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disneyfreak212
08-10-2012, 03:58 PM
Hi all,

I have what I think is a major complaint about the Disney Resorts. Now you all may think this complaint is minor but to me, this really bothers me.

Now I'm going to try and not toot my own horn, but I'm a Disney World addict. My visit there a couple weeks ago was my 21st overall. Every year when I go, we stay in a Walt Disney World Resort.

Besides the parks and sometimes including the parks, depending on how the day went, one of my favorite things to do is sit in my room and watch the Disney theme park commercials. Some of my favorites included the ones for Mickey's Philharmagic and Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba. Watching them always made me feel like I was home for some reason.

With all the excitement of seeing these commercials, I couldn't wait to see which Disney commercials would be shown this year. The first day I get there, I turn in the TV in anticipation. As I'm watching, what do I see? A commercial for the next UFC event. What???????? In my confusion, it suddenly dawns on me. Disney recently partnered with DirectTv and thus Disney is now showing DirectTv's commercials. MAJOR FAIL.

First of all, if I was a parent, I wouldn't want my kids seeing commercials for UFC or any of the other commercials they showed which included Joe Theisman talking about his prostate.

Second of all, one of Disney's biggest money makers is the Disney Vacation Club. In the past, I've seen commercials for the Vacation Club. Wouldn't you think Disney would want to keep those in order to try and sell arguably there most expensive product?

Am I the only one who's complaining about this or are there others? If anything, does anyone know where I can get these commercials from the past? I've tried Mousebits and YouTube with very minimal results. Thank you!

smitch425
08-10-2012, 04:03 PM
Hi all,

I have what I think is a major complaint about the Disney Resorts. Now you all may think this complaint is minor but to me, this really bothers me.

Now I'm going to try and not toot my own horn, but I'm a Disney World addict. My visit there a couple weeks ago was my 21st overall. Every year when I go, we stay in a Walt Disney World Resort.

Besides the parks and sometimes including the parks, depending on how the day went, one of my favorite things to do is sit in my room and watch the Disney theme park commercials. Some of my favorites included the ones for Mickey's Philharmagic and Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba. Watching them always made me feel like I was home for some reason.

With all the excitement of seeing these commercials, I couldn't wait to see which Disney commercials would be shown this year. The first day I get there, I turn in the TV in anticipation. As I'm watching, what do I see? A commercial for the next UFC event. What???????? In my confusion, it suddenly dawns on me. Disney recently partnered with DirectTv and thus Disney is now showing DirectTv's commercials. MAJOR FAIL.

First of all, if I was a parent, I wouldn't want my kids seeing commercials for UFC or any of the other commercials they showed which included Joe Theisman talking about his prostate.

Second of all, one of Disney's biggest money makers is the Disney Vacation Club. In the past, I've seen commercials for the Vacation Club. Wouldn't you think Disney would want to keep those in order to try and sell arguably there most expensive product?

Am I the only one who's complaining about this or are there others? If anything, does anyone know where I can get these commercials from the past? I've tried Mousebits and YouTube with very minimal results. Thank you!

Honestly, I have no problem with Disney adding more tv channels to the resort tvs. If you see something on a channel that you do not like, just turn the channel. Unless your children never watch anything but the Disney Channel at home, I don't see the issue with non-Disney commercials. It is a business, not a bubble. :confused3

Reddy
08-10-2012, 04:05 PM
can I complain too??
I want the cartoons back on
you know the channel where they played the same ones over & over again?? it was great to watch before going to sleep & getting dressed in the mornings - we would leave it there the whole trip

wendypooh
08-10-2012, 04:05 PM
This should be fun!!!! popcorn::


** EDIT - I enjoyed the cartoon channel too - I love the old disney cartoons, too bad they stopped that - but, in the evening, they DO have the story time and usually a movie. :)

smitch425
08-10-2012, 04:07 PM
Seems that OP asked the same question about the old commercials in April of 2011. I'm guessing the year and a half long search didn't yield any results.

*Fantasia*
08-10-2012, 04:08 PM
Same here.. If there is something I don't like on TV, I change the channel, simple as that. No biggie.

disneyfreak212
08-10-2012, 04:12 PM
Honestly, I have no problem with Disney adding more tv channels to the resort tvs. If you see something on a channel that you do not like, just turn the channel. Unless your children never watch anything but the Disney Channel at home, I don't see the issue with non-Disney commercials. It is a business, not a bubble. :confused3

I have no problems with the channels. You're right, if there's something on that I don't agree with, I'll change it. I just think from a marketing perspective, Disne would want to promote themselves as much as possible.

wendypooh
08-10-2012, 04:14 PM
I have no problems with the channels. You're right, if there's something on that I don't agree with, I'll change it. I just think from a marketing perspective, Disne would want to promote themselves as much as possible.

Honestly, on our last trip in May - I felt the entire TV was OVER saturated with Disney self promotion.......... just my opinion.

disneyfreak212
08-10-2012, 04:22 PM
Honestly, on our last trip in May - I felt the entire TV was OVER saturated with Disney self promotion.......... just my opinion.

In what way?

vicki_c
08-10-2012, 04:25 PM
I always feel that way - that there were too many Disney channels - the parks, the cruises, DVC. I'm happy they added more channels even if they come with standard commercials (it's not like the regular channels they had before didn't have those same type of commercials - Viagra and all).

Missytara
08-10-2012, 04:32 PM
I always feel that way - that there were too many Disney channels - the parks, the cruises, DVC. I'm happy they added more channels even if they come with standard commercials (it's not like the regular channels they had before didn't have those same type of commercials - Viagra and all).

