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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. StarWarsGirl

    StarWarsGirl Well-Known Member

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    I miss when EE first opened and the Yeti actually worked and no one had thrown hair ties at the top of the mountain.
     
  2. crxbrett

    crxbrett Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I just got back a few days ago and am pleased to say they still do this!


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  3. PhilliesPhan93

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    I really miss the video they used to show on Disney's Magical Express it was 10,000 times better than the one they show now. I also only got to visit Mickey's Toontown once I really wish I could have seen it more
     
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  4. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    Oh, yeah... that's swampland all right. I used to like cypress trees, but then I took an arrow to the knee...
     
  5. SyracuseDisneyFan

    SyracuseDisneyFan Well-Known Member

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    I also kind of miss Mickey's Toontown at Magic Kingdom.
     
  6. discomouse131

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    Time to put my two cents in... I miss...

    PAPER DRINKING STRAWS!
    The twinkling trees that used to be in front of the castle. Too much open space now IMO.
    The old Star Jets with the rocket in the center
    Not sure of his name...but the cute lil' purple robot in CommuniCore. My 12 yr old daughter would get a kick out of that!
    Speaking of... I miss CommuniCore too
    "Now Is The Time" from the COP - made the MK version a little more unique
    20K Leagues
    Horizons
    World of Motion
    Mr. Toad's Wild Ride - the only ride that I can think of that will quickly send you from the Happiest Place on Earth to the most unhappy place not of this Earth.

    ...look for edits to this post. I'm sure I've forgotten a thing or two! ;)
     
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  7. Chipster

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    I miss when everyone received the same treatment at the same price - there were no $750 tents in Magic Kingdom, no paid for tour guys to essentially babysit your kids. I also miss:

    Tangorora Terrace at Polynesian - Best Breakfast Buffet
    Make your own pizza with the banjo player and the follow the bouncing ball sing along at For Wilderness
    Sky Ride at MK
    Main Street Bakery before Starbucks
    Sitting on top of the train station to watch the parade or just sitting there to relax and people watch
    The original POTC - no need for political correctness here
    The open space now filled with Aladins Magic Carpet Ride in Adventureland
    Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
    The old fastpass system
    Disney dollars
    Main Street Arcade and Big Bertha
    Pepsi - yes I remember the days when they offered both Pepsi and Coke
    Variety of postcards
    World of Motion
    Body Wars
    The movie in Norway
    Mission to Mars
    The days when Disney made sure all things were working and paid attention to detail- for instance the jumping waters at Imagination, the water shooting over your boat in Splash Mountain
    I miss the original versions of Voyage of the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast
    Superstar Television
    Sounds Dangerous
    Sausage sandwiches at Min and Bills Dockside Diner
    Original backstage studio tour
    Earful Tower
    Great American Movie Ride

    I could go on but I am already showing my age.

    Judy
     
  8. mf1972

    mf1972 Well-Known Member

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    i think i remember those. did it come in a purple plastic container that looked like a bushel of grapes?
     
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  9. danyoung56

    danyoung56 Well-Known Member

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    Amen to this! I never bought the reasoning that the controller went bad and the system was so out of date that they couldn't fix it. You can find replacement parts for just about anything on the web. And even if you couldn't, how big a deal would it have been to just replace the lights on the frames with new LED lights and a new controller? No, they just went cheap, and now we've lost an important part of the Epcot Christmas vibe.
     
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  10. danyoung56

    danyoung56 Well-Known Member

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    That was SMART-1.
     
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  11. brb1006

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    Pinocchio and Goofy were also spotted doing this in the 90's. When did they stop doing that?
     
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  12. Martha46

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    My favorite!!


    Tapestry of Nations parade:)
     
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  13. cosmicgirl

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    Dedicated paper cups per park.
     
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  14. mergatroid

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    Possibly yes, though it was about 40 years ago :)
     
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  15. FettFan

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    Speaking of disappearing green spaces.....the leapfrog fountains in front of the Imagination pavilion.

    How they originally looked:
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    How I remember them:



    How they look now:
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    Imagination: Just as dead on the outside as it is on the inside.
     
  16. JudyHopps

    JudyHopps Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh, does anyone here recall a post on the forums about WDWMagic being mentioned in a survey?
     
  17. ADMachine

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    I miss having Splash Mountain merch at the Briar Patch shop.
     
  18. I am Timmy

    I am Timmy Well-Known Member

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    I miss Star Wars Weekends, and loads of stuff that has already been mentioned. And Writer's Stop in HS, even though that one is recent.
     
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