The Running Thread - 2018

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  1. LSUlakes

    LSUlakes DIS Veteran

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    I appreciate where the idea came from and the Disney history behind, but like people fall asleep in COP, I slept during the bears and it wasn't on purpose.
     
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  2. The Expert

    The Expert Has been to every Disney park in the world!

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    ATTQOTD: I can't believe nobody has said Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse yet! I honestly forget it exists, it is so sad and lame. And it creates a bottleneck right through Dole Whip Highway, so it really should just get out of the way.
     
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  4. txdisneygrl

    txdisneygrl Earning My Ears

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    ATTQOTD: Hmmm... while I am not fond of Figment, I cannot stand It's A Small World so I'll have to go with that. i refuse to ride it any more. I can never get the song (or the joking re-write my friend and I did of it) out of my head.
     
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  5. Bree

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    ATTQOTD: Figment. It’s very weird and not in a good way. I think the ride is creepy. These two make the list just for the gross factor - Buzz & TSMM. They are icky because of all the dirty nasty hands that touch the guns. If it wasn’t for my daughter I’d never go on them. We go straight to the bathroom and wash our hands after the ride.
     
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  6. Sleepless Knight

    Sleepless Knight Jedi Knight Seeking His Jedi Princess

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    I'm going to defend CoP and Country Bears. Along with Hall of Presidents, they are the only attractions unique to Walt Disney World that Walt Disney personally worked on. That makes them historic. While there are many WDW attractions that Walt worked on, only those 3 are only found exclusively in Walt Disney World.

    ATTQOTD: I would put Pirates of the Caribbean under a major overhaul. As in shut the whole thing down and do it right. There are multiple sight gags in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and a sight gag in The Princess and the Frog that anyone who has only experienced the WDW "version" of the ride would not understand is a reference to Pirates because these scenes are not in the 5 minute WDW version, but are found in the 15 minute long Disneyland version.
     
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  7. Miranda

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    I miss the original Figment ride. I have been on 3 iterations of it (which is all of them I think?) The current one is definitely better than the very short lived middle one.
     
  8. LikelyLynae

    LikelyLynae Earning My Ears

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    I feel like someone had a heart attack or died last year or the year before...

    ATTQOTD: Carousel of progress. Sorry not sorry. It’s just so bad.
     
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  9. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Not as bad of a bottleneck as the stupid carpets cause.
     
  10. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Nope Big Al is my favorite! I go see that show as much as I can!
     
  11. Dis5150

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    ATTQOTD: 100% Stitch. There is not one redeeming quality on that ride. The stinky belch smell almost made me throw up ( thinking about it still does!).
     
  12. LikelyLynae

    LikelyLynae Earning My Ears

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    I think nobody mentioned it because everyone forgot about it.
     
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  13. OldSlowGoofyGuy

    OldSlowGoofyGuy DIS Veteran

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    I'm with you. I have fond memories of CBJ from visits with my family, not long after DW opened.

    Although I will add that if you don't have the nostalgia angle, it might not be so great.
     
  14. Jules76126

    Jules76126 Practically Perfect in Every Way

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    Totally forgot about that. Definitely a waste of space and can go.
     
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  15. KSellers88

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    Totally doable. I actually normally always do mine on my phone because I just find it easier to navigate because I am used to it. Good luck!
     
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  16. LSUlakes

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    Louisiana Half Marathon [ON] OFF. Looks like its a go for the half this weekend. I am expecting a personal worse at the distance, but I am going to go out there and do it anyway. Goal 2:40:00.
     
  17. evre13

    evre13 Hi, I'm new here.

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    ATTQOTD: It’s Tough to Be A Bug. No contest.
     
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  18. beatlecat42

    beatlecat42 On a Journey into Imagination

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    It hurts to hear everyone hating on Figment :worried: but that's probably because the original was so awesome and I loved it SO much, and I kindasorta agree that they ruined it.

    Also Primeval Whirl nearly wrecked my back and I hate it. Also...ever since they added all the "movie" bits to Pirates (Jack Sparrow, Davy Jones, etc.), it ruined the ride for me. It just doesn't feel right at all.

    @LSUlakes making FP on the phone shouldn't be too much trouble; I was in the same boat as you 1.5 years ago (FP date was at the start of a race!) and managed to get everything I wanted on the app. Not sure if anything has changed since then, but if you have your plan in place and know what you're going for and how, it shouldn't be an issue.
     
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  19. JulieODC

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    Awww, we watched Swiss Family a few months ago and DD begged to do it today! It’s not a must do, but there’s some nostalgia there for me.

    We never, ever do Mission Space. And do not miss it. The older I get the more trouble I have with spinning rides - and I do not want to risk a migraine or vertigo ruining a trip!
     
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  20. roxymama

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    I once joked to my friend on her WDW marathon day that she should go on Swiss family treehouse afterwards. She didn't get the joke and later told me she went on it!!!! Oops. She doesn't recommend doing that.

    I got first place in my age today at a frosty 5k! I'll link to my recap once I have one made.
     
  21. DopeyBadger

    DopeyBadger Imagathoner

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    Finished my Trip Report if anyone is interested!

    2018 Dopey Challenge Trip Report, Race Recaps, and a Coaching Recap

    You'll have to read to find out where I finished in the overall placement of Dopey Challenge runners as well as my placement amongst Perfectly Dopey runners!

    @LSUlakes

    My finishing times from this past weekend!

    5k - 20:06
    10k - 39:54
    HM - 1:30:35
    M - 3:15:59

    I was able to snag a PR on the 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon. I missed the Marathon PR by less than 2 minutes!
     

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