When I was there last year, One of the CM's was telling me in the lounge about the change in the TV channels, due to the demand of the guests that not enough variety was offered. It is always easier with more choices tyan you need because you always choose to turn it off.

So I agree, let them add more choices for us to enjoy or shut off the tv.

sharadoc
08-10-2012, 05:21 PM
I hated those Cirque de Soleil commercials EVERY break, so I'm fine with outside world commercials. I always wondered if they were the commercials for inside the resorts, or if they were the local geographic area commercials, they were trying to get the locals to come for one or two events, rather than a vacation.

Last summer, all we could watch all day was Phineas and Ferb or the oldtimey TV channel, Good Life. We watched My Three Sons. Looking forward to more choices this time.

Sammie
08-10-2012, 05:26 PM
I was glad to see the addition of the new channels. On rainy days, it got old watching the same thing over and over.

goofyintoronto
08-10-2012, 06:12 PM
can I complain too??
I want the cartoons back on
you know the channel where they played the same ones over & over again?? it was great to watch before going to sleep & getting dressed in the mornings - we would leave it there the whole trip

OMG ME TOO!!!!! I miss those cartoons! for petesake we're in disney, why wouldnt they show the classic cartoons? why? I dont get it. :(


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Justin Jett
08-10-2012, 06:51 PM
Personally, I think there are too many park information channels and not enough regular channels.

goofyintoronto
08-10-2012, 06:57 PM
Personally, I think there are too many park information channels and not enough regular channels.

Aint that the truth!! Annoying.


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disneyfreak212
08-10-2012, 07:46 PM
Personally, I think there are too many park information channels and not enough regular channels.

Ok, I guess I'm in the minority on this one. Just to be clear. I'm not upset that they have more channels on WDW TV. I just miss the commercials promoting various WDW attractions.

canopynut66
08-10-2012, 07:52 PM
write guest services direct

ErinsMommy
08-10-2012, 07:54 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but last thing I do when I'm at WDW is turn on the tv. :confused3

Justin Jett
08-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Ok, I guess I'm in the minority on this one. Just to be clear. I'm not upset that they have more channels on WDW TV. I just miss the commercials promoting various WDW attractions.

I love Stacey, but a little bit of Stacey goes a long way.

disneychic2
08-10-2012, 08:01 PM
We don't turn the tv on either. Well, I may sneak a peak at Stacy's show when DH is in the shower.:rolleyes1 But, seriously OP, if that is the only complaint you have from your trip, I'd say it was a fabulous trip!;)

kerplop
08-10-2012, 08:09 PM
Someone tell me they still have the Japanese channel? One of my best memories on our last trip is my mom and partner and I sitting in our room late at night, exhausted and delirious, making up stories to go along with the video.

disney212
08-10-2012, 08:10 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but last thing I do when I'm at WDW is turn on the tv. :confused3

I am in the same category as you. I do not think we turned the TV on at all during our last visit. We check the weather on our phone so no need to turn on the TV.

Tamdude
08-10-2012, 08:14 PM
I love Stacey, but a little bit of Stacey goes a long way.

:rotfl2: Totally agree!

Justin Jett
08-10-2012, 08:42 PM
:rotfl2: Totally agree!

Stacey is awesome.....in doses. :)

tinkerbellybutton
08-10-2012, 08:44 PM
it got old watching the same thing over and over.

I agree! As soon as we get in the room on check in day my kids turn on "Disney TV". After a day or two of hearing Stacy, or the DVC channel, while getting ready for the parks, and before we go to bed, I'm already tired of it. Having more "regular" channels to choose from is a plus in my book. As for the commercials....it's nothing different than what my kids see on TV at home. :confused3

sokerfrog
08-10-2012, 09:02 PM
I personally love the station that has lists the "things to do at Disney"...and it repeats the same thing over and over and over......

I usally end up with over half of it memorized by the time we leave as it's usually the only channel we turn on. :happytv:

mebbradley
08-10-2012, 09:25 PM
Personally....I don't turn on the tv enough to give a crap what commercials are on.

BubMunkeyBles
08-10-2012, 09:30 PM
Sounds better than listening to the annoying brunette chick and her annoying voice...

DisneyNic
08-10-2012, 09:43 PM
We didn't have our TV on enough for it to matter. I never even saw Stacey.

Sue M
08-11-2012, 12:07 AM
Sorry to hear they don't have the old cartoons anymore. Hope they still have the old tv show channel! I do watch the TV while I'm getting ready in the morning, and when in bed before dozing off at night. Also watch the weather channel esp in Aug! Want to know if any storms are on the way :eek:

cluvsdisney
08-11-2012, 05:36 AM
I am beyond thrilled Disney has more tv channel options no way am I am complaining about having too many options. Turn the channel or turn it off if someone doesn't like the options.

somesong2sing
08-11-2012, 06:24 AM
Seems that OP asked the same question about the old commercials in April of 2011. I'm guessing the year and a half long search didn't yield any results.

:lmao:

hysterical

KatieKat
08-11-2012, 07:08 AM
Do they still have the all Stacey all the time channel?

We always liked watching that! We pretty much had it on all the time, as backround noise.

AJKMOM
08-11-2012, 08:50 AM
can I complain too??
I want the cartoons back on
you know the channel where they played the same ones over & over again?? it was great to watch before going to sleep & getting dressed in the mornings - we would leave it there the whole trip

What Reddy says! I loved channel 96 and the old cartoons. We now have to hope they are playing in the resort lobby, and also hope there aren't a ton of kids around, and DS is autistic and likes it quiet to enjoy "Mickeys Trailor". :rotfl2:

bitohoney
08-11-2012, 10:25 AM
Seems that OP asked the same question about the old commercials in April of 2011. I'm guessing the year and a half long search didn't yield any results.

