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JustAGirl
01-20-2010, 07:36 AM
I was googling disney etc. One mom said she lied and said her child was 2 and she wasnt asked to produce a birth certficate. My ds turns 3 in August and we could probaly go again in Sept. if i said he was 2 . Id feel a lil guilty though....but i'd save aound $300 . Im pretty big so I could probaly say well look how big I am of course he's a little large look at his mama:lmao:

mjkacmom
01-20-2010, 07:48 AM
popcorn:: This is a hot topic - put on your flame suit. Honestly, this is something I would never do. Well, just a little. I remember going to Hershey Park when my middle child was 3 (turned 3 two months before our trip - 20th % for height and weight). When I bought the tickets, they told me that kids under 3 were free. I told them that dd was 3. However, I did tell the Hershey Lodge that she was 2, so all 5 of us could stay in one room (2 nights, $250+ per night).

disneyfan123
01-20-2010, 07:59 AM
Yes, Hot Topic. I personally would not do that. My ds turned 3 in December and we are going this week and I would have never considered lying. The fact that you would prepare more lies (why he is bigger) to cover up another lies sounds more than a little dishonest. Are you also planning on teaching him to tell people he is 2?

Maggie'sMom
01-20-2010, 07:59 AM
Yes, this is a hot topic.

If a CM asks your DS how old he is, and they sometimes do, what will he answer? Would you want him to lie? Is $300 so important that you would want your child to see you being dishonest?

MickeyMomOfThree
01-20-2010, 08:10 AM
Yep, be careful. You are new here so you should know this is one of the biggest things that upsets people.

We went just before our DD15 was 3, and I was nervous because she was big for her age so I had her birth certificate with me just in case. While we were never asked for it, at least once (that I remember) they asked her how old she was. She was able to answer truthfully because she was not quite 3, but had she not been I wouldn't think she would lie and say 2, once she turned 3 she was way too proud and excited to say 2 anymore. You need to be prepared for them to ask (I hear it happens a lot more now,) and to get charged for him.

Indiana Rose Lee
01-20-2010, 08:14 AM
i am sure people do. the kind of people who don't have any scruples, or character.

fortheluvofpooh
01-20-2010, 08:23 AM
they never asked me how old my dd was at the regular admissions to the parks. BUT when we went to MVMCP they said do you have a ticket for her? I said "no", they asked her directly how old she was, cause she too is big for her age, and when she answered 2, the cm looked at me like "yeah right" but let us in anyway, they took her for her word.

ncmickeyluvr
01-20-2010, 09:07 AM
Let your conscience be your guide. :thumbsup2

lecach
01-20-2010, 10:18 AM
I thought about it when we took DS since he was barely 3 and small for his age. But my DH reasoned that DS would get more value out of the trip than anyone so we had to pay - and he was right. However for some of the buffets we did say he was under 3 because he barely ate at all. I know that's wrong too and I wouldnt do that again.

On a related note, one time we went to a local buffet (Golden Corral). I told the cashier that DS was 3 so he could eat free. He said "no, I am 4, I am NOT 3" but the cashier didnt charge me. I felt so guilty that after the meal I went up to the manager and confessed. She said it was okay and not to worry about it but I insisted on paying and made sure to talk to DS about how Mommy had made a mistake and should not have lied. :guilty:

JustAGirl
01-20-2010, 10:22 AM
Well my ds has autism and does'nt talk so if they ask him they will not get an answer and he will be none the wiser that mommy is lying. This is all a mute point though because Im postponing the trip until next year .Disney twice a year is a little excessive for my budget Id rather slowly save up the money than to save every little penny like im doing this year for this trip. It's a little annoying:p Oh well ...BTW I had no idea this was a hot topic .Have a good day ladies

tzolkin
01-20-2010, 10:22 AM
You do not have to prove the child is 3 and in my experience you could easily get into the park without a ticket for a young child. (To be clear: I did not lie... DS was just under 3, DD was 5 our last trip. They are the same size and were in matching strollers. DH always went through with DS. I went through with DD. Many times the CMs were confused when I handed them two tickets because they assumed the kids were twins and DD was under 3)

However, OP, you said if you didn't have to pay the $300 for the ticket you could afford another trip. $300 does not seem to me like an amount that would make or break a trip to Disney. I would be stressed every time I entered a park about a possible conflict with CMs and feel guilty about being dishonest and setting a bad example/encouraging my child to lie, so it would not be worth the $300 savings to me.


We are a family of 5, so our next trip is going to be significantly more expensive since our "baby" has turned 3. The cost of getting a second room or chosing a more expensive resort that accomodates 5 is more of a concern than purchasing an extra ticket.

RMAMom
01-20-2010, 10:25 AM
i am sure people do. the kind of people who don't have any scruples, or character.

People who have scruples and character don't even consider it and therefore don't need to ask the question to see if they can get away with it.

What you are proposing is the same as walking into a store and putting merchandise in your bag and walking out without paying. It is theft.

