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    DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Thank you to the 120 or so folks who so kindly took the time to take my Disneyland Ride Survey!

    First, if you'd like to download a PDF of the ranking along with people's comments, click here. Please do download it - it's fun! (and it took a long time!)

    Secondly, if you'd like to download an Excel file with all the data, click here.

    Thirdly, if you didn't receive an email from me today with the results, it's because I lost the emails from the first 23 people who took the survey. If you can't download the files, PM me with your email and I'll send them to you.

    Finally, your rankings of all the rides of Disneyland!

    QUALITY OF EXECUTION
    1. Pirates of the Caribbean 3.91 avg. points
    2. Haunted Mansion 3.89
    3. Indiana Jones Adventure 3.83
    4. Splash Mountain 3.79
    5. Space Mountain 3.75
    6. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 3.66
    7. Disneyland Railroad 3.55
    8. Jungle Cruise 3.53
    9. Haunted Mansion Holiday Version 3.52
    10. Mark Twain Riverboat 3.44
    11. Peter Pan's Flight 3.44
    12. Matterhorn Bobsleds 3.42
    13. it's a small world Holiday Version 3.24
    14. Alice in Wonderland 3.19
    15. it's a small world 3.15
    16. Sailing Ship Columbia 3.10
    17. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin 3.08
    18. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters 3.06
    19. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride 3.06
    20. Star Tours 3.05
    21. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage 3.02
    22. Dumbo the Flying Elephant 2.98
    23. Casey Jr. Circus Train 2.98
    24. Storybookland Canal Boats 2.96
    25. Mad Tea Party (Tea Cups) 2.95
    26. Monorail 2.87
    27. King Arthur Carrousel 2.87
    28. Pinocchio's Daring Journey 2.86
    29. Davy Crocket's Explorer Canoes 2.81
    30. Snow White's Scary Adventures 2.62
    31. Autopia 2.44
    32. Gadget's Go Coaster 2.12
    33. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 2.11
    34. Astro Orbiter 1.90


    OVERALL BEAUTY
    1. Pirates of the Caribbean 3.84 Avg points
    2. Splash Mountain 3.80
    3. Haunted Mansion 3.79
    4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 3.69
    5. Indiana Jones Adventure 3.67
    6. Space Mountain 3.51
    7. Jungle Cruise 3.48
    8. Mark Twain Riverboat 3.38
    9. Haunted Mansion Holiday Version 3.37
    10. Peter Pan's Flight 3.34
    11. it's a small world Holiday Version 3.31
    12. Matterhorn Bobsleds 3.31
    13. Storybookland Canal Boats 3.31
    14. Sailing Ship Columbia 3.28
    15. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride 3.20
    16. Casey Jr. Circus Train 3.16
    17. Disneyland Railroad 3.16
    18. it's a small world 3.13
    19. Alice in Wonderland 3.12
    20. King Arthur Carrousel 3.09
    21. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage 3.09
    22. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin 3.02
    23. Monorail 2.99
    24. Davy Crocket's Explorer Canoes 2.99
    25. Mad Tea Party (Tea Cups) 2.93
    26. Dumbo the Flying Elephant 2.91
    27. Pinocchio's Daring Journey 2.90
    28. Star Tours 2.88
    29. Snow White's Scary Adventures 2.80
    30. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 2.61
    31. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters 2.54
    32. Gadget's Go Coaster 2.43
    33. Autopia 2.10
    34. Astro Orbiter 1.99


    FUN-NESS
    1. Space Mountain 3.85 Avg points
    2. Pirates of the Caribbean 3.80
    3. Splash Mountain 3.79
    4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 3.73
    5. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters 3.26
    6. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin 3.01
    7. Indiana Jones Adventure 2.96
    8. Haunted Mansion 2.96
    9. Star Tours 2.96
    10. Matterhorn Bobsleds 2.93
    11. Jungle Cruise 2.86
    12. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride 2.83
    13. Haunted Mansion Holiday Version 2.81
    14. Peter Pan's Flight 2.80
    15. Alice in Wonderland 2.79
    16. Mad Tea Party (Tea Cups) 2.77
    17. Pinocchio's Daring Journey 2.76
    18. Monorail 2.71
    19. it's a small world Holiday Version 2.68
    20. Sailing Ship Columbia 2.65
    21. Mark Twain Riverboat 2.62
    22. Casey Jr. Circus Train 2.60
    23. Disneyland Railroad 2.58
    24. King Arthur Carrousel 2.57
    25. Storybookland Canal Boats 2.56
    26. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage 2.55
    27. Snow White's Scary Adventures 2.53
    28. it's a small world 2.53
    29. Davy Crocket's Explorer Canoes 2.53
    30. Dumbo the Flying Elephant 2.50
    31. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 2.36
    32. Gadget's Go Coaster 2.34
    33. Autopia 2.18
    34. Astro Orbiter 1.86


