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What little things that WDW used to do/have do you miss?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by durangojim, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. POLY LOVER

    POLY LOVER Well-Known Member

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    I miss the old Polynesian lobby,with the waterfall and that water smell that just made you feel welcome. I miss the Main Street bakery and those cinnamon buns.
     
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    POLY LOVER Well-Known Member

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    Reading all the post I can't help feel that disney has moved from extraordinary to ordinary. Do you think current management even knows about half the things mentioned here, do they even know they existed?
     
  3. FettFan

    FettFan Well-Known Member

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    At Magic Kingdom:
    - The trees and gardens in and around the hub, especially at dusk when the twinkling lights were on.
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    Allegedly, too many guests in the parks complained about not getting a clear view of the fireworks, so Disney unleashed the chainsaws.

    Years later, Disney decided that the hub did not have enough green space. So, naturally they decided to replant.


    HA! No, just kidding....they filled in the moat and put down grass and shrubs.
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    Maybe it's just because I'm from the 10-12 Corridor of Louisiana, which is mostly temperate deciduous forest augmented with rivers, bayous and marshes..... but to me, that second picture looks so bland and sterile. There's no beauty in it. Even the grass looks like fake turf.
     
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  4. danyoung56

    danyoung56 Well-Known Member

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    Umm, the grass IS fake turf. Or was that sarcasm?
     
  5. POLY LOVER

    POLY LOVER Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Toads wild ride!
     
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  6. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    And that's why they had to discontinue free roaming characters - too many negative interactions between guests and a CM. Which also explains why the Princesses don't let male guests get too close to them...some got a little too friendly...:mad:
     
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  7. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    This is somewhat trivial, but I miss the Mickey photo birthday card in your resort room wishing you Happy Birthday. I've not gotten one in a couple of years. :( And they know it's my birthday. If only Disney hadn't killed that backend link to your reservation that allowed you to add a celebration....
     
  8. FettFan

    FettFan Well-Known Member

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    Ah. I did not know, as I haven't seen it up close; haven't been to the World since 2013.

    But it's good to know that they're following the Lorax method.
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  9. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    I've never understood that complaint about the original hub. The trees weren't taller than the Castle - the fireworks shot up in the sky over the Castle... Using that logic, perhaps they should take down the Castle, since it blocks some of the fireworks....
     
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  10. FettFan

    FettFan Well-Known Member

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    Even with character stations and security, crap still happens thanks to entitled guests and their crap kids.
    http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/tigger-punches-guest.132568/
     
  11. LAKid53

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  12. KBLovesDisney

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    Are these twinkling lights really gone? I didn't get a chance to check when I went last. I loved those. :cry:
     
  13. danyoung56

    danyoung56 Well-Known Member

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    The problem was that they changed the fireworks shows to include projection on the castle. There was never any problem seeing up high. The problem became seeing the castle through the trees.

    I don't really have a problem with the new plaza. It's different from the old one, but I think they did a very nice job on the new one.
     
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  14. hanwill

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    I miss the fountains. They provided you a "Jedi mind trick" of cooling off... Even though they really didn't, the effect was there. Now, I'm just hot when I go, with no relief... Those designers definitely don't live in humid areas where the sound of water provides relief.
     
  15. KBLovesDisney

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    I miss the purple spinny things (windmills?) that were just outside the walkways in Epcot (can't find a good picture of them)
     
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    I miss when tips were included with the DDP and the customized maps.
     
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    And that you could get more than 1 FP per ride. I miss that, too.
     
  18. Herbie

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    I miss Honey, I Shrunk the Kids :(
     
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  19. widlan

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    Yeah, it's the thing that missed me the most. Sure, they can keep the meet & greet to allow more people to see characters, but allow some to walk freely in the park was amazing. I still remember the first time I entered Magic Kingdom and see Mickey, Minnie and Donald near the entrance... it's still an amazing memory.

    And for me, not a small thing, but I really missed Backloat tour and the general old Hollywood and studio ambiance of DHS.
     
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  20. larryz

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    Hmm. Maybe it's just me, but I seem to recall more pine trees along the I-12/I-10 corridor (Baton Rouge to the east) than deciduous forest... at least, that's what the semi-annual coats of yellow pollen on my car said.

    But that's neither here nor there -- I, for one, am glad to see WDW managing tree growth around the castle. Trees getting too tall spoils the forced perspective.
     

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