View Full Version : Let's celebrate the diversity of WDW!

09-12-2008, 04:27 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this, but wanted it to be in a highly visible section of "the boards"...hopefully to generate some interest/responses...?

Having spend some time reading discussion boards this week, there is one thing that occurs to me and that is that:

WDW has something for everyone!

The views on the boards are so diverse! We all have different tastes and circumstances and yet we are united in that we all love the place! My favourite restaurants/rides/shows/resorts are a unique set, as are the next person's! This makes it hard to recommend with confidence, but still lots of fun!

A good example was that I was amazed to read under a Dining report that someone doesn't lke the buffet at the Crystal Palace! It is my wife's favourite place to eat in WDW and we always go at least twice each trip! I considered questioning on the boards what they didn't like. But instead, I decide to write this new post!

I thought that to demonstrate this we should have a quick and punchy pole on Intercoters' favourites (one short answer for each only please!):

Counter service outlet
Non-park pastime at WDW

For the record, I'll attempt to give you my personal favourites and I'll bet I never see anything like a good match:

Park: Hollywood Studios
Resort/hotel: Wilderness lodge
Restaurant: Brown Derby:marg:
Counter service outlet: Pizza Planet! Ride: Tower of terror!
Show: Reflections, Illuminations of Earth
Snack: Mickey Premium bar
Music: EPCOT Entrance Music in 2000
Parade: EPCOT: Tapestry of Nations
Store: Mouse Gear
Non-park pastime at WDW: Speed boats on bay lake

..hope this is fun! I know how hard it is picking just one thing in each category!:mickey:

09-12-2008, 06:51 AM
1. Park - Magic Kingdom
2. Resort - Grand Floridian
3. Restaurant - Narcoossee's
4. Counter service outlet - Columbia Harbor House
5. Ride - Oooooooohhhh.....tough......Haunted Mansion
6. Show - Illuminations
7. Snack - An enormous cookie in Germany and an Optimator Doppelbock (sounds like a gross combo, but works!
8. Music - All of the music around World Showcase
9. Parade - Main Street Electrical Parade (wish it would come back)
10. Store - The Art of Disney
11. Non-park pastime at WDW - Grand Flo Spa

09-12-2008, 07:20 AM
Show: Reflections, Illuminations of Earth


..Sorry, I got this the wrong way around:
I meant "Illuminations, Relections of Earth"!

:confused: D'OH!

09-12-2008, 07:26 AM
1-Park: Epcot
2-Resort/hotel: Animal Kingdom
Restaurant: Boma
Counter service outlet: Flame Tree BBQ
Ride: Soarin
Show: Fantasmic
Snack: Mickey Premium bar
Music: Epcot the music around World show case
Parade: EPCOT: Tapestry of Nations (I miss it)
Store: Mouse Gear
Non-park pastime at WDW: Putt putt golf at Fantasia gardens.

09-12-2008, 08:12 AM
1. Park: Close tied between MK and DAK
2. Resort/hotel: OKW
3. Restaurant: LTT or Le Cellier
4. Counter service outlet: Columbia Harbour House or Backlot
5. Ride: Ouch, tough call....but probably TOT
6. Show: Hard to pick one, but probably FOTLK or Fantasmic
7. Snack: Dole Whip
8. Music: I like the Nemo Music, especially when it's the good Crush (like the other day!!)
9. Parade: At WDW, I liked Tapestry - in all of Disney, I like FantIllusion
10. Store: Villain in Vogue or Yankee Trader during Halloween
11. Non-park pastime at WDW: Smores at FW

09-12-2008, 08:25 AM
Great topic. Here's mine:

Park - MK
Resort - Coronado
Restaurant - LeCellier
Counter service outlet - El Pirita Y El Perico (if it is still open)
Ride - Splash Mountain
Show - Lion King
Snack - Dole Whip
Music - Main Street
Parade - Not into parades
Store - MouseGear
Non-park pastime at WDW - swimming pool time

09-12-2008, 08:35 AM
Great topic!

Park - DHS/Epcot
Resort - AKL
Restaurant - Ohana
Counter Service - Noodle station
Ride - POTC/Buzz
Show - Lion King ( though I haven't seen Nemo yet)
Snack - ItzakoodZie
Music - Epcot - when they play the music along with the water fountain :cloud9:
Parade - Spectro Magic
Store - anything in DHS
non-park past time - relaxing at AKL

09-12-2008, 08:42 AM
1. Park - Hollywood Studios (Yes, really)
2. Resort - Pop Century :)
3. Restaurant - Le Cellier :thumbsup:
4. Counter service outlet - Flame Tree BBQ:D
5. Ride - Umm......Expedition Everest:number1:
6. Show - Fantasmic
7. Snack - Goofy's Candy Shop Rice Krispy Treat
8. Music - Wishes
9. Parade - Spectromagic
10. Store - Once Upon a Toy
11. Non-park pastime at WDW - Huh??? There is stuff outside the parks?:secret:

8 days to go!!!

mouseketeer mom
09-12-2008, 08:57 AM
Park-Magic Kingdom
Counter service outlet-Casey's
Ride-Pirates and Soarin'(too close to call)
Snack-Mickey's Coconut patties
Music-The Hawaiian music around the Poly
Parade-Disney Dreams Come True
Store-Main Street Emporium
Non Park Pastime-Easy!!! Scooting around on Watermice!!!

