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Roo's Kanga
02-07-2008, 09:51 PM
Just trying to get to know everyone!

Please name ONE and ONLY one thing that you feel you are an expert on, with regards to WDW. It can be a certain resort, park, ride, restaurant....anything at all!

As for me, I'm not an expert on anything! I haven't been to WDW since I was a child, but we always used to stay in the Wilderness cabins. My Mom says that I was an "expert" at chasing down Minnie Mouse.

BelleEdenMom
02-07-2008, 09:55 PM
spending money :rotfl2:

Roo's Kanga
02-07-2008, 10:00 PM
spending money :rotfl2:

LOL. I have a feeling that a lot of people could say that.

Robo
02-07-2008, 10:27 PM
What time the 3 O'Clock parade starts.

tinkerbee
02-07-2008, 11:16 PM
How not to get a Year of a Million Dreams prize.:laughing:

pl'smama
02-07-2008, 11:18 PM
Taking the wrong bus home from Down Town Disney!

suz

Jessfrogger88
02-07-2008, 11:21 PM
The Food Court at Old Port Royale or Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Lynn5700
02-07-2008, 11:24 PM
Umm like everything and anything about disney lol..I'm trying to be the expert on Hidden Mickey's.

HugsForEeyore
02-07-2008, 11:49 PM
I am expert on always getting rooms in the farthest, most remote reaches of whatever resort I stay at. I'm an expert at staying in those rooms that are near no bus stop, no food court, and definitely not the pool! I can tell you the worst areas of every resort, since I been there!

Lynn5700
02-07-2008, 11:52 PM
Oh I forgot,I am also the expert on finding every single photopass photo spot. We get the cd so I always make sure I have enough photos on the cd lol.

BabyPiglet
02-08-2008, 12:14 AM
Tomorrowland, or Splash Mountain. I just can't choose.

resol37
02-08-2008, 12:18 AM
Disney Hollywood Studios.

attackwithnorth
02-08-2008, 12:58 AM
The Monorail Speil.

luvthephunk
02-08-2008, 03:16 AM
What time the 3 O'Clock parade starts.

lol, excellent. It's been a while since I've had that question!

Anyway I like to consider myself as an expert at telling Chip and Dale apart (something, sadly, many people are clueless about)and interpreting what characters are saying even if they can't talk!

mickaholic4077
02-08-2008, 05:41 AM
The Voices of Liberty!!!

OB1
02-08-2008, 05:55 AM
getting the parking space at the end of the row, and watching the car behind me get the perfect spot.

joenan88
02-08-2008, 06:00 AM
I am an expert at running through the theater after The Norway ride (The Maelstrom) so I do not have to get stuck and watch the movie about Swedan..What makes me more of an expert is I do it with three very slow kiddies..lol

NYDisneyKid
02-08-2008, 06:00 AM
EE šoš

mickeymom629
02-08-2008, 06:23 AM
I know the location of the nearest restroom! :woohoo:

jberry5
02-08-2008, 07:07 AM
Making a Napoleon from France disappear.

Magic4Four
02-08-2008, 07:09 AM
I'm an expert at gently waking my wife and daughters at 6am so we can make rope drop at the EMH park that morning;) .

ilisao
02-08-2008, 07:28 AM
I am an expert at running through the theater after The Norway ride (The Maelstrom) so I do not have to get stuck and watch the movie about Swedan..What makes me more of an expert is I do it with three very slow kiddies..lol

I suspect that if you want to avoid a movie about Sweden at Norway, it's pretty easy to do.

Shmily1
02-08-2008, 07:47 AM
I suspect that if you want to avoid a movie about Sweden at Norway, it's pretty easy to do.

:rotfl2: I think I just made a big mess when my drink was spewing out of my mouth!!!!
:lmao:

I'm an expert on how to get around--any way you can get around in WDW. I can always get you there and we don't use the park maps since we've been there so many times and they aren't moving the attractions!;)

Robo
02-08-2008, 07:50 AM
I suspect that if you want to avoid a movie about Sweden at Norway, it's pretty easy to do.

