
  15. ChesterKiwi

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    I really regret not seeing Horizons and being too young to remember anything from Wonders of Life in its waning years, among other things. 80's Epcot really seems like it was great.

    Plus I really dig Ray Lynch's music so hearing it in a pavilion would be awesome.
     
  16. SimulatedIntelligentRobot

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    Original Star Tours. WHERE ARE THE BRAKES?
     

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