3 1/2 years. His 1st post says he's been looking for 2 years! Does sound a bit fishy doesn't it? :scratchin

CampbellScot
08-11-2012, 10:58 AM
Do they still have the all Stacey all the time channel?

We always liked watching that! We pretty much had it on all the time, as backround noise.

There is a new "Stacy show". :sad: I mean if we are complaining here, let's bring back the old Stacy show!!! Her outfits were absolutely HYSTERICAL. The kids would turn her on in the morning as we were getting ready and it was always the perfect start to the day. I found old Stacy on Youtube. I watch her when i'm having a bad day. Cheers me up every time!!pixiedust:

;)

disnut8
08-11-2012, 11:37 AM
Someone tell me they still have the Japanese channel? One of my best memories on our last trip is my mom and partner and I sitting in our room late at night, exhausted and delirious, making up stories to go along with the video.

Yes, they still do. They have several foreign channels. I don't think those will ever go away because of amount of visitors from certain countries.

cjsm&d
08-11-2012, 11:59 AM
The Op is correct. I think the complaint is very minor. I would much rather have more channel options.

In fact, we love all the WDW ads and videos the first couple of days of our trips there, but get tired of it by mid-stay.

More IS better IMO! :thumbsup2

eliza61
08-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Hi all,

I have what I think is a major complaint about the Disney Resorts. Now you all may think this complaint is minor but to me, this really bothers me.

Now I'm going to try and not toot my own horn, but I'm a Disney World addict. My visit there a couple weeks ago was my 21st overall. Every year when I go, we stay in a Walt Disney World Resort.

Besides the parks and sometimes including the parks, depending on how the day went, one of my favorite things to do is sit in my room and watch the Disney theme park commercials. Some of my favorites included the ones for Mickey's Philharmagic and Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba. Watching them always made me feel like I was home for some reason.

With all the excitement of seeing these commercials, I couldn't wait to see which Disney commercials would be shown this year. The first day I get there, I turn in the TV in anticipation. As I'm watching, what do I see? A commercial for the next UFC event. What???????? In my confusion, it suddenly dawns on me. Disney recently partnered with DirectTv and thus Disney is now showing DirectTv's commercials. MAJOR FAIL.

First of all, if I was a parent, I wouldn't want my kids seeing commercials for UFC or any of the other commercials they showed which included Joe Theisman talking about his prostate.

Second of all, one of Disney's biggest money makers is the Disney Vacation Club. In the past, I've seen commercials for the Vacation Club. Wouldn't you think Disney would want to keep those in order to try and sell arguably there most expensive product?

Am I the only one who's complaining about this or are there others? If anything, does anyone know where I can get these commercials from the past? I've tried Mousebits and YouTube with very minimal results. Thank you!

Disney is responding to guest request for some thing else besided 24/7 disney (and please don't use the excuse of "your in disney").

As a parent it's nearly impossible for any place to be 24/7 child friendly to every parent. If there are things on the tube that you don't want your kids to see, pop in a movie or turn the thing off.

minnie mum
08-11-2012, 12:34 PM
[QUOTE=disneyfreak212;45782562]
I have what I think is a major complaint about the Disney Resorts. Now you all may think this complaint is minor but to me, this really bothers me.

Am I the only one who's complaining about this or are there others? QUOTE]

Seriously, if this is your idea of a major complaint, then consider yourself as living a charmed life. Yes, it would appear that you're pretty much out there on your own.

ctl
08-11-2012, 12:51 PM
personally, I would be thrilled if Stacey had been replaced from the WDW commercial/infomercial. She has a "Flo" vibe for me. (Yes, zflo the creepy lady from the car insurance commercials). But, if you don't like the other channels, then turn them over, or ignore them. I try to ignore stacey, by switching her off.:beach:

wendypooh
08-11-2012, 01:06 PM
3 1/2 years. His 1st post says he's been looking for 2 years! Does sound a bit fishy doesn't it? :scratchin


I have what I think is a major complaint about the Disney Resorts. Now you all may think this complaint is minor but to me, this really bothers me.

Am I the only one who's complaining about this or are there others?

Seriously, if this is your idea of a major complaint, then consider yourself as living a charmed life. Yes, it would appear that you're pretty much out there on your own.

LOL - This is a MAJOR Complaint................. Really??? :rotfl2:

This is EXACTLY why I said this would be fun and started eating my popcorn!!! I notice he hasn't been back in awhile either................ :scratchin

I admit, we turn on the TV in the AM while getting ready or cooking breakfast - and our son used to watch the cartoons......... then they took them off - now we usually listen to the "whats going on at disney today" channel - regardless, I still stand by my previous post that in my opinion the TV is OVER saturated with DISNEY self promotion - how in the world anyone could NOT think that is beyond me!!! Anywhooooo - back to my popcorn.............. popcorn::

mariamouse
08-11-2012, 03:40 PM
personally, I would be thrilled if Stacey had been replaced from the WDW commercial/infomercial. She has a "Flo" vibe for me. (Yes, zflo the creepy lady from the car insurance commercials). But, if you don't like the other channels, then turn them over, or ignore them. I try to ignore stacey, by switching her off.:beach:

Don't mind Flo, but Stacey is literally the WORST. :crazy2:

disneyfreak212
08-11-2012, 03:47 PM
3 1/2 years. His 1st post says he's been looking for 2 years! Does sound a bit fishy doesn't it? :scratchin

Needless to say, I've been looking for a while. Ha ha.

disneyfreak212
08-11-2012, 03:50 PM
personally, I would be thrilled if Stacey had been replaced from the WDW commercial/infomercial. She has a "Flo" vibe for me. (Yes, zflo the creepy lady from the car insurance commercials). But, if you don't like the other channels, then turn them over, or ignore them. I try to ignore stacey, by switching her off.:beach:

See, that would be interesting. Put commercials on that station instead of Stacy. Now we're getting somewhere.

disneyfreak212
08-11-2012, 03:55 PM
[QUOTE=disneyfreak212;45782562]
I have what I think is a major complaint about the Disney Resorts. Now you all may think this complaint is minor but to me, this really bothers me.

Am I the only one who's complaining about this or are there others? QUOTE]

Seriously, if this is your idea of a major complaint, then consider yourself as living a charmed life. Yes, it would appear that you're pretty much out there on your own.

Yes, I do live a charmed life. I'm blessed. :)

disneyfreak212
08-11-2012, 03:57 PM
Do they still have the all Stacey all the time channel?

We always liked watching that! We pretty much had it on all the time, as backround noise.

Background noise. That's what I'm talking about!

disneyfreak212
08-11-2012, 04:00 PM
What Reddy says! I loved channel 96 and the old cartoons. We now have to hope they are playing in the resort lobby, and also hope there aren't a ton of kids around, and DS is autistic and likes it quiet to enjoy "Mickeys Trailor". :rotfl2:
Yea, they don't play cartoons in our lobby anymore. They now show Disney Channel bubble gum sitcom garbage.

darkwing818
08-11-2012, 04:22 PM
Personally, I think there are too many park information channels and not enough regular channels.

AMEN....:cool1:

anonymousegirl
08-11-2012, 07:02 PM
I rarely even turn on my TV. I'm at WDW and I want to be out there, enjoying the parks, the resorts, or DTD.
HAving said that, if I feel like watching something, I'll use my laptop or iPad and watch something I brought from home.

jvptravels
08-12-2012, 02:25 AM
Besides the parks and sometimes including the parks, depending on how the day went, one of my favorite things to do is sit in my room and watch the Disney theme park commercials.

I'm with you, 100%. There's nothing I like to do more than spend thousands of dollars on a vacation so I can sit in my hotel room and watch television commercials about the place I have spent thousands of dollars to visit.

:rotfl2::happytv::rotfl2::happytv::rotfl2::happytv :

hsmamato2
08-12-2012, 08:30 AM
can I complain too??
I want the cartoons back on
you know the channel where they played the same ones over & over again?? it was great to watch before going to sleep & getting dressed in the mornings - we would leave it there the whole trip

Now I miss those....my kids used to watch them non stop! now you can only see them in the lobbies...I actually bought dvd's of those oldies for memories sake,my teens still watch them!

hsmamato2
08-12-2012, 08:33 AM
I understand what OP said about the missing stuff on the tv....we don't watch much while on vacation,but I always left either the cartoons or the Stacy loop for background noise....I don't know why,but I love it....sadly my youngest still has a thing for 'fish and chips' in the UK from those loops.....:rotfl2: we're usually too tired and busy for regular tv watching anyway.....:cool1:

Eliza32
08-12-2012, 08:37 AM
Hmmmmm......Disney 'expert'.....been a member on here at least 18 months......only 10 posts to date......I smell a troll!

k&a&c'smom
08-12-2012, 08:57 AM
While I wouldn't call it a major complaint, I am a little sad that WDW is now like any other vacation destination when it comes to TV viewing. I know we are in the minority, most people couldn't stand the minimal TV selection, but it was nice to get away from all the talk, talk, talk of the normal daily routine. We were among the few who never understood the need for a larger TV in the room, lol.

We rarely ever watch TV in the World, but while in our room we would put on the Zip-a-dee-do-dah Tip of the Day (long gone), cartoons on 96 or the resort channel with the cute Disney music while we prepared for the day, or for bed in the evening. It's the sound track I hear in my head when I think of trips to the World. I hope the resort channel at least is still there, we'll be disappointed if it is gone, too.

We LIKED being in the Disney bubble, a major reason for going to WDW so often was the ability to block out the real world for a while.:cloud9:

*Fantasia*
08-12-2012, 08:59 AM
Hmmmmm......Disney 'expert'.....been a member on here at least 18 months......only 10 posts to date......I smell a troll!

Maybe an impostor who wants attention and couldn't get attention under their real screen name. Who signs up with the DIS just to have a "Major Complain" as their first post? Who does that? ...and the major is definitely a minor. I'm sure it didn't put a dent or ruin the troll's trip.

rock_doctor
08-12-2012, 10:14 AM
Am I the only one who's complaining about this

Yep, we fought to get a better selection of tv channels. Out of the million of visitors a year i suspect those who would complain are a very small portion.

JerseyJanice
08-12-2012, 10:42 AM
I can't believe that anything about the TV in WDW would qualify as a major complaint to someone, but different strokes and all that. ;)

And trust me on this, OP, when/if you become a parent, UFC commercials won't even be a blip on your radar.

TheRatPack
08-12-2012, 10:52 AM
LOL, well we're the strange birds in the group I suppose. My kids LOVE all the park tour, DVC...etc channels. My teenage daughter even watches the Disney park tours on Netflix LOL when we're at home.