Don't expect everyone to be experts in Asia geology!

Sheesh!

Ragnrok23
02-08-2008, 07:55 AM
I'm an expert at gently waking my wife and daughters at 6am so we can make rope drop at the EMH park that morning;) .

Any tips you can share? My wife REFUSES to wake up early

In two trips to Disney with her, we have yet to arrive at a park beofre 10am:rolleyes:

Michele
02-08-2008, 07:57 AM
telling Chip and Dale apart (something, sadly, many people are clueless about)

That is me! I have such a hard time with them. :rotfl2: Every time we see them I think I am going to remember but by the next time we are there I've forgotten again.

I think this last trip I finally came up with an analogy(is that the right word) to help myself remember which is which.

Chip has a nose like a chocolate chip. Is that even right? Do I finally have the right one. That makes Dale the one with the red nose. Look I've remembered it for a whole 6 weeks!! :woohoo:

stepnut
02-08-2008, 07:58 AM
Getting nourishment to a kid with multiple food allergies. :)

DisneyJoo2008
02-08-2008, 08:05 AM
What time the 3 O'Clock parade starts.

That's so funny! I'm going to be giggling about it all afternoon I just know it... what a fun thread!

I consider myself to be an expert navigator around Orlando. The rest of my family are useless at navigating and I'm the only one who just seems to 'know' where to drive!!!

xxx

grinningghost
02-08-2008, 09:47 AM
I'm an expert at selecting the exact ADR time that the biggest jerk server happens to be working at any given restaurant. ;)

With the exception of our waiter at Liberty Tree in 2003 - he was outstanding - the one and only ADR time I ever picked correctly.:rotfl:

Twitterpated Dad
02-08-2008, 10:35 AM
:mickeybar

girlbomb
02-08-2008, 10:50 AM
FastPassing! We're never without an FP or two in our pockets. (Except for, of course, right now, when I'm sitting at home in New York.)

:rotfl:

joenan88
02-08-2008, 10:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by joenan88
I am an expert at running through the theater after The Norway ride (The Maelstrom) so I do not have to get stuck and watch the movie about Swedan..What makes me more of an expert is I do it with three very slow kiddies..lol

I suspect that if you want to avoid a movie about Sweden at Norway, it's pretty easy to do

Well, you would think..but when those doors open after the ride and you have to get through the next set of doors before they close..it can be quite an adventure...:rotfl:

Merriweather86
02-08-2008, 11:41 AM
Parades!!! It's not a Disney day without a good parade!

appleorchard
02-08-2008, 12:05 PM
Well, you would think..but when those doors open after the ride and you have to get through the next set of doors before they close..it can be quite an adventure...:rotfl:

Ummmm.. I think what they're trying to say is, Norway and Sweden are two different countries...they don't show movies about Sweden at Norway......

diskids2
02-08-2008, 12:06 PM
Avoiding the "what the heck did I buy that for????" souveniers

JessRocks83
02-08-2008, 12:12 PM
I always seem to pick the one day of my vacation that it's raining to go to MK. I can't remember the last time I was at MK and I wasn't soaking wet :rotfl:

Cheshire Figment
02-08-2008, 12:16 PM
Tickets and Park Admission

poohgirl6
02-08-2008, 12:16 PM
Getting seated beside, in front of, or behind the most bizarre, obnoxious, offensive group of people (whether that group be 2 or 200) in any given theatre presentation regardless of what time of day, what park or what ride/presentation etc.

I am a freak magnet.

Laurabearz
02-08-2008, 12:18 PM
I know the location of the nearest restroom! :woohoo:

That's ME!!! One trip to WDW with kids and another while pregnat makes me a WDW bathroom pro!!

But I have to say I am really really good at planning which day to do what and making ADR's to fit.

Now if I could just become a pro of making my plan work right once at the park.

