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Over rated tourist destination - Where are the worst?

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21. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y

I loudly second that

22. Posted by nslax (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y


I heard it is supposed to be one of the happiest places on earth. Stand for 45 minutes in a queue just to have a 2 minutes ride.

keep the children on the queue to take a photograph with a disney charecter for xxx hours / minutes. When I see a queue for almost any ride, I don't know how am I supposed to be happy?

Yes yes, they provide some kind of short-cut where you can register now and come back few hous late. But only for a few rides.

Even if i think about it, all I can remember is queues, leg pains and more queues

23. Posted by applegirl (Full Member 144 posts) 11y

Amsterdam. Definitely.
And Prague.
They're both beautiful cities, but rather exploited/boring/tragic, depending on which area you are in...

24. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

the Sphinx, i was expecting to be in awe but sadly not but suprised myself at how much i liked the pyramids and Karnack temple.... also found Abu Simbal overrated and crowded,,,,, aghhh what a nightmare.....lived Siwa and Dahab though....

don't agree about Prague being bad though, i think it depends on where you are staying and what you want though... though we only stayed a few days there before heading to Kutna Hora and Telc....

25. Posted by linsey085 (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

In defense of Disneyworld, I went for the first time when I was 19 with a few friends and LOVED it! :)

26. Posted by mshorrock (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Surely it's got to be Stonehenge? Magnificant sight yes, but worth the 4 hour drive from London? not really.

Second on my list is "The Battle of Malta Experience" in Valletta, Malta. What promises to be the "most intense ride of your life" turns out to be maniquins with dodgy out of sync voice overs.

27. Posted by zoeitm (Budding Member 30 posts) 11y

i love disneyland! i tear up everytime i enter, i guess you only feel that way when you have been going there since you were a kid, everywhere i look there is an awesome memory.

28. Posted by floridaade (Full Member 24 posts) 11y

Miami is the most over hyped place I've ever been too. Even Collins Avenue was littered with some dangerous looking people in the day time let alone at night and this is one of the better areas. I just found it disapointing, some glitz sure enough but a large amount of sleaze, the worst one way system on earth, murderous traffic and none stop hi rise building along the sea front.

29. Posted by bob flinn (Full Member 173 posts) 11y

I agree that Stonehenge now is awful, you walk round a track too far away from the stones to really appreciate them, once again the beaurocrats have won, instead of sorting the vandalism they make it an overpriced waste of time to go there.It was great when it was open and free. The vast income they make from tourists goes where?
Now they are talking about puting the road through an expensive tunnel, the simple answer is to close it and divert traffic a few miles down and link to the existing main road. Save tourist attractions from National bodies, they all go the same way, excpensive and with restricted access.

30. Posted by JerryC (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

The wharf in San Francisco is one of the biggest tourist traps I've ever been to in my life.