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12-26-2014, 01:27 PM
I love fun threads like this. So for my post #3456, it just makes sense to have a post about 7, right? I know. Stretching. Just roll with it. Let's hear your Top 7 attractions at Disney World. And yes, they can be food! Part of the WDW charm is all that good stuff to eat.

#1. Illuminations - I would skip every other attraction to see this show.
#2. Tower of Terror - So much better than it's DL sister.
#3. Splash Mt. - Greatest combo of Dark Ride and Thrill Ride
#4. Kilimanjaro Safaris - This ride never gets old.
#5. Wishes - There's something about that music build up and then the trumpet blast "Wishes!"
#6. Voice of Liberty - For a lifelong vocalist, this group/experience is tops.
#7. Expedition Everst - Man, I wish they had something like this at DL.

World Showcase Players would've made this list had they not gotten the axe. Bring them back!

12-26-2014, 02:45 PM
After consulting with my DW and DD9, here is our family's Top 7:

1. Rockin' Roller Coaster - Fast, no drops, good story, great music. All the thrills, none of the hills.

2. Artist Point - Best gluten-free meal ever (including the bread)

3. Soarin' - So unique, so fun. It's the *only* ride I've ever been on that gets applause at the end.

4. Kilimanjaro Safaris - Agree with the OP. Great ride, fun CMs, and animals are always interesting.

5. Stormalong Bay - Holy cow is that a great pool area. Different kinds of pools...sand bottomed, lazy river, great water slide, multiple hot tubs, etc. Just fantastic.

6. Splash Mountain - It's fun, repeatable, interesting every single time, and has thrills.

7. Toy Story Midway Mania - Great way to combine technologies. 3D, video games, dark ride, and never quite the same ride twice!

12-26-2014, 02:57 PM
This is tough and probably be different on any given day lol

1) Haunted Mansion

2) American Adventure

3) Tower Of Terror

4)Finding Nemo The Musical

5) A Carls combo beer at Rose and Crown

6) illuminations

7) Wishes

12-26-2014, 05:43 PM
This is hard to do, but here goes.....

1. Tower of Terror
2. Pirates of the Caribbean
3. ToyMania
4. Fantasmic
5. Haunted Mansion
6. Jiko
7. Soarin

There are tons more to add but this is, I think, the top 7 in our house.

12-26-2014, 08:47 PM
Fun ... I'll play along ...

Haunted Mansion
Reflections of Earth
Osborne Lights
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Monorail
Space Mountain

12-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Can't resist these types of posts. So here goes.

1. RnR
2. Soarin
3. POC
3. JC
4. HM
5. EE
6. Mickey ice cream bar
7. Dole Whip

12-26-2014, 10:16 PM
1. Pirates (favorite attraction since my childhood visits)
2. Space Mt. -- front seat
3. Soarin -- Row 1
4. Tower of Terror
5. People Mover
6. *slightly different -- My kids love the Kid-Cot stations, giving me a few minutes to myself in World Showcase :beer::secret:
7. Haunted Mansion
8. Mission Space -- my wife won't go on the ride so I get to be the engineer, with my DD7, DS5, & DD4. Very cool for the 4 of us to be on the ride by ourselves.
9. Expedition Everest
10. Frozen Ride in Norway. Such a classic Disney ride...............:cool:;)

12-26-2014, 10:20 PM
Fun post - here are my top 7 (at least for today).

1. Fantasmic!
2. Tower of Terror
3. Splash Mountain
4. Mickey Rice Krispy bars
5. Everest
6. Kilimanjaro Safaris
7. Rock'n'Roller Coaster

12-26-2014, 10:22 PM
I just realized I messed up my 1st post! Top 7 doesn't mean a top ten list.

I will drop the Frozen ride. It might take a bit of time before we put this up there with Horizons (which I rode & loved.)

Take off Kid-cot...I can :beer: elsewhere.

Then...Everest. Joe Rhode did a fantastic job with the theming, but it can't match the others.

This was fun.

12-27-2014, 10:06 PM
7. Festival of the Lion King
6. Walking around Port Orleans at night or walking around Animal Kingdom Lodge during the day.
5. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
4. Pirates of the Caribbean
3. Eating schoolbread with my kids while waiting for Illuminations.
2. Riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad with my oldest DS. Just thinking about it makes me laugh.
1. Eating breakfast at Crystal Palace. It is a tradition now.