Magic4Four
02-08-2008, 12:44 PM
Any tips you can share? My wife REFUSES to wake up early

In two trips to Disney with her, we have yet to arrive at a park beofre 10am:rolleyes:

By gently I mean, lights on, curtains open and I drag them all out of bed. After the first few rides without lines the anger fades:thumbsup2 .

ntsammy5
02-08-2008, 01:03 PM
Finding the closest beer stand in Epocot

rosiep
02-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Trip Planning for me!:thumbsup2

MickeyNicki
02-08-2008, 01:08 PM
I am an expert on learning new info from the Dis! :goodvibes

Daisie
02-08-2008, 01:16 PM
Checking these boards almost daily!!

:goodvibes

TXYankee
02-08-2008, 01:19 PM
Locating the best coctails!

sassyat30
02-08-2008, 01:43 PM
Don't expect everyone to be experts in Asia geology!

Sheesh!

Umm, Robo? I know you're the resident expert on everything Disney, but that should be "geography", not geology. ;) :upsidedow

*is resigned to the fact that she is now back on Robo's list* :rolleyes1

chessie
02-08-2008, 02:11 PM
Umm, Robo? I know you're the resident expert on everything Disney, but that should be "geography", not geology. ;) :upsidedow

:rolleyes1




No, I think he meant geology.

I got the joke :-D
but then again, maybe there wasn't a joke there. :confused3

ilisao
02-08-2008, 02:17 PM
Ok people.

1. Someone said they wanted to avoid the movie about Sweden at Norway.
2. I made a joke about it because you know, Sweden and Norway are 2 different countries.
3. Robo made another joke referencing Asia geology poking fun at a geographical mistake.

sassyat30
02-08-2008, 02:21 PM
Ok people.

1. Someone said they wanted to avoid the movie about Sweden at Norway.
2. I made a joke about it because you know, Sweden and Norway are 2 different countries.
3. Robo made another joke referencing Asia geology poking fun at a geographical mistake.


Thanks.

I got 1 and 2, but I'm obviously too stoopid to understand number 3. :rolleyes:

tinknsnow
02-08-2008, 02:28 PM
I used to be the expert on the locations of the park Baby Centers but we're past that stuff now.:thumbsup2

Now I'm the expert on chocolate-dipped, Mickey-shaped, Rice Krispie treats on a stick!

:laughing:

properlywarnedyebe
02-08-2008, 02:29 PM
Cleanest Bathrooms:banana:

chessie
02-08-2008, 02:31 PM
Thanks.

I got 1 and 2, but I'm obviously too stoopid to understand number 3. :rolleyes:




The joke is Norway is in Northern Europe, not Asia and the study of where things are is geography not geology.

I laughed.
Maybe my sense of humor is just warped

ms.ojo
02-08-2008, 03:46 PM
This is a fun thread. 1 thing I"m good at is .... navigating the parks!

We zag and zig w/out rushing about. Even when we arrived at MK at 2pm... on a Saturday...over a holiday... we did walk-ons to many of our favorites and grabbed FPs so we could do the headliners that night w/out waits too! :goodvibes It was our 1st time touring on day of arrival and we had a great time!

Lintasare
02-08-2008, 03:54 PM
I am an expert at making a Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar disappear in a few seconds.

I can also inhale a frozen coke from The Launching Pad. I can have it finished by the time I get to the front gate on a slow day.

Chelley00
02-08-2008, 04:01 PM
Overpacking

joenan88
02-08-2008, 04:18 PM
hahahahaha..I asked my hubby what movie it was and he said Norway..sorry..for whatever reason I thought it was the Sweden..so everyone had a right to make fun of me..my husband did ;)

kaitlin-n-mom
02-08-2008, 04:20 PM
I am an expert on finding a good frozen Margarita just about anywhere, with the exception of MK.
No Margaritas there :confused3

Safari Queen
02-08-2008, 04:31 PM
1) We LOVE the Norway movie in Norway. Why rush to miss it?
2) I'm an expert on calculating when to enter a row in order to be in the center for a 3-D movie.

Teresa Pitman
02-08-2008, 04:55 PM
I'm an expert at all the things to do at Animal Kingdom Lodge (like the storytelling, the art tour, the restaurant tour, watching the animals with the night vision binoculars, etc.) even though I have never actually stayed at AKL! I just like to hang out there.