09-12-2008, 09:13 AM
Oh!! I absolutely love this post, what a great idea!!

1. Park - Epcot
2. Resort - POP for now I just joined DVC, first stay is in January
3. Restaurant - LeCelliar
4. Counter service outlet - Columbia Harbor House 5. Ride - Figment!
6. Show - Flights of Wonder
7. Snack - Cotton Candy :-)
8. Music - Epcot background songs
9. Parade - Electrical Parade (Forget the exact name)
10. Store - Making Memories in DTD
11. Non-park pastime at WDW - ESPN Club/drinking :-)

09-12-2008, 09:16 AM
Resort--POFQ (would say Poly but haven't stayed there...yet)
Counter service outlet--?
Snack--Pineapple Float
Store--World of Disney
Non-park pastime at WDW--Shopping at DTD

09-12-2008, 09:38 AM
Park: Magic Kingdom
Resort: Polynesian
Restaurant: Ohana
Counter service outlet: Peco's Bill Tall Tale Inn
Ride: It's a Small World
Show: Beauty and the Beast
Snack: Mickey shaped Rice Krispy treat or any kind of ice cream!
Music: It's a Small World song
Parade: Electric Water Parade
Store: World of Disney
Non-park pastime at WDW: visiting other resorts

09-12-2008, 09:40 AM
1. Park-MK
2. Resort-POP
3. Restaurant-Alfredo's (no longer there)
4. Counter service-Harbour House
5. Ride-Rock'n rollercoaster
6. Show-Street actors at HS
7. Snack-Goofys candy co. pretzel your way
8. Music-wishes & song after Illuminations
9. Parade-pass
11.Non park pastime-DDT

09-12-2008, 10:12 AM
1. Park-MK
2. Resort-POP
3. Restaurant-Le Cellier :cloud9:
4. Counter service-Harbour House :cloud9:
5. Ride-TOT
6. Show-Fantasmic
7. Snack-Tollhouse Ice cream cookies
8. Music-wishes
9. Parade-Spectromagic
10.Store-World of Disney DTD
11.Non park pastime-pontoon boat rentals in DTD

All of this is making me hungry and making me with I was at Disney right now!!! I have to wait till January !!!!! :(

09-12-2008, 10:14 AM
Ok, I don't have a lisp...:blush: I meant to say wish...I guess I should double check what I'm typing before sending! :secret:

Great idea for the post by the way though!:number1:

09-12-2008, 10:48 AM
1. Park - EPCOT
2. Resort - Contemporary
3. Restaurant - Le Cellier :number1:
4. Counter service - Cosmic Ray's
5. Ride - SOARIN'
6. Show - Illuminations
7. Snack - Frozen Chocolate covered Bananna
8. Music - EPCOT entrance & exit
9. Parade - Spectromagic
10. Store - Team Mickey (DTD)
11. Non park pastime - DTD

09-12-2008, 11:54 AM
Park - Epcote
Resort - Boardwalk (so far)
Restaurant - was the Concourse Steakhouse
Counter service outlet - Electric Umbrella
Ride - TTA
Show - Illuminations
Snack - popcorn
Music - Illuminations
Parade - tapestry of nations
Store - mousegears
Non-park pastime at WDW - downtown disney

09-12-2008, 12:34 PM
Park: Epcot
Resort: Port Orleans Riverside, Alligator Bayou
Restaurant: Boma
Counter service outlet:The Land
Show:Little Mermaid
Snack: Turkey Leg
Music: Illuminations Music
Parade: Spectromagic
Store: World of Disney
Non-park pastime at WDW: Boat ride to Downtown Disney from POR.

09-12-2008, 06:46 PM
Park: MGM Studios
Resort: toss-up between POFQ and WL
Restaurant: Garden Grille at Epcot
Counter service: The Land at Epcot
Ride: Hard one--if pressed, I'll say TOT
Show: Does Fantasmic count as a show?
Snack: Dole Whip!
Music: Theme song from Splash Mountain
Parade: MNSSHP has a cute one every time!
Store: Disney Villains store at MGM
Non-park pastime at WDW: Downtown Disney

09-12-2008, 10:57 PM
1. Park - MK, Epcot
2. Resort - GF or WL
3. Restaurant - Artist Point
4. Counter service outlet - Roaring Fork
5. Ride - CoP
6. Show - Wishes
7. Snack - Chocolate Chip Cookies at Chuckwagon!
8. Music - Wishes/Pirate Princess Party
9. Parade - MK 25th
10. Store - Japan at Epcot
11. Non-park pastime at WDW - Cruising Bay Lake and 7 Seas at night

09-13-2008, 03:43 PM
1. Park - MK or DAK
2. Resort - WL
3. Restaurant - Jiko
4. Counter service outlet - Columbia Harbor House
5. Ride - Haunted Mansion
6. Show - Wishes
7. Snack - Popcorn or Frozen Banana
8. Music - Canadian and French films (WS)
9. Parade - Block Party Bash
10. Store - Club Cool (for the sodas)
11. Non-park pastime at WDW - Walking the trail b/w FW and WL

09-13-2008, 04:40 PM
Here goes...

Park...no question...MK
CS...Electric Umbrella
Snack..Mickey ice cream bar
Music...calypso music at CBR
Store...does the big blue hat count?
Non-park activity...visit other resorts


09-13-2008, 08:21 PM
1. Park - MK, but Epcot an oh-so-close second!
2. Resort - CBR
3. Restaurant - Chef Mickey's
4. Counter service outlet - Pizzafari
5. Ride - Living with the Land
6. Show - Lion King
7. Snack - Popcorn in the cute plastic tub
8. Music - CBR music and Epcot entrance music
9. Parade - Spectromagic
10. Store - Mickey's Pantry
11. Non-park pastime at WDW - Shopping at DTD or resorts

09-13-2008, 09:14 PM
Park : Magic Kingdom
Resort: Polynesian
Restaurant Crystal Palace
Counter service outlet Columbia Harbour House
Ride Tie. Haunted Mansion & TOT
Show Fantasmic
Snack Dole Whip
Music Polynesian lobby
Parade Spectro
Store Emporium
Non-park pastime at WDWSitting on the balcony of my room at Poly watching Wishes over the Castle:cloud9:

09-13-2008, 09:36 PM
What a fun thread!

Park: Disney's Animal Kingdom
Resort/hotel: Port Orleans: Riverside
Restaurant: O'Hana
Counter service outlet: Flame Tree BBQ
Ride: Everest
Show: Fantasmic!
Snack: Mickey Rice Krispie Treat
Music: EPCOT Entrance Music
Parade: Mickey's Jammin Jungle Parade
Store: World of Disney
Non-park pastime at WDW: Mini Golf at Fantasia Gardens

09-14-2008, 09:34 PM
1. Park: Hollywood Studios
2. Resort: Wilderness Lodge
3. Restaurant: Artist Point
4. Counter Service: Pizza Planet
5. Ride: Tower of Terror
6. Show: Fantasmic
7. Snack: Mickey's ears
8. Music: getting on and off of Tower of Terror
9. Parade: Jammin Jungle parade at AK
10. Store: XMAS store at Marketplace
11. Non-park pastime@WDW: sightseeing at surrounding Disney resorts

Next trip: 11/24th----12/5th at the POP
11 year anniv. trip:yay::joy::clappy::woohoo::santa:

09-15-2008, 09:45 AM
Park: Disney's Animal Kingdom
Resort/hotel: Wilderness Lodge
Restaurant: Brown Derby
Counter service outlet: Tangierine Cafe
Ride: Tower of Terror
Show: Fantasmic!
Snack: Funnel Cake
Music: Soarin' Queue music
Parade: Tapestry of Nations
Store: Le Chapeau
Non-park pastime at WDW: Snorkling at Typhoon Lagoon

09-15-2008, 10:16 AM
This is so fun! My turn!

1. Park: Magic Kingdom
2. Resort/hotel: Wilderness Lodge
3. Restaurant: Ohana
4. Counter service outlet: Earl of Sandwich
5. Ride: very hard one... Soarin & ToT
6. Show: Fest. of the Lion King & Fantasmic
7. Snack: Dole whip float
8. Music: The music from Wishes!
9. Parade: Tapestry of Nations
10. Store: Any Christmas store & Mousegears
11. Non-park pastime at WDW: Touring the resorts around Christmas time.

09-15-2008, 01:26 PM
This is fun!!

1. Park-Magic Kingdom
2. Resort-Poly
3. Restaurant-Le Cellier
4. Counter service outlet-Pecos Bill's
5. Ride-The Haunted Mansion
6. Show-Fantasmic
7. Snack-Dole Whip Float
8. Music-The Haunted Mansion
9. Parade-Jammin' Jungle
10. Store-Emporium
11. Non-park pastime at WDW-Shopping at DTD

09-15-2008, 06:09 PM
Park - Magic Kingdom
Resort - Poly
Restaurant - LeCellier
Counter service outlet - Flame Tree BBQ
Ride - RNRC
Show - Fantasmic
Snack - Mickey Ice Cream Bar & Dole Whip (I couldn't pick just one)
Music - The cd from Wishes
Parade - Spectromagic
Store - The World of Disney
Non-park pastime at WDW - Shopping at DTD