12-28-2014, 12:28 AM
I love these kinds of posts. And since the difference between my 7th favorite attraction/item and my 17th favorite is so slight, this could change at any moment. But here goes:

1.) Haunted Mansion
2.) POTC
3.) TOT
4.) RnRC
5.) Splash Mountain
6.) Illuminations
7.) Mickey Bar

(If I posted tomorrow, I'd have a completely different top 7!)

12-28-2014, 08:51 AM
1. Toy story mania
2. Castle lighting at christmas
3. 7 dwarfs mine train
4. People mover
5. Street performers at DHS
6. Safari
7. Bay Lake Tower (our home resort)

12-30-2014, 10:45 AM
I like it when people explain their choices.

Basically, my list is of the things I look most forward to doing on my next visit to WDW (it's sad because Off-Kilter was always on this list:sob:)

1. Spaceship Earth - it is the most unique attraction and the original Epcot

2. World Showcase - I just love to stroll the area, search out the nooks...

3. Tower of Terror - the best themed thrill ride

4. Turtle Talk - make me laugh

5. Festival of the Lion King - pay to visit a theme park and get a Broadway musical for free

6. Jungle Cruise - make me laugh

7. Walking down Main Street USA:mickey:

12-30-2014, 11:02 AM
These kind of post are fun.

1. Meeting Mickey and Minnie with young kids (had the joy of seeing my then 2 year old and 1 year old meet them for the first time ever earlier this year, I'm not sure if this really fits here, but I do think nothing will ever top this in my book)

2. COP - this is a "Pure Disney" attraction to me.

3. Space Mountain

4. Splash Mountain

5. American Adventure

6. Space Ship Earth

7. Soarin

12-30-2014, 11:04 AM
2. TSM
3. Tower of Terror
4. Star Tours
5. Tiger in it's pool at AK
6. Dole whip
7. Electrical water pageant from a boat

12-30-2014, 11:05 AM
I could easily make this a top 10, top 20, or top 30 even.

1) Jungle Cruise
2) Haunted Mansion
3) Stepping through the tunnel at MK for the first time
4) Wishes
5) American Adventure
6) Walking around world showcase at night
7) Splash mountain at night

01-01-2015, 12:49 PM
I have to borrow number one from ILoveMickey'77

1. Stepping through the tunnel at MK for the first time.
2. Main Street USA. Anywhere, doing anything.
3. Pirates of the Caribbean
4. Splash Mountain
5. Buzz Lightyear
6. The entire World Showcase
7. The Haunted Mansion

01-01-2015, 02:14 PM
Here's my top 7; but some of these experiences are seasonal. It's really hard to list just seven.

1. Riding Splash Mountain at night, during Wishes. This is our family's absolute favorite experience at WDW. It happened to us by accident (didn't know fireworks times) on our first trip together, and now we make sure to do it on every trip.

2. Watching Wishes from Main Street, with a Casey's hot dog.

3. The Candlelight Processional at Epcot. Wow! Just Wow! It brought tears to my eyes.

4. Having Dinner at 'Ohana with a window table overlooking Seven Seas Lagoon and MK at fireworks time. (seeing a pattern here?). We were lucky enough to get a window table on Christmas night for dinner. A Magical meal!

5. Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Almost Indescribable Christmas experience.

6. Extra Magic hours at MK when the streets are nearly empty, rides are all "walk-on" and you feel like you almost have the park to yourselves.

7. Rock 'n Roller Coaster. I just love this ride.

01-01-2015, 07:35 PM
This year will be the 40th anniversary of our first trip...and there are so many special memories.
...Special mention goes to Horizons and Toad, which held significant memories for us, but can't be included under the ROE. Note that those two, and my listed 7, were (are) special because of the memories of sharing them with my incredible family. Were I selfish, I would also have included WDW Railway, and TSMM...No one else in the family shares my addiction to them.

