Guilty Pleasure: Spectromagic. I realize that objectively it's not as good a parade as the MSEP (though I would argue the MSEP's scale is off for WDW's MK which is why it belongs in DL), and everything about Spectro screams "Eisner" (and I'm no fan of Eisner), but I was the right age for this parade when it came out, and to this day, it's probably the most emotional/nostalgic experience on property for me. I just need to hear the soundtrack and I get goosebumps and start to tear up a little. I really wish they'd bring it back and send the MSEP (y'know, the special parade that was part of the summer promotion in 2009) back to CA where it belongs.
Guilty Pleasure Honorable Mention: Universe of Energy in its current incarnation (I honestly can't figure out whether I enjoy it genuinely or ironically).
Innocent Pain: Soarin'. Now before you jump down my throat, let me qualify this. Soarin' is enjoyable and a very relaxing experience. It has one of the best soundtracks of any Disney attraction ever. And... It has nothing whatsoever to do with The Land Pavilion or Epcot Future World. This represents one of the greatest missed opportunities in Epcot's history. There is so much more they could have done with the Soarin' technology - in World Showcase. Think about it - it could've been added to one of the existing countries that doesn't have an attraction. Or better yet, it could've been put in one of the expansion pad areas where it could've functioned as an airport to countries unrepresented in World Showcase (with several alternating films). That would've been so cool. What'd we get instead? An exact clone of the attraction in CA (but with a more boring/generic queue), placed in Future World where it has 0 relevance, and a show building that adds to the already-way-too-long list of visual intrusions in World Showcase. Blech
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