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Favorite original attraction at MK (2024)

  • Thread starterParentsOf4
  • Start dateJul 2, 2012

Fraisie

Active Member
  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #21

Haunted Mansion. No question.

My earliest memory of a Disney park is the tv special they had for Disneyland's 30th anniversary. I remember Drew Barrymore, the Pointer sisters and Donna Summers. But mostly, I remember how scary it was when they showed the HM, with the skeleton trying to get out of the coffin!

If I could pick a #2 and a #3, they would be IaSW and HoP.

MansionGoer13z

Active Member
  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #22

Fraisie said:

Haunted Mansion. No question.

My earliest memory of a Disney park is the tv special they had for Disneyland's 30th anniversary. I remember Drew Barrymore, the Pointer sisters and Donna Summers. But mostly, I remember how scary it was when they showed the HM, with the skeleton trying to get out of the coffin!

If I could pick a #2 and a #3, they would be IaSW and HoP.

Fraisie I used to have part if not all of that Special on Betamax. I wish I could find the whole thing on a DVD or segments of it on You Tube. That Haunted Mansion segment used to scare the hell outta me as a little kid. Guess this post shows my age.

LuLaSue

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #23

Haunted Mansion got my vote. It is my favorite attraction overall. Why? I just love it!Favorite original attraction at MK (4)

JiminyandTink

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #24

Haunted Mansion for sure!

But I'm going to give some love to the Tomorrowland Speedway as well because it has a great nostagic feel for me personally.

  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #25

MansionGoer13z said:

Space Mountain, very surprised this is not listed not to mention BTMRR.

Space Mountain and Thunder mountain were later additions. The MK opened without thrill rides. Thrill rides were for cheap parks, for children.

The Magic Kingdom is build as the adult, elegant park. In a mass culture sense of the world, as the sophisticated theme park. It wasn't meant for thrill seekers or small children or cartoons.

As we all know, the decline started in 1973 and its been downhill ever since...:lookarou

Disneylover1302

Member
  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #26

Jungle Cruise especially if your Skipper is really into it when you go on.

Pooh Lover

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #27

For sentimental reasons, I'll always love the WEDway PeopleMover. Besides, when every other ride in Tomorrowland has a long wait, you can always get on TTA!

DDEPILLO

Active Member
  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #28

shmmrname said:

Sometimes in-between as well, I assume.

(Mine is BTMRR or SPLASH, but we always make a few stops at HM on the way.)

Yes, yes I do...ok I go on HM as much as I can when there

George Lucas on a Bench

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #29

I wish I could have seen the original version of the Haunted Mansion. I mean, the ride as I first experienced it as a kid was pretty close to the original specs, I'm sure. Outside, however is where things have changed more dramatically. The landscape of the park has changed so much. It must have been such a different experience with Haunted Mansion looming on a hill, less foliage, no mountains and Tomorrowland mostly a big race course.

The Empress Lilly

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 3, 2012
  • #30

Endor Sightseer said:

I wish I could have seen the original version of the Haunted Mansion. I mean, the ride as I first experienced it as a kid was pretty close to the original specs, I'm sure. Outside, however is where things have changed more dramatically. The landscape of the park has changed so much. It must have been such a different experience with Haunted Mansion looming on a hill, less foliage, no mountains and Tomorrowland mostly a big race course.

There is too much clutter around HM.

I understand the urge to add to the HM, to 'plus' it, but like pizza toppings, 'less is more'. Get a handful of ingredients that work, then stop adding.

The best way to build suspense is for the HM to just sit there, alone, a little bit outside of town. Looming eerily on that hill. Then you enter through the family crypt...

Canopies, trees, carts, hearse, queue clutter....it doesn't add anything to the experience. Each addtition in itself is defendable, but they are redundant (perhaps even distracting) to the story and the means by which it is told.

MansionGoer13z

Active Member
  • Jul 5, 2012
  • #31

The Empress Lilly said:

Space Mountain and Thunder mountain were later additions. The MK opened without thrill rides. Thrill rides were for cheap parks, for children.

The Magic Kingdom is build as the adult, elegant park. In a mass culture sense of the world, as the sophisticated theme park. It wasn't meant for thrill seekers or small children or cartoons.

As we all know, the decline started in 1973 and its been downhill ever since...:lookarou

Thanks for the info. I always thought they were originals to WDW

Walt Disney1955

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 8, 2012
  • #32

ParentsOf4 said:

To me, the Swiss Family Treehouse feels like the most "classic" Disney attraction at WDW. It harks back to a movie that is now nearly forgotten, is realistic (it feels as if it could have been the actual set for the movie), and (with all the stairs) is an example of an attraction that would never be built today.

I probably should have included the Topical Serenade. As you note, the current version is pretty much the same as the original but I ran out of poll options!

I agree with Swiss Family Treehouse. When you think of it, you are pretty high up there. My wife went up once, I practically had to drag her and that was good enough for her. She is terrified of heights. I personally like the coziness of the place. You could easily sleep a night there no problem.

maryszhi

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 8, 2012
  • #33

i think its impossible to just pick one Favorite original attraction at MK (15)

J03Y

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 8, 2012
  • #34

Haunted Mansion. of course.

now i feel like i'm on a bandwagon.

G

GoalieGirl16

Active Member
  • Jul 8, 2012
  • #35

I guess I am the only History Nerd who went for Hall of Presidents. I have always loved it. The AA movement always entranced me. Plus it is a great place for a quick snooze in the heat of the afternoon.

copcarguyp71

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 8, 2012
  • #36

HM but it was a tough decision between that and Jungle Cruise for me!

ellie-badge

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 8, 2012
  • #37

Haunted Mansion, hands down. Country Bear Jamboree would be my second choice, though.

fbp

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 8, 2012
  • #38

Haunted Mansion killed it.

disneypearl

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 8, 2012
  • #39

Haunted Mansion gets my vote.

The Empress Lilly

Well-Known Member
  • Jul 8, 2012
  • #40

We should do this poll again without the Mansion. It's just not fair!

Favorite original attraction at MK (2024)

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