So, our shared 7, since 75

Pirates...almost every scene holds memories from our many trips...
Haunted Mansion...ditto..
Splash...not an original, but now a long time tradition
CoP...Just 'cause we never skip it.
Space Mountain...Still laugh when I recall when DS heard DW swear for the first time ever in front of the kids
Evening Parade at MK, in any format...special evenings with special people, from DMiL, and DW, and DK's, and DGK's
Monorail...again, memories from the first trip, to all of the subsequent trips...

Not that I (we) don't love each of the other parks, but those 7 are always a first and last day Must Do...

01-01-2015, 08:00 PM
1. Haunted Mansion
3. Splash Mountain
4. Soarin
5. Space Ship earth
6. Mexican Pavilion
7. That mysterious Disney smell that seems to be present in my first 6.

01-02-2015, 08:38 AM
1: Expedition Everest
2: Splash Mountain
3:Space mountain
4: Dinosaur
5:Test Track
7: RNR

Love the thrill rides:number1::thumbsup:

01-02-2015, 01:06 PM
In no particular order......

Backstage Tour at MK - made me appreciate the magic even more.
Tower of Terror - never the same ride twice
Beach Club Pool - there is nothing like it - also going to plug Beaches & Cream here - a must do for us every trip.
The People Mover!!! My fave attraction to rest, relax, recharge the batteries
Expedition Everest - was so impressed with it, I had to go on a second time immediately after the first - honorable mention to Splash Mountain here.
California Grill - one of the best Fine Dining restaurants on Property
Grand Floridian Villas - I felt like I was in an HGTV show when I toured one of them....
This also, will change depending on the day...... :mickey:

01-02-2015, 01:57 PM
This is a hard one since I would be disappointed to miss others, but here it goes:

* Tower of Terror
* Haunted Mansion
* Space Mountain
* Pirates of the Caribbean
* RockNRollercoaster
* Expedition Everest
* Splash Mountain

01-05-2015, 06:29 PM
Making food an attraction REALLY complicates things for me. I literally plan my vacations around food!
Anyway, here it goes...

7. Splash Mountain
6. Boma
5. Dinosaur
4. Crystal Palace
3. Kilimanjaro Safaris
2. Artist Point
1. The Wilderness Lodge

01-06-2015, 12:39 AM
Hmmmm making this hard

1.) Main Street USA...The feeling you get walking down it on your first day of vacation. It is wonderful.

2. Spaceship Earth...my favorite ride at Disney. Im a history buff :blush:

3. Food and Wine festival...nothing better.

4. Biergarten...Its tradition, I eat there almost every time.

5. The Buses...nothing beats hopping on a Disney bus after a long day at the parks.

6. Splash Mountain...Loved this ride since I was so little. I can remember being afraid of falling out!

7. Being with family...I know its rounding out the list (oh well), but nothing beats being with family at Disney.

01-06-2015, 12:07 PM
1. Philharmagic
2. Dole Whip
3. Thunder Mt.
4. K. Safari
5. Soarin
6. Splash Mt.
7. Caramel Kuche

01-06-2015, 12:48 PM
1. Haunted Mansion (a fun scary I can enjoy with everyone)
2. Big Thunder Mountain (at night)
3. Breakfast at Chef Mickey's
4. Barnstormer (sitting next to my son, hearing him laugh)
5. Rockin Roller coaster (take off scares me but I enjoy the glow and music)
6. MainSt Electrical Parade (love the tune)

01-07-2015, 12:22 PM
Oooohhh.... this is difficult....

1. Tower of Terror
2. Haunted Mansion
3. Dinner at Narcoossee's (including watching the fireworks from the deck) & breakfast at 'Ohana (Stitch is my very favorite character!! - Okay, I cheated here since I listed two, but too bad!!)
4. Splash Mountain
5. Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights
6. World Showcase (yeah, kind of cheating, but WS is just one big attraction to me!)
7. Kilamanjaro Safari (I love the giraffes)

01-07-2015, 04:02 PM
1. Dinner at one of the many World Showcase restaurants
2. Celebrate the Magic/Wishes
3. Dole Whip
4. Illuminations
5. Pins, Pins, Pins and pressed pennies
6. Monorail just for the speech..haha
T7. End every trip at Earl of Sandwich
T7 One night at the MK seeing the kiss goodnight

Rides come and go. And we do some on one trip, some on another sicne we go so often. They arent a MUST MUST do each time. There are so many things to do and we generally now go for specific events like Food & Wine, Flower and garden, MVMVP, Halloween, etc. The Candlelight processional is a must do now yearly.

