View Full Version : Only my fellow DISers will understand this

11-10-2004, 04:07 PM
My cousin and his wife and 3 children just returned from the world (for those interested they said it was crowded) but I was eager to hear where they stayed and find out how they liked it. I asked them where they stayed.....and THEY REPLIED "I DUNNO....BEACH, OR THE SOMETHING BEACH OR THE BEACH SOMETHING" Well, immediately my right hand stopped my left hand from boppin them on the head, I regained composure and used probing questions...turns out it was THE BEACH CLUB and they had a great time. Just had to vent!:crazy:

11-10-2004, 05:41 PM
Isn't it incredible? I work in a public library, so I get the questions about the Disney guidebooks. It amazes me how people just let the planning go to the last minute.

Then there's me, who keeps up on everything. They probably think I'm the strange one! Please.. don't let me get started on the "you're going to Disney World again? comments.

11-10-2004, 06:42 PM
If they didn't even know the name of the hotel, I can't imagine all the things they missed out on. My sister-in-law and her family went down - didn't matter where they stayed and they just wandered around the parks at their leisure. Now they've seen it and they will not be going back - go figure.......:rolleyes:

11-10-2004, 06:43 PM
:laughing: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Too funny!!!

11-10-2004, 09:05 PM
Now I understand that not everybody is a WDW fanatic (like us)...But my only question would be, How did they know which bus to get on to get back to their resort? :p

11-11-2004, 05:01 AM
No one on my wife's side of the family can understand my love for Disney. I was talking to my brother-in-laws mom and she was going with her other son and wanted some tips. I went into my view on the attractions how to use fast pass, the resorts and the bus system (pretty basic stuff) and my other brother-in-law started laughing at how I knew all this stuff and made the remark that if I put this energy into college I would have had my PHD by now.

Another funny one is when we went last August my father-in-law said: Your going again, didn't you go 4 years ago.

My mother's friend said I don't understand how people can go back after seeing it once, what is there to do?

Most of my friends get a kick out of my Disney love, but totally don't understand it. During my last trip I went for 10 days and all my friend's wife kept saying was how could you stay for 10 days, there isn't that much stuff to do. Can't you see it all in a couple of days.

I already said I'm going back this year and everyone had a baffled look on their faces. They all think I'm a little crazy about how much I enjoy this place, and all I can say is if this makes me crazy, then put me in a looney bin because crazy is great. Disney is a state of mind and being a good parent means never forgetting what it's like to be a kid.

Disney forever.::MinnieMo ::MickeyMo :earsboy:

11-11-2004, 06:16 AM
Originally posted by DepCor0311
Now I understand that not everybody is a WDW fanatic (like us)...But my only question would be, How did they know which bus to get on to get back to their resort? :p

11-11-2004, 07:26 AM
We've been to DL in CA and DL in Paris but haven't been to WDW yet (I was there in the 70s). So DH thinks it's totally creepy when I talk to people who've just returned from the World and I'm asking them all of these DETAILED questions about their resorts and generally knowing more about the place than the people who just returned!

11-11-2004, 08:18 AM
I remember when my Uncle and his family went to Disney - he said the only reason he was going was because over the years he had got fed up of hearing from us how great it was and decided to see for himself.

So anyway, when he got back we were really excited to hear everything - his wife said 'we know you might like it but it's not all that' ...yes, i could feel myself getting really angry until we asked what they'd actually done, to which there response was 'it was too hot most days so we stayed in the pool at the villa' .... enough said!

11-11-2004, 09:17 AM
My friend and her family said they did Magic Kingdom in 4 hours! :rolleyes:
When I tell her we spend many days there and still haven't seen everything , she doesn't get it.

My feeling is, it's their loss!:D

11-11-2004, 09:56 AM
All I can sy is it is their loss............More available rooms for those of us who appreciate it.........LOL......

11-11-2004, 10:21 AM
My husband and I just got back, and I am amazed that with all of the information available in books, on the internet, etc. that we still see so many people standing right inside the turnstiles looking at a map with that confused look on their faces!

We first went as a family over 10 years ago armed only with Birnbaum, a very early edition of the Unofficial Guide, and the early beginnings of RADP on the net. While it was commando style for the first few trips, at least we were prepared!!!!

11-11-2004, 10:25 AM
It's amazing isn't it?

Get this, I asked a friend who just went to Epcot for the first time how he liked it. He said, and I quote: "I didn't like it. All you do is ride through these buildings and see these exhibits."

And I'm friends with this guy because??????..........

