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    What would it take for you to NOT go back?

    "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." - supposedly Yogi Berra Come now...let's not kid ourselves that anyone who would repeatedly post on a message board called wdwmagic.com is even capable of following through on their threats to stay away forever. We would all be forced to find some...
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    Need advice—Universal/WDW split trip

    Have to agree with the 2/4 Universal/Disney split if you've got 6 days. 2/5 would be even better...that's what I did on my last trip, but in the reverse order. That ratio seemed pretty much ideal (except, of course, that I never do want to leave when it's time to). It's doubtful you'll have...
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    Why do they not use the same ride systems within resorts?

    🤢🤮 I have never experienced another ride system that makes me feel as physically ill as that one.
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    Is there a darker coaster than Space Mountain?

    OK, found the new motherlode of CHAOS information: It's a shame that a full ride-through has never surfaced, nor any interior footage at all. There must be a videotape in a big cardboard box in someone's closet, somewhere in those green remembered hills....
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    Disney California Adventure vs Disney's Hollywood Studios

    RotR vs RSR: Radiator Springs Racers is a GREAT ride. It's Test Track with personality, an already cool ride system that was successfully made "more Disney"...and for once that's a non-sarcastic compliment. But is it better than Rise of the Resistance? Nope. Of course, you can always walk across...
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    Is there a darker coaster than Space Mountain?

    You're almost certainly thinking of Chaos, one of the strangest coasters I've ever had the pleasure to ride. Can't find a link that will do its weirdness justice...there used to be a tribute site called Access2Control, but it's 404'd now (just like the ride and park). Man, I miss Opryland...
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    Animal Kingdom vs Tokyo DisneySea

    Sounds kinda awesome, can't wait to make it back someday...but probably not any time soon, alas. I saw there were $425 Texas-to-Tokyo roundtrips on sale last week, an absolute steal, but they got snatched up faster than I could convince myself to act. I'm also confused about when foreign...
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    Animal Kingdom vs Tokyo DisneySea

    I've been to both, and call me crazy, but I think this is actually a fair fight. To be sure, DisneySea is every bit the crown jewel of park design that everybody says it is, and it does have a lot more rides than AK. But when you look at the list of what those actually are, you've got: - a...
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    So how would WDW be without the coasters?

    I like coasters, and Disney's coasters especially, but I would absolutely still go to a coaster-free WDW. Apart from theming, one key way to give a coaster "more" is to build it within a naturally dramatic scenic backdrop, like on a hillside (in my personal recollection, Busch Gardens...
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    Top 10 Rides in Florida

    In that case, a whole lot of shows (many of which are closed for covid) would become eligible, and I would be forced to agonize over whether Country Bear Jamboree should come in just below Rise of the Resistance or just above it 🐻
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    Top 10 Rides in Florida

    Waited a couple weeks to make my list, since I was just about to go on a trip and experience MMRR, Hagrid, Velocicoaster, Kong, Jimmy Fallon, and Fast & Furious for the first time (unfortunately, none of those new rides landed in my top 10 anyway). Trying to take the thread title literally, so...
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    Rank Florida's theme parks

    1. EPCOT: 'til death do us part! even now, my perfect day is gawking at the geosphere as I eat and drink around WS 2. Magic Kingdom: the ride repertoire and sentimental attachment of half a century outweigh its hectic discontents 3. Animal Kingdom: #1 or 2 if I could be objective...the most...
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    Attraction Dealbreakers

    The only single closure that could make me consider canceling a whole trip would be Haunted Mansion. But I also need some combination of most of the following: Spaceship Earth (I'll visit during the 2-year refurb, if that's still a thing, but I won't be too happy about it), Living with the...
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    Epcot Drinking Around the World.... AT HOME!

    That's right! Let's see, what else would I have, if we're going clockwise around the lagoon? If it's a summer afternoon, always good to stop in the Italian wine cellar for a pinot grigio and a caprese salad. Or if it's chilly out (rare in Orlando), there's hot sake in Japan and a bowl of noodles...
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    Epcot Drinking Around the World.... AT HOME!

    Another great choice would be a Warsteiner dunkel and a warm pretzel: yum. I can almost hear a tuba playing, and a distant "zicke zacke, zicke zacke..."
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