JustAGirl
01-20-2010, 10:32 AM
I thought about it when we took DS since he was barely 3 and small for his age. But my DH reasoned that DS would get more value out of the trip than anyone so we had to pay - and he was right. However for some of the buffets we did say he was under 3 because he barely ate at all. I know that's wrong too and I wouldnt do that again.

On a related note, one time we went to a local buffet (Golden Corral). I told the cashier that DS was 3 so he could eat free. He said "no, I am 4, I am NOT 3" but the cashier didnt charge me. I felt so guilty that after the meal I went up to the manager and confessed. She said it was okay and not to worry about it but I insisted on paying and made sure to talk to DS about how Mommy had made a mistake and should not have lied. :guilty:

Wow I would'nt have done that. I would told ds to be quiet when mommy is talking to grown ups but than again I tend to have no conscience when it comes to big business and my saving a few bucks. Last week I went to the supermarket and I got home and noticed they gave me the lady in front of me grocery bag. I didnt take it back because I walked through the snow with my two kiddos all bundled up in a stroller.No way was I walking back to the store. I kept the groceries and charged it to the game. I was a lil giddy she had some nice stuff!:banana: Hopefully she went back to the supermarket and got the replacement ideas although it was her fault. She should've checked to make sure she had all her items. I got two packs of angus beef ball park franks , crystal lite to go , pack of steaks ,Lady Speed Stick deodorant and a bag of steak fries . Im not a bad person though I just think Disney and chain restaurants have more than enough money.

JustAGirl
01-20-2010, 10:36 AM
People who have scruples and character don't even consider it and therefore don't need to ask the question to see if they can get away with it.

What you are proposing is the same as walking into a store and putting merchandise in your bag and walking out without paying. It is theft.

Character does'nt get you far in today's society sometimes you do what you got to do to get by and get over .I never stole from a store or a person but when I think of getting over at a place like Disney I would probaly try it once just to see if i could get away with it . Im not going to lie .

ncmickeyluvr
01-20-2010, 10:55 AM
Character does'nt get you far in today's society sometimes you do what you got to do to get by and get over .I never stole from a store or a person but when I think of getting over at a place like Disney I would probaly try it once just to see if i could get away with it . Im not going to lie .

Not to split hairs.....BUT.....didn't you just admit to stealing someone else's bag of stuff from a store?? Justify it to yourself all you want but that is stealing from both the store and the person whos bag that was.

Indiana Rose Lee
01-20-2010, 11:08 AM
Character does'nt get you far in today's society sometimes you do what you got to do to get by and get over .I never stole from a store or a person but when I think of getting over at a place like Disney I would probaly try it once just to see if i could get away with it . Im not going to lie .

so if someone has a need they can come into your home because "they gotta do what they have to do to get by?" Oh, wait, I have never seen going to Disney as "getting by.":sad2:

KateMW
01-20-2010, 11:09 AM
I was googling disney etc. One mom said she lied and said her child was 2 and she wasnt asked to produce a birth certficate. My ds turns 3 in August and we could probaly go again in Sept. if i said he was 2 . Id feel a lil guilty though....but i'd save aound $300 . Im pretty big so I could probaly say well look how big I am of course he's a little large look at his mama:lmao:

You would really do that? Don't go if you can't afford to without lying. What are you teaching your children?

KateMW
01-20-2010, 11:12 AM
Wow I would'nt have done that. I would told ds to be quiet when mommy is talking to grown ups but than again I tend to have no conscience when it comes to big business and my saving a few bucks. Last week I went to the supermarket and I got home and noticed they gave me the lady in front of me grocery bag. I didnt take it back because I walked through the snow with my two kiddos all bundled up in a stroller.No way was I walking back to the store. I kept the groceries and charged it to the game. I was a lil giddy she had some nice stuff!:banana: Hopefully she went back to the supermarket and got the replacement ideas although it was her fault. She should've checked to make sure she had all her items. I got two packs of angus beef ball park franks , crystal lite to go , pack of steaks ,Lady Speed Stick deodorant and a bag of steak fries . Im not a bad person though I just think Disney and chain restaurants have more than enough money.

Lord, you've got to be a troll, right?:confused3

KateMW
01-20-2010, 11:13 AM
Character does'nt get you far in today's society sometimes you do what you got to do to get by and get over .I never stole from a store or a person but when I think of getting over at a place like Disney I would probaly try it once just to see if i could get away with it . Im not going to lie .

You seem to lie about most other things, why stop now?:confused3

JustAGirl
01-20-2010, 11:18 AM
Not to split hairs.....BUT.....didn't you just admit to stealing someone else's bag of stuff from a store?? Justify it to yourself all you want but that is stealing from both the store and the person whos bag that was.

No that is not stealing. I did not bag my own groceries someone else did. I did not notice i had the other woman's bag until I was home and i was not walking back out in the snow to hand them over a bag of groceries. I charged it to the game thanked the lord for my freebies and moved on .

