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    How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    Hi everyone,

    Just curious, I've been looking at a lot of vintage Disneyland ticket books (holding A,B,C,D and E tickets) recently and was wondering how you all would classify the attractions Disneyland currently holds into those categories? I guess it would take a while to type it all up, but I thought it would be fun to hear from people what they think? (unless someone already made a thread like this, then woops )
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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    Jumpin' Jellyfish is definitely an E-ticket.
    "You can cut me off from the civilized world. You can incarcerate me with two moronic cellmates. You can torture me with your thrice daily swill, but you cannot break the spirit of a Winchester. My voice shall be heard from this wilderness and I shall be delivered from this fetid and festering sewer."

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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    NOTE: The following is based on the obtective "type" of experience rather than subjective quality.

    ALSO NOTE: Any "attractions" that cost extra already (think Frontierland Shooting Exposition) won't be listed.

    A Ticket:
    -Main Street Vehicles
    -Main Street Cinema (if that even counts as an attraction anymore)
    -Tarzan's Treehouse
    -Big Thunder Ranch
    -Fantasy Faire Meet-and-Greet
    -Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
    -King Arthur's Carousel
    -Dumbo the Flying Elephant
    -Mad Tea Party
    -Mickey's House
    -Minnie's House
    -Donald's Boat
    -Goofy's House
    -Astro Orbitor
    -Innoventions

    B Ticket:
    -Disneyland Railroad
    -The Disneyland Story featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
    -Rafts to Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer's Island
    -Davy Crocket Explorer Canoes
    -Mark Twain
    -Sailing Ship Columbia
    -Casey Jr. Circus Train
    -Gadget's Go Coaster
    -Disneyland Monorail
    -Captain EO

    C Ticket:
    -The Enchanted Tiki Room
    -The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    -Pinocchio's Daring Journey
    -Snow White's Scary Adventure
    -Peter Pan's Flight
    -Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
    -Alice in Wonderland
    -Storybook Land Canal Boats
    -Roger Rabbit's Car-Toon Spin
    -Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

    D Ticket:
    -The Jungle Cruise
    -Pirates of the Caribbean
    -The Haunted Mansion
    -It's a Small World
    -Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

    E Ticket:
    -Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye
    -Splash Mountain
    -Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    -Materhorn Mountain Bobsleds
    -Space Mountain
    -Star Tours

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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    For fun, here's my DCA list as well (same disclaimers apply)

    A Ticket:
    -Red Car Trolley
    -Disney Animation (all attractions inside)
    -Flik's Flyers
    -Francis' Ladybug Boogie
    -Tuck & Roll's Drive-em Buggies
    -Heimlich's Chew-Chew Train
    -Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
    -Disney Blue Sky Cellar
    -King Triton's Carousel of the Sea
    -Jumpin' Jellyfish
    -Golden Zephyr
    -Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

    B Ticket:
    -Muppet*Vision 3D
    -It's Tough to Be a Bug
    -Luigi's Flying Tires
    -Silly Symphony Swings

    C Ticket:
    -Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue
    -Mickey's Fun Wheel
    -Goofy's Sky School

    D Ticket:
    -Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular
    -Toy Story Midway Mania
    -The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure

    E Ticket:
    -The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror
    -Radiator Springs Racers
    -California Screamin'
    -Grizzly River Run
    -Soarin' Over California

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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    In your Disneyland list I'd bump the mechanical rides (Mad Tea Party, Astro Orbiter, Carousel, Dumbo.) up to the "C" list.

    Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean need to be repromoted to the "E" list.

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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcatrik View Post
    In your Disneyland list I'd bump the mechanical rides (Mad Tea Party, Astro Orbiter, Carousel, Dumbo.) up to the "C" list.

    Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean need to be repromoted to the "E" list.
    My reasoning was that the original ticket scheme listed the Carousel as an "A" and I figure if we're being honest the other spinner rides aren't significantly different types of attractions.

    As for Pirates and HM, I agree, they're top shelf Disney attractions, but again, I'm going for objective "type" of ride, not subjective quality, and so boat rides/omni-movers I'd say are no longer the pinacle of theme park design (unlike the technologically advanced, but arguably less subjectively "good" E-tickets)

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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Illusion0fLife View Post
    My reasoning was that the original ticket scheme listed the Carousel as an "A" and I figure if we're being honest the other spinner rides aren't significantly different types of attractions.

    As for Pirates and HM, I agree, they're top shelf Disney attractions, but again, I'm going for objective "type" of ride, not subjective quality, and so boat rides/omni-movers I'd say are no longer the pinacle of theme park design (unlike the technologically advanced, but arguably less subjectively "good" E-tickets)
    If Pirates and Haunted Mansion aren't E-tickets, then nothing is. imo

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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    Agreed. People erroneously think E ticket means thrill ride, when it really should mean the "cream of the crop."

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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbk1234 View Post
    Agreed. People erroneously think E ticket means thrill ride, when it really should mean the "cream of the crop."
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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    I think the E-Ticket should be the Fastpass ones (and some others like Matterhorn). It's hard to categorize because I'd E/D-ticket all of it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBFfI9j2cFk
    I have ridden both the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom ones

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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbk1234 View Post
    Agreed. People erroneously think E ticket means thrill ride, when it really should mean the "cream of the crop."
    Fair point, but then you get into the issue of subjectivity vs. objectivity. That Pirates and HM are among the best attractions Disney's ever done is a subjective (though widely accepted) opinion. For my list I was trying to be as objective as possible.

    Traditionally the E-ticket attactions were the ones that boasted the newest, most cutting-edge experiences (The Enchanted Tiki Room made the list when it was first introduced because audio animatronics were brand spanking new). That's what I tried to stick with on my list. Granted, I did fall victim to the thrill ride bias; if we're sticking to the aforementioned qualifaction for E-ticket status Matterhorn probably wouldn't qualify anymore.

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    Re: How Would You Categorize Disneyland Rides Today?

    Here are my subjective ratings! (sorry about the formatting. not sure what happened!)

    A Ticket: HATE




    -Tarzan's Treehouse

    -Big Thunder Ranch

    -Fantasy Faire Meet-and-Greet

    -The Enchanted Tiki Room

    -Mickey's House

    -Minnie's House

    -Donald's Boat

    -Goofy's House

    -The Disneyland Story featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

    -Rafts to Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer's Island

    -Gadget's Go Coaster

    -Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage



    B Ticket: RIDE IF I HAVE TIME
    -Main Street Vehicles

    -Main Street Cinema

    -Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough

    -Innoventions

    -Davy Crocket Explorer Canoes

    -Mark Twain

    -Sailing Ship Columbia

    -Casey Jr. Circus Train

    -Disneyland Monorail

    -Captain EO

    -Pinocchio's Daring Journey

    -Snow White's Scary Adventure

    -Alice in Wonderland

    -Storybook Land Canal Boats

    -It's a Small World



    C Ticket:LIKE
    -Mad Tea Party-King Arthur's Carousel

    -Astro Orbitor

    -Dumbo the Flying Elephant-Disneyland Railroad

    -The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    -Peter Pan's Flight

    -Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

    -Roger Rabbit's Car-Toon Spin

    -Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters



    D Ticket: MUST DO

    -The Jungle Cruise

    -Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye

    -Matterhorn Mountain Bobsleds


    E Ticket: LOVE
    -Splash Mountain
    -Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    -Pirates of the Caribbean
    -Space Mountain
    -Star Tours



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