We don't have cable at home, and we're not in the room too much anyway to watch TV. Still it wouldn't be Disney without some Disney'esque channels :) to check out in the morning or when we're winding down at night.

disneyfreak212
08-12-2012, 01:34 PM
While I wouldn't call it a major complaint, I am a little sad that WDW is now like any other vacation destination when it comes to TV viewing. I know we are in the minority, most people couldn't stand the minimal TV selection, but it was nice to get away from all the talk, talk, talk of the normal daily routine. We were among the few who never understood the need for a larger TV in the room, lol.

We rarely ever watch TV in the World, but while in our room we would put on the Zip-a-dee-do-dah Tip of the Day (long gone), cartoons on 96 or the resort channel with the cute Disney music while we prepared for the day, or for bed in the evening. It's the sound track I hear in my head when I think of trips to the World. I hope the resort channel at least is still there, we'll be disappointed if it is gone, too.

We LIKED being in the Disney bubble, a major reason for going to WDW so often was the ability to block out the real world for a while.:cloud9:

YES! See? This person understands! I LIKE being in a bubble in Disney World. You'd see things that you would never see ANYWHERE else. It made Disney World SPECIAL. Now, in that regard, that magic is gone. Major props to this person. YOU GET IT!

disneyfreak212
08-12-2012, 01:39 PM
LOL, well we're the strange birds in the group I suppose. My kids LOVE all the park tour, DVC...etc channels. My teenage daughter even watches the Disney park tours on Netflix LOL when we're at home.

We don't have cable at home, and we're not in the room too much anyway to watch TV. Still it wouldn't be Disney without some Disney'esque channels :) to check out in the morning or when we're winding down at night.

Thank you. You get it too. :)

maxiesmom
08-12-2012, 02:14 PM
YES! See? This person understands! I LIKE being in a bubble in Disney World. You'd see things that you would never see ANYWHERE else. It made Disney World SPECIAL. Now, in that regard, that magic is gone. Major props to this person. YOU GET IT!

I think many people get it, we just don't agree with you. It is easy enough for you to keep the tv shut off, or switch channels if you don't like what is on. If I was stuck in the room with a sick child, or because of the weather, I would appreciate having more than just Disney cartoons or Stacey on.

As it is during our stay in March I had to throw a TV coup to put something, anything on, besides Austin and Ally.:headache:

mariamouse
08-12-2012, 02:47 PM
While I wouldn't call it a major complaint, I am a little sad that WDW is now like any other vacation destination when it comes to TV viewing. I know we are in the minority, most people couldn't stand the minimal TV selection, but it was nice to get away from all the talk, talk, talk of the normal daily routine. We were among the few who never understood the need for a larger TV in the room, lol.

We rarely ever watch TV in the World, but while in our room we would put on the Zip-a-dee-do-dah Tip of the Day (long gone), cartoons on 96 or the resort channel with the cute Disney music while we prepared for the day, or for bed in the evening. It's the sound track I hear in my head when I think of trips to the World. I hope the resort channel at least is still there, we'll be disappointed if it is gone, too.

We LIKED being in the Disney bubble, a major reason for going to WDW so often was the ability to block out the real world for a while.:cloud9:

I could not agree more, k&a&c'smom! I love to be immersed in the Disney bubble 24/7 while I'm there.

Just wish they would replace Stacey with someone else, though. ;)

Justin Jett
08-12-2012, 03:27 PM
Hmmmmm......Disney 'expert'.....been a member on here at least 18 months......only 10 posts to date......I smell a troll!

The OP is from "Beyond the Castle"

Justin Jett
08-12-2012, 03:32 PM
I think many people get it, we just don't agree with you. It is easy enough for you to keep the tv shut off, or switch channels if you don't like what is on. If I was stuck in the room with a sick child, or because of the weather, I would appreciate having more than just Disney cartoons or Stacey on.

As it is during our stay in March I had to throw a TV coup to put something, anything on, besides Austin and Ally.:headache:

The OP's website has a wheelchair symbol in the logo. He may not have a sick child, but he may be disabled himself.

maxiesmom
08-12-2012, 04:21 PM
The OP's website has a wheelchair symbol in the logo. He may not have a sick child, but he may be disabled himself.

I guess I don't understand what you are trying to say with this.

All I'm is that I would appreciate more channels to watch, and more so if I were stuck in the room. It is easy enough for people who don't want to watch tv to turn it off.

Justin Jett
08-12-2012, 04:29 PM
I guess I don't understand what you are trying to say with this.

All I'm is that I would appreciate more channels to watch, and more so if I were stuck in the room. It is easy enough for people who don't want to watch tv to turn it off.

I agree with you 100%.

I apologize if I came across wrong, I was just saying that it may be that the OP spends time in the room due to a medical issue or something.

maxiesmom
08-12-2012, 04:36 PM
I agree with you 100%.

I apologize if I came across wrong, I was just saying that it may be that the OP spends time in the room due to a medical issue or something.

No, you didn't come off wrong. I was just a bit confused by the comment, that is all. But thanks for explaining.:)

Justin Jett
08-12-2012, 04:48 PM
No, you didn't come off wrong. I was just a bit confused by the comment, that is all. But thanks for explaining.:)

I could have worded my statement better.:)

k&a&c'smom
08-12-2012, 05:10 PM
I could not agree more, k&a&c'smom! I love to be immersed in the Disney bubble 24/7 while I'm there.