JustAGirl
01-20-2010, 11:19 AM
You seem to lie about most other things, why stop now?:confused3What am I lying about ?:rolleyes:

Lady V
01-20-2010, 11:20 AM
troll alert!

And also-if 300 would make or break your trip you really shouldn't be going anyways!

JustAGirl
01-20-2010, 11:21 AM
You would really do that? Don't go if you can't afford to without lying. What are you teaching your children?

I can afford to go without lying but i'd rather lie and save my money and spend it on something else. Sure you all dont like it but it's done daily at DW im sure so im not going to beat myself up about it. I already said most likely I wont go back this year anyway so save the be a good person speech for someone has scruples:lmao:

MommaMouse411
01-20-2010, 11:31 AM
I'm just not sure why folks have to get rude & snooty & even ugly when they answer these questions.

personally I wouldn't lie because I'm a bad liar. and if we ate at buffets I'll probably just say hey my son doesn't eat much can he just eat off my plate...if they say no..then I'll have no choice but to pay for him...I'm sure many of people do it especially at 3yrs old...I would just save up the money and go when you have it.

tartemis
01-20-2010, 11:33 AM
Yep, be careful. You are new here so you should know this is one of the biggest things that upsets people.

We went just before our DD15 was 3, and I was nervous because she was big for her age so I had her birth certificate with me just in case. While we were never asked for it, at least once (that I remember) they asked her how old she was. She was able to answer truthfully because she was not quite 3, but had she not been I wouldn't think she would lie and say 2, once she turned 3 she was way too proud and excited to say 2 anymore. You need to be prepared for them to ask (I hear it happens a lot more now,) and to get charged for him.

The OP is just sad - and a reflection of what is wrong with society. Corporations do not exist without the people (stockholders) that own them. So, yes, everytime you steal from a corporation you are, in fact, stealing from a person.

To why I quoted the above person, after your post and the posts of others on this thread, I'm starting to worry that people will think I am a liar like the OP. We are going to Disney in a couple of weeks with my DDs who are 2 1/4 and 5 months. DD who is 2 is the size of an average 4 year old and lately when anybody asks her how old age is she says 3! For whatever reason, she just will not say she is 2. Looks like I may just have to carry her birth certificate in my pocket so that it is easily accessible.

JustAGirl
01-20-2010, 11:37 AM
I'm just not sure why folks have to get rude & snooty & even ugly when they answer these questions.

personally I wouldn't lie because I'm a bad liar. and if we ate at buffets I'll probably just say hey my son doesn't eat much can he just eat off my plate...if they say no..then I'll have no choice but to pay for him...I'm sure many of people do it especially at 3yrs old...I would just save up the money and go when you have it.

They just love a big bash fest I guess :confused3Whatever gets thier day rolling:rotfl: I just asked if anyone has done it I didnt ask anyone to question my morals or decision about it. At the end of the day if im going to do than ill do it if im not than I wont and i already said im not doing it simply because i dont want to do disney twice in one year but im sure the posts will keep coming attacking me .

JustAGirl
01-20-2010, 11:39 AM
The OP is just sad - and a reflection of what is wrong with society. Corporations do not exist without the people (stockholders) that own them. So, yes, everytime you steal from a corporation you are, in fact, stealing from a person.

To why I quoted the above person, after your post and the posts of others on this thread, I'm starting to worry that people will think I am a liar like the OP. We are going to Disney in a couple of weeks with my DDs who are 2 1/4 and 5 months. DD who is 2 is the size of an average 4 year old and lately when anybody asks her how old age is she says 3! For whatever reason, she just will not say she is 2. Looks like I may just have to carry her birth certificate in my pocket so that it is easily accessible.

Awww im so sad :guilty: :rolleyes1:lmao:

mom2val
01-20-2010, 11:45 AM
popcorn::

ncmickeyluvr
01-20-2010, 11:52 AM
No that is not stealing. I did not bag my own groceries someone else did. I did not notice i had the other woman's bag until I was home and i was not walking back out in the snow to hand them over a bag of groceries. I charged it to the game thanked the lord for my freebies and moved on .

Did it really never occur to you that you could have returned the items the next time you went to the grocery store??

Please explain what " charged it to the game" means?? That's way over my head. Also, I can assure you that the Lord had nothing at all to do with your freebies.

vroomagain
01-20-2010, 11:52 AM
Morals aside- I think Disney keeps the age of your children in their records. So you would have to keep up the lie for a long time if you decide to go back.

When we there a clouple weeks ago we took a side trip to a zoo with extended family. I was so used to Disney and the under 3 policy that I bought tickets for everyone but my son. DH asked me in the car after we left why I would lie to save a few bucks. It turns out that kids under 2 were free not 2 and under:headache: I still feel guilty, I couldn't imagine lying everyday we walked into the park.

pixiewings71
01-20-2010, 11:56 AM
No that is not stealing. I did not bag my own groceries someone else did. I did not notice i had the other woman's bag until I was home and i was not walking back out in the snow to hand them over a bag of groceries. I charged it to the game thanked the lord for my freebies and moved on .

