Counting Down While Waiting in Line [Part 6]

I bet you thought I was done didn’t you? Ha! Fooled you, I have one last post to go: a recap, an honorable mention and a booby prize! So let’s get to it shall we? We all know that waiting line at Disneyland is inevitable but in some cases it can actually be fun! Let’s take a few moments and recap the Five Best Places to Wait in Line at the Disneyland Resort.

Number 5: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Number 4: Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
Number 3: Star Tours
Number 2: Enchanted Tiki Room
Number 1: Indiana Jones Adventure

Honorable Mention: Haunted Mansion Holiday
The regular Haunted Mansion didn’t make the lists because it features a unique attraction/queue hybrid that defies definition. Once the line slithers outside into the direct sun, you are left to wander about in some pastoral yet benign settings. However, once a year, when the holidays come around, the place transforms into a Halloween/Christmas wonderland – both on the inside and out! The H M Holiday outdoor queue is especially spectacular at night! The place is lit up like a holiday jack-o-lantern in a display of yuletide overkill. I love it! There’s so much going on in this particular line that space prevents me from articulating all the details. Suffice to say, if you have never been, you don’t know what you’re missing!

The Booby Prize: Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
We had a lot of choices for this one but none stood above the famous Submarine Voyage. The reasons are simple: There is no theme. The entire queue is outdoors. Much of the queue is in the direct sun. The line itself stretches all the way into another land (from Tomorrowland to Fantasyland). It’s a serpentine. It’s frustrating watching how quickly the Matterhorn queue is moving compared to yours. And finally, the queue breaks the cardinal rule of queue-theory: you should never ever ever be able to see the front of the line from the end of the line. For shame!


1 Comment so far

  1. Dave Share (daveshare) on August 14th, 2009 @ 10:18 am

    Thanks for the mention of HM Holiday. I LOVE that ride. There’s always something new to see. I’m sad though that in the last 2 years they took away the Christmas Scare-ols in the line! You just get a loop of an orchestral version of the ride theme (which is still awesome BTW). I just miss listening to all the fun takes on classic Christmas carols.

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