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mrsklamc
04-28-2011, 04:42 PM
I cruise to get AWAY from things that annoy me in real life - for example, obsessive media coverage of a completely irrelevant wedding. DCL is showing the royal nuptials on funnel vision tomorrow. If I were on board I would just do something else, but I wonder what percent of cruisers are really interested in watching this?

Dizpinfriend
04-28-2011, 04:48 PM
Personally, It wouldn't bother me.

It may be a gesture towards many of their staff who are from that part of the world. The wedding may be irrelevant to you, but to many of the Staff and Crew, I suspect it isn't.

mmouse37
04-28-2011, 05:09 PM
Personally, It wouldn't bother me.

It may be a gesture towards many of their staff who are from that part of the world. The wedding may be irrelevant to you, but to many of the Staff and Crew, I suspect it isn't.

Ditto....and I think many Americans may be interested in seeing some part of it...not necessarily the whole thing but I am sure people would stop to watch.

Heck, I am making my scones tonight and plan on getting up at 4:00 am to watch before I go to work!!

MJ

mrsklamc
04-28-2011, 05:16 PM
Yes, irrelevant is purely my opinion- obviously everyone does not agree or it would not be all over the news. Just wondering what the % breakdown is.

flexsmom
04-28-2011, 05:31 PM
Of course, the wedding is also at 7am EST or something like that, so it isn't like they'll be pre-empting regular programming on the big screen! There usually isn't anything on quite that early, if memory serves. I'll bet there is a much larger crowd at the pool VERY early tomorrow morning while the sun comes up......could be kind of cool!

moomy-san
04-28-2011, 05:44 PM
I felt the same way about superbowl on our cruise. Don't hate me 'cause i said it, I'm just speaking from the heart. In my opinion it was excessive and loud. If they had broadcast it only in the lounges and the special event room (like Studio Sea)I think that would have been sufficient. If you wanted to watch Superbowl soooo badly... why would you book a cruise for that Sunday?

aan1701
04-28-2011, 05:59 PM
I cruise to get AWAY from things that annoy me in real life - for example, obsessive media coverage of a completely irrelevant wedding. DCL is showing the royal nuptials on funnel vision tomorrow. If I were on board I would just do something else, but I wonder what percent of cruisers are really interested in watching this?

I could not agree with you more. I wish you made WHO CARES choice cause that is the one I would vote for.

sissy_ib
04-28-2011, 06:14 PM
I don't think it belongs on funnelvison, but I wouldn't have a problem with it if it was up there. I think it would be more appropriate to just show it on TV but jmho. :)

pixie08
04-28-2011, 06:21 PM
I wouldn't care either way.

MinnNice
04-28-2011, 06:22 PM
It's a fairy tale wedding - you're on a fairy tale boat - it's a perfect fit!

A lot of people are interested. If you don't happen to be one of them, there are a million other things to do. :) No harm, no foul.

~Dani~
04-28-2011, 06:38 PM
I cruise to get AWAY from things that annoy me in real life - for example, obsessive media coverage of a completely irrelevant wedding. DCL is showing the royal nuptials on funnel vision tomorrow. If I were on board I would just do something else, but I wonder what percent of cruisers are really interested in watching this?

The same percentage as those that are obsessed with making sure they watch the superbowl or any other sporting event while on their cruise. Just because it doesn't interest you doesn't mean it won't be of interest to someone else.

Shell54
04-28-2011, 06:38 PM
I'd like to see what (and who) the bride's wearing so I said yes.

La2kw
04-28-2011, 06:55 PM
I don't watch the cartoons they play all day long on that thing anyway, but I still think it shouldn't be shown on the funnelvision. What are all the kiddies supposed to watch? A boring wedding? Can't they show it elsewhere?

Michele1377
04-28-2011, 06:56 PM
I voted yes - not because I am overly into the whole royal thing, but b/c I do think it is a historical event and I do think that all of the ritual that goes along with this sort of thing is entertaining.
I don't get into the political part of it, I don't care about British politics/policies/economy - not for any other reason than I do not live there and it does not affect me personally.
I think it is great that Disney made an activity out of it - and a hoot that they are serving English treats to those who will go up to view the wedding -

~Dani~
04-28-2011, 07:01 PM
I don't watch the cartoons they play all day long on that thing anyway, but I still think it shouldn't be shown on the funnelvision. What are all the kiddies supposed to watch? A boring wedding? Can't they show it elsewhere?

I guarantee that there will be more people watching the wedding than I've ever seen kids watching the cartoons. And we're talking a couple of hours, not the entire cruise.

motherofallfans
04-28-2011, 08:46 PM
It's a fairy tale wedding - you're on a fairy tale boat - it's a perfect fit!

A lot of people are interested. If you don't happen to be one of them, there are a million other things to do. :) No harm, no foul.

How can it be lost on everyone that a young woman is marrying her Prince - for real!!? Does nobody remember Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella?

