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Old 05-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #76
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We did see some love bugs but there were far more flies than love bugs.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #77
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I live in Orlando and have not seen the flies outside of WDW. I was at the Contemporary Resort on Mother's Day and yes I saw what others have reported here. There were flies everywhere. In the lobby there was a cast member who clasped his hands together trying to kill one. It was somewhat of a comical sight but having all these flies is no laughing matter. I thought it was strange that there was so many of them. Didn't realize it was so prevalent across property until I saw this thread.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #78
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #79
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To the posters that talked about using OFF wipes in line, remember that's for mosquitos and just to be considerate of allergies, Deet is a real allergy that many people have. Wipes are one thing but please please to anyone who is considering it, do not apply insect repellent in a line up. Put it on away from direct crowds in a well ventilated area. Thank you! (Only so many epi pens one can travel with).
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #80
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We were there 5/1-5/7 and when it wasn't pouring we had flies everywhere!
Sounds familiar - we were there 5/1-5/8 and that sums it up, flies and rain! Ahh well at least it was WDW
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #81
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Sorry for those that had to deal with the flies. We are going later this summer. Hope it is just some sort of natural 100 year thing or something like that and not a recurring problem. I assume that Disney would have solved the issue already if it was possible.

I hope is subsides soon for those there and heading there soon.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #82
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:02 PM   #83
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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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Old 05-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #84
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Sorry for those that had to deal with the flies. We are going later this summer. Hope it is just some sort of natural 100 year thing or something like that and not a recurring problem. I assume that Disney would have solved the issue already if it was possible.

I hope is subsides soon for those there and heading there soon.
I live in Orlando and I was truly amazed at the amount of flies. I don't have them at my home (well maybe one or two a year), so, I was kind of surprised at them yesterday and Sat.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #85
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WRONG!

Seriously, what person can not tell the difference between a love bug and a fly? They look and behave completely differently. What is up with people suggesting these are love bugs or cicadas? How stupid do you think people are?

FLIES are the problem at WDW right now. Love bugs are never a "problem," they are just there.
I agree and they are a BIG problem.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:21 PM   #86
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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.
I think its time to have a talk with frogs, lizards and snakes and tell them they are not holding up their end of the Circle of Life bargain!!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #87
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We were there last week and couldn't understand the flies were every where. Not love bugs --there were some there but not that annoying just plain flies. I have never been bothered by them outside in the parks before but there they were and in every restaurant we ate in.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #88
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WRONG!

Seriously, what person can not tell the difference between a love bug and a fly? They look and behave completely differently. What is up with people suggesting these are love bugs or cicadas? How stupid do you think people are?

FLIES are the problem at WDW right now. Love bugs are never a "problem," they are just there.
I can tell the difference ***. I was merely saying I was just at disney and didn't have the fly problem, but saw tons of lovebugs just like I do where I live just miles away from WDW.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:36 PM   #89
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Yup, had fun with the flies during our trip (5/9 - 5/13). Even Peter Noone made a comment about them during his Herman and the Hermits show on Saturday!

Not really sure what can be done about them. Fly infestations are typically a result of rainfall extremes and the "right" temperature to lead to large hatches. They do love water, so Disney is a perfect breeding ground for them...

Hopefully they will move along.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #90
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I sure hope they have this under control before we get there June 9th. At least we will be eating a lot of our meals in our villa. I guess I will have to pack a fly swatter for any of the little devils that fly in from our balcony doors. Might have to keep this little bit of info from DW. She would be less than thrilled. If it is as bad as everyone is saying, then Disney needs to keep doors to the eating places closed.
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