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Old 11-28-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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On Monday at magic kingdom and today at animal kingdom i couldn't believe the number of parents/adults that would stand in the front rows along the parade route making it very hard for kids to see. If you would sit down with your child in your lap it would be more enjoyable for everyone. Monday at magic kingdom, i was 4 deep and i sat down with my child so the people behind me could see....but nooooo.....there were these group of parents in the front that stood right behind their children. Just rude if you ask me!!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Agree with you totally- even worse..... those who put there kids on there shoulders at the cinderella castle shows!!! There are some who will argue that "they got there first" and feel entitled to block everyone else, but I agree that if everyone thought about others....yeah- not going to happen
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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I ahve to agree, but you must understand, there are several countries where they dont care or even know about what your talking about. Trust me I hate it also.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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I ahve to agree, but you must understand, there are several countries where they dont care or even know about what your talking about. Trust me I hate it also.
I don't understand your statement. Would you care to elaborate?
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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I am sorry but I have as much right to the front row as a child. If I get there early enough to get a spot at the curb I should be able to see the parade. If there is room beside me I will let a small child stand there. It may be an adults one and only time to see the parade and why should a child that gets there later get the better spot.

I don't think parents that stand in the front should put their children on their shoulders. I also think if you are going to use an ipad to take pictures you should be aware of the people around you.

Walt created the parks for children of all ages.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:31 AM   #6
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I don't understand your statement. Would you care to elaborate?

The people from some places (and often countries) are simply less courteous than others.

These folks seemingly have no trouble cutting lines, leaving bags to 'reserve' places at shows, taking flash photos, and/or talking during performances.

These are often the same people who cause gratuity problems in restaurants.

Don't get me wrong, Americans are not the most polite people, but we would likely be further up on a list than many who attend Disney.

And I have to agree with the initial blogger and comment that prompted my response - all too often the most 'rude' participants at parades and those other moments I described are speaking a language other than English.

Again, don't get me wrong, language is not the issue. But some cultures are simply more or less courteous than others.
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The people from some places (and often countries) are simply less courteous than others.

These folks seemingly have no trouble cutting lines, leaving bags to 'reserve' places at shows, taking flash photos, and/or talking during performances.

These are often the same people who cause gratuity problems in restaurants.

Don't get me wrong, Americans are not the most polite people, but we would likely be further up on a list than many who attend Disney.

And I have to agree with the initial blogger and comment that prompted my response - all too often the most 'rude' participants at parades and those other moments I described are speaking a language other than English.

Again, don't get me wrong, language is not the issue. But some cultures are simply more or less courteous than others.
I think it depends on each one point of view. If you pay attention to each situation, you'll see that some Americans can be unpolite too. I'm not attacking or defending anyone's position here.

But you were asked to clarify because it sounds weird that the first reason for people being rude is just because they are foreigners.

But IMO, the issue is not about nationality. Is more about 'I'm on vacation and I have my day to day life to care about others'.

We've visited lots of times and encountered different situations and we try to be considerate to others.

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The people from some places (and often countries) are simply less courteous than others.

These folks seemingly have no trouble cutting lines, leaving bags to 'reserve' places at shows, taking flash photos, and/or talking during performances.

These are often the same people who cause gratuity problems in restaurants.

Don't get me wrong, Americans are not the most polite people, but we would likely be further up on a list than many who attend Disney.

And I have to agree with the initial blogger and comment that prompted my response - all too often the most 'rude' participants at parades and those other moments I described are speaking a language other than English.

Again, don't get me wrong, language is not the issue. But some cultures are simply more or less courteous than others.
I am a Brit living in the US, I am extremely well travelled - the manners you are speaking of that I have bolded is down to the individual not the country. You just notice it more because you are in the World - I only experienced one rude family and they were American ....

Also, when it comes to gratuities please remember that in some countries (like my own) tips are not expected or necessary for the server to survive. I was totally shocked when I found out that servers get below the minimum wage over here and that they rely on tips to make up their pay packet. In the UK our servers get paid like any other job, a tip is just a bonus.
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The people from some places (and often countries) are simply less courteous than others.

These folks seemingly have no trouble cutting lines, leaving bags to 'reserve' places at shows, taking flash photos, and/or talking during performances.

These are often the same people who cause gratuity problems in restaurants.

Don't get me wrong, Americans are not the most polite people, but we would likely be further up on a list than many who attend Disney.

And I have to agree with the initial blogger and comment that prompted my response - all too often the most 'rude' participants at parades and those other moments I described are speaking a language other than English.

Again, don't get me wrong, language is not the issue. But some cultures are simply more or less courteous than others.
Oh, I don't think anyone is going to misunderstand what you meant. It is very clear. Incredibly xenophobic, but very clear.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #10
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We're here now, see children sitting on the curb with parents standing behind them - really can't see what the big deal is This is the way most parade viewing is done (at Disney anyway). I, personally don't like to sit on the hard cement, and as long as you get there with your children seated in front of you early, don't really see what the OP's problem is. You're not blocking anyone - it's the people that come late and expect their children to have perfect viewing that has the issues. Just get there earlier, and seat your children (and yourselves, if you like) and you will have perfect viewing.
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We're here now, see children sitting on the curb with parents standing behind them - really can't see what the big deal is This is the way most parade viewing is done (at Disney anyway). I, personally don't like to sit on the hard cement, and as long as you get there with your children seated in front of you early, don't really see what the OP's problem is. You're not blocking anyone - it's the people that come late and expect their children to have perfect viewing that has the issues. Just get there earlier, and seat your children (and yourselves, if you like) and you will have perfect viewing.


Bottom line--you want a front row seat, get there early enough to secure one. You cannot dictate to others whether they can sit or stand.
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Bottom line--you want a front row seat, get there early enough to secure one. You cannot dictate to others whether they can sit or stand.
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Bottom line--you want a front row seat, get there early enough to secure one. You cannot dictate to others whether they can sit or stand.


I like photographing the parades so I be sure to get there early and stand the whole time. Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.
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Bottom line--you want a front row seat, get there early enough to secure one. You cannot dictate to others whether they can sit or stand.
Have to second this. My mom and I always show up super early to get a good spot for the parades.
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Bottom line--you want a front row seat, get there early enough to secure one. You cannot dictate to others whether they can sit or stand.
That goes for anything, anywhere that's standing room only or general admission. We went to see Gotye in September 3 hours away. We had arrived there earlier than most and ended up being 2nd in line. When the doors opened we were lucky enough to nab a front row center spot (and he was like, 5 feet away from us!) and the entire time there were two girls behind my husband complaining how tall he was. It was very annoying.
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