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Jimmie is a retired school teacher from Texas, who has been going to Disney World for 25 years. He has experience in taking large groups to Disney, in addition to taking his own children and grandchildren. Jimmie and his wife Rhonda make annual trips to Disney World, Disneyland, and sail on the Disney Cruise Line.

The Ultimate Walt Disney World Ride Bucket List

Dumbo

There’s a lot to love about Walt Disney World.  The theme parks are world class.  The resorts are over-the-top in quality.  The Cast Members are friendly and helpful.  The landscaping is beautiful.  However, most people go to Disney World to enjoy the rides and attractions.  Some are cutting edge while others are simple, even relaxing.  We all have our favorites.  ...

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The Ultimate Walt Disney World Ride Bucket List

1. Soarin’ I first experienced Soarin’ in 2003 in Disneyland.  I immediately knew this was the best theme park attraction I had ever experienced!  How many of us will ever actually go hang gliding, not to mention flying over the seven wonders of the world?  This Epcot thrill ride is one that almost everyone can experience, without fear of experiencing ...

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The Ultimate Walt Disney World Ride Bucket List

Kali River Rapids

There’s a lot to love about Walt Disney World.  The theme parks are world class.  The resorts are over-the-top in quality.  The castmembers are friendly and helpful.  The landscaping is beautiful.  However, most people go to Disney World to enjoy the rides and attractions.  Some are cutting edge while others are simple, even relaxing.  We all have our favorites.  Even ...

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10 Disney Experiences You May Find Mind-Numbingly Dull

Rafiki's Planet Watch

Rafiki’s Planet Watch To get to this attraction in the Animal Kingdom, you must take a short train ride.  As a reward for that, you get to watch… animal surgery.  Your kids will enjoy the Affection Section petting zoo. 

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10 Disney Experiences You May Find Mind-Numbingly Dull

Word Showcase - Italy

Epcot Films World Showcase is a great place to shop, enjoy ethnic foods and interact with cast members from around the world.  The China, France and Canada pavilions all offer travelogue-type films.  Remember those educational films you had to watch in Social Studies class in middle school?  Wanna do that on your vacation?  Me neither!

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10 Disney Experiences You May Find Mind-Numbingly Dull

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Again, if you’re into the 1980’s, you’ll love this stunt show “how it’s done” presentation.  There are several stops and starts to explain what you’re watching. 

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10 Disney Experiences You May Find Mind-Numbingly Dull

Storm Troopers

Star Wars Launch Bay The Star Wars films are obviously popular and some of the best of all-time.  However, only a true geek will enjoy this Star Wars “museum”.  There are rooms and rooms of Star Wars memorabilia, and very few places to sit, for those not interested. 

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10 Disney Experiences You May Find Mind-Numbingly Dull

Ellen's Energy Adventure

Ellen’s Energy Adventure Forty-five minutes of learning about 1980’s technology, in an uncomfortable seat.  What’s not to love?  On the bright side, Ellen Degeneres is funny as always.

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10 Disney Experiences You May Find Mind-Numbingly Dull

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Spin rides Disney World has several spin rides, including Triceratop Spin in Animal Kingdom and Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Astro Orbiter and Dumbo in Magic Kingdom.  While Dumbo is a classic, all of these rides score high on the boredom scale.  Basically, you go round and round for about 90 seconds.  The best part is the view from up high. 

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10 Disney Experiences You May Find Mind-Numbingly Dull

Presidential Seal

Hall of Presidents/The American Adventure Unless you’re into American history or air conditioning, these two shows will bore you to sleep, which is not necessarily a bad thing after staying up late the previous night to watch Wishes at the Magic Kingdom!

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