The 15 Day Disneyland Challenge: Day 10

Note: This post is part of a 15 Day challenge with questions referring to Disneyland or Walt Disney World. For more information, or to see all 15 questions, please refer to the introductory post, The 15 Day Disneyland Challenge. As stated in that post, I am not the creator of the challenge – just a willing participant!

Day 10: The Attraction You Avoid.

At first I thought to myself, “should I just leave this entry blank? I mean, I don’t purposely avoid anything I can think of. Of course, I have favorites and ones I’m not heartbroken if we don’t visit, but avoid?? No such thing. Then I realized, there is one area. One that I didn’t even think of, because to me, it’s less of an attraction and more of a pointless commercial.


More advertising than innovative.


I had hopes for Innoventions when the “New” Tomorrowland opened. I think this was partially due to the fact that this was the building that housed the Carousel of Progress and America Sings, and, well, I was just happy to see it getting used again. I have never felt so let down by an attraction in my life, and this is coming from someone who rode the Rocket Rods. I don’t know what I was expecting. Maybe more “hands on” exhibits, like a science museum. Instead, we were treated to video games, computer software, and a virtual tour of a GM plant. Disney has tried to add more from time to time, and a few times I have gone back in, only to want out rather quickly. I realize this sounds harsh coming from someone who loves Disney as much as I claim; but I love them because they’ve usually exceeded my expectations. Alas, this was not one  of those times.


Until a new attraction replaces it, it’s not so beautiful for me.


I hold out hope that an expansion will come soon, that something worth seeing will soon be in that area. I even have my own ideas of a show that would work within the building. But until something new and different happens, I’ll just have to keep waiting.

How about the rest of you? Anything in the parks you avoid on your trips?


14 thoughts on “The 15 Day Disneyland Challenge: Day 10

  1. Teacups. Can’t take the spinning anymore. Equilibrium goes whacky. And I find the music on that ride irritating, for some reason.

    • I used to avoid it – then my kiddo fell in love with it! Now I even find myself drumming on the steering wheel along with the Unbirthday song!

      • I went in once because I wanted to take pictures from the second story, and I saw that the bottom floor was closed. so a week later I went back expecting change- and nothing. I agree, this is the attraction I avoid.

  2. Oh Innoventions… The new upper class house of the future was alright, but the sooner that space becomes a permanent elecTRONica, the better ^_~

    Anyways, my answer, without any doubts, is Captain EO. First of all, I still find Michael Jackson creepy. I don’t care that he’s dead and you’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead. He was an amazing talent and watching him exercise that talent is pretty incredible, but having to look at his face or hear him try to talk is awkward and uncomfortable. Creepier yet is how Disney jumped on the hearse to bring EO back. Some people say it’s a tribute, I say it’s a skeezy grab to profit off of someone’s death. I didn’t watch it. I’m not gonna’ watch it. Eww, gross.

    I’m also reasonably sure that we will never again watch Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. I didn’t react in as visceral a negative way as my girlfriend did, but there was still plenty to offend a non-American in it. Patriotism is kind of a creepy concept anyways (“YAY! I happened to be born here and I’m generally comfortable with that fact! WOOYEAH!!! CA-NA-DA! CA-NA-DA!”… This is also why I don’t understand why I should cheer for the sporting franchise that happens to be situated out of my current city of residence), but it’s weirder when you see someone else’s exercise of patriotism promoted to you as being a matter of universal human values. If Great Moments was presented as “here are the words of one of America’s greatest leaders as he preserved our nation through one of its darkest times,” it would have been fine. Instead it was all “these are words of Truth that speak to all men through all history.” Er, no, they aren’t.

    However, if they added VAMPIRES to it, that would be another matter… ^_~

  3. I am not a fan of innoventions either, but alas, I have to say tea cups. I get dizzy even watching them! I might try Dumbo again next time I’m there though. 🙂

  4. Actually, there’s a handful I avoid. Innoventions, Mad T Party, Autopia, Captain Eo, It’s Tough to be a Bug… If I think of more I’ll let you know.

  5. I’d have to agree with Innoventions! Another would be the Canoes. I went once as a kid and remember getting yelled at because I wasn’t paddling enough. I’m sure I was drenching the person behind me, probably my dad. I have never been back on the canoes since. LOL. I dread the day my kids ask to on that. But, then i guess they would have a similar story to share when they are older. Haha.

  6. I’ll be a party poop and say I avoid Matterhorn. I know that’s probably sacriligous, but I can’t handle the rough ride. From the reviews and looks of the new sleds I may not be the only one. But I still love you Matterhorn. You do after all boast one of the most majestic presences in the Park.

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