    OVERALL RANKING
    1. Pirates of the Caribbean 3.85 Avg points
    2. Splash Mountain 3.79
    3. Space Mountain 3.71
    4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 3.69
    5. Haunted Mansion 3.53
    6. Indiana Jones Adventure 3.48
    7. Jungle Cruise 3.27
    8. Haunted Mansion Holiday Version 3.22
    9. Matterhorn Bobsleds 3.20
    10. Disneyland Railroad 3.16
    11. Peter Pan's Flight 3.15
    12. Mark Twain Riverboat 3.08
    13. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin 3.04
    14. Alice in Wonderland 3.04
    15. it's a small world Holiday Version 3.03
    16. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride 3.02
    17. Sailing Ship Columbia 3.01
    18. Star Tours 2.96
    19. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters 2.95
    20. Storybookland Canal Boats 2.94
    21. it's a small world 2.92
    22. Casey Jr. Circus Train 2.91
    23. Mad Tea Party (Tea Cups) 2.88
    24. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage 2.88
    25. Monorail 2.85
    26. Pinocchio's Daring Journey 2.83
    27. King Arthur Carrousel 2.82
    28. Dumbo the Flying Elephant 2.80
    29. Davy Crocket's Explorer Canoes 2.77
    30. Snow White's Scary Adventures 2.65
    31. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 2.37
    32. Gadget's Go Coaster 2.31
    33. Autopia 2.24
    34. Astro Orbiter 1.91


    Now then, Micechatters, do what you do best: Discuss the results!

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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    HMH is in the the top fifteen for all of them?

    Some of the micechatters are going to flip.

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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    The attractions that are consistent with every bottom 5 of the list:
    1. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 2.37
    2. Gadget's Go Coaster 2.31
    3. Autopia 2.24
    4. Astro Orbiter 1.91

    Doesn't surprise me. Thanks for putting this together!


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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Quote Originally Posted by stitchon View Post
    HMH is in the the top fifteen for all of them?

    Some of the micechatters are going to flip.
    I feel like a pancake.

    Other than that, I'm pretty happy with the results. Star Tours could use some love, but then again, that's true of the state of the attraction, too...for now.


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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    eh, I disagree with the Gadget stance. It is a fun little coaster and adds some much-needed kinetics to Toontown. When it doesn't have a huge line, I go on it multiple times in a row. In fact, I once went on it 42 times in a row.

    Oh, and when you are on, close your eyes.

    Feels just like Space Mountain.


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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Interesting stats. Don't see any big surprises.
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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Nice work, and I know it's real because I found one of my own comments in the PDF!
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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Quote Originally Posted by ttrocc7007 View Post
    Nice work, and I know it's real because I found one of my own comments in the PDF!
    Thanks - only about 17 people left comments, so I didn't have too much to work with.

    For those who aren't downloading the PDF, I give the ratings and some comments about each ride. For instance:

    Alice in Wonderland
    Execution 3.19
    Beauty 3.12
    Fun-ness 2.79
    The "dark ride treasure" taking you "down the rabbit hole" was called "brilliantly quirky" and praised for its "multi-level" indoor-outdoor layout, but lost points for being "so slow."

    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    Execution 3.66
    Beauty 3.69
    Fun-ness 3.73
    Called "perfect" and "one of the best" with an "immersive" "Old West feeling," "great scenery and awesome turns" that combine with the "most comfortable attraction seats in the park" to make it the "best family thrill ride."

    it's a small world
    Execution 3.15
    Beauty 3.13
    Fun-ness 2.53
    While "Rosie O'Donnell is less annoying" to some, others "love to sing along" with this "classic" that is "perfect for what it is" and has become "synonymous with Disneyland" and "always makes me smile."

    Splash Mountain
    Execution 3.79
    Beauty 3.80
    Fun-ness 3.79
    Voters were split as some "wish you would get a bit more wet" while others think it "would be more fun if soaking was not an option." Everyone seemed to agree that it is the "best log ride ever" and it "keeps you entertained."

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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Quote Originally Posted by BC_DisneyGeek View Post
    Interesting stats. Don't see any big surprises.
    I was surprised Splash Mountain finished so high and that Buzz finished so low.

    Splash always has a long line, but I rarely see it discussed here at all. Buzz finished really high on Fun-ness, but low on the other 2 criteria, which does make sense, but I bet it would be in the top 10 if I just asked "what's your favorite ride?"

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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Buzz is a decent ride. I just think the design direction of it is all wrong.


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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Buzz is a decent ride. I just think the design direction of it is all wrong.
    Yep. It'd work nicely if it were placed in a land where it made thematic sense, if more money were invested in immersive and realistic scenery, and if the aim of the guns was more predictable.


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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Great work Bee. Thanks for putting all this together.

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    woohoo i was so happy to see the results! clearly you put a lot of time into this! thanks!!



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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Quote Originally Posted by bee1000 View Post
    Splash always has a long line, but I rarely see it discussed here at all.
    1. Go try visiting Splash Mountain after nine in the evenin'. I can promise you the line will be much, much shorter.

    2. If a ride is discussed here, it's probably due to some sort of problem posed by the ride, be it mechanical, thematic, or otherwise.

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    Re: DL Ride Survey RESULTS

    Thanks for putting this together...but where's Star Tours? It's much lower than I thought...

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