It absolutely IS stealing. It doesn't matter who bagged your groceries, you did not return something you did not pay for, therefore you stole. You should have called the store, explained the situation and asked the manager how they wanted to handle it. I understand not wanting to walk in the snow but to say it's not stealing, well that's just lying.

As for lying about a child's age. Yes, people do it. It's dishonest, it's lying and stealing. I have not done that, my kids did not go to Disney until they were well over 3 so we paid. I wouldn't suggest you do it ever, but it's ultimately a choice that each person must make on their own.

And just to comment on the CM's asking the child how old they are, my DD13 would tell everyone she was already 3 when she was only 2, she was a big talker, very outspoken and acted older then she was, she was quite articulate and she told everyone she was 3. LOL If we had taken her to DLR then I would have made sure I had a copy of her birth certificate with me. LOL She was also a tiny little thing so that really confused people. :)

And to add an experience I personally had while trying to enter DCA, there was a family in front of me with 2 strollers, each parent was pushing a child, the Mom gave 2 tickets to the CM and the CM argued with them saying their children were NOT 3 or under and that they needed to buy admission for the kids. They eventually got in but it took a while and when she scanned our APs she said something to the effect of "loving those people who trying to cheat the system by getting their kids in free". Then she said "obviously not you guys, you've got the BIG APs." LOL We had Premiums with no blackout dates, those cost us a pretty penny. :) So yes, CMs will question if they think your child is too old to get in for free.

DisneyKT
01-20-2010, 11:59 AM
Lord, you've got to be a troll, right?:confused3

Yep, don't feed the troll. Karma baby Karma

kohlby
01-20-2010, 12:14 PM
We are going to Disney in a couple of weeks with my DDs who are 2 1/4 and 5 months. DD who is 2 is the size of an average 4 year old and lately when anybody asks her how old age is she says 3! For whatever reason, she just will not say she is 2. Looks like I may just have to carry her birth certificate in my pocket so that it is easily accessible.

My first was a huge child and no one has ever asked to see his birth certificate. I'm thinking they just look at tall DH and figure out that's why he looks so much older than he is. (I'm careful to not have him stand next to short me if he qualifies for a younger age thing). He went through a phase of telling people he was older than he was too. So I kept asking him over and over. The longer we played the game, the older he started saying he was - until he was a 2 year old telling everyone he was 6.

I was tiny growing up and my grandparents lied about my age all the time when they took us on trips. I remember being 12 and them saying I was 9 and I asked them in front of the business, "How old am I today?"

okeydokey
01-20-2010, 12:37 PM
They just love a big bash fest I guess :confused3Whatever gets thier day rolling:rotfl: I just asked if anyone has done it I didnt ask anyone to question my morals or decision about it. At the end of the day if im going to do than ill do it if im not than I wont and i already said im not doing it simply because i dont want to do disney twice in one year but im sure the posts will keep coming attacking me .

You already know that someone has done it because you yourself said you heard people do it. Your reason for posting was simply to stir the pot.

Zookeeperof4
01-20-2010, 12:54 PM
It is stealing if you kept this because in your own admission you said it was not your bag. Another person paid for it and you took it....thats a theif in my book.No that is not stealing. I did not bag my own groceries someone else did. I did not notice i had the other woman's bag until I was home and i was not walking back out in the snow to hand them over a bag of groceries. I charged it to the game thanked the lord for my freebies and moved on .

Zookeeperof4
01-20-2010, 01:02 PM
Wow...I had to get through this whole thing to just be irritated. That is the reason why companies like disney charge so high. People looking to get a freebie and try to get past the system. Its like the people who buy shoes at Kmart and then return them saying they didnt fit when the whole bottoms are wore off. Or the ladies who buy a dress for a wedding but keep the tags on it tucked in so it can be returned after the wedding...
My grandma used to say what goes around comes around...I hope the poster buys a lobster one day and forgets her bag letting the next person "charge it to the game.."

Mouse House Mama
01-20-2010, 01:50 PM
Sure, we do it all the time. I tell them my DH is 2 so I don't have to pay for him. Why should I pay for him? In fact I tell them all of us are 2 or under so we all get in for free. It's not like we are going to ride every ride anyway. Even if we did we are just taking the place of the people who don't.
I also bring some Disney Mugs I got at a garage sale in '91. I refill those puppies at every soda fountain. I paid for those mugs fair and square so I am going to reuse them. We also rent one room at the POP and we even bring the grandparents with us. We are a close family so 10 in a room is not a problem. Heck that bathub fits 2-3 people easily.
Oh- and did you see the pool over at the Grand Floridian? We usually swim over there. It is much less crowded than the POP and they even put all these fancy foods out on some of the hotel floors there! We never even have to pay for a meal!
I will give you all the tips! Just ask!




