Anyone ever had a less than magical trip to WDW and felt a bit lost afterwards?

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  1. msjprincess

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    Same here, and I'm pretty sure they say something similar at DL.
     
  2. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    Like I said, it the word may have been "supervise", but it was a stronger statement that I ever remember at Disney. Wish I had recorded it or someone who is there now would comment because it is the announcement they are using now.
     
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  4. lancermom

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    You think out of control kids are an East Coast thing which was confirmed by your all-knowing co-worker, who then says such announcements are a result of the alligator attack which occurred after she worked there for all of 5 months?

    So basically, your co-worker's opinion is completely irrelevant to this discussion.
     
  5. ronandannette

    ronandannette I gave myself this tag and I "Like" myself too!

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    ::yes:: I'd "like" this more than once if I could. It's a theme park, people, a theme park.
     
  6. Allison

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    That's interesting. It's amazing that you know so much about them that can relate to all the dis threads. Good for you for getting to know them so well.
     
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  7. sk!mom

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    Why did you drive? Six days on the road would kill my vacation vibe no matter the destination. Flying couldn't have been much more costly. I would downgrade my resort to make flying possible, if necessary.

    How often do you vacation at WDW? If it's very often, I don't know how every visit could be as good or better than the last. It seems that it takes me about 3 years to start thinking maybe it's time for Disney again. We like to visit other places.

    Maybe you are over the summer at Disney, I am. Due to kids, school schedules, etc. all of our trips but one have been in the summer. The last two have been in August. We had a great time but I don't want to do summer anymore.

    Maybe you are over long trips. We had normally done 7 to 10 day trips but that's too exhausting. Our last two trips have been 6 days- 4 at Disney and 2 at Universal. That was enough. One of our most enjoyable trips was a long weekend in late April one year- cooler weather. Going forward, I think future trips will be long weekends (4 days) and October to April. That's long enough to see and do our favorites plus anything new while not totally exhausting. Plus avoiding the oppressive summer heat.
     
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  8. tvguy

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    I respectfully disagree.
     
  9. tvguy

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    Nature of the business I am afraid, especially at an ABC TV station..
     
  10. cabanafrau

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    I'm confused, are you claiming the kids at WDW are more out of control than DLR, or are you stating that WDW has implemented announcements about controlling children in light of last year's tragic incident where the little boy was killed? If you're claiming one resort has more out of control children based on announcements alone, announcements you attribute to a horrible tragedy at one, why would announcements arising out of an alligator attack be necessary at DLR? How high of a risk do you think gators pose at DLR?

    We've not been to either park since last year's incident, so I cannot comment on any announcements. However, having visited both parks over a wide number of years we've never noticed any difference in overall child behavior between the parks, having seen the overheated, overtired, overstimulated meltdowns at both -- matter of fact, witnessed it among adults at both resorts as well.
     
  11. Squirlz

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    Ohhhh...you didn't tell us it was an ABC station. NOW it all makes sense! :crazy:
     
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  12. Westcoastwild

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    Right?! :worship: I feel like I need a banner with that slogan for special occasions...like every other day around here.

    Maybe someday we'll find out that we're just not privy to the truth: Disney is a portal to Narnia and they're all speaking in elaborate code.:rolleyes1
     
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  13. cabanafrau

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    It's one thing to disagree with someone's viewpoint. It's quite different to totally dog someone out, especially since the meaning isn't even clear yet. The meaning behind the comment seems to have shifted, or maybe it's more specifically directed than was clear in the original comment.
     
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  14. tvguy

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    My post was about the announcements ONLY.
     
  15. cabanafrau

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    I've gone back to read your page one comment again and still my takeaway is you're claiming the kids in WDW are more uncontrollable, which I still dispute based on our experiences on both coasts.
     
  16. tvguy

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    That wasn't my claim. It was the comment from a former WDW worker, and soon to be DL worker.
     
  17. cabanafrau

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    On page one it seems to have been your observation, no mention at all of a former WDW worker. Surely you can see how someone reading your words got the wrong end of the stick. For courtesy's sake I think I need to leave it at that.
     
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  18. DisneyCowgirl

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    WHAT? Just an east coast issue? I've been to WDW a lot, and I don't recall being told to control my children. But I live in Texas, near the Gulf Coast, so maybe this isn't my issue. No, that can't be it, because my kids are out of control a lot.

    To OP's point, we did have one terrible trip when my kids were younger. Them being out of control due to being on the east coast was a big part of the problem with that trip. I swore we'd not go back until they were much older. But instead we did a short "make-up" trip later that year, and I have some of the best memories from that make-up trip.
     
  19. aprilgail

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    I totally agree with this! For awhile for us Disney was the end all be all and our vacations were always there- until we started going other places and realized there is a great big world out there to see without people dressed up in costumes and us riding the same rides and seeing the same shows year after year. Just on our road trip around the US we found a bunch of places we would love to spend more time at- next year we are heading to Utah for 2 weeks to take a mini road trip around Utah and Arizona! We will go back to Disney again- maybe in 5 years, but until then we will enjoy new vacation spots!
     
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    Wait, monorail operators made the announcement as well? Have they now placed CMs on the monorails? The only announcements I've ever heard on the monorail was the pre-recorded announcement.

    Sorry, but the way you've worded this and what you've stated in subsequent posts, I read this as you and your DW have never seen more out of control children and you wonder if the out of control children are a national trend or just an east coast issue. I'm wondering if I'm the only one reading your statement(s) incorrectly.
     
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  21. tvguy

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    Monorail was recorded, like I mentioned earlier in the thread
     

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