I'm glad I GET IT.


11-11-2004, 10:28 AM
We went in July and in August and now are going again in April. My SIL said "What is wrong with you can't you go anywhere esle? LOL
Some people just don't get the magic!!:hyper:

11-11-2004, 10:31 AM
My family thinks of WDW as the ultimate "all inclusive" resort. We never leave Disney property, we don't even rent a car! We always stay at one of the deluxes so we can "feel the magic" 24/7! WDW is the easiest vacation we go on because they make it sooooo easy for families (kid friendly food, tons to do, great pools, shows, rides, shopping.....)

We do non-Disney vacations on our off year (we go every other year to WDW) which we always enjoy and think it is important to show our country to our children but when the Disney trip rolls around I give a big sigh of relief.... so easy.

Have a nice day fellow dis'ers!:sunny:

11-11-2004, 10:36 AM
My friend went for the first time ever. So weeks before, I wrote him a list of all of my favorites and must do's. I also took the time to explain everything to him about the transportation and fast passes and so on. Anyway, when he came back, he hadnt done anything. He waited in line for an hour and a half for the tommorow land cars (whatever they are called). I was stunned!! I asked if he did ToT, R&RC, MS, things like that, "NOPE" :earseek: He did hit SM and SM, but still didnt enjoy himself. He didnt hit PI at all, or even DD for that matter. He just stayed in his hotel and swam in the pools. This is on a 6 day trip!!

I wanted to smack him in head!:yo-yo:

11-11-2004, 10:37 AM
Yep, believe or not there are folks out there that don't get the Disney Magic :earseek: My MIL and FIL are prime examples. My DW, kids and I have been to WDW 5 times in the past 4 years including twice this year and they always comment... you're going AGAIN :crazy:

Oh well, some people can't get enough of the beach, we can't get enough of the mouse! :p

11-11-2004, 12:51 PM
I know the same feeling! My aunt and uncle are going for their kids (my cousins' (5 & 7)) first trip. Once I heard they were staying on property and booked thru Disney I had to teach them everything! They are staying at the Pop Century! They just left today! :) I may get to see them on Sunday, too! Can't wait to see them on Wednesday!


11-11-2004, 01:33 PM
Yes, there are those that get it and those that don't. Someone once told me "don't know why you don't like DCL, there is no casino" Ah, but THAT is a great reason to like DCL

Best analogy - trying to impress inlaws years ago, got them Ambrosia chocolate - imported choc, special nuts (heavenly) - waited for their response as they tasted it...MIL says "tastes like a Hersey bar"

I think this whole thread explains why some people post that they have a terrible time, but when you read the details it doesn;t seem that obvious

11-11-2004, 01:56 PM
Now I'm nervous.....

My last trip to Disney was in 1990 (honeymoon) and to be honest with you all--neither one of us really liked it that much. BUT---we this was before the internet for us and we had no previous knowledge of the place. We went to WDW, Epcot and MGM and felt we saw pretty much everything there was to see. We did not stay on property.

Sooooooooooo, to make a long story short---we are going this April with our 4 year old son, staying on property and after reading this post I'm having anxiety.

I purchased a couple of the 2005 Disney books--like the unofficial guide I think it is and another one and have read one completely and half way through the other one----but am I going to be able to remember all of this information when I get there?

Right now I am at the point where I am feeling overwhelmed and basically just want to go and enjoy ourselves without killing ourselves trying to do and see everything (or as much as we can).

A couple posts on here said that they helped first timers with lists of things to do and see. Would you be able to fix me up with a list of must see things to do and see? I'm afraid now that just after reading these books that I really don't know where to start.

I picture all of us standing in the middle of the park all in a fluster and not knowing which way to turn---and I also picture us coming home and being bummed out that I had forgotten to add certain things to the list. Does anybody know where I'm coming from on this??

Thanks for any help.

11-11-2004, 01:57 PM
This is definitely my hot button issue. I get the same thing from my parents and inlaws! For years (mid 70's) we lived in FL and were daytrippers to MK. Really enjoyed it too. But we never stayed onsite, did the shows, or went to the restaurants. Too much money I was told. Well, that was fine - loved it anyway.

Then I took my family (1996) for the first time and was a daytripper (Christmas week, mind you). Still loved it! Then - the shocker - discovered these boards - HELLO! Found out there was a whole unexplored "World of Disney" that I could never even have dreamed existed. Totally opened my eyes.

So we've stayed onsite now and I'm HOOKED. Still haven't seen or done it all and probably won't be able to. But even now, I can't get over how much MORE enjoyable WDW is when you stay onsite and eat in a few of those restaurants. Don't forget those water parks either.