;):rotfl::laughing:

Prettyprincess317
01-20-2010, 03:21 PM
I'm NOT saying it's the right or honest thing to do, BUT is Disney going to go bankrupt if one (it's not like they can do it every year - the kid's only 3 once!) of their customers who I'm sure will spend waaay more than $300 on merchandise and food gets to save a couple of bucks just this one year? Please say I have no morals - I really don't care. I don't have ANY kids - so I pay full price - but if I had a 3 year old - I would probably say the same thing. Disney is expensive as it is. As much as I LOVE it - I have to say it can get pretty expensive especially when you add a couple of kids to the mix. Last August we brought my 2 nephews (12 + 13) with us and spent over 8k (this was NOT in a Disney resort!!!)! When just the two of us go - we spend maybe 3k. Almost triple what we spend alone! My sister can't even think of it with her 4 kids. I feel terrible. They should really make it more affordable and then people wouldn't resort to lying!:mad:

I read someones post that said "it's like stealing someone's bag", but in all reality that would mean Disney charging us $45 for a stuffed animal that they paid $1.95 for in China is pretty much the same thing ( I work in imports trust me). And YES in this economy that $300 might mean a LOT more to her than we think.

So NO I do not think it's the end of the world. I say do your thing and save your $300 this year cuz next year you won't have a prayer in the world if your kid is that big already, LOL

WeHeartMickey24/7
01-20-2010, 03:50 PM
We went last year with my son, 2 weeks before his birthday. I brought along his birth certificate with us for the plane ride because I was afraid that they would question his age due to his height. They did and, luckily, I had his birth certificate with us.

Personally, I would never do this to Disney and try to get one over. Why? Because the money they lose will eventually be passed down to their consumer....ME. I would also never do this to their employees. CM's already get paid peanuts and I feel bad that the majority of them do such a wonderful job and don't get to reap the rewards, so to speak.

If you want to take a trip and lie, go for it. I would never take a trip where I couldn't afford to BE HONEST. If I have to lie to save money, then I wouldn't go.

I firmly believe that what goes around comes around. ;)

Mouse House Mama
01-20-2010, 03:52 PM
I'm NOT saying it's the right or honest thing to do, BUT is Disney going to go bankrupt if one (it's not like they can do it every year - the kid's only 3 once!) of their customers who I'm sure will spend waaay more than $300 on merchandise and food gets to save a couple of bucks just this one year? Please say I have no morals - I really don't care. I don't have ANY kids - so I pay full price - but if I had a 3 year old - I would probably say the same thing. Disney is expensive as it is. As much as I LOVE it - I have to say it can get pretty expensive especially when you add a couple of kids to the mix. Last August we brought my 2 nephews (12 + 13) with us and spent over 8k (this was NOT in a Disney resort!!!)! When just the two of us go - we spend maybe 3k. Almost triple what we spend alone! My sister can't even think of it with her 4 kids. I feel terrible. They should really make it more affordable and then people wouldn't resort to lying!:mad:

I read someones post that said "it's like stealing someone's bag", but in all reality that would mean Disney charging us $45 for a stuffed animal that they paid $1.95 for in China is pretty much the same thing ( I work in imports trust me). And YES in this economy that $300 might mean a LOT more to her than we think.

So NO I do not think it's the end of the world. I say do your thing and save your $300 this year cuz next year you won't have a prayer in the world if your kid is that big already, LOL

If EVERY family did that it would cost WDW a lot of money. The bottom line is that is costs X amount of money to go to WDW. If you can't afford it then stay home and save more money. WDW is not a right.

Happiest mommy
01-20-2010, 03:54 PM
:stir: yup.

deerhart
01-20-2010, 04:35 PM
my oldest turns 10 33 days before our disney trip and we considered leaving his age at 9 (we normally go in August so it wouldn't screw up time frames with Disney), not to reduce the price (because the cost increase in tickets and dining plan doesn't matter) but just so he could still choose to eat off the kids menu (as he's going to be pretty limited on the adult menus). BTW my 9yo and 7 yo get constantly confused as twins

But we solved the issue by just taking a deep breath and recognizing we have a bit more flexibility and if all else fails we just ask for a kids meal anyway!

Prettyprincess317
01-20-2010, 04:40 PM
If EVERY family did that it would cost WDW a lot of money. The bottom line is that is costs X amount of money to go to WDW. If you can't afford it then stay home and save more money. WDW is not a right.

It's easy to say when you have money that it's "not a right", however, if you ask me every kid deserves to experience it. So just because their parents aren't loaded, shouldn't mean they can't enjoy it like the other "lucky" kids. If I owned Disney - I'd make a few "free" days per year for reasons just like this. This Give a Day Get a Day is a really awesome thing, BUT it's not for kids under 6 - so it still stinks by my standards because a baby can't earn his ticket. Saving money for a long time is easier said then done. Something always comes up. Always. I still think $300 is a lot of money to some people. For some $300 is their spending money - for others with deep pockets - they sneeze at that amount.

