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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. rob0519

    rob0519 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they know. No, they don't care. If something doesn't make money, or cram more people into the park to make more money it will be replaced with something that does. Oh, they also care about preventing anything that will get them sued. Welcome to the new Disney.
     
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    Then how do you explain the continued existence of the Swiss Family Treehouse?
     
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    The catchy music.
     
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  4. POLY LOVER

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    The Osborne lights covering the streets of America. When the lights went on it took your breath away.
     
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    How about the time keeper!
     
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    Unfortunately I've only seen Timekeeper once.
     
  7. rob0519

    rob0519 Well-Known Member

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    Nostalgia mostly I would imagine and possibly the low operational costs compared to other attractions.. It also gives people something to do when the see the wait times on Jungle Cruise and POC, but you're right, it doesn't make any money. Sort of like Tomorrowland Speedway, takes a lot of people out of other lines.
     
  8. TwilightZone

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    - When it's gone I will miss the Innoventions area music at epcot. Assuming they don't reuse it after they close the pavilion.
    - The 90s tomorrowland cohesive aliens and inventors theming
    - opening day tomorrowland architecture
    - the cute character shows that used to be at every park. now there's going to be only one left.
    - the original imageworks
    - journey into your imagination's imageworks (yes it's that much better than figment's)
     
  9. NiarrNDisney

    NiarrNDisney Well-Known Member

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    Honestly my guess is besides Nostalgia it serves as a people eater without having to man it with too many CM's.
     
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    I miss all of classic MGM....and Roger Rabbit
     
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  11. POLY LOVER

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    Blood Sweat and Shears at DHS
     
  12. parkhopper1213

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    While its nice to have fast passes and dining reservations, I miss being spontaneous. I know we could decide not to get fast passes, but who wants to wait 210 minutes for the new Avitar ride? I liked being there before cell phones took over our lives. People don't make eye contact anymore while waiting in line or walking around. Loved being able to meet new people and hear about their experiences.
     
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    I-12 and all points north are piney woods. But if you go down I-10 between BR and NO, it's mostly live oak and cypress swamps.
    Especially when you near Gramercy and LaPlace....a good chunk of the interstate there is elevated.
     
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    The little thing (at least I consider it little) that I miss the most is Lights of Winter at Epcot during the Christmas season. Something about that small tunnel of lights really got me in the Christmas spirit.
     
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    Sorry for the double post, but I really like this comment. The parks had a totally different feel pre-fast pass and smart phones.

    Pre-fast pass I felt much less rushed, and could typically leisurely enjoy the parks. No sitting at the pool wondering what time to hit the bus so that I can make my fast pass that was planned 90 days in advance for an attraction in a park that I no longer want to visit on that day.

    Pre-smart phones Disney felt more isolated, like you were you were really entering some magical place away from everything else. After smart phones I receive work emails or have to watch someone Skype in the ride vehicle in front of me while I am on a dark ride that suddenly becomes much less dark.
     
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    Roaming characters. I miss feeling like I could run into Mickey or Baloo where they live.
     
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    The live parrots and macaws at Caribbean Beach were a neat touch of authenticity.
     
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    Grape juice from drink sellers
     
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    On our first ever trip in 1999 Max was waterskiing on the Seven Seas Lagoon when we got on the ferry to MK. I never found out if this was a regular thing or an exceptional day, but it sure made us feel welcome on our first day :D.
     
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    Maybe someone answered this already, but I can confirm that you do receive leis at check-in at Poly. We were just there last month and received ours.
     
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