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Old 10-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #31
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We were getting close to the front of the line at the Character Spot after waiting 40 minutes when Mickey went on break. They told us he needed a snack so he went to get some cheese.

Parents should really know better since we have the advantage of actually knowing there is a hard working person in that hot suit, especially for the outdoor greetings in the spring and summer.
The mixed note is the idea that face characters should be more accommodating because they aren't in the suit. Without really realizing that they still need a break.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:53 PM   #32
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"Special Snowflake" parenting at it's worst. God forbid Junior should ever experience one iota of disappointment.

A good parent will distract the child and try not to make a big deal out of it. I really worry for some of these kids when they hit adulthood- they are in for one hell of a rude awakening.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #33
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Those same parents are the ones that probably say if you aren't good they are going to take you to the Doctor to get a shot or have the Police Officer arrest them. Great way to build trust for those two professions.
When I was a police officer I was in uniform eating dinner one night. I hear a mom tell a screaming kid that if he did not eat his carrots that the police officer would arrest him. I worked in a community where police were already not trusted and maybe I was already in a foul mood. On my way out, I stopped and leaned over to the kid (who btw looked scared to death) and told him not to worry that I hate carrots too. Mom looked mortified but junior laughed.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:56 AM   #34
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"Special Snowflake" parenting at it's worst. God forbid Junior should ever experience one iota of disappointment.

A good parent will distract the child and try not to make a big deal out of it. I really worry for some of these kids when they hit adulthood- they are in for one hell of a rude awakening.
The snowflakes are the parents. So we are already seeing the fallout. Look at what some of the people in this board are willing to do to get what they want when they want it. A trip to disney is no longer enough. Now they will dress their children like human dolls to get the more attention than the other princesses, go in debt, lie about taking classes to get cheaper tickets. The snowflakes are already ruling the world.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:54 AM   #35
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Oh I saw a bad case of this in HK! They had the princesses appear in the hotel, they were on their way backstage for a break and this kid ran up to them. They waved and said hello and kept walking. Next thing I know the dad was yelling and screaming, stomping around, telling everyone how this had RUINED their vacation and they would never come back, the kid was crying, it was a real scene and I felt so bad for the characters and their handlers.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:52 AM   #36
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Oh I saw a bad case of this in HK! They had the princesses appear in the hotel, they were on their way backstage for a break and this kid ran up to them. They waved and said hello and kept walking. Next thing I know the dad was yelling and screaming, stomping around, telling everyone how this had RUINED their vacation and they would never come back, the kid was crying, it was a real scene and I felt so bad for the characters and their handlers.
This was in Hong Kong? The Chinese have a completely different idea of queuing than Western people. The Characters were always MOBBED at HKDL. While the dad acted like a jerk, I would not have been shocked to see a little girl being encouraged to run up to a Character to demand her "turn" even though everyone's turn was over.
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Yeah I saw it a few times, but that was the worst one. I actually found most of the queueing for characters and attractions to be fairly well organised - didn't see any mobbing of characters.
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The snowflakes are the parents. So we are already seeing the fallout. Look at what some of the people in this board are willing to do to get what they want when they want it. A trip to disney is no longer enough. Now they will dress their children like human dolls to get the more attention than the other princesses, go in debt, lie about taking classes to get cheaper tickets. The snowflakes are already ruling the world.
I hate that it is true, but I have to agree with you. Soo many spoiled rotten prince and princesses running around.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:32 PM   #39
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This is ridiculous. Nobody is out to make sure your child doesn't see a specific character. Nobody is sneaking around, hearing you plan to go see a character and then cutting the line off right before, laughing maniacally. That is kind of what these parents seem to think sometimes.

I would, however, like to point out that ALL the mean people at Disney won't let me see the New Fantasyland or Test Track while I'm there.
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The snowflakes are the parents. So we are already seeing the fallout. Look at what some of the people in this board are willing to do to get what they want when they want it. A trip to disney is no longer enough. Now they will dress their children like human dolls to get the more attention than the other princesses, go in debt, lie about taking classes to get cheaper tickets. The snowflakes are already ruling the world.
You have a point, Snowflakes don't just materialize..a Snowflake kid will grow up to be a Snowflake parent and the vicious cycle continues.

But, there's hope for the world yet. The Non Snowflakes need to band together and tell them NO..might take awhile, because they aren't used to hearing that word, but it can be done.
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Oh I saw a bad case of this in HK! They had the princesses appear in the hotel, they were on their way backstage for a break and this kid ran up to them. They waved and said hello and kept walking. Next thing I know the dad was yelling and screaming, stomping around, telling everyone how this had RUINED their vacation and they would never come back, the kid was crying, it was a real scene and I felt so bad for the characters and their handlers.
At the MVMCP last year we were in line to see Cinderella and her family, and they took a break. So we just stood there waiting. Out of a nearby door comes Peter Pan and Wendy. They stop at the end of the line we were in and signed a few autographs, then started walking right along side our line. My daughter says, "Hey Peter Pan, would you sign my book?" He starts SKIPPING away and says in a sing-song voice "No thanks!" We just cracked up, it was such an odd answer to that question.
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