Just wish they would replace Stacey with someone else, though. ;)

LOL - I agree with that for sure. We are not fans of Stacey, which again puts us in the minority! Well, it used to, more people seem to be losing the love for her style.;)

Justin Jett
08-12-2012, 05:28 PM
LOL - I agree with that for sure. We are not fans of Stacey, which again puts us in the minority! Well, it used to, more people seem to be losing the love for her style.;)

Stacey has not aged in 16 years.

k&a&c'smom
08-12-2012, 06:06 PM
Stacey has not aged in 16 years.

:rotfl::rotfl:

GATORinaZ28
08-12-2012, 07:12 PM
Hmmmmm......Disney 'expert'.....been a member on here at least 18 months......only 10 posts to date......I smell a troll!

I dont see the poster as a troll...I see someone with a complaint that they are perfectly allowed to have. Many don't agree with the complaint which is fine too.

And don't subscribe to the "low post count and long history, so a troll" theory. I created a login at wdwmagic over a year ago and haven't posted with it.

lauritagoddess
08-12-2012, 07:21 PM
There is a new "Stacy show". :sad: I mean if we are complaining here, let's bring back the old Stacy show!!! Her outfits were absolutely HYSTERICAL. The kids would turn her on in the morning as we were getting ready and it was always the perfect start to the day. I found old Stacy on Youtube. I watch her when i'm having a bad day. Cheers me up every time!!pixiedust:

;)

I miss old Stacy too! My son loves to leave the tv on the "Stacy show" as he calls it all the time when we're at the resort. We used to love when she would name the countries in Epcot and then say "yummy, yummy, yummy" or when she'd go through the donut in Rock N' Roller Coaster. They took all the fun parts of the show. Although we'll be there in 2 weeks and I'm sure I can look forward to 8 days of the Stacy show.

disneyfreak212
08-12-2012, 08:53 PM
Hi all,

I thought I'd reply and further explain myself.

First off, I'm not a troll. I don't know exactly what that is, but I know I'm not one.

Yes it is true that I originally posted on here to see if anyone knew where I could obtain those videos of WDW commercials. I did that because I knew someone who posted some videos of what I wanted onto Youtube. If you have any knowledge of Youtube, you know that Youtube videos are originally uploaded from a computer file. However, the person I saw that had the videos I wanted would not tell me where he obtained the files. This is why I posted on this board for any further information.

Why am I posting now? The answer is very simple. I have my very own Walt Disney World blog. It's called beyondthecastleblog.com.

I've been very blessed in being in contact with Justin Jett. He has helped me so much in attempting to grow my blog. A blog in which I hope to have become my business one day. One of the many tips Justin gave me is to become active on this board. I thought I would take him up on his advice and voice a complaint I had.

As far as my complaint goes, let me explain further. I have no problem with the expansion of channels. What I miss are simply the WDW commercials like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y01J...4162F459CC76D4 That's all I'm saying.

I hope I explained myself enough. I look forward to reading responses regarding this topic. Have a magical day!

Kevin
www.beyondthecastleblog.com
www.facebook.com/beyondthecastleblog

Maddie's Nana
08-12-2012, 09:42 PM
I dont see the poster as a troll...I see someone with a complaint that they are perfectly allowed to have. Many don't agree with the complaint which is fine too.

And don't subscribe to the "low post count and long history, so a troll" theory. I created a login at wdwmagic over a year ago and haven't posted with it.

I am so glad you posted your comments. I couldn't understand why some posters were being so nasty. I agree that the poster is allowed to have a complaint whether I agree with him/her or not. As for being a troll - what is wrong with that? I didn't post any comments on this board for almost a year after joining. I was just gathering as much information as I could and enjoying the help and friendliness of the majority of posters.

disneyfreak212
08-12-2012, 10:01 PM
I am so glad you posted your comments. I couldn't understand why some posters were being so nasty. I agree that the poster is allowed to have a complaint whether I agree with him/her or not. As for being a troll - what is wrong with that? I didn't post any comments on this board for almost a year after joining. I was just gathering as much information as I could and enjoying the help and friendliness of the majority of posters.

Thank you. :)

rock_doctor
08-13-2012, 08:46 AM
A troll is somebody who comes on and posts a comment or question with the intention of starting a fight.

A lurker is somebody who has a membership (or not) and reads the posts but does not comment.

We fought so hard to get Disney to add those channels that even the idea that they could get rid of them and make some happy (plus save money) made some defensive (myself included).

DIS is a huge forum with over 40 million posts and several hundreds of thousands of active members. Disney does read this forum and we suspect they float comments to see the potential reactions of their guests.

Since you are a new member I hope you plan to stick around and while this thread immediately went off the rails, we do welcome you and we are happy to have you here. If you assume the average DIS member has been going to Disney for 20 yrs then this forum has a collective membership of over 81.7 million years of experience... They can answer just about any question you may have...

Lastly, good luck with your blog. I hope it works out for you. I suspect out of the +400k DIS members some will have what you are looking for. I know i have many of those promotional videos Disney use to send out going way back into the early 80s. So what you want is out there but to get it will be difficult. The person will have to digitize it and that is a lot of work.

Maddie's Nana
08-13-2012, 09:22 AM
A troll is somebody who comes on and posts a comment or question with the intention of starting a fight.

A lurker is somebody who has a membership (or not) and reads the posts but does not comment.

We fought so hard to get Disney to add those channels that even the idea that they could get rid of them and make some happy (plus save money) made some defensive (myself included).

DIS is a huge forum with over 40 million posts and several hundreds of thousands of active members. Disney does read this forum and we suspect they float comments to see the potential reactions of their guests.

