5 Things Disney Fans Love to Hate

When it comes to Disney fans, we can have strong opinions at times.

Magic Kingdom

There’s a lot that Disney fans love and a few things we hate. Let’s go over some of the biggest things Disney fans love to hate.

IPs in Disney Parks

Many Disney fans hate the IPs being added to Disney World. What’s an IP? IP stands for “intellectual property” based on creative inventions, and Disney IPs range from Mickey and Minnie to Moana to Frozen and much, much more. Disney fans miss non-IP attractions with original stories in Disney World.

Frozen Ever After

Especially in the EPCOT World Showcase, which was previously free of IPs, we’re seeing them pop up more, such as in Frozen Ever After, the upcoming Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and even the possibly scrapped Mary Poppins Attraction.

Remy’s Ratatouille

It’s looking more and more like Disney IPs are here to stay in Disney World, and many Disney fans miss the old Disney World with original rides and storylines.

Divisive Snacks

Turkey Leg

You either really love these snacks or hate them, and a lot of Disney fans hate the turkey leg. It’s not super pretty to look at, it has a strong smell, and it costs a whopping $11.75.

Turkey Leg from Liberty Square Market

Plus it’s not always fun to witness someone eating this snack. While there’s plenty of people who enjoy strolling through Magic Kingdom with a turkey leg, there might be a few Disney fans giving them the side eye.

Dole Whip

Don’t get mad, but there are Disney fans who find the Dole Whip overrated, or maybe some people just like to hate one of the most popular Disney World snacks. Either way, Disney fans love it or hate it.

Dole Whip from Pineapple Lanai

A regular Dole Whip is made with pineapple juice, banana, sugar, and coconut milk. Some Disney fans would rather skip the Dole Whip and snack on different Disney World sweets.

Skyliner

The Disney Skyliner gondola system has not been a favorite new transportation option for a lot of Disney fans. Not only does it sometimes produce long lines, there’s a risk of getting stuck on the Skyliner for hours!

Disney Skyliner

And it gets worse, because the Skyliner has crashed TWICE now, despite only being open since 2019. For some Disney fans, the risks are not worth the convenience.

Divisive Rides

Na’Vi River Journey

The Na’Vi River Journey is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Pandora, and many Disney fans don’t think it’s worth riding. It’s objectively a beautiful dark boat ride, but at under five minutes with a wait time that frequently hovers around 40 to 60+ minutes, it’s not everyone’s favorite.

Morning, Shaman!

There’s not really a story as you cruise though the Pandora nighttime jungle. Maybe if the wait was shorter or the ride was longer, this ride wouldn’t be so divisive, but at this point, Disney people are just not huge fans of Na’Vi River Journey.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway replaced The Great Movie Ride, located in the Chinese Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in 2020. There’s many Disney fans who miss the old ride and felt underwhelmed by the new ride.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

This is another example of Disney choosing to replace original story rides with IPs in Disney World and Disney fans aren’t super thrilled about it. Runaway Railway utilizes screens and trackless vehicles that don’t impress Disney fans who wish The Great Movie Ride was sill there.

Stitch’s Great Escape

Stitch’s Great Escape may be the one attraction that allows Disney fans to come together in hate. Great Escape replaced the controversial ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter in Magic Kingdom but kept many of the sensory effects like water and smell.

Stitch’s Great Escape

The smell was said to be so offensive that it was known to make some guests nauseous, and the show could get very dark. At a whopping fifteen minutes long, it was far too long and terrible to be missed. Stitch’s Great Escape was officially closed for good in 2020.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug

It’s Tough to Be a Bug is another Disney show that relies on sensory effects, so maybe Disney fans just don’t like these kinds of experiences! The show features a lot of bugs in 3-D and animatronic forms and is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

It’s Tough To Be a Bug

The sensory effects include poking sensations under behind guests’ backs and even under their feet as a way to make them feel like bugs are crawling on them. If you’re not a fan of bugs, and especially not of bugs crawling on you, this show is traumatizing.

Prices

Although generally willing to pay for Disney prices, it doesn’t stop Disney fans from grumbling about price increases. Disney prices have consistently risen over the years in many ways, from tickets, to annual passes, to food, and more.

Magic Kingdom Toll Plaza

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, prices continue to be on the rise, and it becomes more and more difficult for people to visit without a strict budget. Disney fans miss Disney World prices that didn’t break the bank.

Construction

Disney fans are resistant to change, especially when it comes to construction that can majorly impact your visit.

Cinderella Castle Crane

Do you remember the crane that sat behind Cinderella Castle for what felt like forever? It was in everyone’s pictures, always looming behind the castle.

The infamous crane

Although it’s generally understood that Disney World has to undergo regular maintenance, Disney fans love to hate construction like this, especially when it’s in every single picture you take that day.

EPCOT Construction

Currently, EPCOT is undergoing a huge transformation, and that means construction is everywhere.  Guests have to walk a roundabout way to make it from Spaceship Earth to the World Showcase, and Disney fans are not happy about it.

Future World Construction

Not to mention the Harmonious barges that have been sitting on the World Showcase Lagoon for forever.

Harmonious barges

When construction impacts the view or the walkways, Disney fans love to join together to hate.

So that’s our list of things Disney fans love to hate. Do you agree with any of these? Keep reading All Ears for your Disney World tips, news, and info!

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4 Replies to “5 Things Disney Fans Love to Hate”

  1. While I can agree with most, the one I don’t get is the IP one. I mean, it’s a DISNEY park, why wouldn’t it be themed to Disney movies? What I hate is totally getting rid of the old rides. I thought Walt bought up so much land so that he could continuously ADD TO, not take away from? I wish we still had Horizons and World of Motion along WITH Test Track and Mission Space. Nostalgia is the number one thing that brings me back. I guess they are more interested in a new generation of guests, but hey, someone’s got to BRING that new generation with them to lead the way and if us old fans can’t afford to bring the new fans…well there might not be ANY fans showing up.

  2. Dole whip is not made with pineapple juice, banana, and coconut milk. It’s made from a powder that has nothing natural in it. We have severe allergies in our family and have read the ingredient list every time we order one.

  3. People like this are not Disney Fans in my opinion!!! This may sound harsh but they are a bunch of whiners and complainers! How can anyone that complains about everything at Disney World possibly call themselves a Disney Fan!!!😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎👎

    1. Many of us original Disney fans grew up and raised our kids up on the original DisneyWorld that made you think of Walt’s dream and how he would have been proud of what was finished after his death. Walt’s dream was to build a place where families could play together and be happy together. Today’s WDW forces us fans to realize it no longer is centered around Walt’s dream and is just another business venture on a money grab. It saddens us original fans to know it no longer strives to build a legacy of Disney dreams for families to strive to return to every year. It’s quickly becoming just another theme park on the list.