Anyway- obviously I don't own Disney, and I personally have no problem with money at this time in my life, but please people give the girl a break. She also mentioned that she would NOT be going this year due to money restrictions so she made the right choice. However, I personally would not condemn her if she went and let her kid have a good time for "free" if you can call it that with the prices they charge for everything else in the parks.

So okay - she made the right choice! Woo hoo - let's close down this discussion before it gets REAL ugly! :goodvibes

maxiesmom
01-20-2010, 04:51 PM
It's easy to say when you have money that it's "not a right", however, if you ask me every kid deserves to experience it. So just because their parents aren't loaded, shouldn't mean they can't enjoy it like the other "lucky" kids. If I owned Disney - I'd make a few "free" days per year for reasons just like this. This Give a Day Get a Day is a really awesome thing, BUT it's not for kids under 6 - so it still stinks by my standards because a baby can't earn his ticket. Saving money for a long time is easier said then done. Something always comes up. Always. I still think $300 is a lot of money to some people. For some $300 is their spending money - for others with deep pockets - they sneeze at that amount.



I don't have deep pockets, but that doesn't mean I feel entitled to take what I cannot afford to pay for. A trip to Disney World is a luxury, not a right. And while it would be nice if every family could go at least once, that is not the way it works. And most adults understand that.

C.Ann
01-20-2010, 04:51 PM
I was googling disney etc. One mom said she lied and said her child was 2 and she wasnt asked to produce a birth certficate. My ds turns 3 in August and we could probaly go again in Sept. if i said he was 2 . Id feel a lil guilty though....but i'd save aound $300 . Im pretty big so I could probaly say well look how big I am of course he's a little large look at his mama:lmao:

Wow I would'nt have done that. I would told ds to be quiet when mommy is talking to grown ups but than again I tend to have no conscience when it comes to big business and my saving a few bucks. Last week I went to the supermarket and I got home and noticed they gave me the lady in front of me grocery bag. I didnt take it back because I walked through the snow with my two kiddos all bundled up in a stroller.No way was I walking back to the store. I kept the groceries and charged it to the game. I was a lil giddy she had some nice stuff!:banana: Hopefully she went back to the supermarket and got the replacement ideas although it was her fault. She should've checked to make sure she had all her items. I got two packs of angus beef ball park franks , crystal lite to go , pack of steaks ,Lady Speed Stick deodorant and a bag of steak fries . Im not a bad person though I just think Disney and chain restaurants have more than enough money.

Character does'nt get you far in today's society sometimes you do what you got to do to get by and get over .I never stole from a store or a person but when I think of getting over at a place like Disney I would probaly try it once just to see if i could get away with it . Im not going to lie .

I can afford to go without lying but i'd rather lie and save my money and spend it on something else. Sure you all dont like it but it's done daily at DW im sure so im not going to beat myself up about it. I already said most likely I wont go back this year anyway so save the be a good person speech for someone has scruples:lmao:

Based on the posts - and the user name - I'm guessing 13 or 14 years old - at most.. No need to respond to the original question..

maxiesmom
01-20-2010, 04:53 PM
I also have to say I find it rather odd that the only poster to support the OP has the same join date as the OP, and very few posts too. Things that make you go hmmmmm.:surfweb:

Scurvy
01-20-2010, 05:10 PM
This thread is hilarious! :lmao: I've finally gotten through the whole thing - it's like a train wreck!- and I couldn't resist responding.

I'm NOT saying it's the right or honest thing to do, BUT is Disney going to go bankrupt if one (it's not like they can do it every year - the kid's only 3 once!) of their customers who I'm sure will spend waaay more than $300 on merchandise and food gets to save a couple of bucks just this one year? Please say I have no morals - I really don't care. I don't have ANY kids - so I pay full price - but if I had a 3 year old - I would probably say the same thing. Disney is expensive as it is. As much as I LOVE it - I have to say it can get pretty expensive especially when you add a couple of kids to the mix. Last August we brought my 2 nephews (12 + 13) with us and spent over 8k (this was NOT in a Disney resort!!!)! When just the two of us go - we spend maybe 3k. Almost triple what we spend alone! My sister can't even think of it with her 4 kids. I feel terrible. They should really make it more affordable and then people wouldn't resort to lying!:mad:

I read someones post that said "it's like stealing someone's bag", but in all reality that would mean Disney charging us $45 for a stuffed animal that they paid $1.95 for in China is pretty much the same thing ( I work in imports trust me). And YES in this economy that $300 might mean a LOT more to her than we think.

So NO I do not think it's the end of the world. I say do your thing and save your $300 this year cuz next year you won't have a prayer in the world if your kid is that big already, LOL

:rotfl:
I am fascinated by the way some people are able to justify immoral and unethical behavior.

If EVERY family did that it would cost WDW a lot of money. The bottom line is that is costs X amount of money to go to WDW. If you can't afford it then stay home and save more money. WDW is not a right.