01-07-2015, 04:04 PM
In no particular order might I say.

1. The Cast member standing at Orlando Int. waving with the big white Mickey glove & laughing to myself on the Magical Express on the way to the resort about the fact that I actually convinced everyone to go to Disney again; never easy!

2. Room side pool : I love the smell of Chlorine in the morning!

3. Searching for your family’s picture at the end of each ride seeing if it is Goofy enough to buy or not.

4. Turkey leg in one hand and Dole whip in the other!

5. Watching the guy who sprays on the sun block at Blizzard beach or Typhoon lagoon; it’s a work of art.

6. The brain freeze I get from pounding 3 FROZEN STOP LIGHTS at the little bar near the Honey I shrunk the kids play ground at Hollywood’s studios.

7. All you can eat just around every corner.


01-07-2015, 08:27 PM
1. RnRC - love this ride

2. Festival of the lion king - Saw this for the 1st time last trip... AWESOME !!

3. EE - :thumbsup:

4. Ohana - great meal, good family fun and a nice night time parade if you're there at the right time.

5. TSM - Man this thing makes my arms tired. :blush:

6. POTC - Classic ride with just the right feel.

7. Living with the land - what can I say, I love gardening. :cool:

01-08-2015, 06:40 AM
1. IllumiNations
2. Main Street, USA, espec during Wishes
3. Pirates of the Caribbean
4. Grand Floridian during Christmas Season
5. Tower of Terror
6. Animal Kingdom Lodge/Boma
7. Polynesian/'Ohana/Tambu Lounge

We enjoy the monorail and visiting the deluxe resorts almost as much as the theme parks.

01-08-2015, 02:34 PM
Fun thread!

1. Walking down Main Street--so magical!
2. People Mover--love to relax several times during our visits.
3. Splash Mountain
4. Jungle Cruise--always good for a laugh.
5. Soarin'--love to fly over California.
6. Living with the Land--nostalgic fun.
7. California Grill--favorite on-property restaurant!

01-08-2015, 03:34 PM
love this thread:mickey::mickey::thumbsup:
1. Main St. - it still thrills like the first time!
2. Dole Whip - must have it
3. It's a small world - I love it so much!
4. RnR - enough said
5. Toy Story Mania - soooo good
6. Turkey Legs!!!!! delicious!!!
7. Illuminations!! I seem to tear up every time

01-12-2015, 10:37 AM
These are all great post!

1. Soarin..best ride ever IMHO
2. My balcony at AKL over looking a savanna
3. Illuminations Christmas finale- Wow...just Wow
4. Illuminations any other time
5. Living with the Land. Just thinking about the smell puts a smile on my face
6. World Showcase
7. F&W Fest. Yummo

01-13-2015, 01:03 PM
1. Passing through the WDW arch arriving on property, heaving a sigh of relief that I'm finally back!
2. Walking beneath the train station and onto Main Street...coming home!
3. Haunted Mansion
4. Toy Story Mania
5. Osborne Lights
6. Food and Wine Festival
7. Buying new pins

01-18-2015, 06:10 PM
This will definitely change depending on the day and time that I'm making my list!! But for this moment...

1. Peter Pan's Flight...I have no idea why, but for whatever reason this ride has always felt like pure magic to me.

2. Boma ... a must do meal each time.

3. Morocco

4. Kilimanjaro Safari

5. The Seas

6. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad...always reminds me of trips when I was younger and riding it with my father.

7. Walking down Main Street for the first time on a trip.

01-23-2015, 06:38 PM
5. The Buses...nothing beats hopping on a Disney bus after a long day at the parks.

What!?!?! OK, I like the fact that I don't have to drive anywhere at WDW. I like talking to people on the bus, too. But put it, and those long lines at park close, and the ECVs with the families of 12 boarding first, in your top 7??? Where are you writing this from - Arkham Asylum? :D

01-23-2015, 10:34 PM
So nice to have positive ones!

Here we go, kinda in order:

1. Walking out of the lobby into the French Quarter streets, right after check in, knowing we are 'home' with the whole trip ahead of us.

2. Watching the Gorillas in AK.

3. Thunder Mountain

4. Crème Brulee and Zebra Domes

5. Watching Wishes cuddled with my DH by Caseys.

6. Osborne Lights

7. Any of the Parks at night!

Only 44 more sleeps! :cloud9:

01-24-2015, 11:33 AM
1. Soarin
2. Space Mountain
3. Splash Mountain
4. Tower of Terror
5. Test Track
6. Kali River Rapids
7. Living with the Land (just makes me smile, can't explain it)

Main Street Jim
01-24-2015, 04:52 PM
1) Driving up World Drive and seeing the attraction billboards. Even as a (former) Cast Member, I'd get excited seeing the ToT and the M:S signs.

2) Driving through any of the four theme park's toll plazas.

3) Taking the Monorail from TTC to MK, gliding through the 'Temp and Space Mountain. I have *always* tried to catch the steam train coming from Tomorrowland up the hill into Main Street, but in all the times I've been on that Monorail, I have never been able to time it just right to get a good photo.

4) *DOLE WHIP*. :papple:

5) Main Street Electrical Parade. I saw the parade on its first (1977-1991) run, its second (1999-2001), and now in its third visit back to the Magic Kingdom.

6) Just walking into EPCOT gets to me - *every time*. It just has that *last* connection to Walt.

7) Princesses :blush:

Hard to name *just* seven.

01-24-2015, 05:02 PM
1). Pirates of the Caribean
2). The First Walk Down Main St. Of the Trip.
3). Dole Whips
4). Carousel of Progress
5). Spaceship Earth
6). Narcossee's
7). Splash Mountain
8). Mama Melrose
9). San Angel Inn/Boat Ride
10). Magical Express to WDW

01-24-2015, 05:02 PM
I couldn't stop at 7!

01-31-2015, 08:36 AM
1) Mickey waffles (not an attraction but a must-do every day for breakfast for our entire trip :mickey:)
2) Muppets 3D
3) RNR
4) TOT
5) Big Thunder Mtn
6) Haunted Mansion
7) Soarin'

02-01-2015, 01:45 PM
1. Soarin - I just love this ride! It will always be my favorite. I love everything about it.

2. Hoop Dee Doo Revue- this is the one meal experience I really look forward to each trip! It is a tradition. The food is wonderful and the show never gets old!

3. Splash Mountain- one of those rides that isn't quick on and off. It is a nice longer ride that is just tons of fun!

4. Spaceship Earth- Our arrival day tradition is always Epcot and SSE is always our first "we're finally home" kind of ride!

5. Haunted Mansion- one of my favorite classic attractions. Love the sights and smells!

6. CoP- This is one of Walts classics that I hold near and dear to my heart. I can go on this 20 times throughout each trip and never get tired of it. There is always something in the scenes to see that I didn't notice before.

7. Tower of Terror- when I was a kid I wouldn't go near this ride and now its become one of my all time favorites! I love everything from the queue to the details of this ride. It is fantastic.

8. Epcot/World Showcase- this has become my favorite park over the years. I can go do epcot and spend the whole day just walking around and taking the whole park in and I'd be perfectly content with not going on any rides. I love the countries and just taking my time exploring. Theres always something new to see and do.

9. Port Orleans- my resort of choice. I just love both of these resorts and they are a huge part of my WDW stay. I love walking off of DME and opening those doors and having that feeling of "I'm home". I love POFQ and everything about it. It is really my everything. I leave my heart there every trip. I love coming back to the resort midday after a morning in the parks... Strolling the grounds and taking pictures and just relaxing.

i'm grumpy
02-04-2015, 10:00 AM
RNR, ToT, HM, the castle, Fantasmic, Splash Mt, the ride gift shops.

02-04-2015, 11:01 PM
1). Haunted Mansion. My all time, absolute favorite attraction. If I could be a CM, I would want to work here. I'd join up as Haunt 1000 if I could.
2) the World Showcase. As a whole. I never ever come to Central FL without visiting the World Showcase.
3) Expedition Everest. I love it!
4) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
5) Splash Mountain
6) Jungle Cruise because it is a hokey, tongue in cheek classic and I love it!!!
7) Soarin'. The Smell of Oranges gets me everything!

