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Old 04-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #616
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For me I do not understand why adults without kids stand in long lines for character greets. I understand taking children for this. And not real sure about getting autographs from people wearing a suit, but I am happy to see that others enjoy it. To each his own, I see may things in this forum that are must do's for us

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #617
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For me I do not understand why adults without kids stand in long lines for character greets. I understand taking children for this.
I do it because in Disney it's OK for an adult to act like a kid.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:57 PM   #618
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I do it because in Disney it's OK for an adult to act like a kid.
LOL thats true!
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:37 AM   #619
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I do it because in Disney it's OK for an adult to act like a kid.
Lol yes it's one of the plus points of Disney. Adult life is so stressful my DW is the MD of a company and just lets her hair down on vacation at WDW screaming on rides, saying hello to people in costumes, singing at parades. It's a joy to see! She comes back fully refreshed and ready to do grown up stuff again! Plus I am very ill so on top of all that she is a carer. It's a stress relief that transports you to a time and place that hopefully is stress free.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:28 AM   #620
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1) I don't get character meet and greets. Even when I had young kids, I did everything I could to avoid them, booking character meals so at least I could sit and eat instead of just wait around.

2) Parades aren't my thing either. I think that is a perfect time to tour the parks.

3) The dining plan: Even years ago when it was cheap I still wasn't into it. I don't like the structure of the plan and I don't eat that much food. I am more of a snacker, and I have been known to order a few appetizers in place of meals.

4)Le cellier and Boma: I did like the pretzel bread, but otherwise I thought it was overrated. Zebra domes were just fair and the rest of the food was also not to my taste.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:54 AM   #621
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Fitness centres at the resorts. My goodness don't you get enough excersise around the parks lol. I am severely disabled now but when I was more able bodied I would be exhausted after a day walking around the parks! I can't imagine needing a gym!

And the joggers.... With sweat pouring off them in 90 degree heat...
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:22 AM   #622
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Fitness centres at the resorts. My goodness don't you get enough excersise around the parks lol. I am severely disabled now but when I was more able bodied I would be exhausted after a day walking around the parks! I can't imagine needing a gym!

And the joggers.... With sweat pouring off them in 90 degree heat...
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:28 AM   #623
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I'm with ya sistah lol
Lol one day DW told me off for saying to one jogger loosing their own body weight in sweat 'grab a towel , sit with your family you are on vacation! ' .
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #624
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Some questions and comments:

Never tried a turkey leg, but doesn't the tryptophan make you tired, which is the last thing I want being at the parks?

Dole whips are wonderful---if you can get something similar locally, then I'm jealous.

They need to do something with all that open space in Epcot.

Get the FP and try to get row1 for Soarin so you won't see feet dangling--I think it's a great attraction.

Lastly, do those people raggin' on Finding Nemo-the Musical have no soul? I'm a 45 year old male and I tear up every time I see that superb show.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #625
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Lastly, do those people raggin' on Finding Nemo-the Musical have no soul? I'm a 45 year old male and I tear up every time I see that superb show.
That's what I was thinking too. Finding Nemo is my favourite show in all the parks. I think it's just beautiful and the amount of work those performers do during a single show is incredible. And the music is wonderful too.
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And the joggers.... With sweat pouring off them in 90 degree heat...
They're addicts. But at least they're addicted to something that's usually healthy.

I don't get the raves on Disney food in general. I've got a friend who puts the most avid fan on the Dis Dining board to shame, so maybe there aren't that many people going on about how authentic the food is and how excellent and high quality the ingredients, but I'd sure heard it a lot. In my personal experience Disney does a great job for a theme park in offering a good variety of food, tolerably well prepared. But at the same time it's highly processed, mostly inauthentic if ethnic, and packed with fat and sugar to make up for the fact that it's been prepared ahead of time/is made with powdered eggs/whatever.

I enjoy Mickey ice cream bars, but I also recognize that they taste like the cheap ice cream bars available locally. It's the shape that makes them fun, not the excellent quality of the ingredients.

I like Dole Whip, but I'm not surprised a lot of people don't. The first time I tasted one, my brain, which is highly familiar with pineapple in a myriad of dishes, couldn't figure out what it was supposed to taste like for a bite or two! I don't know what all is in there, but a fair percentage of it is stuff my body doesn't recognize as food. Once my brain figured out, "Oh, this is supposed to taste like pineapple," that's what it's tasted like ever since, but that first bite was Not Pleasant.

I love the resorts and the parks, but don't get the whole "immersed in the magic" thing. The very thought of being trapped in WDW without a car makes me claustrophobic. After a few days of All Disney, All the Time, I think I'd be gasping for air.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:44 AM   #627
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #628
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1900 fare dinner- food and character experience were not good - we were seated in a very crowded and loud side room.

Tusker House breakfast- characters were good - food and atmosphere was not.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:42 AM   #629
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Ok we flew 5,000 miles from UK to Orlando. We are here now at Kidani Village which is lovely. We raced into MK to try the 'amazing magical not to be missed dole whip' . Naaaaa don't get it lol. DW said it was nice but nothing to set off fireworks. I didn't even like it. We had orange. Maybe I need to try pineapple to get the full hit...
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:02 AM   #630
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The face characters
I'm not sure if it's just me, but I just feel so awkward around them.
Whenever i've been in line for photos/ autographs I just feel so, derp and all over the place. They always are obviously in character and start a small conversation with you, but I never know how to reply to them without sounding all
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