It's all well and good to say you're not interested/fed up with all the coverage but it pales in comparison to OJ and Anna Nicole Smith's ad nauseum coverage.

skoi
04-28-2011, 09:25 PM
How can it be lost on everyone that a young woman is marrying her Prince - for real!!? Does nobody remember Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella?

It's all well and good to say you're not interested/fed up with all the coverage but it pales in comparison to OJ and Anna Nicole Smith's ad nauseum coverage.

Agree with both of these sentiments. And really- her family may have money, but her father made it (if I recall correctly) from hard work, and now she's marrying her prince- literally. A nice modern fairy tale.

I voted yes, though I won't be waking up to watch it. I'll catch it later in bits and pieces. We don't watch the big screen much, but it would be something different from watching the same movies again.

PoohJen
04-28-2011, 09:33 PM
I voted Yes because it's a major media event, so go ahead and show it. I wouldn't watch it, but it wouldn't bother me if people did. Just like I'd expect the World Series, SuperBowl or even Monday Night Football to be available.

Isn't the wedding on in the wee wee hours for American timezones anyway?

KSDisneyDad
04-28-2011, 09:38 PM
I didn't vote, but I'm glad that DCL is doing this. I like how they broadcast special events on the Arielvision screen. We watched the Denver Broncos on Monday Football on our second cruise. It was a great experience to know you're watching a live football game outdoors while sailing through the night toward Grand Cayman!

Why begrudge others who want to enjoy it these experiences?

kcashner
04-28-2011, 10:33 PM
I'll take a room on the ship any day...no matter what is showing on the big screen...over mowing my lawn, cleaning house, etc.

TLSnell1981
04-28-2011, 11:22 PM
This is a real life fairytale. Princess Diana's son is marrying, the love of his life. I think, many of us, want to see a happy ending. I watched Diana's wedding and wouldn't miss William and Kate's.

livie1205
04-29-2011, 08:01 AM
I think its a good idea...I think its sooooo funny people can be crazy about pretend disney princesses and not care at all about a real fairytale :) She makes a stunning princess!

Anal Annie
04-29-2011, 08:24 AM
I don't think it's really anything to get your panties all twisted up in a wad over. I actually think the senitment that it shouldn't be broadcast is a little bit selfish. There are plenty of other things to do if you're not interested in it and I think from the poll results there are plenty of people who ARE interested. I think it's a nice gesture from DCL for those who ARE interested in watching it. I'd have more interest in watching the wedding than a sporting event. If they're gonna show those kind of things then why not a big worldwide social event. :confused3

mmouse37
04-29-2011, 08:29 AM
Anyone out there hear anything from anyone onboard on how it was received this morning onboard....did many people watch? What did they serve??

MJ

mrsklamc
04-29-2011, 03:28 PM
I don't think it's really anything to get your panties all twisted up in a wad over. :confused3

I don't think anyone did....I specifically said, "I'd just do something else."

I'm just a little baffled that so many people are interested.

As to the 'real life fairy tale- this is JUST my personal opinion as to how it sits with me, no reason to get ticked at me for it, as I'm entitled to my opinion just as you are yours... It's lost the fairy tale appeal at this point. My personal opinion, you're free to think differently-- is that it's not very princely to make your bride wait so long that she's being mocked as 'waity Katey.'

K8T
04-29-2011, 03:52 PM
Well I would.

In the UK, it is actually quite a big deal for us here. If I was cruising Disney, or indeed any line, I would want to see what is happening back home.

I have no interest in American Baseball, Soccer or the Superbowl, whatever they call it, but have to suffer that throughout our cruises!!

Plenty to do if you don't want to watch a real life Prince marry his girl!

Kate

mrsklamc
04-29-2011, 04:14 PM
Well I would.

In the UK, it is actually quite a big deal for us here. If I was cruising Disney, or indeed any line, I would want to see what is happening back home.


I know there are lots of UK DCL cruisers...I was just curious about overall percentage of interest. There were lots of complaints on the DCL facebook post but often the complainers are in the minority.

Funny though..a British friend on facebook claimed that people in the UK weren't as interested, it was the Americans who were blowing it out of proportion!

K8T
04-29-2011, 04:33 PM
I know there are lots of UK DCL cruisers...I was just curious about overall percentage of interest. There were lots of complaints on the DCL facebook post but often the complainers are in the minority.

Funny though..a British friend on facebook claimed that people in the UK weren't as interested, it was the Americans who were blowing it out of proportion!

I would say those not interested in the events today are a minority, they don't object to the day off work though!!!! ;) I don't believe there has been as much build up prior to the event here as there has been in the US.

Kate

Anal Annie
04-29-2011, 07:04 PM
I don't think anyone did....I specifically said, "I'd just do something else."

I'm just a little baffled that so many people are interested.

As to the 'real life fairy tale- this is JUST my personal opinion as to how it sits with me, no reason to get ticked at me for it, as I'm entitled to my opinion just as you are yours... It's lost the fairy tale appeal at this point. My personal opinion, you're free to think differently-- is that it's not very princely to make your bride wait so long that she's being mocked as 'waity Katey.'

Your first sentence said:

"I cruise to get AWAY from things that annoy me in real life - for example, obsessive media coverage of a completely irrelevant wedding."

Which to ME sounded like you were perturbed that they would have the nerve to do such a thing as tie up the big screen when you obviously thought they should've been showing anything BUT the wedding. I don't understand why it would bother you so much that you would start a thread about it.

As far as them taking their time to get married...they're still YOUNG for goodness sake! Hopefully they took their time to be SURE it was the right move rather than just getting married becasue it was the thing to do. I admire them for doing it in their own time and not just to suit the royal family or anybody else. I'm sure William didn't want his marriage to end up like his parents which seemed a bit mis-matched from the get-go. :rolleyes1

My personal interest in the royal wedding comes from the fact that I got up with my Mom to watch Diana's wedding 30 years ago...maybe you're too young to remember that one. :confused3 She and I shared the same birthdate and I was absolutely fascinated that she was only 19 at the time and that she was DOING this whole huge marriage to a prince thing at such a young age. It was such a huge event. Then when she died I had just had my DS and it was the week before I had to return to work and it was so sad to see the boys left like that. With a Dad who seemed cold and indifferent to me. And I was a new Mom myself so it was just sad to watch. Maybe I'm just old school to feel that it was right to watch today too. :confused3

Cerberus9
04-29-2011, 07:25 PM
I must confess that this thread has amused me to no end.

The thought that someone would complain because *Disney* was showing a fairy-tale wedding in which a princess marries her Prince Charming is just too deliciously ironic for words.

Kind if reminds me of a certain story where (a) wicked step-sister(s) tried to prevent the same sort of thing...
:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

mrsklamc
04-29-2011, 07:38 PM
Your first sentence said:

"I cruise to get AWAY from things that annoy me in real life - for example, obsessive media coverage of a completely irrelevant wedding."

Which to ME sounded like you were perturbed that they would have the nerve to do such a thing as tie up the big screen when you obviously thought they should've been showing anything BUT the wedding.

Wow. I actually said that if I were cruising I would just do something else. You just wrote that what I said 'sounded to you' like...a whole bunch of things I didn't even remotely say.

Something doesn't have to 'bother me so much to start a thread about it.' As I've said, I was just curious how much interest there actually was.

Also said it wasn't princely behavior in my opinion to wait 8 years before getting married. I was very clear that that is my opinion.

mrsklamc
04-29-2011, 07:45 PM
The thought that someone would complain because *Disney* was showing a fairy-tale wedding in which a princess marries her Prince Charming is just too deliciously ironic for words.

Kind if reminds me of a certain story where (a) wicked step-sister(s) tried to prevent the same sort of thing...
:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

I didn't complain, I was wondering whether there was interest, I don't find him at all charming, and...

The last part is just a ridiculous, and quite frankly a bit of a personal attack, which is against DIS rules.

Anal Annie
04-29-2011, 08:17 PM
Wow. I actually said that if I were cruising I would just do something else. You just wrote that what I said 'sounded to you' like...a whole bunch of things I didn't even remotely say.

Something doesn't have to 'bother me so much to start a thread about it.' As I've said, I was just curious how much interest there actually was.

Also said it wasn't princely behavior in my opinion to wait 8 years before getting married. I was very clear that that is my opinion.

I copied that from your very first post. That was how you started your thread. First sentence. I realize you said you would do something else. But you sounded annoyed to me that you'd have to do that.

But whatever. I watched the wedding. Wasn't on the ship but I would've if I was there. You don't have to like it. Glad you had something else to do that was "better".

mrsklamc
04-29-2011, 08:27 PM
I copied that from your very first post. That was how you started your thread.

Yes, you copied my first sentence. And then wrote "Which sounded to me like...." which was a whole bunch of things that had nothing to do with what I said.

I'm glad you watched the wedding and liked it. My 'better thing to do" was SLEEP. I'd no idea it was so early when I started this thread. Kinda makes the whole thing moot. I'm sure the vast majority of people who were awake onboard at the time were either up to watch, or working.

Unsubscribing now, anyway, because I'm stunned at the number of people who think 'I don't get the hype.' is something to get defensive about, and attack me for.

dunnhorn
04-29-2011, 08:31 PM
We had the final game of the NCAA basketball championships when we were on the Dream in April. I believe they played the game in the sports bar and it was packed. My philosophy is - whatever - if I don't want to watch it, there are tons of other things to do!

mmouse37
04-29-2011, 09:51 PM
I really can't believe there is arguing about this....it is crazy.

Closing this thread.

MJ