Unpopular Opinions: Disney Edition
- December 23, 2016 at 10:15 am #4678
There’s a lot to love about Disney, and there’s a lot of things that people LOVE that some of us…. just don’t get. What are some of your unpopular opinions? (This should go under a “what makes D-Cot amazing” category, because I wouldn’t dare post this anywhere else!)
I hate the turkey legs. I think they’re gross and messy and they taste like hamDecember 23, 2016 at 10:29 am #4680
Here’s one…and not to discourage since this is after all an opinion and everyone has their own, so if staying at the Grand Floridian is on your Buckey List like it was on mine – please do it when you get the chance.
Having finally stayed at the Grand Floridian, I probably won’t stay there again. It’s a nice place to visit, but I felt like for the higher price (even on DVC points) I’d be treated at least as good as I am when I stay anywhere else. Basically I felt like since I was staying there on points, I didn’t belong there. I wasn’t even welcomed home. That said, the room was indeed very grand and I felt like a king in the room itself. It’s just outside the room things were lacking.
We did a split stay that trip, 1 night at Poly, 4 nights at the Grand. I wanted to go back to the Poly.December 23, 2016 at 10:31 am #4681
JET, I personally have no desire to stay at the Grand Floridian! I am with you there, it’s only on my Buckey List because Cammie is enamored with the place for some reason. I agree on the Poly, we stayed there over Thanksgiving and adored it!December 23, 2016 at 10:57 am #4684
I just thought about another unpopular opinion…this one balances my previous post out with a more positive note for Disney:
I enjoy dining at Disney in general. I’ve been to 35 Table Service Restaurants and 31 Quick Service Restaurants (some of them multiple times) and never, not once, had less than a decent or OK experience, and frequently I’ve had a good or even great experience. There are a couple restaurants I may never revisit just because I like all the other options more, but they weren’t bad by any stretch. In this vein, I’d just like to say that I’ve enjoyed my meals at Tony’s Town Square and Liberty Tree Tavern. Yes, the food doesn’t necessarily wow, and Disney offers better, but I liked them nonetheless and have visited both more than once.
I mention this because on another site this was such an unpopular opinion that everyone figuratively yelled at me for liking those places and said they were terrible and couldn’t stand to eat that food ever again – that my opinion was wrong and if I ever had any advice about anything Disney that they would never listen to me again. :'(
In short, Go Disney! Glad to be here with people who don’t yell at others and respect everyone’s opinions even when they’re unpopularDecember 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm #4712
I would have to agree with RocketEARS post about the Grand Floridian. It was on my bucket list and was always like *insert eye heart emoi here*. I stayed there for my wedding weekend and I was able to stay Club level after arguing with the staff about my reservation. After staying club level for two days..we went a regular room and I didn’t feel that it was any better than any other Disney hotel. I would stay there again but it wouldn’t be my first choice on property. I just felt that the hype about the Grand Floridian is just about status or the status quo you might say stays there.December 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm #4713
Another unpopular opinion of my own is eating at Whispering Canyon.
I ate there one time when I was younger for my birthday as per my mom telling me, but i don’t remember it. I visited it again about two/three years ago and the food was disgusting! I even tried something different since it is served family style and that wasn’t good either. So I wouldn’t be visiting anytime soon or advising someone to book a reservation for there.December 23, 2016 at 5:01 pm #4714
Everyone goes on and on about that darn carrot cake cookie. I tried it last trip and was like “eh”.
Please don’t yell at me but I was not impressed and won’t get it again.December 23, 2016 at 5:08 pm #4715
Jet, thanks for your honest review of the GF. I don’t care to stay there. I think it’s way to stuffy for me. We visited some of the DVC rooms at an Open House event and the guide kept bragging how the studio slept a family of 5. The whole time I thought “How can you bring your kids here?!” I feel way more relaxed at Old Key West and have no problem only staying there for all my future trips
Maybe one of my unpopular opinions is that I like Old Key West? I’ve heard so many people complain that it’s “too quiet” and there’s not enough to do, but I love it! After a long day around crowds, I don’t want to cram myself on a bus, go back to a crowded pool and a crowded resort. I think it’s the perfect size, has great food, enough to do, perfect for families and it’s the epitome of relaxation to me (maybe I need everyone else to keep hating on it so it stays quiet LOL)December 23, 2016 at 6:08 pm #4718
Ugh, I agree about the turkey legs. My wife and I shared one and the next day we were both sick… I was worse than her. Tossed my cookies and had major chills, really felt like poop. Every time I see someone eating one, I say to myself, “you are going to be sick”.
Stayed at the Floridian once. Was nice but wouldn’t stay there unless there was a deal to be had.
Hoop de do revue…… I don’t get it. Food was good thoughDecember 24, 2016 at 5:58 pm #4739
I too agree on the turkey legs ! I always wanted to get one and when I did the gristle (sp?) almost made me sick, it was so gross to me I basically threw it away. We did enjoy the food from the Brown Derby but I thought it was not worth it for the 2 dining points they charged me. that is just my opinionDecember 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm #4855
I know I am going to cause an uproar but we tried the Dole Whip and did not care for it at all. Once was way more than enough.
On the other hand, we stayed concierge level at GF (and yes, it was a HUGE splurge), main building, looked down on the Christmas tree in the lobby, and it was the most fantastic hotel experience we have had at Disney. Now, when we stayed at GF one other time we were stuck in an outbuilding and I did not think it was worth the extra money at all. The only way I would stay GF again would be to save LOTS and LOTS of pennies and stay concierge again!December 28, 2016 at 4:56 pm #4863
That is my thought exactly disneyfan1966!! For my wedding we stayed in the main building and I felt like it would be great. After the two days we were in the last building to the left and the hotel room was not impressive…just victorian themed.December 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm #4877
I’m not sure it’s an unpopular opinion, but on another forum I frequent, it seems people have strong opinions about it. When my husband and I go to Disney, we usually opt for the quick service dining plan, and then if we want a sit-down, we pay for it out of pocket. I don’t think we save any money on the plan, but I like having the meals and snacks already paid for.
Something else people tend to have strong opinions about is the park hopper. We always have that, because for the 2 of us, it’s easy to hop around from park to park. I like going to a park for most of a day, taking a break at the resort, and then going someplace else for their evening things.December 31, 2016 at 2:34 pm #4932
I have not stayed at GF, but I could easily see how Jet could have an experience like that.
Allow me to add to the not-so-Disney vibe resorts… Wilderness Lodge. We had stopped there for dinner Marathon Weekend 2010. Man, was it cold (and I don’t mean the temperature). I felt like I was in a library. The lobby was loaded with people, but hardly any talking, no eye contact, cold.
I’m also on-board with the Whispering Canyon as underwhelming. We waited well past our ADR for a table (and walk-ups were seated before us), the food was meh. Service, meh. Shakes, unimpressive. And no fun ketchup bit.January 1, 2017 at 10:42 am #4973
@disneyfan1966 since Aloha Isle removed vanilla soft serve from the Dole Whips, I don’t like them anymore. It’s too much pineapple for me and a little too tart. I guess I’ll have to venture over to the Polynesian or Animal Kingdom for my Dole Whip fix now
@bpellinen Interesting. I don’t care either way about the park hopper. I think they’re great but I haven’t been able to afford that add on in years
@RIDisneyPinGuy don’t you hate it when you have an ADR and walk-ups get seated before you? it’s happened to us every time we’ve eaten at Sci-Fi but the one time we tried walking up – no dice
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