:thumbsup2

It's easy to say when you have money that it's "not a right", however, if you ask me every kid deserves to experience it. So just because their parents aren't loaded, shouldn't mean they can't enjoy it like the other "lucky" kids. If I owned Disney - I'd make a few "free" days per year for reasons just like this. This Give a Day Get a Day is a really awesome thing, BUT it's not for kids under 6 - so it still stinks by my standards because a baby can't earn his ticket. Saving money for a long time is easier said then done. Something always comes up. Always. I still think $300 is a lot of money to some people. For some $300 is their spending money - for others with deep pockets - they sneeze at that amount.

Anyway- obviously I don't own Disney, and I personally have no problem with money at this time in my life, but please people give the girl a break. She also mentioned that she would NOT be going this year due to money restrictions so she made the right choice. However, I personally would not condemn her if she went and let her kid have a good time for "free" if you can call it that with the prices they charge for everything else in the parks.



I guess it's unfortunate for those poor kids that you don't own Disney. However, since those of us who do own it don't feel that Disney trips are a right, I guess kids are just going to have to do without until (or unless) their parents can manage to afford it. If it's important enough to their parents, I suspect they can find a way to save enough eventually.

Leajess99
01-20-2010, 06:54 PM
Wow I would'nt have done that. I would told ds to be quiet when mommy is talking to grown ups but than again I tend to have no conscience when it comes to big business and my saving a few bucks. Last week I went to the supermarket and I got home and noticed they gave me the lady in front of me grocery bag. I didnt take it back because I walked through the snow with my two kiddos all bundled up in a stroller.No way was I walking back to the store. I kept the groceries and charged it to the game. I was a lil giddy she had some nice stuff!:banana: Hopefully she went back to the supermarket and got the replacement ideas although it was her fault. She should've checked to make sure she had all her items. I got two packs of angus beef ball park franks , crystal lite to go , pack of steaks ,Lady Speed Stick deodorant and a bag of steak fries . Im not a bad person though I just think Disney and chain restaurants have more than enough money.

WOW is all I can say. How do you know that woman got her groceries replaced and sometimes when checking out people have other things on their mind to include trying to get away from the rude people trying to rush them. What a great example you are for your children. Regardless whether one has autism or not he may understand way more than you give him credit for. Very sad.

Leajess99
01-20-2010, 07:00 PM
Just not worth dealing with the troll.

donaldsgirl
01-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Good Lord people. Hop off the soapbox and retract the fangs and claws. This was a pretty funny thread...it is amazing how fast people can get so twisted up over something so ridiculous!! Thanks for the laugh:rotfl2::lmao::laughing:

KateMW
01-20-2010, 07:57 PM
I'm NOT saying it's the right or honest thing to do, BUT is Disney going to go bankrupt if one (it's not like they can do it every year - the kid's only 3 once!) of their customers who I'm sure will spend waaay more than $300 on merchandise and food gets to save a couple of bucks just this one year? Please say I have no morals - I really don't care. I don't have ANY kids - so I pay full price - but if I had a 3 year old - I would probably say the same thing. Disney is expensive as it is. As much as I LOVE it - I have to say it can get pretty expensive especially when you add a couple of kids to the mix. Last August we brought my 2 nephews (12 + 13) with us and spent over 8k (this was NOT in a Disney resort!!!)! When just the two of us go - we spend maybe 3k. Almost triple what we spend alone! My sister can't even think of it with her 4 kids. I feel terrible. They should really make it more affordable and then people wouldn't resort to lying!:mad:

I read someones post that said "it's like stealing someone's bag", but in all reality that would mean Disney charging us $45 for a stuffed animal that they paid $1.95 for in China is pretty much the same thing ( I work in imports trust me). And YES in this economy that $300 might mean a LOT more to her than we think.

So NO I do not think it's the end of the world. I say do your thing and save your $300 this year cuz next year you won't have a prayer in the world if your kid is that big already, LOL

IT'S STEALING AND WRONG. Plain and Simple. She shouldn't go if she has to lie to afford it. If you don't like the cost of the stuffed animal? Don't buy it, but don't use it to justify stealing. Also, you are not paying for the fabric, stuffing, etc. you are paying for the intellectual property that Disney owns...Mickey Mouse, etc.

KateMW
01-20-2010, 08:00 PM
I also have to say I find it rather odd that the only poster to support the OP has the same join date as the OP, and very few posts too. Things that make you go hmmmmm.:surfweb:

Who was that song by? Things that you make you go Hmm? Early 90's girl rap? Loved it!

DisneyBamaFan
01-20-2010, 08:02 PM
I was going to reply to the OP, but you ladies have me running :scared1: from this thread... :rotfl2:

disneybound31
01-20-2010, 09:37 PM
I can afford to go without lying but i'd rather lie and save my money and spend it on something else. Sure you all dont like it but it's done daily at DW im sure so im not going to beat myself up about it. I already said most likely I wont go back this year anyway so save the be a good person speech for someone has scruples:lmao:

You'd RATHER lie? I'm sure some people would RATHER kill their ex-husbands than deal with them...some people would RATHER sleep around than be faithful...some people would RATHER default on their mortgages than pay them each month...some people would RATHER step on others to get what they want instead of earning it...oh wait, that's you.

woodkins
01-21-2010, 06:19 PM
Based on the posts - and the user name - I'm guessing 13 or 14 years old - at most.. No need to respond to the original question..