Teresa

lsutigger2
02-08-2008, 05:20 PM
Expert on most locations of biological opportunity spots. :lmao: :lmao:

daisyduck123
02-08-2008, 05:37 PM
procedures & info. at the various character meals

ilisao
02-08-2008, 06:23 PM
1) We LOVE the Norway movie in Norway. Why rush to miss it?
2) I'm an expert on calculating when to enter a row in order to be in the center for a 3-D movie.

We also love it!

WDW Poly Princess
02-08-2008, 06:24 PM
Two months ago, I'd never have guessed I would EVER be able to say this, but I am now definitly an expert on the Tomorrowland Speedway! ;)

Mikelly1221
02-08-2008, 06:43 PM
I would say trip planning, navigating MK so I'm just ahead of the crowd rush, and because I've been going since mine and WDW's birth, I'd say WDW history.

I would also second the person who said they are expert at getting the room furtherest away from the action of the resort..I'm really good at that! :thumbsup2

Jaybrad
02-08-2008, 06:47 PM
Disney Golf!! Played on all the courses too many times to count!!

jdvm
02-08-2008, 06:50 PM
The opening time of the Enchanted Grove in the Magic Kingdom so I can get a Strawberry Swirl....yum....they're addicting.

John

TLinden16
02-08-2008, 06:53 PM
I'm an expert on Jellyrolls :)

Aunt Michelle
02-08-2008, 07:17 PM
I'm an expert (according to my family) at getting from point A to point B using Disney Transportation.

HeyIt'sMe
02-08-2008, 07:17 PM
I'm not an expert on anything about WDW. That's why I have to keep going back! ;)

henrylovespooh
02-08-2008, 07:25 PM
I am a freak magnet.

Me too! They find me everywhere....:rotfl2:

I am an expert at at taking pictures of other people at WDW. I'm asked all the time, and try to take the best possible picture so people will have a good reminder of their trip.

Twitterpated Dad
02-08-2008, 07:46 PM
:mickeybar

I am an expert at making a Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar disappear in a few seconds.

Great minds think alike! :thumbsup2

Twitterpated Dad
02-08-2008, 07:49 PM
Overpacking

:lmao:

Here's a thread you might like:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1705932

pigletforever
02-08-2008, 07:51 PM
How to get the most out of my dining credits.

mrmagicmph
02-08-2008, 08:19 PM
Latex Allergies as they related to Walt Disney World. Not magical, but, critical anyway.

DLBDS
02-08-2008, 08:32 PM
I'm an expert at making ADRs at places with 'eh'-quality food. (ie: 'Ohana, LTT and WCC to name a few)

GrowingUpDisney
02-08-2008, 09:02 PM
LOL Bathrooms!:lmao:

wdwfamilyinIL
02-08-2008, 09:24 PM
I am an expert on putting a smile on my children's faces, even in the worst of times Disney can make it all ok for them. Like a lot of others my talents also include coming home with almost empty pockets, not knowing how to say no to all of those little souvies, making sure to make the most out of the photopass......most importantly making sure that we have enough money to go back to disney every year.

nataliela
02-08-2008, 10:22 PM
Navigating through crowds...better hold onto me or you will get lost in the dust!

Kumquatmelon
02-09-2008, 09:43 AM
I am an expert on waking up at 5:00am and taking my shower and getting dressed before anyone in my family gets done waking up just, so we can catch the rope drop at MK.
I would also like to say I am an expert on buying one candy from each countries in the WS.:earboy2:

ilisao
02-09-2008, 09:57 AM
I'm an expert at buying all kinds of crap my family doesn't need!

Ragnrok23
02-09-2008, 09:40 PM
By gently I mean, lights on, curtains open and I drag them all out of bed. After the first few rides without lines the anger fades:thumbsup2 .

