What’s Your Personal Dream Path for Walt Disney World?

24 Oct

There’s a new feature on the Walt Disney World web site: Custom Disney park maps, which yo can load up with the attractions of your choice, and/or include “Dream Paths.” The maps are then mailed out to you, free of charge.

Or, well. . . I’ve been told they get mailed to you, free of charge. Apparently they’re still working some bugs out of the system, because the web site keeps complaining about my zip code (which I promise you is in fact absolutely valid).

And what, may you ask, are Dream Paths? Part of the Year of a Million Dreams campaign, Dream Paths are suggested agendas (or touring plans) for making your way around the Disney parks, with specific interests in mind. The three I’ve seen so far are Fairy Tale Fantasy, The Call of Adventure, and Little Dreamers/Big Dreams. I’d love to see them offer Dream Paths for the geekier among us. How about . . .

  • Campy Retro Favorites, featuring Carousel of Progress, Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Spaceship Earth, and Living with the Land
  • Cast Members Do Stand-Up, featuring Jungle Cruise, Great Movie Ride, and Kilamajaro Safaris
  • Round and Round, featuring Dumbo, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, and Triceratops Spin
  • Motion Sickness Madness, featuring Mad Tea Party, Star Tours, Body Wars, Mission: Space, and Primeval Whirl
  • What Were They Thinking?!?, featuring Stitch’s Great Escape, Stitch’s Great Escape, and Stitch’s Great Escape
  • Classic Audio-Animatronics, featuring Hall of Presidents, Carousel of Progress, Pirates of the Carribean, and The Enchanted Tiki Room (yes, even with the new management)

Hall of Presidents
The Hall of Presidents: Clearly No Laughing Matter

Surely you, gentle reader, will have other suggestions, perhaps a bit more subversive even? Let’s offer up a few Dream Paths of our own. The WDW Today podcast show #168 might be good fodder for thought . . . it’s a discussion of the panelists’ least favorite attractions at Walt Disney World.

6 Responses to “What’s Your Personal Dream Path for Walt Disney World?”

  1. Klark Kent 007 October 25, 2006 at 12:01 am #

    WED-Way Classic (Something Walt might enjoy):
    Main Street Magic Shop, Main Street Cinema, Carousel of Progress, PeopleMover (TTA), Timekeeper, If You Had Wings, Skyway, Peter Pan, Small World, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Haunted Mansion, Riverboat, Golden Horseshoe, Tom Sawyer’s Island, Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Carribean, Jungle Cruise, Swiss Family Treehouse, Original Tiki Room. Repeat.

  2. p88hbear October 25, 2006 at 1:19 am #

    The maps are free of charge and we just launched them last week so I applaude you for being on the ball! We actually just completed our big DREAMS system enhancement so that may be the reason as to why your zip code was being kicked back at you. It should be rectified by now as we have had cast members working around the clock to make the transition as seamless as possible.

    Oh, Klark Kent 007 ~ we are currently refurbishing the Golden Horseshoe Salloon… I’ll keep you posted as to when are near completion… and Walt’s favorite “ride” was the trains. He actually named the Lilly Belle after his beloved wife. Walt did not ever want to lose control of the railroad to the financial backers of Disneyland and so placed the steam train and monorail attractions into a free-standing company called “RETLAW” (which is “Walter” spelled backwards); of which he and his wife were sole owners.

    Just a little cast member insight for you – keep up the honest site. We, those of us who make the magic, appreciate it.

  3. Kitty-chan October 25, 2006 at 6:56 am #

    Klark Kent, that’s an awesome path. I’m totally with you, as long as we’re talking the Anaheim versions of both Pirates and Haunted Mansion. 🙂

    And p88hbear, thanks for the info about the systems enhancement. . . clearly I need to read your blog regularly, so I added it to my RSS reader. I tried again with the maps, and once again it wouldn’t take my zip code. I wondered, maybe it’s a browser issue? But I’ve tried in both Firefox and IE, same problem. Hmm.

    And I truly appreciate your kind words about my site. It’s nice to know you’re reading.

  4. Klark Kent 007 October 26, 2006 at 2:01 am #

    and now… EPCOT center:
    Spaceship Earth, Communicore East, The Living Seas (Hydrolators), The Land (Kitchen Kabaret, Behind the Seeds), Journey into Imagination (Imageworks, Magic Journeys), Communicore West, Universe of Energy, Wonders of Life, Horizons, World of Motion, then travel the World Showcase on a Double decker Bus.

    And repeat until IllumiNations

  5. Klark Kent 007 October 26, 2006 at 2:05 am #

    I am hoping that since John Lassiter is now involved with Imagineering he can help bring back the charming, clever, timeless, & magical aspects to the parks. There has been so much focus, as of late, on the non US parks that the small amount of attention Disneyland and Disney World have been receiving has felt… underdone.

    I enjoy your site, I plan to continue visiting regularly.

    Besides I only live 5 minutes away from WDW, so every little bit helps.

  6. Kitty-chan October 26, 2006 at 7:05 am #

    Klark, thanks for the Dream Paths and such kind words!

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