What is your Disney shameful secret?

cjbcam

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Sep 22, 2013
I hate Space Mountain! My kids love it but I find it really jerky and it makes me want to vomit. Over Easter I went on it 6 times (over the 8 days we were there) I don’t want my family to feel bad and not go on it so I suck it up.

I cry when I look at the pictures from our Disney trips.
 

andrniki

Living the dream
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Jul 13, 2012
I love the characters even more than my kids. My family knows that if I go running, it's because I've spotted a character! But I won't get my picture with the characters; that's what my kids are for ;)
 

Disxuni

"Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
Joined
Mar 12, 2016
- This has already been said, but as many times as I've been to WDW and while I've been curious, I still have never took the time to try the dole whip.
(However, it seems that according to some people on this thread it's either amazing, or it's horrible anyway, maybe someday I'll figure it out how I feel)
- Never been on Dumbo, or the Flying Carpets.
- I actually like IASW (appreciate it for the Sherman Brothers being the writers of the song and Mary Blair for her art work).
- This year was the first time I really took pictures with a lot of characters and watched a parade for the first time and it was only, because my friend wanted to watch to (do not spend time taking pictures with characters, or watch parades).

I'm sure I can think of plenty more, but here is the most controversial and my defense...
I actually like "Redd".

I am disappointed in the original "redhead" being removed from Pirates, as I'm a fan of the ride and it's history (I'm a huge Disney history buff and I only really collect Disney vintage items). That piece of history is now in Walt Disney Archives and it's sad to see that once again, as X Atencio originally put it, that it's being turned into "the Boy Scouts of the Caribbean". However, I do like the idea of Redd existing, as I think it's cool to showcase a woman being in that position of power (though I think the dialogue could have been worked better) and, believe it, or not, while there were very few female pirates, there were. And even if that wasn't a fact, it's cool to see a woman partying with the rest of the boys.
 
  • Alicefan

    We're all mad here
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    Jul 1, 2015
    I don't ever take any pictures in the parks. I rarely take pictures anywhere because I know that if I want to see a picture of something, more than likely, someone else has a better picture with a better camera on the internet somewhere. I did take pictures my first few visits, then I started to question exactly how many pictures of the castle and ToT one could need. Besides, it's not the same with digital pictures. There's something to be said for the excitement of having film developed and getting to see how they turned out. I've lost the drive to bother lol.
     

    hertamaniac

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    Feb 9, 2017
    Though you can't do it now due to the recent overpass, there was a time when you could park for free at MK.
     

    dizneefan13

    Earning My Fins
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    Jul 25, 2013
    For me, the only good thing about the fireworks is some of the ride queues are shorter. I can't stand packing in like sardines to look up with people's phones and kids on shoulders blocking the view. No way will I pay the big bucks for a dessert party.
    I never watch the fireworks and only watch a parade once, except for Paint the Night and the Electrical parade. So no parades right now either.
     
  • BostonEd

    I'd rather be skiing.
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    Sep 3, 2015
    Though you can't do it now due to the recent overpass, there was a time when you could park for free at MK.
    I don't want to give it away in case we're talking about different things, but... are you talking about how you could "loop around" to get in there? So recent construction has changed that? I last did it in the fall of 2016.
     
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  • HCL

    Earning My Ears
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    Jun 4, 2019
    I love Animal Kingdom, but hate new DHS
    I cried when the great movie ride closed
    I always want to take pictures with characters but I feel like a weirdo so I don't.
    My favorite ride is Jungle Cruise
    I miss the 90s-early 00s Innoventions when it was two big sections. Like a lot.
    I miss the boring noway movie from the old ride.
    I don't like space mountain.
     

    KorelaFae

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    May 28, 2019
    I actually liked Stitch's Great Escape, even if the ride was complete trash 😂 It was super nostalgic for me.

    Also, aside from Fantasmic, I don't like the fireworks. Cool backdrop on some rides, but I don't really care for them
     

    Unvoiced_Apollo

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    Dec 30, 2018
    I always want to take pictures with characters but I feel like a weirdo so I don't.
    Embrace the inner weirdo & be a kid again. Plenty of adults do it. I'm incredibly awkward with characters but it's still a ton of fun. I even did autographs on my last trip (but made my own little book with a pocket journal & created a cover using a photo of the "Bon Voyage" journal from Trattoria Al Forno

    My dark secret: if waiting in line for characters I can get impatient with those in front if it feels like they're taking forever. That said I definitely don't fault any for making sure they get lasting memories.
     

    kbwright

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    May 18, 2014
    I despise 85% of the Disney Princesses, don't need a man to rescue you, do it yourself lol. I didn't like them as a little girl, don't like them as a middle aged woman lol. Husband finds it amusing how much I dislike them. Probably a good thing we don't have kids lol Thankfully they have started to change that trend in recent years with stronger characters.

    I hate parades, never watch them. Same with most shows.

    Do not like Illuminations, cannot wait for it to go away and hopefully get replaced with something better.
     

    Miss_Pounce

    Earning My Ears
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    May 16, 2019

    Unvoiced_Apollo

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    I despise 85% of the Disney Princesses, don't need a man to rescue you, do it yourself lol. I didn't like them as a little girl, don't like them as a middle aged woman lol. Husband finds it amusing how much I dislike them. Probably a good thing we don't have kids lol Thankfully they have started to change that trend in recent years with stronger characters.
    Thank you for inspiring another shameful secret: I will fight (as in have an energetic discussion) about anyone that disparages the princesses, save for Aurora & Snow. 😅

    I would go point by point how each of them (including Cinderella-animated version) didn't necessarily need a man and that such a position is a rather glib interpretation of their stories.
     

    kbwright

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    Thank you for inspiring another shameful secret: I will fight (as in have an energetic discussion) about anyone that disparages the princesses, save for Aurora & Snow. 😅

    I would go point by point how each of them (including Cinderella-animated version) didn't necessarily need a man and that such a position is a rather glib interpretation of their stories.
    I wouldn't describe it as glib (as least not my dislike), because I get that it is a product of its time for the telling of the story. I don't think it ever was even a thought, surely not in the original source material, ( the original Little Mermaid - yikes :) ) or to the screenwriters, that these characters don't need a prince for arm candy/rescue duty. I am glad that they are starting to have characters now that have more depth. That being said, it just leaves more Princess merch out there for Team Princess :) !! And seeing a little one feel like a princess at Disney is part of what makes Disney, Disney. (though I feel bad for them in August in those dresses !!)
     

    Unvoiced_Apollo

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    I wouldn't describe it as glib (as least not my dislike), because I get that it is a product of its time for the telling of the story. I don't think it ever was even a thought, surely not in the original source material, ( the original Little Mermaid - yikes :) ) or to the screenwriters, that these characters don't need a prince for arm candy/rescue duty. I am glad that they are starting to have characters now that have more depth. That being said, it just leaves more Princess merch out there for Team Princess :) !! And seeing a little one feel like a princess at Disney is part of what makes Disney, Disney. (though I feel bad for them in August in those dresses !!)
    Maybe glib was too harsh a term but that said, my points don't actually rely on the "products of the times" argument. They're arguments that utilize modern values of the woman fighting for her happy ending. But let's not get into that now & derail the thread.
     



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