Sadly this poster is for real & is a mother of 2 children. She was posting under another username about an upcoming disney trip "on a budget" and people turned on her after they found out she was paying for it with the extra $500 per month she is collecting off of public assistance. (no judgement here :sad2: just stating the facts). After a bunch of rude replies by many parties the thread was removed & the poster returned to the disboards under this new username.

My own opinion, taking something that isn't yours is stealing plain and simple. Whether it be a grocery bag that isn't yours or a day of Disney fun for a child over 3 yrs old. Imagine if everyone with a 3 year old did that. That is one of the reasons why Disney keeps increasing prices. If more people sneak their kids in for free we are picking up the tabe for them on our paid tix. Those kids are still taking up seats in shows, on rides etc. and lying to the buffets is even worse because you know those kids are eating the food too. Rules are there for a reason and are meant to be followed by all, not only by those with a moral compass.

Leajess99
01-21-2010, 10:38 PM
My kids only got to go for the 1st time in 2008 because I finally could manage to afford it. Thankfully Disney has offered some great deals for military and we have gotten to go back once since and are planning on another trip this year. Last year we saved extra hard to stay on property and this year we are looking at staying off site in a resort for more space since my son finally wants to go.

livndisney
01-21-2010, 11:45 PM
I was googling disney etc. One mom said she lied and said her child was 2 and she wasnt asked to produce a birth certficate. My ds turns 3 in August and we could probaly go again in Sept. if i said he was 2 . Id feel a lil guilty though....but i'd save aound $300 . Im pretty big so I could probaly say well look how big I am of course he's a little large look at his mama:lmao:

Of course people have done it, where do you think they get all those "dolls" in It's a Small World? Those are all the children of the parents who have lied and said they were two. The "parents" got caught and have taken up residence next door in the Haunted Mansion, and there is "always room for one more..........";)

yekcoh_99
01-22-2010, 02:50 AM
Let your conscience be your guide. :thumbsup2

That's funny

mjkacmom
01-22-2010, 08:14 AM
I didnt take it back because I walked through the snow with my two kiddos all bundled up in a stroller.No way was I walking back to the store. I kept the groceries and charged it to the game. I was a lil giddy she had some nice stuff!:banana: Hopefully she went back to the supermarket and got the replacement ideas although it was her fault. She should've checked to make sure she had all her items. I got two packs of angus beef ball park franks , crystal lite to go , pack of steaks ,Lady Speed Stick deodorant and a bag of steak fries . Im not a bad person though I just think Disney and chain restaurants have more than enough money.

I have never checked my shopping cart to make sure I have all of my stuff. I know that at our shoprite, all returned merchandise is tossed. Therefore, had you called, they probably would've told you to keep it. I'm sure the woman who actually paid for those groceries didn't remember each and every item that was missing from her order - would've been nice if you had told the store, so that she was assured of getting it all.

zeferjen
01-22-2010, 08:37 AM
wow. just wow.

KelnRon
01-22-2010, 08:52 AM
Last week I went to the supermarket and I got home and noticed they gave me the lady in front of me grocery bag. I didnt take it back because I walked through the snow with my two kiddos all bundled up in a stroller.No way was I walking back to the store. I kept the groceries and charged it to the game. I was a lil giddy she had some nice stuff!:banana: Hopefully she went back to the supermarket and got the replacement ideas although it was her fault. She should've checked to make sure she had all her items. I got two packs of angus beef ball park franks , crystal lite to go , pack of steaks ,Lady Speed Stick deodorant and a bag of steak fries . Im not a bad person though I just think Disney and chain restaurants have more than enough money.

W.O.W:confused:

I'm not even going to waste my time on this.

LSchrow
01-23-2010, 10:32 AM
No that is not stealing. I did not bag my own groceries someone else did. I did not notice i had the other woman's bag until I was home and i was not walking back out in the snow to hand them over a bag of groceries. I charged it to the game thanked the lord for my freebies and moved on .

and the one you were thanking was probably testing you.....

how do you think you did? :guilty:

Duckyiam71
01-23-2010, 06:46 PM
I would never do this. Now whenever I hear about people telling their kids to do things like this I think of the "Balloon Boy." He ratted his parents out in the end and now the parents are going to serve time. I know Disney would never take it this far but they could potentially make you pay for him. A pp stated they keep track of peoples ages, they sure do. We have not been since 2006 and they still had everything as it was back then. I could not enjoy myself knowing I could be busted for trying to save a few bucks. What kind of example are you setting? Just my 2 cents.