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Top Five Attractions You Can Skip at Disney World

I recently conducted a very official certified survey of a large pool of Disney World fans to determine the top five attractions you can skip at Disney World. OK, it was just a poll from our Wishdrawals travel agents, but they are some of the best experts I know!

So, grab a churro or a Mickey pretzel and read on to see what five attractions we think you can skip at Disney World!

5. This is actually a tie between Prince Charming Regal Carousel and Astro Orbiter. There\’s nothing wrong with the Prince Charming Regal Carousel…just why? Why spend your time riding a carousel in the middle of Fantasyland with so many other great attractions nearby? It\’s slow to load and unload and just goes in a circle! We get it though…everyone loves a carousel and even little kids can ride.   That brings us to Astro Orbiter. It sits on top of a building about 5000 feet in the air (maybe really just 60 feet) and spins crazy fast with centrifugal-type forces ! Yes, it has a great view of all of Magic Kingdom if you can manage to keep your eyes open to see it. It\’s one of the slowest loading rides in all of Disney World. You have to get in line, and then, in groups, take an elevator up to the attraction level before being corralled into a section to ride. Up to two people can ride in each vehicle and you have to straddle the bench seat in the middle. (This is particularly great if you wear a skirt!) When the ride starts, your thrown back into the lap of your vehicle mate so make sure it\’s someone you don\’t mind getting intimate with! After all that, the ride is all of about 1 minute 30 seconds–shorter than Dumbo–but about a minute too long and a lot of waiting for not much ride! One agent said, \”I don\’t care how good the view is if my eyes are closed and I\’m dying to get off!\”

Another said, \”Literally the scariest ride at WDW!\”

Flying at mach-3 warp speed…at least it feels that way!

4. Enchanted Tiki Room: Also in Magic Kingdom, you can find the Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland. This is a pretty classic show having originally opened at Disneyland in 1963. What doesn\’t work here? Well, it\’s a show done by animatronic birds. The whole show is up near the ceiling so you have to look up a good bit of the time. The animatronics are older although it was refurbished in 2011 after a fire. (Luckily the annoying Gilbert Gottfried\’s character, Zazu from The Lion King, was removed then!) Maybe worst of all, it\’s a 15-minute show on hard benches with no backs. You can\’t even take a nap here! Harsh words from this travel agent, \”Enchanted Tiki Room is the worst show I\’ve ever sat through!\”

3. Hall of Presidents: OK, this one hurts my heart a little bit because it\’s a family favorite, but the experts have spoken. Located in Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom, more people use this as a place for some squishy seats and air conditioning and a nap than to actually see the show. 

One agent said, \”My family loves it but it bores everyone else into a coma!\”  Another agent said, \”My husband always takes a nap.\” Yeah. Mine, too. Let\’s leave out the political topic here. We know some people don\’t want to hear from Barack Obama or Donald Trump while they\’re at Disney, but learning about the Constitution and hearing from some of the presidents doesn\’t exactly scream FUN at Disney World!

2. Country Bear Jamboree: I don\’t even know where to start here. This show in Magic Kingdom in the Frontierland area…it\’s old and outdated. The animatronics are old school and need to be updated or overhauled. What about the songs? Let\’s take a look at the titles of a few:

  1. My Woman Ain\’t Pretty (But She Don\’t Swear None)

  2. All the Guys that Turn Me On, Turn Me Down

  3. Blood on the Saddle

  4. Mama, Don\’t Whip Little Buford

I mean, \”all the guys that turn me on, turn me down\”? That\’s a family appropriate song? Blood on the Saddle includes these lyrics:

There was blood on the saddle and blood all around And a great big puddle of blood on the ground.

A cowboy lay in it all covered with gore And he never will ride any broncos no more.

Again…family appropriate? Not for many! 

One agent said, \”I LOVE LOVE Country Bear especially when you get to watch the people’s reactions that have never seen it priceless…the songs are awesome,\” but another agent said, \”Country Bear Jamboree is the absolute worst attraction left in Disney!\”

What\’s good about this show? It\’s a classic, it\’s never busy, and there are plenty of seats and air conditioning. See it at your own risk!

1. TriceraTop Spin: There\’s nothing really WRONG with TriceraTop Spin. There\’s just nothing really right about it either. Dinosaurs that go in a circle in Animal Kingdom\’s DinoLand USA. That\’s not a terribly exciting land and often skipped. It\’s Dumbo but seats four people. More like Aladdin\’s Magic Carpets, I guess, with a dinosaur theme.

One agent said, \”I marked TriceraTop Spin, but I always end up on it!\”

Well, there you have it! The top six attractions Wishdrawals agents think you could skip at Disney World! You should know there was lots of discussion and friendly banter when discussing these. Die-hard Country Bear Jamboree fans will always want to go see it. Just choose your friends wisely!

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