The new AA "Uh-Oa" was really creepy in my opinion. I was little when this attraction was open and she scared me to death. I mean, come on. Plunge the room into darkness then bring in smoke, lightning, and a freakish goddess of disaster?! (Nice name btw.)
Normally I NEVER say anything bad about Disney attractions since I love them so much, but this is that "not normal" time. I'm glad this show lasted so short then went back to the original sort of.
I also believe the Tiki Gods torched the attraction....
We had a wonderful time staying at the Grand! We ate at Narcooses on our honeymoon while staying at Port Orleans, and my husband fell in love with the resort, promising that next time we would stay here. We arrived on a very rainy day, yet it still felt like getting home. We were warmly greeted by Richard, and got checked in very quickly. Our room was in the Conch Key building. Which is closest to the boat launch and Narcooses. The room was beautiful! And I'm pretty sure the mattress was the most comfortable mattress I've ever slept on. Being pregnant, I spent lots of time in our room, getting ready for the day or simply sleeping in, and every day I would sit out on the balcony, watching boats go by with my husband. It was one of the nicest vacations we've taken so far. Even my husband, who simply puts up with Disney because of how much I love it, is already planning our next Disney vacation, and is planning on staying here again. By far my favorite resort! The fact that it has all three types of Disney transportation makes it so easy to get from point A to point B. Magic Kingdom is one monorail stop away, and coming back, it's the the first boat stop. I would highly recommend staying here.
I thought it was entertaining and cute, even a bit intimidating once you get strapped in. Both times I've been on the ride you hear nothing but children's screams as soon as the lights go out... Unless you want your kids coming out balling and having possible nightmares the same night, I wouldn't take them. The 4D effects are neat but the ride really isn't worth a long wait.
I've stayed at the Pop century 3 times, once when I was 9, again when I was 12, and again when I was 13. When I was 13 I was with my grandparents, so staying in the 50s was perfect for them! Since they were both teenagers then! It's always pretty crowded, but it brings back a lot of memories for parents and grandparents. Kids love it because it's so colorful and just packed to the brim with things to explore! The 60s flower power pool is awesome!
We were supposed to stay there on our first trip in September 2002, but it was being fixed up so we got bumped to the Polynesian. Anyways, 2015 my mom booked us there because we figured we'd give it a try. We moved to Port Orleans French Quarter 3 days later. Breakfast was always hectic, and the front desk had trouble with my moms requests or plans or whatever she had gotten set straight on the phone earlier. The pool was nice, and so was the gift shop but it wasn't Disney Magical as usual
The resort was clean. Liked the themes. All in all a very nice resort and would recommend it but would give one warning to anyone. When leaving a park the walk to the bus station is a long ways away. Especially at HS, WOW. And the worst part is you have to share with the other two resorts so it is always crowded. Not saying that POP isn't a long walk but it doesn't share and seems to work better.
We ate here for lunch. The theming was very detailed and impressive. We tried the steak salad and shrimp dish and a couple others including dessert. The food was generally bland and not up to expectations. Nowhere near as impressive as Be Our Guest for lunch. The prices were very high for the quality of the dishes. Not likely to return until upgraded, which is inevitable once the word gets our based on our experience. WDW, how did this roll-out go so bad?