Honorable Mention to Kilimanjaro Safaris, PotC, Dinosaur, and Rock n Rollercoaster

02-10-2015, 12:19 AM
What!?!?! OK, I like the fact that I don't have to drive anywhere at WDW. I like talking to people on the bus, too. But put it, and those long lines at park close, and the ECVs with the families of 12 boarding first, in your top 7??? Where are you writing this from - Arkham Asylum? :D

There is just something about the Buses that I have always loved riding them! Riding them as a kid, waking up when the lights turn back on....now when I dont ride them it just doesnt feel the same. Its part of "Disney" to me, lines or not :blush:

02-11-2015, 07:27 PM
Hmmm...these are always tough. I guess I'll go with:

1. Haunted Mansion
3. Spaceship Earth
4. Carousel of Progress
5. Pirates
6. Peter Pan
7. Via Napoli

02-12-2015, 09:26 AM
This is tough:

1. Fantasmic

2. Haunted Mansion

3. Wishes

4. Great Movie Ride

5. Splash Mountain

6. Expedition Everest

7. Kali River Rapids

02-12-2015, 12:22 PM
No particular order...

Space Mountain
Haunted Mansion
Dole Whip Float
Expedition Everest
Tower of Terror

02-15-2015, 08:43 AM
1. EPCOT Food and Wine Fest.- Love the atmospher-Entertainment-Food and Drinks!
2. Illuminations-Relaxing and Exciting at the same time
3.Jelly Rolls-Dueling Piano Bar-very Fun!
4. Festival of the Lion King
5. Splash Mountain-everyone needs a Laughing Place!
6. Toy Story Mania-some real family Fun Competition!
7. Beaches and Cream-Kitchen Sink! :mickey:

02-22-2015, 07:50 PM
I countdown order....

7. Peter Pan
6. Impressions de France
5. Soarin
4. Visiting the MK resorts and riding the monorail between
3. Eating a Mickey bar at the Meadow pool at Fort Wilderness
2. Spaceship Earth

03-12-2015, 01:44 AM
1) TOT love the ambience
2)RNR cant beat the buildup
3)SPLASH MTN. wonderful way to tell a story
4) BIG THUNDER been to Sedona, love the tie in
5)WISHES how else to end a magical day?
6)TURKEY LEG AND A BEER,people watching at STUDIOS
7)KILIMANJARO concept fulfills fantasy of real safari:cloud9:

SpecJoe Magic
03-19-2015, 03:11 AM
1. Tower of Terror- It's been my favorite for about 20 years now. I don't think Disney has topped it yet.

2. Haunted Mansion- A Disney classic that is even better with the updates over the past 10 years.

3. Splash Mountain- It has a little bit of everything: great music, memorable story, fun characters, thrills, etc.

4. Expedition Everest- It looks amazing and is my favorite roller coaster at WDW.

5. Mission: Space- I've always been fascinated with outer space and the role that astronauts play in it. This is as close as I'll ever get to being an astronaut.

6. Wolfgang Puck Express- Yes, I do like their food that much, especially the spicy chicken pizza :eat:

7. Dole Whip Float- The holy grail of frozen treats at WDW. I wish I had one right now. :D

03-19-2015, 01:20 PM
Also in no particular order:

* The Poly, by far our favorite resort
* Slow periods at WDW, I know they are fewer but they are appreciated
* DME makes for easier vacationing
* Riding the monorail, it's an attraction in itself
* Disney service is still light years ahead of their competitors
* The Magic Kingdom, it is the definitive theme park experience that everyone should enjoy at least once (preferably off holiday)
* Our children's lifelong memories of their Disney experiences

03-22-2015, 08:42 PM
#1. Tower of Terror. I could ride this 30 times in a row and still leave wanting more! :cloud9:
#2. Expedition Everest. Love the story and going backwards in the mountain.
#3. Space Mountain. A classic!
#4. Haunted Mansion. Love the ride, AND the movie.
#5. It's A Small World. I know a lot of people think it's outdated and annoying but it will always be on my to-do list.
#6. Soarin'.
#7. Illuminations