Hmmmm, not sure I'm brave enough to try that.......:rotfl:

Harley-Mouse
02-09-2008, 10:00 PM
Tha all come to me for the where to stay, When can we get ADR and what day should we go to what park. Thay all come back and say my info was great. It must be good because all of them bring me back a givt for making there trip the best in all there WDW trips.:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :cool1: :cool1:

Zippa D Doodah
02-09-2008, 10:02 PM
The parks :teacher:

cindyfan
02-09-2008, 10:09 PM
Getting seated beside, in front of, or behind the most bizarre, obnoxious, offensive group of people (whether that group be 2 or 200) in any given theatre presentation regardless of what time of day, what park or what ride/presentation etc.

I am a freak magnet.

:lmao: :lmao:
I thought I was the only "freak magnet"!!!!:lmao:
But...... I attract the "crazy" ones more than the freaks. :rotfl2:
DD tells me all the time..... if there is a "crazy" person anywhere in the park, they will end up finding me and talking to me!!!
Seriously.... I've had complete strangers come right up to me and start telling me their life story or their experiences or just simply acting BIZARRE!!! :confused3

Oh..... BTW..... I think I am an expert at getting out of the park the fastest after Fantasmic, Wishes or Illuminations!!:thumbsup2

Goofydiane
02-09-2008, 10:11 PM
Where to find a restroom, any restroom in any park.

Buzz Litebeer
02-09-2008, 10:29 PM
I have fields of interest -- including WDW History, Theory of Theme Park Design, Graphic Design, Typeography, and the Haunted Mansion attraction, and I have had others call me an expert -- but after working at Disney I don't consider myself to be an expert in any of those fields. If I've learned one thing it's that no matter how much I may think I know about any of those subjects there's someone else out there, usually employed by Disney, who knows a great deal more about it than I do.

And for the record: No, I do not work at the Haunted Mansion. I love that attraction and if I worked there it would lose the magic for me. :goodvibes

Interesting sidenote: A friend of mine who's also a CM ran into an annoying guest who kept pestering him with trivial questions. He gamely answered all of them with a smile until the kid declared "I'm an expert when it comes to the Magic Kingdom! I know EVERYTHING!" Without skipping a beat, my friend asked him -- with a straight face -- "What attraction is at the top of Stairwell 13 in the Utilidors?"

CathrynRose
02-09-2008, 10:35 PM
All of the parks - with AK being the least so.

ANything and everything.

Samantha/NC
02-09-2008, 11:00 PM
Planning!! My sister and I are the planning GODS:worship: :worship:

BambiBabe
02-10-2008, 12:08 AM
I'm an expert on quoting all the little annoying pre-shows before some of the rides. (Like Test Track, RNR, TOT, Dinosaur, etc.) :confused3

Disney Padawan
02-10-2008, 01:13 AM
I'm an "expert" in making scripts and ride concepts that will never see the light of day.

fla4fun
02-10-2008, 04:35 AM
[QUOTE=Shmily1;23067212I'm an expert on how to get around--any way you can get around in WDW. I can always get you there and we don't use the park maps since we've been there so many times and they aren't moving the attractions!;)[/QUOTE]

This would probably be my specialty too. People are always coming up to me and asking for directions at Disney, whether to the parks, or from park to park, or resort to resort. I have been there so often that I can just kind of visualize the roads, resorts, and parks, and pretty much direct people anywhere. This tends to happen to me outside the parks too. On the first day of my first trip to London, I had a woman bring a map up to me on the street and ask how to get someplace. The odd thing was, the place she was going was right down the street from my hotel, so I actually COULD tell her how to get there.

cnids00
02-10-2008, 07:10 AM
Don't expect everyone to be experts in Asia geology!

Sheesh!

ASIA? It's Scandinavia not Asia..

goofydad621
02-10-2008, 07:17 AM
:rotfl:

Our last trip i had emergency Kidney Stone surgery 2 days before leaving and they left a stent from my kidney to blatter, I must have peed every 10 minutes at least it felt that way.

I always joke with my wife about her having to go pee, it was my turn. Very unpleasant as well.

