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Old 05-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Just Back : Attack of the Flies!!!

Just got back from a nice little vacation in WDW. Had a great time... Drinking Around the World was a success and made it around. Even finished that night at Raglan Road. One thing that was out of control were the flies. I'm not talking 'love bugs' but actual flies. They were all over the place, more so at MK but we encountered a lot in EPCOT and HS also. I don't recall a time seeing it this bad. It wasn't even all near the restaurants. The Haunted Mansion queue was full of them. They were even inside the Pirates queue. Anyone else notice this?
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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Yes! It was awful! I actually had an Off Bug Spray wipe in my bag that I used one day. It helped but they were still annoying.

Never have I seen that many flies.

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Definitely noticed it as well. We found that they were in the restaurants too. It's not pleasant trying to eat and having flies land on you. I wonder where they are all coming from, but we have never experienced something like this in the past.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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Yes and double yes. We just left CSR this morning and the flies in the pool area yesterday were horrible. We also noticed them yesterday at Mousegears in Epcot.
We are locals and can always handle lovebugs but man the flies were horrible this past weekend.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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Ok glad I'm not nuts here. Yea we live 2 hours west and are used to love bugs but these flies were out of control. There has to be a reason why. I didn't notice them really in DTD or our hotel which was across from DTD the Buena Vista Palace
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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Yes... We too just got back! Casey's splash area at MK was loaded with flies!! It was gross!! I was actually commenting to my husband how awful the flies were everywhere we went.... MK and POFQ food court!
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #7
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Yea it's really weird how its confined to some of the parks and resorts. Was anyone in AK and had this problem. I could only imagine how bad that park could be.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
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We were at the MK on Saturday and the flies were everywhere, it was so nasty! I've never seen so many in one place.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #9
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I've been following a similar thread on another site... and it seems the "culprit" is Disney deciding to use their own, "man-made" mulch... which is mostly comprised of manure from the Animal Kingdom

Not sure if that's 100% true or not ... it's just the speculation I've read!
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #10
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Ew, weird!! Well, if it was new mulch stuff, hopefully Disney learned their lesson.

Be sure to voice your discontent to WDW... I'm sure they'd appreciate the feedback!

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I've been following a similar thread on another site... and it seems the "culprit" is Disney deciding to use their own, "man-made" mulch... which is mostly comprised of manure from the Animal Kingdom

Not sure if that's 100% true or not ... it's just the speculation I've read!
Hmmm, we just got back Tuesday and several times we commented "smells like poo". We thought mulch, fertilizer, etc but yep this would make sense.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:11 PM   #12
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Yea it's really weird how its confined to some of the parks and resorts. Was anyone in AK and had this problem. I could only imagine how bad that park could be.
We visited Animal Kingdom and the flies in Harambe were RIDICULOUS. They were EVERYWHERE.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #13
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Just got back and the flies were horrendous, especially in MK. We ate, and I use the term loosely, at Pecos Bill and had to throw most of our food away. There was no indoor seating, so we were seated outside. We adults lost most of our food since we were busy keeping the kids' food fly-free while they ate.

I am not exaggerating when I say they were covering the ground out there. It was a sea of black. I can't even begin to estimate how many there were. In addition to covering the ground, they were swarming everyone's food in mass. It was crazy.

We had spent 9 days a couple of weeks ago and noticed a small fly problem then. This past weekend, it was just over the top. The strangest part is that I don't recall ever noticing a single fly anywhere in WDW ever before in my life.

I don't know what is going on, but I sure hope they can get a grip on the problem. Flies make everything seem dumpy, even when it's not. In certain spots at MK, I just felt like I was at some trashy amusement park rather than Disney. Disney magic is supposed to keep flies and mosquitoes, and other annoyances of real life, far away.
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I actually had to have the waiter get me another glass when we sat down for dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse(which is inside) on Saturday because it had a fly in it!
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:02 PM   #15
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Yea it's really weird how its confined to some of the parks and resorts. Was anyone in AK and had this problem. I could only imagine how bad that park could be.
I was at AK and Epcot yesterday and they were horrible, all over the parks.
I was at DD on Saturday and they were terrible.
I do not remember ever seeing them like this before. I sincerely hope Disney does something about this soon.
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