This is part 6 in our ongoing series. Previous parts include:
There is final key ingredient to what makes a ride enjoyable. I will call it that “Classic Disney” feeling. These are rides that may not be thrilling but are enjoyable in a historical and nostalgic way. For example, it’s a small world, the Enchanted Tiki room, and The Carousel of Progress are never going to be seen as thrilling, but they were overseen by Walt Disney himself and have a classic sentimentality that makes them just as enjoyable as a thrill ride, only in a different way. Also, not everyone one enjoys the thrills or maybe you have younger or older guests with you on your trip. In the Thrillingness blog post I mentioned the survey of 100 people of various ages. In addition to having them rank the excitement on a scale of 1-10 I also had them rate the Disneyness of each attraction. Again, I did encourage them to try to spread out the scores and give no more than 3 rides the same score.
Not everyone was able to follow the rule of 3 rides. I don’t necessarily agree with these results like I did with the Thrillingness but that is why I did the survey in the first place.
Here is the data…
|1||Dumbo the Flying Elephant||9.9|
|2||it’s a small world||9.8|
|4||Pirates of the Caribbean||9.4|
|5||Peter Pan’s Flight||9.1|
|6||Mad Tea Party||9|
|9||TTA Peoplemover *||8.3|
|11||The Hall of Presidents ³||7.7|
|12||Enchanted Tiki Room ³||7.6|
|13||Walt Disney Railroad ²||7.4|
|14||Carousel of Progress ³||6.8|
|15||Big Thunder Mountain Railroad||6.7|
|16||Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh||6.2|
|17||Prince Charming’s Royal Carrousel||5.9|
|18||Seven Dwarfs Mine Train||5.5|
|19||Country Bear Jamboree ³||4.8|
|20||Magic Carpets of Aladdin||4|
|21||Tomorrowland Indy Speedway||3.8|
|23||Under the Sea -Journey of the Little Mermaid||3.1|
|25||Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor||2.7|
|26||Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin||2.4|
|28||Swiss Family Treehouse *||1.7|
|29||Stitch’s Great Escape||1.3|
OUR NEXT POST WILL HAVE THE FINAL RANKINGS OF ALL RIDES!
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