I told my Doc when we got back that my mantra for the trip was

"Stents and stones won't break your bone but pssing damn near killed me" :laughing:

cindyfan
02-10-2008, 08:11 AM
I'm an expert on quoting all the little annoying pre-shows before some of the rides. (Like Test Track, RNR, TOT, Dinosaur, etc.) :confused3

That is my DD!!:lmao:
I admit.... I do join in too. Once, in the pre-show for Tower of Terror.... DD started to recite the script.... and the entire room ended up reciting it together!!!:lmao: It was so much fun!!:lmao:
Obviously.... to everyone in that room ToT must be a favorite!!!:rotfl2:

hammie59
02-24-2008, 04:03 PM
I am an expert at running through the theater after The Norway ride (The Maelstrom) so I do not have to get stuck and watch the movie about Swedan..What makes me more of an expert is I do it with three very slow kiddies..lol

:rotfl: OMG that is funny! My husband and I HATE that movie. We always felt like we were being held prisoner. As a matter of fact, I was going to make a point not to take my kids on it next visit since they would probably drive me crazy trying to sit thru it. Rumour has it they got rid of the movie now. I hope it's true....

jerseyboy00
02-24-2008, 04:09 PM
:rotfl: OMG that is funny! My husband and I HATE that movie. We always felt like we were being held prisoner. As a matter of fact, I was going to make a point not to take my kids on it next visit since they would probably drive me crazy trying to sit thru it. Rumour has it they got rid of the movie now. I hope it's true....

It was there 2 weeks ago.

ntsammy5
02-24-2008, 04:19 PM
It was there 2 weeks ago.

We sat through it once and had a really good time making fun of it. That was after a few beers though. Mmmmmmmmm, Carlsberg

Mikailova
02-24-2008, 06:13 PM
Navigating through crowds...better hold onto me or you will get lost in the dust!

I would say this is my special talent to. I can slip through MK the 4th of July without bumping into anyone. Also because of this talent I know the "secret passageways" to get around major crowd hot-spots, i.e. cutting through the interconnected stores on main street to get out of MK after fireworks. Oh no, I've just blown my strategy.

splashmtrider
04-12-2008, 12:40 PM
im tall and i always get handicap rooms

or

Disney songs, every one i know by heart eeven if i dont know what its from, like i was lisstening to mouse world radio and this song came on and i just started singing the lyrics - a voice from every country, a face from every land, can someone please tell me whats thats from.
:confused3 :idea: no thats not it :confused3

sorry for putting two, i could not decide

mrmagicmph
04-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Disney songs, every one i know by heart eeven if i dont know what its from, like i was lisstening to mouse world radio and this song came on and i just started singing the lyrics - a voice from every country, a face from every land, can someone please tell me whats thats from.
:confused3 :idea: no thats not it :confused3

The lyrics you're thinking of come from "Celebrate The Future Hand In Hand" from Disney's Millennium Celebration. Hope this helps!

Enjoy the Magic!

NorweJenNY
04-12-2008, 08:56 PM
I would say this is my special talent to. I can slip through MK the 4th of July without bumping into anyone. Also because of this talent I know the "secret passageways" to get around major crowd hot-spots, i.e. cutting through the interconnected stores on main street to get out of MK after fireworks. Oh no, I've just blown my strategy.

I knew about this one... discovered it by simply trying to stay in air conditioning!

I want to know more of these "avoiding major crowds" tricks ...like when you want to get past a parade or something.

NorweJenNY
04-12-2008, 08:58 PM
I'd say that I'm somewhat of an expert on pinching pennies in Disney.

Sorry though, a good magician never reveals all her secrets... :rolleyes1

Chuck65
04-13-2008, 08:15 AM
I'm an expert on not paying attention to where our bus stop was at POR and getting off in the AB section when our stop was actually on the mansion side. I managed to pull this stunt off with a sleeping 3 year old in my arms. I didn't realize my mistake until AFTER the bus pulled away and thought, dang if this don't look strange. It was bad enough that we had just walked 1,678 miles in the parks that day and I still had to trek it across the resort to get to my room. :sad2: