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    Rides vs. Attractions?

    There used to be a trivia question "How many rides does Disneyland have?"
    The answer was ONE - Mr Toads Wild Ride...everything else is an attraction.

    Now, I saw the other day, some signs up on buses and bus benches advertising the NEW RIDE - Mermaid.

    Is this just a glitch because I KNOW they like to refer to rides as attractions (sort of like referring to employees as cast members) but now they are actually advertising a RIDE.

    I wonder if someone who isn't old school enough designed the posters and no one caught it?

    Just thinkin out loud here...
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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    This is how my mind works. Anything at the park you ride in, I call it a ride, lol. But its still an attraction.

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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    All rides are attractions, but not all attractions are rides. That's how I distinguish things.

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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Symantics. Unless it is a show or something it is a ride. A cast member is a worker. It's all the same.
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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Quote Originally Posted by noleafclover1980 View Post
    All rides are attractions, but not all attractions are rides. That's how I distinguish things.
    That is true, I too can distinguish them.

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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMHusband View Post
    I wonder if someone who isn't old school enough designed the posters and no one caught it?
    Or the peson who designed it IS actually old-school: Disneyland used to refer to such conveyances as "rides."


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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    To me this is the same as the bathroom/restroom argument. I forget which is the one that Disneyland calls them, but I remember that they choose one designation and not the other.
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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Remember the line vs queue debate a couple months back?

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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Quote Originally Posted by calsig31 View Post
    To me this is the same as the bathroom/restroom argument. I forget which is the one that Disneyland calls them, but I remember that they choose one designation and not the other.
    I always refer to a public one as a restroom. There's no bath there, hence, not a bathroom.

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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Quote Originally Posted by noleafclover1980 View Post
    I always refer to a public one as a restroom. There's no bath there, hence, not a bathroom.
    Thats true, but even so I myself still call it a "bathroom" because thats just what Im used to calling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F!an View Post
    Remember the line vs queue debate a couple months back?
    Nope, either I wasnt on this site yet or was already on this site but have not been on for awhile. But to me the Queue is what the people in line are surrounded by. The guests make a line in the queue.

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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Hahaha, this is such an interesting thread! I have to admit though, CMHusband brings up a good point...some CM's especially love to point out that Disneyland only has one ride

    I still call the attractions rides anyways, it's just easier. As for the bathroom and restroom arguement, calling a public place a restroom makes sense, but it's far easier to call it a bathroom. It just rolls off the tongue..
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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Hmmmm.... So what about "the wildest ride in the wilderness"????

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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Surely there are rules of attractions? I think they even made a movie about them.
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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    Quote Originally Posted by noleafclover1980 View Post
    I always refer to a public one as a restroom. There's no bath there, hence, not a bathroom.
    Why is it even called that? You're really not "resting" in there. Why can't we be like the rest of the world and just say "toilets"... because THAT is what's in there. Toilets. Lots of toilets.

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    Re: Rides vs. Attractions?

    And here I got a lot of flack playing the "name game" a few days ago... :/

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