Since you are a new member I hope you plan to stick around and while this thread immediately went off the rails, we do welcome you and we are happy to have you here. If you assume the average DIS member has been going to Disney for 20 yrs then this forum has a collective membership of over 81.7 million years of experience... They can answer just about any question you may have...

Lastly, good luck with your blog. I hope it works out for you. I suspect out of the +400k DIS members some will have what you are looking for. I know i have many of those promotional videos Disney use to send out going way back into the early 80s. So what you want is out there but to get it will be difficult. The person will have to digitize it and that is a lot of work.

Very nice comment - also thanks for clearing up troll/lurker definition. I always thought they meant the same thing.

were45
08-13-2012, 09:52 AM
I am also happy to see the troll/lurker thing explained. I asked about it once myself but still didn't really understand.

Maybe they aren't classified as a troll but I think it's kinda creepy that people get so invested in WDW and these boards that they even go back and research how long or how often others are on the boards. (Wouldn't someone who only hangs out on these boards and replies constantly all day every day be a little bit odd themselves? I'm just saying....)

I joined this site to gather information for our trip (I don't even know when I joined or how often I've posted, look it up, you silly ones). I check in periodically in preparation for our upcoming trip, which is only the 3rd in my entire life. Even though Disney is not one of the most important things in my life, I accept that it is to some others (my own brother and his family included). I try not to judge. But freaking out on someone because their opinion differs from your own is very sad and makes me wonder if some posters need to find some other interests.

I think that sociologists (sp? If I spelled it wrong does that make me a troll, or just stupid?) should study these boards. Lots to learn about human nature here.

somesong2sing
08-13-2012, 10:10 AM
I am also happy to see the troll/lurker thing explained. I asked about it once myself but still didn't really understand.

Maybe they aren't classified as a troll but I think it's kinda creepy that people get so invested in WDW and these boards that they even go back and research how long or how often others are on the boards. (Wouldn't someone who only hangs out on these boards and replies constantly all day every day be a little bit odd themselves? I'm just saying....)

I joined this site to gather information for our trip (I don't even know when I joined or how often I've posted, look it up, you silly ones). I check in periodically in preparation for our upcoming trip, which is only the 3rd in my entire life. Even though Disney is not one of the most important things in my life, I accept that it is to some others (my own brother and his family included). I try not to judge. But freaking out on someone because their opinion differs from your own is very sad and makes me wonder if some posters need to find some other interests.

I think that sociologists (sp? If I spelled it wrong does that make me a troll, or just stupid?) should study these boards. Lots to learn about human nature here.



:goodvibes

agree. I come one here to look things up, answer a few questions or give suggestions but never to be hateful, mean, or rude. Im defintiley glad that I am not labled either one of those terms.

mariamouse
08-13-2012, 10:14 AM
I am also happy to see the troll/lurker thing explained. I asked about it once myself but still didn't really understand.

Maybe they aren't classified as a troll but I think it's kinda creepy that people get so invested in WDW and these boards that they even go back and research how long or how often others are on the boards. (Wouldn't someone who only hangs out on these boards and replies constantly all day every day be a little bit odd themselves? I'm just saying....)

I joined this site to gather information for our trip (I don't even know when I joined or how often I've posted, look it up, you silly ones). I check in periodically in preparation for our upcoming trip, which is only the 3rd in my entire life. Even though Disney is not one of the most important things in my life, I accept that it is to some others (my own brother and his family included). I try not to judge. But freaking out on someone because their opinion differs from your own is very sad and makes me wonder if some posters need to find some other interests.

I think that sociologists (sp? If I spelled it wrong does that make me a troll, or just stupid?) should study these boards. Lots to learn about human nature here.

Just wanted to say that, even as a longtime DIS member and self-professed DIS addict, I could not agree more. The bolded paragraph above made me laugh. ::yes::

minnie mum
08-13-2012, 10:51 AM
I am also happy to see the troll/lurker thing explained. I asked about it once myself but still didn't really understand.

Maybe they aren't classified as a troll but I think it's kinda creepy that people get so invested in WDW and these boards that they even go back and research how long or how often others are on the boards. (Wouldn't someone who only hangs out on these boards and replies constantly all day every day be a little bit odd themselves? I'm just saying....)

I joined this site to gather information for our trip (I don't even know when I joined or how often I've posted, look it up, you silly ones). I check in periodically in preparation for our upcoming trip, which is only the 3rd in my entire life. Even though Disney is not one of the most important things in my life, I accept that it is to some others (my own brother and his family included). I try not to judge. But freaking out on someone because their opinion differs from your own is very sad and makes me wonder if some posters need to find some other interests.

I think that sociologists (sp? If I spelled it wrong does that make me a troll, or just stupid?) should study these boards. Lots to learn about human nature here.

FYI, since you joined this site to gather information yet are so quick to judge the motivations of others, anyone (including yourself) can see when you joined and how often you have posted simply by looking at the information under your Dis name on any post that you make. One doesn't have to be some kind of online stalker to know that information.

And further, disagreeing with someone's opinion does not constitute 'freaking out'. Voicing said disagreement also does not constitute 'freaking out'. It is called discussion. As in Discussion Boards. But I do agree that sociologist's would have a field day analyzing said discussion boards. Your spelling is fine. Poor spelling doesn't make you a troll (I thought you said that you had learned the definition of the word). It just makes you a person who doesn't know how to use spell-check.

smitch425
08-13-2012, 11:02 AM
I am also happy to see the troll/lurker thing explained. I asked about it once myself but still didn't really understand.