I think the real problem here is not us - the Disneyphiles - but the others. They don't research or put any effort into their vacations. They expect everything to be almost FREE or conform to prices from 1978! It's so unbelievable how hostile to Disney some are. Where is their spirit of adventure? Because that's what Disney is - an adventure.

11-11-2004, 02:30 PM
I agree, this is my 8th trip and I have gotten more and more out of it each time. I have turned DH into a disney nut!!! This is his 4th trip and we have only been married 5 years.:D I do the research and I realize that when you go with young kids, you hit what you really want to do and the rest falls by the wayside.

11-11-2004, 03:07 PM
Marginally on-topic rant about the way some folks use the English language...

One of my pet peeves is when someone says "BLAH stinks"
or "WOOBAH is bad"
or "DIPPY DOO is no fun".
(Please substitute BLAH, WOOBAH, and DIPPY DOO with something that you enjoy.)

What they really mean is "I didn't like BLAH"
or "WOOBAH is not my cup o' joe"
or "I didn't have fun at DIPPY DOO".

It happens with Disney World, TV shows, music... anything! Why can't folks show a little consideration to others' feelings and and realize that things are not BAD or GOOD, but that appreciation differs with opinion.

That being said, anyone who doesn't enjoy Disney World is just a big goober! :jester:

Wow! This was my first rant on the DIS boards! How did I do? :crazy:


11-11-2004, 04:15 PM
I just got back from 16 days staying at ASMovies, bldg 2, room 2947. Will be going to POP Feb 1 to 10 and AKL Feb 10 to 16 next year. Last year I was at the world twice for a total of 28 days. I never see everything: each time I get home I remember something that I forgot to do. That is part of the fun of returning to WDW every year: seeing the things I missed, doing the things I like over and over and over again. This trip I only got to do Buzz about six times: usually I will get on this adventure a minimum of eight times each and every day I am in MK. But I know that in Feb it will right there waiting for me once again.
This last trip was the first time I did not do the commando: it was just a leisurely stroll through the parks: I enjoyed WDW more than ever before, but in Feb it is back to commando for me.
I travel nearly 120 days a year, staying at hotels each and everynight. Seeing mountains, valleys, wildlife gallore: but on my holiday I only want Disney.
:earsboy: :earsboy: :earsboy: :wave:

11-11-2004, 11:19 PM
ribbot -

Try not to be nervous - you're going to have lots of fun just watching your DS experience all the magic for the first time! I can understand feeling overwhelmed reading all this new information at once - I'm kinda glad I discovered the DIS after I had already been to WDW because it added lots to my knowledge base instead of freaking me out, not knowing quite what to expect!

My first time in WDW with my DD was when she was 3 1/2, so I know how you feel. I would keep in mind that you can't do everything in 1 trip, so don't even try. Also, a 4-year-old will most likely love the MK more than anything else, so you may want to plan spending the majority of your time there. Allowing for rest/nap/swimming time is a good idea with a pre-schooler, to avoid meltdowns/crankiness later in the day. One or 2 character meals might delight him (and you!). My DD was a bit afraid of the characters at first, and I had feared this, so we planned the character meals for a few days into the trip - by then she was more comfortable with them and had a great time hugging and kissing them!

So many rides/attractions in the MK are geared toward little ones that if you aim for all the tried-and-true ones, you're all bound to have a great time (Pooh, Carousel, Teacups, Dumbo, Jungle Cruise, It's a Small World, Buzz Lightyear, TTA...).

Remember to use FastPasses instead of waiting in long lines - that way you can enjoy something else until it's time to use it. You'll all be so much happier not waiting in long lines, especially with a 4-year-old!

I hope I've helped a tiny bit - relax and don't worry...I'm sure you'll have a great time!


11-12-2004, 02:53 AM
Now I'm nervous.....

My last trip to Disney was in 1990 (honeymoon) and to be honest with you all--neither one of us really liked it that much. BUT---we this was before the internet for us and we had no previous knowledge of the place. We went to WDW, Epcot and MGM and felt we saw pretty much everything there was to see. We did not stay on property.


I'll try to explain why I love Dis so much. It's not about seeing everything, it's really about enjoying the magic of the place and taking in the atmosphere. Try to view it as a child does and little by little you will start feeling it. Walk through tomorrow land at night and look at all the lights, make like main street is really a small little town. Let it take you to that place where everything used to amaze you and then the magic will be found.