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Old 05-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #16
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Hope they buzz off by July...don't want to share my Dole Whip with these gross creatures.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:45 PM   #17
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OMG! we were there the 4-11th. We thought the love bugs were terrible at the beginning of the week and the flies were out of control at the end of the week! MK seemed to be the worst, we noticed an especially gross spot was the tables outside Caseys. We stood waiting for someone to leave, finally got a table and as soon as we sat down, we realized there was a huge food spill on the ground underneath the table (which had clearly been there for a while, was not the people who had just left). Well as soon as we moved chairs to sit the flies were literally swarming us. I was so grossed out, there was no way I could sit there and eat so we moved to a standing table a bit away and that was better. I was really surprised by the number of people eating there with the flies practically attacking you. I was looking for a cast member to tell (so the food could be cleaned up) but there were none in sight.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Princess-ish View Post
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, 02:44 PM   #19
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You can not sit down anywhere in the parks, especially the Studio. These are even worse then the love bugs.

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #20
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OMG!! Are you kidding me?! another brilliant idea ...NOT!! We are a family of 6 checking in June 3-7...SSR
I doubt the problem will be fixed by then.....
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by ChrisnKim913 View Post
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, 03:41 PM   #22
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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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Old 05-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #23
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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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Are the flies....

this weeks Limited Time Magic?

Are they re-doing The Fly and this is some massive marketing ploy?

Not gonna lie, I"m a little concerned about this...
I can handle weather, crowds, refurbs etc, but if they actually used manure and it's causing a problem I'm not going to be a happy camper.

I can't imagine paying $36 for Tusker House and and having to swap flies away.

Here's hoping they are gone by Fri

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #25
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I can just see them sitting around saying "ok, what the HECK are we going to DO about this????!!!" I'm sure they realize that they are going to get complaints, if they haven't already. Most people are aware of insects, but most people also don't like insects landing on their food!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #26
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I was wondering about this too, what in the world is going on? It was really bad at all 4 parks last week, and even inside the restaurants! I should not be chasing flies away at Via Napoli!!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #27
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I'm getting very concerned about this. I feel for the people there now enduring this. If they don't get this figured out though it is going to be a long week for my daughter with anxiety and sensory challenges. We arrive May 31st and my excitement level has dropped considerably reading about this.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #28
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The flies were *everywhere* during our recent trip (when it wasn't raining). I found that the area near the Rose and Crown was particularly bad for several days.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:14 PM   #29
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What is causing this?
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #30
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We were there last week, and were wondering the same thing. They were REALLY bad at the fairies meet and greet!!
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