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Top 10 Worst Rides

Posted by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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 This is just something I found online....agree or disagree??

#10: Magic Carpets of Aladdin – In an attempt to replicate the Dumbo magic, the Magic Carpets of Aladdin is another in the long line of 2-D spinning rides, they all go around in a circle, and the individual cars can go up and down. Any older than about 3 is bored to death in seconds. On its own, the ride is ok, but with a few others exactly like it in the parks, Disney should have passed on this one.

#9: Triceratops Spin – See #10. Another Dumbo wanna be, but when paired with the horrific Dinoland USA, Triceratops Spin beats out Aladdin for the spin rides.

#8: Tom Sawyer Island – What used to be a wonderland as a kid in the early 70′s, it has become a forgotten wasteland that most guests bypass (good for them). What could be a fantastic playland for kids and adults is in horrible need of updating, and honestly an alternative to get on and off the island, every time I go over, it takes an hour to wait through the line to get back.

#7: The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm – A rollercoaster for little kids, but the lines are always long, the ride is extremely short and there is no excitement at all. You never hear kids wanting to ride it again. While Disneyland has the Matterhorn where kids as little as 2 or 3 can ride, the Magic Kingdom has the Barnstormer. Ugg.

#6: The Enchanted Tiki Room, Under New Management – Please understand, the Tiki Room at Disneyland is one of my favorite attactions, just fantastic. Disney decided to mess with the formula, and totally ruined it. Now featuring Iago and Zazu, along with many of the original birds, it just has lost the magic of the original. 

#5: Body Wars – OK, I know this ride is closed part time/permanently. It has to be included on the list though, it is/was horrific! A motion simulator similar to Star Tours, you entered the body as a miniature spaceship, and visited several parts of the body via the blood stream. Never a wait, even over Christmas, and nary a decent story line to be fine. It makes most people ill, and I have yet to meet a person who has rode this ride twice in one day.

#4: Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable – This movie is basically just Pumba and Timon from the Lion King added to remnants of Symbiosis, and Environmental film that opened in Epcot during 1982. It seems much older than 26 years, and Disney is missing a huge opportunity to teach and entertain the crowds coming to ride Soarin!

#3: Stitch’s Great Escape – A feeble attempt by Disney brass to turn the unpopular ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter in the Magic Kingdom into something more family friendly. The budget, no matter how much it was, wasn’t enough. This ride is neither entertaining, scary or funny.

#2: Journey Into Imagination – Another remake, this is a really, really bad ride. The original, while not great, was much beloved and miss. Dreamfinder and Figment are still found on t-shirts and stuffed animals throughout Epcot. While Figment has returned in this third itineration, his presence does not save this ride. No lines even during the busiest parts of the year, no interesting parts of the ride, the only reason to ride it is to get out of the heat.

#1: Conservation Station – I don’t know where to start. Who designs a ride that requires that you ride another ride to and from it in order to visit? The Wildlife Express Train that goes back and forth between the Animal Kingdom and Conservation Station is actually cool, you get to see cool backstage areas and who doesn’t love riding on a train? However, once there, they force you off the train, and to the back of the line to return back to the parks. There isn’t anything interesting at Conservation Station, but are often forced to stay there for long periods of time waiting for a return train. Please, never, ever, go to Conservation Station, you will thank me.

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mom_of_3_angels
by Silver Member on Aug. 7, 2010 at 7:01 PM
I have to agree with most of those. I especially miss the old figment ride it used to be one of my favourites.
AndBabyMade5
by Member on Aug. 7, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Well, my kids LOVE the Barnstormer and BEG to go on it over and over and over again...they talk about it months before we leave, etc.  I guess some of these really depend on the ages and your personal tastes. 

They also LOVED the Circle of Life movie (don't ask me why) but they constantly talk about it and what they learned in the film.....

They also love Journey Into the Imagination and though it ISN'T what I remember or nearly as good, they still enjoy it and that's enough to make me enjoy it too!

 

The rest we either haven't done or I agree with the list above :-)  Although, overall, I have to try HARD to find things I don't like about WDW....lol.

Metallicamother
by Member on Aug. 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM

 Wow, I will have to disagree on most of these.  Let's see. 

#10: Magic Carpets of Aladdin – Not so bad.  We usually end up seeing Aladdin in costume or another character.  We never stop if there is a line.

#9: Triceratops Spin –  I like it cause it's close enough for us older kids (hehe) can go to Everest and one of us can stay with the 5 year old.  Not that bad, but it's a kiddie ride.

