This is an idea for a thread I've been kicking around for a while, but never posted because I don't know what the term for the opposite of a guilty pleasure is. I looked it up and there really doesn't seem to be one. The best I could find was innocent pain because those words are literally the opposite of the words guilty pleasure.
The point of this thread is to talk about the things we like about Walt Disney World that nobody else seems to be interested in (guilty pleasure), and the things that everyone else seems to like that you really don't understand (innocent pain).
Since old curmudgeons like me seem to have a far easier time being negative I'm also going to throw down one simple rule. That rule is that you have to post evenly. For every guilty pleasure, you should post an equal number of innocent pains. So let's get this started.
Guilty Pleasures: The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse. After Pirates of the Caribbean, this is my second favorite attraction in Adventureland. Sure, it's not a ride or a show. There's no animatronics or story, and if it was built today it would be the themed queue for some other attraction. There's something inherently charming about it though. Maybe it's because I watched the movie a lot as the kid but I don't think anyone who has crossed that suspension bridge to the tree hasn't immediately imagined it as their house. It seems like a lot of people walk past it and I can't really blame them because the only moving part is the water wheel, but I always take a stroll through it at least once a visit, especially around nightfall.
Innocent Pain: Dinosaur. I really don't get this. Ok, maybe I kind of get it. I went on Indy in California and really liked that so the same ride system and track layout should be just as good right? Nope. The only way I can describe Dinosaur is, "being bounced around in the dark while an annoying guy says 'Not our dino' over and over." Somehow this ride seems to be incredibly popular. I like to think it's because it's in the Animal Kingdom which doesn't have a lot of rides to begin with and Dinosaur is the only dark ride in the whole park. I really can't see how anyone would genuinely think it's good.