Maybe they aren't classified as a troll but I think it's kinda creepy that people get so invested in WDW and these boards that they even go back and research how long or how often others are on the boards. (Wouldn't someone who only hangs out on these boards and replies constantly all day every day be a little bit odd themselves? I'm just saying....)

I joined this site to gather information for our trip (I don't even know when I joined or how often I've posted, look it up, you silly ones). I check in periodically in preparation for our upcoming trip, which is only the 3rd in my entire life. Even though Disney is not one of the most important things in my life, I accept that it is to some others (my own brother and his family included). I try not to judge. But freaking out on someone because their opinion differs from your own is very sad and makes me wonder if some posters need to find some other interests.

I think that sociologists (sp? If I spelled it wrong does that make me a troll, or just stupid?) should study these boards. Lots to learn about human nature here.

Clearly this is directed at me. For the record, when OP started this thread, it was his 2nd post. I clicked his screen name and "find more posts" to see if his first post was made on the same day.I did this to see if he was a pot stirrer or not. He wasn't, and therefore I responded to his post with my opinion. I do not assume someone is a "troll" because of their low post count. I will use the features of this site to make my personal assessment. Calling me "creepy" was rude, but frankly, I would rather be "creepy" than instantly judgemental. :thumbsup2

ETA: the "instantly judgemental" comment was about ME, not the poster I quoted. :goodvibes

jvptravels
08-13-2012, 11:19 AM
A troll is somebody who comes on and posts a comment or question with the intention of starting a fight.

A lurker is somebody who has a membership (or not) and reads the posts but does not comment.


Using terms like "troll" or "lurker" is the same as name callng. It is disrespectful, and not allowed on these boards, if I understand the rules correctly. Some people ask questions that elitist Disney fans might find stupid. So that person is a troll, and just looking to start a fight? I've been on and off these boards for more than a decade. For the most part, I just read stuff here, because I find 90% of the content on these boards to be comedic. But call me a lurker, and I'll respond in a way that will most-certainly get me banned like thousands before me.

Maddie's Nana
08-13-2012, 11:23 AM
OK enough already. Maybe we can all play nice now. :) One of the things I love about these boards are the nice friendly helpful people. Can't we go back to that??

vicki_c
08-13-2012, 11:24 AM
Such silliness. Lurker is not an offensive term by any stretch. It's a description of a fact. Someone who hangs around the boards, but doesn't really post. I don't believe there are any value judgments contained in that word unless it's being used the wrong way.

ocean134
08-13-2012, 11:37 AM
When I was there last year, One of the CM's was telling me in the lounge about the change in the TV channels, due to the demand of the guests that not enough variety was offered. It is always easier with more choices tyan you need because you always choose to turn it off.

So I agree, let them add more choices for us to enjoy or shut off the tv.

On the same vein, I was thinking the same thing. We've had some trips where the weather was pretty cruddy and sometimes it was nice to be able to hang out in the rooms but our tv options were pretty slim. I'm kinda liking that there will be more channels.

ocean134
08-13-2012, 11:49 AM
I miss old Stacy too! My son loves to leave the tv on the "Stacy show" as he calls it all the time when we're at the resort. We used to love when she would name the countries in Epcot and then say "yummy, yummy, yummy" or when she'd go through the donut in Rock N' Roller Coaster. They took all the fun parts of the show. Although we'll be there in 2 weeks and I'm sure I can look forward to 8 days of the Stacy show.

I miss those parts too! "Water park wedgies are free with admission!"

Now, Stacey is just doing the must do's. *SIGH*

minnie mum
08-13-2012, 11:52 AM
Using terms like "troll" or "lurker" is the same as name callng. It is disrespectful, and not allowed on these boards, if I understand the rules correctly. Some people ask questions that elitist Disney fans might find stupid. So that person is a troll, and just looking to start a fight? I've been on and off these boards for more than a decade. For the most part, I just read stuff here, because I find 90% of the content on these boards to be comedic. But call me a lurker, and I'll respond in a way that will most-certainly get me banned like thousands before me.

Bull cookies. Calling someone (or yourself) a lurker is no more derogatory or disrespectful than calling someone a newbie. It is an accepted descriptive and impunes no one. Calling someone a troll OTOH can be risky, and is sometimes hard to prove, but is hardly libelous, and ordinarily shouldn't be taken personally. Sometimes trolls aren't trying to start a fight. Sometimes they just crave attention. Sometimes they want to spice up an otherwise boring day by posting a subject that will stir debate. Some trolls are actually hilarious and can make a visit to the Dis a lot of fun. So let those panties untwist, former lurker.

were45
08-13-2012, 02:30 PM
FYI, since you joined this site to gather information yet are so quick to judge the motivations of others, anyone (including yourself) can see when you joined and how often you have posted simply by looking at the information under your Dis name on any post that you make. One doesn't have to be some kind of online stalker to know that information.

And further, disagreeing with someone's opinion does not constitute 'freaking out'. Voicing said disagreement also does not constitute 'freaking out'. It is called discussion. As in Discussion Boards. But I do agree that sociologist's would have a field day analyzing said discussion boards. Your spelling is fine. Poor spelling doesn't make you a troll (I thought you said that you had learned the definition of the word). It just makes you a person who doesn't know how to use spell-check.

Thanks for explaining where I can find that posting info - never even noticed it before!
As for the meaning of troll - I had asked but never quite understood. It is certainly clear to me now. :hippie:
I shall stick to the threads about best resort room/bldg locations, good counter service options, and other less 'hot button' threads which is where I happily belong. Best wishes to all!
Thanks for the spell check tip, but I like to live on the edge