#8: Tom Sawyer Island –  My family loves going to the fort and the caves. I would agree that it's need attention cause it's getting old and it's hard to find anyone who works there. 

#7: The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm – Oh No You DIDN'T!  LOL My kids love this one.  They ride on it over and over and over and over.  It's best at the end of the night.  There is no line and they let them stay on.  Makes them feel like they had enough and they are ready to leave!  LOL

#6: The Enchanted Tiki Room, Under New Management – I didn't really like the original version but it is better then the new one.  I'd say watch it once and then never go back.  LOL

#5: Body Wars – This has been closed for a long time, I thought.  I remember doing it.  They should change Star tours, too.  My 5 year old doesn't even like that one.

#4: Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable – This one isn't that bad.  It's just a movie, not a ride, but I think it's good for the kids.  My kids talked about it for days.

#3: Stitch’s Great Escape – I HATE this ride!  LOL  I would say this should be number one worst!

#2: Journey Into Imagination – My whole family loves this one!!  We go there everytime we go to Epcot or our trip isn't complete.  I only wish they would make a movie about him!

#1: Conservation Station – It's  not that bad.  I do think they should explain it a little more to people so they know exactly what they are in for.  I enjoy it and I have a hard time getting my husband out of there. 

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Let me add that we are season pass holders and we try to go at least two weeks a year.  I live in TX with my husband, and 3 sons, (12,7,5)  Epcot is our favorite park.  I'd love to see what others have to say about these.

By the way, Where did you get this list, OP?

                  

matofour
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 7:19 PM
My kids love the conversation station, I personally think it's a hidden gem!! We have met and pet some cool animals, they love to play the games on the way back there. We love the windows where you can see vet proceduces, we were there the same time as a lion once. We can easily spend half a day back there alone!!
We also love figment!!! While it's not original, we love it!
I do hate the tiki room! In Disneyland it's the old one. And I believe in Tokyo Disney try actually have stitch in theirs!
We also love Tom Sawyer! We spend half a day back there as well. While it's more exploring not so much technology, we love it.
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JustGail
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 7:48 PM

 i disagree with Aladin - i think it's cute - especially when the camal spits at ya!!!!
we liked the lion king environmental movie - it's not 'thirlly' - but it was cute.
we LOVE Figment and the Tiki Birds!!!!!!
and when it was opened a long time ago - I really liked body wars.

otherthan that........some of the others on the list could say bye bye and i wouldn't miss them!

JRose48
by Member on Aug. 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM

I don't remember Body Wars as the only time I went to it I was 12.  Other than that the only one I agree with is Circle of Life. 

My son loves the Dumbo-like rides and asks to ride Goofy's Barnstormer over and over. 

We like Tom Sawyer Island just for a nice walk around. 

Journey Into Imagination used to be better, but we still go on it often.

I think the Tiki Room is funny.

My son was too small for Stitch's Great Escape, but I went on it by myself and I really liked it.  Stitch is my son's favorite and I can't wait for him to finally be above the height requirement this next visit.

We really enjoy the Conservation Station.  My son loves animals and he always goes to every window to see them all.

bakebiscotti
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 9:24 PM

The triceratops ride ended my trip to WDW a day early.  It gave me such whiplash that I had to leave AK and return to my room 1/2 an hour into my day.  I couldn't move for 2 days.  The plane ride was a horrific nightmare

I hate that ride.  And I am a ride junkie


ilovematteo170
by Member on Aug. 7, 2010 at 9:36 PM

I think that the majic carpet ride was fun!! the spitting camel is great!! My kids really liked it. 

~tracy

matofour
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 10:06 PM
Are you thinking of the roller coaster type ride in animal kingdom?? The triceratops spin is exactly like dumbo.
But I could see the other one giving you whiplash.


Quoting bakebiscotti:

The triceratops ride ended my trip to WDW a day early.  It gave me such whiplash that I had to leave AK and return to my room 1/2 an hour into my day.  I couldn't move for 2 days.  The plane ride was a horrific nightmare

I hate that ride.  And I am a ride junkie


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CorbinsMomma
by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 11:50 PM

I have to disagree w/ 10, 7, and 2.  I LOVE Aladdin's carpet (and the lines are way better than Dumbo), Barnstormer has always been walk on for us and fun for our kids, and Figment is another my kids love!!!

 

I would have to add

Carousel of Progress and Mexico's boat ride

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