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Old 01-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #31
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I don't think it's an uncommon feeling at all, to be thinking about something being finished before it's even started.

I started my online "life" when newly engaged, and after all the planning that brides (and some grooms) do for their weddings (and remember, this is somewhat new, because the mother of the bride was generally the planner just a couple generations ago) it is EXTREMELY common to start a "and then the wedding will be over" line of thought that makes you sad. Of course you've got married life to look forward to, but "married life" isn't different to *everyone*, so you never know if it will feel new or just the same. And then there's the honeymoon you plan and look forward to, etc.

And with the intense Disneyland/world planning we do here, same thing.

So it's no surprise to be counting down and sort of already living in the last few days of the cruise. If it's any consolation, at least you're not alone.



As we are leaving DLR, WDW, or Universal Orlando, we are sad, but now we are happy for those arriving! Soon enough they will be sad like us, so it's happier to be happy for what we had and what they are about to have.
Its nice to know that I'm not alone in this. I agree, there's the planning, then the wedding, then the honeymoon, then the marriage itself right? So in Disney terms there's purchasing of trip. Then arrival to destination. Then the fun of the park, cruise, etc... And finally becoming a lifelong super fan of anything and all Disney. There is no shame in being sad if it means happy memories were created and many others will now enjoy the same thing.

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Wow, I did not see where this thread was going from the title ...

The "Walk of Shame" meant something ENTIRELY different in my college years. Way different.
Lol...which is the reason I had to explain myself in red font. Being that we were either going to college at the time or having already graduated, the term came naturally if you think about it.

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You need to become DVC owners... no more walk of shame, as you'll be "home" again soon!


It's great for those of us who compulsively plan Disney trips... can feed a year round obsession!
Yeah, it will be a while before I join, but I do plan on joing DVC. Even if I don't get to use is as often as I want I still can pass it on to my extended family!

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I was thinking the same thing!! I thought someone was going to start telling tales and quickly clicked on it!!!
How un-Disney would that thread be?
Yeah, I figured it would grab peoples attention. I posted this earlier but, how about renaming it "walk of sorrow" or "walk of sadness"? Uh oh?! Have we come up with a new Disney saying to start using on the boards? With the acronym WOS? Looks like I'm now a pioneer!!!

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It took me 5 seconds to get this. I mean...I just heard about it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #32
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At London Gatwick airport, there's 2 walkways going in opposite directions.

One goes towards the departure gates and the other, well, you can guess ... straight to the arrivals hall.

We love walking toward the gates and looking at those sad faced people .. mwahahahaha
Weeks later, we don't like the walk
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #33
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Hmmm . . . I like walk of sorrow, but as to the other interpretation - I'm not sure it would be so "un"Disney. After all, if you remember their one commercial when the parties refer to the littlest as their "cruise souvenir."
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:59 AM   #34
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At London Gatwick airport, there's 2 walkways going in opposite directions.

One goes towards the departure gates and the other, well, you can guess ... straight to the arrivals hall.

We love walking toward the gates and looking at those sad faced people .. mwahahahaha
Weeks later, we don't like the walk
LOL ...thats exactly what I'm talking about. The "Walk of Shame" is a double edged sword.

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Hmmm . . . I like walk of sorrow, but as to the other interpretation - I'm not sure it would be so "un"Disney. After all, if you remember their one commercial when the parties refer to the littlest as their "cruise souvenir."
I just got done googling it. Thats hilarious! I had never seen that commercial before. Priceless. For those who haven't see it..here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHrSX0gHX_8
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:48 AM   #35
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I am guilty..

the second we step through the Mickey Ears tunnel, over the gangplank and onboard for the greeting, I internally hear myself whispering, "the beginning of the end'. Makes me sad for a moment and then I refocus and move on. Getting off is a different story, I never look back...it would only bring tears to my eyes. The cure....plan another Disney trip ASAP!
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the second we step through the Mickey Ears tunnel, over the gangplank and onboard for the greeting, I internally hear myself whispering, "the beginning of the end'.
I can't believe the comments I'm reading! Whatever happened to enjoying the moment? Happiness doesn't last but neither does misery.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #37
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Wow, I did not see where this thread was going from the title ...

The "Walk of Shame" meant something ENTIRELY different in my college years. Way different.
Yep, I thought, "someone had way more fun on their Disney cruise than I did!"
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #38
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Hmmm . . . I like walk of sorrow, but as to the other interpretation - I'm not sure it would be so "un"Disney. After all, if you remember their one commercial when the parties refer to the littlest as their "cruise souvenir."
Yes, but they are a married couple in the commercial. The definition, from my college years, umm...they weren't married and someone needed to walk to their dorm room in the same clothes from the night before looking a little ... unkempt. That's as Disneyfied as I can get it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #39
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In cruise terms, the walk of shame is also known as what people do walking (or running) up the pier because they are late in getting back to the ship
Leaving isn't the walk of shame, but the walk back to reality.
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Having done the last 4 years WDW in December (and those bonus trips due to work), last year we switched instead to our first DCL - originally for November, was fast tracked to August. Planned ahead for WDW in December 2013, and DCL in December 2014...

So this xmas was miserable - "We miss Disney" was the norm... So before the year ended, and seeing Kids Sail Free out of Miami, two words to DW, and we are set to go on a 5n on the Wonder in 13 days!

Plans for 12/13 and 12/14 are still on - maybe scaled back a bit, but still on!

And YES! I feel that 'walk of shame' and see it. EVERY trip.
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As we left Disney World at the end of our last trip my children were clutching each other and sobbing. I can't imagine how they'll be at the end of our upcoming cruise. If you're on the March 1st sailing of the Magic be sure to wave to the nice family doing the saddest walk of shame/sadness/sorrow ever.
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I can't believe the comments I'm reading! Whatever happened to enjoying the moment? Happiness doesn't last but neither does misery.
i agree...i am usually pessimistic by nature and while i'm sad the last day of the cruise i don't count down the days upon arrival...
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It happens at WDW too. :(

The day: Our departure day after 8 incredible days at WDW
The place: In front of the Animal Kingdom Villas
The players: Me and DH along with a family of 5 we have never me and probably never will

The moment of pain: Having checked our bags through AKV's airport service, we had our carry-on bags in hand as DH and I walked to the curb in front of the AKV lobby. DH gave our taxicab voucher to a cast member. I am watching as people are going various directions.

A car pulls up. The family gets out. A CM greets them. Discussion takes place I cannot hear. The mother/wife then says to the CM assisting them, "I wonder if you could check if our room is ready early by chance. I was given the room number when I called from the airport. I was told we would be in 7808."

- wait for it -

Our room we just checked out of after it being home for the last 8 days. And now it was going to be theirs. Waaaa-aaaaaaa!

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Walk of Shame / Sorrow/ Sadness

Yes, upon receiving our last room service delivery on the last night of the 5 day/4 night cruise, reality starts to creep upon us.

Yes, I agree whole-heartedly it is a WOS. I feel a little Eeyore-esque as we walk back down the gang plank. Even though I love Eeyore and he is my idol, I still frown at the WOS.

I am a DVC member and WDW is "my home away from home". Unfortunately, not quite as often as we Disneyfiles would like.

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I can't believe the comments I'm reading! Whatever happened to enjoying the moment? Happiness doesn't last but neither does misery.
I do believe it is the booking, the planning, the countdown, the anticipation and the excitement during the journey to get to that day that hits me for a few seconds and as I said then I refocus and enjoy every moment.
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