You’ll never be able to do every attraction in one trip, so why waste your time on things that are not good?
Here are the worst attractions in each of the 4 theme parks (according to me).
Magic Kingdom’s Worst: Stitch’s Great Escape
If there is only 1 ride that you should absolutely avoid and walk right by in all of Disney World, it’s this one.
Visitors are burped and spit on while being held prisoner in a super uncomfortable seat. It’s not a ride. You are literally just being held in place to be belched on.
Take a look:
This ride used to have a FASTPASS option (seriously) but it was recently removed.
If you happen to be a Stitch fan, make a dining reservation for the Lilo and Stitch Best Friends Character Breakfast which is at ‘Ohana at The Polynesian Resort.
Also worth avoiding: Country Bear Jamboree, The Enchanted Tiki Room and Tomorrowland Indy Speedway (although it often feels almost impossible to skip the Speedway – it takes up a large area and kids can’t seem to resist it)
EPCOT’s Worst: Journey Into Imagination with Figment
I’ve never minded this harmless attraction since it’s never busy and it’s nice to just be in the AC for a little while but…
It used to be so much better. And there’s not much to it.
This is what it was until 1998…
And this is what it is now, after going through a couple of revisions which ironically made it less imaginative.
There’s a lot to do at EPCOT and if you’re trying to narrow down your list, feel free to skip this one.
Also worth avoiding: Ellen’s Energy Adventure (I still love you, Ellen!)
Hollywood Studios’ Worst: Muppet Vision 3D
For many years, this attraction escaped the disdain of visitors because attractions like Sounds Dangerous were so much worse.
But those attractions are gone and now this outdated movie just feels like it’s lost in time and in dire need of an update to make it match the look of the new (and fabulous) Muppet movie that came out last year.
Enjoy this 2D video of this 3D movie.
Also worth avoiding: Studio Backlot Tour (it’s a pared down version of its former self)
Animal Kingdom’s Worst: Rafiki’s Planet Watch/Conservation Station
Rafiki’s Planet Watch is an area of Animal Kingdom you reach by a train called the Wildlife Express. There are often long lines to catch the train going and coming.
A review on ThemeParkInsider.com said it best:
The whole Rafiki’s Watch area is fine for your local zoo, but underwhelming for Disney. While there are one or two interesting things to do at the Conservation Station (I especially liked the sounds of the rainforest listening stations), there is just not enough “stuff” to justify the round trip time on the train in a park with short hours and better things to do.
The saving grace for this section is that they sometimes do medical procedures on animals that visitors can watch. These are usually scheduled first thing in the morning.
Here’s the full tour, starting at the train station.
Also worth avoiding: It’s Tough to be a Bug (absolutely terrifying to so many children)
Let’s cleanse our palette and end on a positive note.
Here’s a video of the super fun Toy Story Mania ride, the most popular ride at Disney World (side note: get to Hollywood Studios by 8:15 – they’ve been opening the park early and you can get on this without much of a wait at all).
OK, leave your thoughts, feedback (I’m sorry I don’t like the Muppets 3D movie!) and nominees for the worst attractions in your opinion in the comments. I can’t wait to hear what you think.
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